"13th Acupuncture Research Symposium"
The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC) and the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) are pleased to present the 13th ARRC Symposium due to be held in Central London at Goodenough College, Bloomsbury. The ARRC Symposium is the only annual UK event dedicated to acupuncture research.
This year's symposium will feature some of the most revered names in acupuncture research, both in the UK and overseas, offering cutting edge presentations on a range of topics.
Here are some of the latest research studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture.
Acupuncture versus oral steroids for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. This article demonstrates that short-term acupuncture treatment may result in long-term improvement in mild-to-moderate idiopathic CTS. Acupuncture treatment can be considered as an alternative therapy to other conservative treatments for those who do not opt for early surgical decompression.
The effects of acupuncture (PC6) on chronic mild stress-induced memory loss. A previous study reported that the PC6 acupuncture point can alleviate chronic mild stress (CMS)-induced anxiety . Following the previous study, this study examined the effects of the PC6 acupuncture point on CMS-induced memory loss. The memory storage and acetylcholinesterase (AchE) activity in the hippocampus were measured, respectively, using a passive avoidance test (PAT) and AchE immunohistochemistry.