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Evidence Based Acupuncture

Better health through better information about acupuncture’s scientific evidence

Evidence Based Acupuncture was created to show the current state of knowledge about acupuncture, using the language of science. We are a community run project providing simple, trustworthy and robust evidence-based tools that will empower acupuncturists and acupuncture as equal among medicines, improving public health and saving lives.


Acupuncture: An Overview of Scientific Evidence

With nearly 1,000 systematic reviews of acupuncture, getting a sense of what the evidence shows can be a challenge. Fortunately, the entire literature base was summarized in 2010 by the Australian Department of Veteran Affairs. This review was updated in 2014 by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and then again in 2017 by John McDonald and Stephen Janz, the authors of the Acupuncture Evidence Project.

Evidence Based Summaries

The evidence summaries produced by Evidence Based Acupuncture are fully referenced literature reviews of the most up to date evidence for acupuncture in a variety of clinical areas. We draw on up to date systematic reviews and basic science research and include discussions of popular treatments for these same conditions. A team of volunteer researchers edits and reviews each summary for quality, accuracy and consistency. We are thrilled to make these available to you for free, both on our website and as a PDF download.

EBA Connect

By joining EBA Connect, you will gain access to exclusive videos, content and tools while supporting our work in future-proofing our profession. You can sign up below for immediate access.

The EBA Forum

Evidence Based Acupuncture is run by volunteers and leaders all over the world who see a central role for acupuncture in the future of medicine and know that this won’t happen on its own, that we must work together with creativity and compassion to make it so. With this in mind, the EBA Forum was created to connect us all using a safe space for peer support where we can share ideas, discover new research, learn from each other’s experiences, present and discuss case studies, and much more. Feeling congruent and confident in the context of modern healthcare can be challenging without the right tools and understanding, so come join the community on the EBA Forum.

EBA Forum

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Evidence Based Acupuncture is a non-profit organisation that produces resources to improve public health using donations provided from generous people such as yourself