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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.

Some of the discussion groups currently running on the EBA Forum include:

…and also there are also groups discussing acupuncture advocacy, Portuguese and German language research discussion and translation, etc – if you have a particular focus group you would like to lead on the EBA Forum, please get in touch! We want to hear your suggestions and support your goals!

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JOEL DUNNING – Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Great example of the impactful materials available through EBA Connect and on the EBA Forum:
This video was kindly provided to us by our best acu-buddy, Robin Sunley, a graduate of the Northern College of Acupuncture with a BSc in Acupuncture, who works as an acupuncturist in the Trinity Holistic Centre – a department at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK.

In this video, Mr Joel Dunning, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, explains Robin’s role and how the acupuncture service for the thoracic surgery department at James Cook University Hospital helps patients and staff!

Log in to the EBA Forum and watch “Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy in Thoracic Surgery”, a 12min video interview with Robin Sunley and Joel Dunning.

LATEST POST ON THE EBA FORUM

Effect of Acupressure on Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients

Effect of Acupressure on Fatigue in Hemodialysis Patients

Acupressure significantly and independently improved fatigue, depression/anxiety, and sleep quality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving hemodialysis treatment.

The experimental group received acupressure at K1, ST36, and SP6 acupoints. In contrast, the control group received sham acupressure at 1 cun from these three acupoints. Subjects received acupressure thrice per week for 4 weeks, and pressure on each acupoint was applied for 3 min bilaterally.

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Relationship between acupuncture and transient receptor potential vanilloid: Current and future directions

Relationship between acupuncture and transient receptor potential vanilloid: Current and future directions

Transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) channels help to understand the principle of acupuncture stimulation, and acupuncture also provides a potential approach to TRPV-related trials.

The abundant expression and functional participation of TRPV1 and TRPV4 were specific to acupuncture stimulation at acupoints. The enhancement or inhibition of TRPV channels at different anatomical levels will affect the therapeutic effect of acupuncture.

Use of Acupuncture for Adult Health Conditions, 2013 to 2021 – A Systematic Review

Use of Acupuncture for Adult Health Conditions, 2013 to 2021 – A Systematic Review

Facilitating new studies of adequate rigor that mitigate the limitations of existing studies sufficient to raise the certainty of evidence would be the best way to try and expand the access of acupuncture to the patients most likely to benefit from it.

Studies comparing acupuncture with placebo or sham are probably not the priority for reasons stated in the Limitations section; rather, the priority should be studies comparing acupuncture with other recommended, accepted, or active therapies for the condition.

Role of acupuncture in critically ill patients – a systematic review

Role of acupuncture in critically ill patients – a systematic review

The effects of acupuncture on critical illness, with a particular focus on respiratory function, pain and delirium treatment and prevention, circulatory function, nutritional support, and recovery after acute illness are explored and summarized, and evidence is provided that acupuncture is an acceptable and feasible option for the management of several aspects of critical illness.

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