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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

Acupuncture Journal Club – Open Access on January 25th

Acupuncture Journal Club – Open Access on January 25th

Dr Matthias Huemer joins us for the Acupuncture Journal Club this January – and we are making it “open access”, so all EBA peeps can join us LIVE!

Dr Huemer is the lead author of the recently published paper: “Mapping the clinical practice of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine in oncology in Western countries: A multinational cross-sectional survey” and will discuss the findings and implications of this international research project.

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Benefits and Harms of Needling Therapies for Chronic Primary Low Back Pain in Adults – Systematic Review to Inform a WHO Clinical Practice Guideline

Benefits and Harms of Needling Therapies for Chronic Primary Low Back Pain in Adults – Systematic Review to Inform a WHO Clinical Practice Guideline

Acupuncture as an adjunct to usual care may provide some benefits in reducing immediate and short-term pain and disability among adults with Chronic Primary Low Back Pain.

Patient care plans should be developed through a collaborative decision-making process, that carefully considers scientific evidence, cost-effectiveness, and relevant contextual factors, such as values and preferences of users of needling therapies.

Acupuncture vs massage for pain in patients living with advanced cancer – The IMPACT RCT

Acupuncture vs massage for pain in patients living with advanced cancer – The IMPACT RCT

In this randomized clinical trial that included 298 patients with advanced cancer, both acupuncture and massage were associated with pain reduction and improved fatigue, insomnia, and quality of life over 26 weeks.

The findings of this study suggest that both acupuncture and massage may offer pain relief as integrative modalities in patients with advanced cancer.

Application and underlying mechanism of acupuncture for the nerve repair after peripheral nerve injury: remodeling of nerve system

Application and underlying mechanism of acupuncture for the nerve repair after peripheral nerve injury: remodeling of nerve system

Several studies have demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for PNI-induced neurologic deficits, and the potential mechanisms responsible for its effects involve the nervous system remodeling in the process of nerve repair.

The neurological remodeling at the peripheral and central levels in the process of acupuncture treatment accelerates nerve regeneration and repair.

These findings provide novel insights enabling the clinical application of acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral nerve injury.

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