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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

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome

Descriptive analyses suggested that combining acupuncture with other medicines can effectively improve the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) and ovulation rate, and reduce luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, and body mass index (BMI). When compared with medicine alone, acupuncture alone also can improve CPR.

Further, when compared with no intervention, acupuncture had a better effect in promoting the recovery of menstrual cycle and reducing BMI. Acupuncture was reported to cause no adverse events or some adverse events without serious harm.

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Effects of acupuncture and medical training therapy on depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with frequent tension-type headache

Effects of acupuncture and medical training therapy on depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with frequent tension-type headache

Acupuncture and the combination of acupuncture and medical training therapy elicit positive effects on depression, anxiety, quality of life, and symptom intensity in patients with episodic and chronic tension-type headache.

Acupuncture appears to play a central role in mediating the therapeutic effects, underscoring the clinical relevance of this treatment.

Leveraging Interprofessional Collaboration to Collect Agreed Common Outcomes in Everyday Clinical Practice

Leveraging Interprofessional Collaboration to Collect Agreed Common Outcomes in Everyday Clinical Practice

Research suggests that women are more likely to seek out complementary and alternative medicine, including acupuncture, and, therefore, are a good starting point for research priority areas.

Collecting consistent IPD across the lifespan would generate a massive longitudinal data set (with cross-sectional data opportunities as well).
We propose, to realize this direction, the development of a working group of a deliberately selected panel of experts in women’s health across the lifespan to participate in a Delphi consensus process.

Overview on pattern identification – History, nature and strategies for treating patients

Overview on pattern identification – History, nature and strategies for treating patients

Expert opinions, scholarly and clinical literature on the key issues which compose ‘pattern identification’ (PI) were identified with respect to the history, development, nature and the different strategies used by different PIs for diagnosing and treating patients.

This is the first in a series of papers by the international Pattern Identification Network Group (iPING) helping to clarify the area of research on PIs and which seek to expand lines of research on PIs so that teaching, practice, clinical and laboratory research can be more consequential.

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