Acupuncture is known for its healing powers. From improving mood to boosting the immune system, in the following areas:

  • Digestive Health
  • Respiratory Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Emotional Health
  • Pain Management – Patients with chronic pain experience a 50% reduction in pain levels after receiving acupuncture.
  • Musculoskeletal Issues
  • Head Aches & Migraines
  • Weight Management
  • Health Maintenance

Regular acupuncture treatments offer many benefits including:

  • 28 health conditions can be effectively treated with acupuncture.
  • 84% of patients suffering from whiplash improve after acupuncture.
  • 10 regular acupuncture sessions can help reduce acid reflux and soothe heartburn.
  • Insomnia patients are able to sleep 3 hours more after receiving acupuncture.
  • Women can achieve a 50% increase in success with in-vitro fertilisation by receiving weekly acupuncture treatments for 3 months before the IVF cycle.
  • Patients with chronic pain experience a 50% reduction in pain levels after receiving acupuncture.

BAcC Research Factsheets

These fact sheets are produced to provide accurate and unbiased general information for a variety of conditions. Organised in an A to Z format, they provide summaries of research and how acupuncture may be beneficial. You should always consult your GP if you have any concerns, or talk to Vikki directly. Below is a small selection of the fact sheets on common conditions below. Click on the title to link to the relevant factsheet:

Evidence-based research

Although traditional acupuncture has been studied, tested and refined for centuries in China, huge databases of research remain largely inaccessible outside the Far East and some western commentators question their credibility. But as recent research begins to provide quantifiable evidence of traditional acupuncture’s efficacy and cost-effectiveness, the body of evidence available internationally is growing rapidly.

Recent academic journal publications

Academic papers can be located via the blog or my facebook page as they are published.

The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre

The Acupuncture Research Resource Centre (ARRC) provides a specialist resource for acupuncture research. ARRC was set up by the BAcC in 1994 and is currently hosted by the Centre for Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine (CCHIM) at Thames Valley University.

The BAcC established ARRC to:

  • improve the evidence base and demonstrate the value of traditional acupuncture
  • collect acupuncture research data from available sources
  • develop and apply research methods that are suited to investigating traditional acupuncture
  • increase awareness of the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture by providing good quality information to practitioners, other health service providers, journalists, researchers, government bodies and the public
  • liaise with other researchers and establish a network of research-active practitioners
  • produce review papers on the latest evidence-based clinical trials into the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of specific conditions
  • encourage and support BAcC members’ research projects
  • conduct the BAcC’s own research projects
  • organise an annual research symposium for healthcare professionals from all backgrounds

Emmett Technique research

There are an increasing number of magazines both online and offline publishing articles about the EMMETT Technique.

International Therapist Magazine – The EMMETT Technique Self-Help for Neck Tension article, published in International Therapist, Issue 119.

Live to 100. Dr Hilary Jones Health Magazine – The painful joints feature of the Autumn 2016 edition of the magazine features the EMMETT Technique by invitation. Dr Hilary’s team were wowed at Camexpo by the simplicity and effectiveness of the EMMETT Technique and approached us to provide a feature to run alongside Dr Hilary Jones Painful Joints article.

Holistic Therapist Magazine – Course Diary article written by Naomi Walker, published April 2016.

Massage World Magazine – Course Diary article written by Catherine Stone, published January 2016.

Massage World Magazine – Case Study showing the effectiveness of The EMMETT Technique using Posture Pro Analysis.

Abdominal Pain Case Study – compiled by Mariette Lobo in March 2016.

Neck pain / Headache Case Study – compiled by Barbara Ellis in April 2016.

Irish Massage Therapists Association (IMTA) Magazine – Article with testimonials from Irish & Northern Irish therapists, published in July 2016.

There is growing excitement about the results that the EMMETT Technique creates and this has inspired research to document its effectiveness. There are more research projects currently being planned and undertaken.

Cardiac Challenge 2016 – This data was collected from 214 bike riders, spectators and supporters at the Cardiac Challenge, Cairns, Queensland, using a smartphone app to measure the range of movement before and after EMMETT moves were applied.  The improvements shown as a result of the EMMETT Technique were significant, especially the hamstring changes and neck rotation (SCM).

Standing Balance Research – Care Home residents received EMMETT Technique for their balance – 86% improved!

EMMETT Technique versus the Foam Roller Research – BSc Honors student recently submitted this research as part of her degree at Queens University Belfast.  Rugby union players were separated into 3 groups:  EMMETT Technique, foam roller and control.  Significant increase (70%) in range of movement was shown when using the EMMETT Technique, and foam rollering was shown to have no significant effect.