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Speakers include:
  • Dr Hugh MacPherson
    Dr Hugh MacPherson
    University of York

    Acupuncture for patients with depression and, for many, chronic pain

  • Jonathon Pledger
    Jonathon Pledger
    Portsmouth University

    A feasibility study of acupuncture for the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Dr Arya Nielsen
    Dr Arya Nielsen
    Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

    The Science of Gua sha, the bio-mechanism of Gua sha's anti inflammatory and immune protective effect

  • Dr Cesar Fernandez
    Dr Cesar Fernandez
    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

    1. Neurophysiology of myofascial pain and trigger points

    2. Trigger point dry needling for management of pain

    3.  Dry needling for spasticity in neurological conditions

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ARRC has been organising acupuncture research conferences since 1995. In 2013 for the first time this was extended to include Chinese herbal medicine but the focus is still mainly on acupuncture. We believe that research can provide a common meeting ground for different therapies and different backgrounds. Our partners now number four leading professional bodies: British Acupuncture Council, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This symposium is for practitioners and researchers, at all levels of expertise.

  • hear leading researchers provide new evidence that will support your practice
  • be inspired by the latest research developments
  • learn how you could conduct and present your own research
  • trade stands
  • refreshments
  • drinks reception afterwards: an ideal opportunity to socialise, discuss and learn