The Expanding Horizons of Chiropractic Practice in the UK: An In-depth Survey

Introduction: Chiropractic care in the United Kingdom has undergone a significant transformation in the recent past. This metamorphosis has been especially evident with the introduction of statutory regulation and the growing emphasis on evidence-based and multidisciplinary healthcare. However, the effects of these transformations on the professional outlook and the scope of chiropractic practice remain largely… Continue reading The Expanding Horizons of Chiropractic Practice in the UK: An In-depth Survey

The Complementary Medicine Research Unit Members & Students

Andrew Flower, PhD at Complementary Medicine Research Unit Email: flower.power@which.net Phone: 01273 813352 Job Title: Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and Research Associate     Degrees / Qualifications: MBAcC MRCHM BA Dip Research Methods Biography: I am a PhD investigating the role of Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of endometriosis. I have been in practice… Continue reading The Complementary Medicine Research Unit Members & Students

Complementary Medicine Research Projects on Homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis:  is it the medication or the homeopathic process that benefits patients? Investigators:  Sarah Brien/Laurie Lachance/George Lewith Funded by:  Samueli Institute USA ($150,000); Southampton Complementary Medical Research Trust (£13,000). Personal Award Scheme Researcher Development Award, for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, from the National Institute of Health Research (for… Continue reading Complementary Medicine Research Projects on Homeopathy

Developing a Research Strategy for Acupuncture

Introduction The development of a research strategy for acupuncture, as part of the broader field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is a complex and multifaceted task. This endeavor is influenced by a variety of factors, including the historical context, political climate, and the evolving nature of the field itself. The following article draws upon… Continue reading Developing a Research Strategy for Acupuncture

Complementary Medicine Research Projects

A qualitative synthesis of the use and benefit of complementary and alternative medicine after a diagnosis of cancer. Investigators: Professor Nicky Britten and Dr Charlotte Paterson (Peninsula Medical School)/ George Lewith Funding: Dimbleby Cancer Care Status: Study completed, 1 paper in press Smithson J, Paterson C, Britten N, Evans M, Lewith G. (IN PRESS) Cancer… Continue reading Complementary Medicine Research Projects

Does Complementary Medicine Work? A Debate

Introduction Complementary and alternative healthcare and medical practices (CAM) encompass a diverse range of systems, practices, and products that are not currently considered part of conventional medicine1. The debate surrounding the efficacy of CAM is ongoing and complex, with proponents arguing for the holistic care and individualized treatment offered by these practices, and skeptics pointing… Continue reading Does Complementary Medicine Work? A Debate

Developing a Research Strategy for Acupuncture

Introduction The development of a research strategy for acupuncture, as part of the broader field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), is a complex and multifaceted task. This endeavor is influenced by a variety of factors, including the historical context, political climate, and the evolving nature of the field itself. The following article draws upon… Continue reading Developing a Research Strategy for Acupuncture