Depression is a challenging condition and there is a need for further research into effective treatments.
We have helped conduct one of the largest studies of acupuncture for chronic pain conditions, including the conditions of back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and chronic headaches.
The aim of this study is to establish rigorous evidence on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of acupuncture for IBS.
The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of acupuncture with other physical treatments for alleviating pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee.
Acupuncture is a treatment modality that is growing in popularity in the UK, and our neuroimaging research has contributed to our understanding of how acupuncture might work.
A project to map acupuncture practitioners across the UK has provided more knowledge about the practitioners who provide acupuncture treatment, what conditions patients consult for, and the characteristics of the treatment provided.
The £720,000 ATLAS trial, funded by Arthritis Research UK, is currently being conducted over a three-year period. The trial has recruited 517 participants who were randomly allocated to receive either 12 acupuncture sessions, 20 Alexander Technique lessons, or to continue to receive usual GP care alone.
The aim of this project, led by Rachael Frost for her Masters Dissertation, is to identify the gaps between current research and practice in the use of comfrey (Symphytum officinale) by UK herbal practitioners.
Mental fatigue is a problem experienced by many people. Potassium phosphate is traditionally indicated in homeopathic sources for cognitive problems including inattention and concentration difficulties. A commonly available off the shelf treatment is Kalium Phosphoricum (Kali Phos); however, there has been no independent research into its efficacy.
The Complementary Medicine Evaluation Group at the University of York is undertaking a new project to map the teaching of Alexander Technique across the UK.
This project involves a large-scale longitudinal questionnaire-based study about the role of non-specific factors in the treatment of back pain.
STRICTA has been developed as a way of improving the Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture and comprises a set of guidelines and an accompanying checklist.
The YACBAC trial was designed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic low back pain.