Acupuncture research is a worldwide growing field. There are plenty of research articles demonstrating the efficacy of acupuncture and Chinese medicine at treating various health complaints. The current focus is more on how acupuncture works rather than whether or not it works. Unfortunately, the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency prohibits us from sharing this research with the general public in our advertising as it is considered ‘misleading’. You are most welcome to discuss Acupuncture research with your practitioner.


The Acupuncture Now Foundation is a great resource for more information if you are interested in this topic.

ANF 2016 White Paper Review

The Acupuncture Evidence Project: Plain English Summary

Acupuncture In Pain Management: Strengths and Weaknesses of a Promising Non-Pharmacologic Therapy in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic 


The British Acupuncture Council has provided research information fact sheets on acupuncture and the treatment of 60+ health conditions.

The Evidence Based Acupuncture website discusses acupuncture research and possible mechanisms of action.

The Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association also provides information on conditions which may benefit from acupuncture treatments.

The ABC programme ‘Catalyst’ reports on ‘Improving the Odds of IVF’

Fact Sheet – Acupuncture for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

You may also wish to view this 10 minute video on the nuts and bolts of acupuncture research.