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NEW RESEARCH SHOWS HOW THE BODY REACTS TO ACUPUNCTURE

Rui Pedro Loureiro graduated with a CMIR Diploma in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Chinese Cosmetology in 2008. He continues to be an active member here, having attended a CPD course a few months ago while working at the University of Porto. AcuMedic co-founded the CMIR with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1994. We are very pleased to see Rui Pedro get his research published in a journal backed by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS). In the research paper ‘Assessment of short-term acupuncture effect through electro-conductivity variation of Yuan-Source acupoints’, Rui Pedro and his colleagues show that the body’s response to acupuncture can be instantaneous. They have discovered:

“evidence of instant body response to acupuncture that can be detected by changes in the electro-conductivity of specific acupoints”.

  While Rui Pedro and colleagues have their research published in an international journal, Professor Tu Youyou – an honorary member and co-founder of the CMIR – has just received the Nobel Prize for medicine. Indeed, the CMIR is not only a long established educational institution and a register of properly qualified practitioners, but a global network of successful practitioners, researchers and teachers of Chinese medicine.

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Last Updated: December 11, 2015

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