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Registration is Now Open for the 2019 SAR Conference!

SAR's 2019 International Research Conference:  June 27-29, 2019 | Burlington, VT, USA

Acupuncture Research, Health Care Policy, & Community Health...Closing the Loop



In Memory of Dr. John Longhurst

It is with great sadness that we hear of the tragic passing of Dr. John Longhurst. John was an esteemed colleague who, in the last 20 years of his life, combined his passions for cardiology and acupuncture into a unique research program at UC Irvine.  John’s research demonstrated in precise and elegant detail the mechanisms by which electroacupuncture can influence blood pressure in a homeostatic fashion, increasing blood pressure when it is low and reducing it when it is high.  John was also tireless in his efforts to uphold high standards in acupuncture research, and organized several conferences that helped grow the field.  The world of acupuncture research has lost a giant, and we will miss him dearly at SAR, but his outstanding work will continue to inspire many.



The Society for Acupuncture Research is dedicated to improving the quality and increasing the awareness of research in acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities of Oriental Medicine. If you share our values and want to be an active part of SAR’s mission, we invite you to become a member and join the global dialogue that ultimately impacts the clinical scope and practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.  Monthly payment options are available for individual professional members. 


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SAR's Evidence Based Assessments (EBAs) are designed to help you understand the strengths and limitations of the existing body of research, while providing succinct bullet point summary statements. 

The current library of condition-specific EBAs includes:  Asthma; Neck Pain; Dysmenorrhea; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Rhinitis/Sinusitis; Bell's Palsy; Lower Back Pain; Hypertension; Hyperlipidemia; and, Headache.  (Access to the EBA library is a key benefit of SAR membership.)  Also included in the library are 1-page handouts that summarize the research related to each condition.  These handouts are designed for practitioners to give to patients or for other information purposes.   

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