MSc Dissertation Abstracts
Here you will find a selection of abstracts from successful MSc dissertations written by students on our MSc courses. They cover a wide range of topics and methodologies and make fascinating reading.
The Northern College of Acupuncture is extremely proud of the contributions made by our students to research in our field. We think it is vital that practitioners themselves engage in a wide spectrum of enquiry into acupuncture. In this way research is conducted within the context of our medical tradition, and research remains closely allied to practice.
Don Clarke - Can diagnosis by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) procedures inform the process of identifying the most suitable conventional drug for the treatment of migraine with the purpose of minimising unacceptable side-effects and can an understanding of the actions of conventional drugs for migraine be helpful in planning treatment by TCM?
Kathryn Almond - A qualitative and quantitative exploration of the use of Auriclar Acupuncture delivered in a group setting on perceived quality of life in men and women experiencing vasomotor symptoms as a consequence of treatment for breast and prostate cancer.
Karen Crossland - TCM Acupuncture as an Adjunct in the Management of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Young People/Adults Aged 16 or Over: Is This a Realistic Option? A Case Study Series.
Karen Charlesworth - APPA: An auricular acupuncture protocol for the attenuation of pain and anxiety in humanitarian aid environments: a consensus study to determine a theoretically safe and effective beta protocol
Helen Walker - Is there an equivalent effect between an acupuncture needle retention time of 5 minutes compared to 20 minutes in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee? A pilot cross over randomised controlled trial