Research programme and publications that TCM Healthcare has taken part in

TCM HealthCare has been active in developing research with a range of statutory agencies. We have completed a pilot research programme entitled: – ‘Acupuncture and depression, a randomized controlled trial’

A consortium, which consisted of the following organizations, conducted the research: –

  • University of London Medical school
  • Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust in London
  • TCM HealthCare

The aim was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture on mild to moderate depression in a primary care setting. We have written a paper based on the pilot study.

Published academic and other papers in which TCM HealthCare has been involved:

Hagelskamp, C., Scammell A., Au S., Leavey G. (2003)

Acupuncture as treatment for depression in primary care: Current position and future hopes in Primary care & Mental Health

(Published in The Journal of Complementary Therapies in Medicine)


Au, S. & Hiew, S (2002)

Integrating Western medicine & Traditional Chinese medicine in GP surgeries & the community

(Published in The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health)


Au, S. & Li, Y. (2001)

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mental Health

(A booklet Published by MIND – National Association for Mental Health)