Universities of Exeter & Plymouth
25 Victoria Park Rd, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK.
Telephone +44 (0)1392 424 989 Fax +44 (0)1392 427 562.
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Ours is the first University
Chair of complementary medicine in the UK. It was established in
1993 following a substantial endowment from The Maurice Laing
Foundation. Today it has become an internationally recognised
Centre of Excellence for scientific research into complementary
and alternative medicine. To date, we have published more than
700 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
- to conduct
rigorous, inter-disciplinary and international collaborative
research into the efficacy, safety and costs of complementary
and alternative medicine
- to promote analytical thinking in this area.
- to be neither promotional nor derogatory but to struggle for
The overriding aim of all our research is to maximise benefit,
and minimise risk for patients and consumers of complementary
Areas of interest
Our research covers a wide
range of complementary and alternative medicine modalities, but
we focus primarily upon the most commonly used complementary
therapies in the UK:
- herbal medicines (phytotherapy)
- manipulative therapies (osteopathy and chiropractic)
- mind / body modalities
The main research tools used
within the unit are:
- systematic reviews and meta-analyses
- clinical trials
- laboratory investigations
The Complementary Medicine unit
does not assume responsibility for any injury and / or damage to
person or property arising out of or related to any use of the
material contained on this website.