Andrew Flower has been practising acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) since 1992.
During his time in private practice he has maintained a special interest in providing supportive treatments for people living with cancer. For the last 10 years Andrew has also been actively involved in researching CHM.
In 2009 Andrew completed his PhD at The University of Southampton exploring the role of CHM in the treatment of endometriosis. He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers relating to Chinese medicine research, including two Cochrane systematic reviews.
He co-ordinated an EU project that prepared guidelines to improve the quality of clinical trials into Chinese medicine.
In 2011 he was awarded a 5 year NIHR Post doctoral Fellowship to investigate Chinese herbs for the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) that has resulted in the RUTI trial that started recruiting in Feb 2016.
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