Links :

Introduction of acupuncture by National Institute of Health (NIH) of U.S. Health Department :


Medical Research Articles on Acupuncture in PubMed :


American Academy of Medical Acupuncture :


Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association :



References for further study :

A Manual of Acupuncture, by Peter Deadman and Mazin Al-Khafaji (East Sussex, England: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications, 1998). A detailed guidebook to descriptions of the theories and actual specific methods of acupuncture. It provides information on the c channels, collaterals. point categories,  point selection methods, point location, and needling.

Basics of Acupuncture, by Gabriel Stux (Editor) and Bruce Pomerantz (Berlin, Germany: Springer Vertigo 1995). The most recent of several widely used texts by acupuncture researchers.

Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, by Harriet Beinfield and Efrain Korngold (New York, NY. Ballantine Books, 1991). An overview of Chinese medicine,  with case histories of treatments and illustrated explanations  of philosophy, components, and treatments.

Principles and Practice of Contemporary Acupuncture,  by Sung J. Liao, Matthew Lee, and Lorenz K.Y Ng (New York, NY:  Marcel Dekker, 1994). Contains translations of ancient Chinese  medical classics previously unavailable in English. Compares and  contrasts traditional Chinese and Western scientific medicine.

The Chinese Way to Healing - Many Paths to Wholeness,  by Misha Ruth Cohen (New York, NY: The Berkeley Publishing Group,  1996). A guidebook to Chinese medicine in the United States with information about diet herbs, acupuncture, and finding qualified  practitioners.

The Web That Has No Weaver, by Ted Kaptchuk  (New York-, NY: Congdon and Weed, 1992). An introduction to traditional  Chinese medicine, with comparisons of Eastern and Western medical  treatments.

The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine,  by Maoshing Ni, (Boston, MA: Shambala Press, 1995). A contemporary  translation of the classic traditional Chinese medicine text that dates from 2000 B.C.



Journals :

These periodicals contain information about acupuncture  research studies, techniques, effects, and use. Look for "peer reviewed" journals, which publish studies reviewed by researchers  in the field to ensure suitability for publication.

Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research
Cognizant Communications Corporation
3 Hartsdale Road
Elmsford, NY 10523-3701
Telephone:  914-592-7720  914-592-7720
Fax: 914-592-8981

A peer-reviewed quarterly in its 23rd year and indexed/abstracted  in MEDLINE.

Alternative Medicine Review: A Journal of Clinical Therapeutics
Thorne Research, Inc.
Box 3200 Sandpoint, ID 8386
Telephone: 208-263-1337
Fax: 208-265-2488
Web site:

A peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal indexed/abstracted  in MEDLINE.

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
InnoVision Communications
101 Columbia Avenue
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Telephone: 1-800-899-1712
Web site:

A peer-reviewed quarterly indexed/abstracted in  MEDLINE.

American Journal of Acupuncture
1840 41st Avenue, Suite 102
Capitola, CA 95010
Telephone:  831-175-1700  831-175-1700
Fax: 831-175-1439

A quarterly peer-reviewed journal.

American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Institute for Advanced Research in Asian Science and Medicine
P.O. Box 555
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: 617-739-1182
Fax. 617-739-1183

A peer-reviewed journal published three times a  year and indexed/abstracted in MEDLINE.

European Journal of Oriental Medicine
179 Gloucester Place
London NW1 6DX
United Kingdom
Telephone:  01717 245756  01717 245756

A quarterly research journal.

Guideposts: Acupuncture in Recovery
J&M Reports
7402 NE Keith Street
Vancouver,WA 98662-5207
Telephone: 360-254-0186
Fax: 360-260-8620

A newsletter concerning acupuncture used to treat  addiction, alcoholism, and mental health problems.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice and Policy
Mary Ann Liebert, Publisher
2 Madison Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538
Telephone: 1-800-654-3278 or  914-834-3100  914-834-3100
Fax: 914-834-3688
Web site:

A quarterly journal abstracted/indexed in MEDLINE.

Journal of Chinese Medicine
22 Cromwell Road
Hove BN3 3EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01273 748588
Fax: 0 1273 748588
Web site:

A professional journal published three times a year.

Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Co-sponsored by the China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine  and Pharmacy and the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Distributed by the American Center of Chinese Medicine
3121 Park Avenue, Suite J
Soquel, CA 95073
Web site:

A quarterly journal on clinical and theoretical  research that is indexed/abstracted in MEDLINE.


Organizations :

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
Medical Acupuncture Research Organization
1970 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 330
El Segundo, CA 90245
Telephone: 310/364-0193
Fax: 310/364-0196
Web site:

A professional association of medical doctors who  practice acupuncture. The academy provides a referral list of  doctors who practice acupuncture. It also provides general information  about acupuncture. legislative representation, publications, meetings,  and proficiency examinations.

American Association of Oriental Medicine
433 Front Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032
Telephone: 610-266-1433
Fax: 610-264-2768
Web site:

A nonprofit professional organization of acupuncturists  and practitioners of Oriental medicine. The association determines standards of practice and education through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It also funds  research and provides a list of acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners by geographic area. The association provides articles and fact sheets, membership and licensing information, a list  of acupuncture schools, and a list of state acupuncture associations.

British Medical Acupuncture Society
Newton House, Newton Lane
Whitley, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4JA
United Kingdom
Telephone:  01925 730727  01925 730727
Fax: 01925 730492
Web site:

A group of doctors who practice acupuncture with more conventional treatments. The Society produces the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, published twice per year, covering original  research and reviews.

Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine
122A Acomb Road
York Y02 4EY
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01904 785120
Fax: 01904 784828

The Foundation funds the Acupuncture Research Resource Center and provides information about acupuncture research listed  by condition, including migraine and lower back pain.

International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques
Rue de I'Amazone 62
1060 Brussels
Telephone:  03225 393900  03225 393900
Fax: 03225 393692
Web site:

A nonprofit organization created in 1983 of more than 40 national acupuncture-related associations of medical doctors  practicing acupuncture and/or related techniques.

National Acupuncture at A Oriental Medicine Alliance
14637 Starr Road SE
Olalla, WA 98359
Telephone: 253-851-6896
Fax, 253-851-6883
Web site:

A professional society of at state-licensed, registered, or certified acupuncturists, with membership open to consumers,  schools, organizations corporate sponsors, and health care providers The Alliance lists thousands of acupuncturists across the country  on its Web site and provides information about them to callers  to their information and referral line. The Alliance requires  documentation of state license or national board certification  from all acupuncturists it lists.

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
PO. Box 1927
Vancouver WA 98668-1927
Telephone: I-888-705-6232
Fax: 805-909-6051

A nonprofit organization that training and consultation  for more than 500 drug and alcohol acupuncture treatment programs run by local agencies. The organization's clearinghouse provides a library of audiotapes, videotapes, and literature on using acupuncture  to treat addiction and mental disorders.

National Acupuncture Foundation
PO. Box 2271
Gig Harbor. WA 98335-4271
Telephone: 253-851-6538
Fax: 253-851-6538

The Foundation publishes books, including the Acupuncture  and Oriental Medicine Law Book and the Clean Needle Technique  Manual. The Foundation filed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  needle reclassification petition of 1996.

Society for Acupuncture Research
6900 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20815
Telephone: 301-571-0624
Fax: 301-961-5340

A nonprofit organization that facilitates the scientific evaluation of acupuncture.


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