This is a selection of some links, books and articles about acupuncture and current acupuncture research findings. I try to keep adding to these just to give a flavor of the kind of research being done.
Toyohari – General Information
General acupuncture information
National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine NIH
Shonishin: Acupuncture for Children by Brenda Loew, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Toyohari: Effective, Nonstimulatory Acupuncture to Regulate Qi by Brenda Loew, M.Ac., L.Ac.
The Shape of Qi , Enhancing the Vocabulary of Contact in Acupuncture, by Charles Chace
In the Land of the Blind by Robert Weinstein, L.Ac.
- Understanding Acupuncture, by Stephen Birch and Robert Felt
This is the first textbook of acupuncture to concentrate on the historical, intellectual, and scientific roots of acupuncture. The authors have organized information provided by the research and personal cooperation of scholars, scientists, and clinicians, to produce a survey text which is exclusively drawn from peer-reviewed literature and extensively referenced.
- Acupuncture in Practice: Case History Insights from the West, edited by Hugh MacPherson and Ted Kaptchuk
This is a collection of case histories which I contributed to several years ago.
- Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, edited by Claire Cassidy.
This is a textbook to explain general Chinese medicine concepts to a non-acupuncturist audience but it is quite substantial. I wrote the chapter on diagnosis.
Reflections on Subtle Palpation
Learning to Work with Qi
History and Progress of Japanese Acupuncture
On Cancer: Study Shows Acupuncture May Relieve Chronic Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Treatment
Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Acupuncture Equal to Talk Therapy for Recurring Depression
Time for Acupuncture to Become Part of Standard Care
Acupuncture for Ovulation Induction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Acupuncture for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Paradoxes in Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Moving Forward
Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study
Acupuncture as a Complex Intervention: A Holistic Model
Traditional Acupuncture in Migraine: A Controlled, Randomized Study
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis
Moxibustion for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis: Study Protocol of a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial
Gua sha: Scraping of Back is Said to Relieve Pain and Ease Other Medical Problems
Social Science Theory and Methods in the Study of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
The Unexpected Outcomes of Acupuncture: Case Reports in Support of Refocusing Research Designs
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Patients with Breast Cancer Receiving Antiestrogen Therapy: A Pilot Study in Korean Women
Acupuncture Fertility Success with IVF Revealed
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