Resources

General Acupuncture Sites:

www.acupuncture.com:
A gateway to Chinese medicine, health and wellness.  This site features information and FAQs on acupuncture, together with news on diet, nutrition, wellness, and conditions treated with Chinese Medicine; patient testimonials; and more.  Also contains an online database of acupuncture providers.

www.acufinder.com:
An excellent acupuncture website designed with the general public in mind.  Contains articles and information about acupuncture, together with a nationwide searchable database of acupuncturists.

National Organizations Related to Acupuncture:

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: www.nccaom.org
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) establishes, assesses and promotes recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public.  Also provides a listing of Board Certified acupuncturists from across the country.

American Association of Oriental Medicine: www.aaom.org
The American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) was formed in 1981 to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists who are committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public.  It contains a searchable online database of member acupuncturists.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: www.nccam.nih.gov
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and its Web site are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), United States Government. The NCCAM website provides information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, including acupuncture, as well as publications and searches of Federal databases of scientific and medical literature.

Acupuncture Studies and Research:

An extensive collection of research articles and studies relating to acupuncture are available from the following sites:

Acubriefs:
http://www.acubriefs.com/

Acupuncture Research Database – International Updates:
http://www.positivehealth.com/permit/Updates/rudacup1.htm

Acupuncture Treatment Research:
http://www.acupuncture-treatment.com/research.html

British Acupuncture Council:
http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/content/Library/documents.asp

New England School of Acupuncture Research:
http://www.nesa.edu/research/currentresearch/dcrc.html