Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Resources

Alternative and Integrative Medicine Links

These links will connect you to resources outside this website. For this reason, and because information at other websites are constantly changing, we cannot be responsible for the validity of all of the information at these sites. We will be updating and adding to these resources regularly.

We do not receive or solicit any commissions or monetary rewards for listing any of these sites.

Acupuncture Information and Practitioner Databases

The American Acadamy of Medical Acupuncture links to articles and physicians and osteopaths who have studied acupuncture through the UCLA training system developed by Joseph Helms, M.D.

The National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine lists all of the diplomates of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and Oriental bodywork

The American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine maintains a database of its acupuncture practitioner members

The Kiiko Matsumoto Style of Acupuncture site lists many practitioners who have learned to apply the techniques of this very influential teacher and practitioner of Japanese acupuncture and moxabustion. There is also a list for those living outside the United States.

Q Puncture has a practitioner database and acupuncture software and equipment.

Gancao also has an extensive database of practitioners as well as articles of interest to practitioners and the public. Also listed below

The Body Mind Spirit Directory links to businesses and practitioners around the United States, the World, and even the Mystic Planet.

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Information on Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

Blue Poppy Enterprises Bob Flaws has championed the cause of understanding Chinese herbal medicine and zhen-jiu (acupuncture and moxabustion) in a fashion that clarifies communication between practitioners and facilitates peer review, emphasizing a logical and therapeutically applicable interpretation of the most widely used system in mainland China. Diagnosing within the Chinese system and confining oneself to the genuine Chinese concepts and language is the central pillar of his perspective.

Ideally, every practitioner should at least know some medical Chinese language and certainly should understand that when "Westernization" of Chinese diagnoses, such as "yin fire", are made, a great deal is lost in translation.

One of the greatest weaknesses of the present "balkanization" of Oriental medicine into various Western subspecialties is the loss of a fundamental education in the classic concepts and texts of Chinese medicine, and at least some attempt to think as a Chinese physician would.

Blue Poppy publishes tremendous resources for patients and practitioners at very reasonable prices. Mr. Flaws is also a practitioner in Boulder, Colorado.

Gancao This site has a very extensive listing of practioners and links, as well as a variety of articles, web links, forums, and information on ongoing activities among practitioners and students

The Institute for Traditional Medicine was a pioneer in the field of investigation into the botanical compounding of Chinese Medicine. Even more important are the efforts the founder, Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., has made to improve the understanding of practitioners regarding the precision of Oriental prescribing.

My first formal study of these systems was through Dr. Dharmananda, and we later traveled and studied together in Tibet and China and Hong Kong.

His knowledge is encyclopedic, and his efforts to raise the standards of Chinese medicine indefatigable. ITM has also created unique and valuable contributions to Chinese therapeutics, and their formulations are of the highest quality.

Alternative, Integrative, and Holistic Health Sites

By Region Net Search and links to U.S. and international practitioners.

The Body Mind Spirit Directory links to businesses and practitioners around the United States, the World, and even the Mystic Planet.

WebFerret is a search engine utility for your computer that is one of the most useful ways to find information. It has an extremely useful ranking feature and is available in both a free and more full featured thirty dollar version, which is a very reasonable price. I recommend you install the search bar directly into Internet Explorer for the best functionality. I have not found any way to add this to Mozilla Firefox as of yet. Highly recommended.

Internet Business Directory for the United States

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