Acupuncture Resources

Below is a collection of acupuncture resources and Websites related to our practice that we feel may be useful to our patients. If you have questions about acupuncture, what current science says about acupuncture, or would like to explore the topic of acupuncture in general, the resources listed here can be a great starting point. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

NIH Statement on Acupuncture
"A consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today concluded there is clear evidence that needle acupuncture treatment is effective for postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting, nausea of pregnancy, and postoperative dental pain. The 12-member panel also concluded in their consensus statement that there are a number of other pain-related conditions for which acupuncture may be effective as an adjunct therapy, an acceptable alternative, or as part of a comprehensive treatment program. but for which there is less convincing scientific data. These conditions include but are not limited to addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia (general muscle pain), low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma."
Acupuncture and Obesity
Findings by Dr. Abraham Kuruvilla "indicate that ear acupuncture at designated points, in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity, can be effective in treating obesity."
Improvement in Fibromyalgia Symptoms With Acupuncture
A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic "found that acupuncture significantly improved symptoms of fibromyalgia. Symptomatic improvement was not restricted to pain relief and was most significant for fatigue and anxiety."
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
AAMA is a physician organization promoting the integration of acupuncture with Western medical training.
Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first."
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
"The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and has long been at the forefront of medical and health sciences training."