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      teepsh.jpg (3181 bytes)   Milestones: The World Health Organization
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     teeush.jpg (2948 bytes)   The National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture
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Acupuncture is a principle modality of Oriental Medicine which focuses on healing within a unified system of body, mind and spirit. As a result, it is generally used in conjunction with herbal, massage, diet and exercise therapies to maximize health, prevent illness and treat disease (see our Chinese Traditional Medicine Resource Guide). Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and spread first throughout Asia, and later to Europe and the Americas.  While it has been offered in Asian communities throughout the United States for many generations, it is only since 1970, following the opening of China to the West, that this system of health care has been available to the general population in this country. It is now used by over 1 million Americans.

According to Western medicine, the effects of Acupuncture are probably the result of stimulating the nervous system to release chemicals which may in turn release other hormones producing the desired effects. This theory is supported by the basic research work which has shown acupuncture’s effect on ACTH, insulin, thyroid hormones, growth stimulating hormone, beta-endorphin, white blood cell production and plasma cholesterol levels. It is also believed that Acupuncture may work on an electromagnetic bio-information system. In traditional Chinese Medicine training, Acupuncture is believed to modulate the flow of energy (Qi) in its channels, or meridians, to restore balance (See our Energy Work Resource Guide).

In the West, acupuncture is usually based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- a modified system of Chinese medicine introduced in the 1950s. TCM teaches acupuncture combined with herbal therapies with less emphasis on moving energy. This type of Acupuncture is often used for medical diseases. Japanese Acupuncture focuses more on the linear flow of Qi, using finer and shorter needles. The French/European interpretation of Acupuncture has produced a style that uses energy channels in addition to focusing elements. It is also associated with Five Elements Acupuncture. The Five Element Theory holds that everything in the universe, including health, is governed by the natural elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. In addition, each of the five elements has a corresponding flavor, sound, season, color and weather condition associated with it. This type of acupuncture is often used for more psychological complaints.

There is also acupuncture that focuses on representative systems within a particular area of the body: auricular (ear) acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, and scalp acupuncture.

Although electrical stimulation, lasers, heat/moxibustion or pressure may be used to manipulate Qi meridians, treatment with acupuncture needles is the most commonly used technique. In an acupuncture session, acupuncturists may insert and remove the needles quickly or leave them in for longer periods of time, often with the application of heat or electrical impulses. Typically, 3-15 long thin solid needles are placed in various locations according to the meridians, not necessarily at the anatomic site of symptoms. In general, adverse reactions to acupuncture are minimal, although case reports of complications do exist. Bleeding rarely occurs. Infection is minimized by most practitioners through the use of sterile disposable needles, which is recommended. Allergic reaction to the stainless steel needles is also rare. Pain varies by patient, but treatment is usually painless or slightly painful. Some patients report feeling temporary exacerbation of their symptoms. For patients receiving auricular treatments, the possibility of chondritis exists, although it is rare.

Regulation and licensing of acupuncturists is state dependent. Most states require demonstration of a health professional degree. The degrees received vary, including licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.), Oriental Medical Doctor (O.M.D), and physician acupuncturists (MD or DO). When selecting a practitioner, it is important to find one who has been certified as "Dipl. Ac." (Diploma in acupuncture) through a qualifying exam administered by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Particular licensing requirements vary by state.

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Over the last few decades, three events have been critical to the expansion of acupuncture practice in the United States: 1) the World Health Organization's publication of its list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment (1979); 2) the US Food and Drug Administration's reclassification of acupuncture needles from experimental to standard medical devices (1994); and 3) the National Institutes of Health's Consensus Statement on Acupuncture (1997).  In addition, the creation of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine (1992), later upgraded to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (1999) has propelled acupuncture, along with other non-conventional modalities, into the mainstream medical research community.

Milestones: The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization Inter-regional Seminar drew up the following provisional list of diseases that lend themselves to acupuncture treatment (Source: Bannerman R H 1979 Acupuncture: the WHO View. World Health, December, p27-28.).  The list is based on clinical experience, and not necessarily on controlled clinical research.   Furthermore, the inclusion of specific diseases are not meant to indicate the extent of acupuncture's efficacy in treating them.

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Acute Sinusitis
Common Cold
Acute Tonsillitis

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Acute Bronchitis
Bronchial Asthma (most effective in children and in patients without complicating diseases)

teeush.jpg (2948 bytes) Disorders of the Eye

Acute Conjunctivitis
Central Retinitis
Myopia (in children)
Cataracts (without complications)

teeush.jpg (2948 bytes) Disorders of the Mouth

Toothache (post-extraction pain)
Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

teeush.jpg (2948 bytes) Gastro-intestinal Disorders

Spasms of Esophagus and Cardia
Acute and chronic gastritis
Gastric hyperacidity
Chronic duodenal ulcer (pain relief)
Acute duodenal ulcer (without complications)
Acute and chronic colitis
Acute bacillary dysentery
Paralytic ileus

teeush.jpg (2948 bytes) Neurological and Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Headache and Migraine
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within three to six months)
Pareses (following a stroke)
Peripheral Neuropathies
Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within six months)
Meniere's Disease
Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction
Nocturnal Enuresis
Intercosral Neuralgia
Cervicobrachial Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder
Tennis Elbow
Low Back Pain

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FDA Reclassification Process

In 1994, the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM)--now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)--collaborated with the FDA to evaluate the safety and efficacy of acupuncture needles. The "Workshop on Acupuncture" was held April 21-22, 1994, with more than 100 participants, including FDA staff, official representatives of many national and international acupuncture organizations, and acupuncture researchers.

See The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996, pp. 45-49 for the text of the full proceedings of this meeting.

The National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement on Acupuncture

NIH Consensus statements are prepared by a non-advocate, non-Federal panel of experts, based on presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus.

On November 5, 1997 the panel that convened to consider acupuncture produced the following statement:

Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States.  While there have been many studies of its potential usefulness, many of these studies provide equivocal results because of design, sample size, and other factors.   The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebos and sham acupuncture groups.  However, promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain.  There are other situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma where acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program.  Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful.

For more information on the statement, including the full text, program and abstracts from the meeting, bibliography and related publications and all materials ordering information, go to:

NIH Consensus Development Program (Vol. 15 no. 5)

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NOTE: The following resource listings are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to be used as a guide for treatment.  They are provided for information only.  The resources are selected and categorized to help you with your own research.



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Cheng Xinnong
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Revised)
China Books and Periodicals, 2000
This revised and expanded edition of the popular Oriental medicine school text features new illlustrations, standardization of the localization of merideian points, new appendices, and corrections from previous editions.


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Ted Kaptchuk
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
Contemporary Books, 2000
One of the earliest (now in reprint) and most comprehensive guides to the theory and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kaptchuk’s book includes a detailed explanation of the Chinese view of organs and disease, and developments in scientific research in the West.


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Gabriel Stux and R. Hammerschlag
Scientific Basis of Acupuncture
Springer Verlag, 2000
This is a well respected scientific perspective on the mechanism of acupuncture, and is based on a complete investigation of the endorphin model.


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Chen Chiu Hseuh
Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text
Eastland Press, 1981
An authoritative textbook that is widely used.


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Paul U. Unschuld
Chinese Medicine
Paradigm Publications, 1998
Written by one of the foremost experts in Asian medicine, this is a comprehensive narrative of the evolution of this system of health care.  It is very well researched and documented. 

For additional books on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, see our Traditional Chinese Medicine Resource Guide and Energy Work Resource Guide.



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Harriet Beinfield, L.Ac., and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., O.M.D.
Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine
Ballantine Books, 1992

This is a popular and clearly written book on Traditional Chinese Medicine by two early American practitioners.  The book contains a detailed and easy-to-read discussion of the Five Element Theory, the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary recommendations based on the five elements.


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Misha Ruth Cohen, L.Ac. with Kalia Doner
Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness

Berklely Publications Group, 1996
A well respected introductory guide to the practice of Oriental medicine.  It is available through the National Alliance of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s website.

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Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics

The official journal of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics, which promotes research in the field.

Acupuncture in Medicine
A biannual publication of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.  This site includes a summary of the latest edition, an index to previous editions, and full-text of selected trials and articles.

American Journal of Acupuncture
1840 41st Ave Ste 102
Capitola, CA  95010-2527
Phone: (831) 475-1700

Bimonthly World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion
No 18 Beixincang 100700
P.R. China

International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture
Allerton Press, 150 5th Ave.
New York, New York 10011

Journal of Chinese Medicine
Eastland Press 1240 Activity Drive, Ste D
Vista, CA 92083-9769
The Journal of Chinese Medicine has been the foremost English language journal dedicated to professional and student level information on the entire field of Chinese medicine for over 20 years.

Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
18 Beizincang, Dongzhimen Nei, Beijing
People's Republic of China
American Centre of Chinese Medicine
3121 Park Ave, Ste J
Soquel, California 95073

Medical Acupuncture

This biannual journal is published by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

NAAOM Journal
Published by the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The following alternative and complementary medicine journals contain occasional relevant articles:

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
A bimonthly clinical research journal with particular emphasis on mind/body approaches to wellness.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
This peer-reviewed journal includes clinical trials, observational and analytical reports on treatments outside the realm of allopathic medicine.

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The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
Maryland Trade Center #3
7501 Greenway Center Drive,
Suite 820, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-313-0855
Fax: 301-313-0912
ACAOM is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. ACAOM has over 50 schools and colleges with accredited or candidacy status with the Commission - see listing.

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA)
5820 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 500
Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: (323) 937-5514
The professional organization representing primarily physicians who practice acupuncture, this site provides information on continuing education opportunities, referrals to members, an online journal, and a searchable data base of research, in addition to links to other sites of interest.

American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM)
433 Front St.
Catasauqua, PA 18032
Phone: (610) 266-1433
Fax: (610) 264-2768
One of the two professional organizations (the other being the National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance) representing primarily master's degree acupuncture practitioners. The website provides referrals to members and information on state associations, legislation, conferences and related websites. It also offers a selected list of books and tapes from its conferences for sale.

American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture
P. O. Box 419
Hygiene, CO 80533-0419
Phone: (303) 772-6726
This organization provides referrals and general information on veterinary acupuncture, including a small number of journal articles.

Community Acupuncture Network
P.O. Box 18157
Portland, OR 97218
CAN's mission is to make acupuncture more affordable and accessible by promoting acupuncture clinics around the country that provide low-cost acupuncture services. The organization has hundreds of acupuncturist members, and dozens of clinics are listed on its website.

Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine

122A Acomb Rd.
York YO2 4EY
Phone: (01904) 785120-784828
The foundation provides an organizational base for promoting research in acupuncture, to bring it more centrally into the national health care system. 

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

Grange Research Centre
Teagasc, Dunsany, Co.
Meath, Ireland
Phone: 353-46-25214
Fax: 353-46-26154
1 Esker Lawns, Lucan
Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 353-1-6281-222
This organization provides information to the public and veterinarians, including referrals, a listing of national and international organizations working on veterinary acupuncture, a searchable data base of research and clinical information specific to treating animals. It also provide links to a wide range of sites of interest to veterinarians.

Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation
5820 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 500
Los Angeles, California 90036
Phone: (323) 937-5514
The Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation (MARF) is reached through the same address and site at the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). The MARF is closely affiliated with the AAMA. In addition to maintaining this site, MARF holds research symposia

National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
14637 Starr Road Southeast
Olalla, Washington, 98359
Voice Mail: (253) 851-6896
Fax: (253) 851-6883
This organization is the other main professional representative body for masters degree practitioners. Similar information on legislative and practice issues as that found on the AAOM website is seen here. This site does not provide referrals to practitioners but links to HealthWorld Online which does provide this service.

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
P.O. Box 1927
Vancouver, Washington 98668-1927
Toll-Free: (888) 765-NADA
Phone: (360) 254-0186
Fax: (360) 260-8620
A non-profit organization that strives to understand how the principles of both Chinese medicine and chemical dependency can lead to significant benefit in recovery from all forms of drug addiction and a variety of mental disorders.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
11 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 548-9004
Fax: (703) 548-9079
This organization is responsible for managing a national certification examination, a requirement for licensur in the majority of states.  The site provides information on the examination and a searchable database of practitioners.

The Society For Acupuncture Research (SAR)
5415 W. Cedar Lane, Suite 204-B
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 571-0624
This organization's primary focus is an annual symposium on acupuncture research. In this site, interested researchers and practitioners can register for the symposium and register for affiliation status in the Society.

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There are many newly accredited acupuncture/TCM schools that are not listed below. The following web site maintains a complete list of accredited and candidate schools, published on the web site twice each year:

The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)
Accredited Programs

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
1010 Wayne Avenue
Suite 1270
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 608-9175
The CCAOM is responsible for accrediting programs that provide a masters degree in acupuncture. In addition to this work, the council administers a clean needle technique course, a requirement for taking the NCCAOM certification examination.

The following list includes all the current and candidate members of the Council:

Academy for Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA)
1170-A East Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Hallandale, FL 33009
Phone: 954-456-6336
Fax: 954-456-3944

Offers a Masters of acupuncture.

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (ACCHS)
1601 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 763-7787
Fax: (510) 834-8646
Offers a M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Academy of Oriental Medicine (AOMA)
2700 W. Anderson Lane
Suite 204
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: (512) 454-1188
Fax: (512) 454-7001
Offers Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley (formerly Meiji College)
2550 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 666-8248
Fax: (510) 666-0111
Offers an M.S. in Oriental Medicine.

Acupuncture and Massage College
10506 North kendall Drive
Miama, FL 33176
Phone: (305) 595-9500
Fax: (305) 595-2622
Offers an M.S. in Oriental Medicine.

American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
21925 West County Rd B2
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651) 631-0204
Fax: (651) 631-0361
Offers an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

9100 Park West Drive
Houston, TX 77063
Phone: (713) 780-9777
Fax: (713) 781-5781
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM)

455 Arkansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 282-7600
Fax: (415) 282-0856
Offers an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

American Institute of Alternative Medicine

6685 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 825-6278
Fax: (614) 825-6279
Offers a Diploma in Acupuncture.

Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

44646 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 104
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520) 795-0787
Fax: (520) 795-1481
Offers an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Asian Institute of Medical Studies
13131 N. Country Club Road, Suite 100
Tuscon, AZ 85716
Phone: (520) 322-6330
Fax: ((520) 322-5661
Offers a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
100 East Broward Blvd., Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 763-9840/886-807-7087
Fax: (954) 763-9844
Offers an Oriental Medicine

Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
Phone: (425) 823-1300
Fax: (425) 823-6222
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

1441 York Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80206-2127
Phone: (303) 329-6355
Fax: (303) 388-8165
Offers an M.S. in TCM.

Dongguk-Royal University (DRU)

440 South Shatto Place
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Toll-free: (800) 303-1800
Fax: (213) 487-0527
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
901 NW 8th Ave, Suite B5
Gainesville, FL 33301
352-371-2867 (fax)
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

East West College of Natural Medicine
3803 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
941-355-3243 (fax)
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine
427 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 301
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-746-8714 (fax)
New Jersey's first school of acupuncture. Graduates receive a Diploma in Acupuncture and are qualified to sit for the NCCAOM national board exam, a prerequisite for state licensure.

Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
1807 B. Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 453-8300
Fax: (310) 829-3838
Offers an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

Five Branches Institute: College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
200 7th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 4769424
Fax: (831) 476-8928
Offers an M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Florida College of Integrative Medicine
7100 Lake Elenor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 888-8689
Fax: (407) 888-8211
Offers an M.S. in Oriental Medicine.

Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Chinatown Cultural Plaza

100 N. Beretania Street, Suite 203B.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 521-2288
Fax: (808) 521-2271
Offers an M.S. in Oriental Medicine.

Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture
325 W. South Boulder Road, Ste. 2
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: (720) 890-8922
Fax: (720) 890-7719
Offers a Masters degree in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.

Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
207 Dale Adams Rd.
Sugar Grove, NC 28679
Phone: (828) 279-4181
Fax: (828) 279-411
Offers a Diploma in acupuncture.

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
6226 Bankers Road
Suites 5 & 6
Racine, WI 53403
Phone: (414) 554-2010
Fax: (414) 554-7475
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine and a certificate of completion in acupuncture.

Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies (MIAHS)
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: (612) 888-4777
Fax: (612) 887-1398
Offers a master of acupuncture and a master of Oriental medicine.

National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM)
049 South Porter
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 499-4343
Fax: (503) 499-0022
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

New England School of Acupuncture (NESA)
40 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 926-1788
Fax: (617) 924-4167
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture.

New York Chiropractic College
2360 State route 89
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Phone: 800-234-6922
Fax: (315) 568-3056
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine

New York College of Health Professionals
6801 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY 11791-4465
Phone: (516) 364-0808
Fax: (516) 364-1017
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine.

New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
155 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (845) 258-1732


Offers ACAOM accredited combined Bachelor/Masters degree programs in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM)
10525 SE Cherry Blossom Dr.
Portland, OR 97216
Phone: (503) 253-3443
Fax: (503) 23-2701
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

7445 Mission Valley Rd.
Suites 103-106
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 574-6909
Fax: (619) 574-6641
Offers an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine.

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture

301 E. Bethany Home Road.
Suite A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 274-1885
Fax: (602) 274-1895
Offers an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

RainStar University
8370 East Via De Ventura Blvd.
Suite K-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 423-0375
Fax: (480) 990-8864
Offers an M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Samra University of Oriental Medicine
3000 South Robertson Blvd
4th Floor
Los Angles, CA 90034
Phone: (310) 202-6444
Fax: (310) 202-6007
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine
1919 State St.
Suite 204
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 898-1180
Fax: (805) 682-1864
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

South Baylo University
1126 N. Brookhurst St
Anaheim, CA 92801
Toll-Free: (888)-64BAYLO
Fax: (714) 533-6040
2727 W. 6th St.
Los Angels, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 738-0712
Fax: (213) 480-1332

Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 East Amber Valley Drive.
Whittier, CA 90604
Phone: (562) 947-8755
Fax: (562) 905-3321
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Southwest Acupuncture College
1622 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 438-8884
Fax: (505) 438-8883
6658 Gunpark Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 581-9955
Fax: (303) 581-9944
7801 Academy NE
Building 1 Suite 104
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 888-8898
Fax: (505) 888-1380
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

Swedish Institute: School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

26 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 924-5900
Fax: (212) 924-7600
Offers a diploma in acupuncture.

Tai Sophia Institute (TAI)
7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: (410) 888-9048
or: (301) 725-1674
Toll free: (800) 735-2968
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture.

Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

4005 Manchaca Rd.
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 444-8082
Fax: (512) 111-6345
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

Touro College Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine

27-33 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10010-4204
Phone: (212) 463-0400 x315
Fax: (212) 463-9248
Offers an M.S. in Oriental medicine.

Tri-State College of Acupuncture
80 8th Ave
4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 242-2255
Fax: (212) 242-2920

Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and a certificate in Chinese herbal medicine.

University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute
60 Lafayette St
Bridgeport, CT 06601
Phone: (203) 576-4122
Fax: (203) 576-4107
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture

University of East-West Medicine
970 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 733-1878
Fax: (408) 992-0448
Offers an M.S. in TCM

World Medicine Institute
1110 University Ave, Suite 103
Honolulu, HI 96826
Phone: (808) 949-1050
Fax: (808) 955-0118
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
1314 Second St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 917-2202
Fax: (310) 917-2203
Offers an M.S. in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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NOTE: Promotional and commercial sites are not included in this listing unless they provide significant impartial information resources.

A free searchable database with over 16,000 citations, many with online links is available from this site, supported in part by a great from the Medical Acupuncture Research foundation. Membership is required for most up to date resources.

Acupuncture References
A bibliography of over 2300 acupuncture research titles between 1970 and 1997, prepared by the National Institutes of Health.

Directory of Acupuncture Schools, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Medicine Schools in the United States, compiled by Chas Kroll from his independent company.

Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture
Sponsored by the Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, this excellent site has extensive links to conditions treated by acupuncture, a practitioner referral list, research, resources, and more. Medicine
Formerlly known as, this site has many useful links to all aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Click on "Acupuncture and Moxibustion" for links to useful resources on acupuncture.

National Acupuncture Specialists Directory
The Directory helps patients find acupuncture specialists and clinics, listed by area, and also provides online resources and articles about acupuncture.

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