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“When I first tried acupuncture, I didn’t know what to expect. My sciatica was so bad, I sometimes fell without warning. After a few treatments with Kayte, I was back to biking, golfing, skiing and swimming without pain ...” more»

— Bob Roland

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RESOURCES

Books, Articles, and Websites
You can learn more about acupuncture from the following books, articles, and websites. Enjoy!

Books
Between Heaven and Earth:
A G
uide to Chinese Medicine
Harriet Beinfield and Ephraim Korngold
A classic for anyone seriously interested in learning about Chinese medicine, Between Heaven and Earth offers a comprehensive look.

The Web That Has No Weaver:
Understanding Chinese Medicine

Ted Kaptchuk
Another classic and comprehensive guide on the theory and practice of Chinese medicine.

The Tao of Healthy Eating
Bob Flaws
Chinese dietary therapy is one of the most important aspects of Chinese medicine. The Tao of Healthy Eating explains the theory and practice of Chinese dietary therapy with emphasis on the concerns and attitudes of Westerners.

Healing with Whole Foods:
Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition

Paul Pitchford
This is a hefty, comprehensive guide to the theory and healing power of Chinese medicine. It’s also a primer on nutrition, along with an inspiring cookbook with more than 300 mostly vegetarian, nutrient-packed recipes.

The Heart Speaks:
A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing

Mimi Guarneri, MD
Guarneri, founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, describes how she learned that beyond the power of our most sophisticated medical equipment and procedures is a physician’s humanity and the validity of alternative treatments.


Articles
Acupuncture and Arthritis
Steve Phillips, L.Ac.

A Healthy Balance
Steve Phillips, L.Ac.

Oriental Medicine and PMS
Steve Phillips, L.Ac.

Herbs and Herbalism (treating IBS)
Andrew Gaeddert, AHG

Alternative IBS Treatments
Kelli M. Donley


Websites
American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The AAAOM is a membership organization dedicated to improving the health of the American public through acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The AAAOM maintains its commitment to place patients first, and the belief that freedom to practice, based on standards of competency, clear differentiation of title and training, and appropriate referral, provides the best choices to consumers and the best health care to society.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (NCCAOM)
The NCCAOM was established in 1982 to create, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. NCCAOM certification indicates that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the profession.

Acupuncture.com
Gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness
This site offers new and updated articles and research about acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

National Institutes of Health
National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has developed this fact sheet to provide you with information on acupuncture. It includes frequently asked questions, issues to consider, and a list of sources for further information.

Acupuncture Today
The Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine News Source
Acupuncture Today offers articles, columns, and advertising about acupuncture and herbs, along with links to acupuncture schools and an “acupuncture locator” for finding a practitioner in your area.

A World of Acupuncture
Operated by Essential Elements, this site is but one of a network of sites dedicated to the creation of a healthier world, one person at a time.

Acufinder.com
This site is an acupuncture referral service, providing information on acupuncture schools, classes, news, articles, information, and finding a practitioner.

The Institute for Traditional Medicine
A nonprofit organization, the Institute for Traditional Medicine is dedicated to furthering the knowledge and pursuit of traditional medicine systems and their integration with modern medicine.