Resources and Links

Below are some useful links to other Internet sites.

Please note, we can accept no responsibility for the contents of these sites.

Acupuncture Research

Track down acupuncture research articles:

Search "Acupuncture in Medicine": the BMAS Journal.
Acubriefs: reference database and search engine.
Phil Rogers search engine: searches several databases simultaneously.
PubMed: database of the National Library of Medicine, USA.
Health on the Net: provides free Medline access.
Acupuncture: Review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Publications and Journals

Acupuncture in Medicine
Journal of Chinese Medicine
FACT - Focus on alternative and complementary therapies
British Medical Association's report: Acupuncture: efficacy, safety and practice
House of Lords: Science and Technology 6th report: on the regulation of complementary and alternative medicine.

Acupuncture points

Locate acupuncture points with this helpful site, Qi Journal
Meridian and point location diagrams well presented on
Diagrams of Meridians
Descriptions of point locations: on Phil Rogers Website

General Information about acupuncture

Review of Acupuncture from The BMJ's ABC of Complementary Medicine series
Netscape's Acupuncture Directory a comprehensive listing of Acupuncture resources
Phil Rogers Veterinary Acupuncture: very useful collection of information for vets and doctors
Anthony Campbell's collection of articles on medical acupuncture and alternative medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (USA) general information about acupuncture and summaries of National Institute of Health findings

Specific Information about acupuncture

History of Acupuncture in the West: by Dr George Lewith, Dip.Med.Ac.
Adverse Reactions to Acupuncture: systematic review by Dr E Ernst and Dr Adrian White can be found on the site.
Adverse events following acupuncture: A prospective survey of 32,000 consultations with doctors and physiotherapists, by Adrian White, Simon Hayhoe, Anna Hart, and Edzard Ernst can be found on the BMJ Web site.
Case Study: Electroacupuncture treatment for anxiety disorder
Acupressure techniques for childbirth: by Debra Betts.
Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton

Pain management and treatment

BackCare  The Charity for Healthier Backs
Longer term clinical and economic benefits of offering acupuncture care to patients with chronic low back pain Report for the NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme
Medical Pain Education Australian site with articles on acupuncture treatment for pain relief
The Pain Society UK association for healthcare professionals.
IASP The International Association for the Study of Pain
Pain-Talk Discussion forum for UK doctors, nurses and AHPs
The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) represents the Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR), the British Scoliosis Society (BSS) and the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS).  

Other acupuncture organisations

AACP Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
British Acupuncture Council
Portuguese Medical Acupuncture Society 

Mailing Lists

JISC Mail Acupuncture List (formerly known as Mailbase) is an excellent list for medical acupuncturists. It is open to medical and lay members but has strong emphasis on scientific research.
PA-L, the Professional Acupuncture List is an international Email Discussion Group. Membership is free, by application only.