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Resources on the Internet

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Bibliography

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 
Beinfeld H, Korngold E. Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine. New York: Ballantine Books; 1992.
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Kaptchuk T. The Web That Has No Weaver. Understanding Chinese Medicine. New York: Congdon  Weed; 1983.
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Pitchford, Paul. Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition. Berkleley: North Atlantic Books; 1996.
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Unschuld, Paul. Medicine in China: A History of Ideas. Berekley: University of California Press; 1988.
Worsely JR. The Meridians of Chi Energy: Point Reference Guide. Columbia MD: The Traditional Acupuncture Insitute;1979.

Analyses of acupuncture: Western and Eastern perspectives
Acupuncture. NIH Consensus Statement. Nov 3-5, 1997;15(5):1-34. Available online at http://odp.od.nih.gov/consensus/cons/107/107_statement.html
Birch S, Felt R. Understanding Acupuncture. London: Harcourt Brace; 1999.
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Cassidy C. Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. New York: Churchill Livingstone;2002.
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Stux G, Hammerschlag R (Eds). Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific Basis. New York: Springer; 2001.

Research on acupuncture efficacy
Allen JB, Schnyer R, and Hitt S. The efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of major depression in women. Psychological Science; 1998;9:397-401.
Cardini F, Weixin H. Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation. JAMA. 1998;280:1580-1584.
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Helms J. Acupuncture for the management of primary dysmenorrhea, Obstet Gynecol; 1987;69:51-56.
Paulus W, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, and Sterzik K. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility & Sterility; 2002;77;4:721-724.

Neurophysiologic effects of acupuncture
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Cho ZH, Na CS, Wang EK, Lee SH, Hong IK. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain in the Investigation of Acupuncture. In Stux G and Hammerschlag R (Eds). Clinical Acupuncture Scientific Basis. New York: Springer;2001: 83-95.
Hammerschlag R. The Physiology of Acupuncture. In Cassidy C. Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. New York: Churchill Livingstone;2002. p. 203-222.
Melzack R, Stillwell DM, Fox E. Trigger points and acupuncture points for pain: correlation and implications. Pain;1977;3:3-23.
Pomeranz, B. Acupuncture Analgesia - Basic Research. In Stux G, Hammerschlag R (Eds). Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific Basis. New York: Springer; 2001.
Schoen A. Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine. 2nd Ed. St.Louis: Harcourt Health Sciences; 2001.
Stux G, Hammerschlag R (Eds). Clinical Acupuncture: Scientific Basis. New York: Springer; 2001.
 

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The best way to investigate acupuncture is to speak with an acupuncturist. The following web sites can help you find an acupuncturist near you.
 

 

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Meredith St. John,
Boston, MA