Partial List of Conditions Treated Effectively by Chinese Medicine
Click on the links integrated into the conditions list for articles and studies highlighting the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating specific conditions. More articles, studies and web links on general Chinese medical and health care topics are included below the conditions list.
colds & flu
high blood pressure
||bladder and yeast infections (UTI's)
incontinence and frequent urination
|Auto-Immune & Chronic Disease
tumors (including side-effects of
chemo and radiation treatment for
cancer, HIV and AIDS)
|Gynecology & Obstetrics
PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease)
excessive uterine bleeding
complications in pregnancy
including: morning sickness,
fatigue, hypertension, breech
position, delayed labor, mastitis,
|Musculoskeletal & Neurological
||pain (headaches, back, neck,
shoulder, knee and joint)
sports and traumatic injuries
arthritis (including rheumatoid
|Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat
dizziness and vertigo
(early stage: first 3-6mos)
|Stomach & Bowel Problems
||IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
including: heartburn & acid reflux)
including: eczema & hives,
itching, dry skin
(alcohol, nicotine, drugs, sugar,
colds & flu
||increases energy & vitality
stress reduction & deep relaxation
& physical function
improved immune function
Articles, Studies & Web links
For articles and studies highlighting the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in treating specific conditions, click on the links integrated into the conditions list above.
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LA Times: Fertility Acupuncture & IVF Study
Sperm Quality Study
Pregnancy & Labor Studies
Chinese Medicine: General Information
ABCNews on Acupuncture
How Acupuncture Became Popular in US: James Resdon Story
Oprah Says YES to Acupuncture
History of Chinese Medicine
NIH (National Institutes of Health) FAQs page supporting acupuncture treatment.
NIH (National Institutes of Health) landmark 1997 Consensus statement. “Objective. To provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of the use and effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions”
TCM World – The page gives a thoughtful and complete description of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi, acupuncture channels, yin and yang and five-element theories.
General Health & Healthcare Information
NY Times on Why Patients Choose Alternative Medicine
How to Speak Effectively to Your Doctor
Heart Attack Risk For Women, NY Times
Low Fat Diet Doesn't Lower Health Risks Study, NY Times
NY Times OpEd: Poor Health in America , JAMA Study
NY Times OpEd: Erosion of the Doctor/Patient Relationship
Back Care Basics - by Mary Pullig Schutz, MD. A doctors gentle yoga program for back & neck pain relief. Softcover. 248 pages. Available at: www.ToolsForYoga.net
Acupuncture Certification and Licensing
Licensed Acupuncturist vs. Certified (Medical or Chiropractor) Acupuncture
Are Acupuncturists Doctors?
Website for Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Kath Bartlett , MS , LAc's alma mater. The library page includes links to various healthcare databases, complementary and alternative medicine sites and online books with healthcare topics.
National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Information about certification with NCCAOM. Includes a list of NCCAOM certified practitioners, searchable by geographic region.
The Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) . Discusses certification and accreditation requirements for acupuncture colleges.
North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Discusses licensing requirements for North Carolina acupuncturists.
www. ncalb .state.nc.us/
North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board. Includes a list of Licensed Acupuncturists in North Carolina
Asheville Area Doctors and Holistic Healthcare Practitioners
Acupuncture Friendly Physicians in Asheville/Buncombe County
Website for Tai Qi instructor Michael Clark. Includes introductory information and articles about Tai Qi and Qi Gong, and a class schedule. Michael's classes offer basic, introductory instruction appropriate for beginner practitioners.
Website for Iyengar yoga instructor Lillah Schwartz's yoga studio. Iyengar yoga emphasizes the practice of correct anatomical alignment during poses. Props are often used to help the body into the correct positions. Because of the focus on proper anatomical alignment, Iyengar is considered by many to be one of the safest forms of yoga. Class descriptions highlight specialty classes, such as Pain Relief (gentle class) MS and Chronic Conditions (slow-paced, gentle class) Yoga for Complete Beginners and Life Skills (stress management, meditation, etc.).