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Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)

SAR is a great place to stay up to date on the latest scientific research relating to acupuncture and Chinese medicine. "Our Mission is to promote, advance and disseminate scientific inquiry into Oriental medicine systems, which include acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities. We value quantitative and qualitative research addressing clinical efficacy, physiological mechanisms, patterns of use and theoretical foundations." 

Acupuncture for Pain Download (PDF)

Download "Acupuncture for Pain" information provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.


Search any health related topic to find out about the research related to treating a particular health condition. Subscribe to the newsletter to receive monthly email publications related to Traditional Chinese Medicine. It contains full text articles on a wide range of conditions. This is a highly recommended site.

Chinese Medicine Times

Chinese Medicine Times offers a wide range of articles relating to all aspects of acupuncture. While this journal is intended for practitioners and students of acupuncture, it also contains much content that general readers may find useful and of interest.

Acupuncture Research Resource Centre

ARRC is a specialist resource for acupuncture research information. It is funded by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).  ARRC's central aim is to serve registered acupuncturists and others by providing good quality information on research into acupuncture, thereby promoting and supporting further research into the subject. ARRC also aims to increase awareness of the role and effectiveness of acupuncture and hence help in gaining wider acceptance for the use of acupuncture within our health system.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

NCCAM provides information regarding complementary health products and practices. They also conduct and support research specifically geared toward complementary and alternative medicine. Check the link above for their introduction on Chinese medicine.

Women's Health Initiative (National Institute of Health)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. The WHI addressed cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. The WHI was a 15 year multi-million dollar endeavor, and one of the largest U.S. prevention studies of its kind.

> Fact Sheet About Menopausal Hormonal Therapy by the Women's Health Initiative.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.' Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials outlines diseases and disorders that have been proven through clinical trials, to be treated with acupuncture.

Australian Health Practitioners Agency (AHPRA)

AHPRA is the regulatory agency in Australia that are responsible for regulating health professions in Australia. All acupuncturists in Australia must be registered by the this board in order to practice acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. AHPRA sets standards and policies that all acupuncturists must meet in order to practice the medicine.

Noosa Holistic Health

Noosa Holistic Health's expert team of health professionals look forward to helping you reach your personal health goals. They stock a large dispensary of nutritional supplements and the Sunshine Coast’s biggest range of herbal medicines – both traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine.

Modalities offered: Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Massage, Psychology, Conscious Kinesiology, Life Coaching.

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