Databases Acupuncture Research in the works

PubMED: Meta-Analyses of Acupuncture Research

AcuTrials: “[A] comprehensive collection of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture published in the English language. The database is consistently updated by the Research Department at OCOM, and is compiled primarily from PubMed, the Cochrane Library and the OCOM library. AcuTrials® is a unique resource for practitioners, students, and researchers interested in refining searches for specific acupuncture research.”

The Chinese Medicine Database: “The Chinese Medicine Database is an international grass roots movement of Chinese medicine practitioners, which is focused on the translation of the Classical Chinese medicine texts. It has been organized around one central principle — translation of Classical Chinese texts, and dissemination of that information.”

Other Websites Following TEAM Research

NCCAM: Acupuncture Research for Consumers and Health Professionals

Healthcare Medicine Institute (HealthCMi): Acupuncture CEU News Points Newsletter

NY Times: Health: Acupuncture

TEAM Forums and Educational Resources for Practitioners

Informal Journals

North American Journal of Oriental Medicine

Asian Medicine- Tradition and Modernity (part of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine)

Chinese Medicine Times : Forum

Seminars and Workshops

Healthcare Medicine Institute (HealthCMi): National US listing by category

Pro-D Seminars: Online Continuing Education for TCM & Acupuncture Practitioners

beTCM Productions:  Boutique producer of TCM education online courses and products

eLotus: Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine

Traditional Japanese Medicine Seminars of Portland

Seminar Website Listings at


TEAM / CAM Informational Websites

Medline Plus: Acupuncture : A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine From the National Institutes of HealthNational Institutes of Health

CAM in UME (Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education):

From the website: “The CAM in UME project is a Canadian medical education initiative established in 2003 by a team of conventional and CAM educators. Headed by Dr. Marja Verhoef at the University of Calgary, the overarching objective of the CAM in UME Project is to help medical school instructors impart to students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to discuss complementary medicine with patients in an informed and non-judgmental manner.

To facilitate high quality and balanced teaching of relevant CAM-related issues, educators can access a number of resources, including:

    1. a searchable Digital Resource Repository of over 100 CAM-oriented teaching/learning resources and peer-reviewed curriculum guidelines. (access)
    2. a set of CAM-related competencies for undergraduate medical education (UME).(access)
    3. a guide to assist medical school educators to implement CAM teaching in their school. (access)

GlobinMed: Based in Malaysia, “GlobinMed strives to become the source of referral on T&CM to the world through smart partnership, technology advancement and dedicated staff.”

TEAM Organizations

Medical Humanitarian Work / International Aid

Acupuncture Ambassadors: “Our Mission: To organize sustainable Acupuncture schools, training programs and treatment clinics worldwide for the care of refugees, victims of violence, war, international conflict and the poor.”

TCM – Social Forum: “The TCM – Social Forum offers a platform for various global relief projects, in which Chinese Medicine is playing an essential role. Ethical and moral policies are regarded as essential for the projects to be supported.”

Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB): “[Our] vision is to foster the creation of stable, peaceful global communities through its community-based acupuncture services and training which interrupt the cycles of unresolved trauma.”

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA): “A not-for-profit training and advocacy organization [that] encourages community wellness through the use of a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. We work to improve access and effectiveness of care through promoting policies and practices which integrate NADA-style treatment with other Western behavioral health modalities.”

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