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Frequently Asked Questions About Acupuncture

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture answers some commonly asked questions about acupuncture and medical acupuncturists.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. This fact sheet presents an overview of CAM, types of CAM, and information on safety and regulation.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Acupuncture for Pain

This fact sheet provides basic information about pain and acupuncture, summarizes scientific research on acupuncture for specific kinds of pain, and suggests sources for additional information.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Acupuncture: An Introduction

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and aims to help relieve pain and restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. Learn about acupuncture visits, side effects and risks, and how to find a qualified practitioner.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Find a Practitioner: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Find commonly asked questions by consumers regarding acupuncture and Oriental medicine and how to find a skilled and competent practitioner.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Find an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner

Search for an AAAOM (American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) member practitioner near you.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Medical Acupuncturist Referral Search

Use this searchable database to find a medical acupuncturist who is a member of American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Use this glossary for a brief introduction to common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terms and definitions. These terms include: the Alexander Technique, ayurevedic medicine, hypnosis, pilates, qi gong, reiki, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practioners use herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions. .

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM