Resources

Orcas Island, Washington

Website Resources:

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Asian Cultural Studies

Fu Zi (Aconitum carmichaelii) at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Fu Zi (Aconitum carmichaelii) at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Herbal Medicine East and West

 National Acupuncture and Licensing Associations

  •  Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. – http://www.acaom.org– Discusses the accreditation process for schools who want to offer Acupuncture training.
  • American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – http://www.aaaomonline.org/
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine –http://www.ccaom.org/ -–The group that administers the Clean Needle Technique course.
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association- http://www.acudetox.com/ – The NADA protocol or 5NP (Five Needle Protocols) official website.  This protocol is used in helping people transition out of substance abuse and is broadly used to treat addictions and offer support to individuals undergoing stressful situations.
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – http://www.nccaom.org/ – The organization for national licensure.  Contains a database of licensed practitioners throughout the United States.

Biomedical Resources:

  • Drug Interaction Website
    http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html – This website allows you to enter medications and see if there are any interactions between them.  Very useful if you are on multiple medications.

 

Collaborative Medicine:

  • Mederi Foundation  http://mederifoundation.org/welcome.html – An organization that offers teleconferencing and distance consultations for chronic health issues.   The mission statement of the Mederi Foundation is to, “optimize health, promote longevity, and improve the quality of life of those facing chronic diseases, especially cancer; and to provide a comprehensive approach toward the transformation of healthcare for individuals and institutions.”