Resources for Current Students

CNT Manual: Best Practices for Acupuncture Needle Safety and Related Procedures, 7th Edition

Council Position Papers

Dry Needling

Glove Use During the Practice of Acupuncture

Moxa Smoke and the Need for Ventilation or Filtration

Skin Preparation Prior to Acupuncture Needle Insertion

Academic and Research Resources

AcuFinder (Referral service and information source for health and wellness)

Acupuncture Today (Monthly searchable online journal)

American Psychological Association APA Style

APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (Lead government agency for scientific research)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Research paper writing resources and instructional material)

National Institutes of Health (Foremost medical research agency of the U.S. Department of Health)

TCM Tests (Preparation materials for Comprehensive and Board exams)

Yin Yang House (Member community & discussion forum for students and practitioners)

Membership Organizations

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Comprised of practitioners, students, educational institutions, businesses and AOM allies)

American Organization for the Bodywork Therapies of Asia (Dedicated to serving students, educators and practitioners)

American Society of Acupuncturists (Supports state associations for trained practitioners)

National Academy of Medicine (Members are elected based on professional achievement and commitment to volunteer service)

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (Members provide direct support for accessible and responsible acupuncture-based treatment and recovery)

Regulatory, Support and Training Organizations

Acupuncture Now Foundation (Offers publications, research, education & public information)

Acupuncturists Without Borders (Provides disaster relief, recovery and support to communities for building resiliency)

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (Offers post-grad specialty training & preparation for certification exam)

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (Supports veterinary acupuncture through continuing education & research)

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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