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Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Articles

Below are a number of articles that have been published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Chinese Medicine Times, The Lantern, Positive Health, Pharmacognosy Mag and Acupuncture Today.

Research Studies

Auricular Acupuncture in the Treatment of Cocaine/Crack Abuse: A Review of the Efficacy, the Use of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Protocol, and the Selection of Sham Points

Auricular Acupuncture in the Treatment of Cocaine/Crack Abuse: A Review of the Efficacy, the Use of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Protocol, and the Selection of Sham Points

This in-depth literature critique analyses research conducted using ear acupuncture in treating cocaine/crack addicts. It highlights the need to use certain ear acupoints in the treatment group versus the careful selection of sham points in the control group. This research paper was originally published in the peer review medical journal The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 6, 2004, doi:10.1089/acm.2004.10.985 - www.liebertpub.com. This research paper has been cited by 91 other research studies - read more ...

Academic Papers

Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour

DVD Review - Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief in Labour

This DVD Is well presented and packaged. It is chiefly aimed at the general public, being too basic for acupuncturists for whom I would recommend Debra Betts book The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth. This article was originally published in EJOM, Volume 7, Issue 1 2012 - www.ejom.co.uk - read more ...

Disorders of the Spleen and Stomach

Disorders of the Spleen and Stomach

This translation article discusses disorders of the Spleen and Stomach using Chinese herbal medicine. Written by a leading Spleen and Stomach doctor, Prof Shi, now 84 years old, it has been translated into English for the first time by Attilio D'Alberto and published in The Lantern, Volume 2, Issue 3 2005 - www.thelantern.com.au and in the ATCM journal, Volume 22, Issue 1 2015 - read more ...

The Development of Wind Aetiology in Chinese Medicine - Part One

The Development of Wind Aetiology in Chinese Medicine - Part One

This in depth discussion of Wind in Chinese medicine looks at it's deep historical roots in Chinese culture and how it influenced Chinese medicine throughout the ages. This article was originally published in Chinese Medicine Times, Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2006 - www.chinesemedicinetimes.com - read more ...

The Development of Wind Aetiology in Chinese Medicine - Part Two

The Development of Wind Aetiology in Chinese Medicine - Part Two

Part two of this in depth article discusses the clinical application of Wind theory in practice and how Wind manifests as disease within the body. This article was originally published in Chinese Medicine Times, Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2006 - www.chinesemedicinetimes.com - read more ...

Understanding Cocaine Addiction According to Chinese Medicine Theory

Understanding Cocaine Addiction According to Chinese Medicine Theory

Chinese medicine theory of cocaine addiction, it's 5 Element dynamic and spirit aspects with its treatment using the NADA protocol. This article was originally published in EJOM, Volume 8, Issue 1 2015 - www.ejom.co.uk - read more ...

The Regulation of Herbal Medicine in the UK and Europe. An Interview with Michael McIntyre - Chair of EHPA

The Regulation of Herbal Medicine in the UK and Europe. An Interview with Michael McIntyre - Chair of EHPA

An Interview with the head of herbal regulation in the UK, Michael McIntyre and the state of regulation in 2006. This article was originally published in Chinese Medicine Times, Volume 1, Issue 5, October 2006 - www.chinesemedicinetimes.com - read more ...

DNA Staining Reveals the Existence of the Meridian Sub Systems

DNA Staining Reveals the Existence of the Meridian Sub Systems

The use of DNA staining techniques may have found the acupuncture meridian system hidden within the lymphatic system. This article was originally published in Chinese Medicine Times, Volume 1, Issue 1, February 2006 - www.chinesemedicinetimes.com - read more ...

An Interview with Zhiyun Bo, Inventor of Abdominal Acupuncture (Fu Zhen)

An Interview with Zhiyun Bo, Inventor of Abdominal Acupuncture (Fu Zhen)

Attilio D'Alberto exclusively interviews Dr Zhiyun Bo, inventor of abdominal acupuncture in Beijing, China. This new form of acupuncture is used widely in China to treat serious, chronic conditions, such as those seen after a stroke. This article was originally published in Acupuncture Today, August, 2005, Volume 06, Issue 08 - www.acupuncturetoday.com - read more ...

The Development of Chinese and Orthodox Western Medicines Throughout the Ages

A Comparison of the Influence of Chinese and Western Philosophies on the Development of TCM and Western Medicine

An interesting article by Attilio D'Alberto, that explores the historical development of Chinese and Western orthodox medicines through the last 2000 years - read more ...

Thermal Imagery Using Moxibustion Shows the Existence of the Jinglou

Thermal Imagery Using Moxibustion Shows the Existence of the Jinglou

New research into the existence of the meridian system (Jinglou) has been conducted using moxibustion and thermal imagery. Attilio D'Alberto comments on this exciting new research and provides additional food for thought. This article was originally published in Acupuncture Today, May, 2005 - www.acupuncturetoday.com - read more ...

A Critique of Literature Using Acupuncture to Treat Lower Back Pain

A Critique of Literature Using Acupuncture to Treat Lower Back Pain

This critique offers a valuable insight into research conducted on lower back pain. It illustrates the differences between randomised controlled trials, case studies and the use of syndrome differentiation within studies. This article was originally published in Acupuncture Today, February, 2005 - www.acupuncturetoday.com - read more ...

Magazine Articles

Getting to the Point

Getting to the Point. Why Acupuncture is More than Just Needles

Acupuncture is more than just needles and is one part of a whole system of traditional healthcare dating back thousands of years that encompasses a wealth of knowledge. This article was originally published in Wopaa, Volume 1, Issue 4 2008 - read more ...

Unexplained Infertility - Taking Back Your Power to Conceive

Unexplained Infertility - Taking Back Your Power to Conceive

Dr (TCM) D'Alberto explains his unique understanding of unexplained infertility and how it can be attributed to a lack of Blood in Chinese medicine - read more ...

Weight Loss Using Chinese Medicine

Weight Loss Using Chinese Medicine

An interesting and useful article that provides information for anyone wanting to loose weight. This article was originally published in Positive Health, Issue 123, May 2006 - read more ...

Cellular Memory and Zangfu Theory

Cellular Memory and Zangfu Theory

A unique theoretical article on the phenomenon known as 'cellular memory' and it's relationship with ancient Chinese theory. This articles was used as reference material for the Channel 4 documentary programme on cellular memory and was also referenced in the book SuperVolcano - read more ...

Understanding Nutrition in Chiense Medicine

Understanding Nutrition in Chinese Medicine

Nutrition in Chinese medicine lies at the heart of it's theory. Poor nutrition is responsible for a variety of diseases. This article explains the theory of nutrition in Chinese medicine and how to eat correctly. This article was originally published in Positive Health, Issue 139, Sep 2007 - read more ...

The Withering of Yin. A Mid Life Crisis?

The Withering of Yin. A Mid Life Crisis?

We all get old, but it's how our Yin and Yang are balanced that determines our health during mid life. This article explores what happens during mid-life and how we can be more aware of what's going on. This article was originally published in Positive Health, Issue 127, Sep 2006 - read more ...

Eating Right for Your Climate

Eating Right for Your Climate

Good health in Chinese medicine is not all about acupuncture and herbs. The most important aspect of being healthy is eating correctly. This article explains how to eat right for your climate as well as what you should eat as our climate becomes hotter with global warming. This article was originally published in Positive Health, Issue 131, Jan 2007 - read more ...

Concepts of Chinese Medicine

Concepts of Chinese Medicine

This article gives a good outline to the concepts of Chinese herbal medicine, from history to theory, treatment strategy, herbs themselves and the issues of safety and research. This article was originally published in Pharmacognosy Mag - read more ...