The practice of medical acupuncture is supported by a body of rigorous scientific investigation. Below are 152 articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals covering acupuncture’s basic and clinical science since 1998.

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Trauma Protocol

Author(s): Helms, JM
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Efficacy of Auricular Therapy for Pain Management – A Systematic Review

Author(s): Yeh, CH et al.
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Basic Science

Ancient Chinese medicine and mechanistic evidence of acupuncture physiology

Author(s): Yang, Edward S. et al.
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Characterizing Acupuncture Stimuli Using Brain Imaging with fMRI

Author(s): Huang, W. et al.
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Differences in Electrical conduction Properties Between Meridians and Non-meridians

Author(s): Lee MS, et al.

Effects of Electrical Acupuncture on Acupoint BL15 Evaluated in Terms onf Heart Rate Variability, Pulse Rate Variability, and Skin Conductance Response

Author(s): Hsu, C-C et al.
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Neural Acupuncture Unit: A New Concept for Interpreting Effects and Mechanisms of Acupuncture

Author(s): Zhang, Z. et al
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One Medicine, One Acupuncture

Author(s): Robinson, Narda G.
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Perivascular space: possible anatomical substrate for the meridian

Author(s): Ma W, et al.

Physiology and cell biology of acupuncture observed in calcium signaling activated by acoustic shear wave

Author(s): Li, Geng et al.
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Brain Imaging Studies

Acupuncture-Induced Pain Relief and the Human Brain’s Default Mode Network – an Extended View of Central Effects of Acupuncure Analgesia

Author(s): Otti A. and Noll-Hussong M.
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Characterizing Acupuncture Stimuli Using Brain Imaging with fMRI – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Literature

Author(s): Huang W. et al.
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Does Acupuncture Therapy Alter Activation of Neural Pathways for Pain Perception in Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Author(s): Chu WCW, et al.
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Inserting needles into the body: a meta-analysis of brain activity associated with acupuncture needle stimulation

Author(s): Chae Y. et al.


A safety and efficacy pilot study of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic lymphoedema

Author(s): Cassileth, B. et al.
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Cancer Research

Author(s): Mao, J. et al.



Acupuncture for insomnia in pregnancy – a prospective, quasi-randomised, controlled study

Author(s): Guerreiro da Silva, Joao et al.
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Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study

Author(s): Zollman, F. et al.
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Autonomic Activation in Insomnia: the Case for Acupuncture

Author(s): Huang, Wei et al.
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Acupuncture and rheumatoid arthritis

Author(s): Tukmachi, E.

Acupuncture for Alleviation of Lateral Epicondyle Pain

Author(s): Trinh, K.V. et al.
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Acupuncture Provides Short-Term Pain Relief for Patients in a Total Joint Replacement Program

Author(s): Crespin, D et al.

Effectiveness of traditional Chinese “gua sha” therapy in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

Author(s): Braun, M. et al.

The effect of Gua Sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue: a pilot study in healthy subjects

Author(s): Nielsen, A. et al.

Treatment of Gout with Acupuncture

Author(s): Jun, P. et al.


Electroacupuncture Versus Gabapentin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial

Author(s): Mao, J et. al.


“Hari”: not embedded needles

Author(s): Yamashita, Hitoshi
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A hedgehog-like appearance resulting from Hari acupuncture

Author(s): Park, S and Shim, W
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Chylothorax Caused by Acupuncture

Author(s): Inayama, M., et al.

Sports Performance

Acupuncture and Responses of Immunologic and Endocrine Markers during Competition

Author(s): Akimoto T et al
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Acupuncture in Human Performance

Author(s): Pelham T et al
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Cellular Tensegrity: defining new rules of biological design that govern the cytoskeleton

Author(s): Ingber, D.E.
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Tensegrity I: cell structure and hierarchical systems biology

Author(s): Ingber, D. E.
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Tensegrity: the architectural basis of cellular mechanotransduction

Author(s): Ingber, D.E.
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