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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Patient Information on Medical Conditions

Artist Information on Performing Arts Medicine

Acupuncture -- Scientific Research Abstracts and Articles

San Francisco / Bay Area Medical, Psychiatric and Bodywork Resources

San Francisco / Bay Area Performing Arts Resources

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

FAQ: Answers to frequently asked questions about acupuncture and Oriental medicine

A World of
A great site explaining how acupuncturists diagnose patients. Also covers causes of illness and basic theories such as yin/yang and the five elements. Objective & concise information for the consumer.

Acupuncture and Science
A summary of current scientific attempts to explain how acupuncture works

Synopsis of Scientific Research
More information on how acupuncture works

Education Standards of California Licensed Acupuncturists
Also includes links to a collection of FAQs on the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, diagnosis and treatment.

Patient Information on Medical Conditions

Low Back Pain
Repetitive Strain Injury
Shoulder Pain

Artist Information on Performing Arts Medicine

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) for Musicians and Dancers, A Resource Guide
A 135 page booklet from Safety and Health in Arts Production and Entertainment (SHAPE). Available to read on the web or as a download.

Musicians and Injuries
A Singer's Notes: Preventing Vocal Nodules
FAQ: Voice Problems
Natural Health Care: Singers and Muscians
Neuromuscular Training for Dancers - Videos from Deborah Vogel
Listen While You Work: Hearing Conservation for the Arts

Acupuncture -- Scientific Research Abstracts and Articles

Since the establishment in 1991 of the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes for Health a growing number of clinical trials have focused on complimentary therapies, including acupuncture. Results have varied, but show a positive trend toward confirming the efficacy of acupuncture for a variety of conditions. Links to some of these results are included below.

Researchers have yet to overcome difficulties inherent to the scientific study of acupuncture. One major obstacle has been design of a convincing acupuncture placebo. Another shortcoming is that treatments are often over-simplified so much they scarcely resemble real treatments applied in clinical practice. In addition, most trials focus exclusively on acupuncture. They ignore the equally important contributions of herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping and dietary, exercise and lifestyle recommendations often used in conjunction with acupuncture.

So while the abstracts and articles below provide an embryonic scientific view of acupuncture, they do not represent all the conditions acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have effectively treated for several thousand years of Chinese history.

Acupuncture - Mechanism of Action
Acupuncture - NIH Consensus Statement
Acupuncture - Psychosocial Variables
Anovulation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Disabling Breathlessness
Bronchitis, Chronic Spastic
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Childbirth - Abstract 1
Childbirth - Abstract 2
Craniomandibular Disorders, Muscular Origin
Depression - Abstract 1
Depression - Abstract 2
Depression and Anxiety
Dysmenorrhea - Abstract 1
Dysmenorrhea - Abstract 2
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Disorders
Hypertension - Abstract 1
Hypertension - Abstract 2
Insomnia - Abstract 1
Insomnia - Abstract 2
Knee Pain
Low Back Pain, Chronic - Abstract 1
Low Back Pain, Chronic - Abstract 2
Menopausal Symptoms - Tamoxifen-treated patients
Nausea - Chemotherapy Induced
Nausea and Vomiting - Post-Operative
Nausea and Vomiting - Post-Operative, Children
Neck Pain, Chronic - Abstract 1
Neck Pain, Chronic - Abstract 2
Pain, Intra-operative and Post-operative
Pain, Non-Specific
Pain, Pediatric
Pain, Post-operative - Abstract 1
Pain, Post-operative - Abstract 2
Pain, Post-Operative - Abstract 3
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pregnancy - Safety of Acupuncture During Early Pregnancy
Premenstrual Syndrome
Shoulder Pain
Substance Abuse - Abstract 1
Substance Abuse - Abstract 2
Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Tendinitis - Rotator Cuff
Tennis Elbow
Vocal Nodules
Women's Mental Health

San Francisco / Bay Area Medical, Psychiatric and Bodywork Resources
These links are provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only. No endorsement of any particular practitioner is either expressed or implied.

Psychotherapy and Psychiatric Services

Vincenza Baldino, MFT
In-depth psychotherapy, trauma therapy, EMDR, yoga therapy, couples therapy
San Francisco and Oakland, CA
(415) 252-8045

Frank Banks, MFT
Psychotherapy, individual and couples counseling
San Francisco and Oakland, CA
(415) 406-0411

Bryce Carter, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, individuals and couples
San Francisco, CA
(415) 206-1127

Susan Glick, Ph.D.
EMDR, cognitive and behavioral methods, psycho-spiritual work, guided imagery
San Francisco and Oakland, CA
(510) 381-2984

Julie Nicholson, LMFT
Performing arts psychology, health psychology, individual and couples counseling
San Francisco, CA
(415) 289-6771

Karlyn M. Ward, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD
Certified Jungian Analyst
Mill Valley CA 94942
(415) 388-5976

Gateway Psychiatric Services

Hennie Sholars, D.O.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 401-1630

Richard Pitt
San Francisco, CA
(415) 695-8200

Elisabetta Alfonsi, D.C., D.A.C.N.B.
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
San Francisco, CA
(415) 370-8571

Ricky Fishman, D.C.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 567-2225

Infinite Massage

Jodi Sherman, LMT
Deep tissue, sports injuries, pain management
San Francisco, CA
(415) 502-1746 or (917) 207-0995

Movement Awareness and Education


Ivan Serdar, DMD -- General and Cosmetic Dentistry

James Gregory, DDS -- Cosmetic and Preventive Dentistry
San Francisco, CA
(415) 986-1020

San Francisco / Bay Area Performing Arts Resources

Clarion Music Center
San Francisco World Music Festival
Door Dog Music Productions
7/8 Music Productions
Tangents Radio
Tuvan Instrument Builder

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