Info from: https://www.daocloud.com/acupuncture/cost

As you can imagine, the cost of acupuncture varies from city to city and from one acupuncturist to the next. In this article, we’ll explore the kinds of costs you can expect when you seek treatment, the types of discounts you may be eligible for, how to find low-cost acupuncture using community clinics, and acupuncture costs in some of the major cities.

If you’re looking to use insurance, we’ll reveal which insurance companies will pay for acupuncture treatment, And if you’re looking for a specific treatment for weight loss, back pain, infertility, or migraines, we’ll also give you an idea of what you can expect to pay for those treatments.


  1. How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?
  2. Typical Costs
  3. Discounts
  4. Total cost
  5. How to find low cost acupuncture (please consider the quality before consider low cost)
  6.  Which insurance companies cover acupuncture?
  7.  Acupuncture Cost by City
  8.  Cost by treatment type
  9.  For infertility
  10.  For Weight Loss
  11.  For Back Pain
  12.  For Migraines
  13.  Additional costs to consider
  14.  Tips for shopping for acupuncture
  15.  Frequently Asked Questions
  16.  Does medicare cover acupuncture?
  17.  Does medicaid cover acupuncture?
  18.  Do Medicare supplemental insurance plans cover acupuncture?
  19.  Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

Typical Costs

Fees for your first session of acupuncture may include an initial consultation, medical exam, and acupuncture treatment. This will cost between $120 to $240. Additional visits may cost $75 to $160.


Many acupuncturists offer a discount when you purchase multiple treatments. So for example, if you were to purchase one session at $150 or six sessions at $600, bringing the price down to $100 per session.

Other popular discounts are:

  • Student discounts
  • Senior discounts
  • Child discounts

Ask your acupuncturist if they offer any of these discounts to get a better price on your treatments. For example, in Atlanta, an acupuncture treatment will cost $120, but a student discount brings it to $85, and for a child, it’s only $65.

Total cost

According to consumer reports , people spent more than $200 out of pocket over the course of their full treatment for acupuncture and almost one in four spent $500 or more.

How to find low cost acupuncture

Non-profit community acupuncture clinics are gaining popularity. These clinics, like Phoenix Community Acupuncture , offer low cost acupuncture on a sliding scale, $17-$35. Look for a community acupuncture clinic in your area to find low cost acupuncture.

Which insurance companies cover acupuncture?

The following insurance companies may cover your acupuncture, depending on your plan. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to verify coverage before seeking treatment. Your acupuncturist may also be able to assist you.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Johns Hopkins EHP
  • Kennedy Krieger’s Core Source
  • Landmark
  • Optum
  • United Health Care

Acupuncture Cost by City


These prices estimate the costs you may expect to pay for acupuncture without insurance. To determine these prices, we sampled acupuncturists listed in the Google business directory in each area.

Cost by City

City Acupuncture Session Cost
Atlanta $80
Austin $85
Baltimore $90
Boston $100
Charlotte $80
Chicago $95
Cincinnati $100
Cleveland $85
Columbus $75
Dallas $85
Denver $125
Houston $160
Indianapolis $95
Kansas City $75
Las Vegas $70
Los Angeles $120
Louisville $85
Memphis $75
Miami $120
Milwaukee $90
Minneapolis $120
Nashville $100
New Orleans $85
New York $300
Oklahoma City $75
Philadelphia $95
Phoenix $75
Portland $150
Raleigh $75
Richmond $90
Salt Lake City $75
San Diego $108
San Francisco $150
San Jose $85
Seattle $135
St Louis $60
Tampa $125
Washington DC $160

Cost by treatment type

For infertility

If you suffer from infertility, plan to pay a lot of money to increase your chances of getting pregnant. A typical acupuncture program for fertility might last three to six months, with treatments every week. Plan for a major portion of your expenses upfront with various diagnostic tests running from $160 to $325, which may include:

  • Male hormone panel
  • Female hormone panel
  • Estrogen ratio test
  • Adrenal salivary index
  • Salivary food sensitivity panel

Sample infertility costs

Initial Visit $150

Female hormone panel $325

Estrogen ratio test $200

Herbs ($150 monthly) $900

Weekly acupuncture for 6 months $1,680


Total Cost $3,255

For Weight Loss

If you need to lose some weight, acupuncture could help. Weekly acupuncture was shown to improve weight loss in this study. If you figure three months of acupuncture to accompany your exercise regime, you’d spend $840 or more depending on the per session cost.

For Back Pain

If you consider testimonial and anecdotal evidence, some people have used acupuncture to become free from pain in has few as 24 sessions. If you figure on a cost per session of $70 to $150, that amounts to $1,680 to $3,600.

However, some research suggests the effects of acupuncture on pain are temporary. In this case, you might need weekly acupuncture on an ongoing basis, resulting in a cost of $280 to $600 monthly for your back pain.

For Migraines

The same situation is true from migraines as back pain. Considering that you may need ongoing acupuncture treatment to relieve the pain associated with you migraines and keep them at bay, you may need to plan on spending anywhere from $280 to $1200 for weekly or bi-weekly acupuncture treatment.

Additional costs to consider

Here are some additional costs you may need to consider before purchasing an acupuncture treatment.

  • Herbs and supplements. Many acupuncture clinics will recommend patients take Chinese herbs or other supplements as part of their treatment program. These will always cost additional money above and beyond your acupuncture treatment, ranging from $30 to $150 monthly.
  • Tui Na. Your treatment may begin with an optional Tui Na session. This is similar to massage, but with a therapeutic emphasis, rather than relaxation. You may be charged extra for Tui Na.
  • Gratuity. With most bodywork, you may be expected to leave a tip for your practitioner; somewhere between 10-20%. Some clinics encourage gratuity while others discourage it.

Tips for shopping for acupuncture

  1. Ask your friends for a recommendation.
  2. Research online.
  3. Read online reviews.
  4. Understand the practitioners training and specializations.
  5. Call and ask for an introductory session. (Don’t forget to ask about what insurance they take)
  6. Go to your first appointment and evaluate the doctor and the office.
  7. Make a decision to return or keep looking for an acupuncturist you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does medicare cover acupuncture?

No. Medicare does not cover acupuncture.

Does medicaid cover acupuncture?

No. Medicaid does not cover acupuncture

Do Medicare supplemental insurance plans cover acupuncture?

Some Medicare supplemental insurance plans provide coverage for acupuncture treatment but most don’t offer coverage.

Will my insurance cover acupuncture?

While many insurance companies are beginning to cover acupuncture, most plans that do are higher cost plans. If you have had chronic pain for six months and the traditional forms of treatment, like drugs or physical therapy have been ineffective, there’s a higher chance your insurance will cover your acupuncture treatments.

Our clinical trial protocol has been published recently in Journal of Integrative Medicine, the PDF of whole article is available based on request.

Effectiveness of two different acupuncture strategies in patients with vulvodynia: Study protocol for a pilot pragmatic controlled trial.

Fan AY, Alemi SF, Zhu YH, Rahimi S, Wei H, Tian H, He D, Gong C, Yang G, He C, Ouyang H.  J Integr Med. 2018 Oct 10. pii: S2095-4964(18)30103-1. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2018.10.004. [Epub ahead of print]



Vulvodynia, or vulvar pain, is a common condition in women; however, there are few evidence-based clinical trials evaluating nonpharmacological therapies for this condition. Acupuncture is one complementary and integrative medicine therapy used by some patients with vulvodynia. This study evaluates two different acupuncture strategies for the treatment of vulvodynia and aims to evaluate whether either of the acupuncture protocols reduces vulvar pain, pain duration or pain with intercourse. The study also examines how long the effect of acupuncture lasts in women with vulvodynia.


The study is designed as a randomized controlled trial, focused on two acupuncture protocols. Fifty-one patients who have had vulvodynia for more than 3 months will be recruited. Among them, 34 patients will be randomized into Groups 1a and 1b; those who are unwilling to receive acupuncture will be recruited into the standard care group (Group 2). Patients in Group 1a will have acupuncture focused on the points in the pudendal nerve distribution area, while patients in Group 1b will receive acupuncture focused on traditional (distal) meridian points. Patients in Group 2 will receive routine conventional treatments, such as using pain medications, local injections and physical therapies or other nonsurgical procedures. Acupuncture will last 45 min per session, once or twice a week for 6 weeks. The primary outcome measurement will be objective pain intensity, using the cotton swab test. The secondary outcome measurement will be subjective patient self-reported pain intensity, which will be conducted before cotton swab test. Pain intensities will be measured by an 11-point Numeric Pain Rating Scale. Pain duration and pain score during intercourse are recorded. Local muscle tension, tenderness and trigger points (Ashi points) are also recorded. All measurements will be recorded at baseline (before the treatment), at the end of each week during treatment and at the end of the 6 weeks. Follow-up will be done 6 weeks following the last treatment.


Results of this trial will provide preliminary data on whether acupuncture provides better outcomes than nonacupuncture treatments, i.e., standard care, and whether acupuncture focused on the points in pudendal nerve distribution, near the pain area, has better results than traditional acupuncture focused on distal meridian points for vulvodynia.


Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT03481621. Register: March 29, 2018.

via Distribution of licensed acupuncturists and educational institutions in the United States at the start of 2018  

We have a new published article: there are 50 days free access online, if you like to read the detail, you may click the link:



This study was conducted to identify the approximate number and density of actively licensed acupuncturists, as well as the number of schools in acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) by January 1, 2018 in the United States (U.S.). We contacted the appropriate department governing acupuncturists, such as the Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine, etc. in each state and U.S. territories, to collect the data. We also conducted online license information searches in order to collect the most accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists, especially for those states in which a board could not be reached. We found that the number of actively licensed acupuncturists as of January 1, 2018 in the U.S. was 37,886. The ten states with the largest number of acupuncturists (28,452 or 75.09% of the U.S. total), in order by total, included California, New York, Florida, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusetts. The number of practitioners was greater than 1000 for each of these states. Among them, the largest three were California (12,135; 32.03%), New York (4438; 11.71%) and Florida (2705; 7.13%). These three states accounted for more than half of the overall total. The number of total licensed acupuncturists has increased 257% since 1998. The overall acupuncturist density in the U.S. – measured as number of acupuncturists per 100,000 – was 11.63 (total number of licensed acupuncturists: 37,886, divided by the total population: 325,719,178 at the start of 2018). There were 20 states with an acupuncturist density of more than 10 per 100,000 population. Hawaii (52.82) was the highest, followed by Oregon (34.88), Vermont (30.79), California (30.69) and then New Mexico (30.27). There were 62 active, accredited AOM schools which altogether offered 100 programs: 32 master degrees in Acupuncture, 53 master degrees in Oriental medicine, 13 postgraduate doctorate degrees and 2 entry-level doctorate degrees. Among these active accredited schools, institutions in the West and East Coast states comprised 77.42% of the national total. California, Florida, and New York represented 41.94%. There were 48 jurisdictions (47 States and the District of Columbia) with acupuncture practice laws in place. States without acupuncture laws included Alabama, Oklahoma and South Dakota. The data suggests that acupuncture profession has steadily grown in the United States.

Acupuncture “dose”

Every treatment should have a proper dose or dosage to reach the effect, medication does, and acupuncture does.

For Acupuncture, in recent years, especially in north America,many patients and acupuncturists seem reach some-kind of a “consensus” in how acupuncture should be used in daily treatment, it looks like:

  1. use smaller needles, such as 0.14-0.16 mm in needle diameter, gauge 40-42;
  2. insert in less than 0.5 inch, or 1 cm;
  3. use more needles;
  4. 30-45 minutes;
  5. once or twice per weeks.

How often? or how many sessions in a period of time?  according to 2012 National Health Interview Survey, most of patients for acupuncture did NOT get enough sessions’ treatments. A paper mentioned, there were only 38% acupuncture patients getting 6 or more treatments in that year- if we consider such patients continuously saw a healthcare professional to treat their illness or disorder by acupuncture, in stead of getting acupuncture intermittently – the gap was more than one or two weeks.

In China, patients usually get deeper (more than one inch in many body area) acupuncture by “big” needles such as needle diameter 0.35mm (gauge 28) or 0.40mm (gauge 26). Once a day for 10 sessions in two weeks as one treatment course. It seems more effective.

However, the bigger in needle size (in diameter), the more painful. This may affect many patients’ acceptance to acupuncture. For some illness or disorders, smaller needles also effective, but for some other disorders or illness, smaller needles and shallow needling will not be effective.

On other hand, we should aware of age of patients, the reaction of patients, and different status in same patient. Younger patient may have quicker and bigger effect than the older patients. If a patient is very sensitive to acupuncture, smaller stimulation also can get bigger results.

Also, for acupuncture, the damage of nerve path may causes a difficult/weak to get the acupuncture effectiveness. So, in stroke patients or other neurological disorders/illness, acupuncture stimulation may need more, either in actually stimulation techniques or other related techniques, for instance, suggestion, encouraging, leaded exercises, etc.

44 00 (02) .12mm Dark Green
42 0 (01) .14mm Lime Green
40 1 .16mm Red
38 2 .18mm Ivory (Yellow)
36 3 .20mm Blue
34 4 .22mm Pink
32 5 .25mm Purple
30 8 .30mm Brown
28 10 .35mm *
26 12 .40mm *


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13mm 15mm 1/2″
25mm 30mm 1″
40mm 40mm 1 ½”
50mm 50mm 2″
60mm 60mm 2½”
75mm * 3″
100mm * 4″
125mm * 5″
150mm * 6″




1988年,6月18日,60岁的马尔文来到约翰日(John Day City)。虽说是一次简单的公路旅行,可对于他意义非同寻常。主干道左转,驶进广东街(Canton Street),把车停在金华昌中国博物馆门前的空地上。卡罗琳已站在门口迎接他。

“你好。欢迎来到金华昌。”他们走到伍喜道(Ing Hay Way)的一座石头房屋前,卡罗琳掏出钥匙打开厚重的铁门。一路上,马尔文的话不多,进屋后更是一言不发。他认真打量那些贴满汉字的瓶瓶罐罐,然后移步到里屋,心事重重地看着厨房里的砂锅,在双层床前驻足良久。







1887年,瓦拉瓦拉(Walla Walla)的淘金热似乎已经过去,镇上的中国人逐年减少。25岁的伍于念决定去别的城市闯荡。他告别留在那里的叔叔一家,独自来到俄勒冈东部峡谷溪(Canyon Creek)和约翰日河(John Day River)交汇处的新兴城市:约翰日(John Day City). 不久后,一个极富商业头脑的年轻人将会找到他,开启长达一生的友谊与合作。








1888年,一个在广东人看来非常吉利的年份,他俩注册了自己的公司,取名金华昌(Kam Wah Chung & CO.). 名字的寓意很明显:希望黄金能为华人社区带来繁荣昌盛。这背后,却有着更深刻的缘由。

1862年,这里发现金矿,无数白人、华人先后涌入。随之而来的,是排华、辱华的敌对情绪。各种冲突不断升级,最终导致了1885年峡谷市(Canyon City)中国城的一场大火。据当时报纸报道,火灾来得过于迅猛,许多楼房被烧成灰烬。更糟糕的是,人们不但对肇事者讳莫如深不追究责任,还强制不得重建中国城,所有中国人必须立即离开峡谷市。幸存的中国居民不得不步行来到一英里外的约翰日,在那重建家园。金华昌公司就是在这样的背景下成立的。




紧接着,洗衣店,饭店,菜园,佛堂,中国城逐渐繁荣稳固,成为当时美国仅次于三藩市和波特兰的第三大华人社区。和那些有了钱就往老家寄的同乡不同,他们将收入再次投入经营。梁光荣的生意越做越大,越做越广。到了二十世纪初,他开了一家汽车经销店(Car Dealership) 。一百多年后,他那张身穿洋装,站在汽车前的黑白照,变成了一代成功华侨的象征,陈列在美国西岸各大城市的华人历史博物馆里。这其中,就包括了西雅图的陆荣昌亚裔博物馆。



海报张贴在门口信息栏最下方不起眼的角落,配合光荣在镜头里略微失焦的眼神,难免有点悲凉的意境。商店最里面的肉食品货架上,油画山有机牛肉(Painted Hills Natural Beef)整齐排开,等待被精致的家庭主妇优雅地放进购物篮里。出产这些牛肉的牧场,其实散落在俄勒冈东部,离梁光荣居住的约翰日不到两小时车程。商店收银台前的杂志架,清一色摆放可供深度阅读的文学、科技类期刊,还有纸张上乘的时尚生活杂志。

当月的《哈玻斯》(Harper’s)杂志邀请了畅销书作家凯文•贝克(Kevin Baker)为其撰写封面故事,文章名为《失去光辉的美国铁路》。作者讲述了他乘坐火车一路由北至南,从东到西游历美国的见闻,其中穿插回忆了横贯大陆铁路曾如何为美国带来繁荣。而讲到这段铁路的修筑,就不得不提到华工的遭遇。铁路公司低价雇佣一万多名中国人,上山埋炸药,点燃引线。随着山洞被炸开,“没人问津这巨大的冲击力究竟炸飞了多少中国人”。提到现今日渐衰落的美国铁路运输业,作者又不禁感慨奥巴马政府为振兴铁路遇到困难重重,还对中国大城市所拥有的轻轨动车系统羡慕不已。这两个关于华工和新中国铁路的信息,在历史的坐标上相隔不到两百年,可当它们同时出现在一篇文章里,被另一种语言讲述的时候,还是有了些戏剧感。


怀特曼森林区(Wallowa-Whitman National Forest)所在的蓝山山脉(Blue Mountains)是俄勒冈州卡斯卡达山脉以东的重要高地。山上是松树和杉树为主的针叶林,山间溪谷蜿蜒细草如发。阿熙掘金区(Ah-Hee Digging Site),位于森林34区,格兰尼特溪畔(Granite Creek). 1862年7月,拓荒者A.G.塔布(A.G.Tabor)在这发现金矿。一时间,大批掘金人涌入,很快就建立了格兰尼特市。然而,黄金除了带来财富,还激发了人性深处的贪婪和自私。白人业主不但明文禁止中国人拥有矿场,还强制他们每月必须缴够一定数额的淘金税。这些规定限制,又因白人自身的利益一改再改。淘完溪边所有显而易得的大块金块,去往下个矿地之前,他们开始向华工出售矿地,最后再赚上一笔。

1872年,中国人买下了这片矿地,成立阿熙淘金公司(Ah-Hee Placer Mining Company). 一起在溪边弯下腰,耐心从岩石里淘出剩余金砂。和杂乱无章的白人矿地完全不同,他们将岩石整齐跌落,组成石墙。一是方便打理,二是用于搁置斜水槽和聚金箱。考古学家先后在俄勒冈和内华达境内都发现这样的石墙,因此命名为“中国墙”(China wall). 这片石墙为南北走向,总长700米,占地60英亩。人口普查数据显示,当时格兰尼特人口为448,中国人占了百分之八十。可关于他们的具体记录却完全空白,没有文字也没有照片。当金砂也淘完后,他们集体离开,去向不明。



















现在,只有一个叫李旭(Lee Chue)的中国人仍埋葬于此。他的墓前插着一枝塑料白花,碑上只有他的名字,出生和死亡年份。1882-1938,他只活到56岁。而关于他的生平,没有任何史料记载。拂去被晒得发烫的墓碑上的灰尘,向四周张望,不远处雪佛龙加油站招牌,廉价汽车旅馆,空地上不知所谓的风车,这些常见美国小城标识把墓园里的中国凉亭和烧纸屋衬托得格外突兀。俄勒冈正午的太阳鼓足了劲往这片空地吹送热风,马路对面的风车缓缓转动。中国凉亭在此也无法提供凉意,我被这热风吹得疲惫不堪。



加油站加完油,进去便利店买冷饮消暑,不想遇到一个中国家庭。他们来自加州,女儿在华盛顿瓦拉瓦拉市的怀特曼学院(Whitman College)读设计。眼下秋季课程即将开始,他们一路驱车北上送女儿去学校,顺便一起公路旅行。


约翰日的中国城,也没有逃脱终将衰落的命运。淘金热结束,经济萧条。大批中国人离开约翰日,去到大城市寻求机会。光荣和于念依旧经营着金华昌。他们相信衰落只是暂时的。因为不远处的桑布普特市正在修建桑普特峡谷铁道(Sumpter Valley Railway).总有一天,这条铁路会修到约翰日,到时肯定会有许多华工过来。为此,他们把阁楼扩建成临时宿舍,积极地筹划着,等待着,然而这一天却永远没有来到。1910年,这条铁路修到临近的草原城(Prairie City),就因山路险阻而停工。随后,汽车和公路运输兴起,这条铁路彻底荒废。金华昌作为异乡华人庇护所的时代已然结束,若要营生必须做出改变。




从事汽车生意的梁光荣也热衷其它有关速度的行当。他投资跑马业,拥有自己的赛马。在他的老家中国广东,那时鲜有马匹。而他却在大洋彼岸,穿着洋装,骑着骏马,在尚未铺上沥青的公路上呼啸驰骋。他大胆地做着当时任何人都没有想过的事,精力充沛。此时,人们所记住的,已不再是在中国人圈子里称呼的光荣(字),而是梁安(Lung On),或者另一个更为地道的美国名字——里昂(Leon),伍于念则被当地人叫做伍喜(Ing Hay),或者因误读而吉利的称谓——喜医生(Doc Hay)。


今天的约翰日是个拥有两千人口,白人为主(94.4%)的小镇。“现在这里已经没有中国人,也没有中国城。” 服务员戴安娜在约翰日出生长大,之后在波特兰工作生活。两年前七十多岁的老母亲突然中风。于是她辞去工作,回来照顾,晚上到旅馆值夜班。“来这儿了,就不要错过金华昌。那两个中国人真了不起,尤其是喜医生。他救了很多人的命。当地的老人都记得他,感念他。真希望约翰日现在还有这样的中国医生,治好我妈妈的病。”


也许有人会质疑:为何当时的美国人会求助于中医而不是西医?现在我们把视线转移到十九至二十世纪的美国医学发展。 19世纪的美国西部,没有正规医学院,主流的英雄疗法(Heroic Medicine),只是主张放血、催泄、催吐的骗术。二三十年代,盛行的杰克逊民主主义(Jacksonian Democracy)扩散到医学:人人都能当医生。一时间,各种另类疗法(Alternative Medicine)、顺势疗法、电击、水疗、土方巫术,叫嚣不断。常有江湖郎中(quack)学了一两个月,就号称自己是医生,四处行骗。巴士德杀菌,李斯特手术器材消毒,疾病疫苗,这些十九世纪在欧洲开始兴起的理论,直到二十世纪才逐渐在美国应用。医学院校培训体系在二世纪上半叶才开始严格规范化。之后,量子物理,分子生物学带来西方医学的春天,才有了各种诊断设备和靶向药物。





1940年,78岁的梁光荣因突发疾病离世。临终前,他将金华昌将近九万美金的资产悉数给了伍于念。“我的搭档走了,我也活不长了!” 面对光荣的离世,于念伤心透了。更要命的是,年近八旬的他,视力衰退,行动不便。他曾一度消沉,直到远房亲戚伍时典(Bob Wah)一家专程从波特兰搬来金华昌照顾陪伴,才有所好转。













由于保留了清末华工移民的一切物件,历史学家、亚洲文化学者从世界各地赶来,通过梁光荣的生意记录和代笔书信,还原当时俄勒冈东部的华工生活。1980年,金华昌作为历史博物馆对外开放,凯洛琳•麦斯海默(Carolyn Micnhimer)担任馆长。期间,她细心记录每一个当地来访者讲述的过往。通过这些故事,在这生活过的中国人,开始有了具体的面容与性格。原来淘金热结束后,留下来的中国人也都逐渐融入白人社区。他们用英文名,和当地人做生意,成为朋友:开洗衣店的查理;农场里的中国牛仔,山姆与汤姆;还有会功夫的中国厨师,吉姆•李。其中谈论最多,流传最广的,还是喜医生如何用中药医治他们的家人。退休后,卡罗琳将故事集结出版,书名为《轶事与解药》。

2007年,克里斯蒂娜•斯威特(Christina Sweet)来到金华昌接任馆长。除了接待游客,她的工作兴趣扩展到宣传中国医药。“我的两个表兄弟都是东方医学专业的。他们相继拿到牌照,开了诊所。所以中医对我来说,一点都不陌生。”两年前,她开始与俄勒冈东方医学院合作,将伍于念留下的所有医书、药方扫描,给上百种草药拍照编号,上传网络。鼓励各地中医爱好者参与翻译,研究药效。











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Micnhimer, C. (2012). Anecdotes and Antidotes 25 years at Kam Wah Chung. Pendulum Press.

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对此,王国强表示,今年,中国外文局对外传播研究中心开展了第四次中国国家形象全球调查。此次调查引用LightSpeed Research全球样本库中覆盖G20中除欧盟外的19个成员国9500个样本,并严格执行Online在线调查的国际标准。调查结果显示,与2012年第一次调查相比,中医药首次被认为是最具代表性的中国元素,选择比例达50%,中国整体形象稳步提升,并呈现新特点。与中医密不可分的武术列居第二,远超书法、戏曲、饮食等元素。







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Auricular Interventions in Neurology: the Vascular Autonomic Signal challenge

Quah-Smith, Im M.D. PhD


NAF No_of_Licenses_chart 2005 National Acupuncture Foundation 07042018 record

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Arthur Yin Fan   (Also known as 樊蓥)

  • Country:  United States
  • Keywords: Integrative Medicine
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine – Hanzhongmen Campus:NanjingJiangsuChina

    1995-09-01 to 1998-06-30 PhD (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing Medical UniversityNanjingJiangsuChina

    1989-06-01 to 1990-05-30 Fellow in Neurology (Nanjing Brain Hospital)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine – Hanzhongmen Campus:NanjingJiangsuChina

    1981-09-01 to 1986-06-30 MD (Clinical Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC:ViennaVirginiaUnited States

    2003-05-01 to present Director (Clinic and Research)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • University of Maryland BaltimoreBaltimoreMDUnited States

    2002-08-01 to 2005-05-31 NIH Fellow / researcher (The Center for Integrative Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Georgetown University School of MedicineWashingtonDCUnited States

    2001-05-30 to 2002-08-01 Postdoc / researcher (Physiology)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing Institute of Chinese MedicineNanjingJiangsuChina

    1998-05-01 to 2001-05-01 Researcher (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine The Third HospitalNanjing,JiangsuChina

    1986-08-15 to 2001-05-01 MD (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
    • A Pilot Study on Yang-Deficiency Syndrome And Pain Sensitivity in Rats

      NCCIH, NIH (Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited States)
      200307 to 200407 | Award
      • Award: Under P50-00084
      Source: Arthur Yin Fan
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (III) – The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.Chinese journal of integrative medicine

      2017-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (II) : The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.Chinese journal of integrative medicine

      2017-02 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Response to Dommerholt and Stanborough re: “Evidence That Dry Needling Is the Intent to Bypass Regulation to Practice Acupuncture in the United States”.

      2017-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (I) : The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.

      2017-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Trial suggests both acupuncture and acupressure are effective at reducing menopausal hot flashes.

      2016-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence That Dry Needling Is the Intent to Bypass Regulation to Practice Acupuncture in the United States.

      2016-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The history of acupuncture anesthesia for pneumonectomy in Shanghai during the 1960s.

      2016-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The legendary life of Dr. Gim Shek Ju, the founding father of the education of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the United States.

      2016-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Acupuncture is Effective for Chronic Knee Pain: A Reanalysis of the Australian Acupuncture Trial.

      2016-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. William Prensky: The birth of the acupuncture profession in the United States (1969-1979) – the Institute for Taoist Studies and the National Acupuncture Association.

      2016-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Gene Bruno: The beginning of the acupuncture profession in the United States (1969-1979)–acupuncture, medical acupuncture and animal acupuncture.

      2015-09 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part III: Sample size calculation.

      2015-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part II: Zelen design and effectiveness dilutions.

      2015-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, part I: design and results interpretation.

      2015-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Nevada: the first state that fully legalized acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the Unites States – in memory of Arthur Steinberg, Yee Kung Lok and Jim Joyce who made it happen.

      2015-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The earliest acupuncture school of the United States incubated in a Tai Chi Center in Los Angeles.

      2014-11 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • “Obamacare” covers fifty-four million Americans for acupuncture as Essential Healthcare Benefit.

      2014-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Miriam Lee: a heroine for the start of acupuncture as a profession in the State of California.

      2014-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dialogue with Dr. Lixing Lao: from a factory electrician to an international scholar of Chinese medicine. Interview by Arthur Yin Fan.

      2013-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The beginning of acupuncture in Washington, D.C. and Maryland: an interview with Dr. Yeh-chong Chan. Interview by Fan Arthur Yin and Fan Ziyi.

      2013-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Ralph Coan: a hero in establishing acupuncture as a profession in the United States.

      2013-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Wu: a beautiful, moving and meditative song — in memory of Dr. Jing Nuan Wu, a pioneer of acupuncture and a Chinese medicine doctor in the United States.

      2012-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The first acupuncture center in the United States: an interview with Dr. Yao Wu Lee, Washington Acupuncture Center. Interview by Arthur Yin Fan.

      2012-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Preclinical safety evaluation of the aqueous acetone extract of Chinese herbal formula Modified Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan.

      2010-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Huo-Luo-Xiao-Ling Dan modulates antigen-directed immune response in adjuvant-induced inflammation.

      2009-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Extract of the Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan inhibited adjuvant arthritis in rats.

      2009-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Anti-hyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the modified Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in rats.

      2006 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on adjuvant-induced arthritis in lewis rats.

      2005-10 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on rats with persistent inflammation.

      2005-04 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model.

      2005-02 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Antihypertensive and metabolic effects of whole Maitake mushroom powder and its fractions in two rat strains.

      2002-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Hepatoprotective ability of a novel botanical formulation on mild liver injury in rats produced by acute acetaminophen and/or alcohol ingestion.

      2001 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • MMPI manifestations of Chinese migraine syndromes: a control study.

      1999 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Zhou Zhongying’s experience in TCM treatment of Parkinson’s disease.Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan

      1998-09 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central

In recent years, I have had several patients with eye issues whom I have treated with acupuncture. Some cases resulted in some very impressive results.

One of my patients has glaucoma, in which pressure in both eyes was high. He was monitored under his eye doctor. After three months of acupuncture treatment, the patient’s pressure in back eyes was back to normal (15) from one side 19 and another side 21.

In another glaucoma patient, she had strong headache due to increasing left eye pressure. After acupuncture one time, her headache disappeared and the eye pressure went back to normal.

We have also treated two kids with Strabismus (Crossed Eyes),twice a week for three weeks; their sight is almost normal and the eye doctors said that there is no longer a need for them to wear special glasses to undergo eye surgery at this time.

From both my personal experience and that of others, I would conclude that acupuncture is indeed an effective and non-invasive treatment for a variety of eye ailments, including strabismus and glaucoma.



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欧阳晖,樊蓥, 等. 美国阿片类药物危机与针灸发展的契机 2018

Our colleague Dr.Li in New York got a piece of antique acupuncture chart using President Nixon’s figure. It said only  25 pieces printed in 1972, Dr.Li got one of them recently.


We have a ALS patient, his respiration has some difficulties and has to use oxygen all the time, normally he needs the level 3 (see picture below). One day, during a 2 hours’ acupuncture treatment, we found his oxygen level was 95-97 (see below) and very stable although his helpers accidentally forgot to turn the oxygen on-they saw the monitor showed normal all the time during this 2 hours and thought he was in inhaling the oxygen. I took the pictures and record here. These pictures are the evidence-acupuncture helps patient have a good air exchange, and let the oxygen keep at a normal level.