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Resources - Family Acupuncture and Herbals in Middleboro, MAHarriet Beinfield, L.Ac., and Efrem Korngold, L.Ac., O.M.D. Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine Ballantine Books, 1992This is a popular and clearly written book on Traditional Chinese Medicine by two early American practitioners.  The book contains a detailed and easy-to-read discussion of the Five Element Theory, the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary recommendations based on the five elements.

Michelle Hamilton, Elizabeth D. Neil offers Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbs, stress in Middleboro, MATed Kaptchuk The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine Contemporary Books, 2000 One of the earliest (now in reprint) and most comprehensive guides to the theory and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kaptchuk’s book includes a detailed explanation of the Chinese view of organs and disease, and developments in scientific research in the West.

Family Acupuncture and Herbals offers safe, effective Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbs, stress in Middleboro, MAGabriel Stux and R. Hammerschlag Scientific Basis of Acupuncture Springer Verlag, 2000 This is a well respected scientific perspective on the mechanism of acupuncture, and is based on a complete investigation of the endorphin model.



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NIH Consensus statements are prepared by a non-advocate, non-Federal panel of experts, based on presentations by investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus.

On November 5, 1997 the panel that convened to consider acupuncture produced the following statement:

Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States.  While there have been many studies of its potential usefulness, many of these studies provide equivocal results because of design, sample size, and other factors.   The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebos and sham acupuncture groups.  However, promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain.  There are other situations such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma where acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program.  Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful.

For more information on the statement, including the full text, program and abstracts from the meeting, bibliography and related publications and all materials ordering information, go to:  NIH Consensus Development Program (Vol. 15 no. 5)



Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine A bimonthly clinical research journal with particular emphasis on mind/body approaches to wellness.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine This peer-reviewed journal includes clinical trials, observational and analytical reports on treatments outside the realm of allopathic medicine.

Our office hours:

         Monday 10 am– 5:30pm
          Tuesday 9 am – 5:30pm
          Wednesday 9am – 6:30pm
          Thursday 11am – 7:30pm
          Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm
          Saturday Closed
                    (open by appointment only)
          Sunday Closed


Family Acupuncture and Herbals
25 Centre Street
Middleboro, MA  02346
(508) 344-6655


Resources - Family Acupuncture and Herbals in Middleboro, MA