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September 28, 2005

Why I just wrote to my Congressman to co-sponsor HR 818

For those not in the know, HR 818 is the Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act being sponsored by Rep Maurice Hinchey (D-NY). Basically 818 'would add acupuncture to the list of health care treatments available to seniors and the disabled through Medicare and to federal employees and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program.' You can view the bill at Rep Hinchey's website: HR 818

This bill has never had more than 60 co-sponsors, and has never made it to the floor for a vote (since its first appearance in 1993). Rep. Hinchey currently only has 49 co-sponsors and is searching for more. The AAOM sent out a targeted email to those living in certain districts to write their congressperson to get them to sign on. My rep, Rep Robert Brady (D-PA) apparently signed on to the bill yesterday and was on that list.

There are lots of pro's and con's to this bill. Many say that once Chiropractic was covered under Medicare, the average insurance payout for manipulations went way down. But I think this bill will kick start the widespread coverage by insurance that Acupuncture has long deserved as a valid form of medicine.

For an easy way to write your congressperson to get them to join, you can use the AAOM advocacy site: Link or just go to the House web page: Here

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September 21, 2005

Acupuncturists squabble over book's authenticity

Few people can get themselves all worked up than Acupuncturist's who think one style, or theory of Acupuncture is authentic or "original." I remember having and seeing a hundred arguments at school over which style was more authentic or true to the 'classics.'

There is a soon to be heated discussion over the new Five Element textbook from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Britain. It's impossible to make a Five Element book without comparing it to Worsley and his work. Some think it's nothing like Worsley, others think it doesn't make enough references to him, and so on.

Don't know if the book's a fun read or not, but the back and forth in the Amazon reviews certainly are: Link

Update: Even on ye good olde TCM Student Message Boards do we have a more light hearted but still slight discussion on the meaning of classical Acupuncture going on: Link

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September 16, 2005

Why didn't someone tell me this when I was at School?

The Journal of Alt and Comp Med published a randomized trial showing that Acupressure at certain points can either stimulate or relax students while in the classroom. Stimulating points helped with staying awake during dull lectures and relaxing points made it easier to fall asleep.

For Stimming: GV20, BL10/GB20, LI4, St36, Kd1
For Relaxing: Yin Tang, TW17, PC6, Sp6, Lv3

Actually, many of my teachers used to tell me that BL10 was THE point to use before a test to wake up those neurons. Although we all looked like fools before exams. They could have told us to pat GV20 and circularly rub CV6 and we would have thought it was genius. Further proof we Acupuncturists are both right and seriously weird.

SOURCES: Harris, R. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, August 2005; vol 11: pp 673-679.

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September 14, 2005

Physicians Divided on Impact of CAM on U.S. Health Care

This was an interesting study, done by a research firm I've never heard of (HCD Research and The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religion and Social Studies of The Jewish Theological Seminary): Link

Basically it says that physicians are just about split down the middle as to whether they think CAM is worthwhile or effective. Acupuncture is the most respected and referred to by physicians (59% thought it could be effective), beating out both chiropractic and massage. Interestingly, massage also beat out chiropractic.

For the actual survey results, go here

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September 13, 2005

Acupuncture finally getting press, and hopefully a bill in Kentucky

The Courier-Journal of Louisville published this article on the lack of regulations of Acupuncture in the state: Link.

Currently in Kentucky, only MD's and DO's are allowed to practice Acupuncture. There's a small tight nit group of Acupuncturists who are still choosing to practice without licensing. In 2003, they tried extremely hard to get a Senate Bill passed but it never made it out of committee. The Kentucky State Acupuncture Association (KSAA) is optimistic of passage in the state house, but the senate may still elude them.

The one difference, this time, is that it seems the Kentucky Medical Association are the ones pushing for regulations just as much as the Acupuncturists.

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September 12, 2005

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September 10, 2005

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Mark Duhamel, M.S., L.Ac. | website | email | map
Many Paths Acupuncture
700 Prospect St., Suite 201
Port Orchard, WA 98367
360-621-8310
Specialties: Shiatsu-Anma, Tuina, Acupressure; needle free treatment
Styles: Chinese, Japanese
Graduated: AAAOM, Roseville Minnesota

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Dr. Rev. Melanie J. Myers, L.Ac, Dip.Ac | Website | Map
The Health & Yoga Studio
13907 Spotswood Furnace Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-785-9381
Specialties: Pain Management and Chronic Illnesses (Call for your Free Initial Consultation and we will discuss your needs)
Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine and 8 Principle Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage,Cupping, and Shamanic Energy Healing, Positive Lifestyle Counceling, Yoga, Nutritional Classes and Meditation for stress and health
Graduated: Florida College of Integrative Medicine

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Charlotte Acupuncture and Wellness Center | website | map | email
Hope Peek, LAc, MSOM, Dipl. OM & Todd Trembula, LAc, MSOM, Dipl. OM
700 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-595-9878
Specialties: Infertility, Women's Health, Pain and Stress Management
Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, Yi Jing acupuncture, Balance Method, Master Tung
Graduated: Southwest Acupuncture College

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Larry Horton, DOM | website | email | map
230 Adams St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
505.266.5681
Graduated: IICM

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Katherine Krumwiede, L.Ac., MSOM | email | map
Diamond Stone Oriental Medicine, Inc. at AVENUES OF HEALTH
2415 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Tel: 612 872 9133
Specialties: Digestive health and Musculoskeletal pain
Graduated: Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Peter Harvey Dipl. Ac. MSOM | website | email | map
200 E. Willow Ave
Wheaton, Il 60187
Tel: 630-653-4358
Specialties: Infertility, OB/Gyn disorders, Sport and Work injuries
Styles: TCM, Auricular, Scalp, Meridian
Graduated: Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

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Jennifer Games, PT, L. Ac., Dipl. O.M., CBP & Peter Games, L. Ac., Dipl. O.M | website
Acupuncture West LLC
6003 Overland Road, Suite 203
Boise, ID 83709
Tel: 208-377-1455
Specialties: Acute & Chronic Pain, Stress, Fertility Treatment
Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, Auricular Acupuncture, Dr. Tan's Balance Method, Zang Fu Diagnosis
Graduated: Southwest Acupuncture College

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Daniel F Fitzsimmons, A.P., Psy.D. | website | email | map
4464 Central Ave., East Suite
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
727-422-6945
Specialties: Internal Medicine
Graduated: East West College of Natural Medicine

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Kaeryn J Silvera, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & C.H. | email
Cloud Peal Acupuncture LLC
795 Shallot Cir
Lafayette, CO 80026
303-589-8280
Specialties: Menstrual, Fertility & menopause problems, facial rejuvenation acupuncture
Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Graduated: Colorado School of T.C.M.

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Victoria Risovanny | website | map
5955 Mira Mesa Blvd Suite D
San Diego, CA 92121
858-215-1816
Specialties: Women's Health, Pain Relief, Stress Management
Styles: TCM, Master Tong's Acupuncture, Balance Method
Graduated: Pacific College Of Oriental Medicine, San Diego

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Acupedics Acupuncture Group, Inc. | website | email | map
12660 Riverside Dr. #325
Valley Village, CA 91607
818-506-0485
Specialties: Pain Management, Orthopedics
Styles: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Graduated: Samra University

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Dr. Rev. Melanie Myers L.Ac. | website | email | map
1449 N.Swan Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tel: 520-440-5770
Specialties: Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, Cupping, Qi(Energy) Body Work
Styles: TCM
Graduated: Florida College of Integrative Medicine

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Joseph D. Antona M.S., L.Ac. | email | map
499 Deer Park Avenue
Babylon, NY 11702
631-376-2492
Graduated: New York College of Health Professionals
Specialties: Acupuncture, Herbalist, Bodyworker
Styles: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Non-Needle insertion

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Daniel Regan L.Ac. | website
| email | map
113 S Wellwood Ave
Lindenhurst, NY 11726
Tel: (631)671-6833
Specialties: Trauma, Sports Injury,Gastrointestinal, Anxiety, Depression
Styles: Chinese, Japanese Acupuncture, Tui-na and Herbs
Graduated: NY College of Health Professionals

Buffalo

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Neil Weinberg L. Ac. | email | map
301 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 607 275 9697
Specialties: Pain Management, Infertility, Stress Management, Digestive Complaints
Styles: TCM, Chinese Herbology
Graduated: New Center College

New York City

Julie Cormier, L.Ac. MAOM | website | email
280 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212.431.3245
Graduated: New England School of Acupuncture

Nicholas V. Isabella III, L.Ac. | website | email | map
108 Greenwich Street, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10006
Tel: 347-610-9672
Specialties: Allergies, Anxiety, Depression, Digestive Problems, Headaches, Insomnia, Pain, Stress, Weight Loss
Styles: 8-Extra Vessels, Luo Vessels, Divergent Meridians, Ear Acupuncture, TCM
Graduated: Swedish Institute

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September 08, 2005

Acupuncturist's without borders

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as they did post 9/11, Acupuncturists are gathering to support the victims and do what they can. They know they can't provide the same care as medical docs, but the AAOM is promoting a free detox protocol to victims to help their body's Qi regain balance after the traumatic experience.

You can download the information in .pdf format: Here.

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