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General Acupuncture Articles 

Special Report: AOM in the USA

A general description of the state of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in America
Source: (Society for Acupuncture Research and the AAAOM 2009 PDF

Acupuncture and Cancer Treatment Support from the NIH

This PDQ cancer information summary has current information about the use of acupuncture in the treatment of people with cancer. It  is meant to inform and help patients, families, and caregivers. View here

Use of Opioids/Treatment of Patients with Pain

A Key Solution for Treating America's Painkiller Epidemic.  Acupuncture Before Opioids. May 2016 PDF

PAINS Project: Never Only Opioids. The imperative for early integration of non-pharmacological approaches and practitioners in the treatment of patients with pain. Fall 2014 PDF

Proposed 2016 Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: The Joint Acupuncture Opioid Task Force, Acupuncture Now Foundation and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASM) writes these guidelines to The Centers for Disease Control PDF

Massachusetts Related Documents 

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Massachusetts Legislative Bills Related to Acupuncture Current list

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