Developments in acupuncture research: big-picture perspectives from the leading edge
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Developments in acupuncture research
Abstract: 

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of how the field has developed in the past decade, along with a focus on appropriate strategies for advancing the field. Specific topics include: the impact of the 1997 NIH Acupuncture Consensus Conference on acupuncture research; whole-system strategies for developing the evidence without distorting the medicine; use of qualitative research methods to explore acupuncture as a complex intervention; use of qualitative research approaches to explore some "missing" topics in acupuncture research; and the impact of acupuncture research on clinical practice. A concluding section focuses on future directions in acupuncture research.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Nahin, Richard
Paterson, Charlotte
Cassidy, Claire M.
Lewith, George T.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Altern Complement Med
Publication Date: 
2008-09
Publication Year: 
2008
Pages: 
883-887
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
7
ISSN: 
1557-7708
DOI: 
10.1089/acm.2008.SAR-5
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18803497

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hugh MacPherson, Richard Nahin, Charlotte Paterson, Claire M. Cassidy, George T. Lewith and Richard Hammerschlag. 2008-09. "Developments in acupuncture research: big-picture perspectives from the leading edge." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.) 14: 7: 883-887. 10.1089/acm.2008.SAR-5.

Wikipedia Citation

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