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Research Articles

Acupuncture Canada members have access to the latest research through Medical Acupuncture: The Official Journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Access the content of the journal through this link:

Username: ACUCAN

Password: Acupuncture1

After signing in members can find all of the issues here:

Should you forget to log in before browsing issues you’ll be prompted to either log in, or pay to view an article when you click on it. You can use the above log in credentials at this stage as well; the username and password fields are towards the bottom of the webpage.

We remind you that you are being given access as a member of Acupuncture Canada, and that the journal articles, editorials, graphs, etc. should not be shared with non-members, whether they are colleagues, personal acquaintances or other professionals in the field etc.



  1. Current Trends in Acupuncture Research
    From analgesic effect of acupuncture to physiological function of brain, acupuncture researches have made their own mark on scientific world. Download full article
  2. Acupuncture for Cancer Patients: Practice and Research
    Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting and manipulating filiform needles in predefined points on the skin (i.e., acupuncture points) to achieve therapeutic effect. Download full article

Research Links

  1. Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research
  2. CAMline:
  3. Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada:
  4. Medline Plus-Acupuncture:
  5. National Institutes of Health:
  6. CAM at the NIH:
  7. CAM on PubMed:
  8. CAM in Undergraduate Medical Education:
  9. The Cochrane Library:,
  10. PubMed:
  11. Medline Plus:
  12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Specialist Library NHS, UK:
  13. WHO re acupuncture:
  14. International Society for Complementary Medicine Research

Evidence-based Practice

  2. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Management has produced a publication on the scientific evidence for treatments aimed at treating acute pain. It is available at:
  3. Centre for Effective Practice, University of Toronto:
  4. AcuBriefs-search for references on acupuncture:
  5. Bandolier, an independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, written by Oxford scientists:
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