Treating Pain With Master Tung Points, Part 1

If there’s one thing that we all see and/or hear about lately in the medical field, it’s pain. Americans consume 80 percent of all pain medicine prescriptions in the world, despite making up 5 percent of the world’s population. We are a country in pain, addicted to our pills. Western medicine just doesn’t have many […]

Acupuncture at or Near the Top of All Treatments for Low Back Pain According to Study Commissioned by U.S. Government – Part 1

A recent landmark report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), found acupuncture to be at or near the top of every category measuring the effectiveness of a wide range of treatments for low back pain. Especially encouraging was the […]

ANF and CMAAC Sign MoU (acronyms explained below)

The Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC) and Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to formerly collaborate on the promotion and ongoing development of the practice of acupuncture. This marks the fourth MoU the ANF has signed in just over one year and is an important part of […]

The ANF Presents to the ASA in ABQ

(In photo above from left to right: Eugene London, NCCAOM Board Chair, Kory Ward-Cook, NCCAOM CEO, Matthew Bauer, ANF President, in back: David Miller, ASA President) As ANF President, I recently had the honor of making a presentation at the first annual meeting of the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The […]

One, Two, Three, Four… How Many Sessions More?

One, Two, Three, Four… How Many Sessions More? By Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM At the intersection between clinical practice and research, an important question has emerged: How much acupuncture is enough to provide results and have a lasting impact? Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions, such as chronic pain or chronic […]

A Discussion on Dry Needling with Matthew Bauer and Kristen Horner Warren

Matthew Bauer, President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation, recently spoke with Kristen Horner Warren, founder of the Keep Acupuncture Real Facebook group about Dry Needling. Matthew first explains the idea behind their discussion and the recording itself follows below. Matthew – Nothing seems to cause more concern within the acupuncture profession than the issue of […]

In Memory of Dr. Tan

The first seminar I attended as a full-fledged acupuncturist was taught by Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan 14 years ago. I had heard the tales of his amazing results with a wide variety of patients using the Balance Method. When I found out that he was coming to Chicago for the first time, I made sure […]