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These acupuncture web related resources are offered here as a service, I do not endorse these alternative health sites and take no responsibility for their accuracy.

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (
NCCAM is one of 27 institutes which comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The site details their efforts on CAM research, including current studies, clinical trials and past results. Also provided is general information on treatments and therapies. Funding opportunities can also be found here. Consumers are provided with a good overview of the federal government’s current efforts in the field of CAM.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a great space to find a practitioner in a particular city or state, this is the certification regulating body for the profession.

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. (
This is the definitive site for acupuncture on the Web. Information is geared toward patients, practitioners and students of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Neighborhood practitioners can be located and the latest news and reviews can be read. Qi Gong and Tui Na can be explored and state laws regarding acupuncture are interpreted. 

Bastyr University (
Bastyr University offers library resources, healthy life style tips, featured articles, recipes, great recommended reading list, great health information and links to health notes and articles

Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (
Find alumni, interesting links, interesting articles

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (

Acupuncture Today (
A monthly newspaper about the field of Acupuncture

Information about Tongue Diagnosis (
Why does your Acupuncturist or Practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine look at your tongue?

Alternative Health

Herbal Medicine and Spirit: Healing the Wise Woman Way (
Susun Weed, herbalist and author of women’s health books, invites you to rediscover the Wise Woman Tradition, herbal medicine healing, and how to make home remedies.

Natural Bloom - Adventures in holistic health (
Learn about complementary therapies and share your own personal experiences. Yoga, reflexology, aromatherapy, stress-busters and more.

Omega Research ( Your fish oil research library

Fertility Friend ( What is your fertile window?

Jennifer Posada (
Jennifer Posada is an internationally-known Oracle, Sound Healer, Channel, Author, and Lecturer. Her home page journal entries are uplifting to the spirit.

United Plant Savers (
This is the homepage of a grass-roots, nonprofit, membership organization whose mission is to protect medicinal plants native to North America and to encourage environmentally responsible cultivation of these same plants to ensure a renewable supply. This is a “must-visit” site for all people interested in herbalism.

Fellow Practitioners / Providers / Healers

Wendy Brody is a Wellness Specialist who offers customized private sessions in yoga, Pilates, meditation, Thai yoga massage and Reiki. For more information, visit her web site or call Wendy at 904-465-1601 to set up your private session.

Jay A. Terry, LMT, NMT Jay is a licensed massage and certified neuromuscular therapist with extensive experience. He shares an office with me and is by appointment only. Please visit his web site at: for more information. MA #21634 | MM #15287

Wendy H. Davis, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been doing mental health/wellness therapy for nearly 20 years. She provides individual, couples and family therapy for ages 6 through adult. For more information about her practice, please visit

Dustyn Williams, Infertility Counseling Center for Jacksonville
904-294-7014, 4651 Southpoint Rd S., Jacksonville FL 32256

Maureen Bond, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
10258 San Jose Blvd #702, Jacksonville FL 32223

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Web Bibliography Disclaimer: The listings on this site are not comprehensive nor does inclusion imply endorsement by Melissa B Smith, A.P. These resources are intended to be a starting point for further research. Melissa B Smith, A.P. is not responsible for choices made by individuals. Please consult with your practitioner about the diagnosis and treatment of specific medical conditions.

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