Over the last two years ACC has been working with an expert reference group on an evidence-based review on acupuncture modalities. The full evidence-based review commissioned from the University of South Australia, Consensus Document from the expert reference group and a 1 page description of the project are attached.

We are seeking feedback from clinical professions regarding how and when they use acupuncture modalities.  These include both needling and adjunct/allied treatments (eg. Moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, Tuina) to gain an understanding of how these are used in New Zealand to supplement our findings from the literature.

Any feedback or questions can be send through to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The questions are:

  1. Are there any comments you have, or questions you would like to ask about the Evidence Based Review?
  2. What is your current referral practise on recommending acupuncture to patients? When would you recommend it?
  3. How do you see acupuncture as a treatment modality within the health system?
  4. What is your occupation and clinical discipline?
  5. If you or your practise deliver acupuncture services, what range of conditions do you deliver it for? What does treatment success look like to you? When would you conclude treatment?
  6. When would you consider acupuncture as an option against other treatments you provide?
  7. What value do you see in acupuncture vs other treatment modalities you provide?

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