Victor S. Sierpina, MD; Moshe A. Frenkel, MD
Family Medicine Department, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
This article summarizes the research base, probable mechanism of actions, and clinical
applications of acupuncture. It offers the clinician a deeper understanding of appropriate
conditions for which acupuncture may be useful, outlines how to integrate acupuncture into a
clinical practice, and describes referral and training issues.