Welcome to the Resources page of this web site. The intent of this section is to provide curated links to sources of health information and acupuncture materials that might be of interest. Resources will also include links to the web sites of esteemed colleagues in the medical and healing arts community who have special areas of interest or unique skills outside of my particular areas of expertise.
Please note that this is not a commercial site. There is no paid content. The intent is education and support for your healing journey. Links are either to publicly available sites, or included only after securing the express consent of the referenced practitioner or organization.
If you would like to recommend an organization or resource for inclusion, please do not hesitate to contact me through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information about Acupuncture
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture [www.medicalacupuncture.com] site has a pull down menu section “For Patients”. This section includes articles by physicians about acupuncture that readers might find helpful.
Complementary and Integrative Health Care
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [http://nccih.nih.gov] supports research and provides well-vetted information to the general public on products and practices within the broad category of complementary and integrative medicine, including acupuncture. Many topics are discussed on this site. The information presented includes the latest research as to health benefits of the modality highlighted.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Integrative Health Program [www.chop.edu/centers-programs/integrative-health] is a local resource for information specific to children.
General Information: various medical conditions and diagnoses
Mayo Clinic [mayoclinic.org] has a pull down menu for patient care and health information. A concise description of multiple medical conditions and diagnoses can be found using the A-Z search format. The information is medically accurate and commercial content free.
Cleveland Clinic Health Library [my.clevelandclinic.org] is similar in format to the Mayo Clinic site. Topics in the pull-down Health Library are searched using the A-Z format. Paid ads support this site, but the embedded ads are clearly identified and easily distinguished from the health information content.
Patient Advocacy and Support Organizations
Unite for HER [https://uniteforher.org] is a nonprofit organization based in the greater Philadelphia area. It provides support services, groups, education, and other resources for women with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Specialty Healing Arts Providers
The following links are provided to the web sites of trusted colleagues in the healing and medical arts. Amongst the acupuncturists, we are independent practitioners who practice in the same location and collaborate often. Collaboration may include referring patients to one another for special services e.g. fertility (Sarah Rapaport) or difficult musculoskeletal problems (Brenda Levin). We also cross-cover for one another if a patient needs care when their primary acupuncturist is unavailable.
Sarah Rapaport is expert in fertility support acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine, and a gifted acupuncturist in general. Her site: acupuncturebysarah.com. Her practice location in Philadelphia is in the Medical Tower building, 255 South 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103.
Brenda Levin has special expertise in difficult musculoskeletal problems as well as nutritional support. She is a compassionate, thoughtful general acupuncturist as well, practicing in the Medical Tower building: site: levintherapeutics.com.
Ilia Stranko is an excellent massage therapist. A google search will bring you to her massagebook.com page for additional information.
Literature of interest
Suggestions for inclusion are welcome. Content will soon be added.