Acupuncture Reference Texts

The NBCE uses reference texts that are generally employed by the chiropractic colleges. These lists of references are presented to assist individuals in preparing for NBCE examinations; however, study of the references will not guarantee that an individual will pass NBCE examinations. Moreover, these lists are not comprehensive and do not imply that references not included on a list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

Deadman, P., & Al-Khafaji, M. (2007). A Manual of Acupuncture (2nd ed.). East Sussex, England; Eastland Press.

Given, S. (2009). Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists: Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Practice of Acupuncture (6th ed.). Gig Harbor;  National Acupuncture Foundation.

Maciocia, G. (2015). The Foundations of Chinese Medicine: A Comprehensive Text (3rd ed.). New York; Churchill Livingstone.

Oleson, T. (2014). Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture (4th ed.). New York; Churchill Livingstone.

Xinnong, C. (2019). Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: Revised Edition (4th ed.). Beijing; Foreign Language Press.

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