Welcome to this CD-ROM on electroacupuncture (EA), an essential guide to the subject for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

The CD-ROM is in two parts. It contains both an extended version of the companion textbook and a unique comprehensive database of more than 8,000 clinical studies. Both the textbook and the database are fully searchable.

While the hard copy version of the book provides a clear and accessible overview of the subject, this CD-ROM is designed more as a research resource, with considerably more information on most topics. (Even excluding references, chapters in the book are on average less than half the length of those in the CD-ROM textbook, with some even less than 6% of their full size).


The CD-ROM textbook is divided into three parts:

Part I of the book includes a major contribution on the historical context of EA.

Part II, Scientific and Clinical Foundations, covers research and its clinical application, with case studies from many different practitioners, among them acknowledged leaders in their field.

Part III focuses on the technology involved and its application in clinical practice.

The textbook also includes both a comprehensive glossary and a list of abbreviations that may be accessed at any point from the text, which is itself extensively cross-referenced.

In addition, there are detailed appendices on useful resources, legislation, drug interactions with EA, acupoint segmental innervation and terminology, and the teaching of electroacupuncture in North America.

There are multiple ways to navigate the textbook, which contains over 23,000 searchable references, accessed from each chapter or independently, as well as many illustrations, which can also be viewed independently of the text.


The database includes material from thousands of studies never before available in English – translated from Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian and other Western and Eastern European languages.

It is searchable in many different ways (by reference, database section or field, for example). Search results may be merged.

Follow this link to read endorsements of this publication by world experts on the subject.

  • To enter the Textbook, use the ‘Textbook Contents’ button in the menu on the left.

  • To enter the Clinical Studies Database, use the ‘Clinical Studies Database’ button on the right.

  • To enter the Image Collection, use the ‘Image Collection’ menu button on the left.

  • For more details, use the appropriate Help functions.

The clinical studies database, together with some material from Appendix 5 in the textbook, is also freely available at

We welcome comments, criticisms and notification of errors. You may contact the editor and publisher at: info@electroacupunctureknowledge.com.

To access the latest database updates, please visit the website

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