The AJACM is the official journal of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association

Welcome to website of the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (AJACM).

The AJACM is the official journal of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd. It is Australia's paramount peer-reviewed journal for the acupuncture and Chinese medicine profession.

AJACM seeks to foster intellectual endeavour and academic exchange about the research and clinical practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and to promote quality in the provision of acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinical services.

Its primary focus is the publication of peer-reviewed articles that enhance quality and diversity in acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinical practice and research, and stimulate the exchange of ideas about clinical practice and the role of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in contemporary health care. AJACM publishes original research articles, general papers, reviews, case reports and case series and also includes general articles that are relevant to the Journal's objectives.

The first issue of AJACM was published in 2006 and it has been published biannually since 2007.


Current issue

2018 Volume 12 Issue 1

  • Acupuncture's Effect in Lowering HbA1c Levels in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Double-Blind, Randomised and Placebo-controlled Trial (Pilot Study) - Eduardo Teijeiro
  • Borderline personality disorder and Chinese medicine - Suzanne Cochrane and Lori-Ellen Grant 
  • A 10 year comparison and update: A survey of the socio-demographics and practice characteristics of members of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association  - Julia E. Oh, Dr Sean Walsh and A/Prof Chris Zaslawski
  • The Heavenly Star Points of Ma Danyang - Andrew Nugent-Head (First published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine)
  • An interview with Elizabeth Rochat
  • Case Study: Acupuncture scar treatment using the vascular autonomic signal to treat chronic pain following surgery for breast cancer - Lisa Holden
  • Book review

The AJACM is distributed to AACMA members only, but issues are made available to the public (open access) a year after publication.

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