Meet Bill Skelton

Bill Skelton

As you review my professional summary, I hope my commitment to my patients and the profession of acupuncture will be evident.

Over the years I have continued my studies to bring the most current professional developments into my practice. In addition, I remain very active in the leadership, education and research of this profession to help it find its place as a part of our healthcare system.

I strive to provide the best acupuncture care possible and look forward to trying my best to help you.

William D. Skelton, D.Ac.

Professional Summary

Experience

1977 - Present, Private Practice Columbia, SC

1992 - 2009, Pain Center, Palmetto Baptist Medical Center

2000 - 2007, The Mind-Body Research Group, University of SC

2003 - Present, Mind Body Institute, Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, GA.

Education

Chinese Medical Institute, Republic of China

Tri-State College of Acupuncture, N.Y. , Post-Graduate Studies

License and Certification

National board certification, NCCAOM

California state acupuncture license

New York state acupuncture license

Georgia state acupuncture license

South Carolina state acupuncture license

Hospitals Affiliations

Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Columbia, S.C.

Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, Ga.

Board and Committee Positions - Current and Past

Acupuncture Committee of the Board of Medical Examiners of SC

Acupuncture Advisory Board Composite State Board of Medical Examiners of Georgia

Complementary Medicine Advisory Committee: Univ. of Miami School of Medicine

National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM): Former Commissioner and Executive Committee Member

National Acupuncture Foundation (NAF): Former Vice-chairman

American Academy of Pain Management: Board of Advisors

Tri-State College of Acupuncture, NYC: Chairman Board of Directors

Lexington Solicitor's Drug Court: Advisory Board

American Academy of Pain Management: Examination Committee

Center for Acupuncture Educational Research, NY Founding Director

Exam Administrator and Examiner

National Acupuncture Boards

National Chinese Herbal Medicine Board

Korean National Administration NCCAOM Acupuncture Examination

Republic of China AdministrationNCCAOM Acupuncture Examination

Florida State Acupuncture Boards

Massachusetts State Acupuncture Boards

New York State Acupuncture Boards

New Mexico State Acupuncture Boards

Washington State Acupuncture Boards

Colorado State Acupuncture Boards

North Carolina State Acupuncture Boards

Publications

Effect of Acupuncture Administered in a Group Setting on Pain and Subjective Peripheral Neuropathy,Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 10.3 (2004): 449-455.

Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 6th Edition, Chapter author: Six Diverse Acupuncture Techniques Useful in Pain Management, 2002, Chapter 48, Pages 603-613, CRC Press, LLC, Boca Raton, Fla.

Effects of Individualized Acupuncture on Sleep Quality in HIV Disease, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2001, Vol. 12,#1 Pages 9-21.

Editor: Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists - Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture 4th Edition, 1995, National Acupuncture Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Editor: Points2001- A Comprehensive Acupuncture Textbook/Manual of the 20th Century, 1976, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan.

Research

Study 2003, Effects of Acupuncture on Oral Cortisol, Oral Lesions, Stress and Quality of Life, Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing, University of South Carolina

Pilot Study 2002, Effects of Acupuncture on Oral Cortisol, Oral Lesions, Stress and Quality of Life, Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing, University of South Carolina

Study 1999, Effects of Individualized Acupuncture on Insomnia and Peripheral Neuropathy, College of Nursing, University of SC

Faculty and Teaching Positions - Current and Past

Tri-State College of Acupuncture - Grand Rounds

National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges Trainer of Examiners for the Clean Needle Technique Course

Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

California Acupuncture College (America's first acupuncture school)

American Academy of Pain Management

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pain Management

National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

National Acupuncture Alliance

Southeast Acupuncture Association (Founder)

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine National Coalition