Meet 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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