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William D. Skelton, D.Ac.

Professional Experience
Emory Winship Cancer Institute Integrative Oncology – Atlanta, Georgia. Practitioner – 2021 to Present.

Athens Regional Medical Center The Mind Body Institute – Athens, Georgia. Practitioner – 2002 to 2016.

The Mind-Body Research Group University of South Carolina – Columbia, South Carolina. Founding Member – 1999 to 2003.

Center for Pain Management Palmetto Baptist Medical Center – Columbia, South Carolina. Practitioner – 1991 to 2009.
The Acupuncture Clinic – Columbia, South Carolina. Practitioner – 12/79 to Present.

Private Practice – Los Angeles, California. Practitioner – 1/79 to 12/79.

The Paul Isaacson Arthritis Clinic – Tucson, Arizona. Practitioner – 4/78 to 7/78.

The Bai Hui Clinic – Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology Internship – 12/75 to 12/77.
Hospital Affiliated Privileges
Emory University Hospital Emory Clinic & Satellites – Atlanta, Georgia 30322 – Active 2021 to Present.

Athens Regional Medical System The Mind Body Institute – Athens, Georgia – Active 2002 to 2016.

Palmetto Baptist Medical Center The Center for Pain Management – Columbia, South Carolina – Active 1991 to 2009.
Profession Boards
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Washington, DC Executive Committee Member, Treasurer – 1987 to 1996.

National Acupuncture Foundation – Washington, DC Vice-Chairman – 1990 to 1997.

National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges – Baltimore, MD Trainer of National Clean Needle Technique Course Examiners – 1990.
Acupuncture Education
Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient, Level 1 IMS/Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York – 9/14.

Tri-State College of Acupuncture Post-Graduate Institute, Advanced Credit Bearing Certificate Program Reflective Practice, Critical Inquiry and Professional Expectations New York, New York – 6/05 to 11/06.

Tri-State College of Acupuncture Post-Graduate Institute, Advanced Credit Bearing Certificate Program Acupuncture in Orthopedic and Physiatric Conditions New York, New York – 6/05 to 11/06.

Master of Science in Acupuncture Tri-State College of Acupuncture New York, New York – 9/98 to 8/00.
Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Advanced contemporary Chinese acupuncture techniques Shanghai, China. Administered in San Francisco, California – 1983.

Dr. Nico Daum, M.D., O.M.D. Sreenwyk, Netherlands The European model of integrating allopathic with traditional Chinese medicine Administered in Taiwan, Republic of China – 12/76 to 4/77.

Dr. Jason Choi, M.D., O.M.D, Acupuncture and herbal formulas used in hospital settings in China Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. – 3/77 to 7/77.

Clinical Internship The Chinese Acupuncture Hospital – Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China – 12/75 to 12/77.

The Chinese Medical Institute D.Ac. Program – Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China 8/75 to 12/77.

Post-graduate externship program – S.E. Asia – 1/78 to 4/78.
State Profession Board Service
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture Advisory Committee – Columbia, South Carolina – 4/05 to 4/07.

Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners Georgia Acupuncture Advisory Board – Atlanta, Georgia- 7/00 to 7/09.

Lexington County Solicitor’s Drug Court Advisory Board Advisory Board Member – Lexington, South Carolina- 1996.
Professional Institutional Positions
Tri-State College of Acupuncture Board of Directors, Member, Chairman – New York, New York- 1989 to 2015.

American Academy of Pain Management Advisory Board Member – Sonora, California – 1998 to 2004.

University of Miami School of Medicine Complementary/Alternative Medicine Advisory Committee Member – Miami, Florida – 2000 to 2004.

American Academy of Pain Management Examination Committee Member – Sonora, California – 1994 to 1998.

National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
National and State Acupuncture Boards Development and Administration
National acupuncture and herbal boards development and administration, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Executive role – 1987 to 1996.

Florida state acupuncture boards administrator, Florida Department of Professional Regulation Private Contract – 1985-1987.

Florida state acupuncture boards administrator – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – contract.

New Mexico state acupuncture boards administrator – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – contract.
Massachusetts state acupuncture boards administrator – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – contract.

North Carolina state acupuncture boards administrator – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – contract.

Washington state acupuncture boards administrator – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – contract.

Republic of Korea administrator of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine acupuncture boards.

Republic of China administrator of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine acupuncture boards.
Book Chapters and Contributions
Skelton, W.D. (2016). Contributor: Acupuncture Medicine, Bodymind Integration for Bodily Distress and Mental Pain – Implementing Acupuncture into Private, Mainstream, and Integrative Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine Practices Nationwide. Appendix 3 & Back Cover Introduction. Blue Poppy Press- Boulder, Colorado.

Skelton, W.D. (2012). Contributor: Acupuncture Practice Guidelines, Tri-State College of Acupuncture/Department of Clinical Services – New York City, New York.

Skelton, W.D. (2002). Contributor: Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 6th Edition: Six Diverse Acupuncture Techniques Useful in Pain Management. Chapter 48. CRC Press, LLC, Boca Raton, Florida.
Skelton, W.D. (1995). Contributor: Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists – Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, 4th Edition, National Acupuncture Foundation –  Washington, DC.

Skelton, W.D. (1976). Contributor: Recent Developments in Auricular Therapy, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. – Taipei, Taiwan.

Skelton, W.D. (1976). Editor: Points 2001 – A Comprehensive Acupuncture Textbook/Manual of the 20th Century, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co. – Ltd. Taipei, Taiwan.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., & Hand, G.A. (2004). Effect of acupuncture, administered in a group setting, on pain and subjective peripheral neuropathy in persons with human immuno-deficiency virus disease. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 10(3), 449-455

Phillips, K.D., & Skelton, W.D. (2001). Effects of individual acupuncture on sleep quality in HIV disease. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 12(1), 27-39
Non-refereed Publications
Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Dudgeon, W.D., & Skelton, W.D. (2005). Stress reduction as a means to enhance oral immunity in HIV-infected individuals. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 16(5), 58-63.
Faculty Positions
Tri-State College of Acupuncture New York, New York. – 1989 to 2015.

Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 1987 to 1989.

California Acupuncture College – Los Angeles, California – 1979.
Abstracts
Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., & Dudgeon, W.D. (2004). “Stress reduction, HIVrelated oral disease, and acupuncture.” South Carolina HIV/STD Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, September 29-October 1, 2004, p.16. (Invited)

Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Dudgeon, W.D., & Hand, G. A. (2003). “Effects of individualized acupuncture administered in a group setting in managing HIV-related peripheral neuropathy.” Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, New York City, New York, November 20-23, 2003. (Contributed)

Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Fulk, L.J., Bopp, C.M., & Hand, G.A. (2003). “Acupuncture and HIV symptom management: The association of stress reduction and the reduction of oral conditions.” Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, New York City, New York, November 20-23, 2003. (Contributed)
Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Fulk, L.J., & Bopp, C.M. (2002). “Reduction of stress-related oral disease by acupuncture performed in a group setting.” Fourteenth International AIDS Society Conference, Pathogenesis and Treatment, Barcelona, Spain, July 7-12, 2002. (Contributed)

Phillips, K.D., & Skelton, W.D. (2001). “Effects of individualized acupuncture on sleep activity, sleep quality, pain and peripheral neuropathy in HIV disease.” Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Advancing the Credibility and Uniqueness of Acupuncture Through Research, October 19-20, 2001, Hennepin County Medical Center, Pillsbury Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Contributed)

Phillips, K.D., & Skelton, W.D. (2000). “Effects of acupuncture on pain and peripheral neuropathy.” Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 1-5, 2000. (Contributed)
Papers Presented
Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., & Dudgeon, W.D.. “Stress reduction, HIV-related oral disease, and acupuncture.” South Carolina HIV/STD Conference – Columbia, South Carolina, 2004.

Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Dudgeon, W.D, & Hand, G.A.. “Effects of individualized acupuncture administered in a group setting in managing HIV related peripheral neuropathy.” Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – New York City, New York, November 2003.

Phillips, K.D., & Skelton, W.D. (2001). “Effects of individualized acupuncture on sleep activity, sleep quality, pain and peripheral neuropathy in HIV disease.” Eighth Annual Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Advancing the Credibility and Uniqueness of Acupuncture through Research, Hennepin County Medical Center, Pillsbury Auditorium – Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 2001.
Skelton, W.D. (1995). Contributor: Clean Needle Technique Manual for Acupuncturists – Guidelines and Standards for the Clean and Safe Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, 4th Edition, National Acupuncture Foundation – Washington, DC.

Skelton, W.D. (1976). Contributor: Recent Developments in Auricular Therapy, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. – Taipei, Taiwan.

Skelton, W.D. (1976). Editor: Points 2001 – A Comprehensive Acupuncture Textbook/Manual of the 20th Century, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. – Taipei, Taiwan.
License and Certification

National Board Certification, National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – Active
• South Carolina state acupuncture license – Active
• Georgia state acupuncture license – Active
• California state acupuncture license -Active
• New York state acupuncture license -Active

Professional Associations
American Society of Acupuncturists.
Appearances in Publications
“Needling as Translation: An Anthropologist Responds to TSCA’s Needling Colloquium” Mitra Emad, Ph.D. Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2004), 4,164-168.

“What Does It Mean to Practice an Energy Medicine?” Claire M. Cassidy, Ph.D., Dipl. Ac., L.Ac. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2004), (10(1),79-81.

“Getting to the Point: a forum for master practitioners, researchers and educators” Seem, W.G., Langevin, H.M., Lao, Lixing. Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2003), 4, 148-163.

“After a Stoke Strikes: A long Night’s Spiritual Journey Into Day” Charles W. Kegley, Debra J. Kegley, (2016). Live Twice Press – Blythewood, South Carolina.
Posters Presented
Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Fulk, L.J., Bopp, C.M., & Hand, G.A. (2003). Acupuncture and HIV symptom management: The association of stress reduction and the reduction of oral conditions. Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – New York City, New York, November 2003.

Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Dudgeon, W.D., & Hand, G.A. (2003). Effects of individualized acupuncture administered in a group setting in managing HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Tenth Annual Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research – Boston, Massachusetts, November 2003.
Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., Bopp, C.M., Fulk, L.J. (2003). Acupuncture as a treatment for stress-related oral disease in HIV-infected individuals. Tenth Annual Symposium of the Society for Acupuncture Research – Boston, Massachusetts, November 2003.

Phillips, K.D. & Skelton, W.D. (2000). Effects of acupuncture on pain and peripheral neuropathy. Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2000.
Professional Presentations & Lectures
“Acupuncture: How it Can Help Your Patients”. Athens Regional Continuing Medical Education Program for Physicians. June 26, 2015 – Athens, Georgia.

“Acupuncture’s Role in the Worker’s Compensation Case”. 25th Annual Worker’s Compensation Medical Seminar. South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Association. March 13, 2004 – Greenville, South Carolina.

“Techniques for Identification and Location of Acupuncture Points”. The Second Acupuncture Research Colloquium. Center for Acupuncture Research and Education. November 14, 2003 – Boston, Massachusetts.

“Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for Pain”, American Academy of Pain Management, 15th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 4, 2003 – Denver, Colorado.
“Needling Techniques for Researchers,” First Acupuncture Research Colloquium to Facilitate Communication Among Leaders in Acupuncture Practice, Research and Education in North America. Center for Acupuncture Research and Education. February 15, 2003 – New York, New York.

“Acupuncture Case Studies for Head, Neck and Arm Injuries”, American Academy of Pain Management, 12th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 22, 2001 – Washington, DC.

“Application of Oriental Medicine to Pain Management”, American Academy of Pain Management, 12th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 22, 2001 – Washington, DC.

“Acupuncture”, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Physiology Teachers Conference, 2000. October 20, 2000 – Columbia, South Carolina.

“Acupuncture’s Role in Community Health”, American Academy of Pain Management, 11th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 22, 2000 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Biopsychosocial Treatment Model of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine”, American Academy of Pain Management, 10th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 25,1999 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Acupuncture – The Consensus”, American Academy of Pain Management 9th Annual Clinical Meeting. September 20, 1998. Atlanta, Georgia “Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine”. Emory Medical School Continuing Education, Emory University School of Medicine. February 1995 – Atlanta, Georgia.

“Acupuncture as Part of Complementary Medicine in America”. Complementary Medical Practices Class, Emory University School of Medicine. March 18, 1994 – Atlanta, Georgia.
Research Interests
“Effects of Acupuncture on Peripheral Neuropathy on Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy and Radiation” South Carolina Cancer Coalition Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina – 2006.

“Effects of Acupuncture on Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV Disease” Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina – 2005.

“Effects of Acupuncture on Oral Cortisol, Oral Lesions, Stress and Quality of Life” Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina – 2003.

“Effects of Acupuncture on Oral Cortisol, Oral Lesions, Stress and Quality of Life” Colleges of Physical Medicine and Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina – 2002.

“Effects of Individualized Acupuncture on Insomnia and Neuropathy in HIV Disease” College of Nursing University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina – 1999.
Honors and Awards
Continuing Education Excellence Award. 2005 American Academy of Pain Management – Sonora, California.

Outstanding Community Partners and Practitioners Award, 2004 Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

Continuing Education Excellence Award, 2004 American Academy of Pain Management – Sonora, California
Funding and Grant Support
Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. “Acupuncture for HIV-related peripheral neuropathy.” Phillips, K.D. (Co-PI), Hand, G.A., & Skelton, W.D. 2006-2007, $582,000, not funded.

Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. “Acupuncture, HIV, and stress-induced oral disease.” Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D. (Co-PI), & Skelton, W.D. 2005-2007, $359,200, 2 years, not funded.

South Carolina Cancer Center Interdisciplinary Research Grant. “Acupuncture as adjuvant therapy for distressful symptoms of cancer, cancer chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.” Phillips, K.D. (PI), Hand, G.A., Skelton, W.D., & Lambert-Falls, R. 2003-2004, $14,781, 1 year, funded.
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, College of Nursing, Center for Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Special Populations: “Effects of acupuncture and nursing back rub on stress induced oral manifestations of HIV infection.” Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D. (Co-PI), Skelton, W.D., & Wells, J. 2001-2002, $10,000, 1 year, funded.

Sponsored Programs and Research, Columbia, South Carolina. “The effects of acupuncture on sleep quality in persons with HIV disease.” Phillips, K.D., (PI) & Skelton, W.D. 1999-2000, $7,500.00, 1 year, funded.

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