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William D. Skelton, D.Ac.

Professional Summary

  • Professional Experience

    The Acupuncture Clinic
    620 Sims Avenue
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Practitioner - 12/79 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

    Private Practice
    11840 Gorham Avenue
    Los Angeles, California
    Practitioner - 1/79 to 12/79

    The Dr. Paul Isaacson Arthritis Clinic
    3127 E. Second Street
    Tucson, Arizona
    Practitioner - 4/78 to 7/78

    The Bai Hui Clinic
    Shih Lin St., Shih Lin,
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology Internship - 12/75 to 12/77

  • 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

  • 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 Certificate Program
    New York, New York - 8/05 to Present

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    Master of Science in Acupuncture
    New York, New York - 9/98 to 8/00

    Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Advanced Acupuncture Training: a twelve day intensive course for senior American practitioners of acupuncture on contemporary acupuncture techniques used in China.
    Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Administered in San Francisco, California - 1983

    Dr. Nico Daum, M.D., O.M.D.
    Sreenwyk, Netherlands
    A tutorial on the fusion of allopathic and traditional Chinese medicine with special focus on the European approach to Chinese Medicine.
    Administered in Taiwan, Republic of China - 12/76 to 4/77

    Dr. Jason Choi, O.M.D., M.D.
    13-5 Chi Nan Rd., Sec. 3
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    A study of specialized acupuncture techniques and herbal formulas used with allopathic medicine in hospital settings in
    China. - 3/77 to 7/77

    The Chinese Acupuncture Hospital
    66 Chung Ching S. Rd.
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clinical Internship - 12/75 to 12/77

    The Chinese Medical Institute
    200 Kuan Tu Terrace, Peitou
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    D.Ac. Program - 8/75 to 12/77
    Post-graduate externship program, S.E. Asia, 1/78 to 4/78

  • Hospital Affiliated Privileges

    Athens Regional Medical System
    The Mind Body Institute
    1199 Prince Avenue
    Athens, Georgia - Active 2002 to 2016

    Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
    The Center for Pain Management
    Taylor at Marion Street
    Columbia, South Carolina - Active 1991 to 2009

  • Professional Service

    National Profession Boards

    National Certification Commission for Acupuncture
    and Oriental Medicine
    1424 16th Street, N.W., Suite 501, Washington, DC
    Executive Committee Member, Treasurer - 1987 to 1996

    National Acupuncture Foundation
    1718 M Street, Suite 195, Washington, DC
    Vice-Chairman - 1990 to 1997

    National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges
    P. O. Box 65120, Baltimore, MD
    Trainer of National Clean Needle Technique Course Examiners - 1990

    State Profession Boards

    South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Acupuncture Advisory Committee - 4/05 to 4/07

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

    Lexington Solicitor’s Drug Court Advisory Board
    Lexington, South Carolina
    Advisory Board Member - 1996

    Professional Positions

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    New York, New York
    Board of Directors , Member, Chairman - 1989 to 2015

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

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

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

    National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    Brookline, Massachusetts
    Founding Fellow, 1993

  • National and State Acupuncture Boards Development and Administration

    National boards development and administrations for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) - Executive role

    Florida state acupuncture boards administrator for the Florida Department of Professional Regulation

    Florida state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    New Mexico state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Massachusetts state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    North Carolina state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Washington state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Republic of Korea administrator for NCCAOM acupuncture boards

    Republic of China administrator for NCCAOM acupuncture boards

  • Faculty Positions

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    New York, New York. - 1996 to Present

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

    California Acupuncture College
    Los Angeles, California - 1978-1979

  • 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 Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV Disease"
    College of Nursing
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina - 1999

  • Publications

    Book Chapters and Contributions

    Skelton, W.D. (2016).
    Acupuncture Medicine, Bodymind Integration for Bodily Distress and Mental Pain Implementing Acupuncture into Private, Main stream, and Integrative Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine Practices Nationwide: One Acupuncturist’s Experience Working Inside Today’s Western Medical Health Care System, Appendix 3 Back Cover Introduction. Blue Poppy Press, Boulder, Colorado

    Skelton, W.D. (2012). Contributor: Acupuncture Practice Guidelines, TriState 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: Ponits 2001 - A Comprehensive Acupuncture Textbook/Manual of the 20th Century, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. Taipai, 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 immunodeficiency 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

    Abstracts

    Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., & Dudgeon, W.D. (2004).“Stress eduction, HIV-related 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

  • 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

  • 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 stressinduced 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.

  • Professional Presentations & Lectures

    “Acupuncture: How it Can Help Your Patients”. Athens Regional Continuing Medical Education Program. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Professional Associations

    South Carolina Oriental Medicine Association

  • Professional Experience
    Professional Experience

    The Acupuncture Clinic
    620 Sims Avenue
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Practitioner - 12/79 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

    Private Practice
    11840 Gorham Avenue
    Los Angeles, California
    Practitioner - 1/79 to 12/79

    The Dr. Paul Isaacson Arthritis Clinic
    3127 E. Second Street
    Tucson, Arizona
    Practitioner - 4/78 to 7/78

    The Bai Hui Clinic
    Shih Lin St., Shih Lin,
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology Internship - 12/75 to 12/77

  • License and Certification
    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

  • Acupuncture Education
    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 Certificate Program
    New York, New York - 8/05 to Present

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    Master of Science in Acupuncture
    New York, New York - 9/98 to 8/00

    Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Advanced Acupuncture Training: a twelve day intensive course for senior American practitioners of acupuncture on contemporary acupuncture techniques used in China.
    Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.
    Administered in San Francisco, California - 1983

    Dr. Nico Daum, M.D., O.M.D.
    Sreenwyk, Netherlands
    A tutorial on the fusion of allopathic and traditional Chinese medicine with special focus on the European approach to Chinese Medicine.
    Administered in Taiwan, Republic of China - 12/76 to 4/77

    Dr. Jason Choi, O.M.D., M.D.
    13-5 Chi Nan Rd., Sec. 3
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    A study of specialized acupuncture techniques and herbal formulas used with allopathic medicine in hospital settings in
    China. - 3/77 to 7/77

    The Chinese Acupuncture Hospital
    66 Chung Ching S. Rd.
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Clinical Internship - 12/75 to 12/77

    The Chinese Medical Institute
    200 Kuan Tu Terrace, Peitou
    Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    D.Ac. Program - 8/75 to 12/77
    Post-graduate externship program, S.E. Asia, 1/78 to 4/78

  • Hospital Affiliated Privileges
    Hospital Affiliated Privileges

    Athens Regional Medical System
    The Mind Body Institute
    1199 Prince Avenue
    Athens, Georgia - Active 2002 to 2016

    Palmetto Baptist Medical Center
    The Center for Pain Management
    Taylor at Marion Street
    Columbia, South Carolina - Active 1991 to 2009

  • Professional Service
    Professional Service

    National Profession Boards

    National Certification Commission for Acupuncture
    and Oriental Medicine
    1424 16th Street, N.W., Suite 501, Washington, DC
    Executive Committee Member, Treasurer - 1987 to 1996

    National Acupuncture Foundation
    1718 M Street, Suite 195, Washington, DC
    Vice-Chairman - 1990 to 1997

    National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges
    P. O. Box 65120, Baltimore, MD
    Trainer of National Clean Needle Technique Course Examiners - 1990

    State Profession Boards

    South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
    Columbia, South Carolina
    Acupuncture Advisory Committee - 4/05 to 4/07

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

    Lexington Solicitor’s Drug Court Advisory Board
    Lexington, South Carolina
    Advisory Board Member - 1996

    Professional Positions

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    New York, New York
    Board of Directors , Member, Chairman - 1989 to 2015

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

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

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

    National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    Brookline, Massachusetts
    Founding Fellow, 1993

  • National and State Acupuncture Boards Development and Administration
    National and State Acupuncture Boards Development and Administration

    National boards development and administrations for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) - Executive role

    Florida state acupuncture boards administrator for the Florida Department of Professional Regulation

    Florida state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    New Mexico state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Massachusetts state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    North Carolina state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Washington state acupuncture boards administrator for NCCAOM

    Republic of Korea administrator for NCCAOM acupuncture boards

    Republic of China administrator for NCCAOM acupuncture boards

  • Faculty Positions
    Faculty Positions

    Tri-State College of Acupuncture
    New York, New York. - 1996 to Present

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

    California Acupuncture College
    Los Angeles, California - 1978-1979

  • Research Interests
    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 Peripheral Neuropathy in HIV Disease"
    College of Nursing
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina - 1999

  • Publications
    Publications

    Book Chapters and Contributions

    Skelton, W.D. (2016).
    Acupuncture Medicine, Bodymind Integration for Bodily Distress and Mental Pain Implementing Acupuncture into Private, Main stream, and Integrative Behavioral Health and Physical Medicine Practices Nationwide: One Acupuncturist’s Experience Working Inside Today’s Western Medical Health Care System, Appendix 3 Back Cover Introduction. Blue Poppy Press, Boulder, Colorado

    Skelton, W.D. (2012). Contributor: Acupuncture Practice Guidelines, TriState 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: Ponits 2001 - A Comprehensive Acupuncture Textbook/Manual of the 20th Century, Hundred Talents Press, China Acupuncture and Moxibustion Supply Co., Ltd. Taipai, 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 immunodeficiency 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

    Abstracts

    Hand, G.A., Phillips, K.D., Skelton, W.D., & Dudgeon, W.D. (2004).“Stress eduction, HIV-related 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
    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

  • Posters Presented
    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

  • Funding and Grant Support
    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 stressinduced 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.

  • Professional Presentations & Lectures
    Professional Presentations & Lectures

    “Acupuncture: How it Can Help Your Patients”. Athens Regional Continuing Medical Education Program. 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

  • Appearances in Publications
    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

  • Honors and Awards
    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

  • Professional Associations
    Professional Associations

    South Carolina Oriental Medicine Association

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