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Professional Experience

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)