Ted J. Kaptchuk

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School


Director, Asian Medicine and Healing Program, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School



  1. Napadow V, Liu J, Kaptchuk TJ. A systematic study of acupuncture practice: acupoint usage in an outpatient setting in Beijing, China. Complement Ther Med. 2004 Dec;12(4):209-16.
  2. Napadow V, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Jun;10(3):565-72.
  3. Langevin HM, Badger GJ, Povolny BK, Davis RT, Johnston AC, Sherman KJ, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ. Yin scores and yang scores: A new method for quantitative diagnostic evaluation in traditional Chinese medicine research. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Apr;10(2):389-95; discussion 387.
  4. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. JAMA. 2002 Apr 10;287(14):1801; author reply 1801-2.
  5. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Mar 5;136(5):374-83. Review.
  6. Kaptchuk TJ. Methodological issues in trials of acupuncture. JAMA. 2001 Feb 28;285(8):1015-6; author reply 1016.
  7. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture and amitriptyline for HIV-related peripheral neuropathic pain.
    JAMA. 1999 Apr 14;281(14):1270; author reply 1271-2.
  8. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo needle for acupuncture.Lancet. 1998 Sep 19;352(9132):992.
  9. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools. JAMA. 1998 Sep 2;280(9):784-7.