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Articles and Books Written

by Ted Kaptchuk


Original Articles

  1. Kaptchuk TJ . The culture, history and discourse of Oriental medicine. J Chin Med 1987; 24:7-17. [Reprinted in: East Asian Medical Studies Society, editor. Fundamentals of Chinese medicine. Brookline, MA: Paradigm Publishers; 1985. p. xvii-xxxvii, 581-588 and J Trad Acupuncture 1987; 9:5-7, 47-54.]

  2. Kaptchuk TJ . When does unbiased become biased? The dilemma of homeopathic provings and modern research methods. Brit Homeopathic J 1996; 85:237-47.

  3. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ . Complementary medicine—the case for dialogue. J Roy Col Physicians Lond 1996; 30:410-12.

  4. Ernst E, Kaptchuk TJ . Homeopathy revisited. Arch Intern Med 1996; 156:2162-64

  5. Kaptchuk TJ . An early use of blind assessment in a homeopathic scientific experiment. Brit Homeopathic J 1997; 86:49-50.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ . Powerful placebo: the dark side of the randomized controlled trial. Lancet 1998; 351:1722-25.

  7. Wetzel, MS, Eisenberg, DM, Kaptchuk TJ. Courses involving complementary and alternative medicine at US medical schools. J Amer Med Assoc 1998; 280:784-87.

  8. Studdert DM, Eisenberg DM, Miller FH, Curto DA, Kaptchuk TJ , Brennan TA. Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine. J Amer Med Assoc 1998; 280:1610-15.

  9. Kaptchuk TJ . Intentional ignorance: a history of blind assessment and placebo controls in medicine. Bull Hist Med 1998; 72:389-433.

  10. Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg, DM. Chiropractic: origins, controversies and contributions. Arch Intern Med 1998; 158:2215-24. [reprinted in: Fontanarosa PB ed. Alternative medicine: an objective assessment. Chicago. American Medical Association, 2000.]

  11. Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg, DM. The persuasive appeal of alternative medicine. Ann Intern Med 1998; 129:1061-65.

  12. Rochon PA, Binns M, Litner J, Litner G, Fischbach M, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ , Stason W. Chalmers TC. Are randomized control trial outcomes influenced by the inclusion of a placebo group? A systematic review of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug trials for arthritis treatment. J Clin Epidemiol 1999; 52:113-22.

  13. Shenkman Z, Holzman RS, Kim C, Ferrari LR, DiEnzio J, Highfield, ES, VanKevren K, Kaptchuk TJ , Kenna MA, Berde CB. Acupressure-acupuncture anti-emetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy. Anesthesiology 1999; 90:1311-16.

  14. DeCraen AJM, Kaptchuk TJ , Tijssen J, Kleijnen J. Placebos and placebo effects in medicine: historical overview. J Roy Soc Med 1999;92:511-15.

  15. Barnett E, Levatin JL, Chapman E, Floyd C, Eisenberg D, Kaptchuk TJ , Klein JO. Challenges of evaluating homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media. Ped Infectious Dis J 2000; 19:273-75.

  16. Kaptchuk TJ , Goldman P, Stone DA, Stason WB. Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects? J Clin Epidemiol 2000;53:786-92.

  17. Cherkin DC, Eisenberg DM, Sherman KJ, Barlow W, Kaptchuk TJ , Street J, Deyo RA. A randomized trial comparing traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, therapeutic massage and self-care education for chronic low back pain. Arch Intern Med 2001;161:1081-88.

  18. Kaptchuk TJ . The double-blind randomized controlled trial: gold standard or golden calf? J Clin Epidemiol 2001; 54:541-49.

  19. Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing, 1: Medical pluralism in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2001; 135:189-195.

  20. Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing, 2: A taxonomy of unconventional healing practices. Ann Intern Med 2001; 135: 196-204.

  21. Kessler RC, Davis RC, Foster DF, Van Rompay MI, Wilkey SA, Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. Long-term trends in the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies in the United States. Ann Intern Med 2001; 135: 262-68.

  22. Eisenberg DE, Kessler RC, Van Rompay MI, Kaptchuk TJ , Wilkey SA, Appel S, Davis, RB. Perceptions about complementary therapies relative to conventional therapies among adults who use both: results from a national survey. Ann Intern Med 2001; 135:344-51.

  23. Greene PJ, Wayne PM, Kerr CE, Weiger WA, Jacobson E, Goldman G, Kaptchuk TJ . The powerful placebo: Doubting the doubters. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine 2001; 17: 298-307.

  24. Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture: theory, efficacy and practice. Ann Intern Med 2002; 136; 374-83.

  25. Kaptchuk TJ . The placebo effect in alternative medicine: can the performance of a healing ritual have clinical significance? Ann Intern Med 2002; 136:817-25.

  26. Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Hart LG, Street JH, Hrbek A, Cramer E, Milliman B, Booker J, Mootz R, Barassi J, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. Characteristics of licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists and naturopathic physicians. J Amer Board Fam Pract 2002; 15:378-90.

  27. Weiger WA, Smith M, Boon H, Richardson MA, Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. Advising customers who seek complementary and alternative therapies for cancer. Ann Intern Med 2002; 137: 889-903.

  28. Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Hart LG, Street JH, Hrbek A, David RB, Cramer E, Milliman B, Booker J, Mootz R, Barassi J, Kahn RJ, Kaptchuk TJ . Eisenberg DM. Characteristics of visits to licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists. J Amer Board of Fam Practice 2002; 25:463-72.

  29. Di Blasi Z, Kaptchuk TJ , Weinman J, Kleijnen J. Informing participants of allocation to placebo at trial closure: postal survey. Brit Med J 2002; 325:1329-32.

  30. Wetzel MS, Kaptchuk TJ , Haramati A, Eisenberg DM. Complementary and alternative medical therapies: implications for medical education. Ann Intern Med 2003; 138:191-96.

  31. Jones WB, Kaptchuk TJ , Linde K. A critical overview of homeopathy. Ann of Intern Med 2003; 183:393-399.

  32. Yeh GY, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ , Phillips RS. Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes. Diabetes Care 2003; 26:1277-94.

  33. Kaptchuk TJ . Effect of interpretation bias on research evidence. BMJ 2003;326:1453-55.

  34. Highfield ES, Kaptchuk TJ , Ott MJ, Barnes L, Kemper KJ. Availability of acupuncture in the hospitals of a major academic medical center: a pilot study. Complementary Therapies Med 2003; 11: 177-83.

  35. Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Wolf SL, Gill-Body KM, Scarborough DM, McGibbon CA, Kaptchuk TJ , Parker SW. Can tai chi improve vestibulopathic postural control? Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004; 85: 142-52.

  36. Wolsko PM, Eisenberg DM, Simon LS, Davis RB, Walleczek J, Mayo-Smith M, Kaptchuk TJ , Phillips RS. Double-blind placebo-controlled trial of static magnets for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: results of a pilot study. Altern Ther Hlth Med 2004; 10:36-43.

  37. Kaptchuk TJ , Kerr C. Commentary: unbiased divination, unbiased evidence and the patulin clinical trial. Int J Epidemiol 2004; 33:247-51.

  38. Langevin, HM, Badger GJ, Povolny BK, Davis RT, Johnston AC, Sherman KJ, Kahn JR, Kaptchuk TJ . Yin and yang scores: a new method for quantifying diagnostic patterns in traditional Chinese medicine. J Altern Complementary Med 2004; 10:389-395.

  39. Napadow V, Kaptchuk TJ . Customer characteristics for outpatient acupuncture in Beijing, China. J Altern Complementary Med 2004; 10: 565-72.

  40. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ . Sham procedures and the ethics of clinical trials. J Roy Soc Med 2004; 97: 576-578.

  41. Napadow V, Liu J, Kaptchuk TJ . A systematic study of acupuncture practice; acupoint usage in an outpatient setting in Beijing, China. Complementary Therapies Med 2004: 12: 209-216.

  42. Stone DA, Kerr CE, Conboy L, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ . Customer expectations in placebo- controlled trials. J Evaluation Clin Pract 2005; 11: 77-84.

  43. Kaptchuk TJ , Miller FG. What is the best and most ethical model for the relationship between mainstream and alternative medicine; opposition, integration, or pluralism. Acad Med 2005; 80: 286- 90.

  44. Lang EV, Hatsipoulous O, Koch T, Berbaum K, Lutgendorf S, Kettenmann E, Logan H, Kaptchuk TJ . Can words hurt? Customer-provider interactions during invasive procedures. Pain 2005; 114: 303- 09.

  45. Ahn A, Kaptchuk TJ . Advancing acupuncture research. Altern Ther Hlth Med 2005; 11:40-4

  46. Patel SM, Stason WB, Legedza A, Ock SM, Kaptchuk TJ , Conboy L, Canenguez K, Park JK, Kelly E, Jacobson E, Kerr CE, Lembo AJ. The placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) trials – a meta-analysis. Neurogastro Motility, 2005; 17: 332-340.

  47. Coeytaux RR, Kaufman JS, Kaptchuk TJ , Chen WM, Miller WC, Callahan LF, Mann JD. Acupuncture as adjunctive to medical management of chronic daily headache: a randomized clinical trial. Headache 2005; 45:1113-23.

  48. Wayne PM, Krebs DE, Macklin E, Schnyer R, Kaptchuk TJ , Parker SW, Scarborough DM, McGibbon CA, Schaechter J, Stein J, Stason WB. Acupuncture for chronic stroke: randomized sham-controlled study. Arch Physical Med & Rehab; 2005; 86: 2248-56.

  49. Schnyer RN, Conboy LA, McKnight P, Jacobson E, Goddard T, Moscatelli F, Legedza ATR, Kerr C, Kaptchuk TJ . Wayne PM. Development of a Chinese medicine assessment measure: an interdisciplinary approach using the Delphi method. J Alter Complementary Med 2005: 11:1005-13.

  50. Conboy L, Patel S, Kaptchuk TJ , Gottlieb R, Eisenberg DM, Acevedo-Garcia D. Sociodemographic determinates of the utilization of specific types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM): an analysis based on a nationally representative survey sample. J Alter Complementary Med 2005; 11: 977-94, 2005.

  51. Kong J, Gollub RL, Rosman IS, Webb JM, Vangel , Kirsch I, Kaptchuk TJ . Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by fMRI. J Neurosci 2006; 26: 381-88.

  52. Kaptchuk TJ , Stason WB, Davis RB, Legedza ATR, Schnyer RS, Kerr CE, Stone DA, Nam BH, Kirsch I, Goldman RH. Sham device versus inert pill: a randomized controlled trial comparing two placebo treatments for arm pain due to repetitive strain injury. BMJ 2006; 332: 291-7. epud: February 2, 2006.

  53. Conboy LA, Wasserman RH, Jacobson EE, Davis RB, Legedza ATR, Park M, Rivers A, Morey EB, Nam BH, Lasagna L, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ , Kerr CE. Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design. Cont Clinical Trials 2006; 27: 123-34.

  54. 55. Buettner C, Yeh GY, Phillips RS, Mittleman MA, Kaptchuk TJ . Systematic review of the effects of ginseng on cardiovascular risk. Ann Pharmacotherapy 2006; 40: 83-95.

  55. Wasan AD, Kaptchuk TJ , Davar G, Jamison RN. The association between psychopathology and placebo analgesia in customers with discogenic low back pain. Pain Medicine; 2006; 7: 217-228.

  56. Lewith G, White P, Kaptchuk TJ . Developing a research strategy for acupuncture. Clin J Pain 2006; 22: 632-638.

  57. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture trials and informed consent. J Med Ethics 2007; 33: 43-4.

  58. Schaechter JD, Connell BD, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ , Krebs DE, Macklin EA, Schnyer R, Stein J, Scarborough DM, Parker S McGibbon CA, Wayne PM. Correlated change in upper limb function and motor cortex activation after verum and sham acupuncture in chronic stroke customers. J Alt CompMed 2007; 13: 527-32.

  59. Conboy L, Acevedo-Garcia D, Eisenberg, DM, Gottlieb R, Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ . The relationship between social factors and attitudes toward conventional and CAM practitioners. Complementary Therapies Clin Prac 2007; 13: 146-57.

  60. McManus CA, Kaptchuk TJ , Schnyer RN, Goldman R, Kerr CE, Nguyen LT, Stason WB. Experiences of acupuncture practitioners in a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. J Alt Comp Ther 2007; 13:533-37.

  61. Dorn SD, Kaptchuk TJ , Park J, Ngyuen LT, Canenguez K, Nam BY, Woods KB, Conboy LA, Stason WB, Lembo AJ. A meta-analysis of the placebo response in complementary and alternative medicine trials in irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroenterol Motility; 2007; 19: 630-37.

  62. McManus CA, Schnyer RN, Kong J, Nguyen LT, Nam BY, Goldman R, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ . Sham acupuncture devices: practical advice for researchers. Acupuncture Med 2007; 25: 34-40.

  63. Kong J, Gollub R , Polich G, Napadow V, Hui K, Vangel M, Rosen B, Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture deqi, from qualitative history to quantitative measurement. J Altern Complemen Med 2007; 13: 1059-70.

  64. Ahn AC, Bennani T, Freeman R, Hamdy O, Kaptchuk TJ . Two styles of acupuncture for treating painful diabetic neuropathy - a pilot randomized control trial. Acupuncture Med 2007; 25: 11-17.

  65. Nielsen A, Knoblauch NTM, Dobos GJ, Michalsen A, Kaptchuk TJ . The effect of "gua sha" treatment on surface microcirculation: A pilot study in healthy subjects. Explore 2007; 3:456-66.

  66. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ , Polich G, Kirsch I, Gollub RL. Placebo analgesia: findings from brain imaging studies and emerging hypotheses. Rev Neurosci 2007; 18: 173-90.

  67. Yoo SS, Kerr CE, Park M, Im DM, Blinder RA, Park HW, Kaptchuk TJ . Neural activities in human somatosensory cortical areas evoked by acupuncture stimulation. Complementary Therapies Med 2007; 15: 247-54.

  68. Myers SS, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Cherkin DC, Legedza A, Kaptchuk TJ , Hrbek A, Buring JE, Post D, Connelly MT, Eisenberg DM. Customer expectations as predictors of outcome in customers with acute low back pain. J Gen Intern Med 2007; 23:148-53.

  69. Wayne PM, Pensack LM, Connors EM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Schachter SC Hrbek A, Kaptchuk TJ , Andrews SM. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture: building grants management infrastructure. Altern Ther Hlth Med 2008; 14: 56-65.

  70. Goldman RH, Stason WB, Park SK, Kim R. Schnyer R, Davis RB, Legedza ATR, Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture for treatment of persistent arm pain due to repetitive use:  a randomized controlled clinical trial. Clin J Pain 2008; 24: 211-8.

  71. Feman SPC, Nguyen LT, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Nam BY, Conboy LA, Singer, JP, Park M, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ , Davis RB. Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: An analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome customers. Cont Clinical Trials 2008; 29:241-51.

  72. Wayne PM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Andrews SM, St John, M, Conboy L, Kerr CE, Kaptchuk TJ , Schachter SC. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture through faculty and student research training initiatives. Altern Ther Hlth Med 2008 14: 52-8.

  73. Kerr CE, Milne I, Kaptchuk TJ . A missing mind-body link in the early history of placebo. J Roy Soc Med 2008; 101:89-92.

  74. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ , Webb JM, Kong JT, Sasaki Y, Polich GR, Vangel MG, Kwong K, Rosen B, Gollub RL. Functional neuroanatomical investigation of vision-related acupuncture point specificity - a multisession fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping 2009; 30: 38-46.

  75. Tilburt JC, Kaptchuk TJ . Herbal medicine research and global health: an ethical analysis. Bull World Hlth Org 2008; 86: 594-99.

  76. Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ . Challenges inherent to Tai Chi research: Part I––Tai Chi as a complex multi-component intervention. J Alt Comp Med 2008; 14: 95-102.

  77. Miller FM, Kaptchuk TJ . The power of context: reconceptualizing the placebo effect. J Roy Soc Med 2008; 101: 222-25.

  78. Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ . Challenges inherent to the Tai Chi research: Part II -- Defining the intervention and optimal study design. J Alt Comp Med 2008; 14: 191-97.

  79. White P, Bishop F, Hardy H, Abdollahian S, White A, Park J, Kaptchuk TJ , Lewith, G. Southampton Needle Sensation Questionnaire: Development and validation of a measure to gage acupuncture needle sensation. J Alt Comp Med 2008; 14: 373-9.

  80. Kaptchuk TJ , Kelley JM, Deykin A, Wayne PM, Lasagna LC, Epstein IO, Kirsch I, Wechsler ME. Do “placebo responders” exist? Cont Clin Trials 2008; 29: 587-95.

  81. Kaptchuk TJ , Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BY, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ. Components of the placebo effect: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ 2008; 336: 998-1003, epud: April 3, 2008.

  82. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ . Deception of subjects in neuroscience: an ethical analysis. J Neurosci 2008; 28: 4841-3.

  83. Tilburt JC, Emanuel EJ, Kaptchuk TJ , Curlin FA, Miller FG. Prescribing “placebo treatments:” results of a national survey of US internists and rheumatologists. BMJ 2008; 337:a1938.

  84. Kong J, Gollub R, Polich G, Kirsch I, LaViolette P, Vangel M, Rosen B, Kaptchuk TJ . An fMRI study on the neural mechanisms of hyperalgesic nocebo effect. J Neurosci 2008; 28:13354-62.

  85. Bertisch SM, Legedza AT, Phillips RP, Davis RB, Stason WB, Goldman RH, Kaptchuk TJ . The impact of psychological factors on placebo responses in a randomized controlled trial comparing sham device to dummy pill. J Eval Clin Pract. 2009; 15: 14-19.

  86. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ , Polich G, Kirsch I, Vangel M, Zyloney C, Rosen B, Gollub R. Expectancy and treatment interactions: A dissociation between acupuncture analgesia and expectancy evoked placebo analgesia. NeuroImage 2009; 45: 940-49.

  87. Kelley JM, Boulos PR, Rubin PAD, Kaptchuk TJ . Mirror, mirror on the wall: placebo effects that exist only in the eye of the beholder. J Eval Clin Pract 2009; 15: 292.298.

  88. Tilburt JC, Curlin FA, Kaptchuk TJ , Clarridge B, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Emannuel EJ, Miller FG. Alternative medicine research in clinical practice: a U.S. national survey. Arch Intern Med 2009; (in press).

  89. Kaptchuk TJ , Shaw J, Kerr CE, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Csordas TJ, Jacobson EE. "Maybe I made up the whole thing:" Placebos and customers' experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Culture Med Psych 2009; 33: 382-412. PMCID 2716443

  90. Passos MCF, Lembo AJ, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ , Kelley JM, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Hu R, Friedlander E, Drossman D. Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS customers: a prospective assessment. Amer J Gastroenterology 2009; (in press.)

  91. Brunoni AR, Lopes M, Kaptchuk TJ . Fregni F. Placebo effects in Major Depressive Disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing a non-pharmacological vs. a pharm acological intervention. PLoS One 2009; (in press).

  92. Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Ablon JS, Villanueva JJ, Conboy LA, Levy R, Marci CD, Kerr C, Kirsch I, Jacobson EE, Riess H, Kaptchuk TJ . Customer and practitioner influences on the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine 2009; (in press).

  93. Lembo AJ, Conboy L, Kelley JM, Schnyer RS, McManus M, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ . A treatment trial of acupuncture for IBS customers. American Journal Gastroenterology 2009; (in press).

  94. Curlin FA, Rasinksi K, Kaptchuk TJ , Emanuel EJ, Miller FG, Tilburt J. Religion, clinicians, and the integration of complementary and alternative medicines. J Altern Comp Ther 2009; (in press).

  95. Polich G, Dole C, Kaptchuk TJ . The need to act a little more "scientific:" biomedical researchers investigating complementary and alternative medicine. Sociology of Health Illness. 2009: (in press).

  96. Kaptchuk TJ , Kerr CE, Zanger A. Placebo controls, exorcisms and the devil. Lancet 2009; (in press).

  97. Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ , Polich G, Kirsch I, Vangel M, Zyloney C, Rosen B, Gollub R. An fMRI study on the interaction and dissociation between expectation of pain relief and acupuncture treatment. NeuroImage 2009; 47: 1066-76. PMCID 2742363

  98. Fregni F, Imamura M, Lew H, Boggio P, Battistella LR, Kaptchuk TJ , Riberto M, Chien HF, Hsing WU, Furlan A. Challenges and recommendations for placebo controls in randomized trials in physical and rehabilitation medicine: a report of the international placebo symposium working group. Amer J Physical Med Rehab 2009; 89: 160-72.

  99. Dong G, Wu LY, Jiao YH, Chen WY, Chen Y, Kaptchuk TJ . Song J, Chen KJ. The effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction on in vitro endothelial progenitor cell tube formation. Chin J Integr Med 2010; 16:50-53.

  100. Miller FG, Colloca L, Kaptchuk TJ . The placebo effect: illness and interpersonal healing. Perspectives Bio Med 2009; 52: 518-39.

  101. Conboy LA, Macklin EA, Kelly J, Kokkotou E, Lembo A, Davis R, Kaptchuk TJ . Which customers improve characteristics increasing sensitivity to a supportive customer-practitioner relationship. Soc Sci Med: 2010; 70: 479-81.

  102. Finniss DG, Kaptchuk TJ , Miller F, Benedetti F. Placebo effects: biological, clinical and ethical advances. Lancet 2010; 375: 686-95.

  103. Wasan AD, Kong J, Pham LD, Kaptchuk TJ , Edwards RR, Gollub RL. The impact of placebo, psychopathology, and expectations on the response to acupuncture needling in customers with chronic low back pain. J Pain 2010; (in press).

  104. Tilburt JC, Miller FG, JenkinsS, Kaptchuk TJ , Clarridge B, Bolcic-Jankovic D, Emanuel EJ, Curlin FA. Factors that influence practitioners' interpretation of evidence from alternative medicine trials: a factorial vignette experiment embedded in a national survey. Medical Care 2009; (in press).

  105. Kokkotou E, Conboy LA, Ziogas D, Quilty MT, Kelley JM, Davis RB. Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ . Serum correlates of the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Neurogastroent Motilty 2010; 22:285-e81.

  106. Manek, NJ, Crowson CS, Ottenberg AL, Kaptchuk TJ , Curlin FA, Tilburt JC. What rheumatologists in the United States think of complementary and alternative medicine: results of a national survey. Biomed Central: Comp Altern Med 2010; (in press).

  107. Park JB, Kang MJ, Shin SS, Choi EM, Kwon SY, Wee HS, Nam BH, Kaptchuk TJ . Unexplained infertility treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine in Korea. J Altern Compl Med 2010: (in press)

  108. Roscoe JA, O'Neill M, Jean-Piere P, Heckler CE, Kaptchuk TJ , Bushunow P, Shane M, Huston A, Qazi R, Smith B. An exploratory study on the effects of an expectancy manipulation on chemotherapy-related nausea. J Pain Symptom Manage 2010; 40: 379-90.

  109. Goldman RH, Stason WB, Park SK, Kim R, Mudgal, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ . Low dose amitriptyline for treatment of persistent arm pain. Pain 2010; 149: 117-29.

  110. Kaptchuk TJ , Chen KJ, Song J. Recent trials of acupuncture in the west: responses from practitioners. Chin J Integ Med 2010; 16: 197-203.

  111. Cremonini F, Chang HY, Ziogas D, Koukoutou E, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ , Lembo AJ. Meta-analysis: the effect of placebo treatment on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Alimentary Pharm Ther 2010; 32: 29-42.

  112. Ahn AC, Park M, Shaw JR, McManus CA, Kaptchuk TJ , Langevin HM. Electrical Impedance of Acupuncture Meridians: The Relevance of Subcutaneous Collagenous Bands. PLoS ONE 5: e11907. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011907

  113. Yeh GY, Kaptchuk TJ , Shermling RH. Prescribing Tai Chi for fibromyalgia--are we there yet? New Eng J Med 2010; 363: 784.

  114. Takakura N, Takayama M, Kawase A, Kaptchuk TJ . Yajima H. Double-blinding with a new placebo needle: a further validation study. Acu Med 2010; (in press).

  115. Li A, Kaptchuk TJ . The case of acupuncture for chronic low back pain: When efficacy and comparative effectiveness conflict. Spine 2010; (in press).

  116. Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ . Group analysis versus individual response: the inferential limits of randomized controlled trials. Cont Clinical Trials 2010; 31:423-28.

  117. Kaptchuk TJ , Friedlander E, Kelley JM, Sanchez MN, Kokkotou E, Singer JP, Kowalczykowski M, Miller FG, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ. Placebo without deception: a randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. PLoS One 2010; 5:e15591.

  118. Nguyen LT, Davis RB, Kaptchuk TJ , Phillips RS. Use of complementary and alternative medicine and self-rated health status: results from a national survey. J Gen Intern Med 2011; (in press).

  119. Zyloney C, Jensen K, Polich G, Loiotile R, Cheetham A, LaViolette PS, Tu P, Kaptchuk TJ , Gollub RL, Kong J. Imaging the functional connectivity of the periadqueductal gray during genuine and sham electroacupuncture treatment. Molecular Pain; 2011; 6:80.

  120. Eisenberg DM, Harris ES, Littlefield BA, Cao S, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Bayliss P, Fu Y, Wang W, Jiang QY, Zhao Z, Hubiao C, Liu Y, Kaptchuk TJ , Hahn WC, Wang X, Roberts T, Shamu CE, Clardy J. Developing a library of authenticated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plants for systematic biological evaluation: Rationale, methods and preliminary results from a Sino-American collaboration. Fitoterapia 2011 (in press).

  121. Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch: a neurophenomenological study. Consciousness Cognition 2011; (in press).

  122. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo studies and ritual theory: A comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture and biomedical healing. Phil Trans Roy Soc B; 2011;366:1849-58.

  123. Kerr CE, Jones SR, Wan Q, Prichett DL, Wasserman RH, Exler A, Villanueva JJ, Shaw JR, Lazar SW, Kaptchuk TJ , Littenberg R, Harnalainen MS, Morce CI. Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatatosensory cortex. Brain Res Bull 2011;85:96-103.

  124. Ahn AC, Kaptchuk TJ . Spatial anisotropy analyses of subcutaneous tissue layer: potential insights into its biomechanical characteristics. J Anatomy 2011;219:515-24.

  125. Wechsler ME, Kelley JM, Boyd IOE, Dutile S, Marigowda G, Kirsch I, Israel E, Kaptchuk TJ . Active or placebo albuterol, sham acupuncture or no treatment in asthma. N Eng J Med 2011;365:119-26.

  126. Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ . Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch healing: a neurophenomenological model. Consciousness Cognition 2011;20:784-91.

  127. Harris SJ, Cao S, Littlefield BA, Craycroft JA, Scholten R, Kaptchuk TJ , Fu Y, Wang W, Liu Y, Chen H, Zhao Z, Clardy J, Woolf AD, Eisenberg DM. Heavy metal and pesticide content in commonly prescribed individual raw Chinese herbal medicines. Sci Total Environ 2011;409:4297-305.

  128. Hróbjartsson A, Kaptchuk TJ , Miller FG. Placebo effects studies are susceptible to response bias and other types biases. J Clin Epidemiol 2011;64:1223-9.

  129. Grelotti D, Kaptchuk TJ . Placebo by proxy: clinicians' and family members' feeling and perceptions about a treatment may influence their judgments about its effectiveness [editorial, internal peer review]. BMJ 2011;343:d4345:1-2.

  130. Greenslit N, Kaptchuk TJ . Antidepressants and advertising: Psychopharmaecutical in crisis [review]. Yale J Bio Med 2012;85:153-58.

  131. Song J, Chen WY, Wu LY, Zheng LP, Lin W, Gao D, Kaptchuk TJ , Chen KJ. A mirocarray analysis of angiogenesis modulation effect of Xuefu Zhuyu Decoction (血府逐瘀汤) on endothelial cells. Chin J Integ Med 2012;18:502-6.

  132. Highfield ES, Spellman L, Barnes LL, Kaptchuk TJ , Paradis G, Conboy LA, Saper R. Profile of minority and under-served patients using acupuncture. Complem Ther Med 2012; 20:70-72.

  133. Chen YI, Ren JQ, Kaptchuk TJ , Kwong KK. Restoring cerebral dopamine homeostasis by electrical forepaw stimulation: an fMRI study. Synapse 2012;66:331-9.

  134. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw J, Kaptchuk TJ . Scientific tools, fake treatments or triggers for psychological healing: how RCT participants conceptualize placebos. Soc Sci Med 2012;74:767-74.

  135. Wells, R, Kaptchuk TJ . To tell the truth, the whole truth, may do patients harm: the problem of the nocebo effect for informed consent [bioethical analysis]. Amer J Bio 2012;12:22–29.

  136. Bishop FL, Jacobson EE, Shaw J, Kaptchuk TJ . Debriefing to placebo allocation: a phenomenological study of participants' experiences in a randomized controlled trial. Qual Hlth Res 2012; 8:1138-49.

  137. Bishop FL, Adams AEM, Kaptchuk TJ , Lewith GT. Informed consent and placebo effects: a content analysis of information leaflets to identify what clinical trial participants are told about placebos. PLoS One 2012;7: 339661.

  138. Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ , Custin C, Lipkin SH, Maurizio F. Open-label placebo for major depressive disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Psych Psychosom 2012; 81: 312-14.


Reviews, Chapters, and Editorials

  1. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture. In: The Natural Family Doctor. Stanway A, editor. London: Century, 1987.

  2. Kaptchuk TJ. Healing as a journey together. In: Carlson R, Shield B, editors. Healers on healing. Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher; 1989. p. 104-105.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ. History of vitalism. In: Micozzi MS, editor. Fundamentals of complementary and integrative medicine. St. Louis: Saunders, Elsevier; 1996, 2001. 2006. p. 54-66.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ., Edwards RA, Eisenberg DM. Complementary medicine—efficacy beyond the placebo effect. In: Ernst E, editor. Complementary medicine: an objective appraisal. Oxford, England: Butterworth Heinemann; 1996. p. 42-70.

  5. Klarer S, Kaptchuk TJ. Qi. In: Selin H, editor. Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology and medicine in non-western cultures. Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 1997. p. 832-833.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ., Eisenberg DM. Health food or granola: its truth and consequences. In: Vickers AJ, editor. Examining complementary medicine: The skeptical holist. Cheltenham, UK: Stanley Thornes; 1998. p. 17-28.

  7. Kaptchuk TJ., Eisenberg DM. The health food movement [Editorial]. Nutrition 1998; 14:471-73.

  8. Kaptchuk TJ.. The botanical agenda, science and incentives for research. In: Eskinazi D, editor. Botanical medicine: efficacy, quality assurance, and regulation. Larchmont, NY: Mary Ann Liebert, 1999. p.193-194.

  9. Birch S, Kaptchuk TJ.. History, nature and current practice of acupuncture: an East Asian perspective. In: Ernst E, White A. (eds) Acupuncture: a scientific appraisal. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemman, 1999. p.11-30.

  10. Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ., Lane C, Davidoff F. Complementary and alternative medicine. [Editorial] Ann Intern Med 2001; 135: 208.

  11. Kaptchuk TJ.. The quality control crisis in China. An Open Letter. Acupuncture Today. 2007; 8: 2.

  12. Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ.. Response to Maneerattanapom and Chey. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: sham or the real deal? Gastroenterology 2010: (in press.)

  13. Kaptchuk TJ . Historical exchange between East Asian medicine and other healing systems and the dilemma of transplanting Asian medicine in the West [forward]. In: Scheid V, MacPherson H (eds), Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Health Care. Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2012; vii-xiv.

  14. Kaptchuk TJ . Placebo-controlled randiomized trials and Chinese medicine. In: Henrichs TJ, Barnes LL (eds), Chinese Medicine and Healing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013; 320-31.

  15. Hall KT, Kaptchuk TJ . Genetic biomarkers of response: what could it mean for future trial design? Clin Invest (Lond) 2013; s3: 311-14.

Books, Mongraphs and Text Books

  1. Kaptchuk TJ.. The web that has no weaver: understanding Chinese medicine. New York: Congdon and Weed, 1983. 2nd US edition, Chicago: Contemporary, McGraw-Hill, 2000. Published in the following editions: British, 1983; Dutch, 1987; Italian, 1988; German, 1988; Hungarian, 1992; French, 1993, Spanish, 1995, Bulgarian, 2002, Portuguese (Brazil), 2002, Indian 2003, Spanish (Chile) 2007.

  2. Bensky D, Gamble A, with Kaptchuk TJ., editors, translators. Chinese herbal medicine: materia medica. Seattle: Eastland Press; 1986.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ., Crocher M. The healing arts: a journey through the faces of medicine. London: BBC Publications; 1986. Published in the following editions: American, 1987; Japanese, 1992.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ.. Jade pharmacy: compendium de phytotherapie chinoise. Translated by Paul Frisson. Bruselles: Satas; 1989.

  5. MacPherson H, Kaptchuk TJ., editors. Acupuncture in practice: case history insights from the west. New York: Churchill Livingstone; 1997. Published in the following editions: Italian, 1998. German 2001, Portuguese, 2002.

  6. Miller FG, Colloca L, Crouch RA. Kaptchuk TJ , editors. The Placebo: A Reader.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2013.

Book and Article Reviews

  1. Kaptchuk TJ . (book review) Another look at qi: a book review of Encounters with Qi. J Chin Medicine 1985; 19:31.

  2. Kaptchuk TJ . (book review) Kirkland J, Mathews AF, Baldwin K, editors. Herbal and magical medicine: traditional healing today. Soc Sci Med 1994; 38:197-98.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ . (article review) Commentary on Bergmann et al. Does informed consent influence the result of clinical trials? Clinical Trials and Meta-Analysis 1994; 29:41-47 [Journal Club]. Forschende Komplementärmedizin. Research in Complementary Medicine, 1996; 3:162-3.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ , Eisenberg DM. (article review) Legitimate evidence: randomized or otherwise [Comments on Pincus T. Analyzing long-term outcomes of clinical care. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine 1997; 13:3-32]. Advances 1997; 13:48-51.

  5. Kaptchuk TJ . (article review) Exploring RCT methodology. [Review of Marcus SM. Assessing non-consent bias. J Clin Epidemiol 1997;50:823-28.] FACT: Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 1998; 3:5-6.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ . (book review) Shapiro A.: The powerful placebo: from ancient priests to modern physician. Bull Hist Med 1999; 73:159-60.

  7. Kaptchuk TJ . (book review) Spencer JW, Jacobs JJ editors. Complementary/alternative medicine: an evidence-based approach. New Engl J Med 1999; 340:1845.

  8. Kaptchuk TJ . (book review). Rinpoche CN. Medicine and compassion: a Tibetan lama's guidance for caregivers. New Eng J Med 2005; 352:1730.


  1. Kaptchuk TJ. Acute hepatitis associated with Jin Bu Huan [letter]. Ann Intern Med 1995; 122:636.

  2. Kaptchuk TJ. Uptake of alternative medicine [letter]. Lancet 1996; 347:972.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ. Consequences of cupping [letter]. N Engl J Med 1997; 336:1109.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ, Ernst E. Homeopathy-the emperor's medicine [reply to letter]. Arch Intern Med 1997; 157:1140.

  5. Kaptchuk TJ. Concerns about run-in periods in randomized trials [letter]. J Amer Med Assoc 1998; 279:1526-1527.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ. In the name of medicine [letter]. Ann Intern Med 1998;129:589.

  7. Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo needle for acupuncture [letter]. Lancet 1998; 352:634.

  8. Wetzel MS, Eisenberg DM. Kaptchuk TJ. Medical school courses in alternative medicine. [reply to letters] J Amer Med Assoc 1999; 281:609.

  9. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture and amitriptyline for HIV-related peripheral neuropathic pain [letter]. J Amer Med Assoc 1999; 281:1270.

  10. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Alternative views on alternative medicine [reply to letters]. Ann Intern Med 1999; 131:230.

  11. Kaptchuk TJ. Chinese herbal medicine for irritable bowel syndrome [letter]. J Amer Med Assoc 1999; 282:1035.

  12. Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ. The herbal history of digitalis: lessons for alternative medicine. [reply to letter] J Amer Med Assoc 2000; 283: 884-885.

  13. Kaptchuk TJ. Debate over the history of placebos in medicine. [letter] Alt. Therapies 2000;18.

  14. Kaptchuk TJ. More on alternative medicine. [reply to letter] Ann Intern Med 2000; 132:675.

  15. Kaptchuk TJ. Distant healing. [letter] Ann Intern Med 2001; 134: 532-533.

  16. Kaptchuk TJ. Methodological issues in trials of acupuncture. [letter] J Amer Med Assoc 2001; 285: 1015-1016.

  17. Kaptchuk TJ. Is the placebo powerless? [letter] N Eng J Med 2001; 345:1277.

  18. Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture for the treatment of cocaine addiction. [letter] J Amer Med Assoc 2002; 287: 1801.

  19. Kaptchuk TJ. Epidemiology research [letter] Lancet 2002; 360: 259.

  20. Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Varieties of healing. [reply to letters] Ann Intern Med 2002; 137: 218.

  21. Kaptchuk TJ. East Asian medicine. [reply to letter] Ann Intern Med 2002; 137: 702-3.

  22. Weiger WA, Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer. [reply to letter] Ann Intern Med 2003; 139:152-3.

  23. Kaptchuk TJ, Lembo A. Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine. [letter] J Amer Med Assoc 2004; 291:2193.

  24. Schnyer RN, Wayne PM, Kaptchuk TJ, Cheng X, Zhang Z, Stason WB. Standardization of individual treatments in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation. [research letter] J Altern Comp Ther 2006; 12: 106-9.

  25. Miller FG, Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture for chronic low back pain [letter]. New Eng J Med 2010;363:1776.

  26. Wechsler ME, Kelley JM, Kaptchuk TJ . Placebos and other interventions in asthma [authors reply]. New Eng J Med 2011;365:15:1447.

  27. Kaptchuk TJ , Stone BH, Raicek J. Placebos in 19th century medicine: a quantitative analysis of the BMJ. [authors reply] BMJ 2013; 345 (e8326).

  28. Gardiner P, Whelan J, White LF, Filippelli AC, Bharmal N, Kaptchuk TJ . A systematic review of the prevalence of herb usage among racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. J Immigrant Minor Hlth 2012; doi 10.1007/210903-012-9661-z.

  29. Jensen KB, Kaptchuk TJ , Kirsch I, Raicek J, Lindstrom KM, Berna C, Gollub RL, Ingvar M, Kong J Non-conscious activation of placebo and nocebo pain responses. PNAS 2012: 109: 15959-64.

  30. Hall KT, Lembo AJ, Kirsch I, Ziogas DC, Douaher J, Jensen KB, Kelley JM, Kokkotou E, Kaptchuk TJ . Catechol-0-methyltransferease val158met polymorphism predicts placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. PLoS One 2012, 7: e48135.doi10.1371/ journal.pone.0048135.

  31. Napadow V, Li A, Loggia M, Kim J, Schlock PC, Lerner E, Tran TN, Ring J, Rosen BR, Kaptchuk TJ , Pfab F. The brain circuitry mediating antipruritic effects of acupuncture. Cerebral Cortex 2012, epud ahead of printing.

  32. Raicek J, Stone T, Kaptchuk TJ . Placebos in 19th century medicine: A quantitative analysis of BMJ. BMJ 2012; 345:38326.

  33. Wells RE, Kerr C, Wolkin J, Dossett M, David RB, Walsh J, Wall R, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ , Press D, Phillips RS, Yeh G. Meditation for adults with mild cognitive impairment: a pilot randomized trial. [Research letter] J Amer Geriat Soc 2013; 61:642-5.

  34. Kong J, Jensen K, Loiotle R, Cheetham A, Wey HY, Rosen B, Simoller JW, Kaptchuk TJ , Gollub RL,Functional connectivity of frontoparietal network predicts cognitive modulation of pain. Pain 2013; 109: 15959-64.

  35. Napadow V, Sheehan JD, Kim J, Lacount LT, Park K, Kaptchuk TJ , Rosen BR, Huo B. The brain circuitry underlying the temporal evoluation of nausea in humans. Cerebral Cortex 2013; 23: 806-12.

  36. . Jensen KB, Petrovic P, Kerr C, Kirsch I, Raicek J, Cheetham A, Spaeth R, Cook A, Gollub RL, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ . Sharing pain and relief: neural correlates of physicians during treatment of patients. Mol Psych 2013; 109: 15959-64.

  37. Kong J, Spaeth R,Cook A, Kirsch I, Clagget B, Vangel M, Gollub RL, Smoller J, Kaptchuk TJ . Are all placebo effects equal? Placebo pills, sham acupuncture, cue conditioning and their association. PLoS One; 7(10): e48135.

  38. Hull SC, Colloca L, Avins A, Gordon NF, Somkin CP, Silver P, Kaptchuk TJ , Miller FG. Patients' attitudes about the use of placebo treatments: telephone survey. BMJ 2013; 346:13757.

  39. Takakura N, Takayama M, Kawase A, Kaptchuk TJ , Yajima H. Double-blind acupuncture needle: a potential tool to investigate the nature of pain and pleasure. ISRN Pain 2013; 825751.

  40. Vase L, Baram S, Takakura N, Yajima H, Takayama N, Kaptchuk TJ , Schou S, Jensen TS, Zachariae R,Svensson. Specifying the nonspecific components of acupuncture analgesia. Pain 2013; 154: 1659-67.

  41. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ , Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Alt Comp Med 2013; in press.

  42. Wells RE, Yeh GY, Kerr C, Wolkin J, Davis RB, Tan Y, Spaeth R, Wall R, Walsh J, Kaptchuk TJ , Press D, Phillips RS, Kong J. Mediatation's impact on default mode network and hippocampus in mild cognitive impairment: a pilot study. Neuroscience Letters 2013; in press.

Non Print Materials

  1. Kaptchuk TJ. Series consultant and scriptwriter for nine-hour television series "The Healing Arts" for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (Featured television series shown in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.). 1984-1986

  2. Kaptchuk TJ. Myocardial Gene Transfer for Customers With Myocardial Ischemia [letter]. Circulation 1999;100(22):e108

  3. Kaptchuk TJ. Control of Observer Bias. 2004.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ. Faculty of 1000 Medicine, Components of Placebo Effect. Researchers response., May 19 2008.

  5. Kaptchuk TJ. Is the placebo effect worth anything? HMS MED-ED Talk.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ. The promise of placebo.

  7. Kaptchuk TJ. Cambridge Nights: Placebo.

  8. Kaptchuk TJ. NBC News.

Scientific and Technical Reports

  1. Balick M, Duke J, Kaptchuk TJ , et al. Herbal medicine. In: Alternative medicine: expanding medical horizons. A report to the National Institutes of Health on alternative medical systems and practices in the United States. Publication No. 94-066. Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health; 1994. p. 183-206.

  2. Kaptchuk TJ . The gap between conventional medicine and alternative medicine. In: European Commission. EUR 17773. COST Action B4 Unconventional medicine. Third annual report 1995-96. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities; 1997. p. 22-4.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ . Acupuncture: history, context, and long-term perspective. In: NIH consensus development conference on acupuncture. Program and abstracts. November 3-5, 1997. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health; 1997. p. 25-9.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ , Berman BM, Bauseel RB. The placebo and complementary and alternative medicine: historical, scientific and methodological considerations. In: The NCI’s Office of Cancer and Alternative Medicine. Expert Panels in Cancer CAM Research: Developing the State of the Science in Research Methodologies. Washington, D.C.: National Cancer Institute, 2003. p. 29-45.

  5. Kaptchuk TJ . Trends in Chinese medicine education and research in the west. In: 2nd International Symposium on Education of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Papers and Abstracts. Shanghai: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2004. p. 254-61.

Forwards and Prefaces

  1. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: Maciocia G. Tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1987.

  2. Kaptchuk TJ . Preface: an historical overview. In: Holms P. The energetics of western herbs. Boulder, CO: Artemis, 1989.

  3. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: Hammer L. Dragon rises and red bird flies: psychology and Chinese medicine. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1990.

  4. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: Maciocia G. Obstetrics and gynecology in Chinese medicine. New York: Churchill Livingston, 1998.

  5. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: Deng T. Practical diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

  6. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: Schnyer RN, Allen JJB. Acupuncture in the treatment of depression: a manual for practice and research. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2001.

  7. Kaptchuk TJ . Preface. In: Call E. Mending the Web of Life: Chinese Medicine & Species Conservation. Washington, DC: International Fund for Animal Welfare, American Herbal Products Association, 2006.

  8. Kaptchuk TJ . Forward. In: MacPherson H, Hammerschlag R, Lewith G, Schnyer R (eds) Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Establishing an Evidence Base. London: Churchill Livingstone, 2007.


  1. Kokkotou E, Lois A, Triggs C, Conboy L, McDougal L, Statnikov A, Aliferis C, Pothoulakis C, Kaptchuk TJ , Lembo A. Serum biomarkers analysis of placebo responses in customers with irritable Bowel syndrome. Neurogastrology and Motility Meeting, Lucerne, Switzerland. November, 2008.


Featured Printed Interviews

1983 Medicine east and west: Ted Kaptchuk on understanding Chinese healing. East West Journal 1983; 13: 56-61.

1985 Acupuncture in the west - a discussion with Ted Kaptchuk and Elisabeth Hsu. Journal of Chinese Medicine 1985; 17:23-28.

1986 Discussie Met Ted Kaptchuk and Gonnie Rienstra. Huang Ti: Nederlandse Vereninging Voor Acupunctuur 1986; viii:14-18. [Dutch]

1986 Where Does It Hurt? An interview with Ted Kaptchuk in Society Tomorrow. Guardian. London. July 2, 1986; p. 11.

1987 The Americanization of Oriental medicine. An interview with Ted Kaptchuk. Vegetarian Times 1987; 115:58-62.

1989 An Interview with Ted J. Kaptchuk. The Light Connection. San Diego. 1989; 4: 16-22.

2001 Conversations: Ted Kaptchuk, OMD. Subjectivity and the Placebo Effect in Medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 2001; 7: 101-108. [Reprinted in essay form In: Horrigan BJ (ed) Voices of integrative medicine: conversations and encounters. St. Louis, MO: Churchill Livingston, 2003.]

2002 In Resonance with Ted Kaptchuk: Interview with Michael Johnson. Traditional Chinese World 2002; 4:1-2.

2002 Interview: Ted Kaptchuk. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT) 2002; 7:232.

2004 Interview: Ted Kaptchuk. Vissen in de prullenbak van de geneeskunde. (Dutch) Medisch Contact 2004; 59: 1944-46

2007 Interview: Ted Kaptchuk. Calif J Orien Med 2007; 18: 2-4.

2007 Ted Kaptchuk. Naaldbenkoning, Portret van een pionier. GezondNU 2007; 11: 58-61.

2008 Interview: Ted Kaptchuk. Amer Acupuncturists 2008; 46: 16-17.

2008 An Audience with Ted Kaptchuk. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 2008; 7: 554.

Mass Media Articles

2002 Kaptchuk T, Eisenberg D, Komaroff A. Pondering the placebo effect. Newsweek December 2, 2002: 71-2.

2002 Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg D, Komaroff A. Research: Finding Out What Works. Newsweek December 2, 2002: 73.

2013 Kaptchuk TJ, Placebo

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