Publications

Literature reviews

McDonald, J. & Janz, S. (2017) The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review

The Acupuncture Evidence Project

Books

  1. McDonald, J.(1985) Zang Fu Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. New South Wales College of Natural Therapies, Sydney
  2. McDonald, J.(1986) Acupuncture Point Dynamics (Vol 1: The Six Leg Channels); self-published
  3. McDonald, J.(1989) Acupuncture Point Dynamics (Vol 2: The Six Arm Channels, Renmai & Dumai); self-published
  4. McDonald, J. & Penner, J.(1998) Zang Fu Syndromes: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment, Lone Wolf Press, Los Angeles
  5. McDonald, J.(1998) Acupuncture Point Dynamics (Vol 1: The Six Leg Channels) Revised Edition; Twin Dragon Books, Southport, Qld
  6. McDonald, J & Penner, J. (2010) Sindromes Zang Fu: Diagnostico Diferencial e Tratamento [in Portuguese] Editora Roca, Sao Paolo, Brasil
Joel Penner & John McDonald

The new revised edition of Zang Fu Syndromes has finally arrived. The revised edition is available as a pdf file, but there are still a few copies of the original hard cover edition if you are quick. The revised edition and the original hard cover are selling for US$35.00 each from shoshanab@yahoo.com

Zang Fu Syndrome pdf version

Acupuncture Point Dynamics (Volumes 1 & 2) (Revised edition 2020) will be available on Blurb from 9th May 2020

Peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials and abstracts

The anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture and their relevance to allergic rhinitis: a narrative and proposed model

Mediators, receptors and signalling pathways in the anti-inflammatory and antihyperalgesic effects of acupuncture

Fire and Ice: The Great Debate on the Relative Value of Heat and Ice in Musculoskeletal Therapy – A Narrative Review

The effects of acupuncture on mucosal immunity in perennial allergic rhinitis: a randomised, subject-and-assessor-blinded, sham-controlled clinical trial [WFAS Sydney 2013 selected peer-reviewed conference abstracts]

Guest editorials : Response to Friends of Science in Medicine: “Friends of Science” not Evidence-Based

Wrist acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting (WrAP): A pilot study

PC6 acupoint stimulation for the prevention of postcardiac surgery nausea and vomiting: a protocol for a two-group, parallel, superiority randomised clinical trial.

Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis

Bauer M, McDonald JL, Saunders N. (2020) Is acupuncture dose dependent? Ramifications of acupuncture treatment dose within clinical practice and trials. Integrative Medicine Research. 9(1):21-7.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imr.2020.01.003

  1. McDonald, J.L. (2007) Fire and Ice: The Great Debate on the Relative Value of Heat and Ice in Musculoskeletal Therapy – A Narrative Review Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2(2):3-8
  2. McDonald, J.L., Cripps, A.W., Smith, P.K., Smith, C.A., Xue, C.C. & Golianu, B. (2013) The Anti-inflammatory Effects of Acupuncture and Their Relevance to Allergic Rhinitis: A Narrative Review and Proposed Model. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 2013, Article ID 591796.
  3. Cooke, M., Rickard, C., Rapchuk, I., Shekar, K., Marshall, A.P., Tracy Comans, T., Doi, S., McDonald, J. & Spooner, A. (2014) PC6 acupoint stimulation for the prevention of postcardiac surgery nausea and vomiting: a protocol for a two-group, parallel, superiority randomised clinical trial. BMJ open 4 (11), e006179
  4. Cooke, M., Rapchuk, I., Doi,S.A., Spooner, A., Wendt, T., Best J., Edwards, M., O’Connell, L., McCabe, D., McDonald. J., Fraser, J., Rickard, C. (2015) Wrist acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting (WrAP): A pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine (23)327-380
  5. McDonald, J.L. Guest editorials: Responses to friends of science in medicine. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 7(1):2
  6. McDonald, J.L., Cripps, A.W., Smith, P.K., Smith, C.A., Xue, C.C. & Golianu, B. (2013) The effects of acupuncture on mucosal immunity in perennial allergic rhinitis: a randomised, subject-and-assessor-blinded, sham-controlled clinical trial [WFAS Sydney 2013 selected peer-reviewed conference abstracts] Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 8(2):30-31
  7. McDonald, J.L., Cripps, A.W., Smith, P.K. (2015) Mediators, Receptors and Signalling Pathways in the Anti-Inflammatory and Antihyperalgesic Effects of Acupuncture. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol 2015, Article ID 975632.
  8. McDonald, J.L., Cripps, A.W., Smith, P.K., Smith, C.A., Xue, C.C. & Golianu, B. (2016) Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology  (116),6: 497–505
  9. Bauer M, McDonald JL, Saunders N. (2020) Is acupuncture dose dependent? Ramifications of acupuncture treatment dose within clinical practice and trials. Integrative Medicine Research. 9(1):21-7.

Videos

  1. McDonald, J. (1996) Shen Disturbances (Vol 1 & 2) (video) The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, Brisbane
  2. McDonald, J. (1997) Professor Lou Baiceng’s Ming Dynasty Secret Needle Techniques (video) The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, Brisbane
  3. McDonald, J. (2000) Missing the Point (video) The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, Brisbane
  4. McDonald, J. (2000) Zang-Fu Strategies (video) The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, Brisbane

Other articles by John McDonald can be found at this Dropbox link:

  1. McDonald, J. (1987) Chinese Versus French Perspectives on the Channel System Australian Journal of Acupuncture; Vol 3, No 2
  2. McDonald, J. (1990) The Poetry of Acupuncture Australian Journal of Acupuncture, No 13
  3. McDonald, J. (1995) A Short History of Point Usage: Zusanli. Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine, No 6
  4. McDonald, J. (1999) Curtains for Windows of the Sky Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine, No 14
  5. McDonald, J. (2000) Missing the Point Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine, No 15
  6. McDonald, J. (2014) The Body Clock and Chinese Medicine Jing Luo (Summer 2013/14):36-37(AACMA Official Member Newsletter)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/53ll8z9ywfiw585/AACdpzw4h1HgrPmuSYWkP-nTa?dl=0