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

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

  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 (Article in Press) 

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