Matthew Bauer, L.Ac., President at The Acupuncture Now Foundation, a non-profit organization discusses the practice of acupuncture, the foundation, and their mission to bring accurate up to date information and resources to health professionals and the public. He also talks about how acupuncture works with mainstream medicine.
Matthew Bauer, L.Ac. has been in full-time acupuncture/Chinese medicine practice since 1986 when he also began working with several acupuncture organizations in the U.S. In 2014 Matthew founded the “Acupuncture Now Foundation” (ANF), a U.S. based international non-profit dedicated to offering reliable information about the practice of acupuncture. In 1998, Matthew began serving as a consultant in the managed care medical industry where he took part in an intensive think-tank with a dozen experienced acupuncturists from the U.S., Mainland China, Taiwan, and Korea that created the first acupuncture-based guidelines for credentialing and utilization management within a managed care system. Matthew has authored dozens of articles and two books and has particular interest addressing clinical issues involved with acupuncture research and the practical issues involved with bringing acupuncture into mainstream medicine.