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Below are some resources you may find helpful. As with anything in life, take what serves and leave the rest.

Websites

North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board -- search the Acupuncturist Directory to find NC licensed providers
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine -- click the blue FIND A PRACTITIONER button on the top right of the page to search for Board Certified Acupuncturists 

Articles or Items of Interest

Acupuncture For Pain from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a part of National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Acupuncture: An Introduction from NCCAM
Qigong from NCCAM
The Art of Acupuncture April/May 2017 Sand and Pine Magazine
Acupuncturists Spill: The 12 Health Tips They Wish Everyone Would Remember
by Sara Calabro on AcuTake
Osteoporosis by Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Research

Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials  In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed specific conditions found effective thru data from controlled trials. This list NOT all inclusive as the body of evidence continues to grow!
Acupuncture for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache and shoulder pain  This robust research includes individual analysis of results from 29 randomized control trials and is the resource pointed to in the pain relief article below
Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study This rigorous study was funded by National Institutes of Health and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine
Acupuncture as good as counseling: study by Andrew M. Seaman on Reuters.com September 24, 2013