Publications by J. Kimber Rotchford, M.D,

Rotchford JK. Medical Outcomes of Medical Acupuncture: A Pilot Study (Thesis for MPH).
University of Washington School of Public Health 1990

Erickson RJ, Rotchford JK. Bibliography review of acupuncture articles in the English Language  [Bibliography].  Los Angeles: Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation; 1997. 109p. 1532 citations

Rotchford JK.  Medical Outcomes Research and Acupuncture,  The AAMA Review, 1991
Spring/Summer; 3(1): 3 6.

Rotchford JK, Cautions against buying into illusion of control [letter], Altern Ther Health Med (1997 Jan) 3(1): 15 

Rotchford JK, A Proposal for Evidence-Based Guidelines For Medical Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, Fall/Winter 1997-1998, 9(2):29-36

Rotchford JK,  Letting the Horses Run , Patient Care, 1998, October 30, pp.123-24.

Rotchford JK, Adverse Acupuncture Events, AAMA Symposium Syllabus, 1999, pp. 317-330

Rotchford, JK,  Tchong Mo-An Energetic Approach,  Medical Acupuncture, Spring/Summer, 1999 11(1): 35-40

Rotchford, JK, Overview: Adverse Events of Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture, Fall/Winter, 1999/2000, 11(2): 32

Rotchford, JK, Integrating Acupuncture into a General Medical Practice, Medical Acupuncture, Winter/Spring 2001 13(1): 27-31

Rotchford, JK, The Importance of a Modern and Comprehensive Definition for Acupuncture in Clinical Research, a Preliminary Perspective, Medical Acupuncture, 13(3):38-40.

Rotchford, JK, Research in Acupuncture: An Oxymoron?, Acupuncture Today  2003 Vol. 4 (3)
Rotchford, JK.Reviews of current Literature in Acupuncture -   2001 -2005

Rotchford, JK,   The real danger of alcohol poisoning   Port Townsend Leader  July 20, 2005.

Rotchford, JK, Medical Acupuncture,  Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults , Springer Publishing, N.Y. N.Y. Chapter 9: 161-173; 2006

Rotchford, JK, Hypertension and Acupuncture,  Advanced Therapy in Hypertension and Vascular Disease ,  B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. Chapter 83: 712-718; 2006

Rotchford, JK, The OPAS Experience— An Outpatient Model for At-Risk Chronic non-Malignant Pain Patients , Pain Practitioner 2007 Winter: 40-42.

Rotchford, J. K. (2008). Acupartner professional 2008.  Medical Acupuncture20 (4), 289–290. doi:10.1089/acu.2008.700   In-line Citation: (Rotchford, 2008)
Rotchford, JK,  Perspective:  Marijuana abuse: a public health issue   published in Port Townsend Leader. (2009)
Rotchford, JK, Case History/Letter:   Complex Pain Patient who is Opioid Dependent. Pain Practitioner , Winter 2013: 32-34.
Rotchford, JK,   Failure to Diagnose Opioid Dependence in Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy (COT) for Pain.  Manuscript presented Fall 2013  AAAP Annual Meeting.

Rotchford, JK,   An Informal Review of Opioid Dependence (Addiction) Associated with Chronic Opioid Analgesic Therapy (COAT) for Chronic Pain . (Title page only in Czeck) Journal ADIKTOLOGIE 15(3) 2015.

Rotchford, JK , Regulators would benefit from oversight - A letter to the editor published in the Port Townsend Leader, January 26, 2016. please follow link for details.

Rotchford JK,  Opidemic , 2017


Writings in Progress, not yet published, & some rough drafts

1.   The Allure of Normalcy   A comment or two on the downsides of our cultural fixation on "normalcy"

2.   Number Nine  -  A discussion of the tragedies associates with untreated or under-treated opioid use disorders.

4.  A Time for a New Definition of Health? This reviews the importance of homeostasis in determining sustainable life and perhaps allows for a "new" definition of health.

5.   Rant on the Golden Lady  -  Expression of feelings regarding how I see some patients treated.

6. The Dozen Red Roses   A commentary on the Physician-Patient relationship

7.   Clinical Challenges in the practice of Pain Medicine and Addiction   - Submitted for publication in 2008?

8.   Is the Prescription for Disaster a Disaster?   A short rebuff to an article in the New Yorker about the Prescription Opiate abuse epidemic.   

9.  Loving one's patient   A brief discussion of the emotion we call love and its potential in healing.

10.   Grief and Grieving   A brief review of cultural elements important to appreciate.

11.   Self Medicating  -  A perspective on the use of medications in pain management and addiction medicine. 2016

12.   Anxiety - A discussion  -  A very brief review of the role of diagnoses, scientific methodology,  and cultural factors that influence our therapeutic options. 2016

13.  Life is Reality - A Christian Apologetic    2017

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