The international acupuncture database
The acronym acuraid stands for acupuncture and reserach indication database - a scientific database that was established in 2013 under the direction of Dr. Johannes Fleckenstein as a research program of the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of the Institute of Complementary Medicine KIKOM at the University of Bern.
The focus is on transnational acquisition of approaches in treatment with acupuncture, in particular various techniques, point selection criteria and indications.
Registered users provide their treatment data to other peers and in return have the opportunity to align their approach with the collective record.
Since the end of the start-up funding to acuraid financed by external funding award from public research projects and is also dependent on donations from individuals, institutions or foundations.