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Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc

Department of Research

DAOM, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, 2008
DiplAcTri, Tri State College of Acupuncture, 1987
BA, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1987

Rosa N. Schnyer is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine (DAOM), a certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFM), a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as adjunct faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) DAOM program, and the AOMA School of Integrative Medicine DAOM program. Dr. Schnyer is past co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research and former research associate at Harvard Medical School Osher Institute. She has served as research consultant to Stanford University, The Beijing Children’s Hospital and the New England School of Acupuncture. A practitioner for almost 30 years, she’s leader in the field of acupuncture research, exploring innovative research methodologies that better reflect clinical practice She maintains a private practice in Austin, TX where she integrates Chinese medicine and Functional medicine, focusing on the management of chronic illness and stress related disorders. 


Grant S, S. R., Hsu-‐Tung Chang, Fahey P, Bensoussan A. (2013). Interrater Reliability of Chinese Medicine Diagnosis in People with Prediabetes,. BensoussanEvidence-‐Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Kong, J., Schnyer R, Johnson K, Mackey S. (2013). Understanding Central Mechanisms of Acupuncture Analgesia Using Dynamic Quantitative Sensory Testing: A Review. Evidence-‐Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Conboy L, S. J. M., Schnyer R. (2012). The effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of Gulf War Illness. Contemp Clin Trials, 33(3), 557-562.

Wu J, Y. A., Schnyer R, Wang Y, Mischoulon D (2012). Acupuncture for depression: a review of clinical applications. Can J Psychiatry, 57(7), 397-405.

Duncan B, S. K., Zou LP, Han TL, Lu ZL, Zheng H, Walsh M, Venker C, Su Y, Schnyer R, Caspi O. (2012). Evaluating intense rehabilitative therapies with and without acupuncture for children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 93(5), 808-815.

Witt CM, A. M., Baca T, Cherkin D, Haan MN, Hammerschlag R, Hao JJ, Kaplan GA, Lao L, McKay T,, & Pierce B, R. D., Ritenbaugh C, Thorpe K, Tunis S, Weissberg J, Berman BM;. (2012). Effectiveness Guidance Document Collaborators. Effectiveness Guidance Document (EGD) for acupuncture research-‐a consensus document for conducting trials. BMC Complement Altern Med, 12.

Langevin HM, W. P., Macpherson H, Schnyer R, Milley RM, Napadow V, Lao L, Park J, Harris RE, Cohen M,, & Sherman KJ, H. A., Hammerschlag R. (2011). Paradoxes in acupuncture research: strategies for moving forward. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.

Manber R, S. R., Lyell D, Chambers AS, Caughey AB, Druzin M, Carlyle E, Celio C, Gress JL, Huang MI, Kalista T, Martin-‐Okada R,, & JJ., A. (2010). Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 115(3), 511-520.

STRICTA Revision Group, M. H., Altman DG, Hammerschlag R, Youping L, Taixiang W, White A, Moher D. (2010). Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement. PLoS Med., 7(6).

Dennehy E, S. R., Bernstein I, Gonzalez R, Shivakumar G, Kelly D, Manners D, Snow D, Sureddi S, Suppes T. (2009). The Safety, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Treatment for Bipolar Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry, 70(6), 897-905.

Wayne PM, H. R., Langevin HM, Napadow V, Park JJ, Schnyer RN. (2009). Resolving paradoxes in acupuncture research: a roundtable discussion. J Altern Complement Med, 15(9), 1039-1044.

Ahn AC, S. R., Conboy L, Laufer MR, Wayne PM. (2009). Electrodermal measures of Jing-‐Well points and their clinical relevance in endometriosis-‐related chronic pelvic pain. J Altern Complement Med, 15(12), 1293-1305.

Hammerschlag R, W. P., Napadow V, Schnyer R, Park J, Langevin H. (2009). Resolving Paradoxes in Acupuncture Research: A Roundtable Discussion. J Altern Complement Med, 15(9), 1039-1044.

Goldman RH, S. W., Park SK, Kim R, Schnyer RN, Davis RB, Legedza AT, Kaptchuk TJ. (2008). Acupuncture for Treatment of Persistent Arm Pain Due to Repetitive Use: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Clin J Pain., 24(3), 211-218.

Kaptchuk TJ, K. J., Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BY, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman, & DA, G. P., Lembo AJ. (2008). Components of the Placebo Effect: A randomized controlled trial in irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ, 336(7651), 999-1003.

Schnyer RN, I. D., Kay J, Shields M, Wayne Pichler, B. J. (2008). Development of protocols for randomized sham-‐controlled trials of complex treatment interventions: Japanese acupuncture for endometriosis-‐related pelvic pain. J Altern Complement Med, 14(5), 515-522.

Duncan B, A. J., McDonough-‐Means S, Worden K, Schnyer R, Meaney FJ. (2008). The effectiveness of osteopathic manipulation in the cranial field and myofascial release or acupuncture as complementary treatments for children with spastic cerebral palsy: A pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc, 108(10), 559-570.

Wayne PM, K. C., Schnyer RN, Legedza AT, Savetsky-‐German J, Shields MH, Buring JE, Davis RB,, & Conboy LA, H. E., Parton B, Thomas P, Laufer MR. (2008). Japanese-‐style acupuncture for endometriosis-‐related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-‐controlled trial. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, 21(5), 247-257.

McManus CA, K. T., Schnyer RN, Goldman R, Kerr C, Nguyen, Stason WB. (2007). Experiences of Acupuncturists in a Placebo-‐Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. J Alt Comp Med, 13(5), 533-538.

McManus, S. R., Jian K, Ngyuen L, Nam B, Goldman R, Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ. (2007). Sham Acupuncture Devices: Practical Advice for Researchers. Acupuncture in Medicine, 25(1-2), 36-40.

Schaechter JD, C. B., Stason WB, Kaptchuk TJ, Krebs DE, Macklin EA, Schnyer RN, Stein J, Scarborough,DM, Parker SW, McGibbon CA, PhD8, Wayne, PM. (2007). Correlated Change in Upper Limb Function and Motor Cortex Activation After Verum and Sham Acupuncture in Chronic Stroke Patients. J Alt Comp Med, 13(5), 527-532.

Kaptchuk, T., Statson, WB, Davis RB, Legedza A, Schnyer R, Kerr, C, Stone D, Nam CH, Kirsch I, Goldman, RD. (2006). Sham Device Versus Inert Pill: a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Placebo Treatments for Arm Pain due to Repetitive Use. BMJ, 332, 391-397.

Highfield E, L. M., Schnyer RN, Kerr C, Thomas P, Wayne PM. (2006). Adolescent Endometriosis-‐Related Pelvic Pain Treated with Acupuncture: Two case reports. J Altern Complement Med, 12(3), 317-322.

Huang M, N. Y., Chen B, Schnyer R, Manber RA. (2006). randomized controlled pilot study of acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flashes: effect on nocturnal hot flashes and sleep quality. Fertility and Sterility, 86(3), 700-710.

Allen JJB, S. R., Chambers A, Hitt. SK, Moreno F, Manber R. (2006). Acupuncture for depression: A randomized controlled trial. J Clin Psychiatry 67, 1665-1673.

Schnyer R, W. P., Kaptchuk T, Cheng X, Zhang Z, Stason WB. (2006). Standardization of Individualized Treatments in a Randomized Control Trial of Acupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 12, 106-109.

Langevin HM, H. R., Lao L, Napadow V, Schnyer R, Sherman KJ. (2006). Controversies in acupuncture research: selection of controls and outcome measures in acupuncture clinical trials. J Altern Complement Med, 12(10), 943-953.

Schnyer R, C. L., Jacobson E, McKnight P, Goddard T, Moscatelli F, Legedza A, Kerr C, Kaptchuk T, Wayne P. (2005). Development of a Chinese Medicine Assessment Measure: An Interdisciplinary Approach using the Delphi Method. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 11(6), 1005-1013.

Wayne P, K. D., Macklin E, Schnyer R, Kaptchuk T, Parker S, Moxley Scarborough D, McGibbon C, Schaechter J, Stein J, Stason W. (2005). Acupuncture for Upper-‐Extremity Rehabilitation in Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Sham-‐Controlled Study. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 86, 2248-2255.

Manber R, S. R., Allen JJB, Rush J, Blasey Castor, T. (2004). Acupuncture: A Promising Treatment for Depression During Pregnancy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 83, 89-95.

Schnyer R.N, M. R., Fitzcharlers A. (2003). Acupuncture Treatment for Depression during Pregnancy: Conceptual Framework and Two Case Reports. Complementary Health Practice Review, 8(1), 40-53.

Schnyer RN, A. J. (2002). Bridging the Gap in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research: Manualization as a Means of Promoting Standardization and Flexibility of Treatment in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 8(5), 623-624.

Schnyer, R., Allen J.B., Manber R. & Hitt, S.K. (2001). Evaluating Inter-‐Rater Reliability of the Assessment of Major Depression from the Perspective of Chinese medicine: Rationale, Challenges and Preliminary Conclusions. Altern Ther, 7(110).

Schnyer R, A. J. (2001). Bridging the Gap in Acupuncture Research: Standardization vs. Flexibility of Treatment. Altern Ther, 7(S29).

Allen, J., Schnyer RN, Hitt, SK. (1998). The Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression in Women. Psychological Science(9), 397-401. 


Schnyer R, A. J. B., Hitt, S.K., Manber R. (2001). Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression: A Manual for Research and Practice. London.: Churchill Livingston.

Schnyer, R., Flaws, Bob. (1998). Curing Depression with Chinese Medicine. A lay person’s guide. Boulder, Colorado: Blue Poppy Press.

Yeung, A., Schnyer R, Ma, Y, Mischoulon, D. (2008). Acupuncture for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders. In D. a. R. Mischoulon (Ed.), Natural Medications for Psychiatric Disorders. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Schnyer, R., Birch S and H. MacPherson,. (2007). Acupuncture practice as the foundation for clinical evaluation. In H. MacPherson (Ed.), Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Building an Evidence Base. London: Elsevier.

Paterson C, S. R. (2007). Measuring patient-‐centered outcomes. In H. MacPherson H, Lewith G, Schnyer R (Ed.), Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Building an Evidence Base. London Elsevier

White P, L. K., Schnyer RN. (2007). Investigating the components of acupuncture treatment. In H. MacPherson H, Lewith G, Schnyer R (Ed.), Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Building an Evidence Base. London: Elsevier.

Schnyer, R., A. J. (2002). Depression and Mental Illness. In C. M. Cassidy (Ed.), Contemporary Practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: ChurchillLivingston.

Schnyer, R. (2001). Depression in Women: Acupuncture as a Treatment The Women’s Studies Encyclopedia: Routledge International.

Allen, J. J. B., Schnyer, R. (1998). The Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Major Depression. In a. K. B. E.A. Blechman (Ed.), Behavioral Medicine for Women: A Comprehensive Handbook. New York: Guilford Press.

MacPherson H, H., Lewith G, Schnyer R (Ed.) (2007). Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Building an Evidence Base. London: Elsevier. 


Schnyer. (1997). Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Preliminary Study. Paper presented at the California Acupuncture Association, San Francisco, CA.

Schnyer. (1997). Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression. Paper presented at the Clinical Health Symposium. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Schnyer. (1995). Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A pilot RCT. Paper presented at the Third Annual Symposium for the Society for Acupuncture Research, Washington, DC.