Credentials

Robert Davis, MS, L.Ac.

SPECIALIST TRAINING
Robert has completed four years of graduate training and is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He stays up-to-date through continuing education courses, active professional memberships, and original research. For expert care, choose an acupuncture specialist.

Board Certified: Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
Licensed Acupuncturist: State of Vermont
MS: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM
Academic Achievements: Thaddeus Bukowski Memorial Scholarship in recognition for showing promise as an outstanding practitioner
Certification: National Clean Needle Technique
Hospital Privileges: Fletcher Allen Health Care

CLINICAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Excellent training builds a solid foundation; however, there's no substitute for clinical experience when seeking the best results. With over 25,000 treatments delivered, Robert offers experience you can trust. He is also an active leader in his profession.

Past President: Vermont Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (2001-2006)
Board of Directors: Society of Acupuncture Research
Member: American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

RESEARCH DRIVEN
The best research ideas often germinate in the clinic and the best clinical practices often derive from rigorous research. Robert's patients benefit from the lively interaction between his dual role as clinician and researcher.

TRANSLATING BASIC RESEARCH INTO CLINICAL TOOLS AND SOLUTIONS
In addition to his clinical practice, Robert is co-founder and CEO of Stromatec, Inc., a medical device company that develops tools to help clinicians understand connective tissue problems, including chronic pain, impaired mobility, and scarring. For more information, visit http://www.stromatec.com

Robert has received over $3M in federal funding for this work as Principle Investigator on 6 National Institutes of Health SBIR grants, including:

  • Acupuncture Needling Torque Sensor (R43 AT002021) PI: R Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM
  • Acupuncture Needling Force and Motion Sensor (R44 AT002021) PI: R Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM
  • Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor (R43 AT004379) PI: R Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM
  • Connective Tissue Motion Measure (R43 AT006085) PI: R.Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM
  • Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor 2 (R44 AT004379) PI: R Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM
  • Connective Tissue Motion Measure 2 (R44 AT006085) PI: R.Davis; Funded by: NIH NCCAM

VERMONT PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES "EMERGING SCIENCE" features the work of Stromatec in exploring acupuncture and uncovering the importance of connective tissue to our overall health.

Watch Acupuncture: A Connective Tale on PBS. See more from Emerging Science.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Davis, R.T., Churchill, D.L., Badger, G.J., Dunn, J., Langevin, H.M., A new method for quantifying the needling component of acupuncture treatments. Acupunct Med doi:10.1136/acupmed-2011-010111

Park, J., Akazawa, M., Ahn, J., Beckman-Harned, Lin, FC, Lee, K., Fine, J., Davis, R.T., Langevin, H.M. Acupuncture sensation during ultrasound guided acupuncture needling. Acupunct Med (2011), doi:10.1136/aim.2010.003616

Davis, R.T. Acupuncture Needling Techniques: Neglected or Unimportant? (Workshop) American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine "Whole Medicine" Conference 2011, Baltimore.

Davis, R.T., Langevin, H.M., Churchill, D.L., Stevens, D. Left/Right Differences in Connective Tissue of the Legs as Measured by Needle Torque. (abstract and presentation) Massage Therapy in CIM Research Conference 2010, Seattle.

Langevin H.M., Badger, G.J., Povolny B.K., Davis R.T., Johnston A.C., Sherman K.J., Kahn J.R., Kaptchuk, T.J. Yin scores and Yang scores: A new method for quantifying diagnostic patterns in traditional Chinese medicine. J Alt Compl Med 10(2) 389-395, 2004.

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