Introduction to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
This is a brief introduction to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). This article explores the history, basic function, uses, and safety aspects of the TENS unit, a small battery-operated device that uses low-voltage current to relieve pain.
A Push to Back Traditional Chinese Medicine with More Data
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal illustrates the movement embarked upon by researchers in China, Europe, and the U.S. to research centuries-old theories from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on what makes people sick using modern analytical techniques.
Why is knee meniscus surgery no better than placebo? An East-West explanation.
In December of 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a randomized controlled trial demonstrating that partial meniscectomy was no better than a sham procedure involving just the arthroscopy. Interestingly, typical knee acupuncture involves fine needle insertion into locations that include those used by arthroscopic instruments in both treatment...
Malcolm Taw, M.D. on "The Potential Benefits of Integrative East-West Medicine"
A recent publication by the Acoustic Neuroma Association contains an article summary of a presentation given by Malcolm Taw, MD, FACP, at the ANA's National Symposium in Los Angeles, CA in August 2013.
Acupuncture from East to West: Scientific Research & Clinical Application
Take a journey across the world and through history with distinguished professors and practitioners ... »
The Importance of TCM in East-West Medicine
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui introduces the core concept of traditional Chinese medicine and how it is used in the ... »
General Information on Integrative Medicine
The following websites provide information about IM and/or research databases that can be accessed o ... »
A 5-Minute Meditation Session
Diana Winston from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) guides you through a 5-minutes ... »
Researching Integrative Medicine: Challenges and Innovations
Research in IM is challenging for many reasons. Major challenges include concerns with fitting IM in ... »
The Future of CAIM Lies in the Research
A review of some of the major issues and controversies surrounding CAIM research and its regulation.
A Model Clinic of Integrative Medicine: The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine Clinic
"By using Western medicine to look at the trees and Chinese medicine to look at the forest, we have ... »
Why does Integrative Medicine Matter?
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, Professor and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, expresses his view ... »
How to Advance Health Care
How do you go about advancing health care through your work in Integrative Medicine? UCLA professors ... »
Why is Integrative Medicine Important?
Leading faculty and scholars from the Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine at UCLA talk ab ... »
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