2015 Nobel Prize Winner Tu Youyou and the UCLA CEWM Visual History Project
October 19, 2015
As part of the UCLA Center for East West Medicine's (CEWM) Visual History Project, CEWM has interviewed 2015 Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou, amongst many other distinguished pioneers, in Integrative East-West Medicine.
Integrative East-West Medicine: A Commitment to Advancing Healthcare
August 28, 2015
The practice of medicine continues to evolve as our understanding of health and disease grows. Through a shift in patient preference towards wellness and “new” ways of looking at healthcare through alternative perspectives, the field of integrative medicine has emerged. This article follows Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP, through his journey in launching the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and developing a unique model of integrative medicine that combines traditional Chinese Medicine and conventional biomedicine. The Center aspires to set an example of excellence in clinical care, research, and education in integrative East-West medicine for the advancement of healthcare globally.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Effective Against PTSD in Veterans
August 21, 2015
Mind-Body Practices Can Reduce Expression of Inflammation-Related Genes
July 31, 2015
In a review of 26 randomized controlled trials conducted by the researchers Julienne E. Bower, PhD, and Michel R. Irwin, MD, at UCLA, mind-body practices (MBPs) such as Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation have been found to reduce the expression of inflammation-related genes.
Highlights Video: Dr. Ka-Kit Hui on the Training Program in Chinese medicine for 12,000 Western Medicine Community Health Practitioners in Shanghai
July 24, 2015
In this highlights video to a two-part series, Ka-Kit Hui, MD, FACP, Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, discusses his role as the Senior Advisor for a transformative public health project in Shanghai. The project aims to build a better healthcare delivery system in China using integrative East-West medicine.
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui and Dr. Jing Zhao Introduce Integrative East-West Medicine to Students at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference, June 26, 2015
July 23, 2015
On June 26, 2015, representatives of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) conducted a Tai Chi Wake-Up Activity and workshop on Integrative East-West Medicine at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. The workshops were made possible by a collaboration between the CEWM and motivated student leaders and advisors from HOSA, and under the advisement of HOSA National Leadership, including Nancy Allen, Mei Lin Fung, Jim Koeninger, and Karen Koeninger.
An Introduction to Integrative, East-West, and Well-being Oriented Primary Care Medicine
July 1, 2015
This article aims to help the public better understand the basic constructs underpinning the integrative, East-West, and academic primary care clinic at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. The Center’s model continues to evolve as the Center grows, each provider bringing their own unique perspective to our practice.
The Use of Chinese Medicine Reduces Medical Costs for Women with Uterine Fibroids
May 22, 2015
Uterine fibroids affect 60% of reproductive aged women and symptomatic patients may incur high costs to treat the condition. Published in the April 2015 issue of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a population-based retrospective cohort study conducted in Taiwan found that the use of Chinese medicine correlates negatively with the consumption of conventional medicine and medical cost in patients with uterine fibroids.
The Use of a Chinese Medical Herb to Combat Ebola
April 27, 2015
A new study in the journal Science reveals that a Chinese herb, Stephania tetrandra, holds promise for combating the deadly virus Ebola, which recently broke out in Western Africa.
Updated: [ASCIM 2015 Report] Exploring Integrative Medicine from a Clinical to Global Scale
April 1, 2015
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, students, healthcare professionals, and community members gathered to learn about integrative healthcare at the Annual Student Conference for Integrative Medicine (ASCIM), themed "Exploring Integrative Medicine from a Clinical to Global Scale" at the Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.