Tai Chi and Qigong for the Treatment and Prevention of Mental Disorders
May 7, 2013
This summary covers a book chapter published in the text Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Psychiatric Disorders. The chapter was written by Dr. Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM, an associate professor at Southwestern Law School, and Dr. Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, a Professor In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA.
How Acupuncture Relieves Stress
April 29, 2013
A new study by Dr. Ladan Eshkevari and colleagues at the Georgetown University School of Nursing uses electronic acupuncture on rats to further understand the molecular basis behind acupuncture's benefit.
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
April 23, 2013
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, produced and directed by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, highlights the current cost and unsustainability of healthcare, but also the potential solution of a more integrative, high-touch, and low-cost intervention.
The ACCAHC on “Meeting the Nation’s Primary Care Needs”
April 22, 2013
Michael Goldstein, PhD, from the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and Mr. John Weeks, Executive Director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC), address the need for more primary care providers in the March 2013 white paper "Meeting the Nation's Primary Care Needs."
Human Capital Blog on Strengthening Integrative and Preventive Medical Education in 2013
April 18, 2013
Jamila Williams, MD, MPH and Sangita Chakrabarty, MD, MSPH, FACOEM emphasize the complementarity of preventive and Integrative Medicine, and showcases an institution that is striving to improve programs in the education of these fields in 2013.
The Science of Acupuncture
April 7, 2013
BBC Documentary "The Science of Acupuncture" follows Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University as she investigates how and why science is beginning to respond to centuries old remedies.
Dr. Malcolm Taw on Integrative East-West Cancer Care
April 5, 2013
On Monday, March 18, 2013, Dr. Malcolm Taw from the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine presented “Cancer Care and Wellness through Integrative East-West Medicine” in Westlake, sharing a brief introduction of Integrative Medicine followed by practical ways that cancer patients can improve various quality of life symptoms related to cancer and its treatment process.
David Mercier, LAc on Inclusion of Licensed Acupuncturists in Medicare
March 22, 2013
David Mercier, LAc of Shore Health Center for Integrative Medicine and John Weeks of The Integrator Blog offer their insights on the significance of including licensed acupuncturists in Medicare.
When Two Great Medical Traditions Meet
March 21, 2013
Tzu Chi Quarterly, a publication from the Buddhist humanitarian organization Tzu Chi, features an article titled, “When Two Great Medical Traditions Meet.” This Winter 2012 issue shows how the bridging of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine is being used to benefit the ill at the Taichung Tzu Chi General Hospital in Taiwan.
Acupuncture One Step Closer to Medicare Inclusion
March 6, 2013
In February 2013, over 25,000 Americans have signed the White House petition to recognize acupuncturists as a healthcare providers and for acupuncture treatments to be eligible for reimbursement under Medicare.