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.
Need for Oncologists to Ask about Herbs and Supplements
March 26, 2015
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in November 2014 explored oncologists’ knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns regarding the use of herbs and supplements by their patients, and found that while a large percentage of cancer patients utilize CAM, fewer than half of U.S. oncologists ever initiate discussions about the use of these products.
Integrative Therapies Mitigate Pain and Anxiety in Allina Health Study
March 20, 2015
According to physicians at Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, therapies such as medical massages and acupuncture ease anxiety and pain among cancer patients. This optimizes the outlook for minimizing the harmful side effects of prescription drugs that are commonly administered in the United States.
National Institute of Health’s NCCAM Renamed the NCCIH
February 27, 2015
In December 2014, the National Institute of Health (NIH) changed the name of its complementary and integrative health agency from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) to better align with the organization’s strategic plan for public education and research.
Introduction to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
January 28, 2015
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.