East meets West at UCLA through Urban Zen
January 23, 2013
UCLA Health System President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., pushes for the blending of both Eastern and Western medicine by introducing a new initiative called the Urban Zen Integrative Program.
A Review of Cost-Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
January 14, 2013
A review published by the British Medical Journal Open uncovers the cost effectiveness of complementary and integrative medical (CIM) approaches in more than two dozen high-quality studies.
More Americans Turning to Acupuncture for Cost-Effective Treatment
December 7, 2012
Evidence shows that as medical costs rise, more Americans are turning to acupuncture as a cost-effective alternative to traditional Western medicine. This article investigates the discrepancy between consumer demand and lack of insurance coverage.
Acupuncture Combats Itch of Atopic Dermatitis (AD)
December 4, 2012
A study conducted at the Department of Dermatology and Allergy in Germany in conjunction with Harvard researchers shows acupuncture as an effective complementary treatment for itch in atopic dermatitis.
Acupuncture is an “Essential Health Benefit” in California for 2014
October 29, 2012
Breaking news: Acupuncture will be considered an “essential health benefit” in California and will be covered by individual and small group health plans starting in 2014.
Discovery in the Cellular Defense System to Reduce Toxicity
October 29, 2012
Researchers at MIT have uncovered a cellular response mechanism to toxic materials, which may shed light on therapeutic applications.
Can Integrative Medicine Help Our Veterans?
October 9, 2012
The scholarship for the LA Veterans Affairs Hospital participants is made possible by a special gifts from the Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation .
New Study on Slimming Down, The TCM Way
September 17, 2012
While Western medicine is at the forefront of combating obesity, a Hong Kong Hospital Authority-commissioned study shows success in using a traditional Chinese medicine approach that is equally as effective and minimizes the side-effects of mainstream weight-loss medications.
The Mind and The Practice of Mindfulness
July 20, 2012
Former Buddhist nun and Director of Mindful Education at UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, Diana Winston, discusses her decades of study in the practice of mindfulness.
New Fellowship Offered in East-West Primary Care
July 9, 2012
The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) is now offering a fellowship in East-West Primary Care designed to help meet the demand for high-level generalists that also practice IM. Apply now!