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.
General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
Food and dietary recommendations for specific health issues, as well as herbal medicine, and integrative nutrition.
The arts of Tai Chi and Tai Chi Chih, meditation, stress management guidance, and other techniques to enhance self-awareness.
Acupuncture, acupressure, and massage, along with issues facing TCM translations and development in the U.S. and worldwide.
Policy-related issues of health care and the proliferation of integrative medicine, including examples of best practice models.
Explore IM is a web-based portal designed to be an interactive resource for integrative East-West medicine. It is part of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine's ongoing effort to facilitate the integration of biomedicine and Chinese medicine.
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