Acupuncture’s role in Pain Management

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Dr. Yang is a leading physician, psychiatrist, and international expert on classic forms of Chinese Medicine. He uniquely incorporates psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, neuro-emotional technique, acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine in the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses. Following family tradition, he is a fourth generation teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), specializing in acupuncture. Dr. Yang received his medical and neurology training at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, China. He then completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and a residency in Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Yang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on November 3, 2009. Copyright 2009 by Jingduan Yang, MD.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 48 minutes.

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Overall goals and objectives: 1. Describe the theory and mechanism of acupuncture for pain reduction. 2. Differentiate the nature and location of pain and their meaning in the classic acupuncture model. 3. Describe the mind-body connection in pain. 4. Explain how acupuncture is easily integrated with other approaches to pain.