Acupunture for Mental Health

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Dr. Yang is a leading physician, psychiatrist, and international expert on classical 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 the 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 September 1, 2009. Copyright 2009 by Jingduan Yang, MD.

The streaming video presentation lasts approximately 50 minutes.

Download the presentation (video/camtasia) - September 2009


Overall goals and objectives:

1. Learn the theoretical foundation of Chinese Medicine.
2. Describe the Mind-Body Connection from a Chinese medicine perspective.
3. Review the current evidence base and research challenges.
4. Understand clinical applications and integration of acupuncture in mental health care.