Live Well: Acupuncture Demonstration

Event Time: Monday April 24, 2017 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology
Director(s): Jennifer Bickel MD, FAAN
Description: Attendees will be provided with educational materials and brief personalized education on the basics of acupuncture including possible side effects, most appropriate conditions for acupuncture, and directly address any questions or concerns the attendee may have about acupuncture. Attendees (after waiver signed, contraindications assessed, risks reviewed and not pregnant) will have the opportunity to receive a basic acupuncture treatment for relaxation.  Safety protocols for needle and infection risk will be followed.  Patient will be supine on a yoga mat to decrease risk of syncope. Needles will be placed in the traditional 4 gates pattern with an additional needle at yintang. A total of 5 needles will be used: Bilaterally at the dorsum of the hand between the first and second metacarpal, bilaterally on the dorsum of the foot near the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones, an additional needle at the glabellar region.  The attendee will have the option to have either ASP or pyonex needles placed on the outer ear to wear for 3-5 days. Dr. Jennifer Bickel is board certified in neurology and headache medicine.  She is accredited in medical acupuncture and passed the American Board of Medical Acupuncture board examination in 2016. Dr. Bickel is the Chief of the Headache Section at Children's Mercy Hospital where she has treated hundreds of patients with acupuncture and is expanding the acupuncture program to the burn unit and other departments.
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