Introduction to Acupuncture II - Evidence-based Applications for Acupuncture in the Treatment of Painful Neurologic Conditions

Event Time: Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area, Pain and Palliative Care
Director(s): Alexandra Dimitrova MD
Description: A growing body of acupuncture research over the last 2 decades has yielded new evidence in the treatment of various neurologic conditions including migraine, tension headache, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, spasticity and stroke rehabilitation. Acupuncture research and practice present unique challenges including proper blinding, standardized regimens and dosing. A critical overview of the evidence will address indications for acupuncture referral and the role of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in various neurologic conditions.
Completion Message: This talk will enable the participants to: 1.Become familiar with the evidence-based applications for acupuncture in the treatment of various neurologic conditions, including migraine, tension headache, poly- and mono-neuropathy, neck pain, low back pain and stroke rehabilitation. 2.Identify the unique challenges associated with acupuncture research, such as proper blinding, standardized regimens and dosing. 3.Identify patients, who may benefit from acupuncture and feel comfortable with presenting and discussing with patients the use of acupuncture as an adjunct therapy.
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge

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