Next Offered Summer 2015!
(Required course for New England School of Acupuncture joint degree program students only)
This course explores current scientific inquiry devoted to uncovering a western-oriented explanation for the analgesic effects of acupuncture and the clinical applications of this provocative work. An impressive body of research demonstrates acupuncture’s ability to predictably stimulate neuroendocrine responses in humans, even in the absence of a clear correlation between acupuncture points and major neurovascular pathways, with the most convincing findings in the area of pain physiology.
As acupuncture has grown in popularity in the West, biomedical researchers have been eager to understand how the precise placement of needles superficially in the skin could produce measurable clinical effects. This course will explore in detail the current scientific inquiry devoted to uncovering a western-oriented explanation for the analgesic effects of acupuncture, and the clinical applications of this provocative work.
Dates & Location
The course will take place between July 15—August 7, 2013. Individual onsite class sessions will take place on Saturday, July 15 from 8:30am-4:30pm and Sunday, July 16 from 8:30am-12:30pm ET. There will be an online session on Wednesday, August 7 from 5:00-8:00pm.
Contact the course director, Richard Glickman-Simon at Richard.Glickman-Simonr@tufts.edu, with any questions