The MGH Chinese Scientist and Staff Association (MGH CSSA) will host an HMS-CME-credited education seminar on Acupuncture in Health and Disease as part of its ongoing series of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of diseases and health conditions. The seminar will be held in The Simches Building in Conference room 3120 at 185 Charles River Plaza.

Acupuncture in Health and Disease

Date: 09/08/2011 - 09/08/2011
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact: All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP attendance to,


Session I: 6:30 – 7:15 PM
“Oncology Acupuncture: a New Emerging Field in Medicine”
Speaker: Dr Weudong Lu, MB, PhD, MPH
Instructor and Licensed acupuncturist of Harvard Medical School

Session II: 7:30 – 8:15 PM
“How does Acupuncture Works? Brain Activity Underlying Acupuncture Efficacy”
Speaker: Dr Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAc
Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, MGH

Q/A session and closing remarks: 8:15 – 8:30 PM
Facilitator: Dr Albert Yeung, MD, ScD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Primary Care Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program, MGH

The purpose of the course:
We will give an introduction to the health providers (attendees) about the existent evidence of the use of acupuncture in different diseases, the practice of Tai Chi and Kung-Fu and health, the use of TCM in inflammation, and the challenges of modernization of TCM.

Course Description:
In each seminar, we will invite one HMS faculty member and one non-HMS faculty member TCM expert as speakers and one expert on TCM research HMS/non-HMS faculty member for a general discussion session. Each seminar will have a specific topic with focus in TCM modalities. The topics to address includes: acupuncture and health, inflammation concepts and application, obesity, cardiovascular disease.

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