Lucy Chen, MD, a researcher in Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, discusses her clinical interests and current research, which focuses on finding a reliable outcome assessment for acupuncture.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Center for Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
- MD, Sun Yat-sen University medical school
- MD, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences
- Residency, Medical College of Virginia
- Residency, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
- Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Fellowship, BIDMC
American Board Certifications
- Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
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Acupuncture and alternative medicine
Opioid use in pain management
Opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH)
Description of Research:
My current acupuncture study has 4 specific aims; (1) use quantitative testing (QST) as an assessment tool for the effectiveness of acupuncture on clinical pain; (2) compare changes in QST responses and biomarkers following acupuncture therapy; (3) compare effect of acupuncture and pain medication on clinical pain.
Principle Investigator Research:
Acupuncture: A Method of Evaluating Acupuncture Therapy in Pain Management
QST: Compare pain threshold and pain tolerance as measured by QST
Pharmacotherapy: Alleviating Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia with Noval Pharmacotherapy
- Jun | 26 | 2018
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