Living with chronic pain can be challenging. Lucy Chen, MD, a physician researcher in Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, discusses 10 tips for living with chronic pain.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Center for Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
- MD, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences
- Residency, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
- Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
American Board Certifications
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Pain Medicine, 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