ACUPUNCTURE. Maybe you've tried it. Maybe you've thought about trying it. It's hard to know exactly where to go to get it. Lots of other questions arise too, like does it hurt? Does it work? What can it treat?
The practice of acupuncture has existed for close to 2,500 years, so there's gotta be good reasons for its use.
Thankfully, we have Angela Lorbeck, DACM, MSTOM with us to teach all about acupuncture and integrative medicine!
Dr. Lorbeck is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and an assistant professor at RUSH University Medical Center
She’s been in the field of Integrative Medicine at Rush for over 20 years.
Her passion is educating people about the evidence-based role of integrative medicine in patient-centered care
She is an accomplished educator/speaker and has contributed GREATLY to academic writing in the field of integrative medicine and acupuncture!
Topics in this episode include:
What are the origins of acupuncture?
How does it work?
How does someone become a licensed acupuncturist?
What research exists to support acupuncture? What conditions can it treat?
Does it hurt?
How long do you have to do it to see an effect?
Does insurance cover it?
How can you find a reputable acupuncturist?
Check out Dr. Lorbeck's professional profile at RUSH here!
The National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) website has tons of resources about acupuncture and integrative medicine too :)
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