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Category: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Research

July 9, 2020

TCM and COVID-19: What Every Practitioner Should Know (Part 2)

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An AIMC student spoke to a licensed acupuncturist with a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in epidemiology, about how acupuncture can help COVID-19. Read our blog to learn more!

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June 18, 2020

Part I: TCM and COVID-19, What Every Practitioner Should Know

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“Predict, prepare, be ready”- the mantra of Dr. Michael McCulloch, LAc., MPH, PhD. in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Michael McCulloch, an acupuncturist with a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in epidemiology, on herbal strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more!

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June 2, 2020

Pediatric Acupuncture at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

AIMC Graduate Robyn "Ra" Adcock shares her experience working with children within a hospital setting.

In this interview, AIMC graduate Ra shares her experience using the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, what she calls “Acu-therapy,” at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Ra’s day-to-day in the hospital keeps her on her toes as she offers pain relief and palliative care to a wide range of pediatric patients from neonates to young adults. In addition to her usual work in the hospital, they discuss her experience as a clinician doing Telemedicine during Covid 19 & returning to work with the hospital’s new protective protocols. Ra’s expertise working in an integrative setting and blending the wisdom of Western and Eastern medical knowledge are on full display in this fun interview.

Pediatric Acupuncture in the Modern Hospital Setting, with Dr. Robyn "Ra" Adcock, LAc, DACM

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October 11, 2019

What Is Acupuncture and Why Does It Work?

What is acupuncture? What can it treat? Our guide goes through some of the history behind this ancient technique and what it is used for today.

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July 23, 2019

Back Shu Points: How a Needle in My Back Helped My IBS

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Instead of choosing points on my abdomen or along the intestinal channels, Dr. W selected ones parallel to my spine called the back-shu (shu) points. After the successful treatment, I found my Western

AIMC student shares her experience with back shu points and how this form of acupuncture helped heal her digestive issues.

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August 13, 2018

I practiced Qigong for two months. Here are eight things I learned.

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My introduction to Qigong

My practice began in the classroom where we were asked to establish a daily practice and jot down our reactions in a journal. Initially, I had no intention to share these written reflections, but the idea of incorporating these into this blog post popped into my head about midway through the assignment. At first, I wondered if I’d made a mistake. As you’ll read shortly, I found it tough to simultaneously cultivate a meditation practice and blog about it. But the truth is, Qigong surprised me in more ways than one and I’m excited to share what I discovered.

A brief disclaimer: The perils of writing for public review

In the beginning, I’d find myself midway through a sequence trying to relax, while at …

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September 21, 2017

AIMC Event: Growing Local Chinese Herbs with Peg Schafer

AIMC students got to experience an in-depth look at growing and harvesting traditional Chinese herbs during a visit to Peg Schafer’s Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm.

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