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Interactive IM Research Network Map
Connect with other Harvard research professionals using this virtual tool.

Test drive the interactive map here.


IM Research Seminar Series (monthly)
Learn from integrative medicine researchers through our free monthly series. (Watch recent video archives here)

Dr. Matthew H. Kowalski, Thurs. March, 3rd.
"The State of the Chiropractic Profession: Origins, History and Current Research."


IM Grand Rounds Series (monthly)
Learn about the clinical application of integrative therapies. (Watch video archives here)
Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Tues. March, 5th.

"Integrative Health through Music Therapy: Research, Practice and Live Demonstration."

News and Events

Podcast on Connective Tissue and Inflammation with Helene Langevin

Interviewed by Liberated Body, February 9, 2016

In this 50 minute podcast, by Liberated Body, Dr. Helene Langevin elaborates on her research interests in regards to connective tissue and inflammation.

Highlights in the interview include:

  • Why her research focuses on the role of connective tissue in chronic pain, and the mechanisms of movement and manual based therapies as well as acupuncture.
  • Dr. Langevin clarifies her 2002 paper Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes saying, “We have to be careful here when we talk about correlation of acupuncture meridians and fascial planes.” and “it’s not surprising the channels are found between a bone and a muscle or between two fascicles of a muscle… does that mean that fascial planes are the same as meridians? I wouldn’t say that”
  • Dr. Langevin’s paper Stretching Impacts Inflammation Resolution in Connective Tissue. She defines inflammation and what it means for both cancer and chronic pain.