Recent Representative Publications of the Osher Center Leadership


Langevin HM, Keely P, Mao J, Hodge LM, Schleip R, Deng G, Hinz B, Swartz MA, de Valois BA, Zick S, Findley T. Connecting (T)issues: How Research in Fascia Biology Can Impact Integrative Oncology. Cancer Res. 2016; 76(21):6159-6162.

Engell S, Triano JJ, Fox JR, Langevin HM, Konofagou EE. Differential displacement of soft tissue layers from manual therapy loading. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016; 33:66-72.

Bishop JH, Fox JR, Maple R, Loretan C, Badger GJ, Henry SM, Vizzard MA, Langevin HM. Ultrasound Evaluation of the Combined Effects of Thoracolumbar Fascia Injury and Movement Restriction in a Porcine Model. PLoS One. 2016;11(1):e0147393.

Berrueta L, Muskaj I, Olenich S, Butler T, Badger GJ, Colas RA, Spite M, Serhan CN, Langevin HM. Stretching Impacts Inflammation Resolution in Connective Tissue.J Cell Physiol. 2016;231(7):1621-7.

Dossett ML, Korzenik JR, Baim M, Denninger JW, Mehta DH. A Case Report of Improvement in Crohn’s Disease-related Symptoms Following Participation in a Comprehensive Mind-Body Program. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016;5(1):122-5.

Eisenberg DM, Kaptchuk TJ, Post DE, Hrbek AL, O’Connor BB, Osypiuk K, Wayne PM, Buring JE, Levy DB. Establishing an Integrative Medicine Program Within an Academic Health Center: Essential Considerations. Acad Med. 2016; 91(9):1223-30.

MacPherson H, Hammerschlag R, Coeytaux RR, Davis RT, Harris RE, Kong JT, Langevin HM, Lao L, Milley RJ, Napadow V, Schnyer RN, Stener-Victorin E, Witt CM, Wayne PM. Unanticipated Insights into Biomedicine from the Study of Acupuncture. J Altern Complement Med. 2016; 22(2):101-7.

Lauche R, Wayne PM, Dobos G, Cramer H. Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of T’ai Chi and Qigong Use in the United States: Results of a Nationally Representative Survey. J Altern Complement Med. 2016; 22(4):336-42.

Yeh GY, Chan CW, Wayne PM, Conboy L. The Impact of Tai Chi Exercise on Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and Empowerment in Heart Failure: Insights from a Qualitative Sub-Study from a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2016; 11(5):e0154678.

Lauche R, Stumpe C, Fehr J, Cramer H, Cheng YW, Wayne PM, Rampp T, Langhorst J, Dobos G. The Effects of Tai Chi and Neck Exercises in the Treatment of Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pain. 2016; 17(9):1013-27.

Budhrani-Shani P, Berry DL, Arcari P, Langevin H, Wayne PM. Mind-Body Exercises for Nurses with Chronic Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Review. Nurs Res Pract. 2016; 2016:9018036.

Yeh, GY  Lim M, Wayne PM, Davis RB.  Correlates of Exercise Self-Efficacy in a Randomized Trial of Mind-Body Exercise in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.  J Cardiopulm Rehab Prevention 2016;36(3):186-94.

Lauche R, Wayne PM, Fehr J, Stumpe C, Dobos G Cramer H. Does postural awareness contribute to exercise-induced improvements in neck pain intensity? A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial evaluating Tai Chi and neck exercises.  Spine 2016: In Press.

Ma Y, Dong M, Zhou K, Carol M, Liu J, Wayne PM.  Publication Trends in Acupuncture Research: A 20-year Bibliometric Analysis. PLoS One 2016: In Press.

Yeung A, Feng R, Kim DJH, Wayne PM, Yeh GY, Baer L, Ek L, Denninger JW, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Alpert J, Fava M.  A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Study of Tai Chi with Passive and Active Controls In the Treatment of Depressed Chinese Americans. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2016: In Press.



Langevin HM, Schnyer R, MacPherson H, Davis R, Harris RE, Napadow V, Wayne PM, Milley RJ, Lao L, Stener-Victorin E, Kong JT, Hammerschlag R. Manual and electrical needle stimulation in acupuncture research: pitfalls and challenges of heterogeneity. J Altern Complement Med. 2015; 21(3):113-28.

Jacobson EE, Meleger AL, Bonato P, Wayne PM, Langevin HM, Kaptchuk TJ, Davis RB. Structural integration as an adjunct to outpatient rehabilitation for chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomized pilot clinical trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015; 2015:813418.

Wayne PM, Hausdorff JM, Lough M, Gow BJ, Lipsitz L, Novak V, Macklin EA, Peng CK, Manor B. Tai Chi Training may Reduce Dual Task Gait Variability, a Potential Mediator of Fall Risk, in Healthy Older Adults: Cross-Sectional and Randomized Trial Studies. Front Hum Neurosci. 2015; 9:332.

Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wayne PM, Bock BC, Dunsiger S, Wu W, Stabile L, Yeh G. Design and methods of the Gentle Cardiac Rehabilitation Study – A behavioral study of tai chi exercise for patients not attending cardiac rehabilitation. Contemp Clin Trials 2015;43:243-51.

Moy ML, Wayne PM, Litrownik D. Beach D, Klings ES, Davis EB, Yeh GY. Long-term Exercise After Pulmonary Rehabilitation (LEAP):  design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial of Tai Chi Contemporary Clinical Trials, 2015;45(Pt B):458-67.

Gow B, Peng CK, Wayne PM, Ahn A. Multiscale entropy analysis of center-of-pressure dynamics in human postural control: methodological considerations.  Entropy 2015;17: 7926–7947.

Walsh JN, Manor B,  Hausdorff J, Novak V, Lipsitz L, Gow B, Macklin EA, Peng CK,   Wayne PM.   Impact of short- and long-term Tai Chi mind-body exercise training on cognitive function in healthy adults: Results from a hybrid observational study and randomized trial.  Global Adv Health Med. 2015;4:38-48.

O’Connor B, Eisenberg DM, Buring JE, Liang C, Osypiuk K, Levy DB, Wayne PM. Within-team Patterns of Communication and Referral in Multimodal Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients by an Integrative Care Team.  Global Adv Health Med 2015;4:36-45.

Yang GY, Wang LQ, Ren J, Zhang Y, Li ML, Zhu YT, L Juo, Cheng YJ, Li WY, Wayne PM, Liu JP. Evidence Base of Clinical Studies on Tai Chi: A Bibliometric Analysis.  PLoS ONE 2015;10(3):e0120655.

Miller KM, Chad-Friedman E, Haime V, Mehta DH, Lepoutre V, Gilburd D, Peltier-Saxe D, Lilley C, Benson H, Fricchione GL, Denninger JW, Yeung A. The effectiveness of a brief mind-body intervention for treating depression in community health center patients. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015;4(2):30-5.

Sylvia LG, Bui E, Baier AL, Mehta DH, Denninger JW, Fricchione GL, Casey A, Kagan L, Park ER, Simon NM. Resilient Warrior: A Stress Management Group to Improve Psychological Health in Service Members. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015;4(6):38-42.

Stahl JE, Dossett ML, LaJoie AS, Denninger JW, Mehta DH, Goldman R, Fricchione GL, Benson H. Relaxation Response and Resiliency Training and Its Effect on Healthcare Resource Utilization. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0140212.

Scult M, Haime V, Jacquart J, Takahashi J, Moscowitz B, Webster A, Denninger JW, Mehta DH. A healthy aging program for older adults: effects on self-efficacy and morale. Adv Mind Body Med. 2015;29(1):26-33.

Perez GK, Haime V, Jackson V, Chittenden E, Mehta DH, Park ER. Promoting resiliency among palliative care clinicians: stressors, coping strategies, and training needs. J Palliat Med. 2015 Apr;18(4):332-7.


Seminal Publications of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, Norlock FE, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL. Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. N Engl J Med. 1993; 328(4):246-52.

Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Ettner SL, Appel S, Wilkey S, Van Rompay M, Kessler RC. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey. JAMA. 1998; 280(18):1569-75.

Kaptchuk TJ, Eisenberg DM. The persuasive appeal of alternative medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1998 Dec 15; 129(12):1061-5.

Kaptchuk TJ, Goldman P, Stone DA, Stason WB. Do medical devices have enhanced placebo effects? J Clin Epidemiol. 2000; 53(8):786-92.

Kaptchuk TJ. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial: gold standard or golden calf? J Clin Epidemiol. 2001; 54(6):541-9.

Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Van Rompay MI, Kaptchuk TJ, Wilkey SA, Appel S, Davis RB. Perceptions about complementary therapies relative to conventional therapies among adults who use both: results from a national survey. Ann Intern Med. 2001; 135(5):344-51.

Kaptchuk TJ. Acupuncture: theory, efficacy, and practice. Ann Intern Med. 2002; 136(5):374-83.

Kaptchuk TJ. The placebo effect in alternative medicine: can the performance of a healing ritual have clinical significance? Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jun 4; 136(11):817-25.

Saper RB, Kales SN, Paquin J, Burns MJ, Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products. JAMA. 2004 Dec 15; 292(23):2868-73.

Yeh GY, Wood MJ, Lorell BH, Stevenson LW, Eisenberg DM, Wayne PM, Goldberger AL, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Effects of tai chi mind-body movement therapy on functional status and exercise capacity in patients with chronic heart failure: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Med. 2004; 117(8):541-8.

Kaptchuk TJ, Stason WB, Davis RB, Legedza AR, Schnyer RN, Kerr CE, Stone DA, Nam BH, Kirsch I, Goldman RH. Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments. BMJ. 2006 Feb 18; 332(7538):391-7.

Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BH, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ. Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ. 2008; 336(7651):999-1003.