Title: An anatomical basis for electroacupuncture to drive anti-inflammatory neural pathways
Presenter: Qiufu Ma, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Until recently, the scientific basis behind acupuncture practice has been poorly understood. In this presentation Dr. Ma will share research undertaken since 2016 to map somatosensory-autonomic reflexes as an entry point to study how acupuncture can distantly modulate body physiology. He will share findings to date, including how electroacupuncture can drive certain autonomic pathways in a body region-dependent manner, where this acupoint specificity is due to the presence of sensory neurons that innervate specific fascia tissues.
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3rd | 8:00am – 9:00am US EDT
Cost: Free. CME credit available
Nature (Oct. 2021): A Neuroanatomical Basis for Electroacupuncture to Drive the Vagal-Adrenal Axis
The Harvard Gazette (Nov. 2021): How Acupuncture Fights Inflammation
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