Journal Club meeting September 23, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Location: Dental Sciences Building, Room D7-11


Intervention for the treatment of chronic pain have expanded in recent years to include a number of different complementary and alternative strategies. One such strategy (acupuncture) has been around since 2000 BC and is practiced worldwide for conditions ranging from cancer to chronic pain. In recent years acupuncture has been more widely accepted by Western care givers largely due to a better understanding that has come from studies focusing on the basic mechanisms responsible for its effects. Three recent studies have focused on the underlying mechanisms of acupuncture and have provided new insights into the basic biochemical mechanisms responsible for the acute and chronic effects of acupuncture in human and animal models (see attached). This is an interesting topic that should lead to an interesting discussion related acupuncture and the overall importance of CAM interventions in the treatment of chronic pain. The discussion will be led by Dr. Bethany Bechtel.

For those interested in taking Pain Journal Club for credit you can sign up for DEN6935 (15D3).

I want to remind everyone that pain journal club is a great educational opportunity that provides something for all who attend. I encourage all students and trainees to attend and present papers in their area of interest. I can guarantee you based on our past history that no matter what the topic there will always be an interesting discussion……so join us for what promises to have a little something for everyone.

Hope to see you next week!!

cycoskel acu

human acu

mouse acu