Continuing Education Courses

PMCP 7: The Scientific Basis for Acupuncture

Type Audience Credits Price
On Demand
Veterinary Techs

Stephen A. Greene, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVAA
Professor in Anesthesiology

This is the seventh module of the Pain Management Certificate Program.  It can either be taken independently or as a complete program.  If you would like to take the whole program please click here.

In this module, Dr. Stephen Greene presents an overview on the effects of acupuncture on tissues, the immune system, and nervous system. Specific topics covered in this overview are:

  • What happens to tissues when acupunctured?
    • How is energy transferred?
    • What molecular mediators are involved?
    • What are Traditional Chinese Medicine goals?
  • ß-endorphin release
  • Immune system modulation
  • Autonomic & Central Nervous System effects
  • Other (non-analgesic) effects of acupuncture

Course recorded September 2015.

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