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Naturopathic Doctor

Acupuncture 221
Acupuncture and Pain and Extremities & Migraine


Hour 1
  • Evaluate existing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in influencing the functional connectivity of the central nervous system in patients with musculoskeletal pain
  • Critically evaluate the current evidence for acupuncture as a treatment for acute low back pain
  • Determine the effectiveness of acupuncture for chronic pain conditions
  • Summarize the most current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture on acute, subacute and chronic neck pain
Hour 2
  • Assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapies for the management of upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders
  • Compare differences in brain activation patterns in migraine patients before and after long-term treatment with real or sham acupuncture
  • Determine if true acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for prevention of migraine attacks
  • Establish the time course of acupuncture effects in those with chronic pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

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