|Distinguished Radiologist to
Speak about Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture at NCCAM's Distinguished
||On April 26, 2006 the National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), will host its Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary
and Alternative Medicine. Bruce R. Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard
Medical School and Director of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
at Massachusetts General Hospital, will present “Neurobiological Correlates
of Acupuncture: Modern Science Explores Ancient Practice."
||Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 11 a.m. to noon
NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland
event is free and open to the public and will be videocast live at videocast.nih.gov.
||Dr. Rosen’s research focuses on the development and utilization
of physiological and functional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques
and the application of this technology to solve specific biological and
clinical problems. The techniques that he and his colleagues have developed
in functional imaging are used by hospitals throughout the world to evaluate
patients with stroke, brain tumors, dementia, and mental illnesses. In
this lecture, Dr. Rosen will discuss what NMR techniques reveal about the
effects of acupuncture on the mind and body, as well as the insights that
these diagnostic techniques have provided regarding how acupuncture affects
localized neural activity, neurochemistry, and analgesia. Such studies
hold the promise of increasing our understanding of the neurobiology of
acupuncture and our ability to integrate this ancient healing technique
with evidence-based medicine.
For more information or reasonable accommodations, call 301-594-5595, or the Federal
Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
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explore complementary and alternative medical practices in the context of rigorous
science, train CAM researchers, and disseminate authoritative information to the
public and professionals. For additional information, call NCCAM’s Clearinghouse
toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at nccam.nih.gov.
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conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and
it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
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