Challenges in Integrating Acupuncture for Hospitalized People

Insights from the Bnai Zion Medical Center Experience

1 TCM Talk
37 Minutes 
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Course Overview

Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used complementary medicine modalities in the outpatient setting. However, very few hospitals provide acupuncture treatments for hospitalized people systematically through their organization. Acupuncture provision in hospitals is a challenge for both the institution, the acupuncture practitioners, and the patients themselves. Issues of safety and effectiveness are substantially different from the outpatient setting. This presentation will outline the challenges, and provide guidance for integration of acupuncture based on nine years of operating the complementary medicine service at Bnai Zion Medical Center.

This Talk has been produced from materials recorded at the ICCM Congress and with collaboration with Bnai Zion Medical center .

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About Instructor

Prof. Elad Schiff, MD

Prof. Elad Schiff, MD Director of Internal Medicine B, and Integrative Medicine Service, Bnai Zion Medical Center Prof. Elad Schiff begun his medical studies in complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), including reflexology, shiatsu, acupuncture (for which he received NCCAOM Dipl), and hypnosis. Concurrently, he studied conventional medicine receiving Cum Laude from Hadassah Faculty of Medicine for BSc, and Cum Laude for MD thesis at the Technion Faculty of Medicine respectively. Following his residency in Internal Medicine at Bnai Zion Medicl Center, Prof. Schiff completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine, at the University of Arizona. In 2010, he opened the Integrative Medicine Services at Bnai Zion Medical Center, through which CAM treatments are provided in the hospital's departments, highlighting CAM provision to in-patients with complicated, acute medical conditions. He is the director of Internal Medicine B, and the Integrative Medicine services at Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion. Prof. Schiff has conducted many studies focusing on CAM in the hospital setting. He has also published numerous articles in high-impact-factor journals on integration of CAM in hospital settings.

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