Mechanisms of Action for the Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture

This course provides an overview of how pain is perceived, and the existing research that sheds light on the multiple central and peripheral bio-mechanisms behind the analgesic effects of acupuncture.

Mechanisms of Action for the Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture

7 Lessons 
Included
1:00 hour
On-Demand Video
7 Interactive
Quizzes
Certificate On Completion
CEU/CPD/PDA

What you will learn

  • Understand Mechanisms of Action for the Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture.
  • See how different drugs and different acupuncture point regimens affect different parts of our body and reduce pain in different ways.
  • Discover research in acupuncture pain modulation involving neuropeptides in the brain and limbic system, the peripheral nervous system, and the proteins and cells of the immune system that are involved in inflammation and tissue repair.

Course Overview

This course provides an overview of how pain is perceived, and the existing research that sheds light on the multiple central and peripheral bio-mechanisms behind the analgesic effects of acupuncture.

By the end of this course you will have an understanding of how different drugs and different acupuncture point regimens affect different parts of our body and reduce pain in different ways.

Our perception of pain involves multiple systems and mechanisms working independently and together taking cues from one another like the instruments and section of an orchestra.

Research has shown that acupuncture is effective for many different pain syndromes with many different causes.


This course is approved by:

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1.5 PDAs AOM-BIO
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1 PDA Biomedical Sciences
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About Instructor

Jennifer A. M. Stone MSOM, LAc

Jennifer A. M. Stone has practiced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for over 27 years, and participated in acupuncture research for 10 years. She is assistant research faculty for the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia. She has participated in NIH funded research on both animal and human subjects. She serves as Editor In Chief of Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is the owner of East West Acupuncture, in Bloomington, IN. Her research interests include acupuncture as an adjunct in the cancer setting for the palliation of symptoms associated with cancer treatments. She has published 3 papers and a book chapter on the use of acupuncture in the oncology setting and possible mechanisms behind the effects. Specifically she is interested in peripheral nerve pain and has conducted research on acupuncture for the treatment of post-herpetic neuralgia, publishing 2 papers on the findings. Her team at IUSM is currently working on a proposed research study to investigate the immunomodulatory mechanisms including mesenchymal stem cells on the effects of acupuncture in patients with post herpetic neuralgia.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Section
  • 7 Lessons
  • 7 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate