Recorded on Dec 15, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern
Acupuncture: Practice Informed by Research
By Dr. Diana Abovsky, LAc, DAOM
The presentation touches on the history of acupuncture in the US, explores some of the proposed mechanisms of action of specific acupoints, acupoint specificity, the role of placebo, and the potential role of acupuncture in modern healthcare, and specifically workers’ compensation setting. The attendees will become acquainted with the latest biomedical research supporting the use of acupuncture in chronic pain management and the role acupuncture can play in the treatment of an injured worker.
1. Learn what acupuncture is and its background in the US
2. Learn several proposed mechanisms of action
3. Recognize the role acupuncture can play in integrative medical management of chronic conditions
4. Recognize the role of acupuncture in the workers’ compensation setting
5. Implement learned material to refer to acupuncturists when appropriate
6. Integrate acupuncturists into your care team
Dr. Diana Abovsky received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis. She went on to complete a Master of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Dr. Abovsky completed a doctorate in Pain Management at Five Branches University in San Jose.
Dr. Abovsky is a licensed Acupuncturist by the California State Board of Acupuncture and has extensive experience in biomedical research. She served as a lecturer on alternative medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She specializes in treating both private and Workers' Compensation patients. Dr. Abovsky specializes in treating chronic pain management conditions and stress. She believes in preventive health care and patient education.
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Type of Activity: Knowledge
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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17664.
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