Event looks at integrating complementary and alternative approaches with Western medicine

Media Contact

Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
WHAT:
Millions of Americans use alternative and complementary therapies to meet their health needs. A unique UCLA conference will address the benefits and, given current health reform efforts, the timeliness of integrating traditional Chinese medicine with Western medicine. Tai chi chih, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine and more will be discussed. The event is sponsored by the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine. For more information and to view a full schedule of the day's events, visit www.ccim.med.ucla.edu/events/details/imweek.html.
 
WHO:
Speakers and topics will include:
 
Bruce Naliboff, UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress:
"Studying State of Mind: New Approaches to Understanding the Mindful Brain"
 
Lisa Burklund, UCLA Department of Psychology:
"Mindfulness Training on Neural Responses to Stress in Older Adults"
 
Dr. Helen Lavretsky, UCLA Department of Psychiatry:
"Complementary Use of Tai Chi Chih Improves Resilience, Quality of Life and Cognitive Function in Depressed Older Adults"
 
Dr. Michael R. Irwin, UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology:
"Tai Chi Chih to Promote Healthy Aging: Effects on Immunity and Sleep Quality"
 
Dr. Vay Liang Go, UCLA Center for Excellence in Pancreatic Disease:
"Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Case of Herbal Hypoglycemic Research"
 
Dr. Malcolm Taw, UCLA Center for East–West Medicine:
"Integrative East–West Approach to Refractory Sinusitis"
 
Dr. Roberto Vargas, UCLA Department of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research / Center for East–West Medicine:
"A Systems Approach to Integrative Medicine Research"
 
Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, UCLA Center for East–West Medicine:
"Why Integrative Medicine Matters"
 
For a full list of speakers and participants, visit www.ccim.med.ucla.edu/events/details/imweek.html.
 
WHEN:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3
 
WHERE: 
UCLA Faculty Center, on the UCLA campus (map)
 
PHOTO | INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Patients successfully treated with East–West medicine will be available for interviews at the event. Workshops (2–5 p.m.) will feature demonstrations of Tai chi chih, meditation, acupressure and self-care, and yoga.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777

PARKING:
Enter the UCLA campus on Westholme Avenue, just off of Hilgard Avenue. The parking kiosk will have parking information.
Media Contact:
Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
[email protected]