UCLA Center for East-West Medicine celebrates its work in Chinatown with integrative medicine symposium

Guests learned how integrative medicine reduces chronic pain.
September 8, 2022
By Sandy Cohen
1 min read
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine celebrated its new partnership with Chinatown Service Center Health by holding a daylong symposium to share how integrative medicine can help alleviate health care disparities.
The event offered an introduction to the Center for East-West Medicine and its person-centered approach to health and well-being. Speakers addressed how integrative medicine can reduce chronic pain and support disease prevention in vulnerable populations, such as young people and the elderly.
Guests at a hands-on workshop introducing self-care tools experiment with self-massage to loosen tight muscles. (Photo by Yuchen Ling/UCLA Health)
From left, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine founder Ka-Kit Hui, MD; interim dean of David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Steven Dubinett, MD; Congresswoman Judy Chu; chief executive officer of CSC Health Peter Ng; and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA professor Keith Norris, MD, PhD. (Photo by Yuchen Ling/UCLA Health)
Hands-on sessions included tai chi instruction; how to use acupuncture points to relieve headaches, neck pain, stress and insomnia; an introduction to herbs and supplements such as echinacea, turmeric and ginseng; and how to use self-massage to alleviate muscle tension.
Allen Jang, ND, teaches symposium participants the basics of tai chi. (Photo by Joshua Sudock/UCLA Health).
Guests included 27th District Congresswoman Judy Chu and 49th District Assemblyman Mike Fong — both UCLA alums — interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Steven Dubinett, MD, and founder and director of the UCLA Center of East-West Medicine, Ka-Kit Hui, MD.