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ACRM Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine Networking Group




Update of Acupuncture Research & Clinical Applications


Presenter: Wei Huang MD, PhD, Associate Professor,
Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine


Acupuncture is a hot topic in health care. Sorting through the research on this topic is no easy task. Come and join us to hear about the current state of research and clinical applications for this century’s old aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and its relevance to integrative rehabilitation. 

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze the current state of research on acupuncture
2. Discuss clinical applications of acupuncture in rehabilitation medicine
3. Identify future directions for acupuncture research and clinical


About Dr. Wei Huang

Dr. Wei Huang is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She received her medical degree in Shanghai, PhD in Neuroscience/Psychology at Vanderbilt University, and residency training at UNC Chapel Hill. Besides being a Board-certified physiatrist, Dr. Huang is also certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine and is a certified acupuncturist in Georgia. She is the founding physician of the first acupuncture clinic and the first integrative medicine clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and often acts as a consultant to regional medical centers about acupuncture services. She is currently co-Medical Director of Emory Acupuncture Clinic. Dr. Huang serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of PMR and acts as a reviewer for multiple journals, including those publishing CAM research articles. Her own research and publications have been in acupuncture, Tai Chi, sleep, traumatic brain injury, and geriatric medicine. To commemorate her services, the Women’s Veterans for Social Justice awarded her with Lifetime Award for Research and Practice in Integrative Medicine in 2017.