Back Pain
Hosted by: Center for Continuing Professional Development & Center for East-West Medicine

This 12-hour online course aims to introduce physicians and other healthcare professionals to the person-centered integrative East-West approach developed at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine over the last several decades. This model has been practiced for almost 30 years to address patients with chronic pain and other co-morbid conditions in four ambulatory clinic sites and our inpatient program at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.

This series includes 4 different modules broken down by topics for ease of viewing.

Module 1

  • Introduction to Opioid Epidemic and the Importance of Person-Centered Non-Pharmacological Approaches in Addressing the Chronic Pain Crisis
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain 
  • Introduction to Integrative Medicine
  • Person-Centered Approach Related to Patients with Chronic Pain and Related Symptoms (Part 1 & 2)

Module 2

  • Acupuncture Theory, Utilization and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Stress and Inflammation 
  • 11 Essential Acupuncture Points for Wellbeing
  • Myofascial Pain and Trigger Points Injection
  • Lifestyle Medicine for Chronic Pain
  • Dietary Supplements for Patients with Pain and Related Symptoms
  • Introduction to Tai Chi

Module 3

  • Integrative East-West Palliative Care Model in Patients with Cancer
  • Integrative Oncology: Restoring Balance to Cancer Care

Module 4

  • Case: Acute Neck Pain
  • Case: Elbow Pain 
  • Case: Dysmenorrhea
  • Case: Migraine
  • Case: Neuropathic Pain
  • Case: Fibromyalgia

Release Date: 04/17/2024
Termination Date: 04/16/2025