Acupuncture Talk

Special thanks to our friends over at Mind and Body Club for co-sponsoring this great event!

PCOM's very own Dr. Andrew Levin, DO took time out of his busy schedule to give an interesting and interactive talk about his personal experiences in using acupuncture as part of his daily practice. Dr. Levin is a graduate of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) at Thomas Jefferson and received certification in Medical Acupuncture from Helms Medical Institute. Currently, Dr. Levin is completing a one year fellowship in PCOM's OMM department.

Acupuncture is an ancient technique used in Traditional Chinese Medicine that manipulates an individual's qi ("life force") through the use of thin, metal needles. These needles are inserted just below the skin at acupuncture points (meridians), which are found throughout the body. Interestingly, research has shown that these acupuncture points have some overlap with reflexes and points found in more modern osteopathic techniques such as Chapman's Reflexes, Jone's Counterstrain, and Myofascial Trigger Points.


Students were fascinated to learn of the role that acupuncture plays in modern medicine. Dr. Levin discussed the different applications of acupuncture including the treatment of ailments ranging from chronic pain to symptoms related to pregnancy.



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