Lucy L Chen

Dr. Lucy Chen is an Assistant Professor of Harvard Medical School and a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She has been an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for over a decade. Dr. Chen is a Principle Investigator and Co-investigator on several NIH RO1 grants to study the role of alternative medicine in pain management, opioid analgesia and opioid induced hyperalgesia. She led Acupuncture Clinic at the MGH Center for Pain Medicine and served as the credentialing director for acupuncture privilege at MGH. She is the director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Unit at the MGH Center for Translational Pain Research. In years, she has served as grant reviewer for NIH study section and as a reviewer for many medical journals and published a number of original papers, reviews and book chapters including chapters on “Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine” in books titled “Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Management Hand Book”; “Translational Pain Research”; and “Essential Review Questions for Comprehensive Pain Board Examinations”. She has been invited to speak at many local, regional and national conferences in the topic of acupuncture and complementary alternative medicine.

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This book contains four integrated sections: 1) Acupuncture Research; 2) New Developments in Acupuncture; 3) Acupuncture Therapy for Clinical Conditions and 4) Assessment and Accessibility in Acupuncture Therapy. Section 1 provides updates on acupuncture research. From acupuncture effects in modulation of immune system to the role of nitric oxide in acupuncture mechanisms, chapters in this section offer readers the newest trends in acupuncture research. Section 2 summarizes new developments in acupuncture. The included chapters discuss new tools and methods in acupuncture such as laser acupuncture, sham needles, and new technologies. Section 3 discusses acupuncture therapy for clinical conditions. The chapters in this section provide comprehensive and critical views of acupuncture therapy and its application in common clinical practice. Section 4 takes a new look at the issues related to assessment and accessibility in acupuncture therapy. These issues are central to developing new standards for outcome assessment and policies that will increase the accessibility to acupuncture therapy.

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