New Medical Acupuncture Textbook Features Logan Research


The recently released second edition of Medical Acupuncture features the research of Norman W. Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology. Dr. Kettner collaborated with Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LicAcc, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Richard Harris, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, on the chapter “Neuroimaging: a window into human brain mechanisms supporting acupuncture effects.”

Building on the scientific basis of acupuncture, the second edition of the textbook focuses on strong clinical application, including research of acupuncture on chronic pain, sports medicine, eye and skin conditions, dentistry, veterinary medicine and infertility, among others. Dr. Kettner said the book took about four years to complete and features global contributors.

In the book’s forward, John Longhurst, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, physiology, biophysics and pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine, notes: “New methods of study like neuroimaging, and the critical role of acupuncture’s central and peripheral neural and local tissue actions, provides perspectives on new needling approaches and reflect our modern understanding of acupunctures mechanisms of action…I predict this book will have a major impact on the field of Western medicine.”

Comments (3) -

  • Martha Kaeser

    1/30/2017 11:58:41 AM |

    Congratulations Dr. Kettner!  What an incredible contribution to the profession!

  • Michelle Anderson

    1/30/2017 12:02:20 PM |

    Congratulations, Dr. Kettner! What a wonderful accomplishment!

  • Patrick Montgomery, DC, MS, FASA

    1/30/2017 3:29:17 PM |

    Congratulations, Dr. Kettner!  Great job!  You work so hard and it is nice to see you get the recognition you deserve.

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