DACM Students Featured in Taiwanese Health Magazine
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have rapidly gained recognition for its convenience, effectiveness, cost efficiency, and minimal side effects. Studies have shown that compared to intravenous morphine, acupuncture decreases pain much faster and more effectively. WHO’s official adaption of traditional Chinese medicine in the latest ICD-11 signifies that more scientific evidence, statistics, and treatment management by the medicine, will be implemented in concrete terms, soon.
Taiwan is a country well known for its integrative medical practice and provides acupuncture services in most hospitals. Many doctors and students around the world seek externship opportunities in Taiwan’s hospitals to increase their knowledge of integrative medicine. This April 11 SCU-CEM students attended the clinical rotations at China Medical University Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan, to observe how doctors in Taiwan incorporate integrative health care to patients on a regular basis.
During our student’s visit, a health magazine in Taiwan, “For a Better Life” wrote about the recent WHO’s adaption of Chinese medicine for a cover story. The magazine took photos at the China Medical University Hospital and captured some of our Doctor of Acupuncture Medicine (DACM) students. The caption under the photo says: “Doctors from Israel, Austria, Peru, and Singapore, and students from USA learning acupuncture together.” Our own DACM students, Natasia Stolberg and Shana Hudgin, are featured in the magazine photo. The cover story was over 20 pages discussed the popularity of Chinese medicine worldwide.