[AJA 2021 LECTURE 9] A novel approach to colorectal cancer treatment using surface-modified nanoporous acupuncture needles

This lecture focuses on cancer and whether cancer can be treated using acupuncture. The acupuncture needles mentioned here do not refer to general acupuncture needles, but nanoporous needles modified using specialized erosion technology. 
Format

Recorded Video

Starting date

November 21, 2021 

Faculty

Dr.  Bong Hyo LEE

Credits

CME
CPD
PDA

Duration

45 minutes

Price

$ 20

Overview

Learning Objectives

CME Credits

This lecture focuses on cancer and whether cancer can be treated using acupuncture. The acupuncture needles mentioned here do not refer to general acupuncture needles, but nanoporous needles modified using specialized erosion technology.
Nanoporous needles increase the surface area of the needle by about 20 times by creating nanoparticle-sized holes on the needle surface, similar to craters on Mars, which has the effect of increasing electrical conductivity. High electrical conductivity acts to substantially increase acupuncture effectiveness.
In alcoholism and colorectal cancer animal models, the therapeutic effects of nanoporous needles were confirmed to be superior to that of general acupuncture needles.
[Alcoholism model] Through discontinuation following long-term administration of alcohol to experimental animals, tremors were induced, mimicking alcoholism withdrawal symptoms, and the therapeutic effects of general and nanoporous acupuncture were compared.
[Colorectal cancer disease model] The size of the tumor was measured after injecting carcinogens into experimental animals to induce colon cancer, and extracting the colon. The size of the tumor was smaller following needling at HT7 than that of other groups.
The lecture summarizes the growing body of evidence suggesting the possibility of an affirmative answer to the question 'Can cancer can be treated using acupuncture?'
* Learn the possible therapeutic effects of acupuncture for cancer treatment and explore its clinical uses.
* Understand the latest perspectives on acupuncture mechanism of action, and explore its uses in the management of intractable disease. 
The following is activity is accredited to provide the following credits: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 0.1 APHRA CPD hours
  • 0.1 NACCOM PDA Credits

Faculty and disclosure

Dr. Bong Hyo LEE

KMD, Ph.D
  • Associate Professor, Department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion, and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, South Korea.
  • Paid-doctor, Na Ch’eon Korean Medicine Clinic established by Na Ch’eon social welfare foundation
  • Director and doctor, Geon Ch’eon Korean Medicine Clinic
  • Teaching and research assistant, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University
  • Full-time instructor, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University
  • Assistant Professor, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University
  • Associate Professor, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University
  • Exchange Visitor (Visiting Scholar), Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Defense, USA
Dr. Bong Hyo LEE has disclosed no relevant financial relationships to this activity.


Planners, Reviewers and Editors

Jinho Lee, KMD

In-Hyuk Ha, KMD
Meriong Kim, KMD
Seungmin Kathy Lee, KMD

Young-suk Yoon, KMD
Jinhun Park, KMD

Andrew Jang, L.Ac

Ju Seok Lee

The planners, reviewers, and editors have disclosed no relevant financial relationships to this activity.

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships. 

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CME Information

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