Guests at a hands-on workshop introducing self-care tools experiment with self-massage to loosen tight muscles. (Photo by Yuchen Ling/UCLA Health)

Guests learned how integrative medicine reduces chronic pain.


UCLA Center for East-West Medicine celebrated its new partnership with Chinatown Service Center Health by holding a daylong symposium to share how integrative medicine can help alleviate health care disparities.


The event offered an introduction to the Center for East-West Medicine and its person-centered approach to health and well-being. Speakers addressed how integrative medicine can reduce chronic pain and support disease prevention in vulnerable populations, such as young people and the elderly.

Hands-on sessions included tai chi instruction; how to use acupuncture points to relieve headaches, neck pain, stress and insomnia; an introduction to herbs and supplements such as echinacea, turmeric and ginseng; and how to use self-massage to alleviate muscle tension.


Guests included 27th District Congresswoman Judy Chu and 49th District Assemblyman Mike Fong — both UCLA alums — interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Steven Dubinett, MD, and founder and director of the UCLA Center of East-West Medicine, Ka-Kit Hui, MD.

Original Article: "UCLA Center for East-West Medicine celebrates its work in Chinatown with integrative medicine symposium"