Research

I like research because it starts with a question, because it requires we look at the lens through which we see the world. There are as many ways of looking, asking, seeing and reflecting as there are ways of being human. Research delves into these questions and explores how we know what we know.

PubMed, the US National Library of Medicine, has 24,000+ studies about acupuncture, 36,000+ on Chinese herbal medicine, and 39,000+ on Traditional Chinese medicine.

Here are a few of interest.

Fertility

Summary of Acupuncture Studies related to Reproductive Medicine

A Comprehensive Review of Studies Related to Chinese Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), IVF, and IUI for Male and Female Infertility

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Cross-Over Study Evaluating Acupuncture as an Adjunct to In-Vitro Fertilization: Quintero, et.al. Yu W., Horn B, Fertility and Sterility, Vol: 81, Supplement 3, April, 2004

Relationship Between Perceived Stress, Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates Among In-Vitro Fertilization Patients: A Pilot Study. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. December 2009. Balk J, Catov J, Horn B., Gecsi K, Wakim A.

Placebo studies and ritual theory: a comparative analysis of Navajo, acupuncture and biomedical healing. Kaptchuk TJ. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2011 Jun 27;366(1572):1849-58.

Testimonial

Full Well Santa Fe

The best thing about seeing Pamela is probably her professionalism and her thoughtfulness. She doesn’t just jump in and put the needles in the same place every week and not really care. She asks questions; she probes to finds out what I really need, and then she starts working with me. And that I think is the key, that works with me, she doesn’t have a set pattern for everyone and hope it works.