Acupuncture to Treat Addiction
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- May 9, 2018 11:00 pm
- 15:34 mins
Guest: Scott Steffensen, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Brigham Young University Acupuncture is said to be helpful in resolving pain, digestive function, improving sleep, and increasing a general sense of well-being—if you can get past the needles. But there are scientists working to quantify the medical effects of this ancient form of treatment. Scott Steffensen has collaborated for a number of years with a lab in South Korea to study the effects of acupuncture on the brain and nervous system. He’s particularly interested in how acupuncture might be helpful in treating addiction.