Capstone Projects

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Healthy Aging Specialty

Training healthcare workers to manage their own stress and wellness: A qualitative study with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner interviews and a program design using TCM non-invasive modalities by Amanjeet K. Sahota

A Study in a Novel Electronically Produced TCM-Based Sound Therapy for Affecting Mood and Perceived Wellness in Adults by Celeste Rose Houvener

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Breast Cancer Prevention: A Literature Review Synthesis by Lana Johnson

The Neuro Anti-Inflammatory Efficacy of Curcumin in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis by Shannon Lawrence

Historical, Higher Perspective of Medicinal Cannabis Sativa L. and its Relationship to Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus on CBD – past, present and future by Sheri Jennings

The Development of an Effective Herbal, Non-Opioid-Based Therapy to Treat Acute Post-Operative Pain by Kristel Hart

Can the Chinese Herbal Formula Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Along with Astragaloside IV Affect AFC, FSH, AMH, and Telomerase by Jeiran Lashai

Using Chinese Herbs, Traditional, Electro and Auricular Acupuncture to Reduce Hypertension: A Qualitative Research Synthesis by Linda V. Cabrera

The Effects of Combined Scalp and Auricular Acupuncture on Biomarkers and Symptoms of Depression: A Self-Controlled Case Series by James N. Orr

A Proposed Phase 1 Randomized Controlled Study to Determine Whether a Combination of Ginger, Turmeric, and Sage Can Reduce C-Reactive Protein in Subjects Undergoing HIV Highly Anti-Retroviral Therapy by Kyle Burton

Long-term acupuncture therapy for low income older adults with multimorbidity: a qualitative interview study of patient perceptions by Rachel Pagones

The Role of Astragalus Membranaceus in Treating Bone Marrow Suppression Induced by Cancer Chemotherapy by Julie Chambers

The Effect of a Modified Classic Herbal Formula, Bupleurum and Dragon Bone (Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Tang Jia Jian), on Stress: A Small Sample Non-Randomized Clinical Trial by George J. Lamoureux

The Immunomodulatory Effects of Acupuncture in Healthy Aging and Chronic Disease Conditions by Patricia Sievers

The Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Type 2 Diabetes: A Literature Review Synthesis by Gayatri Chopra Heesen

A Comparative Study of the Impact of Acupuncture and Press Seeds to Auricular Points for Persons Suffering from Stress by White-Eagle Perry

The Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease with Acupuncture by Lisa C. Nelson

The Effects of Acupuncture on Bone Mass Density and the Biochemical Mechanisms Behind It: A Research Synthesis by Rochan Olson

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Redefine Primary Care as Personalized Integrative Care by John Blaska

TCM Diagnostics Applied to Parasite-Related Disease by Laraine Crampton

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by Hannah Goode

Acupuncture for Pain Management in Childbirth by Nadiya Melnyk

Deer Antler Supplements Growth Factors and Possible Cancer Risks by Borna Ilic

Dietary Protocol for Treating Age-Related Bone Loss by Laura Kelly

Novel Traditional Chinese Medicine’s results in treating Allergic Rhinitis by Sonia F Tan

Sacred Gift Holistic Wellness Center Non-Profit Business Plan by Stephanie Smith

The Effect of Acupuncture on the Vagus Nerve by Zaria Valentine

The Effect of Astragaloside IV upon the biomarkers of inflammation by Robert Laughlin

The Effects of Acupuncture on Cancer by Annie Budhathoki

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Preventing Lupus Conversion by Robert Pontecorvo

The Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs and Formulas in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia, and their Effect on Blood Glucose Levels and Liver Function: A Qualitative Research Synthesis by Claudia Laufer

The Treatment of ADHD with Acupuncture and/or Traditional Herbal Medicine and Amino Acid Therapy: A Research Synthesis Review by Michael Maguire

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Sperm Parameters with a Focus on DNA Fragmentation: A Literature Synthesis by Virginia C. Prior, MATCM, L.Ac.

Treatment of Depression with Acupuncture: A Research Synthesis in Pursuit of the Question – Can Acupuncture Impact Reproductive Outcomes in Infertile Women Suffering from Depression by Janice Chen, L.Ac., (FABORM)

Patterns of Infertility and Prior Treatment for Women Who Seek Treatment at a University Fertility Clinic by Andrea S. Murchison, L.Ac.

The Impact of the Herbal Formula Qing Bao Zhu Yu Tang in the Treatment of Endometriosis by Elizabeth Ohm, L.Ac.

The Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Fertility and Gestational Development: Western and Eastern Perspectives by Paula Kunkel, L.Ac

Reproductive Medicine Specialty

Does the Chinese Herbal Formula “Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan” Effectively Reduce Uterine Fibroids? by Cynthia Dong Wang

Efficacy of Electro-Acupuncture, NSAIDS, and Oral Contraceptives in Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Scoping Literature Review by Benita Safaryans

The Impact of Chinese Herbal Medicine on In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes: A Systematic Review by Mark Ian Schwartz

The Efficacy of Dang Gui Shao Yao San for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea by Kuei Ku Liu

The Effects of Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan and Astragoloside IV on Female Hormones and Sleep Quality in Perimenopausal Women by Deidre Smith

Measuring the Effects of The Seed Fertility Program ™ (An Online Program Derived from TCM Gynecology) on the Number and Quality of Eggs and Embryos in Women Doing IVF by Danica Thornberry

Effectiveness of Acupuncture and or Moxibustion for Fertility Treatment in Women with Autoimmune Thyroid Dysfunction by Jung Hwa Sarah Park

Does acupuncture Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition provide an effective modality to reducing fibroids by Elif Kuzu

A Guide to Regulating Hormone Function Utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine by Nefertiti Abdou

The Effect of Acupuncture on Telomere Length and Sperm Quality by Romy Schwartz

Acupuncture as a Means to Promote Full Term Vaginal Delivery by Mechelle Greenspan L.Ac.

Basal Body Temperature as an Indicator for Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis and Evaluation in Women’s Reproductive Health by Shuko Ward

Infertility and Autoimmune Hypothyroid Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Neuroendocrine-Immune modulation and fertility support utilizing Traditional Herbal Medicine by Gina Mortellaro-Gomez

The Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the Prevention and Treatment of Threatened Miscarriage by Amy DePry

The Effects of Stimulation of Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea by Jennifer Shulman

The Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Postpartum Depression by April Frerking

The Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Reducing Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder by Stacy Welch

The Impact of Acupuncture on Improvement of Female Fertility through Reduction of Stress and Anxiety by Gigi Christache

Methodological Problems in the Clinical Research Assessing Acupuncture as an Adjunct to IVF by Vilas J. Keith

Comparing the Effects of TCM Therapy Durations on Pregnancy Outcome of Infertile Advanced Maternal Aged Women by Kumiko Yamamoto, L.Ac.

Treatment of Anovulation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Literature Review Synthesis by Mitra Daneshrad, L.Ac.

Factors that are Salient in Developing a Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutritional Manual for Women with a History of Endometriosis by Karen Yonchae Gordon, L.Ac.

Acupuncture Forbidden Points for Low Back Pain in Pregnancy A Literature Review Synthesis by Debbie R. Rodriguez, L.Ac.

Assessing the Integration of Acupuncture in Western Reproductive Medicine – An Online Survey of Reproductive Endocrinologists in the United States by Sabine Theurer-Barajas, L.Ac.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Viable Alternative to the LEEP Procedure in Treating Cervical Dysplasia by Myeongae Kang, L.Ac.

The Effect of Chinese Herbal Therapy on Pregnancy Rate when added to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Combination with Acupuncture by Jessica S. Chen, L.Ac. Dipl.OM

Assessing the Practice Patterns of Acupuncturists who Treat Fertility Patients in Los Angeles: The Clinical Use of the Stener-Victorin and Paulus Study Protocolsby Cynthia Splies, L.Ac.

Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Herbs in Lowering FSH Level of a Thirty-nine Year Old Female: A Case Study by Sharareh Daghighi, M.T.O.M, L.Ac.

Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and the Psycho-Neuro-Immunologic Network: Immuno-modulation with Traditional Chinese Medicine and other CAM Modalities by Carla Vidor, L.Ac.

Treatment of Immunologic Miscarriage with Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Literature Review Synthesis by Florence Erman, L.Ac.

Effects of Western and Eastern Fertility Treatment Modalities on Conception in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by Lori Deutsch, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl.OM









The Influences of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine on Semen Parameters and Male Subfertility: A Research synthesis by Gila Peled, L.Ac., (FABORM)