Overview

Heidi Most has more than 20 years of experience in the acupuncture field, including as a teacher at the University level, as an acupuncture researcher, and a private practitioner. She is the Chair of the Society for Acupuncture Research Special Interest Group on Education (SAR SIG-Edu).

Professional Narrative

RESEARCH and SCHOLARSHIP
• Poster Presentation “Survey of East Asian Medicine (EAM) Student Attitudes towards Research” at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
• Featured Poster Presentation “Development of a Model Acupuncture Research Curriculum for EAM Schools at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
• Developer and presenter of SAR Pre-Conference Workshop, June 27, 2019 “Research Educators Roundtable” designed to improve the teaching of acupuncture research in AOM schools
• Chair of SAR Special Interest Group on Education (SAR SIG-Edu) charged with developing a flow of research curriculum from Masters to Doctoral level.
• Moderator of SAR SIG-Edu meeting at SAR 2021 Conference.
• Co-created the acupuncture protocol and was a practitioner in a pilot study of acupuncture, physical therapy and low back pain, completed at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital.
• Co-investigator on study titled “Characterization of the Patient Population Seeking Five Element Acupuncture Treatment in the United States” presented at Society for Acupuncture Research, San Francisco, CA 2017
• Poster Presentation “A Narrative Review of Acupuncture’s Effect on Neuro-Endocrine-Immune Functions”, MUIH Research Symposium 2016 and SAR Conference, San Francisco, CA 2017
• Poster Presentation “Dry Needling is One Type of Acupuncture” MUIH Research Symposium 2017 and SAR Conference, San Francisco, CA 2017
• Presentation at Leading to Well-Being Conference, George Mason University, April 8, 2017 on MUIH approach to Healing Presence
• Externship Supervisor for American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2017

Selected Publications & Presentations

• Poster Presentation “Survey of East Asian Medicine (EAM) Student Attitudes towards Research” at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

• Zhu, H. & Most, H. (2020) How to Pass the NCCAOM Exam the First Time. Acupuncture Today, 21(10), October, 2020

• Zhu, H., & Most, H. (2016). Dry Needling Is One Type of Acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture, 28(4), 184–193.

Research Curriculum for EAM Schools at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

• Developer and presenter of SAR Pre-Conference Workshop, June 27, 2019 “Research Educators Roundtable” designed to improve the teaching of acupuncture research in AOM schools

• Chair of SAR Special Interest Group on Education (SAR SIG-Edu) charged with developing a flow of research curriculum from Masters to Doctoral level.

Co-investigator on study titled “Characterization of the Patient Population Seeking Five Element Acupuncture Treatment in the United States”

Courses

• Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment (Doctoral Program) Lead Teacher and course designer

• Foundations of Oriental Medicine III, Lead Teacher and course designer

• Integrative Science of Acupuncture Lead Teacher and course designer of modified course

• Investigating Acupuncture Research, Lead Teacher and course designer.

• Becoming a Healing Presence II, Lead Teacher and course designer

• Physiology III: Integration with Chinese Medicine Lead Teacher and course designer

• NCCAOM Review Class Lead Teacher and course designer

• Chinese and Western Dietary Therapy Lead Teacher and course designer

• Chinese Dietary Therapy Lead Teacher and course designer

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