Dr. Richard Hammerschlag discusses the potential role of fascia in acupuncture
Heiner and Laurie welcome Dr. Richard Hammerschlag for a stimulating conversation about the potential role of the fascial system in acupuncture and extracellular signaling. As a long-time neurobiologist and acupuncture enthusiast, Richard is particularly well-qualified to discuss theories informed by the thoughtful integration of modern scientific experimentation and ancient eastern clinical experience.
Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., received his doctorate in biochemistry from Brandeis University. He was a biomedical researcher in neurobiology for 25 years, mainly at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope in Duarte, California. A long term interest in acupuncture and the unique challenges it poses for research led to a career change in 1995 when he became Academic Dean and Research Director at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Monica, CA. He moved to Portland in the fall of 1999 to create a research department at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As the Research Director emeritus from OCOM, Richard continues to pursue his research interests while having plenty of time to glean all he can from the wisdom of his grandchildren.