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Learn about the history of acupuncture at a free lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21
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Posted Date: 2/16/2013
Dewey Talks are free public lectures on a variety of topics, sponsored by the Library. The Talks are facilitated by local experts and based upon the Library’s Dewey Decimal System. Many talks involve films available in the LINCC online catalog.

All talks are free to the public.

acupuncture - wiki"The History of Acupuncture" with Douglas Wingate L.Ac
Thursday, February 21
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Oak Room

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine developed over thousands of years. With philosophical roots in Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, the practice also integrated cosmology, the I Ching, and political doctrine. This was a dynamic and complex system. Oriental medicine has continued to adapt with new information and cultural paradigms. While it was once immersed in superstition and ritual, its techniques are verified by modern diagnostics. New frontiers include biological sciences while the foundations and methods have managed to stand the test of time. Through new and old lenses the function and efficacy of acupuncture has continued to help the body, seen as an extension of nature, to remarkably heal itself.

Douglas Wingate, MAcOM,L.Ac, received his Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and certification as a Natural Health Practitioner from the Alternative Medicine College of Canada.

For more information about this free community event, please contact Burton Haun at 503-682-2744 or