Title of Presentation or Performance

Getting Needled: A Look at Acupuncture in the Practice of Dr. Robert Hermann

Major

Anthropology

Type of Submission

Poster

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Area of Study or Work

Anthropology

Expected Graduation Date

2024

Location

CNS Atrium, Easel 9

Start Date

4-9-2022 8:30 AM

End Date

4-9-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

Dr Robert Hermann has been practicing chiropractic medicine and acupuncture in Bloomington for thirty years. This ethnography explores how he uses acupuncture as a healing modality for pain. My research will show some highlights of this aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how Dr. Hermann incorporates it when interacting with his patients. Along with an interview with Dr. Hermann, an observation of a client session, and receiving a treatment myself, there is a review of relevant literature on the use of acupuncture in the United States. This study will offer a practitioner’s point of view of the use of acupuncture and provide information for those considering this treatment as an option.

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Apr 9th, 8:30 AM Apr 9th, 9:45 AM

Getting Needled: A Look at Acupuncture in the Practice of Dr. Robert Hermann

CNS Atrium, Easel 9

Dr Robert Hermann has been practicing chiropractic medicine and acupuncture in Bloomington for thirty years. This ethnography explores how he uses acupuncture as a healing modality for pain. My research will show some highlights of this aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how Dr. Hermann incorporates it when interacting with his patients. Along with an interview with Dr. Hermann, an observation of a client session, and receiving a treatment myself, there is a review of relevant literature on the use of acupuncture in the United States. This study will offer a practitioner’s point of view of the use of acupuncture and provide information for those considering this treatment as an option.