Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine

Acupuncture-on-FootThe Foundation supports the work of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California at Irvine, and notably the research of Dr. John Longhurst, one of the nationʼs foremost experts at using electro-acupuncture to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure in patients who are not taking antihypertensive drugs.

Dr. Longhurst’s preliminary research indicates that, for many patients (approximately 70%), a 30-minute treatment once a week for eight weeks can help bring mild to moderate hypertension into normal ranges. With support from our Foundation, the Center is conducting a blinded cross-over expansion of Dr. Longhurstʼs initial research, the data of which will be peer-reviewed and published in scientific journals.