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Roles of Case Studies and Case Reports in US East Asian Medicine: A Narrative-Medicine Perspective

Please enjoy this article generously shared by Sarah Rivkin as part of her doctoral capstone project.

Reading case studies is one of the most effective tools for learning and growing as a practitioner. Taking that further: the process of working through a case study of your own clarifies your own diagnostic process.

Sarah E. Rivkin, DAHM, LAc, Dipl. OM has been in private practice for seventeen years, with a focus on women's health and pediatrics, classical formulas, Japanese acu-moxa techniques, palpation, and qigong. Her writing has been published in Chinese Medicine and CultureThe LanternNAJOMConvergent PointsMedical Acupuncture, and she’s appeared on the Qiological podcast. She was on the faculty of the post-graduate Chinese Herbology Certificate Program at Tri-State College of Acupuncture where she co-designed and implemented a unique case-based learning curriculum, and has also taught at Pacific College of Health and Science, Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM), and the Won Institute of Graduate Studies.


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