Researcher Interview: Misha Ruth Cohen, OMD, LAc

Discussing the Validation and Effectiveness of Chinese Oriental Medicine

By Natural Medicine Journal

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Approximate listening time is 25 minutes.

Misha Ruth Cohen, OMD, LAc, is recognized internationally as a practitioner, lecturer, researcher, and leader in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. She has practiced Asian medicine for more than 35 years. Dr. Cohen’s clinical specialties include liver disease, viral hepatitis, autoimmune diseases, HIV, and complex gynecology. She is the author of The Chinese Way to Healing: Many Paths to Wholeness, The HIV Wellness Sourcebook, and The Hepatitis C Help Book. She is Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the MRCE Foundation, and Research Specialist V for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Institute for Health and Aging—all in San Francisco. On a national level, she is the Secretary of the Board of the Society for Acupuncture Research and sits on the brainstorming team of the Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program. Cohen is a principal investigator in Chinese herbal medicine studies for viral-related cancers and cancer prevention in HPV, HIV, and hepatitis C and is currently conducting a clinical trial and translational research in Chinese herbal medicine for the prevention of anal cancer in HIV+ people conducted at UCSF. Cohen first designed and implemented the Hepatitis C Professional Certification Program, a unique educational opportunity for eastern and western primary care practitioners, more than 16 years ago. This intensive program, run by the MRCE Foundation, has certified more than 400 practitioners in integrative therapies for hepatitis C and liver disease. The MRCE Foundation also sponsors educational programs to promote awareness and self-care for people affected by liver disease, cancer, and complex gynecological issues.

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