Helene Langevin

Helene Langevin

Harvard University and University of Vermont

 

Dr. Helene M. Langevin received an MD degree from McGill University in 1978. She did a post doctoral research fellowship in Neurochemistry at the MRC Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit in Cambridge, England, residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a Professor of Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Visiting Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Dr Langevin is the Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded studies investigating acupuncture, connective tissue and low back pain. Her previous studies in humans and animal models have shown that mechanical tissue stimulation during both tissue stretch and acupuncture causes dynamic cellular responses in connective tissue. She is currently investigating how these tissue responses are affected by chronic conditions such as low back pain.