Dr. David Sniezek provides medical acupuncture at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is also teaching doctors and his medical staff how they can help their patients by using medical acupuncture for children suffering with pain and other conditions such as nausea and vomiting.
Dr. Sniezek, is a pioneer in Integrative Rehabilitation in the Washington, DC area. He is also a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine's Medical Acupuncture for Physicians and the Harvard Medical School's Structural Acupuncture for Physicians programs. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and American Association of Integrative Medicine.
"I get great satisfaction teaching physicians, residents, and medical staff how to help their patients using safe, effective, and inexpensive strategies such as medical acupuncture."
Dr. Sniezek was invited by the Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment and Care Team (PANDA) physicians at CNMC, to provide acupuncture for palliative care and pain management as well as participate as a clinical investigator in an NIH study using acupuncture in the treatment of children with solid tumors that suffer with nausea from chemotherapy.
He says, "I have no doubt that sharing integrative medicine strategies with my medical colleagues will turn into improved patient care and an increase in further study of complementary methods by conventional physicians. I believe that sharing the science behind acupuncture and explaining exactly how acupuncture is performed to the medical community will take some of the mystery out of it.
Acupuncture is used to treat many childhood conditions in China and we are just beginning to see the benefit of combining acupuncture with our commonly used medical treatments for both adults and children.
Especially with regard to health care, I believe that two hands are better than one and that by combining Western and Oriental medicine we can improve upon the outcomes and the overall treatment experience for our patients".