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MCPHS Faculty Stephen Cina

Stephen Cina, DAIH, MAOM, Lic Ac., ATC, NASM CES

Assistant Professor

Department: New England School of Acupuncture
Office: 403L

Contact: Stephen.Cina@mcphs.edu
(P) 774.243.3486



Schools

New England School of Acupuncture

Programs

Acupuncture (MAC)
Acupuncture (MAOM)
Acupuncture (DAc)

Education

2020 Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Health (DAIH), MCPHS University, Worcester, MA
2001 Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM), New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA
1994 B.S. in Athletic Training, Cardiovascular Health & Exercise, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


Affiliated Appointments

University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital

Research Interests

Integrative pain management
Acupuncture mechanism (brain response, neuromuscular, fascial)


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Cina S., Babin, C., Geralds, B., Lachowski, S., Sullivan, K. (February 2018). Interprofessional Education (IPE) Case Study: Neurologic Disorders: Pain and Its Management Case Study and Answer Guide. “The Point,” textbook's website with online resources: Zeind, CS, Carvalho MG, eds. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs. Eleventh edition, Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Maeda, Y., Kim, H., Kettner, N., Kim, J., Cina, S., Malatesta, C., Gerber, J., McManus, C., Ong-Sutherland, R., Mezzacappa, P., Libby, A., Mawla, I., Morse, L., Kaptchuk, T., Audette, J., Napadow, V; Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture. Brain, 2017 Apr 1;140(4):914-927. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx015. 2017

Maeda, Y., Kettner, N., Kim, J., Kim, H., Cina, S., Malatesta, C., Napadow, V. (2016). Primary somatosensory/motor cortical thickness distinguishes paresthesia-dominant from pain-dominant carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain, 157(5), 1085-1093

Maeda Y, Kettner N, Lee J, Sheehan J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Im J, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Park K, Audette J, Napadow V. (2013) Acupuncture evoked response in somatosensory cortex reflects peripheral nerve pathology of carpal tunnel syndrome. Medical Acupuncture, 25(4):275-284

Maeda Y, Kettner N, Holden J, Lee J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Im J, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Park K, Audette J, Tommerdahl T, Napadow V. (2014) Functional deficits in carpal tunnel syndrome reflect reorganization of primary somotaosensory cortex. Brain,137 (pt6), 1741-1752

Maeda Y, Kettner N, Lee J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Im J, Libby A, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Park K, Audette J, Napadow V. (2013) Acupuncture-Evoked Response in Somatosensory and Prefrontal Cortices Predicts Immediate Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1-13

Maeda Y, Kettner N, Sheehan J, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, McManus C, Mezzacappa P, Morse LR, Audette J, Napadow V. (2013) Altered brain morphometry in carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with median nerve pathology. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2:313-319

Napadow V, Lee V, Kim J, Cina S, Yumi Maeda; Riccardo Barbieri; Richard E Harris, Norman Kettner, Kyungmo Park. (2012) Brain Correlates of Phasic Autonomic Response to Acupuncture Stimulation: an event-related fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 34(10), 2592-2606

Ahn AC, Colbert AP, Anderson BJ, Martinsen, O.G., Hammerschlag R, Cina S, Wayne P, Langevin H.M. (2008) Electrical properties of acupuncture points and meridians: a systematic review. Bioelectromagnetics. 29(4):245–256


Honors

MCPHS SGA Faculty Advisor of the Year 2019
NESA Faculty Community Service Award 2013


Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH), Clinical Working Group
Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts
Society for Acupuncture Research
American Society of Acupuncturist
National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM)
Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA)