Nursing faculty member gives guest lecture at Texas Tech

Linda Dune

Linda Dune, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Houston-Victoria, recently was invited to share her knowledge about Chinese remedies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Dune lectured about Tui Na, an ancient Chinese massage technique used to treat pain, fatigue, nausea and a host of other ailments, to nurse practitioners studying for their doctoral degrees in nursing practice. The presentation was part of the class “Integrating Complementary and Alternative Modalities (CAM) into Healthcare Systems.”

“It was a very rewarding experience to get to share what I know with students at another university,” she said.

Dune was trained in Tui Na at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston from 2003 to 2005 and earned her diplomate status in Asian Bodywork Therapy from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006.

She became interested in ancient Chinese medicine when she was looking for a way to help relieve suffering in patients while they were waiting to see a doctor. Using Tui Na, she was able to relieve nausea, and she later did her doctoral thesis on the effectiveness of an acupressure technique for nausea relief.

She was one of several guest lecturers chosen by Texas Tech to present the learning sessions on Sept. 16 and 17 that explained energy-based therapies and other integrative medicine techniques such as homeopathy and naturopathy.

“It speaks very well of our young program that we already have faculty members being invited to lecture to such prestigious audiences,” said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing.The nursing program started in 2006.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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