In Memory of Dr. John Longhurst

It is with great sadness that we hear of the tragic passing of Dr. John Longhurst. John was an esteemed colleague who, in the last 20 years of his life, combined his passions for cardiology and acupuncture into a unique research program at UC Irvine.  John’s research demonstrated in precise and elegant detail the mechanisms by which electroacupuncture can influence blood pressure in a homeostatic fashion, increasing blood pressure when it is low and reducing it when it is high.  John was also tireless in his efforts to uphold high standards in acupuncture research, and organized several conferences that helped grow the field.  The world of acupuncture research has lost a giant, and we will miss him dearly at SAR, but his outstanding work will continue to inspire many.