Kajsa Landgren, doktor i medicinsk vetenskap, legitimerad sjuksköterska & akupunktör


About Kajsa Landgren


I have been a registered nurse since 1978. I worked as a nurse in a psychiatric clinic (detoxification department for drug addicts) and then for many years in the somatic emergency department. In 1988, I finished a 1.5-year acupuncture training at the Swedish Acupuncture School, Malmö. In 1990, I studied for a year at the Center for Acupuncture, Gothenburg, with Per Nittve. In 1990-93 I studied at the Norwegian acupuncture school and in 1993 I was on an acupuncture course in Nanjing, China. In between and after that I have studied shorter courses for, among others, Giovanni Maciocia, Anton Jayasuriya, Ted Kaptchuk, Christer Carlsson and Richard Tan. I have studied Pediatric Acupuncture with Julian Scott and Alex Tiberi.

Among others, I have studied ear acupuncture for Michael Smith with colleagues at the Lincoln Clinic in New York (1997), John Tindall at the Gateway Clinic in London (1996), and doctors Shen, Raphael Nogier and Alain Coutte´.

In 2004 I took a master’s degree in nursing, in 2005 I finished specialist training in psychiatry and in 2007 I was accepted as a doctoral student at Lund University, Sweden. I obtained a licentiate degree in 2009 and a PhD in 2011.


I worked at my private acupuncture clinic from 1988 to 2015. Since 1995 I have been teaching ear acupuncture. 2006-2011 I was employed part-time as a doctoral student at Lund University. 2012 I started teaching and conducting research at Lund University. In 2019 I was appointed associate professor, in 2020 I was promoted to lecturer at Lund University. 2016-2022 I was a part-time clinical lecturer at the psychiatric clinic, Region Skåne, Sweden. In 2023, I quit as a lecturer and work part-time with research at Lund University and part-time with ear acupuncture training.


2004 Landgren, K. Öronakupunktur, 275 sidor, Didaktikons förlag

2008 Landgren, K. (2008). Ear Acupuncture – a practical guide (C. Mosey translation). Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.

2009 Landgren, K. (2009) Tremånaderskolik. Chapter in I. Hallström & T. Lindberg (editors), Pediatrisk omvårdnad (pp 144-146). Stockholm, Liber.

2010 Smith, M., Carter, K., Landgren, K., Stuyt, L. (2010) Ear acupuncture in Addiction Treatment. Chapter in Bankole A. Johnson (editor), Addiction Medicine, Science and Practise (pp 1237-1261). Springer Science.

2013 Landgren, K. Skrikiga och oroliga småbarn. Chapter in the book Hälsofrämjande arbete för barn och ungdomar (pp 119-136, (editors Ann-Cathrine Bramhagen och Anna Carlsson). Studentlitteratur.

2014 Landgren, K. Being the Parent of an Infant with Colic: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic Perspective. Chapter in Springer Qualitative Series – Phenomenology, (editor Mary de Chesnay). Springer Publishing Company.

2022 Landgren, K. NADA. Öronakupunktur vid beroende och psykisk ohälsa SE. 192 pages, self-published.

2023 Landgren, K. NADA. Ear acupuncture in addiction and mental illness. 212 pages. self-published.


Landgren, K. & Hallström, I. (2005). Akupunkturbehandling vid spädbarnskolik – föräldrars upplevelser av barnets beteende före och efter behandling. Vård i Norden, vol.1, 26-31.

Landgren, K, Hallström, I. (2010) Parents´ experience of living with a baby with infantile colic – a phenomenological hermeneutic study. Scand J Caring Sci. 2010 Aug 18.<

Landgren K, Kvorning N, Hallström I. (2010) Acupuncture reduces crying in infants with infantile colic – a randomised, controlled blind clinical study. Acupuncture in Medine, accepted Sept 1 2010. DOI number 10.1136/aim.2010.002394

Landgren K, Kvorning N, Hallström I. (2011) Feeding, stooling and sleeping patterns in infants with colic – a randomized, controlled trial of minimal acupuncture. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2011.

Landgren, K, Lundqvist, A, Hallström, I. (2012) Remembering the Chaos – But Life Went on and the Wound Healed. A Four Year Follow Up with Parents having had a Baby with Infantile Colic. Open Nurs J. 6:53-61

Landgren K. Acupuncture in Practice: Investigating Acupuncturists’ Approach to Treating Infantile Colic. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, 8 pages.

Landgren K, Raith W, Schmˆlzer GM, Skjeie H, Skonnord T. (2015) Letter to the editor: Acupuncture in the treatment of infantile colic. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 41:1

Landgren K, Tiberg I, Hallström I. Standardized minimal acupuncture, individualized acupuncture, and no acupuncture for infantile colic: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial (ACU-COL). (2015) BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 15:325

Borgström M, Landgren K. Screening for infantile colic and parents experiences of simethicone and probiotics: a quantitative, descriptive sub-study (2016) Working Papers in the Health Sciences, Issue 1-15 Spring.

Landgren K, Hallström I. Effect of minimal acupuncture for infantile colic: a multicentre, three-armed, single-blind, randomised controlled trial (ACU-COL) (2017). Acupunct Med, ;0:1–9. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2016-011208.

Castor C, Hansson, Hallström I, Landgren K. (2017) Home care services for sick children: Healthcare professionals’ conceptions of challenges and facilitators. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2017;1-10. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13821.

Hedlund S & Landgren K. (2017) Creating an Opportunity to Reflect: Ear Acupuncture in Anorexia Nervosa – Inpatients’ Experiences. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 0 , Iss. 0. DOI:10.1080/01612840.2017.1303858

Jara Johansson S, Allar M, Landgren K, Tiberg I. (2017) Promoting health in children and adolescents with – or at risk of – type 2 diabetes mellitus in the United States: An interview -study of nurses’ experiences of their role. International Diabetes Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/20573316.2017.1370567.

Castor C, Landgren K, Hansson H & Hallström I. (2017). A possibility for strengthening family life and health: Family members’ lived experience when a sick child receives home care in Sweden. J of Health & Social Care in the Community.

Wahlbeck H, Kvist L, Landgren K. (2017). Gaining hope and self-confidence – an interview study of women’s experience of treatment by art therapy for severe fear of childbirth. Women and Birth.

Skjeie H, Skonnord T, Brekke M, Klovning A, Fetveit A, Landgren K, Kristensson Hallström I, Gundro Brurberg K. (2017). Acupuncture treatments for infantile colic: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis of blinding test validated randomised controlled trials. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care.

Nassery W, Landgren K. (2018) Parents’ experience of their sleep and rest when admitted to hospital with their ill child: a qualitative study, Compr Child Adolesc Nurs. 2018 Nov 2:1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694193.2018.1528310.


Landgren K, Sjöström Strand A, Ekelin M, Ahlström G. (2019). Acupuncture in psychiatric care from the health care professionals’ perspective: a phenomenographic analysis. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2018.1534908


Castor C, Landgren K, Hansson H & Hallström I. (2019) Accessibility, utilization and acceptability of a county-based home care service for sick children in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 1-9. doi: 10.1111/scs.12678

Lindkvist R-M., Landgren K., Liljedahl SI, Daukantite` D, Helleman M., Westling S. (2019) Predictable, collaborative, safe: Healthcare provider experiences of introducing Brief admissions by self-referral for self-harming and suicidal persons with a history of extensive psychiatric inpatient care.Issues in Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2019.1585497

Olsson, A., Landgren, K. (2020). Getting well is more than gaining weight – patients experiences of a treatment program for anorexia nervosa including ear acupuncture. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 41:4, 328-338. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2019.1663567<

Castor, C., Bolin, K., Hansson, H., Landgren, K. & Hallström, I. K. (2019) Healthcare costs and productivity losses associated with county-based, home-care service for sick children in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.

Wahlbeck, H., Kvist, L., Landgren, K. (2020). Art therapy and counselling for fear of childbirth: a randomized controlled trial. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Published online: 07 Feb 2020. doi.org/10.1080/07421656.2020.1721399

Wemrell, M., Olsson, A., Landgren, K. (2020). The use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in psychiatric units in Sweden. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Accepted March 2020. doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2020.1744203

Landgren, Hallström, Tiberg. (2020). The effect of two types of minimal acupuncture on stooling, sleeping and feeding in infants with colic – secondary analysis of a multicentre RCT in Sweden (ACU-COL). Acupuncture in Medicine Accepted in March 2020.

Landgren K, Quaye A, Hallström E, Tiberg I. (2020). Family-based prevention of overweight and obesity in children aged 2–6 years – a systematic review and narrative analysis of randomized controlled trials. Child and Adolescent Obesity, accepted March 25).

Lindkvist R-M., Landgren KIssues in Mental Health Nursing Published online 2020.08.07. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2020.1789787

Vuckovic, V & Landgren, K. Peer learning in clinical education in psychiatry for undergraduate nursing students – preceptors and students’ perspective. (2021) Nursing Open, 8:54–62. DOI: 10.1002/nop2.602

Walle´n, A., Eberhard, S., Landgren, K. (2021). The Experiences of Counsellors Offering Problem-Solving Therapy for Common Mental Health Issues at the Youth Friendship Bench in Zimbabwe. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2021.1879977

Broström, S., Johansson, B.A., Verhey, R., Landgren, K. “Seeing a brighter future” – Experiences of Adolescents with Common Mental Disorders Receiving the Problem-solving Therapy “Youth Friendship Bench” in Zimbabwe. (2021). Issues in Mental Health Nursing , accepted April 27.

Lindkvist, R.-M., Sjöström-Strand, A., Landgren, K., Johnsson, B.A., Stenström, P., Hallström, I.K. (2021). “In a Way We Took the Hospital Home.”—A Descriptive Mixed-Methods Study of Parents’ Usage and Experiences of eHealth for Self-Management after HospitalDischarge Due to Pediatric Surgery or Preterm Birth. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6480. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126480

Wall, A., Lovheden, T., Landgren, K., Stjernswärd, S. (2021). Experiences and Challenges in the Role as Peer Support Workers in a Swedish Mental Health Context – an Interview Study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Accepted Sept 5 2021). https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2021.1978596

Olsson, A., Hedlund, S., Landgren, K. (2022). To use or not use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in psychiatric care: interviews with clinical decision-makers in Sweden. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Volume 43 Issue 5 May;43(5):463-472. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2021.1986759. Epub 2021 Oct 19.

Landgren K. (2021). Ear acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in a treatment protocol for anorexia nervosa – utilization rate and nurses experiences. (e-pub December 11, 2021). Acupuncture in Medicine, doi.org/10.1177/09645284211056948

Lindkvist, R-M., Westling, S, Eberhard, S., Johansson, B. A., Rask, O., Landgren, K. (2022). ‘A safe place where I am welcome to unwind when I choose to’ – Experiences of Brief Admission by Self-referral for Adolescents who self-harm at risk for suicide: a qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health), Published: 28 December 2021 DOI: t “_blank” 10.3390/ijerph19010300

Lamm, K., Kristensson Hallström, I., Landgren, K. (2022). Living with a child with Pediatric Feeding Disorder: an Interview Study in Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 00: 1– 10. doi.org/10.1111/scs.13070

Lamm, K., Vilhjálmson, R., Landgren, K., Kristensson Hallström, I., (2023). Pediatric Feeding Disorder in young children: a cross sectional study in Sweden. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Reports, 4(2):p e297, May 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/PG9.0000000000000297

Sjöström, D., Rask, O., Welin, L., Petersson, M. G., Gustafsson, P., Landgren, K., & Eberhard, S. (2022). The Winding Road to Equal Care: Attitudes and Experiences of Prescribing ADHD Medication among Pediatric Psychiatrists: A Qualitative Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 20(1), 221. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20010221


From 1997, I have participated in acupuncture conferences in Sweden, Europe and the USA, as an audience or as a speaker.

In 2008 I was the key note speaker at the American NADA’s conference in Dallas.

In 2009 I gave a speech at a nursing conference in Lithuania. In 2009, I also showed a film I made about nurses’ experience of using ear acupuncture in psychiatric care at a conference in Michigan, USA. I also showed the film at the Euro-NADA conference in Zurich in 2009.

At the “Scandinavian TCM Congress” in 2009, I participated in a panel debate on the theme “Research in the field of Chinese Medicine”.

In 2010 I presented my research at the Science Day at the acupuncture conference in Rothenburg, in 2012 at NADA UK in London, in 2013 at the NADA Austria conference in Austria and at the iSAMS conference in Stockholm, in 2014 at the Society for Acupuncture Research conference in Beijing, in 2016 at Narrative Nursing conference and 2017 at the British Medical Acupuncture Society. In 2018, I lectured on acupuncture at two hospitals in Kunming, China. In 2019 I lectured at the British Acupuncture Council’s conference in London together with Siiri Hedlund, and in 2022 we lectured at the NADA conference in London. In 2023, together with Siiri Hedlund, I presented two articles at the Auriculotherapy Seminar in Copenhagen. I was the keynote speaker at the same conference and received an award.

An honorary assignment 2003-2013 is having been a censor at the final exam at the Danish Acupuncture Academy.