Scientific Program

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Thomas Burgoon

Past president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), USA

Keynote: Recent advances in research on acupuncture mechanisms of action confirm some fundamental principles of traditional Chinese acupuncture

Time : 9 AM - 9.30 AM

Biography:

Thomas Burgoon is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) the largest organization of physicians practicing acupuncture in the United States.  He graduated from medical school at Vanderbilt University in 1985 and competed residency training in internal medicine. He began studying acupuncture theory and practice in 1992 and studied with Anita Cignolini of Milan, Italy for 11 years and four years with the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NYCTCM). He is a member of the editorial board of Medical Acupuncture, the official journal of the AAMA and is the chairperson of the Institutional Review Board of the NYCTCM. He is interested in traditional Chinese medical theory and practice and also in the fostering of meaningful dialog with our colleagues in regular medicine about acupuncture’s value in modern medical practice.

 

 

Abstract:

The focus of this talk is three bodies of recent research on the effects of acupuncture on inflammation, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular research that has made an outstanding contribution to our modern understanding of acupuncture. These detailed and comprehensive research efforts have utilized a complement of sophisticated techniques including immunohistochemistry, modern techniques of stimulation and recording of somatic, central nervous system and autonomic pathways, along with an array of modern surgical and neurosurgical techniques.

These studies confirm some of the most important and profound principles of traditional acupuncture theory and practice and they provide an important foundation of communication with our non- acupuncture medical colleagues about the practice and benefits of acupuncture.  

 

Keynote Forum

Tianjun Wang

Course Director of Acupuncture, Shulan College of Chinese medicine, UK

Keynote: -

Time : 9.30 AM-10 AM

Biography:

Prof. Dr Tianjun Wang brings his wealth of knowledge and experience of Chinese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupressure. Together with a sympathetic understanding of the needs and problems of Western patients. Tianjun is highly qualified and experienced in most aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He gained a BSc in 1989 and in 2008 completed his PhD in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Nanjing University of Chinese Mediine, China (NUCM). Dr. Wang moved to the UK and joined the University of East London UK (UEL) as a Lecturer and Practitioner from 2007, then as the Director of Acupuncture Clinic in 2008 and Senior Lecturer in 2009 until Dec 2014. After that full-time academic job Tianjun established his owner clinic and studio at Ilford to provide higher level acupuncture services for local people, particularly in the East London area. He accumulated 26 years of experience treating a wide variety of illness with acupuncture and herbal remedies. Especially in the treatment of difficult and complex cases. During his PhD study and research, Tianjun has completely observed and treated more than a hundred patients with depression. Treatment included acupuncture and he built up his specialist knowledge in the areas of acupuncture treatment for brain related conditions. Currently, Tianjun is the Member of British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the Fellow member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ATCM).

 

Abstract:

Keynote Forum

Shulan Tang

SHULAN TANG President of Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, UK

Keynote: TCM & Eczema

Time : 10 AM-10.30 AM

Biography:

Professor Shulan Tang first studied Chinese Medicine at the age of 16. She trained for 8 years at the two most prestigious TCM Universities in China (Nanjing & Beijing), gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in 1984 from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine and a Master’s Degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1987. Prof. Tang has been practicing and teaching TCM in the UK & Europe for 26 years, publishing more than 50 ‘Papers’ in highly regarded Journals. Currently Prof. Tang is the Principal of ‘Shulan College of Chinese Medicine’, PhD Supervisor for the M/PhD Programme by Shulan College & Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, President of the ATCM (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine) in the UK and also the Editor of the magazine ‘Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion’.

Abstract:

Eczema is a common Dermatological Condition presented in Western TCM Clinics. We see this occurring in both sexes (Male & Female) and in all ages groups, from newborn Babies to Toddlers, Teenagers, Adults and in Senior Citizens. The main symptoms which patients experience are ‘Redness’ of the Skin, Dry Skin, Hot & Itchy Skin and Flaky Skin. 
 
This condition can be extremely stressful for people, affecting their sleep and all areas of their personal and professional lives. It often occurs alongside other conditions such as Hayfever & Asthma too, which can be especially stressful for the people who experience this. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very good success rate for treating Eczema using Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture & Food Therapy. TCM’s aim is to treat the root of the cause of the condition, which is internal, despite the main symptoms presenting on the Skin. TCM can offer bespoke treatments based on the patient’s individual diagnosis. We commonly see Wind-Heat, Damp-Heat, Blood-Heat, Toxic-Heat & Heat due to Yin Deficiency being presented by patients with Eczema, so in order for the treatment to be successful it must be tailored to each individual patient, combining Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine & Food Therapy. 
 
Prof. Shulan Tang has been practicing & teaching TCM for over 25 years in the United Kingdom where she specialises in treating Eczema and other related Skin conditions such as Psoriasis & Acne. Through her vast experience in treating Eczema & other Skin conditions, she has created specific Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas for treating these conditions effectively and has been successful with patients from all over the UK & Europe. 
 

 

 

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Ryan Lombardo

Director, AcuHealth Associates, USA

Keynote: Nutraceuticals & Applications in Chinese Medicine

Time : 9 AM - 9.30 AM

Biography:

Ryan Lombardo earned his MSOM, DAOM and BS in Nutrition from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where he created the Nutraceutical Science Health Supplements curriculum.  Previous education included a BA in Psychology and Cert. of Business from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is board certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and Integrative Medicine (AAIM), and an active member of the Society for Acupuncture Research. Dr. Lombardo has been a “Featured AcuDoc” of the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association and has been interviewed for Self Magazine, American Spa, DAYSPA, Dermatology Times, Today’s Chicago Woman, Natural Awakenings, Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, and NS Magazine. 

Abstract:

Common nutritional deficiency symptoms and their relation to Chinese Medicine disease patterns, including physiologic responses to supplementation, are presented to provide the basic knowledge required to incorporate nutraceuticals into Oriental Medicine practice. Research has shown that 50% of people taking multivitamins are still deficient. As the FDA, American Medical Association, and other organizations pursue regulation of the nutritional supplement industry, it is advantageous for Oriental Medical practitioners to be knowledgeable of the current evidence base of supplementation protocols. Categories of nutraceuticals include Vitamins, Minerals, Probiotics, Phytochemicals, Amino Acids & Metabolites, Antioxidants, Essential Fatty Acids, and Hormones. Common health and disease categories include Immunity & Longevity, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes & Obesity, Dermatology, Respiratory & Digestive Health, Women’s & Men’s Health, Endocrine & Mental Health. This presentation illustrates common nutrient deficiencies and related Chinese Medicine constitutions and pattern diagnoses for the purpose of developing nutraceutical treatment strategies. The value of diet and nutrition is celebrated in practice; however, oftentimes is limited by preexisting conditions, medications, or nutrient imbalances. Understanding how nutraceutical supplementation may improve treatment outcomes and prevent disease is a necessary bridge between Eastern and Western Medicine.  Practitioners interested in adopting nutraceuticals into practice must review the current evidence and speak intelligently regarding their use in healthcare treatment strategies. The addition of nutraceuticals into the treatment arsenal pushes the idea of “integrative medicine” more deeply by studying nutritional supplementation’s effect on health and disease prevention, assimilating the outcomes to Eastern theory for its application within the Oriental Medicine framework.  
 

Keynote Forum

Michael Hammes

Director of Academy of Ancient Chinese Medicine, Germany

Keynote: Acupuncture in the treatment of psychosomatic disorders – rediscovering skills from Ancient Chinese Medicine

Time : 9.30 AM-10 AM

Biography:

DAAD-grant for four years studies of Chinese language and culture and postgraduate studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of TCM in Beijing, China. Scientific assistant at the Department of Sports Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, medical thesis on the influence of acupuncture on physical working capacity in humans, resident physician at the Department of Neurology of the Technische Universität München under the supervision of Prof. Conrad, maintenance of the Center for Pain Therapy, scientific publications on basic research and clinical application of acupuncture in pain therapy, publication of several reference books on acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, at present clinical work in integrative medicine as consultant neurologist in hospital and practice, since 1994 lecturer of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA), past member of DÄGfA board, member of ICMART board (International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques), member and delegate of DIN mirror committee to ISO-TC-249 (provisional title: Traditional Chinese Medicine), member of chairman advisory group to ISO-TC-249, Co-convenor of Joint-Working-Group of ISO-TC-249 and ISO-TC-215, appointment as a visiting professor at First Teaching Hospital of University of TCM Tianjin, PR China on September 10th 2012 for a duration of five years.

 

Abstract:

Ancient Chinese Medicine understands the living body as a microcosm that form a unity of physical and psychical processes. Acupuncture is an ideal tool to adress disturbances that relatate to the two aspects of human existence: the physical and the psychic or spiritual being. The ancient science of acupuncture has detected the helpful gates that assist in connecting with the underlying conflict of physical suffering. The presentation will teach the ancient skills of fostering healing processes within psychsomatic disturbances with the use of wisdom and acupuncture needles.