Day 1 full schedule
February 24, 2022 @ 11:00 - 11:30
Ewa Danuta BialekScientist
Institute of Psychosynthesis
Many years of experience in the science-medicine of diseases, their diagnosis and study of laboratory parameters, made me realize, a person ill since childhood after the traumatic experiences of that period, that I still have not reached the essence of my being, especially homeostasis. I only eradicate its symptoms, obstructing the path to the causes.
The term "homeostasis" had been familiar to me for years, but contact with psychosynthesis and practicing it initially on myself, and then helping others in my practice the next 25 years, made me realize that there is something deeper and more important - homeostasis on many levels of the self: mental, emotional, and above all spiritual. This state expresses inner harmony, discovers the causes of disease at the deep levels of one's being and helps to release them, thus restoring the natural state of being.
Day 2 full schedule
August 19, 2021 @ 10:30 - 15:30
Apex Ear Bloodletting, Dairy Product Restrictions and Scalp Acupuncture in Reducing Knee Pain among Patients Treated with Auricular Acupuncture - A Double Blind Study
Wei Ling HuangAcupuncturist
Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic
Statement of the Problem: According to Western Medicine, chronic knee pain can have different causes. The problem is usually associated with sprained ligaments, meniscus tears, tendinitis, and runner's knee. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy alterations related to it, is the imbalance of the Kidney and Liver. Purpose: To observe the effectiveness of Auricular Acupuncture (AA), observing: age and gender, previous treatment, use or non-use of Apex Ear Bloodletting (AEB), influence of dairy product restrictions on the results of patients suffering from knee pain, and a numerical analysis of the quantity of pain before and after AA treatment. Methods: Research of over 900 AA patient records: 86 (9.6%) knee pain symptoms; 40 (4.4% of total records and 46.5% of those with knee pain symptoms) reached after phone-calling. Results: Gender: 72% female; 28% male. Side: Right Knee: 27%; Left Knee: 35%; Both: 38%. In relation to the pain improvement, when the patient followed the dairy product restrictions, compared to the other dietary restrictions, the author obtained the following results respectively: Pain improvement up to 20% (5.41% versus 0.00%); from 21% to 50% (21.62% versus 5.41%); from 51% to 80% (21.62% versus 2.70%); Above 80% (37.84% versus 5.41%). The average pain intensity reduction when the pain was one knee was 4.609 to 6.751, and when the pain was in both knees, the reduction was 2.426 to 5.708. Regarding apex ear bloodletting, the females were divided into three groups according to their intensity reduction: between 70 to 100% eighty percent improved (12 patients) and twenty percent did not (3 patients), between 40 to 70% sixty-two point five percent improved (5 patients) and thirty-seven point five did not (3 patients), and up to 40% eighty-three point three percent improved (5 patients) and sixteen point six seven did not (1 patient). Conclusion: The majority of the subjects were females. There was a reduction of pain intensity mainly in the group who did Apex Ear Bloodletting and when the knee pain was on one side. There was a co-relation between pain reduction intensity and the avoidance of dairy products.
Turkish Acupuncture Society
Last 25 years laser acupuncture has been applied very successfully for over all the doctors in the world.
Laser means Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The one is afraid of acupuncture needles; Laser is very comfortable for acupuncturists and the patients, especially for child's diseases.
1 calorie= the energy in order to increase 1-degree Celsius of 1 gr water
Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation):.
First; It has been thought by Albert Einstein in 1917. But; Maiman first built laser apparatus in 1960
The smallest particle of the unit is ATOM. Smallest of the particle of Light is PHOTON
Every cell of human absorbs 100.000 Light photons.
OBJECTIVE: There are many acupuncture laser equipements such as helium neon ,diode,Ga Al As
The acupuncturist choses the acupoints according to TCM.Session time are generally very short.(15-20 minutes)
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
The Features of laser Light
- Photons are not divergence
- Powerful Light
- Very narrow(Nanometer)
Wei Ling HuangAcupuncturist
Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic
Statement of the Problem: Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide. Individuals with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. It commonly leads to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, mood swings, anxiety, stress and a general feeling of being unwell, both mentally and physically. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the results of a treatment using auricular acupuncture associated with Chinese dietary counselling. A second goal is to demonstrate why erroneous eating habits can be one of the causes of insomnia. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: To prove that insomnia can be treated with auricular acupuncture and Chinese dietary counselling, a retrospective research of over 1500 patients’ records was done. 55 (3.66%) of these patients were selected based on having insomnia diagnosis in their records and had performed previous treatment with auricular acupuncture associated with Chinese dietary counselling. Findings: Of the total amount, 30 (83.33%) considered their insomnia as a main symptom which affected their lives daily. After the first month of treatment (four sessions), more than 80% of the patients felt improvement of their insomnia symptom. Conclusion & Significance: The majority of patients who had undergone auricular acupuncture associated with Chinese dietary counselling for the treatment of insomnia had been completely cured or had significant improvement. The study also concluded that patients who not compromised with the dietary changes did not achieve the same positive results as those who agreed with them.
Priyanka RathodPh.D. Scholar
MGM Institute of Health Sciences
Diabesity is the global concern. In the present study, seeds of Phyllanthus emblica L. (Family: Phyllanthaceae) was studied for anti-diabesity potential in terms of pancreatic lipase inhibitory activity, α-glucosidase inhibitory activity and antioxidant activity. At 100μg/ml concentration, pancreatic lipase inhibition of the methanolic extract using synthetic substrate obtained was 73.2±0.1% (IC50 59.1μg/ml), whereas pancreatic lipase inhibition using natural substrate was 87.9 ± 2.62%. α- glucosidase inhibition of the extract at 50μg/ml was measured as 94.4±0.37% (IC50 34.4μg/ml). The superoxide scavenging activity of the extract was found to be 81.5±0.41%. Interestingly, upon TLC fingerprinting, only one band with Rf 0.70 showed multifunctional activity. The phytochemical found to be present was an alkaloid. The results evidenced the presence of multifunctional smart molecule in methanolic extract of P. emblica L and showed an alkaloid as the component responsible for anti-diabesity potential.
Haematological and hepatological effects of pito, burukutu-guinea corn and burukutu-millet in male albino rats
Chinedu ImoAssistant Professor
Federal University Wukari
Introduction: Burukutu and pito are alcoholic beverages produced mainly from grains such as guinea corn and millet. This study investigated the health implications of pito, burukutu-guinea corn and burukutu-millet in male albino rats: a haematological and liver function approach.
Methods: Three locally brewed beers were purchased from locally brewed beer joint in Wukari, Nigeria. Twenty male albino rats were used and were randomly distributed into four groups of five rats each. Group 1 served as normal control, while groups 2, 3 and 4 were administered pito, burukutu-Guinea corn and burukutu-millet (10mL/kg bwt) respectively for 21 days before being sacrificed.
Results: Result showed that ALT and AST activities increased in all the groups administered the different beer compared to the control. Cholesterol increased in group 2, but decrease in group 4. Potassium and glucose reduced in all test groups compared to the normal control. The differences in cholesterol, potassium and glucose levels are statistically less-significant (p>0.05) compared to the control. The liver histoarchitectural state of the test animals administered the beers compared to the control animals showed the beers had toxic effect on the animals. There was evidence of infiltration and distortion of some regions of the liver tissue in the test animals. This agrees with the results of serum biochemical parameters evaluated. The WBC, LYM and GRA increased in group 3 and reduced in groups 2 and 4 compared to the control. The MID reduced in all the test groups compared to the control. RBC, Hb and HCT increased in all the groups compared to the control. The MCV increased only in group 4 and decreased in groups 2 and 3. The MCH, MCHC and RDWc reduced in all the test groups, while PLT, PCT, MPV and PDWc increased in all the test groups compared to the control.
Conclusion: This study has shown that constant administration of pito, burukutu-guinea corn and burukutu-millet in the test animals for a long duration caused alterations and negative effect on the liver function, but may not interfere negatively with the Hb and RBC count.
Infertility with poor ovarian reserve: is egg donation the only option or does traditional medicine give hope?
Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association
Introduction: Ovarian insufficiency is a major problem during reproductive ages. Patients usually present with either infertility or early onset menopausal symptoms. In the majority of cases, egg donation is suggested as the ultimate option after failure of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods. Beside the high risk of failure and high financial cost of this procedure, it can bear a significant emotional and physical stress to the families. Therefore, many patients look for a promising, not expensive and less invasive method. Traditional Chinese medicine would be a good suggestion.
Method: 102 patients in reproductive ages with history of 1 to 15 years of infertility and 1-6 failed IVF trials who were candidate for egg donation were included. An acupuncture and moxibustion method was performed for those who agreed to experience it. The treatment was continued for two rounds of 10 sessions twice weekly unless pregnancy occurred during the protocol. The AMH and FSH levels were checked at baseline and after each round of treatment. Those who did not agree to receive the acupuncture procedure were followed up for the same period of time while they were waiting for egg donation.
Results: Among the study cases, 7 (6.8%) got pregnant during the study and left the hormonal assay comparison. Among those who completed the study, the AMH and FSH level showed no significant difference at the baseline between case and control groups while after the treatment the hormonal assay had changed significantly for AMH. The FSH level did not show any significant difference after the first course. However, after the second round of treatment, this hormone showed a significant decrease.
Discussion and conclusion: this study shows a promising effect of acupuncture and moxibustion in female factor infertility. However, further studies with bigger sample sizes and better blinding methods should be performed to achieve more reliable results.
Sogand ZareisedehizadehMD, Acupuncturist
Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association
Acupuncture has been practiced in different countries for thousands years to treat and/or alleviate many diseases. Based on WHO report, acupuncture can be applied for over 100 diseases. In the last few decades, studies have been done to find its mechanism of action. One of its main mechanisms is modulating the immune function. This review collated available biological evidences for such effects.
In this work, literature search was performed to obtain the relevant papers from 1980 to 2021.
Based on the results, acupuncture exerts its effects through four main categories: First, triggering molecular and cellular changes which starts from the microenvironment in the acupoints. This is the release of anti-inflammatory substances and inhibition of releasing pro-inflammatory factors in the local microenvironment. Second, expansion of the response to the body by activating certain chemokines like bradykinin, histamine-like substances, heparin, IL6, IL1 and TNF-α. Such networking chemokines act on the neuro-endocrine system and nervous system by increasing adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and serotonin. The later, through pituitary adrenal axis, regulates inflammation and healing process. The action of acupuncture on immunomodulation is also mainly related to the reticular formation of the brain and the associated mediators (CRH, ACTH, cholecystokinin, bombesin, encephalin, dynorphin and etc.) which is involved in feedback controls. Third, endogenous opioids like endorphin are increased in plasma and brain tissue while acupoints are stimulated and also affect the levels of serum immunoglobulin, activity of natural killer cells, generation of cytotoxic T lymphocyte, chemotaxis of monocytes and the levels of interferon γ. Fourth, acupuncture treatments have dual immunomodulatory effect in either Th1-or Th2-skewed conditions to maintain homeostasis. Such effect will be utilized in controlling autoimmune disorders.
It is concluded that acupuncture works as an all-in-one asset to promote homeostasis within the body. Having the biological evidence beside clinical efficacy reports provide a strong fact to integrate this treatment into the conventional medical practice.
Iranian Scientific Acupuncture Association
Since the start of Corona pandemic there has been a wide range of reactions among integrative medical practitioners. Since there was no well-established conventional therapeutic strategy towards this infection, some practitioners suggested to use the alternative medical approaches to subside the signs and symptoms. Some others preferred to close their clinics to safe guard themselves from being infected. Here, we report the results from an ongoing survey from practitioners in different fields of integrative medicine to evaluate the main stream reaction to such an unpredicted crisis in Iran. Furthermore, we are studying how prepared the integrative medical clinics are to tackle this situation, improve the contribution of integrative health care in treatment and rehabilitation of Covid patients, and to plan for a better reaction to similar situations in the future.
For this study, an online questionnaire was prepared and distributed among those who practice different kinds of integrative medicine in Iran. The results were directly transferred and saved to a database for further evaluation.
Based on preliminary results from 110 participants, the majority of respondents mentioned that, their clinics have been closed for periods of high picks due to governmental acts (91.8%). Sixty eight (61.8% of) active integrative medical clinics had fundamental issues which could make it unsafe regarding the transmission of disease during pandemics. Only less than 5 percent of practitioners had used their methods for patients admitted in hospitals. However, 79.1% had used these methods for rehabilitation of patients affected by corona virus.
Our study shows that, despite high potential of integrative medicine in managing the corona virus infection and rehabilitation of patients, this role has been undertaken by health care system. Additionally, many of practitioners are not ready enough to face the pandemics of infectious diseases.
Review article-Food rainbow to boost immunity in different age groups –review on nature’s perspective
MISBAH AHMEDHerbal Physician
Food is a blessing in simple terms it not only nourishes and gives vitality but also provide reservoir to keep the body functioning in pace. Food act as a diet and medicine depends on how one uses it sensibly and accurately. The food rainbow is rich in variety with respect to appearance, taste, chemical composition, nutritional value and medicinal properties. As immunity is the integral part of body and it can be well maintained if one is having a good portion utilized daily from the food rainbow. In natural medicine the kitchen spices has played a pivotal role in health and making food palatable. Natural sources like vegetables, fruits, meat, nuts, dairy, grains and etc., are enriched with this blessing to heal and boost immunity. Every cell functions when it has the proper nutrition and every single body is different from other then come the age and gender differentiation. This difference of age and gender demands variety of meals incorporated in daily diet thus food rainbow utilization is the key to maintain proper functioning of body cells and also boosting immunity. Energy packed food rainbow has not only the physiological benefits it vitalizes the emotional and psychological health as well. Co-ordination in all processes is achieved while marinating healthy life style and nutrition. In this aspect a survey conducted on food choices people made on daily basis and its comparison that how many of them having healthy meals and its relation to covid-19.
Sunita SinghAssistant Professor
Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, University of Lucknow
Diabetes is a chronic disorder of glucose metabolism and a major cause of heart disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the worldwide population specially population living in Asia. India is considered as diabetes capital of the world with total cases at around 62 million. In recent times, plant-derived medicinal compounds are being widely used and are suggested by doctors to be used in a number of ailments due to their minimal side effects and numerous positive effects on human health. Out of many such plants, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum Linn) of Fabaceae family which is primarily a spice has attracted the attention of scientists from across the globe. The hypoglycemic effect of fenugreek is well known in diabetic subjects including experimental animals as well as humans. Wonderful functional and medicinal values of fenugreek are attributed to its chemical composition (20-25% proteins, 45-50% dietary fiber, 20-25% mucilaginous soluble fiber, 6-8% fixed fatty acids and essential oils, and 2-5% steroidal saponins. Moreover, some minor components such as alkaloids (trigonelline, choline, gentianine, carpaine, etc), free non-essential amino acids (4- hydroxyisoleucine), and individual spirostanols and furastanols like diosgenin, gitogenin and yamogenin have also been identified and determined as the main component for its various biological effects. Various studies suggested that the presence of 45.4% dietary fiber of which 32% are insoluble fibers and 13.3% are soluble fibers are responsible for its hypoglycemic activities. Apart from hypoglycemic effect, fenugreek is reported to have anticancerous, antimicrobial, antioxidant, nephroprotective, anti-inflammatory effects. Among these beneficial physiological effects, the hypoglycemic property of fenugreek, both of which are mainly attributable to the intrinsic dietary fiber constituent, have promising nutraceutical values.
Day 3 full schedule
August 20, 2021 @ 10:00 - 12:00
A possible neuroregeneration on ASIA-A scale using a neurostimulator and combinatorial biologics: Bioquantine® and Wharton’s Jelly mesenchymal stem cells as standardized therapy for no option patients
Joel Isaias Osorio GarciaMD, CEO,Founder
REGENERAGE® Clinic - Bioquark, Inc.
A complete spinal cord injury (SCI) is the complete sensory and motor loss below the site of spinal cord injury following acute or chronic destruction, compression, or ischemia of the spinal cord. It constitutes an inestimable public health issue. The most crucial phase in the pathophysiological process of SCI concerns the well-known secondary injury, which is the uncontrolled and destructive cascade occurring later with aberrant molecular signaling, inflammation, vascular changes, and secondary cellular dysfunctions. The use of our combinatorial biologics based in the combination of a unique polypeptide (Bioquantine®) and Wharton’s Jelly or Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UCMSCs) specifically Wharton’s Jelly derivate ones represents one of the most important and promising and now safe and tested strategy to stimulate the neuroregeneration. This combinatorial method attract, among the other sources and types of stem cells, increased because of their ease of isolation/preservation and their properties. In this review, the therapeutic role of MSCs is discussed, together with their properties, application, limitations, and future perspectives. However, despite our deeper understanding of the molecular changes occurring after initial insult to the spinal cord, the cure for paralysis remains elusive. The current treatment of SCI is limited to early administration of high dose steroids to mitigate the harmful effect of cord edema that occurs after SCI and to reduce the cascade of secondary delayed SCI. An array of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from various sources with novel and promising strategies are being developed to improve function after SCI. In this review, we briefly discuss the pathophysiology of spinal cord injuries and characteristics and the potential sources of MSCs that can be used in the treatment of SCI. Our evidence and science based method (as we previously demonstrated with a patient 2 years ago) is showing a promising alternative on the ASIA- A classification SCI. Added to it, we utilized an improved delivery method (making it ambulatory) for the in situ application of subdural Whaton’s Jelly MSCs and a unique polypeptide (Bioquantine®). Thereafter we proceeded with the intrathecal application of an advanced neurostimulator biomedical system obtaining improved results and faster clinical recovery after only 5 weeks of the started translational protocol.
A comprehensive representation of Persian Integrative Medicine and a historic pharmacopoeia – Translation and Reassessment
Mahnaz KazemipoorPost Doc Researcher
Persian Integrative Medicine
History is a valuable resource and provides the basis for a sustainable corpus of information and a distinctive profile of experiences in times of great global flux. Persian medicine places considerable emphasis on a holistic approach to science and health for human well-being and societal development.
The famous Persian medicine scientists made a pivotal contribution to the development and progress of medical sciences and pharmaceutical practices through their treatises on the essential role of nutrition and natural medicine in the treatment of ailments and for promoting health. Special concepts were developed for the integration of complementary therapies for the body, mind, and soul (holistic health) by providing comprehensive text books.
One of the most famous and comprehensive Persian pharmacopoeias is the Makhzan-ol-Adviya (The Treasury of Medicaments) authored by Aghili Alavi Khorasani. Aghili, as he is known, was one of the prominent Persian physicians of the early 18th century A.D. In The Treasury of Medicaments, Aghili provided a holistic approach to human health, well-being, and treatment from many different perspectives, including ontology, pharmacy, nutrition, philosophy, astrology, etc. Moreover, Aghili followed the Persian medicine principles of a medical system that are based on temperament and personalized medicine.
This study offers an updated interpretation of this historical Persian pharmacopoeia using modern medical terms and research to provide a more accurate and contemporary understanding of Persian Integrative Medicine. Since most of the disorders are due to a lack of harmony with nature, and Persian medicine, as handed down over the centuries, encompasses a variety of natural healing practices, it is hoped that bringing these traditional references up to date, could provide multidimensional ideas and concepts for the promotion and development of integrative medicine including spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health, in addition to overall well-being.
Swasthya Santulan Medicare Pvt Ltd. India
Pulse is one of the most important diagnostic tool used from ancient times, which needs accuracy and focus. Unlike any other
faculty of medicine, this age old science of alternative healing is a study of ‘energy’ which neither can be measured nor be seen .It
can only be palpated at the wrist. Palpation and its interpretation bring forth the detail analysis of energy and its patterns and thus
further can be accurately diagnose the exact illness or disorder. This is called a ‘’ Pulse diagnosis.’’
Because of the need of going deeper into my own understanding and knowledge, I started researching and studying this subject
intensely and got some extraordinary results.
Following is the brief summary of my findings so far as my research is going on at present.
THE PULSE & DIAGNOSIS PATTERNS
The Pulse has dynamism, fluidity, and changeability. It is multi-dimensional in depth, rate, rhythm, strength, shape etc reflecting the
overall wellbeing in person, identifying the state of mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
The Pulse is the study of around 1,00,000 patients so far, has shown me a clear, multi- layered and textured picture of these
dimensions. This led me go deeper into analyzing it further, to finally find approximately 100 definite patterns, proving as the most
effective guiding tool in diagnosing the complete ill and/or otherwise condition of patients and help to understand the line of
treatment and prognosis of the disease.