2021 North American Acupuncture & Traditional

Chinese Medicine Expert Summit Forum

(June 4-6/2021, Webinar)

In June, the North American landscape is full of green grass and flowers. The 1st North American TCM and Acupuncture Experts Summit Forum (Internet Conference) will be held on June 4-6 in picturesque and romantic Montreal, Canada. The conference this year focuses on the prevention and treatment of pain, women’s health, sub-health and infectious diseases, with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine!

This conference is a world class banquet of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine which is jointly organized by the Quebec Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the American Alliance of Acupuncture, the Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada, and the American Institute of  Acupuncture. The preparatory work for this congress has been greatly supported by many academic and scientific research institutions, such as the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and Beijing World Training Base of Chinese Medicine.

This is unprecedented world’s highest academic conference of Chinese medicine and acupuncture in 2021 is a must-see!  We are so fortunate to have two Honored National (China) Masters of Chinese medicine, Professor Lu Zhizheng and Professor Chai Songyan, both present at the conference at the same time! How lucky we are to have this chance to hear the teachings from the masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine!  33 internationally renowned experts in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and integrative medicine from North America, China, and the United Kingdom will present keynote speeches to deliver their treasures and share their experiences. As an acupuncture and TCM practitioner, it would be a huge disappointment to miss this once in a life-time conference! We believe this conference will greatly improve the academic level of TCM acupuncture and moxibustion in North America. We know that the presenters at this conference will make important contributions to the education and development of TCM acupuncture and moxibustion in North America.

In order to help all the participants benefit from the conference, all the speech experts’ PPTs are bilingual in Chinese and English, and the Chinese speech experts will provide simultaneous English translation in the webinar! Those who need continuing education credits will receive a certificate.  After the conference, all participants will be able to log on to www.aacmc.ca to watch the video free of charge!

We sincerely welcome and encourage you to attend the 1st North American TCM Acupuncture Experts Summit Forum in 2021! Welcome to Montreal, the romantic capital of “Little Paris of North America”.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference!

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Keynote Speakers

National Master Prof. Zhizheng Lu

National Master Prof. Songyan Chai

prof. ZHIZHENG LU
prof. ZHIZHENG LU
Topic: Analysis of Self-Made “Respectively Three-Way-Elimination Drinks”. An abstract of the Essence of Treating Covid-19 Type of Pneumonia by using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Lu, Zhizheng was born in 1920 and is a TCM clinician. He is currently the chief physician, professor, senior researcher, doctor, postdoctoral supervisor of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and editor-in-chief of the World Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. He was a member of the 6th, 7th and 8th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a member of the Medical Health and Sports Committee, a member of the Pharmacopoeia Committee of the People’s Republic of China, a member of the New Drug Review Committee of the State Food and Drug Administration for 1 to 3 terms, a member of the National Committee on the Assessment of the Protected Traditional Chinese Medicinal Products, and a member of the Ministry of Health Member of the review committee; He also served as the director, vice chairman, advisor of Beijing Chinese Medicine Association, the editor of “Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine”, “Journal of Chinese Medicine”, Chinese Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc.; In 2008, he was appraised as a representative inheritance of national intangible cultural heritage in traditional medicine area; In 2009, he was awarded the titles of “Capital Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine” and “Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine”. From 1974 to 2016, he was granted the “Advanced Individual”, “Outstanding Contribution” and “Excellent Expert” awards by the Central Health Commission.

  Lu, Zhizheng advocated the doctrine of Spleen and Stomach, and doctrine of epidemic febrile disease. He not only creatively applied the method of regulating the spleen and stomach to the treatment of “chest paralysis”, which opened up a new way for the prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, but also applied the doctrine of pidemic febrile disease to the rescue of patients with massive iron burns and the prevention and treatment of SARS. He attached importance to the study of “paralysis” and “dampness” in Chinese medicine and advocated “dry paralysis” and “postpartum paralysis”. He also proposed the new argument that “dampness is not only in the south, but also in the north”, which strongly promoted the development of related disciplines. He believed that evidence-based treatment is the living “soul” of Chinese medicine, and should not be limited by Western medical disease terms. In the composition of prescriptions and dispensing of medicines, the medicine should not be more but more precise, the quantity should not be large but focusing on the disease, and it is important to be light and flexible to hit the disease mechanism, and at the same time, the ability of the spleen and stomach to transport and transform must be taken into account, forming an academic thought of “regulating the spleen and stomach”. He advocates that the holistic advantages of Chinese medicine should be fully utilized, and advocates the concept of comprehensive treatment, which is “combining acupuncture and medicine, combining internal and external use, matching medicine and food, and treating body and mind together”. He recommended that in the face of major health emergencies, TCM practitioners should be allowed to be on the front line, so as to give full play to the strengths of TCM in treating emergency cases. He has edited and published more than 10 books, including “Lu Zhizheng’s Yi Lin Ji Ye”, “Chinese Medicine Evidence and Treatment of Dampness Diseases” and “Lu Zhizheng’s Medical Series”, and has published more than 100 academic papers.

 

Abstract

Since the dawn of human history, we have never stopped fighting against the epidemic diseases.  For thousands of years, we have accumulated the rich experiences during our battles against those diseases. Treatise on Cold Diseases, Treatise on Epidemic Diseases as well as Treatise on Febrile Diseases, etc., were all developed through the difficult clinical battles, thus the clinical experiences.

Dr. Lu believes that patterns of Cold Diseases/typhoid fever moves horizontally from the exterior to the interior.  Therefor, the treatment principle should be regulating the skin surface by using spicy warm methods. If the disease attacks the upper body, treatment should be using spicy cold methods as well as obstructing the San Jiao (Three Burners) pathways.  When epidemic diseases attack the Upper Jiao, the treatment principle should be based on the exterior & interior theory. Treatment should be focused on eliminating the pathogens through Mo Yuan (TCM term refers to the areas of half exterior & half interior).  The above three main treatment principles are inseparable.  They must be used in combination in order to eliminate the epidemic diseases.

Dr. Lu believes that the clinical manifestations of the Covid-19 Pneumonia are a very complex pathological process. Its characteristics are as the follows:

  1. Different evil pathogens: Wind, Heat, Dampness, Turbidity (turbid energy), Dryness, Stagnation & Deficiency as well as other evils combined together.
  2. Disease Pathway: Evil pathogen attacks the upper body-Lung and spread over to the internal organs of San Jiao.
  3. Complicated Pathogenesis: the number of evil pathogens bounded together, the blockage of San Jiao pathways, the stagnation between upper & lower pathways, pivotal disconnection between exterior & interior, dry heat with other pathogens filled up inside the body. The above pathogens caused the heat congestion in Lung.

This article explains why TCM can treat Pneumonia caused by Covid-19 virus. And what are the characteristics? It explained in details the different surface-releasing treatment methods by applying the theories in Treatise on Cold Diseases, Treatise on Epidemic Diseases as well as Treatise on Febrile Diseases.  It also has explained the special functions of Yin Qiao San to treat this specific disease. Yin Qiao San has the beneficial functions of clearing, releasing & regulating principles for fever relief. It also explained the etiology of epidemic diseases as well as the pathological mechanism and treatment methods in the primordial fibrosis. By using the fragrant herbs to eliminate the pathogens. That is why the formula called Da Yuan Yin Drink does not have antipyretic products but can reduce fever.  It emphasizes the vital significance of “life relies on breathing movement” in the treatment of Covid-19 induced Pneumonia.

Based on the pathological mechanism of this Covid-19 induced Pneumonia, Dr. Lu created this Self-Made “Respectively Three-Way-Elimination Drinks”. It includes three tactic routings to combat the disease, separate & eliminate the pathogens as well as strategically break through each.  Dr. Lu also modified the formula accordingly by adding fragrant herb to wake up the Spleen, open up the orifice, depress the turbid Qi in the Stomach as well as raise the clear Qi in Spleen. The whole formula aims to release lungs and relieve fever, eliminate phlegm and relieve cough, regulate lung collaterals, penetrate membrane, regulate the middle and reduce turbidity.

When applying this formula, the practitioners should modify accordingly based on the individual symptoms.  The practitioners need to have a clearing understanding of the mechanism of this formula. That is the essence of the Tao Of Medicine.  The profession of a healer is noble.  Patient’s life is governed in the palm of healer’s hands. I wrote this clumsy piece during the current epidemic period.  I sincerely hope you enjoy my article and will be glad to receive any suggestions you would like to share with me.

DR.  Jinghua LU
DR. Jinghua LU
Topic: Analysis of Self-Made “Respectively Three-Way-Elimination Drinks”. An abstract of the Essence of Treating Covid-19 Type of Pneumonia by using Traditional Chinese Medicine

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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As the academic successor of Lu, Zhizheng, the first “master of traditional Chinese medicine”, he is the visiting researcher of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture of the National Palace Museum Research Institute, vice president of the rheumatism professional committee in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association, the standing member of the First Yi Shui School Research Committee of the Hebei Chinese Medicine and Pharmaceutical Association, and the advisor of the Japan Judo Medical School in Japan.

He graduated from the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (former Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine) with a master’s degree in the 82nd class, and he studied with Mr. Dong Demao, a famous veteran Chinese medicine doctor. He worked in the Department of Internal Medicine of Guang’anmen Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After that, he was engaged in clinical and teaching work,  and served as a director of the Japanese Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a permanent lecturer of the Japanese Society of Chinese Medicine and Pharmaceutical Research. He has introduced Chinese medicine on Japanese television and radio, and has published articles in various magazines and newspapers, including, “中国漢方(Chinese Herbal Medicine)”, “免疫力(Immunity)”, “中医学基礎(Fundamentals of Chinese medicine)” (co-author), “腦と心臓の血管は丹参で蘇る(B Brain and heart vessels are sued by Danshen)” (co-author). He also attended the TV shows in China, including “Yangshengtang” in Beijing TV Station and other related TV shows in Hebei TV Station, Tianjin TV Station. He is also the author of the books “No Disease to Heaven” (1) and “No Disease to Heaven” (2), and other books such as “Lu Zhi Zheng’s Medical Series”.

 

Abstract

Since the dawn of human history, we have never stopped fighting against the epidemic diseases.  For thousands of years, we have accumulated the rich experiences during our battles against those diseases. Treatise on Cold Diseases, Treatise on Epidemic Diseases as well as Treatise on Febrile Diseases, etc., were all developed through the difficult clinical battles, thus the clinical experiences.

Dr. Lu believes that patterns of Cold Diseases/typhoid fever moves horizontally from the exterior to the interior.  Therefor, the treatment principle should be regulating the skin surface by using spicy warm methods. If the disease attacks the upper body, treatment should be using spicy cold methods as well as obstructing the San Jiao (Three Burners) pathways.  When epidemic diseases attack the Upper Jiao, the treatment principle should be based on the exterior & interior theory. Treatment should be focused on eliminating the pathogens through Mo Yuan (TCM term refers to the areas of half exterior & half interior).  The above three main treatment principles are inseparable.  They must be used in combination in order to eliminate the epidemic diseases.

Dr. Lu believes that the clinical manifestations of the Covid-19 Pneumonia are a very complex pathological process. Its characteristics are as the follows:

  1. Different evil pathogens: Wind, Heat, Dampness, Turbidity (turbid energy), Dryness, Stagnation & Deficiency as well as other evils combined together.
  2. Disease Pathway: Evil pathogen attacks the upper body-Lung and spread over to the internal organs of San Jiao.
  3. Complicated Pathogenesis: the number of evil pathogens bounded together, the blockage of San Jiao pathways, the stagnation between upper & lower pathways, pivotal disconnection between exterior & interior, dry heat with other pathogens filled up inside the body. The above pathogens caused the heat congestion in Lung.

This article explains why TCM can treat Pneumonia caused by Covid-19 virus. And what are the characteristics? It explained in details the different surface-releasing treatment methods by applying the theories in Treatise on Cold Diseases, Treatise on Epidemic Diseases as well as Treatise on Febrile Diseases.  It also has explained the special functions of Yin Qiao San to treat this specific disease. Yin Qiao San has the beneficial functions of clearing, releasing & regulating principles for fever relief. It also explained the etiology of epidemic diseases as well as the pathological mechanism and treatment methods in the primordial fibrosis. By using the fragrant herbs to eliminate the pathogens. That is why the formula called Da Yuan Yin Drink does not have antipyretic products but can reduce fever.  It emphasizes the vital significance of “life relies on breathing movement” in the treatment of Covid-19 induced Pneumonia.

Based on the pathological mechanism of this Covid-19 induced Pneumonia, Dr. Lu created this Self-Made “Respectively Three-Way-Elimination Drinks”. It includes three tactic routings to combat the disease, separate & eliminate the pathogens as well as strategically break through each.  Dr. Lu also modified the formula accordingly by adding fragrant herb to wake up the Spleen, open up the orifice, depress the turbid Qi in the Stomach as well as raise the clear Qi in Spleen. The whole formula aims to release lungs and relieve fever, eliminate phlegm and relieve cough, regulate lung collaterals, penetrate membrane, regulate the middle and reduce turbidity.

When applying this formula, the practitioners should modify accordingly based on the individual symptoms.  The practitioners need to have a clearing understanding of the mechanism of this formula. That is the essence of the Tao Of Medicine.  The profession of a healer is noble.  Patient’s life is governed in the palm of healer’s hands. I wrote this clumsy piece during the current epidemic period.  I sincerely hope you enjoy my article and will be glad to receive any suggestions you would like to share with me.

prof. songyan chai
prof. songyan chai
Topic: Discussion on TCM regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy in the treatment of ovarian reserve dysfunction diseases

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Songyan Chai, female, Han nationality, born in October 1929 in Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province, chief physician of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, affiliated to Capital Medical University.

Member of the Academic Department of Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Received Outstanding Contribution Expert Award of the State Council of China, Famous Chinese Traditional Medicine Expert of Beijing, Soong Ching Ling Camphor Tree Award, Honorary Title of Chinese Traditional Medicine Expert.

In 1948, she studied under modern typhoid expert Shenwu Chen. In 1950, she was certified as a Chinese traditional medicine physician. In 1952, she studied in the “First National Specialized Researchers Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine” at Beijing Medical College, and she has been working in Chinese traditional medicine for more than 70 years. She Created “Songyan Chai TCM Gynecology Academic Thought and Technical Experience Knowledge System”, with “Songyan Chai menstrual physiology theory”, “Four most important aspects of the kidney”, “Two yang causes diseases”, “Women’s three theories” and other theories as the core of her thinking; with complying with the cycle, caring for yin blood, applying medicine gently, adjusting qi, and nourishing the lungs and kidneys as her characteristics of clinical thinking and treatment. She is good at tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis, and has formed a complete TCM gynecological disease diagnosis and treatment system, which has a significant impact in the field.

Abstract

Based on the theory of “seed must first regulate menstruation” in ancient Chinese, this paper expounds the necessary conditions of female conception, the elements of regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy in Chinese medicine, the treatment ideas and classic prescriptions. Based on the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease with ovarian reserve dysfunction diseases in modern Chinese medicine, this paper expounds the pathological basis, treatment and prescriptions of related diseases, such as premature ovarian insufficiency, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve in Chinese medicine.

Dr. XIUXIANG TENG
Dr. XIUXIANG TENG
Topic: Discussion on TCM regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy in the treatment of ovarian reserve dysfunction diseases

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Teng Xiuxiang, female, chief physician, director of the Department of Gynecology, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University; professor and postgraduate tutor of Capital Medical University; deputy director of the Department of Gynecology of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The leader and person-in-charge of key specialties in the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; the academic heir of the master of Chinese medicine Chai Songyan, and the person in charge of the “Chai Songyan Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Inheritance Studio”

Standing committee member of the Reproductive Medicine Branch of the Chinese Society of Chinese Medicine, chairman of the Gynecology Professional Committee of the Beijing Integrative Medicine Society, chairman of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Chinese Medicine Gynecology Branch of the Beijing Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Beijing Society of Chinese Medicine Gynecology Professional Committee, Reproductive Professional Committee, and Palace Medicine Vice chairman of the committee, editorial board member of “Chinese Journal of Clinicians” and “Chinese Journal of Reproductive Health”, published more than 50 core journal papers and 6 monographs. In-depth research on difficult gynecological diseases such as ovarian reserve disease, endometriosis, cervical lesions and so on. 

Abstract

Based on the theory of “seed must first regulate menstruation” in ancient Chinese, this paper expounds the necessary conditions of female conception, the elements of regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy in Chinese medicine, the treatment ideas and classic prescriptions. Based on the understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease with ovarian reserve dysfunction diseases in modern Chinese medicine, this paper expounds the pathological basis, treatment and prescriptions of related diseases, such as premature ovarian insufficiency, premature ovarian failure, diminished ovarian reserve in Chinese medicine.

PROF. BAOYAN LIU
PROF. BAOYAN LIU
Topic: Strategies, Methods and Practices to Build up Clinical Evaluation System of TCM Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Dr. Baoyan Liu: Chief Physician, PhD Tutor, Principal Investigator of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Chairman of World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS), President of China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), Fellow of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Traditional Medicine Consultant of World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr. Liu has been committing to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and technology research for many years. He has proposed clinical research paradigms by including characteristics of TCM and has accomplished many fruitful work for the advancement of TCM. At the same time, in the acupuncture field, he has conducted clinical research on acupuncture demonstration, standardization, case registration and more. He has taken the lead in the 973 Program (National Basic Research Program), the 863 Program (State High-Tech Development Plan), the National Science & Technology Pillar Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and 20 more major national projects. He has also held the position of chief scientist for the 973 Program. Dr. Liu has achieved prominent results in multiple research: TCM clinical research methodology, acupuncture standardization research, acupuncture registration research, TCM “preventive treatment of disease”, Chinese and Western medicine in prevention and treatment of SARS and Influenza A virus, TCM in prevention and treatment of H1N1 flu (subtype of Influenza A virus), and prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases such as hand-foot-and-mouth disease, Japanese encephalitis, AIDS and viral hepatitis. Dr. Liu has won 3 second prizes of the State Science and Technology Progress Award as well as 9 first and second prizes of the Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Award. In addition, he has published more than 300 academic papers (including 67 SCI papers with a total impact factor of 104) and 10 books or book chapters.

Abstract

1, Analysis of clinical evaluation problems and challenges

2, Clinical evaluation system for effectiveness of acupuncture

 3, Critical case study of clinical evaluation of acupuncture

 4, Real-world Clinical Study on Chinese Medicine

Dr. bangjiang fang
Dr. bangjiang fang
Topic:TCM Master Zhu Liangchun’s Experience in Treating Critical Illnesses

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Professor Fang Bangjiang, doctoral advisor and post-doctoral advisor. He is the first national Chinese medicine leader designated “Qihuang Scholar”, the Special National State Allowance Specialist, Shanghai Municipality leading talent, Appointed “Hubei Scholar” of Hubei Province, “Outstanding Talented Person” of Qinghai Province, “Xinglin Lecture Professor” of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hubei Province “Hubei Academic Lecture Professor” of Medical University, visiting professor of American International Medical University and visiting professor of European Chinese Medicine Center.

At that time, he was the medical director of the Emergency Medicine Department of Longhua Hospital affiliated to the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was once the team leader of the National Traditional Chinese Medicine Medical Team of the Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He successively studied under Professor Zhu Liangchun, Professor Chao Enxiang, Professor Shen Baofan, the first famous Chinese medicine doctors Chen Ruquan and Professor Chen Shaohong, and the first famous Chinese medicine doctor Zhu Peiting in Shanghai.

He is the academic heir of the famous traditional Chinese medicine school “Menghe Medical School” and Shanghai School of Traditional Chinese Medicine “Gu’s Surgery”, National Regional Medical Center, National Key Clinical Specialty, Key disciplines of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinical Base of Traditional Chinese Medicine, fields of expertise and improvement subjects in Shanghai and Shanghai’s key colleges and other disciplines specialties leader.

He is currently the chairman of the Emergency Branch of the Shanghai Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Deputy Director of the Emergency Branch of Shanghai Medical Association, a member of the National Standing Committee of the Emergency Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, member of the National Standing Committee of the Emergency Branch of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association and Chairman of the Emergency and Critical Care Professional Committee of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, member of the Standing Committee of China Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Endocrinology Professional Committee and chairman of the Critical Care Group, Vice Chairman of the Emergency Branch of the Chinese Society of Chinese Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Professional Committee of the Chinese Integrative Medicine Association, Vice Chairman of the Critical Care Medicine Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Integrative Medicine, Chairman of the Emergency Professional Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Medical Emergency Specialist Consortium, finally, the chairman of the Chinese Emergency Medicine Association of Chinese Medicine and other domestic and foreign academic as a part-time positions.

During the past recent years, he was the first person to have won the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Popularization Award, more than 20 second prizes of the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education, developed several national key research plan projects as the subject leader, worked on more than 20 provincial and ministerial projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China,

So far, he has published more than 200 academic papers in Chinese and foreign journals such as “Critical Care Medicine, CCM”, just to name a few in international articles and journals in the medical critical care specialty. He was the editor-in-chief of 10 academic monographs, of more than 9 national academic textbooks and 8 patents.

 

Abstract

TCM Master Zhu Liangchun has a wealth of academic experience and has made many academic achievements. He always focuses on difficult, critical and emergency cases in clinical practice. This presentation introduces Professor Zhu Liangchun’s experience, expertise and academic perspectives in the treatment of exogenous warm febrile diseases, cardiovascular emergencies and neurological emergencies. The treatment experience with examples and typical case studies are also discussed according to the type of diseases.

Dr. xinsheng zhou
Dr. xinsheng zhou
Topic: “ The clinical application  of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Prevention, First-aid and Treatment of COVID-19 “

Language:English Speaking

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Tom (Xinsheng) Zhou

 

  • PhD in Oriental Medicine from Yuin University
  • Master’s degree of Science In: Plant Protection and Pest Management from UC Davis
  • Master’s degree of Science In: Oriental Medicine from St. Luke University
  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Agriculture Microbiology from Huazhong Agricultural University in China

05/2009 to present, working as apitherapist and from Oct. 2010 also as licensed acupuncturist, service the communities around Alhambra, Los Angeles, San Gabriel, El Monte, Rosemead. 09/2004 to 05/2009: Graduate student in oriental medicine in St. Luke University. Pomona, California. 06/30/2001 to 03/2003: Post graduate researcher in UC Davis, working on the biological control of Varroa mites with Hirsutella thompsonii. 08/24/1998—05/30/2001— Graduate student in plant protection and pest management in UC Davis. 12/4/96—08/24/98: As a private edible fungi advisor in Bay area, San Francisco. 5/1994—12/4/96: Project leader, working on the standardization of fungi product Beauveris bassinia in China, in General Station of Forest Pest Control, Ministry of Forestry, China. 9/1993-12/1993: Advanced training in “the expression of toxic gene of B. t. in E. coli”, at Bio-science Lab of Ministry of Agriculture, China. 1/1991-1/1996: Vice project leader: Working on the IPM of Japanese beetle, in General Station of Forest Pest Control. 4/1989-1/1991: A visiting scholar in UC Berkeley, working on the IPM of elm leaf beetle and studying the IPM of Forest Pest at UC. Berkeley. 7/1987-5/1989: Research assistant; working on the control of pine caterpillar, in General Station of Forest Pest Control. 5/1987-7/1987: Research assistant; guiding farmers to produce edible fungi. 8/1983-5/1987: Research assistant; working on pine wilt disease, in Forest Plant Quarantine Institute, Ministry of Forestry, China. 9/16/1979-8/15/1983: Undergraduate student in Dept. of Soil Science, Major in Agriculture Microbiology in Huazhong Agriculture University. B.Sc. gained on July 3, 1983. Selected Publications: 1) Virulence and site of infection of the fungus, Hirsutella thompsonii, to the honey bee ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol. 81: 185-195,2002. 2) Response of Ants to Deterrent Factors Produced by the Symbiotic Bacteria of Entomopathogenic Nematodes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol.68no12, 6202-6209, 2002. 3) The Studying on Using Entomopathogenic Nematode to Control White Grub Blitopertha pallidipennis Reitter. Forest Pest and Disease, No 3: 14-16, 1996 4) Bioassay of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and its usage in the standardization of the fungi products. Forest Pest and Disease, No 2: 1-3, 1996 5) Factors affecting the bioassay of B. t. products, Forest Pest and Disease, No 3:27-30, 1994. 6) A preliminary study on the pre-treatment of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana to enhance its pathogenicity. Programs and Abstracts, Sixth National Symposium on Desinsectional Microorganism of China 4: 02-05, p140; 1996. 7) Application of using electrostatic duster to control pine caterpillar, Forest Research, Vol. 8mem, p195, 1995. 8) IPM of white grub Blitopertha pallidipennis Reitter. Forest Pest and Disease, No. 3:35-37, 1993. 9) The biological effect of M-one (B. t. i.) on lady beetle Olla abdominalis, Forest Pest and Disease, No.2: 19-20, 1992

 

Abstract

Ever since last year’s worldwide rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the American Alliance of Acupuncture (AAOA) immediately and vigorously participated in the anti-epidemic campaign. The Anti-epidemic Rescue Team of AAOA was established at once, calling on acupuncturists from all states in the U.S. to sign up. More than 50 acupuncturists responded enthusiastically and started the anti-epidemic work as soon as possible. In addition to the online and offline use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture and moxibustion, to treat patients who were urgently seeking help, they also actively signed up to respond to the call of state and local governments to urgently recruit medical personnel to fight the epidemic in frontline hospitals. Later, because acupuncturists had not been categorized as frontline physicians, the applications from acupuncturists for anti-epidemic rescue were declined. Although they could not be directly involved in the rescue team of major frontline hospitals, the AAOA’s rescue team did not give up the goal of assiduously joining in the anti-epidemic operation. AAOA then diligently kept in close contact with state and local government departments and officials, zealously responded to participation, and assisted in the recruitment of various anti-epidemic volunteers. AAOA intensively donated materials needed for the medical disaster relief to mobile field hospitals as well as various disaster relief departments and victims in the epidemic disaster area. When the epidemic was raging, many acupuncturists in the AAOA’s rescue team still held firm to their position, accomplished their professional duties, heroically and wholeheartedly helped patients in urgent need, and saved many  patients and family members. These acupuncturists’ action demonstrated the significance and the clinical effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, a medical branch with thousands of years history in pandemic control. It also disseminated the application of TCM in anti-epidemic overseas.  Through these actual participations, the clinical curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture was applied in the emergency prevention and treatment of COVID-19.  It is our hope that TCM and acupuncture could be accepted into the mainstream first-line medical profession as soon as possible, and make unremitting efforts and contributions to better serve the health of the people in the world.

Dr. Michelle Lau
Dr. Michelle Lau
Topic: “ The clinical application  of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Prevention, First-aid and Treatment of COVID-19 “

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President of American Alliance of Acupuncture、Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Associations、American Institute of Acupuncture、American Association of Acupuncture and TCM. Vice Principal of USA Campus of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Presidential Executive board member of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Society.  Founders and CEO of Sacramento Acupuncture Center、 SanFrancisco Acupuncture Clinic、 Fremont Acupuncture Center、 Hauder Culture Foundation International. Founder and Co-Editor of Acupuncture & Electroacupuncture Evidence-based Guideline. The first Acupuncture professional Guideline was accepted and approved by National Guideline Clearance house and California Senate Industrial Committee.(2004 CAOMA Copy right Version). Consultant and Subject Matter Expert for the California Acupuncture Board, and also the examiner & Chief Examiner for California State board  licensed Examination since early 1990’ s to 2006. Over 20 years of heavily involvement to lead California and Federal Acupuncture’s legislation measurements for the Acupuncture profession. The recent years of some major accomplishments such as for:                  

*Continue to ensure and elevate American unified Acupuncture doctorate education standard(2001-current).

*remaining California Acupuncturist’s right legally to use “MA Huang” -Herbal Ephedra(2003).                               

*Regain Acupuncture coverage back to California Worker Compensation System.(2005)

*Remove unfair Taxing finally on Chinese herb medicine after 14 year legislation process. (2009)

*Acupuncture treatment was included in Obama Health care.(2012)

* legislation bill passed for ensuring legal Acupuncture doctorate professional Title with proper training. (2012)

*Successfully Defeated and Stoped Physical Therapists use Dry needle illegally to practice  acupuncture in California.(2019)

*Acupuncture finally being accepting in Federal Medicare System after almost 30 years of persistent hard works from Acupuncture profession. (2019)

*Most recently on 10-30-20 the Public Law bill 116-185 passed, Acupuncture treatment is one of the 13 health related service that will be soon considered open for the Veterans. (2020)

During the global pandemic critical & difficult time, alliance teams up profession collaboration action diligently and actively working on the assistance of pandemic frontline, aiming to take good care of patients who were suffered with COVID-19 and seeking for help with Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine. We have done a good work.(2020-2021)                

It is a great and unique opportunity for us To continuously to promote TCM and Acupuncture effectiveness largely into global health systems and being accepted into overseas mainstream.

 

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Ever since last year’s worldwide rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the American Alliance of Acupuncture (AAOA) immediately and vigorously participated in the anti-epidemic campaign. The Anti-epidemic Rescue Team of AAOA was established at once, calling on acupuncturists from all states in the U.S. to sign up. More than 50 acupuncturists responded enthusiastically and started the anti-epidemic work as soon as possible. In addition to the online and offline use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture and moxibustion, to treat patients who were urgently seeking help, they also actively signed up to respond to the call of state and local governments to urgently recruit medical personnel to fight the epidemic in frontline hospitals. Later, because acupuncturists had not been categorized as frontline physicians, the applications from acupuncturists for anti-epidemic rescue were declined. Although they could not be directly involved in the rescue team of major frontline hospitals, the AAOA’s rescue team did not give up the goal of assiduously joining in the anti-epidemic operation. AAOA then diligently kept in close contact with state and local government departments and officials, zealously responded to participation, and assisted in the recruitment of various anti-epidemic volunteers. AAOA intensively donated materials needed for the medical disaster relief to mobile field hospitals as well as various disaster relief departments and victims in the epidemic disaster area. When the epidemic was raging, many acupuncturists in the AAOA’s rescue team still held firm to their position, accomplished their professional duties, heroically and wholeheartedly helped patients in urgent need, and saved many  patients and family members. These acupuncturists’ action demonstrated the significance and the clinical effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, a medical branch with thousands of years history in pandemic control. It also disseminated the application of TCM in anti-epidemic overseas.  Through these actual participations, the clinical curative effect of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture was applied in the emergency prevention and treatment of COVID-19.  It is our hope that TCM and acupuncture could be accepted into the mainstream first-line medical profession as soon as possible, and make unremitting efforts and contributions to better serve the health of the people in the world.

Dr. luquan chen
Dr. luquan chen
Topic: Xinwu‘s Clinical research on treating Rhinitis by puncturing sphenopalatine ganglion

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Luquan Chen,male,associate chief physician, PHD from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,who was the responsible person of Acupuncture Department, Beijing Tongren Hospital, responsible person of Inheritance Base for Acupuncture-Moxibustion of TCM World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies(WFAS) Beijing, China. Permanent member of Younger Committee in China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion , Permanent member of Beijing Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion,permanent member of Allergic Branch Association in Beijing Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Elected as Oversea member of American Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine , visiting professor of Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Healthy care expert of the academy of China society and science.

Proselytizing disciple of Prof. Xinwu Li, good at treating Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases by puncturing sphenopalatine ganglion. Worked as Clinical faculty adviser in China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and English and TCM teacher in Capital University of Medical Science. Invited to make speech and training acupuncture skill by USA, Russia, Spain, Australia ,Brazil ,England,France and other countries . Invited to make interviews in some CCTV or Beijing TV programs about Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology diseases for 4 times. Awarded First Prize in 2019 and Third Prize in 2021 in clinical scientific practical Prize of China Acupuncture Association.

Abstract

Allergic rhinitis(AR) is one kind of common diseases with High incidence rate in recent several years in the world. It leads easily to allergic asthma and other connected diseases.   Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) puncturing on rhinitis is a modern acupuncture method which follows around the nerves with the theory of combining Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medicine, which was created by Professor Li xinwu of Tongren  Hospital in 1968.It is different as Traditional  Acupuncture method which follows around the channels. Dr.Chenluquan who is Professor Li’s disciple, lead the research team and has ever proved that SPG puncturing can relieve the symptoms of AR in multicenter and large sample test.

DR.  JIULIN Wang
DR. JIULIN Wang
Topic: Treatment of Postpartum Depression with TCM / Acupuncture

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Dr. Jiulin Wang has both MD and MSc. Degrees in TCM from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he was also a faculty member. He has received manual osteopathic therapist designation from the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada in 2020, honoured with distinction. He has taught TCM/Acupuncture in many universities from China, US, and Canada. Currently, Dr. Jiulin Wang is an associate professor and past chair of the Acupuncture Program at Grant MacEwan University. He is also a founding member of Bethune Oriental Medicine Center, a largest Acupuncture clinic in Alberta, where he provides private TCM/Acupuncture service to the public.

Jiulin is dedicated to biomedical research. He finished two terms of post-doctoral fellowship training in the Neuroscience Department of Louisiana State University and Oregon Health Science University, USA. He has partnered with the Pulmonary Research Centre, University of Alberta, to finish an Acupuncture research project on COPD. As strong background in neuroscience, Dr. Wang focuses his research interests on pain management and mental health. He has published more than 30 professional papers and books. Jiulin has been invited to deliver both professional and public speeches all over the world. Dr. Wang has been an expert reviewer of ICD-11 TM code and Chinese medicine Terminology invited by World Health Organization (WHO). He has been sitting on three professional journals as an editorial board member in the past 6 years.

Since 2001, Jiulin has been an active member of the Acupuncture and TCM profession in Alberta. Since 2007, he has served as interim council of the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta (CAAA). In 2010, 2012, 2014, he was elected as a CAAA council member, serving as secretary and treasurer separately.  Currently Dr. Wang sits on conduct and competence committee in CAAA, and vice president of Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada (AACMC).

Abstract

Postpartum depression, commonly called “baby blues”, refers to depression experienced in the postpartum period. Such depression may appear with 24 hours of delivery. This type of depression is very common in west world, and may lead to serious health consequence for a woman.

Postpartum depression shares similar pathology with general depression, but is not completely the same. The mechanism may be different from general depression. Due to the breast feeding, many drugs are not feasible to the woman and baby. TCM Acupuncture treatment provides a valuable and reliable alternative. Pathophysiologic features of postpartum, like qi and blood deficiency and blood stasis, must be compromised when we treat postpartum depression. Treating a person to improve her constitution is as important as treatment of illness.

The presentation also emphasizes the importance of TCM cultural education on the recovery of postpartum depression.

DR. Nina Fuller-Shavel

DR. Nina Fuller-Shavel

Topic: Acupuncture and TCM interventions in PCOS and Endometriosis- Evidence and Integrative Medicine Practice

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Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is an Integrative Medicine doctor with degrees in Medicine and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the College of Medicine. Alongside her science and medical training, Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, integrative medicine, health coaching, herbal medicine, yoga, mindfulness and other mind-body approaches.

Dr Fuller-Shavel is the Director of Synthesis Clinic, an award-winning multidisciplinary integrative medicine practice in Hampshire, specializing in women’s health, gut health and mental health. She combines her clinical work in complex women’s health cases and supporting patients with breast and gynecological cancer with education and training for healthcare professionals and research in precision cancer medicine and precision health with a wide approach incorporating multiple therapeutic modalities.

Abstract

Complex multisystem women’s health conditions, such as PCOS and endometriosis, carry a significant morbidity burden and may be difficult to treat with conventional care alone. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a multisystem inflammatory endocrinopathy and a major cause of anovulatory infertility in women of reproductive age, also carrying risk of long-term complications such as diabetes, endometrial cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Integrative management, including acupuncture and TCM alongside lifestyle approaches, can have a profound effect in PCOS, improving ovulation rates and normalising cycle disturbances, as well as managing the wider hormonal milieu. Endometriosis is a complex gynaecological disorder characterised by inflammation, angiogenesis, oestrogen dominance and progesterone resistance. Evidence shows that acupuncture can improve pain and CA125 levels in endometriosis, and TCM may affect the development of endometriosis by regulating inflammation, angiogenesis and nervous system-associated pathways in endometriosis-associated pain. Integrative approaches using acupuncture and TCM may significantly improve symptom management in complex multisystem gynaecological disorders, such as PCOS and endometriosis, reducing medication burden and improving quality of life for patients.

Dr. Jinhong Liu
Dr. Jinhong Liu
Topic: Qian Kun Nuo Qi Needling Method and Tumor Analgesia
 

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John Jin Hong Liu, R.Ac & RTCMP received his bachelor degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Nanjing University of TCM, his master degree in Acupuncture and his doctor degree in TCM Internal Medicine(Oncology) from Zhejiang Chinese Medical University.

He is the principal of John & Jenny TCM College, president of John & Jenny TCM Clinic Centre, and Director of John & Jenny TCM Cancer Centre, vice-president of The Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada  (AACMC) , honoured researcher at International Collaboration Centre of TCM Clinical Research (Canada) ,council member of Canadian Association of Cancer Support, currently guest professor at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine teaching TCM classical literatures and previously professor at Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a medical doctor at its affiliated TCM Hospital. 

 

He started to clinically practice Chinese medicine from 1988, using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat various pain disorders, paralytic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases. He is the founder of TCM and Acupuncture Combined Target Treatment and Three-level Target Diagnostic Method

inventor of various acupuncture needling techniques including “one-needle multi-directional needling technique ”, “five constituent needling technique” and “heaven-earth qi-moving needling technique”  and has written 2 books – “ TCM and Acupuncture Combined Clinical Essentials I & II”. He also successfully applied the unique acupuncture and Chinese medicine target treatment to tumour, internal medicine and gynecology. The results are clinically proven to be significant. Dr. Liu has won many advanced science and technology awards in the departmental and provincial level. He published up to sixty essays on professional magazines both at home and aboard, participated in the writing of many professional books and was one of the judges for the Chinese National Science Foundation. His project, The Analysis of  Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Target Treatment, was strongly supported by the Chinese National Science Foundation and the Zhejiang Provincial Health Care Outstanding Scholarship.

Abstract

Based on the pathogenesis of cancer pain – meridian qi deficiency and upper and lower qi flow being obstructed by substantial tumor, Qian Kun Nuo Qi needling method guides the qi of Qian and Kun from heaven and earth levels to gather in human level, high-effectively clearing the obstructed meridian qi to relieve the sharp pain of cancer. This paper detailedly introduces the specific operational approaches of Qian Kun Nuo Qi needling method, and puts the clinical cases as the example to illustrate the applications of the needling method in tumor Analgesia.

Dr. Guojian HUang
Dr. Guojian HUang
Topic: The application of Mini Ren Acupuncture in Treating Refractory Pain

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Dr. Guojian Huang had 11 years training of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), China.  Dr. Guojian Huang started his medical training at Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (now Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine) in 1983, and then he was a residency doctor and a faculty member in the Internal Medicine of Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1988.  He pursued his Master degree at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1991 to 1994. Dr. Huang received his PhD in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 1997. Dr. Huang was physician doctor and specialist worked at the Beijing-China Friendship Clinical Medicine Research Institute. Dr.Huang then took a postdoctoral position at the University of Manitoba Medical School in Canada in 1998.

Dr. Huang spent over 30 years practice in China and Canada. Since 2005, Dr. Huang has established a private practice at Ankang Acupuncture Healing Center in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Huang is specialized in Mini-Ren Acupuncture Therapy, Acupoint Catgut-Embedding Therapy, Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling (FSN) for pain management and treatment of infertility, various common and difficult diseases.

He has edited and authored the “Collections of Single Chinese Herbal Medicine Application”, “Collections of Single Acupuncture Point Application “, and co-edited the “Full Book of Health Care for Middle-aged People”. Dr. Huang has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 

Currently, Dr. Huang is the President of the Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada (AACMC), President of the Canadian Ankang Acupuncture Healing Center, President of Manitoba Professional Acupuncture Association (MPAA), President of the Canada Mini-Ren Acupuncture Therapy Association, President of the Canadian Branch of the World TCM Acupoint Catgut-Embedding Therapy Society, Vice President of the Canadian Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (CIAAMR), and Executive Director of the World Chinese Forum of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He also serves as Executive Director of the Zhongjing Heritage and Innovation Professional Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Dr. Huang is an active member of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and member of the Canadian Pain Society (CPS).

 Dr. Huang is dedicated to promoting fundamental principles and healing approach of Mini-Ren Acupuncture Therapy. Dr Huang has been invited as mentor of Mini-Ren Acupuncture Therapy for Pain Management training courses in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, as well as in European countries in the past 2 years.

Abstract

Intractable pain is a common ailment in an acupuncture clinic! It is estimated that about 20-30% of soft tissue injury pain is refractory pain lasting from 6 months to many years. Various treatments, including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, chiropractic and manual treatment can only temporally relieve the pain, and then the patient suffers a relapse again with poor long-term results. Because there is no specific treatment, many patients rely on long-term use of painkillers to maintain daily life and work, and their quality of life is significantly lower than the normal population. The characteristics of refractory pain with soft tissue injury include: 1) long-term and recurrent pain, which can be triggered or aggravated by a variety of causes; 2) pain that can be widespread or only localized; 3) pain that is sometimes accompanied by numbness and cold limbs; 4) during palpation, there are obvious round or cord-shaped pain nodules, tender nodules, high tension of local skin and muscle, and hard texture in the pain area.

After many years’ studying of fascial trigger point theory and scar adhesion theory, Dr. Guojian Huang pointed out that the fascial trigger points were immature scar tissues with inflammatory reactions which were the cause of refractory pain of soft tissue injury related. Such immature scar tissue not only produces local tenderness and pain. At the same time, scar tissue between soft tissues such as myofascial and skin leads to increased friction during exercise, resulting in secondary soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction. Again this kind of scar adhesive tissue will also produce compression symptoms on local vascular nerve tissue causing limb coldness, numbness, and discomfort.

A Mini Ren Acupuncture (MRA) needle has a tiny blade on the top of needle and it works on the superficial myofascial trigger points and scar tissues. Although the depth of the needle’s insertion is generally less than one centimeter, it has a stimulating effect the same as a needle. It also has a special advantage of a blade cutting effect, especially on myofascial trigger points and adhesive scar tissues to eliminate the root cause of intractable pain. MRA not only can make magical pain relief effects quickly, but also can obtain long-term treatment effects to achieve the result of curing intractable pain of soft tissue injury! MRA is a safe and effective acupuncture therapy which should be promoted to the world to help patients get relief from refractory pain!

Dr. David Dong Liu
Dr. David Dong Liu
Topic: TCM channel’s Kinesiology Taping for Posterior Pelvic Pain in Pregnant Women

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Prof. David Dong Liu holds a doctoral degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. In 2017/18/19, David Liu became a member of the Neurosciences Initiative Steering Committee at Georgian College. He has been teaching and practicing Taiji, Qigong, Acupuncture and functional rehabilitation exercises for over 20 years. In addition to teaching, David is contributing to a training manual of “TCM channels’ Kin-Taping”, and assisting translation of an award-winning Acupuncture textbook “Clinical TCM Needle Insertion Pathway Anatomy” and “Illustrations of 14 Meridians Sinews Myofascial Zone.” In his clinical practice, David specializes in caring for clients with bladder and bowel dysfunction due to spinal injury. He has also provided care as a team therapist to international caliber figure skaters at national and international competitions.  David is active in research, focusing on the use of acupuncture to manage pain and the use of Taiji to promote mindfulness and physical wellbeing in community.  He enjoys practicing Taiji and has competed both in Toronto national and International Taiji championships.  His commitment and passion for Qigong, Taiji, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) earned him the Toronto International TCM Award for Acupuncture Development and Contribution Canada in October 2018.

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Key words: TCM channels, Kinesiology taping, posterior pelvic pain in pregnant women 

Posterior pelvic pain (PPP) is pain felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of the pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The pain is often felt deep in the lower back and can be occurred on one or both sides of back. In some cases, pain radiates down to the buttock and the back of the thigh. There are rich history and experiences in TCM Channels treatment for lower back pain. This lecture is applying TCM channels’ theory in Kinesiology taping for posterior pelvic pain in pregnant women.

The outline:

  1. The structure and function of channels system in posterior pelvic region
  2. Brief view of TCM channels in pregnant women
  3. Understand the posterior pelvic pain in pregnant women
  4. The application of Kinesiology taping
  5. Cases Studies
  6. Discussion and Conclusion
Dr. Liye Zhao
Dr. Liye Zhao
Topic: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Regulates Vagus Nerve for Essence, Qi and Spirit (EQS)

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Liye Zhao, MD and Ph. D. China, an acupuncturist in Alberta, Canada, has a clinic and an herbal product license and production base from Health Canada. Dr. Zhao has served as the examiner and chairman of the Alberta Acupuncture License examination committee for more than ten years, and has served as the Alberta Acupuncture Council for many years. Dr. Zhao graduated from Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Peking University (Beijing Medical University) and Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He received strict education in Chinese and Western medicine system over 11 years.  He has been practicing medicine in Canada and China for more than 36 years and has rich academic and clinical experience in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, infertility and cancer.

 Dr. Zhao specializes in treating hundreds of patients with chronic metabolic diseases and their complications every year, focusing on conditioning the autonomic nervous system, treating different diseases with the same treatment, eliminating evil, strengthening the body, and strengthening the body immune and hormonal  balance through Yin and Yang balance capsules, Qi and Blood tonifying  capsule, and acupuncture with Chinese medicine granules and capsules can reduce blood sugar, lipids, blood pressure, uric acid, PSA, and C-reflective protein to eliminate pathogenic factors. The immediate  effect is remarkable. It can be repeatedly verified and is easy to use. It meets the Canadian natural supplements GMP standard. There are 13 NPN certified and GMP standard products. Combining traditional Chinese medicine with the requirements of modern society and science, it demonstrates the effects of acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment.

Abstract

vagus nerve stimulation as a potential treatment for a variety of conditions, including headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, bipolar disorder, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.

I have been using the traditional acupuncture points, combined with appropriate Chinese herb medicine, combined with flexible and characteristic disease differentiation and syndrome differentiation, enhance the efficacy to be able to surpass western medicine or other therapies. Sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerves are the two sides of yin and yang. Based on the vagus nerve, the relationship between its physiology and pathology and disease is studied, and the traditional Chinese medicine treatment methods are used to improve the therapy effect, which is beneficial to patients and clinics, and can also make the theory of Chinese medicine have a material basis. I have focused on and explored several aspects of the vagus nerve for decades: system coordination and balance of immune and endocrine, rhythmic cycle regulation of insomnia and menstrual cycle, anti-inflammatory and blood stasis treatment of various arthritis and vascular circulatory disorders, repair and regeneration to improve tumor and blood diseases.

DR. Hui Ouyang
DR. Hui Ouyang
Topic: AcuChiro Therapy for Neck-shoulder Injury, Cold Syndrome and Shen Disorders

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Dr. Ouyang grew up in a doctor family of TCM and received his medical degree in 1993 in China, his Texas Acupuncturist license in 2004 and his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2008 from Texas Chiropractic College.  After moving to the US in 1999, Dr. Ouyang conducted extensive acupuncture research as a postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas Medical Branch and as a research scientist at Transneuronix Research, Inc.  His research resulted in several awards at the American and the International conference, and has published articles in prestigious medical journals.  Dr. Ouyang also teaches the doctoral degree programs at schools of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, including ACAOM, AAAOM and ACTCM. Dr. Ouyang currently practices acupuncture and Oriental medicine and chiropractic manipulation in southern Houston. Dr. Ouyang provides a unique AcuChiro Therapy, aka integrative Chinese and western medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, chiropractic and nutrition) for the safe and effective diagnosis and treatment of the spine and related diseases. He treats sports injuries, and main players from Houston Dynamo soccer team got great benefits from his treatments. The patient with PTSD treated by Dr. Ouyang were reported on 《New York Times》 as an example for acupuncture pain management more effectively than drugs. Dr. Ouyang is current secretary of American TCM Association and has established the National Academic Forum for Acupuncture and TCM Orthopedics. Networking with well-known American and international experts, Dr. Ouyang systematically organize symposiums, which are loved by clinicians.

 

Abstract

The neck and shoulder region are where the Hand and Foot Shaoyang meridians meet; and the acupoint where Hand and Foot Shaoyang meet is Jianjing (GB20). Modern neuroanatomy tells us that there are sympathetic nerve chains and vagus nerve trunks in the deep layers of the neck and shoulders. The target to regulate the stellate ganglion and the vagus nerve trunk are both in the neck and shoulders. Therefore, there is a switch in the neck and shoulders, that the human body’s autonomic nervous system adjusts internal organs in the body cavity; And in the neck and shoulders, it switches sympathetic/parasympathetic system, adjusts organ functions, and treats mental disorders.

Acupuncture with movements is very relaxing; grasping Jianjing (GB21) is safe and effective. The most common acupuncture accident is pneumothorax caused by piercing the pleura. The most common region of acupuncture accidents is the neck and shoulders. The apex of lung is right in the shoulder well (Jianjing GB21). Therefore, special attention must be paid while acupuncture at Jianjing (GB21) to avoid accident. AcuChiro Therapy allows us to avoid acupuncture on the neck and shoulders and take distal acupoints instead, which is safe and effective — acupuncture at Xuanzhong (GB39) or Wangu (SI4), with neck and shoulder stretching and exercises. Acupressure and massage are safer than acupuncture on the neck, shoulder and upper back. Grasping the shoulder wells method is powerful and shocking. You press the Jianwaishu (SI14) with thumbs, and hook the Jianjing (GB21) with index and other fingers; then move both hands backward suddenly. AcuChiro Therapy optimizes various techniques, such as acupuncture and chiropractic manipulations, as well as stretching and exercises.

Dr. Guanyuan Jin
Dr. Guanyuan Jin
Topic: Demystify ancient wisdom of acupuncture

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Guan-Yuan Jin,MD(China), L.Ac(Wisconsin),Director, International Institute of Holistic Medicine, USA,Chief Acupuncturist, Ace Acupuncture Clinic of Milwaukee, WI,5322, USA; Professor of Doctoral Program,   ATOM & AAAOM,USA;. Honorary Clinical Specialist, Beijing  Univ of Chinese Medicine; Honorary/Visiting Professor, Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Medicine; National Board (NCCAOM) Certified Acupuncturist & Herbologist (One of the first 18 Diplomates of Chinese Herbology in the USA); One of NIH Grant Reviewers; Past WI State Acupuncture Advisor, USA. 

In 1982, Dr. Jin graduated from Zhejiang Medical University, China, where he later taught Physiology and engaged in numerous researches on acupuncture. After coming to US in the late 1980’s, Dr. Jin earned a post-doctoral fellowship of Radiology at Medical College of Wisconsin.  With a rich clinical and research experience of 55 years in both TCM and Western Medicine, Dr. Jin has authored and co-authored 27 academic books, including representative works such as Contemporary Medical Acupuncture – A Systems Approach (Springer Publishers & Higher Education Press-China, 2007), Clinical Reflexology of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Chinese First Edit., Beijing Science & Tech Press, 2004, Chinese Second Edit Qinhua Univ. Press, 2017), , Principles of Systems Medicine  (English Edit., World Book Inc, 2019).

Abstract

Acupuncture therapy originated in China with a history of one thousand years has been accepted by more and more people all over the world because of its simple operation, significant effectiveness and no side effects. However, up to now, the classical cognition of acupuncture principles taught by  most Chinese traditional medicine colleges  is still difficult to be accepted by modern people, which seriously affects the promotion of acupuncture therapy. There are certain biases, such as misunderstanding the analgesic effect of acupuncture as a placebo, failing to comprehend that acupuncture can regulate immune function and play an anti-inflammatory role, etc. Obviously, in order to promote the spreading of acupuncture therapy and make it serve more patients, it is critical to apply the context of modern science to interpret the wisdom hidden behind ancient acupuncture therapy, such as the essence of meridians or acupoints, the main physiological effects of acupuncture therapy and why it can prevent and cure diseases. Applying the notion of systems medicine / Acu-reflex point acupuncture, we can achieve this successfully. This lecture will provide modern explanation for teachers and students of  TCM colleges, practitioners, fans or patients.

Dr. Imran Fazil
Dr. Imran Fazil
Topic:The Roll of Acupuncture and Modern Medicine

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Dr. Imran Fazil has a Bachelors Degree in Biology with FSC Pre-medical science training in Pakistan Fedral College, and a Doctorate in Medicine/Acupuncture (MD, Dr. Ac) from Pakistan National institute of Pain Research and OIUCM Sri Lanka respectively. He is a specialist for Pain Management Rehabilitation and Medical Acupuncture. He is a Dipl. Pain Management, Licensed Acupuncturist, and an active member of Medical Acupuncture Association of Pakistan.

Dr. Imran Fazil hold a Diplomate in Pain Management and served as a certified team physician of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from 2003 to 2004.  Currently, Dr. Imran Fazil is a consultant pain management rehabilitation and medical acupuncture at several hospitals including Safari Hospital / Bahria Town Rehabilitation Center / Jinnah Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Dr. Imran Fazil is also a member of the World Institute of Pain USA and the International Association for the study of Pain USA.

 

Abstract

Acupuncture is one of the branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine dating back almost 5 000 years. The expansion of China’s trade and business relations with other Asian countries brought about the spreading of acupuncture in 7th Century. Nowadays, acupuncture is an interdisciplinary clinical field of Medicine dealing with treatment, diagnostics and prevention of mainly functional disorders, algic, allergic and addictive conditions of various etiology, localization and intensity. It draws from the millennia of experience of Oriental Medicine as well as contemporary knowledge of morphology, physiology and neurophysiology. The acupuncture method is based on influencing the body functions in a precise way by controlled irritation of particular active meridian points using special needles, heat (moxibustion), pressure (acupressure), underpressure (cupping), electricity (electroacupuncture), light (laser therapy), ultrasound (sonopuncture), static or pulsating electromagnetic field (magnetic therapy) and solutions (pharmacopuncture).The use of acupuncture as a method of pain relief in Modern Western Medicine is based on a wide range of clinical trials, and there is no doubt that it has significant effect in the treatment of acute and chronic pain classification. The introduction of gate-control theory and endogenous opioids facilitated the recognition of acupuncture in pain treatment.

DR.  Zhongren Sun
DR. Zhongren Sun
Topic: Thoughts on the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on the comorbidity of pain and depression in chronic fatigue syndrome

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Zhongren Sun, MD, Chief physician, professor, Doctoral supervisor, the first group of “Longjiang Scholar” special professor, National Key Clinical Specialty “Traditional Chinese Medicine Encephalopathy” Specialist Leader; Discipline leader of “Acupuncture and Massage “, a key subject of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Leader of “Touyan Team” of clinical innovation research on acupuncture in Heilongjiang Province; Young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Vice President of China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Vice President of the World Federation of Chinese Encephalopathy Professional Committee, President of Heilongjiang Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society.

He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system diseases, and has made remarkable achievements in the treatment and research of encephalopathy, pain, sub-health, nerve injury and functional reconstruction. He explored the rules and characteristics of TCM acupuncture and medicine, summed up a series of TCM acupuncture and medicine experience in the treatment of brain and spinal cord neuropathy, and formed the clinical characteristics of “combination of acupuncture and medicine, syndrome differentiation prescription, less points and quick needling”. He led his team to conduct multi-level and progressive scientific research on “relationship between meridians, acupoints and viscera”, “acupuncture to promote regeneration and repair of nerve injury”, “acupuncture to prevent and treat cerebrospinal neuropathy”, “acupuncture to treat anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and other functional nervous system diseases” and other research directions. He has undertaken more than 30 projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the major research and development plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the “Tenth Five-Year Plan” and “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the TCM clinical diagnosis and treatment technology collation and research project of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Special fund project of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Provincial Outstanding Youth Science Fund Project, etc. He has written 10 textbooks and works, and published more than 200 academic papers (more than 30 articles included in Science Citation Index). He has won 1 second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award and 21 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards.

 

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome disease (CFS) is a chronic disease involving the central nervous system and immune system. It is a systemic syndrome characterized by persistent fatigue and recurrent symptoms, often accompanied by anxiety, depression, irritability and other emotional problems as well as cognitive dysfunction. Symptomatic manifestations are complex and comorbidities are common, which increases the difficulty of diagnosis. Due to its unknown etiology, diagnosis and classification difficulties, clinical missed diagnosis is common. Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of this syndrome has a good effect, but the mechanism has not been fully clarified, correct understanding and objective evaluation of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of multi-target, multi-system therapeutic effect, is the key to expand the scope of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment.

DR. WANHUA ZHU
DR. WANHUA ZHU
Topic:Resolvestasis and turbidity, regulate spleen and kidney to prevent and cure gout

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Wanhua Zhu, chief physician of traditional Chinese medicine, professor. The academic successor of Professor Liangchun Zhu, the first class of expert of traditional Chinese medicine in Jiangsu Province, and the inheritor of the Kidney Benefiting (Yishen) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment (Juanbi) Method of Liangchun Zhu, the intangible cultural heritage of Jiangsu Province. Current director of the Liangchun Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Nantong, director of the Liangchun Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nantong, leader of the National Key Specialties Collaboration Group of Gout of National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, responsible for the key specialty of tumor in the Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Jiangsu Province, consultant of Rheumatism Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, honorary vice chairman of the Academic Thought Research Branch of  TCM experts of the China Association of Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of the General Branch of the Chinese Association for Research and Promotion of Traditional Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of Beijing Fresh Herbs Research Center of Cancer Foundation of China, vice president of the Branch of Succession of Famous Senior TCM Doctors of China Information Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and instructor for the second class of academic experience succession work of senior TCM experts in Jiangsu Province. Developed Chinese patent medicine of national medicine approved number “Yishen Juanbi Pills“, and “Concentrated Yishen Juanbi Pills”, “Gout Granules” and other hospital preparations for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Completed 2 key projects of the “Tenth Five-Year Plan” of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2 science and technology support projects of the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan” of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and 1 science and technology support plan of the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” of Jiangsu Province. Edited 5 monographs and co-edited 21 monographs, published more than 100 academic papers, and presided over and won 10 ministerial, provincial and municipal science and technology progress awards.

 

Abstract

The incidence rate of hyperuricemia and gouty arthritis is increasing year by year, and it is becoming in younger age. After decades of clinical observation, Professor Zhu Liangchun, the masters of traditional Chinese medicine, first put forward the etiology and pathogenesis theory of gouty arthritis in 1989. He advocated to understand the occurrence, development, conversion, prevention and treatment of gout from the perspective of “internal obstruction of turbidity and blood stasis”. He established the treatment method of “Xiezhuo-Huayu regulating Pishen”, and initiated the name of the disease——“Zhuoyu Bi”.

 In 1995, our hospital had researched and developed “Gout Granule”, which has significant clinical effects. At the same time, we continuously studied and improved the syndrome differentiation and staging of gout, TCM treatment schemes, medical effects and other aspects. After decades of unremitting efforts, under the cooperation of all members of gout cooperation group of key rheumatology specialties of State Administration of TCM led by Mr. Zhu and his disciple Professor Zhu Wanhua, the “gouty arthritis staged treatment plan of TCM” has been included in the diagnosis and treatment plan of gout of the first batch of 95 diseases of key specialties of State Administration of TCM in the 11th five year plan, Get peer recognition. As the name of gout in TCM, “Zhuo Yu Bi” has been listed in the TCM clinical pathway and diagnosis scheme for stroke and other diseases issued by the State Administration of TCM on March 13, 2017. Its theoretical and clinical researches had achieved “research and clinical application of Xiezhuo-Huayu related theory” won the third prize of science and technology award of Chinese society of TCM in 2012; “researches and clinical applications of Xiezhuo-Huayu regulating Pishen method in the treatment of gout” won the third prize of science and technology award of Jiangsu Province in 2019.

This time, we will introduce in detail the connotation and essence of the this unique method from the aspects of the progress of diagnosis and treatments of TCM and Western medicine, the theory, staged treatment of TCM, and clinical medical records.

Dr. JIPING ZHAO
Dr. JIPING ZHAO
Topic:  The significance of meridian and acupoint examination in the diagnosis and treatment of common gynecological diseases

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) in 1983, Jiping Zhao is the chief physician and professor of acupuncture and moxibustion department of Dongzhimen Hospital of BUCM, as well as doctor supervisor and post-doctor collaborating supervisor. She has been focusing on acupuncture and moxibustion clinical work for 38 years. She is the director of acupuncture and moxibustion academy. Awarded as the first batch of excellent Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinical practitioner of China,outstanding teacher of Beijing, illustrious backbone teacher of higher education in Beijing, famous educator of Beijing, mentor of TCM Inheritance project—Double Hundred Projects, she is the director of the association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion course, constituent part of the TCM higher education steering committee of the ministry of education of China.

She also works as the executive committee member of China Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion, director of the clinical acupuncture and moxibustion committee of Beijing Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion, assessment expert National Natural Science Foundation of China and chief examiner of national TCM practitioner qualification authentication center, etc.

She has held 17 national, provincial and ministerial scientific research projects. She has been the chief editor and deputy chief editor of 24 academic works, the chief editor of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, a teaching material for undergraduate students in the 12th, 13th and 14th Five-year Plan of China, the chief editor of a standardized training textbook for TCM residents during the 13th Five-Year Plan Period, which also named Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the chief editor of designated book for national medical practitioner qualification examination and the chief editor of designated book for the international examination of TCM practitioners.

She has won the first prize of science and technology from the China Association of Acupuncture-Moxibustion for her leading project, the first and second prize from Beijing municipal government for her teaching achievement and third prize from Chinese Medical Association for her educational achievement, etc.

 

Abstract

Ancient doctors had many incisive records on the connotation of acupoints. Modern theoretical and clinical studies on acupuncture and moxibustion also attached importance to discussing the connotation of acupoints. Among these studies, more and more attention has been paid to determining the localization of acupoints through the meridian acupoint examination, and its implementation in clinical practice to improve the curative effect. Examination of acupoints is of great significance to determine the exact position of acupoints in the pathological state and is one of the unique and necessary technics of acupuncture and moxibustion.

Considering the experts’ opinions, it can be concluded that, ① The connotation of acupoints is the three-dimensional structure with dynamic changes under the pathological state; The position of acupoints should be determined according to the standard definition combined with the results of examination; ② Acupoint examination is an important basis for disease localization and acupoint selection in acupuncture prescription; Acupuncture on reaction acupoints is an important method to improve the curative effect; ③ The rationality of the adjacent non-acupoint control in the design of acupuncture and moxibustion research needs to be discussed.

For gynecological common diseases (primary dysmenorrhea, secondary dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory disease, polycystic ovary syndrome), we carry out the traditional scanning, tracing, pressing, palpation and so on for the meridian and acupoint examination. The study found that patients with chronic pelvic inflammation had pressing pain and pain threshold changes on Yinlingquan (SP9), Sanyinjiao (SP6), and Ligou (LR5) acupoints where reaction nodules could be felt. Examining the Sanyinjiao (SP6), Diji (SP8), and Yinlingquan (SP9) acupoints of the patients with primary dysmenorrhea, the pressing pain changed with the physiological and pathological state of menstruation; the sensitivity of pressing pain increased significantly during the menstrual period, and the distribution of the most sensitive acupoints was not fixed. Acupuncture at the sensitive points in the acupoint area had a more prominently immediate effect on pain relief, together with the significant improvement of accompanying symptoms. With the improvement of the symptoms after acupuncture, the degree of pressing pain on the relevant acupoints also decreased, indicating that the dynamic changes of the position of the acupoints under different physiological and pathological states.

DR. Bin Li
DR. Bin Li
Topic: Treatment of fire needle therapy to soft tissue injury

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Prof. Bin Li, Female, PhD degree, Chief physician, Master supervisor, graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Prof Li is the director of the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion/Rehabilitation/Neurology in Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the vice president of Beijing Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, the chairman of the Fire-needling Professional Committee of China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion , the executive member of China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and the vice chairman of the Clinical School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Prof. Li learned from Prof. He Puren, the TCM master, and Zhou De’an, the national famous TCM doctor. She is good at treating pain , obesity ,skin diseases, regulating metabolic disease. In the last 5 years, she has undertaken 7 scientific funds. She has published more than 70 papers, 5 monographs and 5 patents

 

Abstract

The fire needle is one of the Nine-Needles in ancient times, which is the “burnt needle” as we known. Fire-needle therapy is a method to quickly prick a special material needle into the local or acupoint of the lesion after heating, so as to achieve the purpose of treating the disease. Fire-needle therapy has a variety of effects, which can be highly summarized as “breaking” and “standing”. It is widely used in dermatology, orthopedics, neurology, gastroenterology, etc., with quick efficacy and long duration, and is generally accepted by the public. This lecture will take injury of muscle and tendon as the starting point, introduce the treatment plan, specific operation and precautions of fire needle for chronic lumbar muscle strain, knee osteoarthritis, tennis elbow and tendon sheath cyst.

DR. HAIZHONG JIA
DR. HAIZHONG JIA
Topic: Clinical Application of the Latitudinal Pulse Theory

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Dr. Haizhong Jia, PhD., Chief Physician, is an Adjunct Professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and mentor of Chinese Medicine master program. Dr. Jia also served as an Expert Reviewer of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) (formerly the China Food and Drug Administration, or CFDA), Vice President of “Chinese Medicine House Alliance”, China Association of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Jia was a Chief Physician at China-Japan Friendship Hospital, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NHFPC), and was “the Second Group of National Outstanding TCM Clinical Talents” of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Famous Young and Middle-aged TCM Doctors Loved by the Capital Public” of Beijing Administration of TCM. Currently, Dr. Jia is an elected Chairman of “Cifang International Forum on TCM Inheritance and Development” sponsored by  China Association of Chinese Medicine, and the President of Beijing Cifang Chinese Medicine.

 Dr. Jia invented a series of high-tech achievements in digitalization and intelligence of TCM, such as “Cifang Famous Doctor Telemedicine System”. Dr. Jia’s work has been deeply reported by People’s Daily, Science and Technology Daily, Health News and China Chinese Medicine News. He has also been invited to be a guest speaker in the health programs of 8 TV stations, including CCTV “The Road to Health” and Beijing TV “Health Hall”.

Dr. Jia has long been engaged in theoretical and clinical research on the integration of Chinese and Western Buddhist medicine, and has created a systematic academic system of Cifang Chinese Medicine and Cifang Chinese Medicine chain of private clinics. In recent years, Dr. Jia has authored and co-authored 10+ academic books, including “The essence of the special effect therapy of latitudinal pulse acupuncture” series books published by China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Abstract

1.How the Latitudinal Pulse Theory was established: Introduction of the journey of the Latitudinal Pulse Theory establishment.

2.Specific contents of the Latitudinal Pulse: Introduction to the structure of 43 pairs of the Latitudinal Pulse.

3. Clinical application of the Latitudinal Pulse Theory: An outline of operation procedures for the Latitudinal Pulse Theory.

4.The academic value and prospective of the Latitudinal Pulse Theory: focusing on the principles, objective standardization, predictability and reproducibility of therapeutic effects, and guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of intractable and difficult diseases.

DR. Fang Lian
DR. Fang Lian
Topic: Application of Acupuncture and its Derivative Techniques in Assisted Reproduction

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Dr. Fang Lian is the director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the director of the Center for Reproduction and Genetics, and the Programme Academic Chair at the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Lian is a distinguished T2 professor (four-tier professorship system) and doctoral program supervisor. Dr. Lian has been named a QI HUANG Scholar by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, and a recipient of special allowance from the State Council of PRC.

Dr. Lian also serves as the director of the Gynecology and Assisted Reproduction Division, the China Research and Promotion Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CRACM), an executive member of the Reproductive Medicine Specialty Committee, the Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA), and a deputy director of the Gynecology Specialty Committee, the China Association of Chinese Medicine, as well as a deputy director of the Gynecology Specialty Committee, the China Association of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Lian has been specializing in clinical, scientific research and teaching of TCM gynecology and reproductive medicine for more than 39 years. She has been published approximately 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers including the 30 SCI-indexed top academic journal articles, 20+ books and textbooks. Dr. Lian is awarded the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, and several the second prizes and the first prizes of Science and Technology Progress Award in State and Provincial level.

Dr. Lian has also been named as “the National Advanced Worker of Health and Family Planning System”, “the Bearer of Red Flag March 8”, “The first Qilu Famous Doctors”, “Famous Chinese Medicine Doctor of Shandong Province”, and other honorary titles.

Professor Lian is an elected member of the 9th National People’s Congress (NPC) and an elected member of the Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial People’s Political Consultative Conference.

 

 

Abstract

Since 1978, the world’s first IVF turning 40 years, assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been increasingly improved with embryo implantation success rates as high as 30%-40%, however clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates have not improved significantly. The clinical pregnancy rate has been hovering around 29% -35%, mainly due to the quality of embryos and the receptivity of the endometrium. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the quality of the “essence” derived from the parents, whether the uterine blood is full or not, is the key to gestating offspring. This is exactly the same as the embryo quality and endometrial receptivity of modern medicine are important for successful embryo implantation. The factors are consistent and provide a theoretical basis for the application of TCM specialty technology in ART. This presentation summarizes the application of commonly used acupuncture and its derivative technologies in the field of assisted reproduction.

The effects of acupuncture on follicles, the effects of acupuncture on sperm, the effects of acupuncture on endometrial tolerance, and the extended effects of acupuncture in assisted reproduction such as analgesia during egg retrieval, regulation of negative emotions during assisted conception and treatment of moderate ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome were introduced respectively.

Dr. Jinchang Huang
Dr. Jinchang Huang
Topic: Experiences on how to treat cancer pain with acupuncture

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Member of Academic Committee, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Director of Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Cancer Care, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Chief Physician of Third Affiliated Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Professor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Doctoral Supervisor of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Director of Department of Acupuncture and Oncology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine; Chairman of Cancer Innovation Alliance, China Association of Chinese Medicine; Vice Chairman of Cancer External Therapy Committee, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies; Vice Chairman of Transdermal Administration Committee, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies; The fourth council member, Beijing Medical Doctor Association; Chairman of TCM Online Alliance; Editorial board member of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.

Plenty of original work has been carried out in the treatment of tumors and their complications by him, and the relatively complete systems of TCM tumor differentiation and treatment and TCM tumor external treatment have been established. The techniques of moxibustion for leucopenia and ascites and acupuncture for breast cancer related lymphedema have been widely promoted and applied. He identified three priority research areas, including the mechanism of peritumoral needling promoting vascular normalization by regulating tumor microenvironment, application of acupuncture in the sphincter-preserving operation and stool control for ultra-lower rectum cancer, and improvements of moxibustion in the basic immune function of cancer patients.

Representative writings: Huang Jinchang’s ten lectures on TCM syndrome differentiation and treatment of cancer, Huang Jinchang’s 20-years experience of cancer, Huang Jinchang’s understanding of TCM external treatment in cancer, Huang Jinchang’s records of cancer treatment with integrated Chinese and western medicine, Huang Jinchang’s experience on diagnosis and treatment of cancer complications.

Abstract

Cancer pain is a common tumor complication. About 50% of cancer patients feel pain, and 70% of advanced cancer patients have pain as their main symptom. Pain in 50-80% of cancer patients is still not been effectively controlled with various therapies for it. In addition, Opioids, the main medication for cancer pain, have limited effect on bone metastasis pain, pleural metastasis pain, and radiotherapy-related perineal pain.

Acupuncture can relieve cancer pain quickly and effectively, not only mild pain but also moderate to severe pain. Acupuncture relieves pain by inhibiting tumors and dredging local stagnation. We treat cancer pain with fire needling, blood pricking and cupping, blood pricking, Fu’s subcutaneous needling, filigree needling, moxibustion and so on. I will introduce some experiences on how to treat cancer pain with acupuncture, key points for rare pain treatment, and acupuncture strategy for the side effects of opioids.

Dr. CHUNLI ZHAO
Dr. CHUNLI ZHAO
Topic: The Application of Integrated Technology of Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Stem Cell in the Research and Screening of Chinese Medicine

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. Zhao completed her PhD program in Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Biology under mentoring by Dr. Qi Zhou (CAS Academician) in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2006 and appointed the faculty as an assistant professor in same year.

After joined Stanford University in 2007, her research focus on the Stem Cell Derivation and Generation of Transgenic Animal Models for cancer studies, and studies on clinical disease mechanism, as well as potential treatment of rare diseases.

As one of inventors, she developed the innovative integrase technology for both induced pluripotent stem cells ( iPSCs )reprogramming and genome editing in mdx mice which is a model of human DMD disease, while collaborated with Stanford clinicians to explore the potential treatment method for the DMD patients.

She also involved USA NIH funded program on establishment of Biobank of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells at Stanford University and FDA leading project on guideline drafting for drug discovery.

Beyond academic efforts, in 2013, she, as a co-founder, started the Stem Cell Biotech Company in Bay Area in California. Her team is focused on development of stem cell related products and providing the contract services. Since CAR-T treatment has been approved by FDA, she has led the team to develop the cutting-edge-technology on cancer treatment by integration of stem cell biology and immunology.

In most recent 4 years, Dr. Zhao has been leading the team working on NIH funded program about Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Stanford University, which is focused on defining the pathogenesis of undiagnostic diseases using iPSCs.

She was recognized by International Stem Cell Conference Committee and invited as a speaker in Keystone Stem Cell Conference which was held in California in 2018.

 

Abstract

Artificial intelligence(AI) is based on the principle that human intelligence can be defined in a way that a machine can easily mimic it and execute tasks. AI will provide human-like interactions with software, but exceed the capacity of humans to learn or reason out any subject. In the drug discovery, AI will provide more accurate, more objective and more efficient decisions support during screening, compared with the judgements that are subject to human experience. Stem cell is a type of pluripotent cells which can either maintain the pluripotent status in vitro or can differentiate to more than 200 types of cells in human body. With those properties, we can generate specific disease stem cell lines from patients and screen the drugs for specific diseases. In this talk, I will present how to apply the integrated technologies of  AI and stem cell in the research and screening of Chinese Medicine, that will provide very promising future not only for Chinese medicine, also for traditional drugs.

 

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead

Topic: Body Mind Spirit Approach For Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD). He is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He served on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and served on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Masters Level and Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track for five years.
Dr. Grinstead is author of the book Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering, as well as author of several other pain management books including Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, Managing Pain, Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. Dr. Grinstead is also an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System. He has been working with chronic pain management, substance use disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders since 1984.
 Between 2012-2016, Dr. Grinstead functioned as an Expert Witness in hearings regarding professional license status at risk due to alcohol or other drug use. Prior to 2015 he conducted addiction and mental health forensic evaluations for several different California State Licensing Boards and was a Clinical Assessor for the Maximus Diversion Monitoring Program in California where he assessed safety to work with the public, appropriateness for the diversion program and treatment recommendations.

Abstract
Chronic pain is an incapacitating medical condition that includes many treatment challenges.  Many healthcare providers struggle with adequately support patients living with chronic pain and coexisting conditions such as substance use disorders and other mental health conditions. You will see how these coexisting disorders including trauma disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, sleep disorders, and other psychosocial and psychological problems can be obstacles to positive treatment outcomes. 
Historically, when individuals struggling with chronic pain and comorbid addictive disorders enrolled in focused chronic pain management programs, they often failed due to under-managed or un-managed symptoms of substance use disorders or mental health disorders. Additionally, chronic pain patients who go through a typical addiction treatment program may be seen as “drug seeking/med seeking “and their pain may not be adequately managed, further contributing to treatment failures. This presentation focuses on the factors and underlying problems and obstacles that contribute to the complexity in appropriately treating individuals with chronic pain with coexisting disorders.
When working with people suffering with chronic pain it is crucial to be aware of the biological, psychological, cultural and family, and Spiritual dynamics that could sabotage effective treatment. This presentation addresses these types of obstacles and covers recommended interventions needed for positive treatment outcomes. This presentation talks about the implementation of a research supported, multidisciplinary, and integrated pain management approach that will increase positive treatment outcomes, and will also cover the components that are necessary to treat the synergistic symptoms of pain and coexisting disorders including Biological, Psychological, Social/Cultural, and Spiritual. This course also explores the various ways patients with chronic pain and coexisting disorders get stuck and give up. It outlines the importance of developing a treatment plan that instills balance.
Dr. yemeng chen
Dr. yemeng chen
Topic: Therapeutic Strategies of Acupuncture Applied in the Treatment of Whiplash Injury after Car           Accidents

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YEMENG CHEN, Ph.D. (China), Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), L.Ac., is President of New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vice-Chair of World Traditional Medicine Forum, President of the National Federation of Chinese TCM Organizations (NFCTCMO), and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Complementary Medicine & Alternative Healthcare. Dr. Chen is the Immediate Past Chair of the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), and also a Guest Professor in Shanghai and Jianxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Academy of Integrative Medicine in Fudan University.

 During his time at the Huashan hospital affiliated to Fudan University, he received extensive clinical experience through his mentor, the well-known Prof. You-An Fang.  Fang’s Acupuncture is now on the Shanghai Municipal Government Intangible Cultural Inheritage List. He has published about 60 research papers in various medical journals. He has also published The Effectiveness of Acupuncture Treatment on Various Diseases (1990), Guide of Consulting Acupuncture (1994), and Diversification of Acupuncture Practice in the U.S. (2016). He is also a co-author of other eight books. He has been a Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Chief Translator in English edition of Diagnostics in Chinese Medicine, World Textbook Series for Chinese Medicine Core Curriculum (2019), and one of Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Medicine Diagnostics, English Textbook Series of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (2019). Dr. Chen has been a reviewer of ICD-10 TM code and Chinese medicine Terminology invited by World Health Organization (WHO) and a member of TCM Expert Committee of People’s Medical Publishing House.

Abstract

As a common and effective indication in North American acupuncture clinics, neck whiplash injury should be an important topic to be discussed for its standardized treatment protocol and the way to improve this therapeutic effect. 

 Due to abrupt over flexion in the neck immediately followed by overextension during the car accident, the symptoms of whiplash injury include pain, distension or tenderness in the neck, transient blurred vision, dizziness or tinnitus, pain and numbness in the hand and arm, and TMJ disorder. 

 The injury mechanism of channel sinew: Since it is a vertical structure and the neck portion channel sinew is the last part before ending at the head and face, which is the same direction of whiplashing. If the neck experiences intensive shocking, the terminal area is not stable during “whiplash” thus the channel sinew in the neck will be definitely affected.

 Strategies of acupuncture treatment: We should affirm corresponding types of channel sinew lesion of neck whiplash injury according to patients’ symptoms, local “Sinew Knotted Points”  discovered by palpation and limitation of neck ROM based upon the channel sinew syndrome differentiation. Clinically, we could apply local “Sinew Knotted Points” surrounding puncture, distal point selection accompanied by patient passive neck movement to enhance therapeutic effect. Since the C5-6 section is the pivot of whiplash injury, the C5-6 Jiaji (Ex.) point is considered as the key of point selection. For those patients with chronic recurrence, we could combine with Chinese herbal medicine according to Zang-Fu syndrome differentiations such as Qi and blood deficiency, phlegm-dampness accumulation, or Liver and kidney insufficiency

Dr. Kuizhong Lu
Dr. Kuizhong Lu
Topic: Application of TCM Flexible Osteopathy to Postpartum Repair

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. David Lu, a male with the name Kui Zhong and the character Zhenhua, grew up in a doctor family of traditional Chinese medicine. He studied Chinese medicine with his maternal grandfather since he was a child and went to the mountains to collect herbs as Chinese medicine apprentice. In 1976, he followed his grandfather as a barefoot doctor in China. Then, Dr. Lu immigrated to Canada in 1992 and founded the Wah Yan Tong Chinese Medicine Clinic (aka. Newlife TCM Health Maintenance Center) at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Lu is an expert member of the Canadian Diabetes Association and is appointed as a visiting physician for the aboriginal residents of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Lu currently serves as the Vice President of the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (AACMC).

 

 

Abstract

Postpartum repair refers to women undergoing free-hand treatment when the pelvic floor muscles relaxation due to pelvic separation after giving birth, leading to pelvic anterior tilt, basin muscle relaxation, and vaginal relaxation with undesirable consequences.

TCM flexible osteopathy is based on the TCM Theory of “Tendon Apophysis and Bone Misalignment” for women’s postpartum repair. As the proverb “Pushing the boat along the water”, gentle manipulations like pushing, pressing, wrenching, squeezing, and shaking are applied. The manipulation technique is stable, accurate, soft and painless, making it possible for an optimal effect on body shaping, pelvis correcting, and vagina reducing.

Dr. Minghua Shang

Dr. Minghua Shang

Topic: Treatment of Pain Syndrome Based on Differentiation of Location, Pattern, Disease

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. Shang graduated from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985. From September of 1987 to June of 1990, apprenticeship from famous Professor Yang Zhangsen, Director of the Chinese Society of Clinical Acupuncture Research, Dr. Shang received his Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. From September of 1993 to June of 1997, under the supervising of world leading master on acupuncture, Professor Qiu Maoliang , the chief editor of first to fifth editions of textbook “Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion” , Dr Shang received his PhD in Acupuncture.  Now he is a registered Dr. TCM in BC, Canada.

Abstract

There are many diagnosis and differentiation methods in traditional Chinese medicine. Different diagnosis and differentiation methods are suitable for different types of diseases. Only when the proper methods are applied, the clinical effectiveness can be achieved.

Meridian differentiation is the main differentiation method of acupuncture. Meridians and collaterals connect the Zhang and Fu interiorly and distributed extremities exteriorly. There are acupoints all over the body. Those structures are all based on “location”. “treatment based on differentiation of location” is particularly important in Acupuncture.

Pattern differentiation has a certain guiding effect on acupuncture; because of the benign two-way regulation of acupoints, the different effects of replenishing and reducing techniques, and the differences in the effects of different treatment methods, the influence of “pattern differentiation” on the clinical acupuncture and moxibustion is relatively reduced.

Diagnosis of disease can be based on the severity of the disease to determine the scope of acupuncture to ensure the safety of patients and doctors.

Archna Patel
Archna Patel
Topic: Clinical Management of Menopausal Symptoms with Acupuncture and an Integrative Healthcare Approach 

Language:English Speaking

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Archna Patel is a leading London acupuncturist and a faculty member of Health Medicine Training Solutions, an organisation offering progressive specialised online eLearning to empower health professionals and their practices.

A highly accomplished and award-winning therapist in her own right, Archna is a strong advocate for wellbeing management based on an integrative approach to healthcare and the founder of multi-award-winning London clinic The Acupuncturists.

Archna now campaigns for a radical change in the way public health bodies work with complementary health practitioners to offer the best possible route to wellness.

 She is a sitting committee member with the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS), the Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN) and the British Fertility Society (BFS).

 Archna graduated from the prestigious College of Integrated Chinese Medicine and practices Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Five Elements and is a strong believer in using continuous professional development to extend and inform her knowledge and practice.

 

Abstract

With the significant increase in life expectancy, there has been an exponential increase in the number of women experiencing the symptoms and impact of the menopause. This has been compounded generally by a demanding and stressful push for increase in productivity in life – thereby creating an increasingly urgent and unmet need for an effective and mitigating therapy.

 The global public health community defaults to the prescription of synthetic HRT as a blanket treatment for menopausal symptoms. It neither formally recognises nor provides funded access to alternative therapies that can have a great impact on the quality of life.

 As a result, menopausal women, many of whom are fearful of the reported side effects of synthetic HRT, are being denied a provision of treatment choices by the public health services.

 We as acupuncturists know how effective acupuncture is in treating the symptoms of menopause but acupuncturists on their own cannot force the sea of change necessary to improve therapy choices for women.

 It is only as a global medico-health community, armed with the support of professional bodies, groups and symposia (such as this), that we may be able to slowly but surely influence clinical health practitioners and funding agencies around the world to invest in better and more integrative partnerships with complementary medicine.

 During this presentation I will cover my experience working with biomedical clinicians and share some striking case studies that illustrate the positive impact and benefits of integrative care.

 Takeaways:

 1.Menopause will undoubtedly become a bigger issue as time goes by – and as acupuncturists, we must ensure we all have the specialist knowledge and skills that allow us to fill the void that currently exists in clinical care approaches so that women are not just faced with the Hobson’s Choice of either synthetic HRT treatment to mitigate symptoms or to have no treatment at all.

 2.The professional/regulatory bodies and agencies that support complementary health practitioners around the world, must work together to place integrative medicine firmly on the agenda in determining best practice in future global healthcare approaches.

Santao Wang Ac.
Santao Wang Ac.
Topic:Discussion on Traditional Chinese Medicine Care and Treatment in Female Menopausal Syndrome

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WANG Santao, registered acupuncturist in Quebec, Canada. Founder and President of Quebec Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ms. Wang earned her bachelor’s degree from Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a double major in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Pharmacology. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

 Ms. Wang is a board member of the World TCM Forum, Deputy Secretary General of Acupotomy Medical Association of Canada, Vice President of the Alliance of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine of Canada, a council member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine, a council member of the 3rd Board of Specialty Committee of Dermatology of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies and a board member of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Quebec.  

 Ms. Wang has been engaged in clinical work for over 30 years, practicing Chinse medicine and acupuncture as well as clinical teaching. She has published several research papers in national and provincial academic medical journals and participated in the writing of academic books. She has also founded a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic.

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Menopause is an important period in women’s life. It is a natural biological process. With the improvement of quality of life, women’s lifespan has gradually extended. Under these circumstances, some women will experience menopause for a significant part of their life.

In this special stage of life, women have to face physiological changes as well as work, family, social pressure, and more. Exhaustion and constantly feeling overwhelmed can greatly impact on their health.

Each woman must carefully consider and think about how to get through this special period smoothly and safely. From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view, we will discuss and summarize the clinical treatment experience on different aspects of female menopause: causes, symptoms, care and treatments, etc.

Dr. huifang dai
Dr. huifang dai
Topic: Opportunities and bottlenecks in the internationalization of traditional Chinese medicine

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. Huifang Dai has a strong professional background in Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry and asymmetric total Synthesis. She got her PhD degree from Fudan University and Postdoc experience from Stanford University under the guidance of the famous professor B.M Trost, she was a senior research scientist working at UC-Berkeley and UW-Madison, School of Pharmacy. She is currently working at the School of Pharmacy at Fudan University. The principal emphasis of her research program is the asymmetric synthesis of natural products and biologically active compounds. In addition, her research also focuses on the target drug development for anti-cancer based on nature products. In past 28 years cooperated with companies in pharmaceutical R&D area, She got a lot of awards including the second prize for Chinese National Science & Technology Achievement in 2007 and First Prize for Science & technology Achievement of the Ministry of Education in 2004, making a great benefit of both economy and society, In 2019, she was awarded the National Day Commemorative Medal of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people’s Republic of China .

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The pace of the internationalization of Chinese medicine is accelerating based on more and more people’s understanding in the world, In October 2018, traditional Chinese medicine were put into the classification system in ICD (International Classification of Diseases ) which was released by WHO. It means the traditional Chinese medicine has gradually entered the modern medicine system, and open a worldwide opportunity for Chinese traditional medicine.

However, the bottleneck factors of its internationalization can not be ignored, including:

1. Scientific and data-based clinical evidence;

2. Establish standard quality system to ensure high quality raw material supply system

3. We should be guided by clinical value, adhere to the theoretical system of traditional Chinese medicine, and combine with modern science and technology closely.

4. The scale of the preparation only can     be achieved by Industrial process with modern

Dr. Xiaoxiong Shen

Dr. Xiaoxiong Shen

Topic: Diagnosis and TCM treatment of endometriosis

Language:English Speaking

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Dr. Xiaoxiong Shen is one of the most highly educated professional in both of TCM and western medicine. In 1982, he received his Bachelor’s degree and in 1987 received his Master’s degree in Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. In 1997, he received his Ph.D. in gynecology from Medical School, Mie University in Japan.  Dr. Shen has received a postdoctoral fellow from Tokyo University School of Medicine in Japan and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, TN. Dr. Shen has been specializing in infertility and menstrual disorders for about 30 years.  He has been published in approximately 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers including the top academic journals in both Western and Oriental Medicine such as: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently working at TCM Gynecology Clinic in Los Angeles, USA.

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Endometriosis is a chronic, multifactorial, estrogen-dependent, inflammatory, gynecological disease that affects 5%–15% of reproductive-age women, causing infertility and chronic periodic pelvic pain.  During this lecture, Dr. Shen will introduce both western and Chinese medical etiology, pathogenesis, and Clinical diagnosis of endometriosis. Complications of endometriosis will also be discussed. Dr. Shen will focus on his unique experience in Chinese herbal formula, including oral decoction and enema. Dr. Shen will also introduce acupuncture specific points and techniques for treatment of endometriosis. 

DR.  Yigong Fang
DR. Yigong Fang
Topic:  Research advances & clinical practice in the application of Acupuncture for assisted reproduction

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Yigong Fang: M.D., Chief Physician, Doctoral Advisor, and Postdoctoral Collaborating Advisor.
One of the young and middle-aged famous traditional Chinese medicine doctors of the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and a disciple of Chinese traditional medicine expert Minru Liu.
Vice President of the Integrated Medical Care and Senior Services Branch of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Vice Chairman of the Special Committee for the Internationalization of Chinese Medicine Brands, Vice Chairman of the Special Committee for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and of the Moxibustion Therapy Branch of the Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Executive Member of the Reproductive Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine and the Special Committee for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

Founder of the expert workshop on premature ovarian failure of World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies and Chinese Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, established more than 60 ovarian premature failure workshops and specialized clinics in China.
Expert of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Health Road programs of CCTV, Yang Sheng Tang program of China BTV, China News of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangming Daily, Health Times and Life Times.
Proficient in acupuncture, bone setting and Fu’s subcutaneous needling skills, with expertise in the treatment of infertility such as poor ovarian response, hypo-ovarianism, premature ovarian insufficiency, thin endometrium, repeated implantation failure, repeated fetal loss, and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, as well as pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence (leakage of urine), chronic pelvic pain, constipation and sexual dysfunction, and diseases such as cervical spondylosis, low back pain, knee joint pain and allergic rhinitis.
In charge of projects of the 13th Five-Year Plan of National Key R&D Program of China, the 12th Five-Year Plan of Science and Technology Support Program of China, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Edited and co-edited 6 academic monographs and published more than 60 academic papers.

Abstract
  • Infertility becomes world’s third most serious health condition
  • Research progress in acupuncture for fertility;
  • Problems and reflections in acupuncture for fertility;
  • Practice and experience in acupuncture for fertility;
  • Introduction of the “13 acupoints for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy”.
  • TCM thinking on acupuncture for fertility;
DR. HUIFANG ZHOU
DR. HUIFANG ZHOU
Topic: Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Professor Guicheng Xia’s academic thinking and its application on premenstrual period

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Dr. ZHOU, HUI FANG, chief TCM physician, professor, Doctor of Medicine, doctoral advisor. Deputy Party Committee Secretary of the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Jiangsu Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine), Party Committee Secretary of the First Clinic Medical School, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Jiang Su  Renowned TCM Doctor .

Chairman of Gynecology Division of Jiangsu Association of Chinese Medicine (JSACM), Leader of the Innovative Research Team (in Science and Technology) in University of Jiang Su Province, Leading academics of Jiang Su Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Engaged in clinical services, teaching and scientific research for more than 30 years. Under the tutelage and inheriting the experience of Prof. XIA Guicheng, she is expert in treating various gynecological diseases by combining TCM and WM, such as infertility, irregular menstruation, pelvic inflammation, endometriosis, miscarriage, etc. She also did in-depth study on infertility due to luteal phase defect (LPD).

Has hosted three research project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, three research projects supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province and one Major Program supported by Jiangsu Province Bureau of TCM. She has participated in a number of ministerial and provincial scientific research projects. Published more than 113 papers and supervised more than 89 graduates.

Won Jiang Su Science and Technology Progress First Class Award in 2011, Jiangsu Province Hospital of Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Progress First Class Award in 2016, Jiang Su Science and Technology Progress Second Class Award in 2019 and is issued a national patent.

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Professor Huifang Zhou will be presenting the in-depth unique opinion of the master of TCM, Prof. Guicheng Xia, on premenstrual period and female menstrual cycle including the 3 following aspects: physiological and pathological characteristics of premenstrual period, features of premenstrual treatment, and the essence of Yang and its feature in premenstrual period. She will also be presenting Prof. Guicheng Xia’s clinical application of “tonifying kidney therapy in improving pregnancy rate”.

DR.  Yong TAN
DR. Yong TAN
Topic: Traditional Chinese medicine treatment around ART

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation

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Dr. Yong TAN: Professor at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, PhD Tutor, Chief Physician of the Reproductive Medicine Department at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Director of Institute of Reproductive Rhythm Regulation at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Renowned TCM Doctor, Vice President of the Reproductive Medicine Professional Committee of Chinese Medical Association (CMA) and Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, Vice President of the Gynecology Professional Committee of China Association of Chinese Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Gynecology Professional Committee of National Medicine Association of CMA, Vice President of the Association of Reproductive Medicine of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Executive Director of Jiangsu Association of Chinese Medicine, Chairman of the Association of Reproductive Medicine at Jiangsu Province Cooperation of Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Director of Master Xia Guicheng’s Office of Famous Veteran TCM Doctor, Mentor from the 6th batch of mentors of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Tan has been studying TCM gynecology and has obtained her master degree in medicine under the mentorship of the national renowned gynecologist, Prof. Boxuan Qian, and the master of TCM, Prof. Guicheng Xia. She has studied abroad from 1900 to 1997, then returned back to China after obtaining her PhD degree. With her solid knowledge in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Tan has taken the lead in starting assisted reproductive technology (ART) with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. Her main field of research was about reproductive disorders such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, miscarriage, premature ovarian failure, ART, etc.

Dr. Tan has hosted multiple scientific research projects by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Doctoral Research Foundation, the Eleventh Five-Year Plan,the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, and more. She has won first and second prizes for the Jiangsu Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Award, first prize for the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education, the Li Shizhen Medical Innovation Award, first prize for the Jiangsu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Science and Technology Progress Award, and more. She has published 200 scientific papers. Dr. Tan is a renowned professor and the leader of TCM gynecology discipline of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also the chief expert of the TCM gynecology learning platform by the Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission.

 

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The presentation will cover IVF solutions including gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) long protocol, short protocol, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist (GnRH-Ant) protocol. TCM interventions will also be introduced, for example, the ovaries should be kept dormant in the treatment stage using tonifying the Kidney and filling essence, down-regulation stage using tonifying the Kidney and reinforcing the body, as well as the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine in ART including preoperative conditioning, intraoperative cooperation, and fetal protection post-embryo transfer. Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine have the same idea of ART-individualized scheme. The traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine have complementary effects in Tiangui (hormone), which depends on follicle growth and endometrial development. Exploring the supportive effect of traditional Chinese medicine on ART is the characteristic of infertility treatment in China.

Dr. XINJUN WANG
Dr. XINJUN WANG
Topic: Three-Dimensional Crossing Joints and Dredging Meridian with Acupuncture for Soft Tissue Injury

Language: English Speaking

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Professor, Associate Chief Physician of Chinese Medicine, Master’s Supervisor

Deputy Director of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, School of Acupuncture and Massage, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Director of Clinical Teaching and Research Section of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Doctor of Acupuncture and Massage, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow in Gastrointestinal and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Contact number: +86 13913870878

Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Chinese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The Effect of Moxibustion Wentong on Fat Regulation and TRPV1 Initiating Mechanism ZJ2018004-2-03 Third

Chinese Medicine, “Internationalized Clinical Medicine Series under the Background of One Belt and One Road”, Associate Editor, Zhengzhou University Press, 2020

Teaching materials for the 13th Five-Year Plan of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Editorial Committee, Shanghai Science and Technology Press, 2018

Textbook of Experimental Acupuncture and Moxibustion for the 12th Five-Year Plan, Editorial Committee, People’s Medical Publishing House, 2016

Teaching materials for the 13th Five-Year Plan of Experimental Acupuncture and Moxibustion, editorial board member, People’s Medical Publishing House, 2012

2012.9-2012.10 Hong Kong Baptist University postgraduate teaching, teaching Physiological Basis and Experiment of Acupuncture and Moxibustion

The pathological characteristics of soft tissue injury in “The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon of Medicine” and modern medicine will be discussed. A three-dimensional thinking method was proposed to locate the soft tissue injury. A variety of acupuncture tools and acupuncture methods in “The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon of Medicine” will be discussed. A new treatment scheme for soft tissue injury by three-dimensional acupuncture, cross-joint and dredging meridian with acupuncture will be put forward.

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The pathological characteristics of soft tissue injury in < The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon of Medicine > and modern medicine will be discussed. A three – dimensional thinking method was proposed to locate the soft tissue injury. A variety of acupuncture tools and acupuncture methods in < The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Canon of Medicine > will be discussed. A new treatment scheme for soft tissue injury by three-dimensional acupuncture, cross-joint and dredging meridian with acupuncture will be put forward.

 

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