2022 North American Acupuncture/TCM Expert Summit 


Oct 29-30, 2022 Virtual Zoom Conference (Live Streaming)


Summit highlight:

  • Organized by Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM), Chengdu University of TCM (CDUTCM), the Alliance of Acupuncture an Chinese Medicine of Canada (AACMC) and CDUTCM North America Alumni Association (CDUTCM NAAA).
  • 27 TCM speakers/experts from China, Canada, USA and EU.
  • Lecture in both Chinese & English channels & subtitles.
  • CEU approved by NCCAOM USA and CEU eligible in Canada.
  • Online Forum – take it anywhere!

We look forward to meeting you soon virtually at the conference.

Early Bird Registration

CAD $150

Regular Registration

CAD $250

Student Registration

CAD $50

AACMC Member

Fee: Free

      Abbey Jo Shulkin
Topic: Holistic Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Language:English Speaking, oral Chinese translation


Licensed Acupuncture physician. Owner of Acupuncture Clinic Boca Raton, is presently a doctoral candidate at the Atlantic School of Oriental Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, Florida.

Along with being an acupuncture physician Abbey has 20 + years in the health and beauty industry as a certified professional fitness trainer and owner of a wellness center in The Netherlands. Her specialties include cosmetic acupuncture, holistic weight loss and Acupuncture-Ozone therapy.

     Dr. Henry Tarazona
Topic: Treating chronic fatigue syndrome with abdominal Tuina therapy, explaining the brain gut connection

Language:English Speaking, oral Chinese translation


Dr. Henry Tarazona graduated from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.  He has more than 10 years of clinical experience in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in China. A direct student of well known Professor Wang Jin Gui, winner of the Qi Huang Xue Zhe Award, received for being one of the best doctors of TCM in China.

Dr. Henry has a vast experience treating patients with acupuncture, Tuina and Chinese herbal medicine furthermore, well-sought-after lecturer and tutor since 2017 and is presently giving various Chinese Medicine lectures internationally in different countries around the world, in countries like Brazil, Chile, Greece, Canada, China, etc. He has been invited in numerous TV Show in China.

His area of expertise is internal medicine and the Jin Gu Tuina Abdominal massage technique on the treatment of neurological and gastrointestinal diseases like spasmodic torticollis, CFS, IBS, epilepsy, Parkinson, etc.

Currently he works as a tutor for the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada, The Athens college of East Asian medicine in Greece, and the Tao Vital College of TCM in Chile.

     Prof. Azure Duan
Topic: A Comprehensive TCM Approach to Emotional and Mental Disorders

Language:English Speaking, oral Chinese translation


Ph.D. in Medicine, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), L. Ac., Adjunct Professor at Atlanta University of Health Science. Second-generation professional in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Azure graduated with a Ph.D. in medicine in 2009 at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her advisor was Miqu Wang, senior researcher of CDTCM and the pioneer of TCM Psychology and TCM Genetics. Since graduation, Azure engages in clinical practice, education, and publicization of TCM, through ventures not limited to herbal medicine, acupuncture and tai ji quan. She also worked as editor and translator of English versions of TCM textbooks. In 2018, she was one of two principal simultaneous interpreters in the 4th American TCM Congress held in Seattle, WA. She, upon invitation, has taught TCM since March 2020 at the Atlanta University of Health Science. During the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May of 2020, she was invited as a special speaker by the Mayor’s office of the City of Atlanta to give an online presentation in Chinese Medicine. She currently serves as the President of the Chinese Acupuncture Alliance of Georgia.

    Prof. Laixi Ji
Topic: Inheritance and Optimization of the New Nine-Needle Therapy

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation


Professor Ji Laixi, MD, former vice president of Shanxi University of Chinese Medicine, executive director of China Association for Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM), chairman of New Nine-Needle Professional Committee,CAAM, and president of Shanxi Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society.

He is one of the national famous practitioners of TCM, the professor and doctoral supervisor of the College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanxi University of Chinese Medicine, the Senior expert contacted by the Shanxi Provincial Party Committee, and the expert enjoying special allowances from the State Council. Main academic achievements: ① Perfecting and innovating the original theory and technical system of the “New Nine-Needle” in Shanxi Province, deepening the academic connotation and expanding the scope of treatment. ②Advocating the therapeutics of the acupuncture and moxibustion superior technique combination, and paying equal attention to both theories and clinical experience; ③ Originally creating the acupuncture method of “Zhìbiān (BL54) penetrating Shuǐdào (ST28)”, which has remarkable curative effects on diseases of the urogenital system, such as chronic prostatitis, refractory enuresis, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, intractable dysmenorrhea, infertility, etc. ④ Connecting with the theory of “body alignment”, he took the lead in putting forward a brand-new idea of “treating the head from the neck, the waist from the abdomen, and the knee from the waist” for diseases of the limbs, and the meridians and collaterals, which provided a new perspective from biophysical level for the research and innovation of acupuncture theories.

    Prof. Guanyuan Jin
Topic: The regulation of the mind by stimulating the body ~Five-bodies acupuncture for common mental illnesses

Language:English Speaking, oral Chinese translation


Director, International Institute of Holistic Medicine, USA

Chief Acupuncturist, Ace Acupuncture Clinic of Milwaukee, WI,5322, USA.  Professor of Doctoral Program, ATOM,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). Past WI State Acupuncture Advisor, USA.  With a rich clinical and research experience of 56 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 (2007), Clinical Reflexology of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (First Edit,  2004;2nd Edit, 2017), Principles of Systems Medicine  (Chinese Edit., 2017; English Edit, 2019).


In the Canon of Internal Classic [Neijing], the skill of needling is distinguished by “The inferior skilled treats the body, and the superior skilled treats the mind”. This lecture puts forward “Regulating the mind by stimulating the body”, which emphasizes that the mental activities and abnormalities represented by the “mind” can be regulated by stimulating the acupoints or Acu-Reflex Points (ARPs) on the body surface (skin, blood vessel, nerve or tendon, muscle and bone) represented by the “five-bodies”. Many Chinese people are familiar with the old sayings “ten fingers linked to the heart”, “pain comes from cutting the skin”, “engrave the bones for memory” and so on, which states that the stimulation of the body surface can lead to unforgettable memories. Modern research has confirmed that stimulating some receptors located on the skin, myofascia and periosteum, can raise the tone of parasympathetic nerves and affect mental activities, which can have therapeutic effects on autism, depression, insomnia, memory reduction and Alzheimer’s disease. This lecture will review the interaction between the mind and the body, introduce the body surface reflection pattern of mental illnesses and Prof. Jin’s unique experience in applying the “five-bodies acupuncture” to treat common mental illnesses in his 56 years of practice.

    Prof. Fan-rong Liang
Topic: The Key Manipulation and Clinical Application of Ten Analgesic Acupuncture Methods

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation


Chief Professor and Doctoral Supervisor, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vice Chairman, the World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies

Chairman, the Sichuan Acupuncture-Moxibustion Society

Prof. Liang, discipline leader of acupuncture-massage, chief scientist of 2 national 973 Program projects and Qihuang project of the State Administration of traditional Chinese medicine, host of major projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, expert enjoying special allowance of the State Council, national outstanding scientific and technological worker, winner of the national outstanding contribution award of traditional Chinese medicine, the famous teacher of the national “ten thousand talents program”, the national famous instructor of traditional Chinese medicine experience inheritance, the winner of the Sichuan Science and technology outstanding contribution award and the Sichuan outstanding talent award, the Tianfu outstanding scientist of the “ten thousand talents program”, the outstanding experts with outstanding contributions and the academic and technical leaders of Sichuan Province, has presided over 46 projects at all levels, and won 1 second prize of the national science and technology progress award, 9 first prizes of the ministerial and provincial science and technology progress awards, 1 second prize of national teaching achievement award and 6 first prizes of Sichuan Provincial Teaching Achievement Award. Prof. Liang has published more than 700 papers, including more than 200 SCI source journals, with the highest impact factor of 20.773. Besides, 13 national planning textbooks and 13 academic monographs, and obtained 18 authorized invention patents, 20 utility model patents and 2 computer software copyrights have been published.


Manipulation of analgesic acupuncture is the key for outcome. According to traditional Chinese medicine, pain is due to the blockage of Qi and blood in the visceras and meridians caused by various pathogenesis, and pain is caused by obstruction. Acupuncture and moxibustion can promote qi and blood circulation, and function as “dredging”. The key is to acupuncture with appropriate analgesia techniques. There are many brilliant expositions on the manipulation of analgesic acupuncture in ancient books of Chinese medicine. I will briefly introduce the main points of the manipulation and summarize the research review of analgesic acupuncture at home and abroad in recent years. The following 10 analgesic needling methods are mainly used: ① Qi-guiding and meridian-dredging needling (for visceral pain); ② Warming and dredging meridian and collateral needling (for cold pain); ③ Mind-regulating and pain-relieving needling (for intractable pain); ④ Long-round and sharp needling (for sciatica); ⑤Blade needling (for various chronic neck pain and lumbago pain); and ⑥ Cupping and collaterals let-bleeding(for Sequelae pain after herpes zoster; ⑦Turtle acupoint-searching needling method (mainly used for knee joint pain); ⑧Dragon-tiger fighting needling method (for dysmenorrhea); ⑨wrist-ankle needling method (for various neuralgias); ⑩Motion needling method (for acute sprain pain).

     Yiwei Zeng
Topic: Electroacupuncture Alleviates Negative Emotions induced by Psychostimulant Withdrawal

Language:Chinese Speaking, oral English translation


Doctoral candidate of School of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In 2012-2017, he studied at Southwest Medical University, and obtained bachelor degree. In 2017-2020, he studied at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and obtained Master degree of Clinical Chinese Medicine Integrated with Western Medicine. He is now pursing doctor degree of Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He has participated in two projects of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of People’s Republic of China and one Major Research and Development Project of Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Department. He is committing himself to the clinical research of acupuncture for the treatment of psycho-stimulants withdrawal, and has issued 6 papers, among them 4 indexed by SCI.


Psychostimulant abuse presents a great threat to global public health and security. After discontinuity of the drugs, the addicts would suffer from severe physical and psychological disturbances, called withdrawal syndrome. Negative emotions, such as anxiety and depression, are typical symptoms of withdrawal syndrome, which could last from months to years, making the detoxification more difficult, and the addicts would be susceptible to relapse after detoxification due to these unbearable emotions. Since 2018, we have conducted two pragmatic randomized controlled trials to evaluate the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) for protracted opioid and methamphetamine withdrawal, and have found that EA at Shenmen (HT7), Neiguan (PC6), Zusanli (ST36), and Sanyinjiao (SP6) could not only attenuate physical discomforts and reduce drug craving, but effectively alleviate anxiety in patients with protracted opioid withdrawal and anxiety and depression in those with protracted methamphetamine withdrawal. These findings indicate that acupuncture could be also effective for negative emotions induced by pharmacogenic factors, while the detailed mechanisms need to be further elucidated.

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