Global Webinar on Traditional and Alternative Medicine

Program

Possibilities of Pre-Hospital Intervention in the Prevention and Treatment of Covid-19 Recommendations of the Hungarian Integrative Medicine Association
Keynote Talk
Prof. Hegyi Gabriella
University of Pécs, Hungary


 

Abstract


Over the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole world withdraws in the interest of the isolation and eradication of the disease. Governments over the world have ordered the narrowing of mobility, the usage of self-protective equipments, and invest tremendous efforts in finding the tools of treatment and vaccination. However, nobody mentions therapeutic options applicable in the prehospital phase regarding those prestigious methods with great traditions such as the integrative and complementary medicines. Therefore, according to observations of the elements of the disease process, we divided and categorized the practices which individuals can simply and easily exercise in their homes, acting upon verificationally effective advices that approve to enhance immunity along with the reduction of viral effects. We based our examinations on the methods and tools of Ayurveda, apitherapy, phytotherapy, homeopathy, and oxygen therapy. Our suggestions do not explain treatments of intensive care under hospitalization.

 

Biography


Hegyi Gabriella is Medical Doctor, with specialization of internal medicine, working medicine and rehabilitation, she completed his Ph.D. in medical Sciences at the University of St. Stephan, Budapest, Hungary . She went on to establish and lead the efforts of Yamamoto rehabilitation Institute in Budapest in 1989 where eastern and western medicine joints. She is the member of advisory board of health Ministry since 1997, organizes the TCM, neuraltherapy and Cam courses at University for medical doctors since 1986. For the past 16 years, he has been the President of Hungarian Biophysical Association, President of Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association, researcher of CAMbrella, the Paneuropean CAM Project, researcher of NATO CAM Project, establish person of TCM Confucius Institute of Pecs University in 2015. She is the author on more than 250 papers, more books. She has been an Editorial Board Member of 6 professional medical journals in last years.

LifeWave Phototherapy Nanotechnalogy
“Acupuncture Without Needles”
Dr. Behzad Barikbeen
LifeWave Inc, Canada


 

Abstract


LifeWave Inc Company founded in 2004, has developed a nanotechnology called Phototherapy,Photobiomodulation or in other words Acupuncture without Needles. It uses non-transdermal patches registered with FDA as a medical device. The patches are specifically designed to passively reflect back into the body a portion of the electromagnetic frequencies that they are exposed to when placed on the body.

The various types of patches activate specific organs with different sets of bioelectric frequencies. The second generation of lifewave products focus on anti-aging and the third generation of lifewave products with the introduction of X39 patch address age reversal & regeneration by activation of stem cells.

 

Biography


Behzad Barikbeen completed his doctorate in Medicine from Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran and since then has been working for over 18 years as a researcher and trainer giving presentations in academic centres such as Mashhad University of Medical Sciences as well as in global biopharmaceutical companies and other corporate settings. He is currently living in Toronto, Canada.

Modern mass Allergy is a syndrome of Demodectic Acariasis
Keynote Talk
Dr. Rakhima Zhaxylykova
CETNAMED, Kazakhstan


 

Abstract


My study began by chance in 1973 with an observation under a microscope of 15 live individuals of  Demodexes isolated from the face of patient with Discoid Lupus Erythematosus. 

In the first stage of observations (1973–1980) in my environment, the number of people with signs of damage to their previously pure skin by Acariasis grew like an avalanche. The presence of a seemingly highly developed medicine made me served as a pretext for an experiment – self-infecting by Demodectic Acariasis on August 10, 1980. An incorrect interpretation of the severe allergy developed during the experiment lead me to study the relation between Demodecosis and Allergy.

During second stage of research (1982-1990) as allergist I provided practical assistance to patients of different ages with various allergic diseases. In the third stage of research (1991-2013) in the scientific - medical small enterprise "Saule" with the participation of Doctor of Biological Sciences acarologist V.N. Kusov, laboratory assistants and me previous observation results were rechecked, effective assistance was provided to 43 198 patients with various manifestations of allergies and skin problems.

The results of observations in certificates, patents, more than 170 publications, etc. Documentary confirmation of my observations in www.allergy.kz

Summary: 1. An unrecognized household infection (Acariasis) was elevated to the rank of an incurable allergy. 2. Mite-born allergy is completely curable and preventable! Therefore I invite Allergists, Dermatologists, Acarologists to eradicate the mite-born Allergies and Demodecosis. 

 

Biography


Zhaxylykova Rakhima Dosmakhanovna graduated in 1960 with a medal from high school number 414 Art. Jusaly of Kzylorda region. In the same year she entered the medical faculty of the Almaty State Medical Institute (now it is the University) and graduated in 1966. She began her career as an operating ophthalmologist. In the early 1970s, a random review of demodexes from the problem area of the skin of the patient face served as an occasion for observing the skin of all the people around her. These observations brought to the knowledge of the Demodecosis of Human which was not studied in medicine. Recovery from Demodecosis allows to save sick people from allergic, skin and a number of its systemic complications. Detailed research report presented at JSA / WAO Joint Congress 2020.

Mind and Body Medicine
Ms. Julie E, MPH, RD
Julie E Health & Wellness, United States


 

Abstract


We have heard that the mind is just as important as the body when it comes to health and preventing dis-ease. I’m here to not only agree with this fact, also to present 5 proven strategies that all work instantly to keep the mind strong and hence the body healthy. 

 

In a year like 2020, it has become more evident than ever that fear and stress lead to illness, worldwide. We are being challenged more than ever to keep our mind strong in order to keep our body strong and prevent our life from falling apart. Whereas many people don’t have the time or funds to engage in one on one counseling and therapy, I find that therapy to be less important than the instant release out of our mind. Time and time again, my patients feel completely stress free, relieved and like they can go on, happily in less than 30 minutes using these strategies.

 

We know the science when there is liver stress, there are more food allergies, when there is constipation, there are more aches and pains, yeast and other ailments, we also know that when people meditate and stay ‘grounded’, they feel better and enjoy a better quality of life. I’m here to teach some of my proven Simple Solutions for health that can be added to anyone’s health program in 5 minutes or less and help your patients to achieve more success than ever before.

 

Biography


Julie E, MPH, RD is a licensed dietitian, functional medicine expert and a Master in Public Health - with a passion for helping people improve their health with her infinite tool chest of remedies. For over 3 decades Julie has been working with individuals of all ages to help find the root of their health ailments, and treat them naturally. An anti Aging expert, Julie has reversed her telomeres & cellular health to that of a 12 year old. Her international practice includes parents, kids, pets and celebrity athletes. On her website (JulieEhealth.com) and her social media she educates us on her secrets to health including unique tips such as the 5 missing things to all health regiments, how to care for your assembly line, and keeping both the emotional body BioField strong. Julie is going to talk today about the Mind Body Connection to health and how to stay Mind Strong.

Apex Ear Bloodletting and Dietary Counselling in Patients with Anxiety Treated with Auricular Acupuncture – A Double Blind Study
Dr. Huang Wei Ling
Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, Brazil


 

Abstract


Introduction: Most Chinese acupuncture books do not mention bloodletting the ear to treat anxiety. Each type of food can also cause an energy imbalance. Aim: A retrospective and prospective double blind study to observe the difference among anxiety patients treated with auricular acupuncture (AA) with or without apex ear bloodletting (AEB) associated or not with Chinese dietary counseling (CDC). Methods: 1500 records of AA patients were studied by the clinic’s secretary noting the name and phone of 97 (6.5%) with anxiety.. Another person contacted the patients to fill a questionnaire by phone, including a Hospital Anxiety Evaluation Scale (HAES) test. Results: Improvement:80% - first month. Previous treatment: No: 21 (60%); Yes –neurologist: 6 (17%); Yes –psychiatrist: 8 (23%); AEB: Yes: 20 (57%); No: 15 (43%); CDC: Yes: 28 (80%); No: 7 (20%); No dairy: Yes: 28 (80%);No: 7 (20%); HAES – before AA: Normal: 8 (23%); Borderline: 7 (20%); Anxiety: 20 (57%); HAES – after AA: Normal: 22 (63%); Borderline: 6 (17%); Anxiety: 7 (20%); HAES regarding: AEB: 6 (17.14%) Anxiety to normal after AA. No AEB: 3 (8.57%) Anxiety to normal after AA. HAES regarding: CDC: 7 (20%) From Anxiety to normal after AA. No CDC:  2 (5.71%) From Anxiety to normal after AA. Cured: 2 (5.72%). Not cured: 3 (8.57%). Improvement: 30 (85.71%). Recommend AA: Yes: 35 (100%). Conclusions: AEB and CDC showed importance in the treatment of anxiety compared to those who did not undergo AEB (17.14% opposed to 8.57%) and CDC (20% opposed to 5.71%).

 

Biography


Huang Wei Ling, born in Taiwan, raised and graduated in medicine in Brazil, specialist in infectious and parasitic diseases, a General Practitioner and Parenteral and Enteral Medical Nutrition Therapist. Once in charge of the Hospital Infection Control Service of the City of Franca’s General Hospital, she was responsible for the control of all prescribed antimicrobial medication and received an award for the best paper presented at the Brazilian Hospital Infection Control Congress in 1998. Since 1997, she works with the approach and treatment of all chronic diseases in a holistic way, with treatment guided through the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Hippocrates. Researcher in the University of São Paulo, in the Ophthalmology department from 2012 to 2013.

The Digital Pulse Diagnosis Apparatus for Telemedicine
Keynote Talk
Prof. Yu-Cheng Kuo
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan


 

Abstract


During the pandemic of the COVID-19, the conventional medical activities has being lock down. The alternative method for diagnosis and treatment with telemedicine is needed.

 

With meridian theory, we designed a pulse diagnosis apparatus. Through this, we could get the H.C.V., the pathological and pharmacological matrix easily. Meanwhile, with blue tooth technique connecting cell phone, the pulse diagnosis apparatus can communicate the Glaze Cloud which assembles the smart algorithms and get the information for prescription.

 

Through the pulse diagnostic apparatus and the Glaze Cloud, we could map the meridians to harmonics and quantitatively analyze the pathological excess or deficiency of the meridians including the five zang-organs and six fu organs of the patient (pathological matrix) from the radial pulse. 

 

Based on a series of pharmacology research analyses of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, herbs prescription formula and western drugs on the reinforcing or reducing effect of meridians have being completed, we were able to simulate the whole make up meridian function of a prescription formula which is composed of several herbs (pharmacological matrix) with matrix operation on harmonics..

 

In addition, the pathological indicator on meridians-H.C.V. (Coefficient of Variations of Harmonics Magnitude) could quantitatively reflect the severity of diseases and evaluate the outcome of patients. From health to death, life struggles between convergence and divergent of negative entropy revealed by the H.C.V. of meridian.

 

Combining the H.C.V., the pathological and pharmacological inverse matrixes, we developed an algorithm for the AI system in the Glaze Cloud to give prescription following the Chinese Medicine Bible: Shang Han Za Bing Lun, such as the white tiger and green dragon formulae. This is also the basis to give acupuncture or laser acupuncture prescription.

 

During the pandemic of COVID-19, combining traditional medicine, this digital pulse diagnosis apparatus and the Glaze Cloud could be a powerful tool for telemedicine to fight the virus.

 

Biography


Yucheng Kuo is the Master of Pharmacology and the Ph.D of Electric engineering in biomedical field. He is also a Medical Doctor, Chinese Medical Doctor and assistant Professor teaches Pharmacology in Taipei Medical University and pulse diagnosis in Chinese Medicine University in Taiwan. Since 2007, he has always being invited to give speech in the international conference for the research of pulse diagnosis and scientific modernization of Chinese Medicine. Meanwhile, he applied these studies to new drug development and invested a biomedical company – Nature Wise which owns the specific HDAC8 inhibitors (BMX) and is able to pass the blood brain barrier. BMX is in FDA phase 1 clinic trial. Combining the theory of meridian medicine and herbal therapy formulae recorded in the classic of Chinese Medicine, he navigates a new direction of new drug development and AI system for diagnosis, prescription and evaluation. For these works he won the Outstanding Researcher in Pharmacology of the Venus International Healthcare Awards - VIHA 2018 and the President of Meridian World Health Organization Alliance.

An Introduction to Auricular Medicine.
Plenary Talk
Dr. TruthSayer
The Institute of Auricular & Transcendental Medicine, United States


 

Abstract


Auricular Medicine is a specialty within Traditional Chinese Medicine that has its roots in the Huang Di Nei Jing and some of its branches in Western Medicine. Using the micro-system of the Auricle, Auricular Medicine has developed into an incredibly sophisticated system of both diagnosis and treatment of all bio-systems of the body. The diagnosis is remarkably comprehensive and accurate. Without a patient interview, or history, the examination alone provides the doctor with more information than the patient’s intake paperwork.  Treatment can relieve acute pain within seconds. Dr. TruthSayer’s introduction includes many interesting cases from her clinical practice.  

 

Biography


TruthSayer, DAOM, Dip.OM, LAc, LMFT, has a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, three Masters Degrees in Psychology and a Bachelors in Chinese Linguistics. She is President Emeritus of the California State Oriental Medical Association, and a former faculty member of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She has 20 years of clinical experience and has been the disciple for ten years, of Dr Huang Li Chun,MD(China), LAc., world famous physician, teacher, and WHO recognized top expert in Auricular Medicine. TruthSayer has been a guest presenter at numerous gatherings and conferences in the US and Taiwan, including The World Academy of Auricular Medicine 2009 and 2012, the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018, Network of Knowledge online webinar 2019. TruthSayer is Founder and Chief Faculty of the Institute of Auricular and Transcendental Medicine.

Clearing and Preventing Infections Integratively
Keynote Talk
Dr. William Lee Cowden
Academy Of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine, United States


 

Abstract


Many patients and medical doctors felt helpless and hopeless during the Coronavirus Pandemic of this past year, but integrative practitioners had many “tools” that they used with great success against this viral pandemic. There are MANY published articles from the peer-reviewed medical literature which gave good rationale for use of these therapies. When combined, the death rate from this viral pandemic was made less than the death rate for the average annual influenza. Dr. Cowden will describe several of these non-pharmaceutical therapies which can be applied to future pandemics so that integrative practitioners can save more lives and protect their countries against economic collapse from irrational bureaucrats in government.

 

Biography


William Lee Cowden, MD, MD(H), is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board & Professor of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIMconnect.com). He has been a USA board-certified cardiologist & internist and a licensed homeopathic medical doctor, but recently retired from patient care & is now teaching full-time. He has been studying integrative medicine since he was at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1975-78. He has co-authored 6 books & is internationally known for his knowledge and skill in practicing & teaching integrative medicine. He has pioneered successful treatments for cancer, Lyme disease, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, various neurological conditions, silicone implant disease and other illnesses, but he gives credit to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as the ultimate source of all healing. www.drleecowden.com

Immune System the Natural Army and Human Body Guard
Keynote Talk
Dr. Parvin Zarrin
Bio Quantum Academy, Canada


 

Abstract


The world is the prisoner of a microscopic entity, “the COVID-19” due to a lack of knowledge about the life principles, natural laws, how the human body operates as an absolute part of nature, and the right medical modality and system of medicine. Peoples immune system is suppressed and compromised due to the chronic consumption of the chemical suppressive medications and drugs that has caused a high level of cellular toxicity and cellular fragility for decades. People are locked down, living in uncertainty, panic, and anxiety due to the wrong approach, a lack of holistic knowledge about the human bodys healing concept. The human race is been let down by a lack of knowledge and ignorance. A virus does not need to be fought through marshal law legislation and lockdown, a virus needs to be fought with a strong and intelligent internal army, the human immune system. As you can see the number of infected people is increasing every day no matter the lock down, social distancing, masking or the other recommendations. COVID-19 is taking lives in the most advanced societies with a high level of hygiene because health and sickness is an internal human body domain. Microorganisms such as viruses are created by nature with an ability to look and find a right host among organisms such as animals and the human body in order to be nourished, survive and proliferate. On the other hand, the human body is created with a super power and an ability by the same nature to recognize the non-self from self no matter a virus, bacteria, fungus, toxins or any foreign materials. When your army, or immune system, allows a pathogen to pass the first line of defense without detection, when a pathogen can pass from the second line of defense without being recognized, it cannot mount an immune response to produce an antibody against the antigen, therefore, the body cannot fight it off and destroy it quickly. When the gate of your cell is that weak to let the pathogen get into the cell easily and hijack your entire cell, when your cells DNA or genetic materials is that fragile to be easily hacked by a virus to proliferate very fast, when your main buffering systems such as lungs and kidneys cannot do their vital biological function in a critical situation on time, the blood pH level drops down drastically, the body goes to coma and dies. The whole process is not caused by a virus, it is caused due to prolonged cellular deficiency and cellular toxicity that leads to weakness, fragility, and lack of bodys ability to respond, cope and fight off quicker than the virus action. The disease does not kill when your bodys natural ability and potential are awakened and activated. This power is endowed in every single human body by nature without exception. No microorganism can kill a human body when the bodys intelligence is awakened and can act up quicker than a pathogen action. No pathogen can kill the human body when the cell and DNA of the cell are strong. It is the immune systems main vital job to combat with a virus, no matter the body has come to contact with a virus for the first time without an immunological memory or has a documented memory previously. Many pathogens are new to our body, it is the function of our defense system to recognize and destroy them on time, and memorize the immunological antibody for the next possible contact. The viruses dont have power over the human bodys power unless the human body is powerless. No virus has the ability to kill the human body, the body dies because of an inability to recognize, defend and destroy foreign materials such as a virus, bacteria or any other pathogens or toxins. Immunodeficiency is the cause of the human body destruction and death, not a virus. Immune system should be well nourished, detoxified, awaken and fortified by the essential nutrients and one of the best natural systems of medicine available “Homeopathic Medicine”. 

 

Biography


Parvin Zarrin is a world- known Integrative Practitioner specializing in Homeopathic Medicine. She received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Integrative Medicine, Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine & Sciences, Certificates of Achievement in Homeopathy from Germany, a degree in Nutritional Sciences, obtained several certificates in Homo-toxicology Medicine. She is awarded an order of Excellence in her homeopathic research for her PhD in Canada. She is an educator at Bio Quantum Academy, an International lecturer and the author of Quantum Anti-Aging book. She is the founder of Integrative Medicine & Nutrition, and the director of Bio Quantum Academy in Canada. She has been practicing Homeopathic Medicine (Homo-toxicology-a branch of homeopathic medicine) for over 20 years with a great success. She has successfully treated hundreds of people with serious chronic illnesses around the world. www.bioquantum.ca

Indigenous knowledges and pandemic responses for urban Indigenous populations in Canada
Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart
University of Toronto, Canada


 

Abstract


Indigenous peoples worldwide are more vulnerable to an influence pandemic, such as Covid-19, due to high levels of chronic health problems and the social determinates of health. Racism and intergenerational trauma due to colonization are other factors that highly impact Indigenous peoples during a worldwide pandemic. This presentation highlights Indigenous cultural traditional knowledges and healing/medicines that have supported urban Indigenous populations in a large Canadian city during the covid-19 pandemic, with concrete examples from the presenter’s community-driven academic research with urban Indigenous organizations.

 

Biography


Stewart is a member of the Yellowknife Dene First Nation. She is a registered psychologist and Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto, where she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behaviour Health Sciences. She and her team hold the Ontario Network for Environments in Mental Health Grant on Indigenous mental health. She is the current TCP Chair in Indigenous Health and recently completed a Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Life Transitions. She is committed to advancing Indigenous healing issues in health research, practice, and policy.

Acupuncture for Post-Surgical Intervention: A Narrative Review of Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality for Common Post-Surgical Sequelae
Dr. Nell Smircina
Emperor’s College of Traditional and Oriental Medicine, United States


 

Abstract


An area of opportunity within Chinese Medicine is post-surgical recovery. However, little research has been done specifically to look at introducing acupuncture as a viable option into standard of care for post-operative patients. There are many factors affecting post-surgical healing and acupuncture can reduce the recovery time for many surgical patients. A narrative review was conducted to gather information on acupuncture as a modality to treat areas of common post-operative concern, such as after effects of anesthesia, reduction of pain, inflammation and scarring, as well as assisting with wound healing and decreasing overall healing time. By looking at acupuncture’s effect on the specific potential sequelae from surgery, we can provide validity to the argument for acupuncture being integrated into the standard of care for rehabilitation after surgery. 

 

Biography


Nell Smircina completed her undergraduate degree in Heath Sciences at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, then her Master’s and Doctorate at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA. She has taught and guest lectured at various AOM schools and maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. As an advocate for integrative medicine, she currently serves as the president of CSOMA, California’s oldest state association for acupuncture.

Antibacterial Activity of Traditional Medicine
Dr. Chen situ
Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom


 

Abstract


Various approaches have been used to invesigate antibacterial activity of a wide range of traditional herbal and medicinal plants against a selection of pathogenic bacteria implicated in human health and animal disease. In vitro screening of indigenous medicinal plants sourced from topical rainforests in Africa resulted in potent bacterial inhibition, good safety profiles and drug-lead potential of several plant extracts and isolated compounds during preliminary evaluation. Antimicrobial testing indicated strong bacterostatic and bacterocidal effects in a number of traditional medicinal plants against G-positive and/or G-negative bacteria including reference-resistant strains and clinical isolates. Synergistic effect with therapeutic antibiotics against clinically important resistant strains was also observed. In addition, studies of purified essential oils and their biocompounds suggested the antimicrobial modes of action of these plant-derived phytochemicals mainly target bacterial cell walls and membranes. Coupled with numerous studies published to date, there is clear evidence that phytochemicals possess strong inherent multifaceted antimicrobial properties that significanly differ from single-target standard antibiotics. However, despite their long-standing traditional efficacy in humans and animals and recent laboratory functional comparison of their safety profles and multiple thearpeutic benefits compared to clinical antimicrobials, the translation of this promising concept of phytomedicine into real-life application and intervention stratagies in clinical practice remains challenging and lacks support from the pharmaceutical industry.  

 

Biography


Chen Situ obtained her PhD from the School of Medicine, Queen’s University Belfast and worked in Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute as a postdoctoral reserch fellow specilising in antitiotic residure testing. She is currently a Lecturer in Food Safety and Therapeutics in School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s Univeristy Belfast. Since the 2006 EU ban on antibiotic growth promoters in agricultural livestock production, Situ’s research has been extended to include evaluating plant-based natural products as potential antibiotic alternatives to reduce and replace the use of therapeutic antibiotics in animals and humans.

Similapuncture – bringing Homeopathy to the point
Mr. Andreas Maier
Center of Homeopathy, Germany


 

Abstract


External applications of homeopathic remedies until today are, even though recommended by the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, hardly used in practice.  Hahnemann, German physician and pharmacist, had found, that the rubbing in of the remedies would speed up the cure, especially in chronic, persistent diseases. After years of practice he had also seen that some points and regions on the skin are more receptive to the action of the dilutet substances.

Similapuncture aims to implement these findings into a new therapy, by combining the fundamentals of Homeopathy with the experiences of Acupuncture, Triggerpoint Therapy, Reflexology and other CAM methods, which aim to regulate internal disorders by stimulating functional points and areas on the surface of the body.

The local use of the remedies augments the understanding of the vital force as well as the causes of disease and opens new perspectives in the homeopathic treatment.

 

Biography


Andreas Maier, Master of Science in Homeopathy (University of Central Lancashire, England), is running a homeopathic practice for more than twenty years now. He is lecturer and author in the field of homeopathy and is especially focused on genuine Homeopaths like Boger, Boenninghausen and Hahnemann. With Similapuncture he has created a new synthesis between Homeopathy and other modern as well as traditional methods in order to give a new impulse to complementary treatment.

Ayahuasca Remedy
Ms. Nancy Martin
Atlantic Homeopathic Center, United States


 

Abstract


I had the privilege of participating in a proving on the ayahuasca remedy at the Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine. A proving is the testing of a potentized substance to find out which symptoms that remedy is capable of producing, thereby curing the patient’s condition.

The proving demonstrated substantial benefits from taking the ayahuasca remedy; these included a lessening of depression, greater clarity in thinking, improvement in psychological well being and a decrease in the desire for alcohol. These results benefitted patients with a history of traumatic experiences such as child abuse, sexual abuse, post traumatic stress syndrome and depression.

 

Biography


Nancy Martin is a homeopathic practitioner at the Atlantic Homeopathic Center. Prior to studying homeopathy, she held various executive positions in the corporate world. Her goal is to improve the quality of a person’s life using homeopathy, disease prevention therapy and nutrition.

A Novel Senolytic Phytomarine with Vitagene-Enhancing Effect on Human Amnion Derived Epithelial Cell Line and Clinical Benefit on Melatoninc Aging Clock.
Keynote Talk
Prof. Francesco Marotta
ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention & San Babila Clinic, Vitality Therapeutics Unit, Italy,


 

Abstract


Rhodiola rosea, an herbwhich has been used in traditional medicine for many years and LF, a class of lipoproteins, derived from the fish Trachurus sp. (LF-T) exhibits known anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory activity. 

 

Objective: Investigating the anti-aging effect of Rhodiola Specific Bioactive Fractions (SBF) cluster in combination with LF-T (R-L compound) in aging-mimicking H2O2 mediated oxidative stress induced human amnion derived epithelial cell line - FL cells. 


Methods: FL cells treated with H2O2 to induce cellular aging, followed by treatment of R-L compound to study its anti-aging characteristics. Based on the proliferation rate, 0.05% and 0.1% concentration of R-L compound was determined using MTT assay. Anti-aging and anti-oxidant assays – ABTS, DPPH, Hyaluronidase activity Nitric Oxide, Lipid Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase were performed. qPCR for anti-aging genes and matrix metalloproteinase genes were analyzed.

 

Results: FL cells treated with R-L compound exhibited with increased proliferation rate and free-radical reduction. Decreased Hyaluronidase enzyme activity and regulation of genes such as SIRT1, KLOTHO, Serpina 6, MMP 9 and MMP 2 expression depicts the anti-aging role of R-L compoundChemometric profiling of the R-L compound revealed that aromatic compounds and unsaturated fatty acids along with their derivatives were present predominantly which might have attributed for the potent oxidative stress impeded aging activity. 

 

Conclusion: Specific Bioactive Fractions of Rhodiola in combination with LF-T obtained from Trachurus sp. involves in the regulation of aging genes and might be a novel approach to prevent the cells from oxidative stress damage and also it might avert the aging of cells.

A separate pilot study in healthy elderly supplemented with this senolytic phytomatine, showed a promising role in stress adaptogenic properties, modulating BDNF and revitalising “youth” pineal gland biorhythm (i.e, the most important hormonal synchronizer in our body.

Overall, these results suggest that the present proprietary phytomatine may be a strong candidate in clinical intervention in aging and slowing aging strategies.

 

Biography


Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD with experience in gastroenterology, oxidative stress, aging and nutragenomics in USA, Cape-Town and Japan with extensive publications and book chapters. Cooperates with Nobel laureate Prof. Montagnier and is Hon. Research Professor at Dept of Nutrition, Texas Women University, USA, Advisory Board Panel of the Center for Life Science at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan and External Examiner for PhD candidates at McGill University, Canada. Chair of Longevity in Med. Sci. Commission for WHO-affiliated FEMTEC. Non-faculty lecturer in Functional Food in Aging at Harvard University, Boston, USA. Founder of EU-registered ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention.

Obesıty and Acupuncture
Keynote Talk
Dr. Murat TOPOĞLU
Honarary President of Turkish Acupuncture Society, Turkey


 

Abstract


This clinical study has been applied on over 38.000 patients in 36 years in my own private clinic in Turkey.

As known; many acupuncture researches have applied ear or body acupuncture or both and diet for many obese patients in many countries.

Before the acupuncture treatment and diet;all the patients have been researched with lab tests,ultrasound,etc. Some of them have hypothyroidism,high Insulin resistance,metabolic syndrome,polycystic ovary syndrome,diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2,hypoglisemia,etc and some of them have no organical reason.Acupuncture and diet have been applied all patients.

Results are extremly very satisfactory for decreasing appetite,hyperacidity of the stomach,and stress.It also regulates metabolism for obese patients.

 

Biography


Murat TOPOĞLU graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine in 1984 and started his first acupuncture studies in Switzerland in the same year. In 1985 he was educated at the Acupuncture Academy in Colombo, Sri-Lanka by the Ministry of Health. In 1988 he went to China to master the acupuncture treatment. On 5-8 December 1990, WFAS and WHO (World Health Organization) invited to the 2nd World congress in Paris, France and presented a paper on Obesity and Murat TOPOĞLU, who was invited from Brazil in the Chinese Medicine Congress in Brazil in November 1998, made a lecture and workshop on obesity treatment. He participated in the Ear Acupuncture Congress in Lyon, France, in May 2000. He was the Congress Chairman of 2019 November WFAS World Congress in Antalya,Turkey. He is a executive member of WFAS

The Mind-Body Practices of Chinese Medicine – Qigong and Tai Chi: Safety, Efficacy, Mechanisms and Dissemination
Keynote Talk
Dr. Roger Jahnke
Health Action Synergies and Fielding Graduate University, United States


 

Abstract


It has now become obvious that all mind-body methods have especially robust influence on naturally occurring, inner healing resources including neuro-endocrine, immune, telomere functionality, vagal tone – as well as brain plasticity, lymph propulsion, etc. The integration of Body Practice, Breath Practice and Mind Focusing Practice is common across all systems of Mind-body Practice – Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi and many others - originating from indigenous cultures and contemporary innovation. The evidence base for safety and efficacy is robust. The research on operant mechanisms is very advanced. Research on dissemination is growing rapidly. 

 

Participants in these mind-body modalities report that the effects of practice are significant in the mental emotional context as well.

 

Every physiological and every psychological effect of mind-body practice releases a cascade of functional enhancement effects. Relaxation lowers blood pressure and shifts the neurotransmitter profile – causing immune activation. Deeper breaths accelerate lymph propulsion and tone the vagal system, which then triggers a wide array of health maximizing functions including recovery of telomere functionality. 

 

To demonstrate that Mind-Body Practice – Qigong and Tai Chi – are a relevant component of any integrative medicine program or community based health resiliency program, Dr Jahnke will cite research on safety, efficacy, mechanisms activated and dissemination of Mind-Body Practice.

 

Biography


Roger Jahnke, OMD, served as Chief of Staff at Health Action Integrative Medicine Clinic for over 30 years of clinical practice. He is the founder of the National Qigong Association as well as the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and the Healer Within Foundation. He is the author of two highly respected books on Mind-Body Practice, The Healer Within and The Healing Promise, as well as numerus articles in texts and research journals. Jahnke has lectured to, or consulted for, prestigious institutions including the American Medical Association, The American Hospital Association and the National Wellness Institute.

Whole-body vibration exercise and auriculotherapy on the management of pain level and functionality of knee osteoarthritis individuals
Prof. Mario Bernardo-Filho
Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil


 

Abstract


Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) can cause functional disability, mainly due to relevant level of the pain, a reduction in the movement of the knees and joint stiffness. Therapeutic interventions with less side effects for KOA individuals are desirable, such as exercise, including whole-body vibration (WBV) exercises and procedures related to traditional Chinese medicine, such as auriculotherapy (AT). Effects of WBV exercises, AT, and the association of these techniques on the level of pain and on the functionality of KOA individuals were evaluated. KOA Individuals were allocated in AT group (GAT), WBV group (GWBV), and association group (GWBV + AT), and their respective and in controls. WBV intervention was performed with 5–14 Hz in 3 min of working time with 1 min rest. The control group performed the protocol with the vibrating platform (VP) turned off. The AT intervention was performed with adhesive tapes with seeds placed in the ears on the Shenmen point, Knee joint, and Kidney. The control groups had seedless tape. The short physical performance battery (SPPB), the anterior trunk flexibility (ATF) tests were applied, as well as visual analogic scale to verify the pain level. Acute and cumulative effects were determined. Concerning the overall score of the SPPB, the ATF and the level of pain, significant improvements were observed in the KOA individuals due to WBV exercise and/AT. Considering the findings, WBV exercise alone or associated with AT, besides being a safe and feasible strategy, likely produces physiological responses that improve the clinical status of KOA individuals.

 

Biography


Mario Bernardo-Filho has completed his PhD in “Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro”, Brazil. He is Full Professor, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals indexed in PubMed. He is the Head of the Laboratório de Vibrações Mecânicas e Práticas Integrativas. He has scientific collaborations with colleagues in various countries. He teaches classes in graduated and under-graduated courses and is supervisor of MSc and PhD thesis.

Introduction of Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy
Dr. Guojian Huang
Ankang Acupuncture Healing Centre, Canadian Association of Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy, Canadian Continue Education College of Acupuncture & TCM, Canada


 

Abstract


Mini Ren Acupuncture therapy is developed on the basis of traditional acupotomy to target superficial fascia nodules, muscle spasms, and scar tissue adhesion. It is a very effective, revolutionary, minimally invasive therapy to treat various soft tissue injury pains, nerve compressions, dysfunctions, etc.  It integrates traditional Chinese and Western medicine, and is based on the four core theories of: abnormal tension theory, adhesion scar theory, fascial trigger point theory, three-dimensional meridian theory.

The features are: 1)The needle tip blade edge is only 0.35-0.50 mm; the insertion depth is typically less than 1 cm and will not damage big nerves or important blood vessels in deeper layers. The pain is mild and tolerated by most patients without anesthetics or regulatory substances. 2) The therapy produces almost no bleeding, avoiding secondary adhesion damage. 3) Each session of treatment lasts only 2-10 minutes. 4) Treatment frequency is once every 3 days. 5) The treatment process is very safe; 6) The treatment method is simple with only the up and down insertion. Fully considering the human body 's repair function and self-regulation function, MRA will maximize the self-healing capacity of the human body, directly relieve the superficial myofascial tension at the point of attachment of strained muscles to relieve the whole muscle spasm by mechanical conduction. MRA can also directly break up the fascial nodules (points) in the muscles or tendons to eliminate the pain. 

 

Biography


Guojian Huang, expert of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Mini Ren Acupuncture Therapy, has been working in clinical TCM acupuncture and research for over 30 years. He graduated from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1988, Medicine Doctor Degree of CAMS&PUMC (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College) in 1997, Post-Doctoral Researcher of University of Manitoba; Guojian Huang has published around 30 scientific articles (Chinese and English). He is the author of the book Collections of Single Chinese Herbal Medicine Application, Collections of Single Acupuncture Point Application, published in China in 1995; Compile of Case study of Single Chinese Herbal Medicine, Complies of Case study of Single Acupuncture Point published in 2019.

Homeopathy in systems view of science
Mr. Laszlo V. Szabo
Hungarian Integrative Homeopathic Association, Hungary


 

Abstract


Homeopathy is tough to weave into the texture of conventional science. Given that most of today’s practitioners were brought up on reigning conventional - Cartesian - scientific principles and concepts, the homeopathic community to date has not been able to describe or prove homeopathy’s mechanism of action scientifically. Therefore, Western biochemical medicine can easily argue that homeopathy is an unscientific, unfounded humbug and merely a placebo cure. 

 

The possibility of the scientific interpretation of homeopathy depends not only on the success of experiments but on the definition of science too. The current Cartesian science has significant limitations. Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi, in their book of The Systems View of Life, attempt to outline the concept of the systems view of science without using this exact term. This concept can define a much broader definition of science which reflects much better the discoveries of the past 100 years. 

 

Here I will present the main elements of the currently ruling conventional science with its limitations, I compare it with the key elements of emerging systems-based science, and finally I present the relationship between both Cartesian science and Western medicine and systems view of science and homeopathy. This comparison will illustrate that the acceptance of homeopathy is limited not only by the logical system of conventional Western medicine itself, but also by the broader scientific framework in which we view it. It shows at the same time that the scientific concept of ourselves, homeopaths has to be widened accordingly. 

 

Biography


Laszlo Szabo (60) homeopath, economist, independent researcher. He completed his 4 year homeopathic studies in Budapest at the Center for Homeopathic Education of London with an A degree in 2017. He has been using homeopathy for over 20 years. His main fields of research are science philosophical, physiological and economical aspects of homeopathy. He published articles in Hungarian journals and gave lectures at both domestic and international conferences and webinars. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Integrative Homeopathic Association. He holds MSc of economics from Budapest University of Economics.

Bowen Therapy – a little known Complementary therapy
Dr. Manon Bolliger
Founder of Bowen College, Canada


 

Abstract


Bowen Therapy was initiated by Tom Bowen in Australia in the 1950’s.  It has evolved from a physical therapy to an integrated mind-body therapy through the work of Dr. Manon Bolliger, Board Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor, in which the patient experiences changes on all levels of well-being. 

 

By stimulating meridian points in a specific order and with careful pauses in between, BowenFirst™ Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself. It is one of the safest, fastest and most effective modalities for treating pain, chronic illness and improving overall health.

 

The first treatment is actually a “Reboot” treatment, which enables the body’s different programs to “re-start” and align. BowenFirst™ is not purely a “physical” therapy, it integrates the mind-body connections. It was primarily been used to address musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint and it is now being used as a holistic complimentary treatment that addresses the whole person and aims to treat the cause of problems, rather than the symptoms. BowenFirst™ has successfully been applied to anxiety disorders, PTSD and for physical and emotional trauma management. I will be discussing the mechanisms at play such as the fascia, the vagus nerve and the impact of the treatment on regulating the autonomic nervous system through the relaxation response. 

 

Biography


With a deep personal connection to health advocacy, Manon Bolliger, a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, CEO and Founder of an International training center called Bowen College, is dedicated to consciousness in the healing process. Devoted to a “Healer in Every Household,” her unique methodology guides both the practitioner and the health advocate on a path to physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. It all starts with our body’s innate wisdom and its capacity to heal itself. As Best-selling author of several books and keynote speaker. Manon reminds us of our choices in health and in life. She is the founder and president of The Bowen College Inc. (2008), Co-Founder of the Canadian Council for Homeopathic Certification (2001), founder and developer of The L.I.S.T.E.N Program (2015), Chairperson of the Homeopathic Department at the Boucher Naturopathic College of Medicine (2004 –Present).

Legal Issues Affecting Alternative Medicine
Dr. Sheldon Karasik
Sheldon Karasik, P.C. law firm, United States


 

Abstract


There are various disciplines that fall under the rubric of alternative medicine. Some, such as homeopathy, are widely practiced in countries such as India, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK and are part of their national health systems. In the U.S., by contrast, a much smaller percentage of the population use, not just homeopathy, but any form of alternative medicine. As a result, the complexity of legal issues and the frequency with which they appear tend to vary from country to country.

Nonetheless, there are a handful of legal issues which generally arise regardless of jurisdiction. These include: credentialing and licensure; scope of practice; malpractice liability; food and drug law; rules regarding health care fraud; and third-party reimbursement.

All of this grows more complicated as available technology encourages the cross-border practice of alternative medicine. What happens, for example, when an Indian homeopath treats an American patient through Zoom? Whose law applies? Can the homeopath somehow fall prey to U.S. law and, worse still, the U.S. courts? What about collaborative networks of alternative practitioners each located in a different country? Whose law applies?

Such considerations increase in importance as the world grows further connected through technology and (dare I say?) travel.

 

Biography


Karasik is principal of Sheldon Karasik, P.C. a law firm he founded in 1999. The firm has offices in the U.S. and Switzerland. Mr. Karasik specializes in international legal matters, insurance law, employment law and dispute resolution. Mr. Karasik is an AV-rated attorney, the highest peer review standing awarded. He was awarded a five star rating by Martindale Hubbell and Avvo. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars at the Center for International Legal Studies. He is also a senior faculty member of Lawline, teaching courses to attorneys on international law and insurance issues. His publications include: "Polaroid - The Sixty Million Dollar Mistake," Summer 1993 issue of Declarations, and "Recent Developments Regarding American Personal Injury Law," Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, 2004.

Natural Compound from Aromatic Plants and Usage as Bio-Activity Products in Iran
Keynote Talk
Prof. Mohmmadbagher Rezaee
Research Institute Forests & Rangelands and Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran


 

Abstract


Botanicals and herbal preparations for medicinal usage contain various types of bioactive compounds. The benefits of aromatic plants extract or essential oils have been used in remedy purposes since ancient time. Natural products provide unlimited opportunities for contain various types of bioactive compounds and new drug, because of the chemical diversity interest particularly in aromatic plants, usage and diamonds of different herbs has grown throughout the world. The Persian physician Avicenna (980 - 1,037 AD) that is being credited with perfecting the distillation process of essential oils found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers of plants. It gives plants their distinctive smells, and provides plants with protection against disease. Essential oils are non-water-based phytochemicals made up of terpenoid compounds. Iran has hi ranks in medicinal and aromatic plant in natural resource and cultivated manner, traditional knowledge and producing of natural products in the world spatially in Middle East. Iran also is very famous in producing essential oil and water extraction from national plants spatially Rosa damacena and menthe spp. All essential oil Samples were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The main constituents of oil extracted traditionally, samples were extracted by two hydro distillation method which designed by authors in Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands. were analayz and find it citronellol, cis-p-menth -2-en-1-ol and geraniol in Rosa damecena. These compounds and others are very popular in producing drug and effects as anti-cancer, anti-bacterial out of that and we should take care of over doses or toxicology. Iran, on herbal played a key role in connecting various cultures and civilizations. Ethno-herbal and phyto- chemical dates back to a long time ago and a number of writings regarding this issue are left by great physicians e.g. Avicenna and Rhazes. 

 The focus of this paper is on the analytical methodologies, which include the extraction, isolation and characterization of active ingredients in herbal preparations.

 

Biography


Mohammadbagher Rezaee did his PhD. and Research work on Photochemistry or chemistry (Ag). His research is on cultivation, extraction, formulation and produce natural products out of medicinal and Aromatic plants. He designed research apparatuses and pilot of essential oil distillation and herbal extraction. He has published 6 Book in Persian language and international of two chapters of bio-activity on herbal extracts or essential oil. Finish lots of thesis with different topics on Msc. and PhD. with his students. He has published many papers on this topic in national and international (ISI) journals. He is a scientist in Research Institute Forests and Rangelands (RIFR) -Tehran-IRAN, Chairman of "Union Medicinal plants of Iran" (UMPI) and chair member of "Iranian medicinal plants society" (IMPS). He got three national award abut selected and important medicinal plant as natural product or instead of synthetic medicine and bio-logical uses.

Immune-enhancing activity of C. militaris fermented with Pediococcus pentosaceus (GRC-ON89A) in CY-induced immunosuppressed model.
Prof. Hye-Jin Park
Gachon University, South Korea


 

Abstract


Cordyceps militaris (C. militaris) is reported to exert various immune-activities. To enhance its activity, we fermented C. militaris with Pediococcus pentosaceus ON89A (GRC-ON89A). In this study, we investigated the immune-enhancing activity GRC-ON89A, using immunosuppressed model.

Among GRC fermented with different probiotic strains (Pediococcus pentossaceus ON89A, Lactobacillus pentosus SC64, Weissella cibaria Sal.Cla22), GRC-ON89A induced the highest elevation of nitric oxide production and enhanced phagocytic activity of RAW 264.7 cells. In primary cultured murine macrophages from normal and CY-treated mice, GRC-ON89A increased phagocytic activity, compared to that in control cells. GRC-ON89A also significantly induced the mRNA expression of TNF-alpha and IL-10 and the levels of phosphorylated Lyn, Syk and MAPK. The contents of beta-glucan, cordycepin and short chain fatty acid (SCFA) in GRC significantly increased after ON89A fermentation, compared to those in unfermented GRC.

These results indicate that GRC-ON89A exerted the enhanced immunostimulatory activity and contained more nutritional components, compared to unfermented GRC. Our results suggested that GRC-ON89A may be applied as an agent for immune boosting therapy in immune suppressed patients.

 

Biography


Hye-Jin Park has completed her PhD from the Department of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The University of New Jersey, USA.She served as a Professor of department of Food science and biotechnology at Konkuk university from 2009 to 2014. At present, she is working at Gachon University in Republic of Korea since 2014. She has published more than 35 papers in reputed journals

Bhasmas-The Unique Metallo Herbal Preparations Used in Indian Ayurvedic System of Medicine
Keynote Talk
Prof. Amar Nath Garg
Retired Professor, IIT Roorkee, India


 

Abstract


Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine is perhaps the only one where metallic-herbal preparations often called bhasmas are widely recommended for the treatment of many chronic ailments since 7th century B.C. Bhasmas were first described by Siddha Nagarjuna, considered to be the father of Indian alchemy, for their intriguing formulations of gold, silver, copper, iron etc with herbal extracts by alchemic processes. We have analyzed a large number of bhasmas for its elemental contents by neutron activation analysis (NAA) involving irradiation in a nuclear reactor followed by activity measurement by high resolution gamma ray spectrometry. NAA has the advantage of being multielemental, nondestructive and highly specific technique for accurate and precise determiantion of many elements. Bhasmas analyzed in this study were found to contain the main constituent element at percentage level along with some other nutrient and toxic elements at minor and trace level. These additional elements derived from herbs do not find any mention in literature but seem to be quite useful for maintaining fluid balance and biochemical enzymatic processes in the body system. Several clinical studies of calcium and iron based  bhasmas have shown their wide use for supplementation or treatment of osteoporosis and iron deficiency. Toxicity part of the bhasmas is quite controversial and a cause of worry though it is supposedly neutralised by honey/butter/milk/ghee medium. These metallic preparations offer many advantages over plant drugs by virtue of its stability over a long period, easy storability, sustained availability besides being required in small amounts. 

 

Biography


Amar Nath Garg completed his Ph D (1970) in chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Later he worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate and NASA Co-Investigator with Prof William D Ehmann at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. He also worked as visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan where he earned a patent for the Preparation of Mutitracers. He taught at several universities of Roorkee, Udaipur and Nagpur and finally retired from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2006. He was Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Amity University, Noida wherefrom he retired recently. He has guided 18 Ph D students and published about 180 papers in peer reviewed journals.

Herbal based tissue grafts for bone regeneration
Keynote Talk
Prof. Krishna Pramanik
National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India


 

Abstract


Bone defects often caused by trauma, infection, and degenerative diseases e.g. osteoporosis are  increasing at an alarming rate all over the world. Because of several therapeutic limitations of the currently employed bone grafting techniques, auto grafting in particular which is considered as “gold standard”, the development of engineered bone grafts through tissue engineering approach is a promising alternative and hence, there is the growing demand of these grafts to cope up with the alarming situation of bone defect. The development of biomaterial with biomimetic and bioinspiring properties is prerequisite and also prime challenge of this technique.  In this context, ethno-medicinal plant extracts consisting of numerous bioactive compounds and have proven record of their use as natural or traditional drugs may be useful for developing biomaterials in combination with other natural biopolymers for use as engineered matrices for bone tissue regeneration. This keynote address shall explore some potential medicinal plant and their extracts possessing antimicrobial, anti-imflamatory, and bone healing characteristics, the prospect and scope of their future application in developing tissue scaffold  and subsequently tissue grafts for bone regeneration in a clinical manner. 

 

Biography


Krishna Pramanik obtained her Ph.D in Chemical Technology from University of Calcutta, India. She has experience of more than 28 years in Industry, teaching and research. She is presently Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Principal Investigator & Coordinator of the Center of Excellence in Tissue Engineering of National Institute of Technology Rourkela, india. She has published nearly150 papers in reputed journals and supervised 20 doctoral and Post Doctoral Fellow, most of which in the area of Biomaterial and Tissue Engineering. She has been serving as Editorial Board Member of some Journals including Biocell.

AncientFuture Personalised, Holistic Medicine
Dr. Wai-Ching Lee
Earth Heart, Singapore


 

Abstract


This approach is sequestered in the field of Energy/Holistic/Vibrational/ Quantum Medicine, with reference to energetic matrixes and information. I am linking those assumptions to basic wisdom of ancient traditional philosophy and treatments, with its rich knowledge of Nature and the syncretic human ecosystem.

Esoterically we link timeline, ancestral , past lives healing and future life progressions with present time psychosomatic miasmas and influences in everyday existence and evolution. 

We first consider Inherent energy blueprint  from various predictive arts according to personal belief system. Then track the uptake and the output patterns of energy containment and transmutation. In the final analysis we balance subtle as well as dense energies to ascertain the flow of vital force to achieve the destiny of the person from illness , recovery or achieving human potential capabilities, while in the journey of self and Soul realization. 

The alchemical shifts occurring in the inner domain of the body consciousness directly affect and reflect the stability and clarity of the mental state. We take into consideration the constitution, biorhythms, natural aptitudes and human will of the individual for optimal wellness.  The purpose is to illustrate accelerated results in physical, mental and emotional release , recovery and wellbeing.

I adapt several modalilties such as Breathwork , Bodywork, Infinity Quantum Qi Gong, TranscenDance, Sacred Journeying, Art Expressions to access inner codes of cellular consciousness and memory. Applied Kinesiology  is used for nutrition hence the term Holistic Nutrition and Flexitarianism  which I have coined in 1990 upon discovering how vital it is to ascertain which food, supplements and external substances would affect the functioning of the human body. This spectrum of healing includes the use of cutting edge quantum  frequency technologies, such as patches and negative Ion fabrics to hasten the integrity of the internal and external energetic lattice of light. 

The karmic, genetic, epigenetic and nurture conditioning of the whole being refine the symphony and poetry that each human being. Holistic Medicine is honouring  the magic and mystery of the Soul. 

 

Biography


Dame Reverend Doctor (PhD ) Wai-Ching Lee is a medical intuitive healer from a traditional lineage of natural physicians. She is also a U.S. qualified Holistic Health Counselor and Holistic Somatic Bodywork Therapist with over 20 years of adult experience in the field of natural and holistic healing. As principal of EarthStar/EarthHeART Holistic Consultancies, she has been collaborating with medical doctors and scientists in the field of Integrative Medicine since 1992 . Wai- Ching is a modern mystic, healer and teacher of the traditional art of Infinity Quantum Qi Gong and Healing birthed by transcendental divine guidance in 1990. She fuses ancient wisdom with psychosomatic and quantum field healing techniques in Sacred Science. Her interweaving culminates as Associate Producer of the documentary series “Quantum Qi “ with Sharron Rose of Sacred Mysteries. www.quantumqimovie.com. She was invested the title of Dame Reverend Doctor ( PhD) for her lifelong work in quantum energy healing and research by the Sacred Medical Order of the Hospitallers of the Knights of Hope.

A Clinical Study of Trushanadi Churna in the Management of Sthoulya with Special Reference to Obesity
Dr. Bhairav B. Kulkarni
Ashvin Rural Ayurved College, India


 

Abstract


A sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, irregular diet and sleep pattern, stress are the causes of sthoulya i.e. obesity. Obesity is one of the nutritional lifestyle disorder affecting whole world.Sthoulyais such a disease, which provides the platform for so many complications like Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteo-arthritis,infertility, impotency as well as psychological disturbances like stress, anxiety,depression etc.,hence prevention of obesity will decrease the chances of such disease.Environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors play an equally important role in its etiology.Inspite of advanced technology and researches in modern medical science its management aspect remains symptomatic with troublesome side effects. On the light of above, present study is carried out to know effective Ayurvedic treatment forSthoulya i.e. Obesity.

 

Biography


Bhairav Bhimrao Tawshikar Kulkarni, Director & Ayurveda Consultant, Shree Sidhivinayak Ayurved Panchakarma Center, India. Working as Associate Professor, Kayachikitsa Deptt. ARAC, Manchihill, India. He is MD in Kayachikitsa ( Ayurved) from Aurangabad. Fellow of (F.A.A.P.N.A.) Association of Ayurvedic Professional of North America.He has having 9 years teaching experience and is a Post Graduate teacher/guide. He is recognized guide of PG Kayachikitsa of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. He has Member of World Research Council, also Editorial Board member of 6 International Research Index, peer review Journal. He had awarded 9 National like Dhanwantari Award like this and 1 International Award for excellent work in Ayurveda field. He had published more than 20 Research Articles in National & International Journal up till.

Acupuncture and TCM Approach to COVID-19 in Non-Fontline Healthcare Service: Prevention and Post Infection Recovery
Prof. Natália Roque
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal


 

Abstract


According to updated data, COVID-19 continues to dangerously spread around the world, with no vaccine or effective treatment available so far.

At the same time, TCM in China, by integrating conventional and non-conventional medicine, has proven to be effective in prevention, treatment and recovery. 

In Europe, in general, and in Portugal, in particular, due to several factors, TCM practitioners are not frontline health professionals and they lack a plan for integrated TCM and western medicine on prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Nevertheless, according to TCM patterns, they act on a preventive and recovery approach basis, in order to support European clinical treatment, by acting prior to and after infection occurs.

Herein, we aim to explain about the way portuguese TCM practitioners, being conditioned by legal rules, use TCM, and acupuncture in particular, in private clinics, to effectively contribute to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, mainly in two crucial moments: 1.Managing to prevent infection; 2. Enhancing post infection recovery. A clinical case of eczema aggravated by COVID-19 is described as an example of post infection recovery.

Whatever the stage of the disease, TCM is a great contribution to fight COVID-19, including prior to infection, during and post infection, for, we know, from both historical data and recent clinical studies, that TCM supports the body 's immune function to help fight disease and diminish its consequences. Thus, the preventive approach can be the most powerful and effective strategy to fight the disease. 

 

Biography


Natália Roque is currently working as a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, School of Health, Bachelor Degree of Acupuncture in Portugal. She has a Specialist Degree in Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture. She is a clinician in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Phytotherapy for 20 years, and has been teaching TCM for 15 years. She had professional internship at TCM GD Hospital Wu Yi, Jiang Men, China. She has participated as author and co-author in several conferences on TCM and she is presently focusing on publishing e-books to support the teaching of TCM in Portugal.

Evidence-based medicine research in TCM and acupuncture: Dos and Don'ts
Prof. Madalena Martins
Politechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal


 

Abstract


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is known for its holistic approach delivering a personalized treatment of the individual based on the concept of syndrome differentiation. On the other hand, Western medicine follows a disease-target approach where usually there is a standard treatment protocol defined for each disease entity. Evidence-based medicine (EBM), has been established as the standard of modern medical practice for greater treatment efficacy and safety, integrating individual clinical expertise with clinical evidence from systematic research. However, for TCM, discussion persists on feasibility of applying the EBM model. In a recent report (2019) the WHO highlights the need for credible data and reliable official information that can be used by Member States to understand the global landscape of Traditional and Complementary medicine, with acupuncture being pointed out as the most common form of practice. Herein, we aim to discuss the current state of EBM research in TCM, and particularly in acupuncture, while proposing possible paths to overcome the existing challenges.

 

Biography


Madalena Martins is currently working as a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, School of Health, Bachelor degree of Acupuncture in Portugal. She has training in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Phytotherapy, diploma in Biology, PhD in Biology/Biotechnology. Her activities are grounded on a research career of almost 20 years, her studies are now focusing on the evidence-based research in complementary and alternative medicine, particularly in tradicional chinese medicine and acupuncture. In the last years her research was also centred in the genetics of complex disorders. She published 24 papers in international peer reviewed journals and received several scientific Awards.

KSHAR-SUTRA MANAGEMENT IN FISTULA-IN-ANO : AN EXCLUSIVE SUSTAINED-RELEASE DRUG DELIVERY MECHANISM
Prof. Ajay Kumar Gupta
Rishikul Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Haridwar, India


 

Abstract


Fistula-in-Ano, a grave disease, closely resembles the disease Bhagandar described in ancient authentic Ayurvedic treatise ‘Sushruta Samhita’, and it has been included under top eight alarming dangerous diseases (quoted as Ashta Maha-gad). This indicates existence of Fistula-in-Ano in its notorious form ever since the origin of medical world. It is a chronic abnormal communication, usually lined, to some degree, by granulation tissue, which run outwards from the Ano-rectal lumen (the internal opening) to an external opening on the skin of Perineum or Gluteal region (or rarely to vagina, in women).  It is an increasingly common Ano-rectal disorder present in population worldwide and its prevalence is second highest after Hemorrhoids. 

This global problem is being managed by specialized Proctologists and general surgeons at different medical centers, but in spite of best possible efforts, its recurrence rate (15 – 67%) after modern surgery, still remains a big challenge in front of the medical as well as surgical world. Studies reveal that recurrence is very common after modern surgery. To answer it in the language of successful cure, a comprehensive approach through Ayurveda has been extended with a definite and positive outcome. An extensive research executed on authentic Ayurvedic literature, brought forward a Para-surgical approach in the form of Kshar-sutra management for Fistula-in-Ano. Kshar-sutra therapy is being widely performed by Ayurvedic super specialists all over India, ever since the result of Prof. Deshpande’s pioneer work was published in the American Journal of Proctology in 1976, which was a great milestone in the history of Ayurvedic surgery. 

Moreover, a well-controlled, comparative trial of this new technique was carried out by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 1991 and showed far better result. This result when published in Indian Journal of Medical Research was widely hailed as a major breakthrough in the field of alternative medicine. 

Kshar-sutra therapy is gradually becoming universally accepted globally. ICMR has validated it and is also under active consideration of WHO for its globalization. In India, Department of AYUSH had launched a National campaign on Kshar-sutra management in August 2007 and has recommended for establishing a “Kshar-sutra clinic” at District hospitals, CHC’s and Ayurvedic hospitals all over the India. Besides, various CME’s are being organized by AYUSH Department, Govt. of India, for propagation and proper utilization of this miraculous successful Kshar-Sutra Therapy.

Kshar-Sutra is an herbal medicated alkaline thread which is prepared by applying 21 uniform coatings of Latex of a selected medicinal plant along with Kshar and Haridra powder on Surgical Linen thread No. 20 under aseptic conditions, in Kshar-Sutra Lab. This is dried and sealed before being transferred to operation theatre for being ligated in the fistulous track (Bhagandar) of the patient. It is changed weekly till complete healing. Kshar-Sutra is a novel sustained-release drug delivery mechanism which induces mechanical as well as chemical action resulting in cutting and simultaneous healing of the Fistula track.  

Kshar-sutra therapy is an ambulatory treatment modality. It is safe, can be performed on all age groups, needs no indoor hospitalization, is economical, no anaesthesia is required in majority of cases, is without any complications, has no absolute contraindications, and most successful with almost negligible recurrence rate. Thus, in current surgical fraternity, it is the superiormost, best and most acceptable curative modality of management for Fistula-in-Ano sufferers. 

 

Biography


Ajay Kumar Gupta, B.A.M.S., M.S.(Ay), Ph.D., is an Ayurvedic Surgical specialist. Presently he is the Head, Post-graduate Department of Shalya-Tantra (surgery) & Deputy Medical Superintendent at Rishikul Campus of Uttarakhand Ayurved University, Haridwar, India; Vice-President - National Sushruta Association, and Deputy Dean (Research) at Uttarakhand Ayurved University, India. He is specialist in ‘Kshar-Sutra Therapy’ for Fistula-in-Ano, and Wound management by Ayurvedic herbal preparations. He is also an expert guest speaker on Kshar-Sutra therapy training and various Ayurvedic medical education programs in numerous medical institutions by Government of India, as well as abroad. He has 25 years of teaching and training experience, with 68 research publications in national and international journals.

Unseen World of Energy dynamics: Biofield studies determine changes in energy field or AURA; used for predictive Health management, Mind studies and environmental energy patterns conducive (or otherwise) to health and wellbeing.
Dr. Sujata Vaidya
Supra Health Solutions LLP and Institute of Integrative Healthcare (Multiversity initiative), Pune, India


 

Abstract


Gross world is the percolation of subtle energies. There are a large permutation combinations of different frequencies that are at constant interplay. A field conducive to the subject is considered healthy and energy erratic behavior creates patterns which are a telltale for dis-ease or ill health and futuristic imbalances. 

Mental stability and stable body functions can make great changes inherent towards better health without the intervention of medicines and drugs. Respect for environment and how specific energies influence our wellbeing are demonstrated by these Aura scans. 

Such Biofield scans have been used for predictive Health Analysis; for futuristic disturbances in health, as well as in cases where medical treatments have fallen short as the root of disease is not identified; Such aura scans can help.

Action of “Healing” and Integrative therapies outcomes evaluated by Biofield scanning.

 

Biography


Sujata Vaidya (BSc, MBA- Pune University); completed PhD Zorastrian College, Mumbai Open International University; Sri Lanka in 2000 when all allied studies were catogarised under CAM. Her work with ‘Science behind Traditional systems’ peaked with Ayurvedic systems; Mind- Body Healthcare which she practices and teaches. She completed Registred Clinial Trials using Ayurvedic formulations (FDA, branded Suved and Reimmugen) for lifestyle diseases, atherosclerosis and on COVID-19 patients. Numerous papers have been published to highlight these achievements. She is member of Universal Brotherhood missions (Turkey); Director at Supra Health Solutions LLP and Mentor at Institute of Integrative Healthcare.

Medhya (intellect-promoting) Herbs of Ayurveda in Modern Perspective: A Review
Dr. Tabassum Arif Pansare
Government. Ayurveda College, Osmanabad, India


 

Abstract


 It is estimated by World Health Organization that mental and behavioural disorders account for about 12 percent of the global burden of diseases. Although massive development has taken place in the field of psychiatry, the problems in managing certain mental problems have however remained unsolved. Furthermore adverse effects of anti-psychotic drugs are creating significant amount of discomfort to the patients. Therefore there is a requirement to find out suitable, safe and effective drugs from plant origin. Ayurveda has the potential to deal with the problem of neurodegeneration and its effect on cognition. Furthermore it improves the quality of life of a person. Medhya (intellect-promoting) herbs are stated in Ayurvedic classical texts for enrichment of cognition and they act on psychological co-morbidities such as stress, agitation and depression. Medhya Rasayana herbs are claimed to promote cognitive functions of the brain and help in regeneration of neural tissues moreover producing anti-stress and memory enhancing effect and retard brain ageing. The analysis of literature in this regard revealed notable pharmacological activities of theseherbs like nootropic, antioxidant, anti-aging, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, anti-convulsant, anti-toxic  etc. The present attempt draws attention to Ayurvedic aspect and relevant pharmacological studies on these herbs regarding Medhya activity. These herbs values advance exploration as these may serve as a source of potential drug to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders generally related with loss of memory, cognitive deficits, impaired mental function, obsessive compulsive symptoms etc.

 

Biography


Tabassum Arif Pansare has completed her M. D. in Dravyagunavigyan, University of Pune and Ph. D. in Dravyagunavigyan, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. She was meritorious student of her school and college. She scored first rank in Dravyagunavigyan subject in the University of Pune. She received a gold medal for research work of M.D. She received 1st prize in diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda basic studies. She has been working as an Associate Professor – class 1 officer of Government Ayurved College, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India since 2012. She has published 47 papers in reputed journals. She has 18 yrs experience of Teaching Dravyagunavigyan and 13 yrs experience as s a post-graduate teaching. She has attended 48 conferences, workshops and symposium and presented 18 papers in conferences. She is a member of International Academy of Ayurved.

Dual potentional of Berberine as an inhibitor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and of Rifampicin induced hepatootxicity: Can be potential alternative as Anti-TB??
Dr. Vaishali Ravindra Undale
Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India


 

Abstract


Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid of the protoberberine type, found in the many plant species traditionally used for treatment of hepatic disorders, like Berberis vulgaris, Berberis aristata etc. It holds a varied range of pharmacological activities, including antioxidative anti- inflammatory ( and immunoregulative activities. Isolated Berberine was obained as a gift sample from Ayush Healthcare, Pune for the studies. The antitubercular against Mycobacterium tuberculosis by was evaluated by Alamar Blue Assay method in which berberine showed inhibitory activity at  concentration of 6.25μg/ml while Anti-TB drugs rifampicin showed inhibitory activity at all concentratios used lowest being 0.8ug/ml, and isoniazid at 50μg/ml. In physical compatabilty studies between Rifampicin/INH and berberine physical incompatiblity was not observed. No  interference in the biological activity of berberine by Anti-TB drugs and berberine was confirmed by evalaution of biological activity against S. aureus and E.coli by agar diffusion method.    The hepatoprotecion by berberine against Rifampicin induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar rats in 28 days study reveled reduction in serum AST, ALT, Total Bilirubin and histopathological changes while increase in total protein and albumin levels in rats treated with combination of berberine ( 10mg/kg) and rifamipicin(60mg/kg) as compared to rats treated with only rifamipcin. Thus berberine can be used  for its dual potential as Anti-TB and hepatoprotecion against hepatotoxicity as an alternative. 

 

Biography


Vaishali Undale has completed her Ph.D. from Savitribai Phule Pune Univeristy. She has been working as a Associate Professor and HOD at Department of Pharmacology, Dr.D.Y. Patil Unitech Society’s Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Pimpri, Pune. since 2017. She had worked at SGRS college of Pharmacy, Saswad as Associate Professor since1997. She has published about 36 papers in peer reviewed journals, one book chapter and 18 text books as per various University syllabus across India. She is a recipient of Inspirational Associate Professor award by Smriti College of Pharmaceutical Education (SCOPE), Indore.