Welcome to the 5th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!
President of ICMART,
President of SAMAG
The 16th International TAO Congress will take place in Graz in September 2019. The main theme of this year's congress is Fertility, and a second topic focuses on the Water Element and its issues. In addition, you can expect interesting lectures and workshops on topics such as gut, pain, laser acupuncture and auriculo-medicine/earacupuncture.
Take advantage of this opportunity - unique in Austria - to experience TCM, feel the cozy atmosphere and the inspiring ambiance of our TAO Congress. Undergo further education in small groups, where you still have the opportunity to speak with the lecturer personally, meet colleagues and make friends for professional exchange or for a leisurely conversation, and last but not least enjoy our beautiful town Graz and its surrounding (for example the Wine yards in Southern Styria). http://www.tcmkongress.at/en/Home
The ICMART member AGOM, Acupuncture Association of the World, from Milan, organized a charity treatment program to south Philippines and city of Zamboanga. The program lasted 2 weeks and more than 500 treatments were applied to poor people in the city jail and a few health centres. The President of AGOM, Dr. Paola Poli, the President of ALMA, Acupuncture Association from Lombardia-Italy Dr. Carlo Moiraghi and Past President of ICMART and President of SAMAG, Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece Dr. Konstantina Theodoratou voluntary participated at this organization. AGOM will continue its charity work and schedule similar events at needed areas worldwide.
Program download here
2nd International Symposium on Research in Acupuncture
20-21October 2018, Bologna, Italy
The first International Symposium on Research in Acupuncture, organized in Bologna in 2015, gathered together more than 200 physicians and researchers coming from over 14 nations. It was successful for a number of reasons, but most importantly because of the increasing interest the integration of acupuncture with conventional biomedical treatments, as informed by an emerging research evidence base.
In this context, the Association of Medical Acupuncturists of Bologna (A.M.A.B.) and the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) are organising the Second International Symposium on Research in Acupuncture, to be held on October 20th and 21st, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, at the Savoia Regency Hotel.
We will again, in Bologna, host many of the most recognized international authorities in the field of clinical and basic acupuncture research, with the final aim of providing updates and practical and authoritative insight into the most controversial aspects and issues concerning acupuncture research and its integration within healthcare systems.
Please check our program: www.acupunctureresearch.eu
Looking forward to meeting you in Bologna!
Carlo Maria Giovanardi, MD
Scientific Committee Co-Chair-President of the Federazione Italiana delle Società di Agopuntura (F.I.S.A.)- President of the Associazione Medici Agopuntori Bolognesi (A.M.A.B.)
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc
Scientific Committee Co-Chair- Massachusetts General Hospital, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, MA- Co-President of the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)
Welcome to the 6th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!
Dear friends and colleagues,
the Scientific Association of Medical Acupuncture in Greece organizes the 6th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium in Athens, on the 09-10 June 2018.
This year’s symposium is focused on stress.
Stress isn’t always bad. But when we are constantly running in emergency mode, our mind and body are affected. Chronic stress can lead to serious health problems.
The congress program will contain multiple lectures and workshops concerning acupuncture clinical applications and current scientific research on our field.
Physicians, biologists, physicists and psychologists from Greece and other countries will discuss how to provide a therapeutic opportunity for a complete stress treatment and thus improve health.
We will be delighted if you join us in this interesting scientific quest.
Dr. Konstantina Theodoratou MD, MSc, Med.Psych
Chair of the Symposium
Dr Michael Tarabe, MD, MSc, PhD, Plastic Surgeon
Co-Chair of the Symposium
Sad news from Hungary:
Once again, the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association is in mourning.
Dr. Stephen Pesztenlehrer, "Pista," has died at age 77, HMAA Vice President (1990 – 1992), HMAA President (1992-2003), ICMART President (1996-1998) and honorary associate professor.
Dr. Pesztenlehrer spearheaded the first ICMART Congress in Budapest in 1992. He was renown for his insights, sage advice, experience, keen insights and ability to communicate difficult and delicate information with clarity and grace. Deeply religious and exhibiting a quiet and dignified strength, “Pista” was devoted to his patients and to his wife and children.
The passing of this extraordinary man is painful, not only for his family, but for Medical Acupuncture community as well. He will be missed.
Welcome to the 5th Interdisciplinary Acupuncture Symposium!
60 years of DZA (Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur), German Journal for Acupuncture & Related Techniques - Congratulations for that pioneer work and ongoing success!!
The DZA is the journal with the largest edition outside China for Acupuncture and Related Techniques. It is the forum for scientific research and practical application of these techniques.
In its anniversary year 2017 the DZA will look back on its history and specific topics. We will keep in touch and present you some highlights ...
ECIM 2016 Budapest
APPLICATION OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN MEDICINE
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIST CONFERENCE IN BUDAPEST
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE - THE FUTURE STRATEGY
Budapest has hosted an important medical conference in mid-September. The prominent professionals of integrative medicine the first time met with their Hungarian colleagues at ECIM 2016 conference. Prof. Dr. Gabriella Hegyi became a Hungarian member of this prestigious professional organization, in recognition her work of professional foundation of TCM physician, wide range familiarization of western and complementary medicine, organization and practical implementation of high-quality medical training.
There cannot be another way of effective healing and prevention of diseases in the world, than by knowing all the various-minded treatments and choose the best methods and procedures for responsible application. But for this the first step is to get to know and understand all kind, whether they are few thousand years old, and then they should be harmonized with the modern theories and technological knowledge. This is the base of modern medical-healer approach, about what more than 32 countries’ three hundred scientists, researchers and practical specialist exchanged their experiences in Budapest ECIM conference in mid-September. The European Association for Integrative Medicine had its first Central and Eastern European event in Budapest. Hungary won the right of organizer among numerous other candidates, this choice is in recognition of the high-quality medical-healing work going on in the country and represent the trust in the future scientific implementation of integrative medicine. The Hungarian president and organizer of the conference, Dr. Gabriella Hegyi, professor of Dietetics and Complementary Medicine Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Pécs, founder and Professional and Strategy leader of Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pécs, president of the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association emphasized: the meeting confirmed those evidences, which are essential to be extensively known and disseminated for the daily healing work. Not the disease, but the patient should be treated in individually tailored way and by a multi-disciplinary approach, which means it is our duty to research these new ways, get to know their mechanism of action by the instrument systems of integrative medicine. Several international professional authorities attended to the conference, including Mr. Alojz Peterle, Co-Chair of European Parliament’s Health Workgroup, WHO Representative, Professor George Lewith from England, Professor Dominik Irnich from Munich, excellent lecturers from University of Iran, professors in the field of Ayurveda from India and others. Message of the Chinese Nobel Prize winner Professor Youyou Tu was about that she was examining recipe from year 200 AD and found those active agents, which can be used against malaria. Others have also confirmed that it is worth to examine centuries-old remedies, analyzing them by today modern technology may give such knowledge, for what previously we could not build. The participants were able to study many excellent practical examples. At the Anesthesiology Department of Munich University is running a complex pain management clinic, where in addition to the western medical tools they are also apply personalized herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and manual therapies treatments. The integrative medicine is successfully used in other countries as well. “It became certain, that the developed health care systems are also in need of the hidden potentials and resources of integrative medicine, which can be applied in legally regulated and medically-grounded frameworks” – said Professor Dr. József Betlehem, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs. “More and more obvious that a multilateral approach and treatment of diseases can become the XXI. century’s new healing strategic direction, with the following important elements: personalized treatment and shaping of a positive lifestyle to improve life quality” – emphasized Professor Hegyi, who has outstanding merits in Hungary on the professional foundation of TCM, wide range familiarization of western and complementary medicine, organization and practical implementation of high-quality medical training. The Yamamoto Institute established by her is an exemplary medical institute in Central Eastern Europe for 30 years. As recognition of all her work she got elected the member of international leadership of the European Association for Integrative Medicine. The congress was organized by Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pécs and the Hungarian Medical Acupuncture Association. (ECIM 2016, Budapest, 11.09.2016 press release)
More details, program and pictures here: www.ecim2016budapest.com
Take a look how Austrian Acupuncture Society (OEGA) is presenting itself here
more details see: www.ecim2016budapest.com
more details see: www.ecim2016budapest.com
Peter Krüger, Germany
ACUPUNCTURE RANDOMIZED TRIAL FOR PREVENTING TEST ANXIETY
Victoria Sandoval-Eslava, Mexiko
HYPOGLYCEMIC EFFECT OF ZUSANLI (E36) IN A MOUSE MODEL OF STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED DIABETES TYPE 1
Milagros Garcia-Ormaechea, Spain
EVALUATION OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT FOR XEROSTOMIA
Priv-Doz Dr Dominik Irnich, MD, President
Gabriela Huemer, MD, Vice-President
Sabine Schirl, MD, Head of the Education Unit
Dr Klaus Trinczek, MD, Head of Education Unit
Hedi Luxenburger, MD, Treasurer
Stephan Allmendinger, MD
ICMART Congress 2020
26-28th June 2020