Introduction to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine - History, Modalities & Key Terms

Keynote Talk: Good Publication Network for Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Zx Bian, MD

Thursday, March 4th, 4:45 PM PST

Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) of HKBU

Tsang Shiu Tim Endowed Professor in Chinese Medicine Clinical Studies

Director and Chair Professor of Clinical Division

Director, Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre

Associate Director, Institute of Creativity

Program Director of Master of Science in Personal Health Management (Chinese Medicine) program

Expert in basic and clinical research of gastrointestinal disease with Chinese medicine

Session One: Nutrition and Herbal Medicine as Prevention and Treatment

Thursday, March 4th, 2020, 4:30 to 7:30 PM PST

Randall Stafford, MD, PhD

"Anti-inflammatory diets to prevent metabolic and cardiac disease"

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Sheena Sooraj, BAMS, AD

"Dietary factors for controlling the respiratory allergies"

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Namyata Pathak, BAMS, MD (Ayu), AD, VS

"Integrative Ayurveda Nutrition : Premise and Promise"

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Baoyan Liu, MD

"The role of Chinese medicine in the pandemic of COVID-19 based on real world data in China"

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Session Two: Pain Management

Friday, March 5th, 2020, 4:30 to 7:30 PM PST

Lixing Lao, MD, PhD, LAc

"Evidence-based acupuncture on pain management"

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Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, MAOM, LAc, CMT, PhD

"Ayurveda for Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis : An Evidence Based Report"

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Jayarajan Kodikannath, BSc, BAMS

"Ayurvedic Management of Backpain"

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Jiang-Ti Kong, MD

"Predicting clinical response to acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a practical approach"

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Session Three: Mental Health

Saturday, March 6th, 2020, 4:30 to 7:30 PM PST


Barbara Niles, PhD

"Evidence for Mind-Body Interventions for PTSD: Review and Recommendations"

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Zhang-jin Zhang, MD

"Acupuncture and herbal medicine for psychiatric disorders with particular depression: update and clinical recommendtion"

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Dinesh K.S., BAMS, MD

“Agastya-a non-linear comprehensive multi model approach of Ayurveda for management of children with autism spectrum disorders”

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Rammohan V Rao, PhD, AP

"Clearing the Fog: Ayurvedic Management of Alzheimer’s Disease"

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