Speakers from all over the world carry with them all the knowledge of an ancient medicine bridging the latest techniques and technologies.

We will have high-level communications from the areas of pediatric oncology, Tui Na, gynecology, pharmacopuncture, chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, acupuncture, aesthetics, dermatology, etc.

Ana Varela

Portugal

She started her career in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 when she finished her bachelor degree at Escola de Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (ESMTC) in Portugal, having previously completed a degree in Physical Education, specializing in Special Education and Rehabilitation at the Faculty of Human Motricity (1984). She also did a doctorate in Human Motricity in the area of ​​Health and Fitness, with distinction and unanimous praise, at the same faculty, that belongs to the Technical University of Lisbon (1990-1997). She also completed the first year of Medicine at the former Classical University of Lisbon (1972).

After the course of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ana Varela did a research at the University of Nanjing, where it was unanimously approved in the public discussion (2004-2008). Since then she has done two post-graduations: the first in the area of ​​Statistics: Multifactorial Analysis at the Faculty of Medicine of the Classical University of Lisbon, where she did the second in Epidemiology.

She is nowadays responsible for the treasury of the Portuguese Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (APAMTC) and a member of the management team of the Portuguese Federation of Tai Chi and Therapeutic Qigong.

With more than 15 years of clinical experience of Chinese Medicine, she now teaches Basic Theory, Herbal Medicine, Introduction to the Study of TCM Classics and Research Methodology at the ESMTC. She became one of the main coordinators of the school as well as a professor of clinical practice.

Andreas Noll

Germany

Born 1955, study of Acupuncture and TCM in China, Sri Lanka and Germany. Academical study of sinology and comparative religious studies at “Freie Universität Berlin”. Own clinic since 1984 in Berlin, since 2003 a second clinic in Munich.

He was the founder of the Berlin school of TCM “Shou Zhong” 1990 and established new standards of the education in TCM in Germany. As the principal up to 2000, he established the co-operation between this school, the German “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und TCM” (AGTCM) and the Chengdu University of TCM.

President of AGTCM since 1999 up to 2005.

Due to his initiative and influence, the European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ETCMA), as an umbrella organization for professional associations, was founded in 2001.

Academical exchange with the Chengdu University of TCM since 1991. Annual invitations of professors from CDUTCM for teaching in Germany at the German TCM schools and the International Rothenburg Conference as the leader of SHOU Zhong School of TCM and as the head of AGTCM Germany. He is a Visiting Professor of the Chengdu University of TCM since 2006.

In 1999, signing the “Memorandum for Discussion on Education Cooperation between the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, the Shou Zhong, Ausbildungszentrum Ost fuer Klass. Akupunktur and TCM e. V. Germany, and Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V.”.

In 2004, signing the “Memorandum of Cooperation between AGTCM and its schools and CDUTCM”.
Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of the “2nd International Conference on the Modernization of TCM Chengdu/China 2005”, invited speaker at the 1st (2003), 3rd (2010), 4th (2013) and 5th (2016) Conferences in Chengdu; invited speaker at World Scientific Cultural Dialogue, Paris 2018.

Publications (title translated):

“The Wu Xing”, Co-author U. Lorenzen, Vol. 1-5, 1992-2002, Müller und Steinicke, Munich, (German language)

“Handbook of Herbal Medicine”, 1989, Harald Schicke Verlag, (German language)

“The elder Patient in TCM”, Ed. With B. Ziegler, 2006, Elsevier, Munich, (German language)

“Treatment of Stress disorders with TCM”, Ed with B. Kirschbaum, 2006, Elsevier, Munich, (German language)

“Guide Book of TCM”, 2008, Graefe und Unzer, Munich, (German language)

“Family Planning with Naturopathy”, Co-Author C. Gnoth, 2009, Graefe und Unzer, Munich, (German language)

“Treatment of Fertility Disorders with TCM”, Ed. With S. Wilms, Thieme, 2008 German edition, 2009 English edition

“The Organs’ Clock”, Co-Author Dr. Hemm, 2012, Graefe und Unzer, Munich, (German language)

“Infertility and TCM - a guide for patients”, 2013, Müller und Steinicke, Munich, (German language)

“TCM for 50 and + years old”- Ed. with B. Ziegler, 2013, Müller und Steinicke, Munich, (German language)

“Digestion and TCM - a guide for patients”, Müller & Steinicke, 2016 Munich, (German language)

“Women in Dao”, BoD – Books on Demand, Norderstedt, 2016, (German language)

“Wish for Children – holistic and western medical ways” (with C. Gnoth), Zuckschwerdt 2016, Munich, (German language)

“Hashimoto and TCM - a guide for patients” (with V. Haslauer), Müller & Steinicke, 2017, Munich, (German language)

“Headache, Migraine and TCM - a guide for patients”, Müller & Steinicke, 2018, Munich, (German language)

“Back Pain and TCM a guide for patients”, Müller & Steinicke, 2019, Munich, (German language)

“The treatment of Thyroid Diseases with TCM”, together with J. Hummelsberger, Andreas Kalg, Müller & Steinicke, 2019, Munich, (German language)

Numerous articles in German and international TCM-Journals

Research Fields:
Endocrinology, Infertility and TCM
Daoism, Yang Sheng

Bin Jiang Wu

Canada

Graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and is a licensed holistic practitioner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) and President of the Faculty of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Ontario (OCTCM), Canada. He is also Vice-President of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies and Vice-Chairman of the Traditional Chinese Medicine University of Henan (China).

Bin Jiang Wu is a PhD professor of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and is often invited to the following universities: Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a consulting professor at the Austrian Scientific Fund (FWF) and at the National Chinese Foundation for Natural Medicine (NSFC).

Bin Jiang Wu also holds the title of Expert of the World Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (English version). Inventor and founder of the Wu technique for cranial massage, he is the author of the book "Wu's Head Massage" which is translated into English, Hungarian and Chinese.

He has more than 45 years of clinical experience, and his research goes from needle manipulation techniques in acupuncture, Qigong, insomnia, to menstruation and infertility, physical and psychic dysfunctions, etc. There are more than 300 articles in different countries where he is mentioned, and he keeps contributing to magazines, newspapers, radio and television.

Carles Garay

Spain

In 2003, he began his practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Barcelona where he graduated from the Higher Institute of Traditional Medicines (ISMET). Later and due to his constant dedication and learning of this Medicine, he continued his studies in China, mainly in Kunming (Yunnan).

During the following years, his search in China intensified. Thanks to the organization of study trips in different hospitals in China, he was able to learn with several doctors who introduced him to "the roots of Chinese Medicine". Most importantly, Dr. Hu Guang was the key in his change to break his practice of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) into Classical Medicine (Canon).

During this period, apart from working in his private practice in Barcelona, he participated in the technical part of the development of FITOKI formulas (Natural Chinese Phytotherapy); participating in the training of professionals.

As the academic part, since 2007 he has maintained his activity as a teacher in different schools in Spain and Portugal, including the Van Nghi Institute in Leiria, Portugal. His interest in the development of Chinese Phytotherapy, as the practice of Acupuncture from the classical view, are his outstanding training topics.

He is currently director of Distal Acupuncture, Director of the Centre Holístic, apart from teaching. His daily dedication to this teaching is part of the dream of bringing the Classical vision of Chinese Medicine closer as a 21st century health tool.

Carlos Chan

Portugal

42 years old, graduated in Chinese Medicine (School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Lisbon),
Master (China Pharmaceutical University) and PhD (Chinese Traditional Medicine University of Tianjin) in the field of Chinese Medicine in Oncology.

Carolinne Dias

Brazil

She graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics at the University of São Paulo FMVZ / USP, where she took a doctorate in Medical Sciences. She did three postgraduate courses: the first in Acupuncture at the Bioethicus Institute, and the other two in Chinese Herbal Medicine, one at the same institute and the other at CEFIMED.

She is one of the Founding Partners of the Veterinary Rehabilitation Center “Lotus Flower Veterinary Acupuncture” in São Paulo, Brazil.

She has been a guest teacher several times: the first one was at the Veterinary Acupuncture postgraduate studies of the Bioethicus Institute; the second at the Veterinary Acupuncture postgraduate studies at Anclivepa; and the third one was at the postgraduate studies in Veterinary Acupuncture at the Equilibrium Institute.

She is the former president of the Brazilian Association of Veterinary Acupuncture and the current treasurer.

Claude Diolosa

Germany

Prof. Claude Diolosa founded in 1984 (Wood Rat Year) the Avicenna Institute in Germany. He teaches in different European countries Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Astrology, I Ging but also Meditation and Dao Yin exercises. He has been nominated as a guest professor at the TCM University in Chengdu/China since 2013.

It is his great concern to combine Chinese Medicine with the Old European Medical Culture especially pharmacology and translate western herbs in energetic patterns based on differential diagnosis.

Daniel Ribeiro

Portugal

Bachelor of Biological Engineering – UM

Master in TCM - ICBAS-UP

PhD in chemical and biological engineering – UM

Postdoctoral researcher – CIIMAR

Collaborated with ICBAS and IPN

Has several articles published in indexed international journals

Professional practice in acupuncture since 2009 (C-0500467)

Professor at the Northern Health School of the Portuguese Red Cross

Daniel Spigelman

Australia

He spent close to a decade working and studying in China, receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. During this time he had the opportunity to train in depth with many eminent physicians including Wang Ju Yi and Andrew Nugent-Head.

He is an inner door disciple of the Zhang Ce lineage of Tai Chi Tong Bei and a 24th Generation Disciple of the Daoist Wudang Pure Yang Sect.

He also maintains private practice in Sydney.

Delphine Armand

France

She met her master, Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, while working on her thesis in Germany. She was captivated by his enthusiastic charisma and personality and, at the same time, intrigued by the strange, broken lines he had drawn in her notebook; she decided to attend her next scheduled training with Dr. Tan. Delphine was immediately fascinated by the logic and effectiveness of the Balance Method and devoted herself entirely to its practice and to its consequent international growth.

Embracing this mission, she worked in close proximity to her mentor for nearly a decade.

Delphine assisted him in numerous formations in the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, served as a translator in all the formations in France, as well as coordinated the French translation of Dr. Tan's books.
She recently advanced in her studies of Ba Zi, assisting her mentor in the preparation of charts for his patients.

Since 2008, she exclusively uses his Balance Method at her clinic in France.

Delphine Armand has two bachelor degrees: one in Veterinary Medicine and another in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Deolinda Fernandes

Portugal

She graduated in Sociology from the Institute of Work and Enterprise Sciences (ISCTE) in 1977.

In 1998, she was awarded a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, People's Republic of China (NJUCM, PR China).

She has more than 30 years of clinical practice and at the moment she is the Director/Founder of ESMTC together with Prof. José Faro.She mainly teaches the disciplines related to therapeutic Qi Gong, having already taught other disciplines such as Diagnosis and Basic Theory. She is also the jury of the monographs presented by the finalist students of the degree course in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the ESMTC and was also Coordinator of the clinical internship for more than 10 years in the same institution.

Dr. Deolinda Fernandes is currently representative of Acupuncturists in the Advisory Board of Non-Conventional Therapeutics at the Ministry of Health, and Board’s Secretary of APAMTC - Professional Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Diogo Calado

Portugal

Currently Co-coordinates the Degree in Acupuncture in the School of Health at Setubal's Polytechnic Institute (ESS / IPS) in which he’s a Guest Adjunct Professor.

Master in Integrative Medicine (Clinical Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Conventional Medicine, from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2012-2015), Degree in Sports Sciences (University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, 2010-2012) and has training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (UMC, Portugal).

He is a Specialist in Portuguese Higher Education in the Health area, with public tests conducted in 2018 at ESS / IPS. He is a PhD student in Tiajin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Licensed by ACSS, Portugal in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He’s a member of the Research on Protection of Traditional Knowledge Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

Consultant in Sociedade Portuguesa de Fitoquímica e Fitoterapia (SPFito) since October 2015 for the introduction of Chinese Medicine in the Portuguese market.

Emanuel Filipe

Portugal

Graduated in Rehabilitation Massage and Physiotherapy Assistant working in the area of ​​Physical Rehabilitation since 2001.

Graduated in Neuro-Structural Integration Techniques in 2007 by the inventor of the Michael Nixon-Livy Method, having completed advanced training in 2010.

Graduated from the APA-DA and the IPMTC in Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2008, he has since devoted himself to deepening the study of energy physiology and its mechanisms.

In 2011, he was invited to take a place in teaching UMC. He is currently responsible for the curricular units of Energy Physiology, Pathology and Therapeutics in MTC, Differentiation of Syndromes in TCM and Diagnosis in TCM.

It investigates the energy imbalances in temporo-mandibular dysfunction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and postural syndromes.

Adapted the concept and methodology of Neuromuscular Bands to Traditional Chinese Medicine, developing a technique of its own application.

He took the Management of the Traditional Chinese Medicine B-Learning Course at UMC in 2016.

In 2017, he attended the advanced teacher training program at ChengDu University of TCM, Sichuan.

Eric Brand

USA

He took on Chinese language and cultural studies at the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 1999, followed by a Master of Science, Traditional Oriental Medicine, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2003. Recently he became Doctor of Philosophy (Chinese Herbal Pharmacy) through the Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Chinese Medicine, 2017.

He started his professional practice with an Internship in the Department of Chinese Medicine at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital 長庚紀念醫院 Taoyuan, in 2005.

Between the years 2005-2006, he was the Project director of the English language TCM publication program in Beijing, at the People’s Medical Publishing House 人民衛生出版社.

From 2004 to 2008, he was senior editor and project director on a wide variety of text and multimedia projects for Paradigm Publications.

From 2007 to 2008, he was Instructor and clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

From 2009 to 2011, he was an author, lecturer, herbal consultant, the China liaison and Director of Publications and Herbal Medicine for Blue Poppy Enterprises.

He has been the Chief Executive Officer Legendary Herbs, Inc. since 2006 and a Chinese Medicine Advisor for American Herbal Pharmacopoeia since 2010.

He is an Instructor in Chinese herbal pharmacognosy at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, since 2010, and an Associate Professor in Pharmacognosy at the Taipei Medical University since 2019.

Since 2014, he has been working around the ISO International Standards in TCM (ISO TC 249), being Chair of the USA Delegation from 2014 to 2017.

Finally, he is the Deputy General Manager (USA) for Beijing Tongrentang Chinese Medicine (USA Holding Co.) since 2017.

He has coordinated, edited and translated over seven books, attended several worldwide meetings and published dozens of articles.

Esther Martínez García

Spain

Medical Doctor. Pediatrician and Acupuncturist. Lecturer in University of Barcelona. Integrative pediatrics in Hospital Sant Joan de Deu (Barcelona).

Pediatrician with more than 10 years of experience as a pediatrician, lecturer and scientific divulgation.
She has practiced Integrative Pediatrics, combining Western Medicine with Acupuncture, in Barcelona, ​​Lima and Bogota.
She has participated like a speaker in international congresses and doing seminars and courses about her discipline.

As a health professional she wants to provide an Integrative Medicine, combining Western and Eastern medical knowledge (Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture) to solve, relieve and prevent both children’s and mums physical and emotional health issues. Acupuncture has been the piece of the puzzle she was missing in order to understand and treat her patients.

She has five children who have been her best teachers.

Felip Caudet

Espanha

Felip is a physiotherapist at Universidad Ramon Llull, specializing in Postural Reeducation (Mézières Method) and Japanese Moxibustion.

He was formed by Masters Tetsuya Fukushima sensei and Hideo Shinma sensei (son of Isaburo Fukaya).

He is the founder of the Okyu Barcelona School - Japanese moxibustion school- in collaboration with Fukushima Sensei and Shinma Sensei, where he is the director and principal instructor.

www.okyubarcelona.com

He is the President of the European Society of Fukayaku.

He has published two books, "El Calor que Cura" (dedicated to direct moxibustion and Fukaya style) and "Moxibustion at the end of the rope" (work specialized in the search of points for moxibustion), as well as several articles in specialized magazines.

He has also developed the method of postural equilibrium through moxibustion (Kinseikyu).

He now divides his clinical activity with teaching (Japan, France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Brazil).

Fernando Fernandes

Brazil

- Graduated in Physiotherapy.

- Postgraduate in Acupuncture.

- Professor of the Postgraduate Course in Acupuncture for 28 years.

- Specialist in Chinese Phytotherapy at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, California.

- With training in Ericksonian hypnosis, P.N.L and Coaching by I.N.A.P (Institute of applied Neuro-linguistics).

- In 2001, in partnership with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alcemar Maia Souto, he developed acupuncture in the Post-Operative Plastic Surgery.

- Prof and practitioner of Yoga and mindfulness.

- Postgraduate course in quantum health by Fisioschool.

- Training in Theta Healing and Access Bars.

- He has taught aesthetic acupuncture, pain and stress workshops for 20 years in Brazil, and in the last 5 years in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Portugal and France.

- Author of the books:

1) Acupuncture aesthetic facial and body and in the postoperative of plastic surgery,

2) Practical and objective aesthetic acupuncture: new procedures,

3) Treatment of traumatic-orthopedic and neurological pathologies in TCM,

4) Stress management: Eastern and Western techniques,

5) AAA diet (alkaline, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant) and its approach in Oriental Medicine,

6) Mine, your daily stress: what to do when life causes you stress?

Books edited by publishers Andreoli and Icon edited in Portugal, translated into English and French.

Hiroyuki Tsuru

Japan

Hiroyuki Tsuru has a Bachelor Degree, a Master Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Acupuncture and Moxibustion by the Meiji University of Oriental Medicine (1991-2000, Kyoto, Japan).

He did his clinical training in several hospitals, namely: the Department of Urology at the Affiliated University Hospital of the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (May, 2000-November, 2000, Kyoto), and at Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (2000-2002, California, USA); the Department of Ophthalmology at Affiliated University Hospital of the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2005-2010, Kyoto); the Department of Otolaryngology at the Affiliated University Hospital of the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2009-2016, Kyoto).

He also did a completion of co-medical lecture class at the Kyoto Ophthalmologists Association (2007, Kyoto).

His specialty is acupuncture treatment for internal, musculoskeletal and surgical field and his sub-specialty is basic and clinical research of acupuncture for sensory disorder and function and for elderly patients.

Mr. Tsuru has been Assistant Professor on several occasions: at the Department of Geriatric Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine (2000-2004, Kyoto, Japan); at the Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine (2004-2008, Kyoto); at the Graduate school of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine (2005-2008, Kyoto); at the Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2008-2016, Kyoto); at the Graduate school of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2008-2016, Kyoto); at the Graduate school of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Correspondence-Course, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2011-2016, Kyoto).

He also was Acupuncturist at the Affiliated Center of Acupuncture Science, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine (2000-2008, Kyoto); an Academic Assistant, Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (2000-2002, California, USA).

He worked as Secretary at the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine (2001-2002, California, USA) and as a Part time instructor at the Meiji School of Oriental Medicine (2003-2016, Osaka, Japan).

He was Member of the affiliated International Academic Exchange Center of Meiji University of Integrative Medicine(2008−2010, Kyoto; and an Assistant Professor (acupuncturist) at the Affiliated Center for Integrative Medicine of the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2011-2017, Kyoto).

More recently, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2017-2018, Kyoto).

Currently, he is Deputy of the Department of International Affairs, of The Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (2018-present, Tokyo), and Correspondent of the Department of International Affairs, also of The Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (2019-present, Tokyo).

He is Appointed Associate Professor of the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, for the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine (2018-present, Kyoto), and a Visiting Professor for the Escola Superior de Saúde Ribeiro Sanches (2019-present, Lisbon).

Dr. Tsuru has several licenses and certifications granted by Japan and the United-States of America, as well as innumerous Honors and Awards for his work and research in the area.

Finally, he is the author of three published English papers, sixty-eight Japanese papers, twenty-six English presentations and one hundred and ten Japanese academic presentations. He also single-authored a textbook and co-authored two others.

Huber Filho

Brazil

Huber graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the University of São Paulo. He also did three postgraduate courses, two of which were at the Bioethicus Institute in São Paulo, namely the postgraduate studies in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, and the third one at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital concerning Bases of Integrative Medicine.

Throughout his career, he has been a Proprietary Partner of the Rehabilitation Center “Lotus Flower Acupuncture Veterinary”, the Coordinator of Traditional Chinese Medicine Service at PetCare Veterinary Hospital, as well as at Animal Care Hospital. He has also been the coordinator of the Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Service at the EVET Veterinary Hospital.

He was a guest lecturer 2 times. The first one was at the Veterinary Acupuncture postgraduate studies of the Bioethicus Institute in the topic of Acupuncture in Emergency and Hospital Care, and the second concerned the postgraduate course in Veterinary Emergency at PAV College & University in Acupuncture and Rehabilitation.

He is currently the president of the Brazilian Association of Acupuncture and Veterinary Medicine.

Joel Amorim

Portugal

Specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He took a Superior Course of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Phytotherapy by the APA-DA and the IPMTC (University of Chinese Medicine in Lisbon, UMC).

He holds teaching positions at the University of Chinese Medicine Zhong Yi Da Xue, Ld.ª, since 2007.

He participated in the First Teaching Training Program at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He is the Clinical Coordinator of the Pedro Choy Clinic of Aveiro, since 2010, and the Clinical Coordinator in the areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Phytotherapy, since 2015.

He also holds a Tai Chi Chuan Course by Master Tomoji Miyamoto.

He is currently the Vice President of APPA.

Johann Perdomo Delgado

Cuba

Currently works in the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, occupying the position of chef of the Department of Natural and Traditional Medicine.

He studied medicine at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Matanzas in (1991-1997), and then did his 1st degree specialty in Natural and Traditional Medicine at the Institute of Military Medicine Dr. Luis Diaz Soto (1999-2003). He then did the 2nd degree specialty in Natural and Traditional Medicine at the Superior Institute of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara, Dr. Serafín Ruiz de Zárate (2008). He has a master's degree in Bioenergetics and Natural Medicine in Primary Care Health at the Medical University of Matanzas, Juan Guitéras y Gener.

He completed a postgraduate study in Agricultural Homeopathy, receiving an honorable mention when concluding the course in 2011 at the University Camilo Cienfuegos.

Since then, he has been a professor, an assistant researcher, the author of more than 20 articles published in Cuban scientific journals, and the co-author of four books published in Cuba that deal with topics of Natural and Traditional Medicine. He has participated in more than 60 scientific events in Cuba, Mexico, Japan, among other countries, conducting more than 78 presentations, conferences and debates.
He graduated in Clinical Homeopathy in 1998 and in Public Administration in 2014.

He took an advanced course in Traditional Chinese Medicine for 1 year at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.

He has been an under- and post-graduate lecturer in several Medical Sciences Programs and is the former president of the National Group of Natural and Traditional Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba. He's a member of the Governing Board of the Cuban Society of Bioenergetics and Naturalistic Medicine, as well as member of the Cuban Society of Pharmacology and of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM).

He is currently a collaborator of the Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Network of the Americas.

John McDonald

Australia

Dr John McDonald, PhD, began studying acupuncture in 1971, acupuncture practice in 1975 and teaching acupuncture in 1977. Since then John has been actively engaged in education, practice and more recently research.

In 2015, John was awarded his PhD in the School of Medicine at Griffith University for an original clinical research study on the effects of acupuncture on mucosal immunity in allergic rhinitis.

John is currently a practitioner, and lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health, Queensland, Australia. John is also an Adjunct Senior-Lecturer in the School of Medicine at Griffith University and Vice-President for Research of the international charity, the Acupuncture Now Foundation.

In 2017 John co-authored The Acupuncture Evidence Project with Stephen Janz, which is a comparative literature review of systematic reviews published between March 2013 and September 2016.

In 2018 John was an invited speaker for the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture’s Annual Conference in Kansas City, the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Annual Conference in Sydney, and for the World Acupuncture Day at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

John was also an invited speaker for the World Scientific and Cultural Dialogue on Acupuncture, also in Paris, at the City of Science and Industry.

José Faro

Portugal

He began his studies in Acupuncture and Naturopathy at IMT in 1983.

He attended the clinical internship at the Department of Pulmonology at the 1st Affiliated Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, R.P China in 2000.

He received his PhD in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and TuiNa from the NUJCM, Nanjing R.P China, finishing it in 2006.

He currently holds a diploma of Higher Studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine issued by NUJCM, R.P China in 2000; a degree of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s specialist issued by the International University of Alternative Medicine in Sri Lanka, and was an invited guest by NUJCM, R.P China between 2000 and 2005.

He has 30 years of experience in private practice and is the Founder and Director of ESMTC together with Dr. Deolinda Fernandes.

He also is the Clinical Co-Director of the ESMTC Traditional Chinese Medicine Advisory Center, where he coordinates courses as Basic Theory, Diagnosis and Topography of Meridians and Points, Ethics and Professional Deontology among many others. He also taught Acupuncture at IMT between 1991 and 1993.

He is Vice Chairman of the Preventive Medicine Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Representative of the Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Advisory Council on Non-Conventional Therapeutics at the Portuguese Ministry of Health, President of the Administration of APAMTC and President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Federation of Tai chi and Qigong Therapeutics.

Juan Pablo Moltó Ripoll

Spain

- Invited Professor of the Psychoneuroacupuncture (PNA) Degree at the University of Mexico.

- Coordinator and Director of the Laboratory of Neurosciences and Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology (PNEI) applied to Scientific Acupuncture, headquartered in Cocentaina (Alicante), Spain. The laboratory collaborates actively with several International Universities, namely: the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad del Nordeste (Argentina) and the Catholic University of Santiago del Estero, UCSE.

- Graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the International Traditional Chinese Medicine Department of the People's Republic of China.

- Psychoneuroacupuncture Degree by AEPNA.

- Diploma in PNEI by the International School of Peru.

- Graduated in Naturopathy.

- Diploma in Homeopathy.

- Training in Neuropsychology.

- Training in Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy.

- Diploma in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychotherapy.

- Founder of Psychoneuroacupuncture.

- Founder and President of the Spanish PNA Association.

- Author of several books and research articles related to Chinese Medicine and Psychoneuroacupuncture.

Ke Song Xuan

UK

Professor Ke, founder and principal of Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine, has practiced and taught Traditional Chinese Medicine worldwide for over 30 years. Prof Ke started to learn his skills very early, when he was a 13 years old boy apprenticed to three herbal masters in his home province of Hubei, China. He was medically qualified in both Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in Canton University of TCM in 1982. His clinical success as a leading consultant of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the UK since 1986 has been featured in the Observer, Daily Mail, FT and on BBC, CNN, ITV, Channel 4 and many other broadcasting media throughout the world. He is twice listed in London Evening Standards’ Top 50 Health Practitioners and London’s 100 Best Alternative Experts, respectively. He is ‘simply brilliant’ (quoted from London Evening Standard 8th May 2001).

Professor Ke has been successfully promoting and providing Acupuncture service in NHS hospitals such as the Royal Free, Whittington and North Middlesex Hospitals, working as Acupuncture Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital. He has also been involved in research programs in TCM with various London Hospitals and was instrumental in setting up the BSc (Hons) and MSc courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University.

Professor Ke was one of the major founders of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, ATCM, and the general secretary of the organization. He was also the president of the British Society of Chinese Medicine. He is vice president of Pan European Federation of TCM Societies. He is actively involved with the UK Department of Health in the process of Statutory Regulation of Professional Practice, and he was a member of its Regulating Working Group.

Professor Ke is also the creator and producer for the documentary film “Traditional Chinese Medicine around the World” which was made by the China Guangdong Radio and Television company and Asanté Academy of Chinese Medicine jointly in 2018.

Li Ling

China

She has a Master Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine and works in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine, at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine. She is fifth Dan (Level 5) in Chinese Martial Arts.

She also is Director of the Academic Department, for the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Guided Health Preserving Committee, at the Guangxi China-ASEAN Health Care and Health Preserving Association.

She visited and studied in D'Youville College, New York State, in 2015 and was recognized as one of the Excellent Youth Representatives in the “Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine Youth Dialogue” in 2018.

Her Research Focus has been about combining acupuncture based on syndrome differentiation of the meridians with TCM exercise therapy in clinical practice.

She is an expert at applying Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture as well as physical and breathing exercise in treating spinal diseases, sleep disorders, headache and dizziness, spleen and stomach related diseases and sports injuries.

She has unique insights in TCM exercise health preserving using the syndrome differentiation of the meridians and the identification of TCM constitutions and a rich experience in bilingual teaching of TCM in Chinese and English.

Liu Dehua

China

Currently the Director of the Department of Tui Na at the Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Jiangsu, and the Executive Director of the Children's Massage Society of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine (CMSWFCM).

He graduated from the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, and studied under the tutelage of the famous master of Chinese Orthopedics and expert of the Zhou Shanmin technique, the professor Shao Mingxi. He also studied under the tutelage of pediatric professor Yin Ming.

He has worked in the area of ​​Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 20 years where he has accumulated immense clinical experience. In his treatments, he applies various knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic.

He has published more than 10 clinical articles; was the Substitute President of the Hospital where he worked, has research and projects at a provincial level, teaches many students and professionals, which are spread across the five continents. He earned through the Italian students of Traditional Chinese Medicine the nickname of "The Teacher that has the Heart on the Hand".

Luis Carlos Fornazieri

Brazil

Graduated in Biomedicine and Business Administration.

Postgraduates in Acupuncture, Methodology and Didactics of Higher Education, Trichology and Hair Therapy.

Postgraduate in Biophysics and Quantum Vibrational Therapy.

Collaborator at the Center for Research in Optics and Photonics (CEPOF) of the Institute of Physics of São Carlos (IFSC) of the University of São Paulo.

Professor of the University Center of the Americas in the disciplines of Acupuncture and Aesthetics.

Professor of the Faculty of Cuiabá in the Post-Graduation in Laser, Electrotherapy and Acupuncture.

Lecturer and Professor of Continuing Education, focusing on Low and High Power Laser, Electrotherapy focused on Neuromuscular Electrostimulation (EENM), Electroacupuncture and Aesthetics, throughout Latin America and Europe.

He has been practicing in his clinic since 1981.

Consultant of non-ablative Laser for the factories Eccofibras, fibras e dispositivos and Mmóptics, technology for health.

Author of the book Laser in Acupuncture: Theory and Practice, distributed in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Author of the book Aesthetic Acupuncture Treatise with more than 30,000 copies in Portuguese.

Scientific reviewer of the works: Masakasu Sawatsugawa’s The Practice of Electroacupuncture According to Symptoms, Japanese Classical Acupuncture (Introduction to Meridian Therapy) by Shudo Denmei.

Translator of the Diagnostic Book of Auricular Acupuncture by Marco Romoli and the book Sports Acupuncture by Mukaino Yoshito, MD.

He has more than 30 years of clinical experience in his research area.

Maria João Bettencourt

Portugal

Graduated in Anthropology at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) in 1992, Maria João Bettencourt started working in the Pharmaceutical Industry, where she stayed for thirteen years (1992-2005) as a Medical Delegate and two years (2005-2007) as a Regional Head of Sales for Schering-Plough Pharma.

She studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Chinese Medicine University of Dr. Pedro Choy in 2005 (Portugal).

In 2006, she founded her own Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic- Harmocor, where she keeps working now.

In 2007, she received a diploma in higher education of Traditional Chinese Medicine by the Centre de Recherche et d’Étude d’Acupuncture Traditionnelle (here in after CREAT), in France. Thenceforward (from 2007 to 2009), she worked and studied with the President of CREAT, Alain Pironelle, in Paris, to deepen the study of pulsology as a diagnostic method and to learn how to work with the curious meridians through gold and silver needles.

From 2007 to 2010, Maria João Bettencourt studied Chromotherapy with Luis Roig in Barcelona (Spain).

Additionally, in 2007, she began using chromotherapy in her clinic.

From 2010 to 2013, she began her training in Pediatric Colorpuncture at the Colorpuncture Institute of Locarno (Switzerland).

In 2011 she organized the First Meeting of Chromotherapy with international speakers.

She also did a postgraduation (2011-2013) in Traditional Chinese Medicine by the Van Nghi Institute (Portugal).

In 2014 she began studying in Germany with Peter Mandel (founder of Colorpuncture and Esogetics Medicine).

Now, she is graduated by Esogetics, as well as a teacher and national representative in Portugal.

In 2016 the 1st Colorpuncture and Esogetics Medicine’s meeting took place in Portugal due to Maria João Bettencourt’s initiative.

From November 17th to December 4th 2016, she did an internship in Guangzhou Hospital/ University of Traditional Chinese Medicine - China.

Matthew Bauer

USA

He began his practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture in the year 1986, starting by working in acupuncture organizations in the United States in the year 2014.

He founded the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF), an international nonprofit foundation that dedicates and offers reliable information on Acupuncture. Combining acupuncturists knowledge around the world, ANF hopes to assist in the development of Acupuncture practice in the world, as an millennial practice based on scientific evidence to be used in the near future as the primary health care resource.

In 1998, he began his work as a consultant and manager of the medical industry.

Together with 12 other experienced acupuncturists from the United States, China, Taiwan and Korea, he participated in a think tank. Such experience convinced him of the need to find ways and methods of bringing together acupuncturists to share knowledge and understanding about this millennial health care system.

Matthew then helped to create the first criteria so Acupuncture could be based on evidence.

He is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Specialty Health Group, Inc.; he is also the author of dozens of articles in addition of two books, and has a particular interest in introducing Acupuncture as part of a Holistic Medicine.

Natália Roque

Portugal

Currently Guest Adjunct Teacher of the Acupuncture Degree in the School of Health at Setubal's Polytechnic Institute (ESS / IPS) since its opening.

Degree in Languages and Modern Literature, Portuguese/English (1985-1990, School of Arts and Humanities / FLUL) and Sociology (since 2000, in Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL),Lisboa).

She is a Portuguese Higher Education Specialist, in the Health area, with public tests conducted in 2019 at ESS / IPS.

Licensed by ACSS, Portugal in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.Graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine (UMC, 2000-2005), designated at the time as Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Associação Portuguesa de Acupunctura e Disciplinas Associadas (APA-DA), Lisbon and Instituto Português de Medicina Tradicional Chinesa (IPMTC).Internship (200 hours, 2001) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Tui Na and Moxibustion) in an intern regime, at GD Hospital Wu Yi of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiang Men, China, under the supervision of Liang Zhu and Ai Li Xin.

Internship (350 hours) in Traditional Chinese Medicine at “Plano Alternativa Saúde” (PAS), under the supervision of Pedro Choy.

Ovono Nkomo

Gabon

Born to a family of doctors, he was the first person in Gabon to be a PhD student in the area of ​​Traditional Chinese Medicine in China and to work with both medicines.

He began his studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Nanjing, after having studied Conventional Medicine at the Medical University of Shanghai. He received a Master's degree in Pediatrics and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Tui Na Massage at the University of Nanjing.

He has over 10 years of clinical practice in Chinese and Western Medicine in Gabon. He is a consultant in the field of Chinese Medicine in companies, institutions, etc. He works all year long in four of the five continents, knowing eight languages ​​fluently.

He is currently a member of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), a consultant in the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine within the Sino-African Relations, Vice Chair of the WFCMS Pediatric Specialty Committee since 2009, and Deputy Secretary of the World Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Association (WHLSPA) since 2013.

Since 2014, he has also been honorably elected to the Executive Board of the first Board of Directors of the Chinese Traditional Medicine Diagnostic Specialty Committee of WFCMS. He was also elected Vice Chair of the WFCMS Pain and Rehabilitation Specialty Committee.

He was chosen as a professor at Huasheng Technology Co Ltd.

He participated in the fifth Sino-African Symposium of International Cooperation in Health representing the Pediatric Specialty of the WFCMS Commission in March 2015 in Beijing. In the same month, he was elected Vice Chair of the second Board of the Rheumatology Specialty Committee of the WFCMS.

In 2016, he was elected a member of the Executive Board of the first Board of Directors of the Traditional Chinese Preventive Medicine Specialty Committee of WFCMS, and of the first International Academic Conference of Traditional Chinese Preventive Medicine.

Pascoal Amaral

Portugal

He completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine course at the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ESMTC) in Portugal, in 2010, and currently teaches at the ESMTC the curricular units of Biostatistics, Research Methodologies, Therapeutic Qigong, Biostatistics, First Aid in MTC and he is responsible for the Pre-clinical internship in Acupuncture.

Since 2011, he has orientated more than 100 research papers on Traditional Chinese Medicine of TCM students. Currently, he's a clinical supervisor of the TCM Consultation Center of ESMTC, directing TCM student internships, the clinical director for the non-conventional therapy at MedLisboa Clinic, and maintains his practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Central Medical Clinic, also in Lisbon.

In the past, Pascoal created and coordinated the course of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine directed to Veterinary professionals, the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Auxiliary course (with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine) directed to veterinary nurses and TCM professionals, and the course of Children's Care in Traditional Chinese Medicine directed to childhood educators.

He also holds a degree in dance from the School of Dance of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon and studied Computer Engineering at IST (University of Lisbon).

Paul Wang

USA

He met his mentor, Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan, while completing his studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Dr. Tan's clinical practice impressed him so much that he set out to follow him as an apprentice. For more than a decade, he improved upon his own practice of the Balance Method.

A graduate of Acupuncture in California, he completed his training at Ba Zi with his master, and began working in a community with a strong adherence to this practice.

Before beginning his own practice, Paul was a Regent at the University of California at Berkeley and a Junior Researcher at the Poly-PEDAL Laboratory of Professor Robert J. Full.

He holds a degree in Integrated Biology, with special emphasis in Physiology and Biomechanics, taken at the same university of Berkeley.

He also studied Classical Chinese and East Asian Philosophy, especially Taoism. Paul is a great adept of Martial Arts and Meditation.

Co-owner of Si Yuan Balance Method, he has been training already a few thousands students all over the world.

Co-founder and General Secretary of Global Balance Foundation, he also supports and participates to humanitarian acupuncture missions.

Pedro Albuquerque

Portugal

He is the Founder and Vice President of the Portuguese Society of Chinese Medicine and Co-Founder and Director of Medicina do Leste Asiático - Clinical Training.

He has been practicing for more than 20 years and has taught for more than 16 years in some of the leading schools in Portugal. He is also a faculty member of the EBRAMEC School - Brazilian School of Chinese Medicine.

He started his studies at the Shangrila Institute (São Paulo, Brazil), trained in what is now the University of Chinese Medicine (Portugal), then did postgraduate studies and clinical specialization for about 5 years in university hospitals and private clinics in Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu (China), and finally a postgraduate degree at the University of Westminster (London, UK).

He collaborated in several publications and wrote several articles and books. Also, he has been organizing training with international reference teachers in the area, and is often responsible for the translation of classes.

Pedro Bruno Grilo Lopes de Castro Figueiredo

Portugal

Dr. Pedro Bruno Grilo Lopes de Castro Figueiredo is a GP, with a background in Internal Medicine, Medical Emergency, Sports Medicine and Electrical Acupuncture.

He currently performs the following duties: Doctor of the Emergency Department of the Hospital of S. Bernardo, Setúbal; Physician of the Support Group of Internal Medicine (G.A.M.I.) and of the Intermediate Care Unit of the Outão Ortopédico Hospital, Setúbal; Acupunctor at Clínica Bica, Almada.

He also teaches at the Curricular Units of Neurophysiology, Pathophysiology and Complementary Diagnostic Tests at the Ribeiro Sanches Higher School of Health (E.R.I.S.A.).

Pedro Choy

Portugal

- Born in 1960 Macau - China

- Attended the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra.

- University degree in Chinese Medicine at the school of Professor Nguyen Van Ngi (CEDAT / Center d'Enseignement et Diffusion de L'Acupuncture Traditionnelle / Faculté de Sciences Médicales / Université de Marseille).

- PhD in TCM from Chengdu TCM University.

- He currently is a visiting professor at Chengdu University.

- He was Coordinator of the Post Graduation in Traditional Chinese Medicine by the University of Évora.

- He is the President of the University of Chinese Medicine (UMC).

- For 12 years, Vice President of the WFCMS (World Federation of TCM Societies).

- For 12 years he was Vice President of the PEFOTS (Pan European Federation of TCM Societies).

- He also is the President of the APPA (Portuguese Association of Acupuncture Professionals).

- He was a Representative of the TCM Practitioners in the CCTNC (Consultative Council for Non-Conventional Therapeutics), Body of the Portuguese Ministry of Health, for the Regulation of TNCs.

- Has been a TCM Practitioner since September 1985.

- Performed in Portugal 11 surgical anesthetics by acupuncture.

Peter Mandel

Germany

Naturopath, born in 1941, founder of Esogetic Medicine which encom-passes important areas like Energetic Emission Analysis, Colorpuncture, Induction Therapy, Ophthalmotropic Genetic Therapy and Crystal Therapy and Crystal Puncture.

Based on the Esogetic model he developed his Esogetic Medicine, which opened up entirely new vistas in holistic medicine, diagnostically as well as therapeutically. In the meantime more than 200 therapy systems have been developed. Terms like ”pain therapy”, ”skull somatotopy” or ”conflict resolution therapy” have at this point become an integral part of Esogetic Medicine.

Peter Mandel holds an honorary doctorate in Alternative Medicine at the Alma Ata (founded in 1962) and he also is an honorary member of the ”Akademie für Ganzheit-liche Medizin” [Academy for Holistic Medicine] of the Grieshaber Foundation in Schiltach/ Schwarzwald. In the fall of 1995, the Peter Mandel foundation was created in Lu-zern/ Switzerland. Its mission is to discover new approaches in Esogetic Medicine and to validate and document them scientifically. In 1995, the International Institute for Esogetic Medicine was founded in Luzern as well, with the purpose of organizing and con-trolling the training of therapists in the field of Esogetic Medicine worldwide.

Reginaldo Filho

Brazil

President of EBRAMEC College: Brazilian School of Chinese Medicine.

Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, Postgraduate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy, PhD in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Shandong University of Chinese Medicine.

Associate Professor, World Federation of Chinese Medicine - WFCMS.

Guest Professor, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine.

Member of the current Executive Committee of the Presidency of WFCMS (World Federation of Chinese Medicine); Member of the current Executive Committee of WFAS (World Federation of Acupuncture); Responsible for International Sino-Portuguese Standard of Basic Nomenclature of Chinese Medicine of the WFCMS.

Editor in chief of the Brazilian Journal of Chinese Medicine.

Ricardo Teixeira

Portugal

Licenced Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Specialist.

Member of the Executive Committee of the ETCMA (European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association): the ETCMA is an umbrella organisation for professional associations that represent different fields within Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Certified Trainer in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Started TCM training in the APA-DA in 2003, did an internship in Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009 and in México with Dr. Roberto González in 2017.

He also completed a postgraduate course ata the Instituto Van Nghi - Portugal and several courses in the field of TCM.

He often is an invited speaker to several conference and congress across Europe.

Funding member of the WADO and part of the Organization Committee of the World Acupuncture Day on the UNESCO Building, in Paris.

Currently attending a bachelor degree in Clinical Physiology.

Ruth McCarty

USA

She began studying Conventional Medicine and, since 1998, she has been curious about the most diverse areas of non-conventional therapy including not only Traditional Chinese Medicine but also Herbal Medicine and Reiki.

Since then she has been teaching her patients to be aware of the harmony between body, mind and spirit.

In 2001, she took a Master of Science in the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM).

In 2017, she began her doctorate in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, finishing it the following year.

In addition to this training, Ruth also has training in the field of hypnosis, a master level in Reiki and has participated in two symposiums internationally with Dr. Zhū, an internationally renowned specialist in Cranial Acupuncture.

She has been a publisher at the prestigious Oxford University Press (OUP) and is the director of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Orange County Pediatric Hospital 'CHOC' in California since 2002.

Clinical instructor associated with the Faculty of Traditional Chinese Pediatric Medicine and with the Faculty of Conventional Medicine at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, she is holds a Master degree of the Eastern Medicines Program since 2015.

She also participated between 2013 and 2014 in the academic program of Clinical Pediatrics of the Faculty of Traditional Chinese Medicine as a doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicines in San Diego.

She held several medical missions in Africa in countries such as Kenya in 2011, as well as in other countries like the Dominican Republic in 2006 and India in 2008.

As the Director and Head of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Program at the Orange County Pediatric Hospital 'CHOC', she is responsible for investigations conducted at the hospital such as a research into the addition of ginger to control nausea and vomiting in adolescents in intense chemotherapy treatments, among many others.

'CHOC' is currently evaluating the capabilities of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with Western Medicine in the treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases in children.

Salustino Wong

Cuba

Salustino Z. Wong was born in Havana, Cuba, and left for China in 1995.

He is one of the few Westerners who completed all his clinical learning in China at the University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing.

He spent 20 years, during which he completed his undergraduate, masters and doctoral studies in Chinese Medicine (1995-2008), following various professors in different fields of medicine, martial arts, music and culture.

In 1998, he began his journey as a professional of Chinese Classical Medicine, being a disciple of several teachers.

In 2001, he met his main teacher, Professor Huang Huang 教授 煌 教授, who introduced him to the clinical research concerning the Han Dynasty Classics.

He began in 2005 to teach Classical Chinese Medicine in Italy, and in 2006 he taught for the first time at a Classical Medicine Course based in Shanghan Lun, in Lisbon.

He currently holds several courses of Chinese Classical Medicine in Europe and Latin America.

Sílvia Beviano

Portugal

She is formed since 2005 in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Phytotherapy by the APA-DA and the IPMTC.

She has a degree in Psychology from the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, in Lisbon.

Since 2002, she has carried out a clinical undergraduate study in university hospitals, at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu (China) and Jianmen Wuyi Hospital of TCM.

For 12 years, he has held teaching positions at the University of Chinese Medicine in Lisbon (UMC). She has also been a guest lecturer for three years in the Graduate Program in TCM, at the University of Évora.

For 12 years, she was Executive Director of the Shenmen magazine, the Portuguese edition of the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine published by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences of China in Beijing. Not to mention that she has wrote many other several articles.

Since 2002, she has been practicing Chinese Traditional Medicine in the clinic Acupuncture Oriente, where since 2007 she has assumed a clinical coordination function.

For two years, she practiced TCM at a clinic, under a voluntary system in the PAS.

A passionate about Chinese medicine, her areas of most interest are the relationship between some organic disorders and aspects of emotional nature and infertility.

Silvia Ferreira

Brazil

Acupuncturist and physical educator, for nearly 20 years she has been dedicated to the care of patients at her own cabinet and of people in situations of low income, in places such as slums, churches and NGOs with refugees.

She regularly goes to China where she accompanies doctors and professors at the University of Chinese Medicine in Nanjing.

She is the director of Acuterapia, which organizes seminars with professors such as Philippe Sionneau, Felip Caudet and Yaron Seidman in Brazil and Portugal.

Tao Kun

China

Professor Tao Kun is a celebrated practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing: he was born in 1941, in the city of Nanjing, to a family of specialists in Chinese Medicine. He has worked with acupuncture and moxibustion for almost 60 years. He is the representative of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Nanjing through his book "The art of dealing with Moxibustion of Dr. Tao Kun". He is the Deputy Director of the Moxibustion Clinical Committee of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, Clinical Internship Supervisor for foreign students at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, and Guest Professor at the University of the Third Age of Nanjing. He is also one of the few illustrious medical doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing, Professor and Advisor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing and Director of the Committee of the Sector of Specialized Investigation and Literature in Chinese Medicine of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine.

Professor Tao Kun presents a solid base on the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an in-depth understanding in Internal Medicine, high theoretical achievements and abundant clinical experience. There are several innovative and original aspects to his acupuncture and moxibustion treatment: for example, needle manipulation techniques in acupuncture innovated with the "finger rub" and "tremble and carry qi" needle insertion techniques with high curative effects; in the clinical practice of moxibustion, he created the first "moxibustion room" in Nanjing. By inheriting tradition and deepening the ancient methods of moxibustion, he created a new method of moxibustion, the dynamic moxibustion, developed with special characteristics. He also developed a new type of needle, the dermoroller, changing the way of using the needle in the skin, facilitating the treatment and increasing its curative effects. He established the academic concept of "Tonifying the Kidney and Nourishing the Origin" (yuan qi) and conveyed the method of "treating different diseases with the same method" to treat complex diseases within the clinical practice. He reformulated and created a new type of steam moxibustion instrument and obtained the patent for the invention. Professor Tao is also an expert in combining acupuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine into a comprehensive method to treat various diseases such as spleen and stomach diseases, gynecological diseases, andrological diseases, diseases of the urinary system and immune system and pain conditions with very highly effective clinical results.

Master Tao Kun was appointed illustrious practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing in 1999, and assumed the role of teacher with the academic experience of the distinguished ancient doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Nanjing, and formally accepted apprentices. In addition, he has lectured at the municipal, district and national level in continuing education classes and at the universities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, on numerous occasions, to teach moxibustion techniques and train Chinese and foreign acupuncture specialists.

Professor Tao Kun is a professor at the International Acupuncture and Moxibustion Training Center of the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing for more than 20 years. He has trained more than 300 students in more than 40 countries. He has been in the United States, New Zealand, Spain, among other countries, to teach. His training is rigorous, standardized, interesting and lively and he is very cherished by his foreign students. He has already published more than 30 articles in national and foreign medical journals. Some of his articles have been awarded as articles of excellence at Traditional Chinese Medicine conferences nationally and internationally. Professor Tao Kun also participated in the compilation and writing of the book "Manual of the family bed" (家庭 病床 手册) and co-authored the book "Treatment with superficial filiform needle" (毫 针 浅 刺 疗法), which has already been published twice in a row. In 2014, Professor Tao wrote "The Simple Moxibustion Therapy for the Family" (家庭 简便 艾灸 疗法).

Teresa Barros

Portugal

Graduated in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in 1994.

She has developed a professional career in Quality Management and Process Management having assumed until 2010 the responsibility of Management in the areas of Industry and Banking.

Her first contact with the Chinese Culture occurred in 1998, when she began her training in Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts). The practice of Tai Ji Quan and Qi Gong led to the study of its therapeutic side and the interest in training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In addition to the Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Course taught by the UMC, she has participated in various national and international training programs over the years, in which she has:

• A Course and Clinical Practice Internship at the University of TCM in Guangzhou;

• An Advanced Training Course in Clinical Practice and Teaching Methodology of TCM, taught by the University of TCM of Chengdu;

• A Wu Shu course from the Chinese Wu Shu Association in Beijing, which awarded her the 3rd Dan graduation for Tai Ji Quan practice.

Since 2010, she has worked in a private clinic and has also worked as a Tui Na Assistant at Pedro Choy Clinics for 5 years.

Since 2011, she has collaborated with UMC, both as a teacher of various curricular units of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Courses and as a trainer in courses and seminars related to Tui Na and Qi Gong.

Thomas Avery Garran

USA

Thomas has a wide Professional Experience: 30 years of research experience of plant medicine; 20 years of clinical experience of Chinese medicine; Teaching experience in graduate-level Chinese medicine colleges;
Author and translator of Chinese medicine and medicinal plants texts; Extensive research of Western herbs using the principles of Chinese medicine.

In relation to his academic career, he is a Doctor of Philosophy – Chinese Materia Medica Sciences through the China Academy of Chinese Medicinal Sciences (Beijing, China, 2019), and has a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine by the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego, CA, USA, 1999). He also did a Clinical Apprenticeship of 3 years with the Teacher Michael Tierra, OMD, L. Ac, within the East-West Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine course (Santa Cruz, CA. 1996); and a two-years-long Herbal Medicine course provided by the American School of Herbalism (Santa Cruz, CA. 1994).

WORK EXPERIENCE:

1996-2004 Private Practice, Chinese medicine – USA.

2004-06 World Medicine College of Chinese Medicine – Honolulu, HI, USA
Professor of Chinese medicine.

2005-07 Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Honolulu, HI, USA
Professor and Chair of Department of Chinese Herbs.

2008-2010 Sylvan Institute of Botanical Medicine – Online school presenting and hosting webinars for continuing education of medicinal plant professionals.

2011-present Co-Founder Herb Whisperer – A medicinal plant farm/garden dedicated to teaching children about medicinal plants and ecology.

2015-2019 China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, advisor: Huang Lu-qi. PhD student (expected graduation May 2019). Chinese materia medica studies and ecological agriculture.

Volker Scheid

Germany

Prof. Volker Scheid PhD (Cambridge), BA Hons (Sussex), FRCHM, MBAcC has established a unique position in the field of Chinese medicine by combining an academic career with clinical practice and teaching.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, where he was previously Director of EASTmedicine (East Asian Sciences and Traditions in Medicine), a pathbreaking interdisciplinary research group drawing on and contributing to the medical humanities, clinical research, the arts and East Asian medical practice.

He has published two influential monographs on the development of Chinese medicine from the seventeenth century to the present: Chinese Medicine in Contemporary China: Plurality and Synthesis (Duke UP, 2002) and Currents of Tradition in Contemporary China (Eastland Press, 2007) as well as over thirty peer-reviewed papers in academic journals.

He has practiced Chinese medicine for over thirty-five years having studied in both Europe and China. As main author of Formulas & Strategies, 2nd ed. (Eastland Press, 2009) and of the Handbook of Chinese Medical Formulas (Eastland Press, 2016) he is one of the foremost experts in the history and clinical application of Chinese medical formulas. He maintains a clinical practice in London, UK, and lectures internationally.

Wang Ning Sheng

China

He was born in 1946 into a family where Chinese medicine has existed for many generations. When he was 16, he began to follow example of his mother Yang Yun and to practice Chinese medicine; for more than 40 years, he received systematically acupuncture from his mother.

From 1985 to 2003, he served as the vice president of the Jianye District hospital.

He received his first undergraduate degree at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Nanjing where he obtained his diploma.

After graduating, he began his career at the Chinese hospital of the Jianye District in Nanjing where he entered as a doctor and a short time later was promoted to Chef, where he remained until he retired to finally go to a private hospital doing acupuncture to treat his patients.

He treats between 50 and 70 people a day as the famous Director Wang Ning Sheng, acupuncture and massage expert of both traditional Chinese medicine and conventional medicine, for the treatment of low back pain, lumbar disc hernia, gastropathy, among many others.

Throughout his clinical practice, he has become very experienced in using skillfully combinations of classical acupuncture points to treat all pathologies.

He obtained the title of international professor of acupuncture in the year 1985 and ever since, for the last 35 years, he has been invited several times to give classes, training and lectures around the world.

He officially retired from his clinical practice in 2006, but remains active transmitting his clinical experience of more than 40 years to future generations.

William Loudon

USA

He is a Pediatric Neurosurgeon since 2000, but began has a student in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California (1982). He then studied Medicine at the University of Health Sciences in Texas and has since studied for more than 20 years, currently specializing in Neuro-Oncology, Brain Injuries and Critical Cases, Minimally Invasive Microscopic Neurosurgery and Stereo-tactic Radiosurgery.

He has held several important positions such as Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery Section at Orange County Pediatric Hospital (CHOC); Director of the Department of Brain Injury; Assistant of the Head of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at CHOC; Pediatric Neurosurgeon in the city of Mission Viejo; Neuro-Oncological Director in Stem Cell Research; Medical Director at the San Antonio Community Hospital, among many others.

He has been Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California; Head of the Division of Neurosurgery at CHOC; Director of Radiosurgery; Director of the Department of Brain Injury in Pediatric Reeducation, participated in CHOC's innovative internship program in Integrative Medicine, and now participates in the education of nurses in a monthly program called "Snack with Loudon".

He has done more than 30 scientific publications on Medicine, and has more than eight patents of techniques created and improved by himself.

Yifan Yang

China

Yifan Yang studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 1977 to 1982. After graduation, she worked there as a doctor and a teacher in the Chinese Herbal Formula Department. Besides practicing and teaching, she completed her Master’s degree study in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formulas. In 1990, she moved to Netherlands and started working as a practitioner and teacher in the same field for more than 28 years. She currently gives lectures and holds seminars in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Poland.

She is the author of "Chinese Herbal Medicine --Comparisons and Characteristics" (Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier 2002, 2010), "Chinese Herbal Formulas – Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies" (Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier 2010,) and the co-author of "The Treatment of Pain with Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture" (Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier 2002). She contributed to the chapter "Chinese Medicine and Psychological Disorders" for the book "Schizophrenia, Sleep, Acupuncture" (Hogrefe 2008).

In 2013, she passed her defense of her thesis "Depression and the Five Internal Organs" and received the highest clinical expertise title of TCM in China, translated as senior specialist of TCM/ Professor of TCM treatment.

Zhang Jian Bin

China

Zhang Jian Bing is the successor of the Chengjiang Acupuncture School, a Doctor of Medicine, a Professor, a Chief Physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctoral Supervisor.

Vice President of the Second Clinical Medical College of the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Vice President of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu Province, he is also the vice-chairman and secretary-general of the School Research and Inheritance Committee of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, the vice-chairman of the Committee of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the World Federation of Chinese Medical Associations for Appropriate Technology Evaluation and Promotion, and the vice-chairman of Nanjing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society.

He has written several published academic works such as "Twelve Meridian Theory Syndrome Guidelines", "Meridian Fission-Chronological Study of the Theoretical Evolution and the Clinical Application", "Chengjiang Acupuncture School's Characteristic Diagnosis and Treatment Skills", "Cheng Danan Medical Collection", "Collection of Ancient Chinese Medical Books, Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Depression".

His main research guidelines are: the technical specifications and clinical applications of acupuncture and moxibustion, and the modern clinical application of acupuncture and moxibustion theory.

He has an impressive clinical expertise in inspecting and treating various kinds of neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain, stroke, depression, insomnia, migraine, metabolic syndrome and so on.

Zhang Li

China

Since 1979, she successively studied in Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Business University, Tokyo Medical University and Beijing Normal University, accomplishing a double Master Degree and a Doctorate.

Since 1984, she has been a researcher for the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a chief expert for the National Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Prevention and Treatment Project in the People's Republic of China.

She currently is a Medical adviser for the CCTV Health Road Column and a Professor at the American Academy of International Cultural Sciences.

She is also Vice President of the Working Committee on Health Food, Director of the Academic Department of China International Science Center, and the honorary president of the Chongzheng Acupuncture and Moxibustion College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Malaysia.

Finally, she is a Consultant of International Department for the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Zhang Wen Chun

China

Zhang Wenchun is a Doctor of Medicine, a Professor and a Doctoral Supervisor. He is currently the Dean of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Life Sciences of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Director of the Qigong Research Institute. His main social part-time jobs are Vice-President of the Chinese Medical Qigong Society, Vice-Director of the Expert Committee of the World Medical Qigong Society, Vice-Chairman of the Basic Theory of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, and Vice-Chairman of the Health Care Branch of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

He has been engaged in teaching and in clinical and scientific research of basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine for a long time. Based on the theoretical system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he integrates Chinese medicine, qigong, psychology, biomedical engineering and modern physics, and devotes himself to exploring the essence of modern science of "Qi" in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Starting from the characteristics of acoustic, photoelectric and magnetic fields of the human body, he explains the mystery of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to promote its innovation and development. He presided over a number of scientific research projects of state funds and provincial funds, and edited the national "13th Five-Year Plan", and some other textbooks like "Health Care and Rehabilitation of Traditional Chinese Medicine", "Qigong of Traditional Chinese Medicine", "Traditional Chinese Rehabilitation Skills", "Sports and Health Care of Traditional Chinese Medicine", "Inspection of Internal Syndrome of Traditional Chinese Medicine", and so on.