Scientific Program

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Thanasekaran Jayakumar

Senior Research Scientist, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Keynote: Traditional Chinese Medicines and natural Compounds for the treatment of Stroke

Time : 9:30 AM

Biography:

He is working as Working as Senior Research Scientist, Department of Pharmacology, Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was Granted Outstanding Scientist Award from 2012 to 2017 by Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan. He has published more than 70 research and review papers.

Abstract:

Stroke is a main cause of mortality and morbidity globally but current therapeutic approach for the inhibition of brain injury in patients with cerebral ischemia is lacking. Though tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) has been used to treat stroke patients, this therapeutic strategy is confronted with ill side effects and is limited to patients within 3 hours of a stroke. Due to the difficulty of the events and the unsatisfactory results from single agent trials, the combination of thrombolytic therapy and effective neural protection therapy may be an alternative strategy for patients with cerebral ischemia. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the most widely practiced form of herbalism worldwide, as it is a sophisticated system of medical theory different from Western medicine. Most traditional therapeutic formulations consist of a combination of several drugs.

 

  • The rise of Traditional Medicine | Idolization of Herbal Medicine | Naturopathy: Self-healing Science
Location: Dubai, UAE
Speaker
Biography:

Abstract:

Background/Objective: Achyranthes aspera is an erect flowering medicinal herb use in folkloric medicine. This study aims to examine the effect of methanolic leaf extract of Achyranthes aspera on hematological parameters of Swiss albino mice. Materials and Methods: 70 adult mice of both sexes with mean weight of 22 ± 5g were used for this study. Achyranthes aspera leaves was pulverized to coarse powder from where methanolic extract was obtained. 0.2ml of 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg, and 200mg/kg respectively of leaf extract was administered to mice for four days. After administration, 1ml of blood was collected from mice through cardiac puncture into EDTA bottle for full blood count estimation using Abacus-80 hematological analyzer. Results: Administration of 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg doses of the extract resulted in increased lymphocyte count from 29.4±7.35% to 70.4±0.25%, 70.5±0.219% and 81.3±0.282% respectively at P>0.05 while neutrophil value was reduced from 55.2±11.05 x 109/l to 14.0±0.216x 109/l, 11.2±0.109x109/l and 12.3±0.148 x109/l. The administration of 50mg/kg, 100mg/kg and 200mg/kg doses of the extract increases platelet count from 99.0±0.52x103/ul to 529±0.01x 103/ul, 332±0.523x103/ul and 135±0.543x103/ul respectively. Conclusion: Ingestion of methanolic leaf extract of Achyranthes aspera resulted in a dose dependent changes in hematological parameter of albino mice including significant increase in lymphocyte and platelet counts. This plant’s leaf extract may therefore have the potentials of being effective in the treatment of diseases cause by thrombocytopenia and lymphocytopenia in mammals. It is believed that information provided in this study can enhance appropriate usage of Achyranthes aspera in folkloric medicine in Nigeria.

Speaker
Biography:

Dr. Huei-ching, Hsu got her Bachelor Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine from China Medical University, and start her MA program degree in Kaohsiung Medical University, both in Taiwan. She is an attending physician of traditional Chinese medicine, participate in education program for licensed medical staff in Taiwan, and just finished her certificated program from Harvard Medical School global education, ICRT 2018 (Introduction to Clinical Research Training Program).

Abstract:

Evidence-based medicine not only exists during digitalized computer technology and Cochrane database nowadays. Its concept is also prevalent in ancient ages. The process of “kaozheng” (practicing evidential research) exist when inconclusive narratives in ancient Chinese medicine books. For example, Shi-Zhen Li (A.D.1518-1593) the author of 27-year work, scientific Chinese medicine book, Compendium of Materia Medica, was suspicious of the Chinese five-elements theory and popular trends, made efforts to investigate the truth.He pointed out the incorrect viewpoints of the prescription of mercury medicine at that time. QingRen Wang put emphasis on inspection of dog- torn children who had died in a plague epidemic in A.D.1798. His textbook of anatomy was based on cadaveric dissection, with opposition to only imagine human anatomy by way of the ancient Chinese yin-yang cosmic system. And it  made steps forward in reversing past misconceptions based on Chinese mysticism. Moreover, when Western anatomy was introduced to Eastern Asia, opposition to mysticism concepts in Chinese medicine, is not equal to abandon of usage of its vocabulary. Because its vocabulary is more familiar to Chinese users than Latin origin ones. In the future, National Health Insurance database in Taiwan could be explored to identify the efficacy and side- effects of TCM. As long as it developed with clear research topics, sound study design, appropriate measurement (such as multimedia database for TCM tongue diagnosis, or Bi- sensing pulse diagnosis instrument). But we should keep in mind, these studies must be made by way of hypothesis-driven process after reviewing associated literature, not made according to templated forms. Besides, after combining botanic resources, more EBM appraisal about TCM was looked forward to and expected.

  • Homeopathy: Nature’s law of Cure | Ayurveda: Wisdom of Life | Arabic and Unani Medicin
Location: Dubai, UAE

Session Introduction

Jithesh Madhavan

VPSV Ayurvedic Medical College, India

Title: Relationship of food pattern and mental health - A cross sectional study
Speaker
Biography:

Abstract:

This paper aims to explore the dietary references in relation with mental health in the Indian scenario with special reference to Ayurveda and also to conduct a survey to see the possible relation if any, regarding the dietary pattern and mental health. 50 individuals were interviewed for assessing their food habits and mental states from the selected setting based on feasibility, approachability and their willingness to participate in the survey. They were assessed for their dietary patterns using the developed Food Frequency Questionnaire and also their mental states were determined, with the Mental Health Inventory- 38. The study points to a definite relationship between food pattern and mental health status. The details will be furnished in the paper.

Sumedh Wasnik

PMT’S Ayurved Medical college, India

Title: Sterilization in Ancient India
Speaker
Biography:

Prof.Dr.Sumedh Vyankatesh Wasnik, have completed his UG & PG degree at the age of 27 years from Amravati University and undergoing postdoctoral studies from D.Y.Patil University. He is the executive editor of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN AYURVEDA AND MEDICAL SCIENCES ( IJRAMS). He have published more than 25 papers in reputed journal. Right now, he have more than 5 research projects in hand. Till date, he have performed more than 20,000 surgeries.

Abstract:

Surgical science has been the most important part of medical science since ancient era. There are three parts of any surgical procedure-pre operative measures, operative procedure and post operative care. Success or failure of operative procedure totally depends on these parts. Sterilization is one of the important procedures in surgical practice which is the process of killing/destroying/freeing an article, a surface or a medium of all micro-organism along with their spores. Improper sterilization leads to complications like infection, impaired wound healing etc. In ancient Ayurved text various surgical procedures are mentioned along with various methods of sterilization e.g. vranitagar, sutikagar, kumaragar, kashaya, dhupana, parishekah, agnitapana, rakshoghna karma etc .The measures, procedures and drugs which are used for sterilization and disinfection possess anti microbial properties without affecting natural flora. We can get various references of sterilization near about in all ayurved texts.

  • Chiropractic: Hand-on-therapy | Holistic Medicine
Location: Dubai, UAE

Session Introduction

Debrah Zepf

Founder/President: Wholistic College of Quantum Wellness, UK

Title: Effecting Biochemical change at the molecular level using aromatic medicine
Speaker
Biography:

For more than 2 decades Dr. Zepf’s philosophy has been to Educate, Empower and Encourage those on their healing journeys.  Founder/President:  Wholistic College of Quantum Wellness, a faith-based organization educating those who want to make a lifelong commitment to whole body health. She has a PhD and doctorate in Natural Medicine, a doctorate in traditional naturopathy, Certified Master Herbalist, Clinical Aromatherapist. Her education is supplemented by over 20 years of hands-on experience in holistic healing in a clinic with over 1200 patients, using essential oils to effect biological changes at a microcellular level. Her private practice assists patients with a variety of conditions including pain, insomnia, digestive challenges, detoxification, high cholesterol and more! Dr. Zepf delights and educates her audiences with vital, alternative and integrative medicine therapies and information. She is also a PhD mentor for candidates completing their dissertation with IQUIM – International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine

Abstract:

Lowering Cholesterol using Essential Oils and Energy Medicine Methods.

Cholesterol is a valuable hormone that has been used as a vice to worry the public to reduce cholesterol while not educating them on the value. Cholesterol is a needed hormone in which 70% is used by the brain. It is also blamed for clotting of arteries when in fact the cholesterol is only a contributor not a creator of the problem.

Diseases are events that have determinable causes; illnesses occur as a result of an invasion by an outside source, such as viruses, germs, bacteria or pathogens. Classifications of disease should be according to their causes – linear (virus, bacteria etc). Symptoms indicate their causes and are directly related to the causes and more important for treatment purposes. Allopathy treats only the later aggravated symptoms of the physical body. Allopathy tries to cure the physical body imbalances. Removal of symptoms is ideal for a cure while the disease itself, remains untreated. In Natural Energy Medicine, disease is a breakdown of vital forces resulting from an overwhelming movement in the vital body (feelings and emotions) which weakens the body. The inability to process the emotional stresses weakens the body, leaving the individual influence of disease agents such as viruses, germs or bacteria. The treatment of illness depends upon the knowledge of medicines and their healing power, acquired through ancient folklore, scientific research as well as through experimentation on healthy people who can describe the fine nuances of change in attitude, emotional, physical and mental states.

  • Integrating Traditional & Modern Medicine | Propitious Future
Location: Dubai, UAE

Session Introduction

Bharat Bhushan Sharma

Founder & Director, Natural and Holistic Health, India

Title: Mudra Therapy: Miraculous Curing Via Hands
Speaker
Biography:

Abstract:

In the present scenario, where the human race all over the globe is dwelling upon achieving a diseased-free world via bringing into practice existing medical techniques and simultaneously spending a huge wealth in discovering new solutions; there; MUDRA THERAPY, brings into sight, one of the most ancient and successful ways of healing the ailing. Mudra Therapy that draws its origin from India has been prevailing in the country since the age of Rishi-Munis and can still been seen in practice in various cultures across the country.

Speaker
Biography:

Dr. Djassinra Tormal. I received my Ph.D in sciences of enviromment from university Ibn Tofail in 2016. After completion of my degree, I was appointed as a faculty fellow in the Department of Health and enviromment at the University of Ibn Tofail. I served as the Head of Study of antibacterial and antifugal activities of two medecinal plants growing wild in the Gharb region (Chenopodium ambrosiodes l and Rosmarinus officinalis l from 2014-2016. My interests are focused on the use of microbiology to study the antibacterial and antioxidant effect of medicinal plant on Antibiotic Resistant Strains in 2016. Chemistry agro resources, polymers and process engineering.

Abstract:

In this study, the behavior of Xanthomonas fragariae, angular leaf spot of strawberry agent, was followed in the AB medium, enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus or with potassium, and in the soil of the Mamora forest with 14% to 28% of humidity in function of these fertilizer elements. The obtained results have shown that Na2HPO4 and NH4Cl, used, 0.01 and 0.05 mol/l, respectively as a phosphorus and nitrogen source, have a significant effect on the survival of Xanthomonas fragariae. By contrast, KCl, used as a source of Potassium, has no significant effect on the number of culturable cells.

The three sources used NPK, 14% and 28% showed a great influence on the number of culturable cells of Xanthomonas fragariae, either increasing or decreasing. Potassium, at 28 to 14% of humidity, inhibited the rate growth of Xanthomonas, while the phosphorus and nitrogen stimulated its growth, greater than 28% of humidity than 14%. Similarly the bacterial growth was not affected during the incorporation of NPK at different concentrations in the soil of Mamora.

  • Workshop
Location: Dubai, UAE
Speaker
Biography:

Abstract:

This project aims in developing natural remedy through research oriented functional & personalized medicine on 4th Stage metastasis & carcinoma revival. Studies have documented alternative medicine effects within the frame work of Western System of Medicine. It is proposed that Alternative Medicine produces its effects by the conduction of electromagnetic signals at a greater-than-normal rate, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that Alternative Therapy may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neuro hormones and affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes whereby a person's blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature are regulated.