Research and Evidence Seminar in Dublin, Ireland

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Research and Evidence in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Seminar in Dublin, February 10th and 11th 2018.

How can research and evidence in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture serve as a real tool in the TCM clinic? – with Dr Gil Barzilay PhD, Dip CM (IATCM, ETCMA).

EBA Director, Mel Hopper Koppelman will join via Skype for a Live Q&A Session on February 11th at 1:30pm.

[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”″ el_width=”80″ align=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn” title=”Dr Gil Barzilay previews the Seminar”][vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Full details:” tab_id=”1512071775233-02d84686-c74f”][vc_column_text]Capitalising on the rapid expansion of TCM Clinical Research in the last decade, this course aims to show the participants how to access, understand, and utilise publications in TCM research in their practice.

Your lecturer is Dr Gil Barzilay PhD, a prominent researcher from Israel. He is a lecturer and a regular blogger on hot topics on evidence and research in TCM. He is currently also the Head of Research of the European TCM Association (ETCMA).
Having lectured all over Europe, Gil now brings his Research and Evidence in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture course to Ireland.

Do not miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about:
– How research is conducted, both in Western Medicine and in Chinese Medicine;
– Why research in Chinese medicine is so important;
– How you can interpret and use the published research in your day to day clinical practice;
– The latest evidence in Chinese medicine in different therapeutic areas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Content:” tab_id=”1512071775282-3353fca6-ba45″][vc_column_text]On Day 1 you will learn the basics of research in general, TCM research, looking for publications and assessing their value.

On Day 2 you will get to the “nitty gritty” and Dr Barzilay will review with you research publications in 10 therapeutic areas. All include mainly Acupuncture, but also Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Gua Sha, Moxibustion and Cupping (where relevant). Topics included:
– Mechanism of action of acupuncture – how does it work?
– Shen – Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety
– Fertility and Gynaecology
– Menopause and Hot Flashes
– Chronic Fatigue and/or Fibromyalgia
– Respiratory – Asthma and Allergy, COPD
– Digestive System
– Migraines
– Pain
– Oncology
– Pregnancy and Obstetrics
– Cost-Effectiveness of Acupuncture
– Treatment Guidelines

Participants will:
1. Understand why TCM research is important and how it serves as a real tool for us as therapists in our day-to-day:

a. In our daily practice (new protocols, supportive evidence);

b. Improve communication by discussing evidence with patients and with other professionals (both Western and Eastern medicine) who are not fully aware of TCM effectiveness or would like to know more on how it works;

2. Understand the basics of evidence-based medicine and clinical research – types of studies, methodologies, outcomes;

3. Understand the issues related to research in Chinese Medicine and how to interpret them (for example: sham acupuncture);

4. Be taught where to look for publications in TCM research, how to assess their value;

5. Receive a review of up-to-date 30-40 publications in approximately 10 therapeutic areas (see examples above).[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]