Day 1 :
British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), UK
Time : 09:35-10:10
Nick Pahl is a CEO of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. BAcC is a member-led organisation, governed by an elected governing board and driven by a specialist staff team. The British Acupuncture Council was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, which is accountable to Parliament, in 2013. He is graduated with an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1998.
The founding of the BAcC 20 years ago was a significant moment for professional acupuncture in the UK. Prior to the genesis of the British Acupuncture Council, there were five separate professional registers. The review looks at the development of acupuncture in the UK, where it is used by the UK public, honours efforts to ensure that the acupuncture profession maintains high standards, and how it was increasingly recognised as a result of PR and marketing activities. Areas to be highlighted: \\r\\n Applications for acupuncture in the UK \\r\\n Education-meeting World Health Organization standards of education and training. Together with the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board we have seen teaching institutions and their graduates become more professional as educators and as practitioners–not just in their knowledge and skill levels, but in their right conduct and processes enacted from the professional values we espouse. \\r\\n PR and marketing-the conference session will highlight activity such as the annual awareness week, animations and videos \\r\\n BAcC conferences-which have continued to enhance the status and credentials of the BAcC \\r\\n
Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Time : 11:05-11:40
Wen-Long Hu is Vice Director, Department of Chinese Medicine at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, an Assistant Professor at Fooyin University, Kaohsiung Medical University, and Chang Gung University. Prior to his current position, he was chief of division of acupuncture at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital. He has the experiences of clinical practice in low level laser therapy (LLLT) for 20 years and in acupuncture for 25 years. He is invited speaker for lectures in LLLT at many symposiums held by some medical associations. Recently, he is invited to instruct physicians to practice LLLT in workshops. He also involves researches in LLLT, e.g. obesity, metabolic syndrome, stroke, dementia, Parkinsonism, myofacial pain, arthralgia, radiculopathy, etc.
Introduction: A previous study has shown that laser acupuncture is a useful healing method for the treatment of visceral postmenopausal obesity in combination with a low-calorie diet. However, unrealistic expectations regarding weight loss frequently result in a failure to manage weight. In our previous study, laser acupuncture has been found to exert a therapeutic effect on simple obesity by reducing both body weight and body mass index with a non-restrictive diet protocol. \\\\r\\\\nMethods: Each patient was treated three times per week with a gallium aluminum arsenide Handylaser Trion (maximal power, 150 mW; wavelength, 810 nm; area of probe, 0.03 cm2; power density, 5 W/cm2; pulsed wave at Bahr frequencies) The instrument was used to deliver 0.375 J of energy to each of the following points sequentially: Stomach, Hunger, ST25, ST28, ST40, SP15, and CV9. The laser was applied to each point for 5s. Women were maintained on a normal diet and were recommended to achieve a daily energy intake calculated by the following formula: (height in cm–70) ×0.6×30 kcal. The recommended daily energy intake for men was calculated as follows: (height in cm–80) ×0.7×30 kcal. \\\\r\\\\nResults: The mean percent reductions in body weight and body mass index were both 3.8% after four weeks of treatment. The reduction in waistline was 1 to 3.5 in. \\\\r\\\\nDiscussion & Conclusion: Laser acupuncture integrates the positive effects of acupuncture and low level lasers. In the hands of an experienced physician, laser acupuncture can be useful in controlling obesity. Furthermore, patients demonstrate good compliance with this comfortable and non-restrictive diet protocol. In conclusion, laser acupuncture has the advantage of being noninvasive, aseptic, painless, safe and effective in obesity therapy.\\\\r\\\\n