Plenary lectures 5 and 6, Sep 08: George Lewith Memory Lecture Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration: The world largest data base on acupuncture and pain. We show you all the results.
Introduction and memoriam to George Lewith


Introduction and memoriam to George Lewith


Benno Brinkhaus, MD, PhD, is a doctor of internal medicine, acupuncture and naturopathy and trained in epidemiology.

Worked from 1994 to 2001 as a physician and a research associate in the Medical Department I, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany from 1995-2001 as the head of the department of complementary medicine.

Works since 2001 as senior scientist, deputy head of the department for Complementary medicine and institute teaching coordinator in the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany.

He is the principal investigator of several acupuncture trials, author and coauthor of the ART and ARC trials. He is involved as investigator in several acupuncture studies for example in allergic rhinitis (funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)).

Membership of different medical and acupuncture societies, reviewer of national and international medical journals.

Benno Brinkhaus

Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany


Plenary lecture 5 and 6, Sep 08: George Lewith Memory Lecture Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration: The world largest data base on acupuncture and pain. We show you all the results.
General results of the latest update


General results of the latest update


Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Linde is a physician and epidemiologist. He is research coordinator at the Institute of General Practice, Technische Universität München. He has long-standing experience in meta—analyses, randomized trials, observational studies and surveys in complementary and alternative therapies, and in general practice. In recent years he has developed an interest in qualitative methods and in the social and professional background of medical decisions in situations when no single correct solution is available.

Klaus Linde

Institute of General Practice, Technische Universität München, Germany


Plenary 5 and 6, Sep 08: George Lewith Memory Lecture Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration: The world largest data base on acupuncture and pain. We show you all the results.
Variations related to the acupuncture and the control groups, and the longer term effects


Variations related to the acupuncture and the control groups, and the longer term effects

Hugh MacPherson

Department of Health Sciences, University of York


Plenary lectures 5 and 6: George Lewith Memory Lecture Acupuncture Trialists’ Collaboration: The world largest data base on acupuncture and pain. We show you all the results.
The influence of patient and practitioner characteristics


The influence of patient and practitioner characteristics


Claudia M. Witt, MD, MBA is trained as medical doctor, epidemiologist and research methodologist. Being a full professor at the University of Zurich she serves as Vice Dean for Interprofessionalism and as the Director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich.

In addition she holds an appointment as Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Center for Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Maryland and leads a research group at the Institute for Social Medicine Epidemiology and Health Economics of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Her research includes large clinical studies and comparative effectiveness research on acupuncture

Claudia Witt

Insitute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine University Hospital Zurich


Plenary lectures 3 and 4: Can TCM be global?


In a way, TCM is global. It is practiced in many countries on all continents.

But this is not sufficient to truly make TCM a global medicine, comparable to the global presence of so-called Western medicine.

The community of Western medicine is a global community. All members of this community have access to the same resources and the same knowledge, past and present

, and they share one identical terminology. All members, regardless of their cultural and geographical background, are legitimized to contribute to the progress of Western medicine.

This is not the case for the world-wide community of TCM practitioners. No standardized internationally acknowledge terminology has been agreed upon. Chinese TCM practitioners rarely, if ever, acknowledge findings from non-Chinese researchers and practitioners. Access to historical sources is limited to those capable of reading classical Chinese. Translations of classical sources into Western languages by Chinese writers are philologically inadequate and often disguise the true nature of classical Chinese medicine. The motives why people are interested in TCM differ greatly. There are those who seek an alternative to Western medicine, and there are others who declare TCM to be part of modern bio-medicine. Hence, the global reality of TCM is one of diverse pockets of different qualities and different understanding. It is to be hoped that ICMART-iSAMS 2018 in Munich in September 2018 will provide stimuli to move forward toward a genuine globalization of TCM


Dr. Paul U. Unschuld is Professor of Theory, History and Ethics of Chinese Life Sciences and Director of the Institute for Chinese Life Sciences founded in 2006 in the Center for Human and Health Sciences of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. From 1986 to 2006 he was a member of the board of the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He studied Pharmacy, Sinology and Political Science (Dr.phil.) in Munich, earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, and received the venia legendi in History of Pharmacy from Phillips University of Marburg / Lahn and in Sinology (Dr. phil. Habil.) and History of Medicine (Dr. med. Habil.) at the LMU in Munich. He has published numerous books and essays on the history of medicine in China and Europe, as well as on political topics.

Paul Ulrich Unschuld

Institute for Chinese Life Sciences, in the Center for Human and Health Sciences of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Master Workshop Sep 09: Microsystems and beyond - the trauma-dissolving approach


The microsystems of acupuncture (MAPS = Micro-Acu-Point-Systems) are organized and interconnected cybernetically, whilst meridian-acupuncture depends on the body´s energy flow. Treatment of posttraumatic disorders has become an acute need in psychotherapy. Obviously shock-traumata are engrammed not only in the psyche but also somatically in the outer tissues of the organism, i.e. the haptic system. This is the same tissue and network where informative MAPS-acupuncture works. MAPS therapy, therefore, is most suitable for finding and dispersing the somatic site in question where the shock has been bodily fixed and engrammed.

Ear-Acupuncture as suggested by the NADA-protocol was applied effectively in hundreds of traumatized children following the 9-11-shock in New York. The vertical line of Shu-points is informatively linked with the MAPS-network. Acupuncture experience teaches that all kinds of psychological ballast mainly burdens man´s back. The paravertebral region and the Shu-points are affected in the first place. Another very effective approach for overcoming psychological disorders is treatment of specific hand points, especially of metacarpale V.

It is beneficial to combine points of ear (and/or skull, hand, oral) points with Shu-points. The points in question can be detected and pricked precisely by means of the Very-point-Technique. In therapy of children pearls or soft-Laser may be applied instead of needles.


Dr. Jochen Gleditsch is a dentist and ENT specialist. He is one of the leading and most influential acupuncturists of the last five decades. He was lecturer at the University of Munich (LMU) for 25 years. In this time he has initiated and stimulated a huge body of scientific studies on acupuncture. He is laureate of conventional as well as complementary medicine awards. Jochen Gleditsch served as president of ICMART and DÄGfA.

He is specialized in Microsystem acupuncture and in psychosomatics in TCM and acupuncture. He developed the very point technic, which is now spread all over the world. His interpretation of idea of man (Menschenbild), developed from different medical systems has influenced acupuncturists and many others world wide.

Jochen Gleditsch

German Medical Acupuncture Association - DÄGfA
Deutsche Ärztegesellschaft für Akupunktur e.V.


Master Workshop Sep 09: Neural therapy for acupuncture non responders - headache Conference


Whenever acupuncture and analgesics fail to control cephalgias it is worthwhile deleting peripheral over stimulation conditions with neural therapy. Peripheral stimuli are conducted though the spinal, sympathetic, parasympathetic, and vascular systems. The most frequent stimuli originate in the internal organs located within the head. These are: the paranasal sinuses, the teeth within the maxilla or the mandibula, the tonsils, and the ears. The diagnosis of the stimulation sources is based on the pressure points of the neck, the Adler-Langer-pressure points. The neural therapeutic arsenal encompasses segmental therapy, expanded segmental therapy and interference field therapy. Trigeminal stimuli can be switched off via “the crown of thorns”, in other words: the frontal and occipital neural exit points, or the temporomandibular block. Various highly effective injection patterns will be demonstrated, such as: the frontal, lateral, and posterior magical triangle, together with its neurological connections. If no positive effects are thus achieved, targeted injections within the framework of an expanded segmental therapy can cut off the control centers of the stimuli conduction. These are injections given at sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia, as well as at accessible arteries. If, however, these local stimuli interruptions should fail, then you should look for and treat any interference fields. Approximately 70 - 90% of all fields of interference are located within the head region; this circumstance explains the high effectiveness of deleting cephalic interference fields with the appropriate injections given at the following sites: paranasal sinuses, teeth, tonsillar poles, and ears, or lower abdominal organs in men and women. Neural therapy should be combined with manual medicine. In this way you can interrupt stimuli originating in the vertebrae and irradiating into the head. This targeted stimuli reduction controls 70% of all therapeutic refractory cephalgias.

All diagnostic procedures and injections will be explained and commented in the conference.

The workshop will provide opportunity to practice these techniques.


MR Dr. Rainer Wander is practicing as established physician in general medicine since 1965. He is specialised naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic and pain therapy.

The main focuses of his practice – in addition to neural therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture – are naturopathic pain- and regulation therapy, and in particular homeopathy and complex homeopathy.

Dr. Rainer Wander is co-founder of the German Association of Acupuncture and Neuraltherapy (DGfAN – „Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Neuraltherapie e.V.”) http://www.dgfan.de/. He was President of the DGFAN from 1999 to 2017 and honorary president since 2017

After Dr. med. Peter Dosch and Dr. sc. med. Horst Becke he is one of the most prominent neural therapists of East Germany. Since 1970 he is course instructor for neural therapists teaching them according to a very extensive standardized training program. He is a popular lecturer nationwide and abroad for a multitude of naturopathic therapy methods and in particular for the interrelated demonstration and combination of single methods and techniques.

Dr. Wander is honorary member of the Swiss Association for Neural Therapy (SANT)

He is author of numerous publications nationwide and abroad and co-author of the following manuals: „Akupunktur“ (Richter/Becke), „Neuraltherapie, Lehrbuch und Atlas“ (Badke/Mudra), „Naturheilkundliche Untersuchungstechniken“ (Becke/Wagner/Wander).

Rainer Wander

German Association of Acupuncture and Neuraltherapy - DGfAN
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akupunktur und Neuraltherapie


Master Workshop Sep 09: Leitbahnenergetik


Workshop in German, no translation

Die Leitbahnen, auf denen die Akupunkturpunkte zu finden sind, unterliegen einer eigenen Ordnung und einer eigenen energetischen Bewertung. Die energetische Beurteilung einer Leitbahn (ob „öffnend“, „schließend“ oder„angelpunktartig“) hat für die Praxis der Chinesischen Medizin eine zentrale Bedeutung. Grundlegend dafür ist ebenso, welchen Füllungszustand an Qi und Xue die einzelnen Leitbahnen aufweisen. Nur mit diesem Rüstzeug und Wissen kann man in der Folge einer chinesischen Diagnose die korrekte, therapeutisch relevante Leitbahn aussuchen. Dieser Workshop hat einen engen Bezug zum ärztlichem Alltag mit einer hohen klinischen Bedeutung.


Prof. Dr. med. Carl-Hermann Hempen, Internist, war viele Jahre Präsident und Schulleiter der SMS-Internationale Gesellschaft für Chinesische Medizin. Neben der Arbeit in der von ihm 1984 gegründeten Praxisgemeinschaft „Dr. Hempen & Kollegen“, leitet er seit Oktober 2013 Europas erstes Master of Science-Programm für TCM an der TU München (www.tcm.sg.tum.de). 
Er ist Autor zahlreicher Standardwerke zur Chinesischen Medizin, u.a. des dtv-Atlas zur Akupunktur und einer Software für Chinesische Medizin (TCMSOFT).

Prof. Dr. med. Carl-Hermann Hempen, internist, was president of SMS – International Society for Chinese medicine for many years. He founded „Dr. Hempen & Colleagues“, one of the largest clinics for CM in Germany in 1984. He is head of Europe`s first Master of Science-Program for TCM for doctors at the TU München (www.tcm.sg.tum.de). He is author of several textbooks for CM, e.g. dtv-Atlas für Akupunktur and created a software tool for CM called TCMSOFT.

Carl-Hermann Hempen

International Society for Chinese medicine - SMS


Workshop LIQUIDAKUPUNKTUR - schnell gegen Schmerzen


Beschreibung (workshop in Deutsch, keine Übersetzung)

Liquidakupunktur nutzt das wissenschaftlich belegte Prinzip der der Ohrakupunktur zu Grunde liegenden Reflexlokalisationen. Damit wird dem Arzt ein Verfahren in die Hand gegeben, das speziell bei Patienten mit akuten und chronischen Schmerzzuständen überraschend schnellen Erfolg bringt. Zum Einsatz kommen dabei je nach Beschwerdebild des Patienten geeignete Lokalanästhetika oder spezifische homöopathische Komplexpräparate. Das Verfahren ist auf Grund seiner einfachen Handhabung schnell erlernbar, lässt sich auch im stark frequentierten Praxisbetrieb gut integrieren, ist auch im Hausbesuch anwendbar und wird von den Patienten gerne angenommen. Die Erfolgsquoten liegen nach ein bis drei Behandlungen je nach Akuität beziehungsweise Chronizität der Krankheitsfälle zwischen 75 bis 90 Prozent.

Im Workshop wird das konkrete Vorgehen in Patientendemonstrationen gezeigt und häufige Punktlokalisationen werden vermittelt.


Dr. med. Bernd Ramme, Waren, Deutschland

Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin, Zusatzbezeichnung Akupunktur, seit 2003 1. Vorsitzender der Deutschen Gesellschaft für chronische Erkrankungen | DGCE e. V., seit 2014 Präsident der Deutschen Akademie für Akupunktur | DAA e. V. und des Berufsverbandes DAA-B e. V

Bernd Ramme

Deutsche Akademie für Akupunktur, DAA e.V.


Gabriel Stux is the director of the German Acupuncture Society, which he founded in 1978. He is been teaching Chinese medicine and acupuncture for more than 40 years. Gabriel Stux is the author and co-author of standard works on acupuncture and author of numerous articles on Chinese Medicine. The German 7th edition 2008 of the standard textbooks Acupuncture Textbook and Atlasand the smaler book Basicsof Acupuncturehave been published by Springer Verlag.

Gabriel Stux has developed new methods to use acupuncture and energy medicine healing more effectively, these methods include: Chakra Acupuncture, Organ Flow Qi Gong Meditation, and Chakra Meditation.

Gabriel Stux

Invited Speaker

More than 70 invited speakers, including the most renowned researchers in the field of acupuncture, TCM and related techniques

Hossein Ayati, Iran
Joe Audette, USA
Jürgen Bachmann, Germany
Frank Bahr, Germany
Winfried Banzer, Germany
Petra Bäumler, Germany
Nicolas Behrens, Germany
Michaela Bijak, Austria
Bonghyo Lee, South Korea
Benno Brinkhaus, Germany
Thomas Burgoon, USA
Younbyoung Chae, South Korea
Chin Chan, Australia
Peter Conzen, Germany
Gustav Dobos, Germany
Johannes Fleckenstein, Switzerland
Jochen Gleditsch, Germany
Richard Harris, USA
Carl-Herrmann Hempen, Germany
Yoo Hwaseung, South Korea
Josef Hummelsberger, Germany
Jiang Ti Kong, USA
Uwe Kreimeier, Germany
Jost Langhorst, Germany
Lixing Lao, Hongkong
Helmut Liertzer, Austria
Klaus Linde, Germany
Francisco Lozano, Mexico
Hugh Mc Pherson, United Kingdom
Anna Mietzner, Germany
Andreas Michalsen, Germany
Vitali Napadov, USA
Ton Nicolai, Belgium
Rainer Nögel, Germany
Thomas Ots, Austria
Mercedes Ogal, Switzerland
Petja Piehler, Austria
Siddhartha Popat, Germany
Ralph Raben, Germany
Bernd Ramme, Germany
Thomas Ramp, Germany
Heidrun Reissenweber-Hewel, Germany
Felix Joyonto Saha, Germany
Hans-Georg Schaible, Germany
Uwe Siedentopp, Germany
Scott Steffensen, USA
Wolfram Stör, Germany
Gabriel Stux, Germany
Paul Unschuld, Germany
Taras Usischenko, Germany
Rainer Wander, Germany
Axel Wiebrecht, Germany
Andreas Winkelmann, Germany
Claudia Witt, Switzerland
Christopher Zaslawski, Australia
Jiang Zhang, PR China
Qi Zhang, Switzerland
Bernd Zwißler, Germany

Further invited speakers to be confirmed.