Our chief acupuncturist, Tim H. Tanaka, Ph.D. made two overseas trips during the last two months and presented his research papers at international conferences.From October 10th to 12th, 2008, he was in Budapest, Hungary for the ICMART XIII World Congress 2008: Medical Acupuncture – Science and Techniques Bridge between East-West. During the conference, he presented his research entitled, “Potentiating the Autonomic Effects of Acupuncture by Proactive Use of Respiration” in front of an audience manly consisting of Western Physicians (MDs) who practice acupuncture.
From November 7th to 9th, 2008, he was in Beijing, China attending the World Health Organization (WHO) Congress on Traditional Medicine. He presented a paper entitled, “Enhancement of Acupuncture Effects with Auditory Assisted Slow Breathing”. The following week, he visited the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with the Internal Medicine departments at three different university affiliated hospitals in Shanghai.
He is pleased with the outcomes of his presentations in both Hungary and China. His lectures were well received on both occasions and attracted curious discussion from the intrigued audience during and after his speeches.