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Acupuncture 2017


Conference Series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend 5th International Conference and Expo on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine' during July 27-29, 2017 in Chicago, USA which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Track 1: Acupuncture Techniques

In Acupuncture very thin needles, slightly thicker than a human hair, are inserted into acupuncture points. The objective of acupuncture as explained earlier is to regulate and normalize the flow of the Chi, so that the Yin and the Yang return to a state of dynamic equilibrium. Acupuncture aims to relieve symptoms by curing the disease. The choice of acupuncture points to be used is the most crucial part of the treatment. The acupuncturist must know the function of each acupuncture point and its interaction with other acupuncture points. He can then plan the treatment to eliminate obstructions in the flow of Chi and to balance the Yin and Yang. After the acupuncturist has examined the patient and reached a diagnosis, he decides how the patient should be treated.

Track 2: Acupuncture Related Practices

Acupressure, a non-invasive form of acupuncture, uses physical pressure applied to acupressure points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. Tui Na is a Traditional Chinese Medicine i.e. a TCM method of attempting to stimulate the flow of Qi by various bare-handed techniques that do not involve needles. Electropuncture is a form of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses. Sonopuncture is a stimulation of the body similar to acupuncture using sound instead of needles. This may be done using purpose-built transducers to direct a narrow ultrasound beam to a depth of 6–8 centimetres at acupuncture meridian points on the body. Alternatively, tuning forks or other sound emitting devices are used. Auriculotherapy, commonly known as ear acupuncture or auricular acupuncture is considered to date back to ancient China which involves inserting needles to stimulate points on the outer ear. Scalp acupuncture, developed in Japan, is based on reflexological considerations regarding the scalp area.

Track 3: Clinical Practice of Acupuncture

People use acupuncture to relieve pain and treat certain health conditions. You can use it by itself or as part of a treatment program. Studies have found promising results for the use of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy, chemotherapy, and post-surgery pain. Acupuncture also may be useful for stroke rehabilitation, headache and tennis elbow and so on.

Track 4: Acupuncture & Neurology

Acupuncture often used with electrical stimulation in treating nerve conditions, is very effective at relieving the pain and restoring normal function.  There are several ways this is thought to work, all of which have been carefully researched mainly acupuncture stimulates the brain to release chemicals  such as neurotransmitters and opioids into the body that reduce sensitivity to pain and normalize the nervous system or acupuncture with electrical stimulation interrupts the pain signal allowing the nerve to calm down thereby reducing pain. Acupuncture promotes actual healing by altering the body's electrical system to allow the transfer of material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissue thereby reducing the amount of recovery time.

Track 5: Acupuncture & Orthopaedics

Acupuncture is used as a "physical therapy" to release the muscular, skeletal and emotional holding patterns that are the root causes of tension, pain, postural asymmetries, the precursors of injury, and the residues of internal disease. The aim of treatment is to create a harmonious balance within the musculoskeletal and meridian systems that generates healing and promotes overall health and well-being.

Track 6: Acupuncture & Dermatology

Acupuncture treats the whole person, it has something to offer almost every condition. In many cases, acupuncture aims to bring about a complete cure; in others, it aims to manage the problem. Acupuncture remains a substantial part of the Traditional Chinese medicine, which is used to treat many conditions including acne, alopecia, dermatitis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, systemic lupus erythematous, urticaria, herpes zoster, chicken pox, impetigo, leprosy, vitiligo, and tinea.

Track 7: Advancements in Acupuncture Treatment Strategies

Laser acupuncture has included advanced brain imaging, as well as several other modern protocols for measuring various physiological effects to the body. These studies show that laser acupuncture has physiological effects, not only locally, but also in the brain, similar to needle acupuncture. Laser on Urinary Bladder 67, for example, shows measurable effects in the brain. The effects were only detected when the laser was turned on. When the laser was turned off, no effects were detected. Good effects of laser acupuncture for the following conditions: hiccups, bed wetting, weight loss, post-operative nausea and vomiting, pain control, surgical anaesthesia, dental anaesthesia, carpal tunnel syndrome, dry eyes, and stroke-related paralysis.

Track 8: Traditional Chinese Medicine

TCM encompasses many different practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary therapy, and tai chi and qi gong (practices that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus). TCM is rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and dates back more than 2,500 years. Traditional systems of medicine also exist in other East and South Asian countries, including Japan (where the traditional herbal medicine is called Kampo) and Korea. Some of these systems have been influenced by TCM and are similar to it in some ways, but each has developed distinctive features of its own.

Track 9: Acupuncture & Pain Management

The methods of acupuncture are based on the belief that the body contains patterns of energy flow referred to as qi. Proper, unimpeded flow of qi is believed to be essential for the maintenance of proper health, and needles applied to specific acupuncture points are believed to help correct and balance that flow. Due to its ability to stimulate the central nervous system, acupuncture has the potential to significantly affect the perception of back and neck pain.

Track 10:  Kampo (Japanese medicine)

Japanese traditional medicine uses most of the Chinese therapies including acupuncture and moxibustion, but Kampō in its present-day sense is primarily concerned with the study of herbs. In the United States, Kampō is practiced mostly by acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners, naturopath physicians, and other alternative medicine professionals. Kampo herbal formulae are studied under clinical trials, such as the clinical study of Honso Sho-saiko-to (H09) for treatment of hepatitis C at the New York Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and liver cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C at the UCSD Liver Center. 

Track 11:  Traditional Korean medicine

Traditional Korean medicine encompasses many different practices, including Acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points), Aromatherapy (treating bodily ailments using essential plant oils), Meditation (Self-directed practice for the purpose of relaxing and calming the mind and body), Herbal medicine (tudy and practice of using plant material for the purpose of food, medicine, or health) With the increase in the number of Korean immigrants coming to the United States in recent years it has become important for modern medicine to understand these traditional healing techniques and how they are used. Statistical analysis of experiments involving more traditional remedies including herbal supplements and acupuncture have found that a patient's mental state is more relaxed.

Track 12: Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used mainly for functional problems such as those involving noninfectious inflammation, paralysis, or pain. For small animals, acupuncture has been used for treating arthritis, hip dysplasia, lick granuloma, feline asthma, diarrhea, and certain reproductive problems. For larger animals, acupuncture has been used for treating downer cow syndrome, facial nerve paralysis, allergic dermatitis, respiratory problems, nonsurgical colic, and certain reproductive disorders. Acupuncture has also been used on competitive animals, such as those involved in racing and showing. Veterinary acupuncture has also recently been used on more exotic animals, such as an alligator with scoliosis, though this is still quite rare.

Track 13: Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine has been practiced for more than 2,500 years and includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Oriental massage and Oriental nutrition. It is a system of medicine that categorizes body patterns into specific types of diagnoses with corresponding treatment plans. Oriental medicine is practiced in China, Japan, Korea, Viet Nam, Thailand, Tibet and India. One may be surprised to find that Oriental medical theory and practice has spread to France, England, Spain, Germany, Russia, much of Middle and South America, and Africa. It has gained worldwide acceptance and recognition as effective medical treatment. Due to the sheer weight of evidence, Oriental medicine demands that it be taken seriously as a clinical approach of considerable value. Over 15 million Americans have turned to it, making it the complementary treatment of choice for Americans everywhere.



About Conference

On behalf of Acupuncture 2017 Organizing Committee, we cordially invite acupuncture expertise, professors, scientific communities, therapists, counsellors, students and business delegates to attend the 5th International Conference and Expo on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine which is to be held on July 27-28, 2017 Chicago, USA. Main theme of the conference is “Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: An integrative approach for achieving Global Health Care.

The conference proceedings include symposiums and workshops, keynote speeches, plenary talks, poster sessions and panel discussion on latest research developments in the field of Acupuncture. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine which involves inserting needles into the body at acupuncture points, acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological problems, nervous conditions and also has been used in the treatment of substance abuse and as relief for fatigue in cancer patients due to chemotherapy and other therapies.

Why to attend?

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a major component of Traditional Chinese Medicine which involves inserting needles into the body at acupuncture points, acupuncture as an effective treatment for over forty medical problems, including allergies, respiratory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, gynaecological problems, nervous conditions and also has been used in the treatment of substance abuse and as relief for fatigue in cancer patients due to chemotherapy and other therapies. The use of acupuncture is widespread as it is being used effectively as an integrated treatment with a fewer side effects than western medicine and is a potential alternative to pain medications or steroid treatments. This unique conference will offer a platform for Eastern medicine to meet with Western medicine and will bring together researchers, practitioners, educators and other healthcare professionals, business delegates, students and young researchers all across the globe and shall serve as an opportunity to present and discuss recent advances in acupuncture research that have the potential to strengthen the base for its integration in health care to modernize the art of acupuncture.

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Target Audience:


Acupuncture faculty

Acupuncture practitioners

Oriental medicine faculty


Therapists & Acupuncture counselors

Acupuncture students, scientist

Treatment, Healing Centers and Rehabilitation Houses

Relevant Association and Societies

Medical college

Business professionals (Directors, presidents, CEO) from Acupuncture market

Herbal practitioners

Market Analysis

Importance and Scope

The (WHO) World Health Organization recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment over forty medical problems, including respiratory conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, nervous conditions, and the eyes, nose and throat disorders, and childhood illnesses, among others. Acupuncture has been used in the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse. It is a low-cost and effective treatment for headaches and chronic pain, associated with problems like back injuries and arthritis. It has also been used to supplement invasive Western treatments like Surgery and Chemotherapy.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion, is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The first legal acupuncture centre in the U.S. was established in Washington DC in 1972.  

The out-of-pocket expenditure for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in United States was nearly 34 billion dollars in 2007. Visits to a health care practitioner of any kind totalled $61.5 billion, of which, $11.9 billion was spent on Complementary and Alternative medicine providers such as chiropractors and acupuncturists. Over 3.1 million adults visited an acupuncturist in 2007, a figure that has increased sharply over the past decade, in 1997 there were 27 visits to an acupuncturist per 1,000 adults compared to 80 visits in 2007. More than 14 million Americans reported having used acupuncture as part of their health care by the early 2010s,. By 2016, Complementary and Alternative Medicine industry revenue is expected around 14.3 billion U.S. dollars in the United States. Globally, the industry is estimated to be worth some $60 billion a year.

In China since 1999 the government has promoted the development of Community Health Services Centres as major providers of primary healthcare, which includes the practice of moxibustion  and acupuncture. There are currently 4169 Complimentary Medicine hospitals in China (including Western medicine and integrated CM hospitals), and more than 90 % of these hospitals have an acupuncture and moxibustion department.


Major instrumentation industries

Shenzhou® Acupuncture Needles
Suzhou Huanqiu Acupuncture Medical Appliance Co., Ltd.
Seirin Co. Ltd.
Maanshan bond medical instruments Co. Ltd.
The Phoenix Medical
Lhasa OMS
Scarboroughs Ltd
DongBang AcuPrime Ltd
Herbprime Co. Ltd.
Oxford Medical Supplies Ltd
Moxom Acupuncture Kft
AcuMedic Ltd.

The Office of Alternative Medicine of the National Institute of Health is currently funding research in the use of acupuncture along with British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), Council of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine Research Trust (OMRT) and National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(NCCAM).

National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a gross funding of $123.984 million by the end of financial year 2014.

The top universities

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical University
Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine
Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine

Top universities and colleges (USA)

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Northwestern Health Sciences University
Bastyr University
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Top associations and Societies

National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR)
American association of acupuncture and oriental medicine (AAAOM)
The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK
World Confederation for Physical Therapy
National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
British Medical Acupuncture Society
International Acupuncture Association of Physical Therapists
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society

Target Audience

Directors/Managers & Business Delegates, Director of Universities, Acupuncturists, Acupuncture faculty, Acupuncture practitioners, Oriental medicine faculty, Therapists & Acupuncture counsellors, Treatment, Healing Centres and Rehabilitation Houses, Herbalists, Relevant Association and Societies, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Researchers, Students.

Future of Acupuncture

The future for acupuncture is bright. It is cost-effective, it can provide a safe, side effect-free method. In 2007, 3.1 million people tried acupuncture, more than in 2002, to relieve discomfort caused by chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, fibromyalgia, low back pain, and other ailments. It is expected by the end of the year 2019 there will be as many as 30000 licensed acupuncturists at work in the United States. The FDA had a record of more than 20,000 licensed acupuncturists, estimated to be providing more than 10 million treatments yearly at a cost in excess of $500 million.

The future for the acupuncture profession depends on its communities of interest. The professional association needs more participation. It is no longer "what is my professional association doing for me?" We have greater, ethical and moral obligations to humanity in terms of sustaining this discipline as a community of the knowledge. It really is about what each and every one of us does in support of the profession.



Past Conference Report

Acupuncture 2016

The International Conference on 4th Global Acupuncture and Therapists Annual Meeting (Acupuncture 2016) hosted by Conference Series LLC took place at Philadelphia, USA during July 14-16, 2016. Active participation and generous response were received from the Organizing Committee Members, Editorial Board Members of Conference Series LLC Journals as well as from eminent scientists, talented researchers and young student community. Researchers and students who attended from different parts of the world has made the conference one of the most successful and productive events in 2016 from Conference Series LLC. The conference was marked with the presence of renowned scientists, talented young researchers, students and business delegates driving the two days event into the path of success with thought provoking keynote and plenary presentations highlighting the theme, “Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: An integrative approach for achieving Global Health Care.”.

Acupuncture-2016 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderator of the conference, Dr. Sukhwinder Singh, Guru Kirpa Acupuncture Health Centre, India. Who contributed meticulously and exuberantly for the smooth functioning of this event.

The conference proceedings were carried out through various Scientific-sessions and plenary lectures, of which the following topics were highlighted as Keynote-presentations:  

“Quick Screening of Cancers, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Brain Problems by Non-Invasively Detecting Visible and Non-visible Abnormalities Existing at Accurate Organ Representation Areas of Head, Pupils, Eyebrows, Areas on & Around Eyes, Lips, & Nose of Face, Tongue, Hands, & Feet, and Use of “Mouth, Hand,& Foot Writing Form” to Make Quick Non-Invasive Early Diagnosis of Cancer & Other Medical Problems on Any Part of Body & Evaluation of Any Therapeutic Effects” by Yoshiaki Omura, New York Medical College, USA

“Comparative study of hormone replacement, including transdermal and oral bio-identical natural Hormones and homeopathic hormone stimulation and rejuvenation using salivary testing as a diagnostic tool” by Theresa Dale, California College of Natural Medicine, USA

“TCM as a basis of inter-professional education for acupuncturists” by Jennifer Brett, University of Bridgeport, USA

Philosophical Thinking of Chinese Traditional Medicine by Jingcheng Dong, Fudan University, China

“The effect of acupuncture on working memory and anxiety” by Jason Bussell, DePaul University College of Science and Health, USA

“Efficacy of electro acupuncture pudendal nerve stimulation in treating female stress incontinence” by Siyou Wang, Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, China

Acupuncture 2016 is known for uplifting the allied areas by encouraging students and fellow researchers to present their work through poster presentations and young research forum. Students participated with great zeal and the best posters were awarded to Dr. Jehad Albitar Osama, Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia and Dr. Areeb Irfan, Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Pakistan for their efforts and outstanding contribution.

Conference Series LLC  has taken the privilege of felicitating Acupuncture 2016 Conference Organizing Committee, Editorial Board Members and Keynote Speakers who supported for the success of this event. Conference Series LLC, on behalf of the conference sponsor appreciates all the participants who put their efforts for this event and sincerely wishes them success in future endeavors.

The esteemed guests, Keynote speakers, well-known researchers and delegates shared their innovative research and vast experience through their fabulous presentations at the podium of grand Acupuncture 2016 Conference. We are glad to inform that all accepted abstracts for the conference have been indexed in Conference Series LLC “Journal of Alternative & Integrative Medicine” as a special issue.

We are also obliged to various delegate experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who supported the conference by facilitating active discussion forums. We sincerely thank the Organizing Committee Members for their gracious presence, support and assistance towards the success of Acupuncture 2016. With the unique feedbacks from the conference, Conference Series LLC would like to announce the commencement of the “5th International Conference and Expo on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine during July 27-29, 2017 Chicago, USA.

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Contact details

Jim Carrie

Program Director | Acupuncture 2017

T: 650-268-9744 | M: 702-508-5202


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