Day 1 :
Time : 10:15-11:00
Patrick K. Porter, PhD is an award-winning author, educator, consultant, entrepreneur, and speaker. With 30 years of experience operating the largest self-help franchise, he has become a highly sought-after expert within the personal improvement industry, having sold over 3 million of his self-help products worldwide. He is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Awaken the Genius is translated into four languages and more than 150,000 copies have sold globally. He is also author of Discover the Language of the Mind and Thrive In Overdrive, How to navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle, among others.
Participants will learn how toxins are a major contributing factor in the 21st Century neurological epidemic. Dr. Patrick Porter (PhD) will share key statistics, symptoms and how these toxins affect your patients, community and practice. The link between acupuncture and brain function will be explored and how the recent outcry for a solution to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and the unique qualities of natural medicine have perfectly positioned practitioners of acupuncture to handle these cases. Participants will also learn how low level light therapy has helped to bring relief to those suffering from brain stress.
Participants will practice using these cutting edge insights on how brain stress leads to Sympathetic Survival Syndrome and how specific language patterns can reduce or eliminate patient stress. We will explore the consequences of imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and how thoughts can be changed to use the new science of epigenetics to bring the nervous system and brain into balance.
Each participant will know how to communicate acupuncture in a NEW way, resulting in improved new client attraction, client conversion and compliance—all keys to growing a healthy practice.
Northumbria University, UK
Time : 11:15-12:00
Dr. Clarkson is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University, UK, teaching on the BSc and MSc programmes. He teaches acupuncture to healthcare professionals internationally and is an active researcher in acupuncture related topics. He attained a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2004, a PGCE in Adult Education in 2010 and an MSc in Acupuncture in 2011. His PhD, titled ‘Korean Hand Acupuncture for Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain: A feasibility study’ was completed in 2017. His current research interests lie within the broad scope of acupuncture, and within Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Despite Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) developing in approximately 20% of pregnancies, there are currently very few studies that have investigated interventional strategies. Of extant interventions investigated to date, acupuncture has shown some promising findings, although the effects of Korean Hand Acupuncture (KHA) on PPGP remain unclear. In line with the MRC framework for complex interventions, any potential treatment should be subjected to feasibility testing prior to a definitive RCT. A mixed methods feasibility study, assessing the acceptability and practicality of conducting a definitive RCT on KHA for PPGP, was conducted. It was a study consisting of six sessions, with individuals randomized to either a standard physiotherapy plus penetrating Korean Hand Acupuncture (pKHA) or a standard physiotherapy plus non-penetrating Korean Hand Acupuncture (npKHA) group. 59 women were recruited, 40 of whom completed all six sessions. Trends in pain, function believability and credibility were measured, as well as qualitative data analysed via content analysis to assess acceptability and practicality.