This course will address the growing challenge in treating Ulcerative Colitis (UC). While conventional treatments are currently comprised of pharmaceutical therapies such as anti-inflammatory agents, immune suppressants and biological therapy, there is an urgent need to develop a new comprehensive therapeutic model which can be employed in an integrative strategy.
This course outlines the conventional diagnostic and treatment model of UC and presents a new differential diagnosis which integrates this with the energetic TCM view. The course enables practitioners to learn a practical, clinically-oriented treatment model for UC while also learning how to safely monitor their patient’s condition through conventional medicine examinations.
- Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understanding the biological and patho-physiological aspects of UC.
- Understanding relevant conventional diagnostic examinations (endoscopies, biopsies, CT scans, fecal biomarkers, blood tests)
- Leaning a new integrative TCM differential diagnosis for UC
- Learning treatment strategies for UC including herbal formulas and acupuncture protocols
- Overview: Definition, epidemiology, etiology
- Conventional medical examination: Endoscopies, blood test, CT scans, MRI, fecal markers, pathology, pharmaceutical treatments and surgical intervention.
- Conventional patho-physiology of UC: Ulcerative proctitis, Procto-sigmoiditis, Pan-colitis.
- A TCM view on the patho-physiology and new integrative differential diagnosis of UC
- The Chong Mai and its correlation with the innate and adaptive immune system in UC
- The Microbiom and its correlation with Dampness in UC
- Metal stagnation disease
- Dampness-heat disease
- Internal wind-fire disease
- Effective acupuncture treatments and point combinations for UC according to differential diagnosis
- Effective herbal formulas, herbal pairs (dui yao) and modifications for UC according to differential diagnosis
- Case Studies, Program Worksheet
Nir is a certified TCM practitioner and an integrative gastroenterology specialist. He is the founder and director of the integrative gastroenterology unit in Sheba medical center (the largest hospital in the Middle East). Nir is also a co-founder and acting CEO of the Sino-Israeli Research Foundation (SIRF) an organization conducting academic and research collaboration between world-leading medical centers and Head of R&D of ITS Medical Inc. Nir currently runs two busy private clinics in Israel, leads innovative research projects, teaches and lectures world-wide about the integrative approach to gastro-intestinal diseases. Nir lives with his wife Navit and their children Mori, Rotem and Inbar on the beach village of Beit Herut in Israel.