With modern technology, research in Chinese Medicine has, over the last decade, improved dramatically and expanded beyond China providing much needed evidence as to why, how and where this ancient medicine works.
This course aims to provide the understanding of how to access, understand and utilize publications in TCM Research as a tool in our day to day as practitioners. We will first walk through the basics of Clinical research and evidence-based medicine, highlighting the most important terms relevant to this topic – what are the different clinical studies, how they are conducted, what are the measures and how to understand their significance. Then, we will look at how research is being done specifically in Chinese Medicine and where to find publications. Finally and most importantly, we will go through the importance of TCM Research as a tool for us as therapists – confirming "ancient medicine", providing ideas and protocols for our daily practice, and not less important, enabling us to improve communication with our customers and the Western Medical community, who at times challenge the benefits of TCM.
Throughout the course, up-to-date publications will be shared in certain therapeutic areas in order to clarify the theory in real publications so that you can be able to include research as part of your practice and enrich your knowledge.
- Basics of Clinical Research
- Why is Research in TCM relevant/important and how it is being conducted
- Where to look for publications and how to assess their values
- Examples of up-to-date publications in chosen therapeutic areas – what can be learned from them for our daily practice and how to make the most of it when talking to our patients and/or professional community
Dr. Barzilay has a Diploma in Chinese Medicine (Dipl. CM, I.A.TCM) with distinction from Broshim College of Integrative Medicine, Tel Aviv University, where he studied both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition, he has completed a 1-year specialty course in "Chinese & Macrobiotics Nutrition (TEF Method)" with Eyal Shpringer.
Dr. Barzilay works in his clinic in central Tel Aviv and in "Refuot", one of the leading CAM Clinics in Israel. He also teaches "Chinese Medicine Research" for 3rd and 4th Year students in Broshim College where he also supervises the students' final year Research Projects. In addition, he is an assistant in the "Acupuncture Techniques" course for 2nd year students.
Dr. Barzilay is also part of the International Community of Chinese Medicine (ICCM) Organization Core Team and leads ICCM's Marketing & International Relations, as well as being in charge of the ICCM Science & Research Day. He writes regularly research reviews & newsletters for Broshim, ICCM and other organizations (Facebook: drgiltcm).
Before studying Chinese Medicine, Dr. Barzilay worked in Teva Pharmaceuticals, leading Global Marketing for the Innovative Multiple Sclerosis business (Copaxone©) with sales over $4 Billion.
Dr. Barzilay has a B.Sc (Honors) from Imperial College, University of London, a Ph.D from Oxford University in Cancer Research and a European Medical Biology Organization (EMBO) Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute, specializing in Cell Death (Apoptosis) research.