International Conference on
Alternative and Traditional Medicine

Theme : Exploring the Scientific Efficacy of Alternative and Traditional Medicine

Scientific Program Day 3 - Jul 25, 2018

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Sessions

Selected Lectures

Young-Ji Shiao

National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine , Taiwan

Title: The Effects of Chinese herbal medicines on Alzheimer-related pathologies in Metabolically stressed APPswe/PS1dE9 mice

Time : 10:00 - 10:30

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Young-Ji Shiao has completed his PhD at the age of 29 years from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan and postdoctoral studies from University of Alberta, Canada. He is Associate Investigator, National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine, Ministry of health and welfare. He has published more than 48 papers in reputed journals. 

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Metabolic syndrome and vascular dysfunction was suggested to be the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Xuefu Zhuyu decoction (XZD) and Taohoung is Siwu decoction (TSD) are traditional Chinese medicines used to treat metabolic syndrome and cardiac-cerebral vascular disease. In present study, the effects of XZD and TSD on ameliorating metabolic syndrome, amyloid-related pathologies and cognitive impairment in an animal model of AD with metabolic stress was investigated. The animal model of AD with metabolic stress was created by administrating high-fat diet and a low-dose injection of streptozotocin prior to the appearance of senile plaques in APP/PS1 transgenic mice. The diabesity-associated metabolic changes and ADrelated pathological alterations were examined. We found that XZD, but not TSD, reduced body weight, insulin and leptin level, HOMA-IR, hepatic triglyceride, serum A?42 in the metabolic stressed AD animal. XZD also ameliorated oral glucose tolerant, A? deposition, astrocyte and microglia activation in the vicinity of plaques, and nesting behavior in the metabolic stressed AD animal. The results of this study suggest that XZD, but not TSD, is able to reduce the peripheral metabolic stress-mediated vascular hypoperfusion, neuroinflammation and AD-related pathology in APP/PS1 mice.

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As a Korea-trained acupuncturist, Dr Kim’s passion for studies on traditional medicine never stops. He completed his Ph.D. degree on Korean acupuncture which is called Sa-am acupuncture at Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea in 1997. Since 2001 he is serving as Professor at College of Oriental Medicine, WonkwangUniversity, Iksan, Korea. He also is Director of acupuncture & moxibustion department in the Wonkwang Oriental Medicine Hospital, Kwangju, Korea where he established a center for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research since 2016 he is also serving as academic chairman of Korean Rare Incurable Disease Institute. He is currently focusing on developing various traditional Korean medicine treatment protocols for improving quality of life of ALS patients with acupuncture, Pharmacopuncture and herbal medicine (Mecasin).

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is fatal neurodegenerative diseases which produces paralysis of the limb, swallowing and breathing muscles. ALS is a disease affecting the central nervous system that is either sporadic or familial origin and causing the death of motor neurons. One of the genetic factors contributing to the etiology of ALS is mutant SOD1 (mtSOD1), which induces vulnerability of motor neurons through protein misfolding, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative damage, cytoskeletal abnormalities, defective axonal transport, glutamate excitotoxicity, inadequate growth factor signaling, and neuroinflammation.We are is currently focusing on developing new treatment protocol for improving respiratory function and quality of life of ALS patients with Korean Sa-am acupuncture, Pharmacopuncture and Mecasin as herbal drug. Our various acupuncture research is a pilot trial to assess the changes in respiratory physiology parameters and Pharmacopuncture therapy using to Bee venom, Scolopendrid and Placenter is to new treatment for ALS. It has been reviewed and tested in non-clinical trials for the treatment of ALS symptoms and progression and has been confirmed to be safe and effective in pre-clinical studies in patients with ALS. As a pilot study of acupuncture on ALS patients, these studies could be used as a basis for future research.

Melvin L Morse

Institute for the Scientific Study of Consciousness , United states

Title: Benefits of Reiki Therapy to a Severely Neutropenic Patient with Associated Influences on a True Random Number Generator

Time : 13:30 - 14:00

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Melvin Morse is a 64 retired former Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Bastyr University. He pioneered research on near death experiences especially those of children and documented the neurobiological links between the human brain and universal consciousness. He has published four books and numerous papers on near death experiences and other aspects of human consciousness including remote viewing and energetic healing. He practices and teaches Kundalini Yoga

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Reiki therapy has been documented for the relief of stress and pain and is commonly used after surgical procedures. Energetic healing has been documented to alter biological markers of illness such as hematocrit as well as tumor regression and changes in the body’s immune system.  True (Quantum) random number generators have been reported to be impacted by energy healers and spiritually oriented conscious awareness. Specifically, spiritually oriented mental processes cause the data stream to become nonrandom. The patient was a then 54 year old severely ill man who had hepatitis C types 1 and 3, and who did not respond to conventional therapy prior to the current use of anti-virals.  He also suffered from obesity, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome and asthma.  He was treated with experimental high dose interferon/ribavirin therapy with resultant profound anemia and neutropenia.  Energetic therapy in the form of Reiki was administered initially to enhance the patient’s sense of wellbeing and to relieve anxiety.  Possible effects on the patient’s absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and hematocrit were incidentally noted.  Reiki therapy was then initiated at times of profound anemia to assess its possible effect on the patient’s ANC.  Reiki and other energetic healing sessions were monitored with a true random number generator, the Psyleron device developed by Princeton University Department of Engineering.  Control sessions as well as energetic healing sessions with both experienced and beginning practitioners were monitored.

Anna Kim

Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine , Korea

Title: Network analysis on the Herbal combinations in Korean Medicine for Insomnia

Time : 16:00 - 16: 30

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Anna Kim has completed her Ph.D. of Korean Medicine from Woosuk University in Korea. She has been a senior researcher in Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine since 2012. Her current research interests   include Korean Medicine, mheath and gynecological disease.

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Insomnia is not only a primary disease with other systemic symptoms as a main symptom itself, but it is also an important disease to be cautiously treated in this regard because it may appear as a causative symptom or complication symptom of another disease. In oriental medicine, we have mainly studied literature, experimental research, case reports, and clinical studies on individual prescriptions for insomnia. The purpose of this study was to analyze herbal combinations in formulas used for treating insomnia in Korean medicine. After building and refining the database from 49 volumes of literature, basic frequency analysis of prescription and baseline was performed, and network analysis was performed using Netminer 4.2.1 and R3.3.0 which are network analysis tools. The most frequent original prescription used for insomnia was “Sanjoin-tang”. Out of the top 10 frequently prescribed prescriptions, five prescriptions originated from “Yijin-tang”. This suggests that “to treat phlegm” is an important concept to treat insomnia in Korean medicine. As a result of the network analysis, there were 4 communities reconstructed by combination of high frequency herb complexes with a frequency of 8 or more. This is similar to the prescription composition of “Yukmijihwang-tang”, “Bohyulchunghwa-tang”, “Ondam-tang”, “Jungji-whan”, “Gochimmuwu-san”.  It showed a different pattern from that of the simple - frequency analysis. This study suggests a new interpretation method of the herb combination which treats insomnia by analyzing the relationship between the high-frequency herb combinations, differ from simple frequency analysis.

Chen-Kuo Fan

Chung Shan Medical University Hospital , Taiwan

Title: Acupuncture treatment for Traumatic Shoulder Arthritis

Time : 14:30 - 15:00

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Chen-Kuo Fan, MD has obtained his baccalaureate degree of Chinese Medicine from China Medical University in Taiwan. Dr. Fan currently practices at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital in department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine. His research specializes in acupuncture and traditional traumatology orthopedics medication.

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Subsequent shoulder joint pain due to traumatic shoulder joint arthritis is a common problem nowadays. Two cases of partial shoulder pain and movement range restriction caused by shoulder joint arthritis due to proximal humeral fracture and shoulder muscle laceration are discussed in this article. After differential diagnosed with meridian theory, several acupuncture points (TE11, TE14, LI14, LI15, LI16 and TE6, LI11, LU5) were selected to treat these two patients. After acupuncture treatment for 5 to 7 months, there are obvious improvements not only subjective pain scale but also objective movement range. It is an effective case report for clinical evidence.

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Hang-Chen Hsu has gratuated from Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. His reasearch includes Alternative & Traditional Approaches  in the treatment of Diseases.

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Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is relatively rare in all age groups, and the prognosis in most cases appears to be poor. For hospitalized patients whose death is imminent, palliative care can alleviate distressing symptoms that are common during the last few days or weeks of life, among which constipation is a common and debilitating one. This was a precious case of a 20-year-old male patient at a late stage of PNETs, who had suffered severe constipation due to prolonged bed rest and long-term use of morphine. The patient was hospitalized in our pediatric ICU with palliative care, of which comfort care was the most essential part. However, as drug use except for analgesic agent was rejected by the patient, the methods modern western medicine could provide to ameliorate constipation seemed only rectal enema, despite the fact that it caused great pain and psychological burden on the patient. Therefore, to substitute for enema, the combined treatment which was non-invasive and thus pain-free was chosen to improve the patient’s bowel movement. We processed mixed herbal powder to marble-sized balls and applied it onto selected acupoint, which was tailored to patient’s individual physical constitution. Body temperature of bilateral palms, foot palms, umbilicus and forehead was taken before and after every session of treatment. The patient’s fecal frequency, dietary record, and pain score were also observed during period of treatment. The patient self-defecated the day after the first treatment, with higher body temperature and increased appetite noted. As a result, being non-invasive and free of pain, laser acupuncture combined with acupoint herbal plaster can be an appropriate and effective alternative in treating patients with constipation in consideration of palliative care.

 

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Chenchen Wang is a Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Centre in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds strong leadership and mentoring roles in the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute research environment, collaborating actively with multidisciplinary teams in the United States and across the world in Complementary and Integrative Health disciplines. Dr. Wang completed her rheumatology and clinical epidemiology training at McGill University in 1999. Her research focuses on clinical and epidemiological studies of Complementary and Integrative Medicine and their applications to treatments in chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, especially osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Currently, Dr Wang serves as the principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded clinical trials evaluating mind-body therapies on chronic conditions and publishes extensively in this field. She has received the privileged NIH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research to protect her time to exclusively train the next generation of integrative medicine scientists in innovative, multi-method, multidisciplinary clinical and translational research programs for chronic diseases. 

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Fibromyalgia is a complex disorder with psychological and pain components. Tai Chi, an integrated mind-body approach, has potential in treating fibromyalgia. It is unknown whether Tai Chi is more effective than aerobic exercise, a common treatment for fibromyalgia, and if its effectiveness depends on dosage and duration..52-week, single-blind, randomized trial of Tai Chi (TC) vs. aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia (ACR 1990, 2010 diagnostic criteria). Participants were randomized into 4 TC groups (once or twice per week, 12 or 24 weeks) or aerobic exercise (twice per week, 24 weeks). Primary endpoint was change in Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) score at 24 weeks. Secondary endpoints included change in patient global assessment, Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale (HADS), sleep quality (PSQI), self-efficacy, and 6- minute walk. Comparative efficacy of the five treatments was determined by longitudinal fixed-effects models using the intent-to-treat principle at 0, 12, 24 and 52 weeks. We report treatment contrasts at 24 weeks comparing: 1) aerobic exercise vs. four TC groups; 2) 12-week TC vs. 24-week TC; and 3) once-per-week TC vs. twice-per-week TC.Tai Chi results in similar or greater symptom improvement than aerobic exercise, and longer duration demonstrated greater improvement.

Hemat Allam

National Research Centre , Egypt

Title: Chronic Pain in Egyptian Women

Time : 16:00 - 16:30

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Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine,  Ain Shams University, Egypt , where she obtained her medical doctorate degree in anaesthesia and pain medicine; practicing  Cardiac surgery Anaesthesia and intensive care( 1991- 1999) . She joined the medical section at the National Research Centre ( NRC), where she became more interested in pain therapy. She then moved to Germany (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich) to study Non – interventional Multidisciplinary    therapies  for Chronic Pain. Currently, back in Egypt, she is an assigned Associate Professor of Pain &Anaesthesia. . Allam is a member of the International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP) ,The Egyptian Medical Pain Society and the Egyptian Society of Anaesthesiologists.  Currently , she is serving as an executive board member of the International Relations, Office ( IRO ) ,NRC. Also, she is appointed as the Vice Chair of the Clinical Trails Unit ( NRC).

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Pain is one of the main distressing symptoms among people, mainly women. Different underlying conditions may be incriminated in such a depressing condition.In this study, we will focus on Osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common chronic and painful condition secondary to deterioration of cartilage. Women between ages 65 and 74 were twice as likely as men to have knee OA. Men have a 45% lower incident risk of knee OA and a 36% reduced risk of hip OA than do women. OA-related pain can be managed pharmacologically together with complementary therapies. This is a group of modalities which when being implemented in the life style activity, lead to improving the quality of life. One of these modalities is acupuncture. Acupuncture is an treatment modality that has been successfully practiced in China for 4000 years. Traditionally, acupuncture has been used to treat various mental and physical disabilities. In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration re- classified acupuncture needles from Class III (investigational use) to Class II (general use). The National Institutes of Health stated that acupuncture is useful as an adjunct or alternative treatment for OA. At the Female Outpatient Pain Clinic, of the National Research Centre, in Cairo, Egypt, between March 2008 and June 2009, 400 females (ages 27–80) presenting with chronic pain caused by OA were treated using an Acupuncture mode called Scalp Acupuncture. From the results deducted from our trial, Acupuncture proved to be an effective modality for immediate relief of chronic pain. Although results are promising, still larger studies are required to assess this acupuncture modality further and widen its application, teaching, and accreditation. It deserves recognition and further research into its reliability and validity as well as its compatibility with other forms of treatment.

Poster Presentation
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Jung-Han Lee has completed his PhD at the age of 33 years from Wonkwang University in Korea and teaches rehabilitation medicine of Korean Medicine at Wonkwang Univesity. He is the director of Wonkwang University Korean Medicine Hostpital.He has published more than 35 papers in domestic and international journals and has been serving as academic director of related academic society.         

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The objective of this study was to propose a rehabilitation protocol for total hip replacement based on integrative medicine and to report its effectiveness. Three patients who had undergone total hip replacement were treated using the rehabilitation protocol based on integrative medicine. We evaluated the outcome evaluating physical examination findings of the hip joint, numeric rating
scale, pain disability index, Harris hip score, and walking state. After the treatment, we observed that hip movement and muscular strength improved. Moreover numeric rating
scale, pain disability index, Harris hip score, and walking state of patients improved. A rehabilitation based on integrative medicine can be effectively used for total hip replacement patients.The limitation of this study was the insufficient number of cases. Further studies are neededto design a rehabilitation protocol based on integrative medicine.

Chen Tsai Ying

Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine , Taiwan

Title: Hypoxic Encephalopathy Patient with Gastro paresis treated with Combined Acupoint Application Therapy

Time : 11:15 - 12:30

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Tsai-Ying Chen, MD has completed her Bachelor’s degree of Bioengineering from Tatung University and degree of Chinese Medicine from China Medical University in Taiwan. Dr. Chen practices clinically at Chung Shan Medical University Hospital in department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine. She experts in the medication and treatment following Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease, and dedicated in field of pain alleviation by adjusting body bone structure as well as fascia.

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The incidence of gastro paresis is estimated to be approximately 4–5% in the general population. GI complications are estimated to occur in approximately 50–80% of patients in the critical care setting. After controlling for other factors, admission diagnoses had a modest impact on the risk of gastro paresis in the intensive care unit (ICU), with those at the highest risk being patients with head injuries, burns, multi system trauma and sepsis. Impaired nutritional status is associated with reduced functional improvement, increased complication rates, and prolonged hospital stays. This research was to observe effect of combined acupuncture and herb acupoint plaster in improving gastric motility. The digestive function was evaluated by measuring the residual volume of milk in stomach after feeding milk from nasogastric tube.The residual volume of stomach decreased to less than 100 ml after performing the herb acupoint plaster. After three times of combined acupoint application treatments, the gastric motility recovered well and there was no residual volume of stomach under 180ml milk feeding per day. The result was better when herb acupoints plaster and acupuncture therapy was combined than herb acupoint plaster performed only. The combined acupoint application therapy helped patients with digestive dysfunction in the critical care setting.

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Chun-Chieh Huang currently serves as the Chief Physician of the Chinese Medicine department of Taitung Christian Hospital, and the director of Taitung County Chinese Medicine Association. He has more than 20 years of experience in using traditional Chinese medicine, in which he is a qualified physician and pharmacist. He was a lecturer and taught Chinese medicine nursing at Yuanpei University of Medical Technology. He is now doing his Ph.D. research in Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine at China Medical University.

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Colorectal cancer(CRC) is one of the most common death-related cancers worldwide. In Taiwan, CRC is also the third major cause of cancer-related death. The annual incidence of colorectal cancer has increased up to 43.5% in the past 10 years, with >15,000 new cases of colon cancer and >5,000 cancer-related death from colon cancer each year; among these patients. The purpose of this study is to determine the prescription commonly used by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physicians in the treatment of CRC by the analysis of National health insurance (NHI) database.The data used in this study is NHI-TCM outpatient database from 2004 to 2006. We selected the CRC patients which were coded with ICD-9 diagnostic code 153 and 154 . We reviewed the series of prescription and treatment schedules (CD) and outpatient prescription (OO) of these patients, and recorded the Chinese medicine health insurance code (including formulas and single Chinese herbs. We calculated the frequency and percentage of the Chinese herbal formulas and single herbs used in CRC patients.210 Chinese herbal formulas and 274 single Chinese herb were used to treat CRC. We found the top 20 of the highest percentage of prescriptions in Chinese herbal formulas as following?supplementing (7), harmonizing (4), dispelling dampness (3), precipitation (2), clearing heat, dispersing food, quieting the spirit and dispelling phlegm (1). The top 20 single Chinese herbs for treatment of CRC were tonify herbs (6), clearing heat (5), quickening the blood and transforming stasis (2),  disinhibiting water and percolating dampness (2), rectifying Qi (2), precipitation (1), transforming dampness (1) and quieting the spirit (1).Prescriptions  for CRC by TCM physicians were made with t supplementing formulas, accompanied by formulas for  harmonizing, formulas for dispelling dampness or tonify herbs and herbs for clearing heat. Our study provide the basis for research to use traditional Chinese medicine in treatment of CRC, and a new thinking to make appropriate prescriptions for the treatment of CRC.

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Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) or androgenetic alopecia is a common form of nonscarring alopecia, accounting for most cases of hair loss in women. According to statistics, the prevalence of FPHL in Taiwan was 11.8% (Su LH et al., 2013). The highest incidence occurred between 25 and 40 years of age, followed by the second peak in menopause, aged 50-60 years. While the correlation between androgen levels and male pattern hair loss (MPHL) has been definitely established, the mechanism of androgens in FPHL is still unclear. This fifty-four-year-old woman, who was 5 years postmenopausal, experienced progressive hair loss since 5 years ago. Her symptom deteriorated with excessive shedding on crown within one year later. Neither topical solution with minoxidil nor Regaine shampoo could improve her symptoms, so she visited my clinic on Oct. -1, 2017, when Sinclair grade III hairloss was diagnosed. Based on traditional Chinese medical theory, I practiced scalp acupuncture with acupoints labeled five shu-points as individualized treatment, which was tailored to patient’s condition. After six sessions of treatments, the patient showed an obvious hair regrowth to Sinclair grade II. Besides, according to the patient’s statement, scalp acupuncture had made her hair tougher and decreased shedding of hair. As a result, scalp acupuncture may be an effective method in treating FPHL. In further research, it would be helpful in determining FPHL stage and the response to treatment if Trichoscopy can be used to provide precise images of scalp such as scalp pigmentation, hair follicles and focal atrichia.

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Na-Rae Shin was working at Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology for 5 years and published more than 19 papers in SCI (E) journals. Currently she is working doctorate process from Chonnam National University from 2015 and belongs to the BK21 plus project team. She also, published more than 18 papers during belong to the BK21 plus project team.


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Cigarette smoke (CS) is a major contributor to the high incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) featured as chronic inflammation and airway obstruction. Mahuang-Tang water extract (MTWE) is a traditional polyherbal mixture composed of six different herbs. It is widely used in Asia as a remedy for allergic reaction and inflammation. We investigated the effects of a Mahuang-Tang water extract (MTWE) against airway inflammation caused by CS and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mice. CS exposed to animals for 1 h per day from day 1 to day 7 and treated with LPS intranasally on day 4. One hour before CS exposure, animals were received MTWE (50 or 100 mg/kg) by oral gavage. Inflammatory cell count and cytokines levels were measured in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Expression levels of matrix metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk) were analyzed by western blotting.MTWE markedly decreased the neutrophil and other inflammatory cell counts in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and reduced proinflammatory mediators as evidenced by the decreases in inflammatory cell recruitment in lung tissue. Furthermore, MTWE meaningfully declined MMP-9 expression and reduced the Erk phosphorylation, caused by the CS and LPS exposure.MTWE effectively inhibited the pulmonary inflammation and MMP-9 expression caused by the CS and LPS exposure, which was closely involved in suppression of Erk phosphorylation. These results suggest that MTWE possesses a potential for the treatment of COPD

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Z. BetülÇelik studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at Gazi University, and also she is working as a Research Assistant and PhD student at Department of Medical Biology in OndokuzMay?s University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. Scientific interests include antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities and plasmid DNA interactions of plant extracts and newly synthesized inorganic compounds; human disease related polymorphisms, mutations and epigenetics

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In this study, it is aimed to investigate the antioxidant activities and phenolic content of Klaseabornmuelleri methanol, ethanol and water extracts. Klasea genus, located in Asteraceaefamilia represented by 18 taxa in Turkey. It has been known that Klaseabornmuelleri is an endemic species of this genus in Turkey. Species of Klasea genus is rich in flavonoids and ecdysteroids having antioxidant properties.Plant materials were dried at room temperature. The dried plants (50 g) were extracted with 500 ml of ethanol, methanol or water at ambient temperature for 24 h. The extracts were filtrated and concentrated to dryness with rotary evaporator. The extracts were analysed for antioxidant activity at different concentrations by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging and phenolic compound detection with Folin-Ciocalteu reactive.The ethanol extract (IC50: 50,5±0,5 µg/ml) had higher DPPH radical scavenging activity and phenolic compound than methanol (IC50: 83,5±0,5 µg/ml) and water (IC50: 91,7±0,5 µg/ml) extracts. Conclusions: According to our findings, this endemic plant has high antioxidant activities owing to its high phenolic content and the ethanol extract exhibited stronger radical scavenging effect than methanol and water extract. This in vitro study shows that its ethanol extract could be significant source of antioxidants and also might include anticancer agents.

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Shun-Yu, Wen, MD, graduated from China Medical University. She had both licenses of Chinese medical and Western medical doctor in Taiwan. Dr. Wen is currently in her residency in the Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University hospital. She experts in internal Chinese medicine, and dedicates in developing Chinese and Western combined treatment in cancer.

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In recent ten years, the number of hospitalized patients in Taiwan who required mechanical ventilation was increased by almost three times. It has not only consumed a large amount of medical resources but also caused great psychological burden on patients and their families. Therefore, how to shorten the weaning stage is an important issue. Under the regular respiratory training of western medicine, we combined acupoint herbal patching therapy to help the patients to recover from the ventilator-dependent state. Acupoint herbal patching (AHP) is an external application of the medicinal herbal preparations directly to specific acupoints to regulate the functional activities of body. This study disclosed a long-term ventilator-dependent patient due to aspiration pneumonia, who was noted with a history of stroke. After differential diagnosis based on Chinese medical theory, he was diagnosed of lung and spleen qi deficiency. Due to the mother-child and meridian relations between the spleen and the lung, we used the therapeutic method of “banking up earth to generate metal” to benefit lung and spleen qi. The patient received acupoint herbal patching therapy every treatment for two hours and three times in a week. The acupoints selected included ST36,ST25, CV12, CV6, CV4, which could improve spleen-deficiency condition and then nourish lung qi. The herbal patching was a herbal plaster which was processed by mixed powder of with Sinapis alba, Corydalis yanhusuo, Euphorbia kansui, Asarum sieboldii, Gypsum Fibrosum, Cortex Mori, Ephedrae, cardamon fruit, and Alpiniae Katsumadai Semen. After AHP treatment, the clinical symptoms of patient were relieved during respiratory training course and his RSBI was decreased. He was successfully weaning from the ventilator and recovered well.

Juliana Yusof

University Institute Technology of MARA , Malaysia

Title: Use of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Pregnancy and its Impact on Obstetric Outcome

Time : 11:15 - 12:30

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Juliana Yusof   graduated from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2005. She obtained her Masters of Obstetric & Gynaecology in 2014  from UKM of which she was trained at Sultanah Bahiyah's Hospital , Alor Star Malaysia from 2009-2012. She is now a lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Faculty of Medicine in University Institute Technology of MARA (UiTM) Sg Buloh and also work in Sungai Buloh’s Hospital as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. As a lecturer, she is active in coordinating clinical exams for undergraduate students. Her interest is in Reproductive Medicine.

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Women attending antenatal clinic and Patient Admission Centre (PAC) above 30 weeks gestation were given structured questionnaires to fill. Pregnancy outcome measures were documented and analysed in relation to the information gathered through the questionnaire. SPSS Version 21 was used to analyse all data obtained. Out of 447 women, the overall prevalence of CAM usage in pregnancy was 85.2 %.  It was popular among pregnant mothers aged between 26-35 years old   and most commonly used in third trimester (p=.0.010) to facilitate labour.  Other sociodemographic factors such as race, parity, education, occupation and residence were not significantly important.  Traditional herbs was the commonest type of CAM used in pregnancy (58.3%) followed by selusuh (24.3%).  About 78.5% of the CAM users delivered vaginally (p=0.020) but a significant proportion (14.3%) had foetal distress (p=0.035) compared to non CAM users.   The most common type of herbs used was akar kayu bunga Fatimah (37.7%) and gamat (13.4%).  In our study, usage of selusuh product and akar kayu bunga Fatimah had a significant impact in achieving vaginal delivery and shortened the duration of labour particularly in multipara.  The usage of Kacip Fatimah and Salindah was associated with preterm labour.  Tongkat Ali Herbal coffee had a significant association with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and foetal distress. Meanwhile, the usage of Jamu Mustika Ratu was significantly associated with low birth weight in grand multipara and Spirulina was significantly associated with oligohydramnios

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Yunji Jang received the Master degree in the Department of Computer Engineering from the Hanbat National University. Since 2010, she is a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine. Her current research interests Korean medicine information and Fuzzy system.

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Although computerized data accumulation and analysis in traditional medicine are rather late and unsatisfied than biomedical science, several researches have been carried out recently due to the ceaseless efforts to extract and store data from ancient medical books, case reports, pre-clinical and clinical results. The OASIS, which is the largest database in the field of traditional Korean medicine, contains various kinds of research articles as well as information of herbal medicine and prescription. Among them, OASIS database contains 478 kinds of herbal medicine that are phytogenic and legitimate in Korean pharmacopoeia. Each herbal medicine has 58 kinds of information which can be categorized into 3 groups: (1) 32 kinds of traditional medical information extracted from ancient medical books, (2) 20 kinds of scientific biomedical information collected from journal papers, and (3) 6 kinds of non-specific information from various sources. Domain experts extracted biomedical information of herbal medicine such as ingredient compounds, HPLC, TLC, pre-clinical and clinical details, toxicity, and so on from relevant papers in PubMed, science direct, and major journal indexing databases of China and Korea. If we consider that more than 80% of drug substances are natural products or were inspired by natural compounds, we can expect that the herbal medical database provided by OASIS will be valuable information resource for interdisciplinary research in the area of biology, pharmacology, systems medicine, etc. Finally we hope that our future system will be beneficial to researchers in the fields of interdisciplinary of herbal medicine from the point of view of alternative medicine, conventional medicine, and traditional medicine.