Unblocking the flow – acupuncture in the treatment of Bi Syndromes

One of the fundamental laws of Chinese Medicine teaches about the constant struggle between the upright, Zheng Qi of the body and pathogenic Xie Qi usually from the outside. When pathogenic Qi manages to enter the channels it can block the free flow of Qi leading to various responses from the body. During the lectures the ancient theory of the Bi Syndromes will be discussed together with different strategies of treatment and acupuncture points. Scientific knowledge coming from modern research in the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of arthritis will also be presented

Learning objectives

 to learn how to differentiate various kinds of Bi-obstruction Syndromes

 to recognise specific stage of development of the Bi Syndrome

 to know strategies of treatment for the various kinds and stages of the disease

 to be able to choose effective acupuncture points for the treatment

 to get familiar with the modern scientific research on acupuncture for arthritis


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Bartosz Chmielnicki is a medical doctor, practicing and teaching acupuncture since 2004. In 2008 he established his  TCM clinic in Katowice, and soon after he opened an Academy of Acupuncture. In 2017 he established new educational project – Acuart International School of Classical Acupuncture, protecting the highest standards in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine education. He shares his knowledge with great enthusiasm teaching at many international conferences, as well as in the schools in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Israel.  

In 2014 he initiated Evidence Based Acupuncture project that turned into international movement presenting the state of scientific research on acupuncture, and since 2011 he has been working on Gates of Life project – the study on acupuncture points together with Rani Ayal and Yair Maimon PhD


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