Day 2 :
Wide Awake Wellness USA
Time : 9:30 AM-10:15 AM
Dr. Keri Brown received her doctorate (ND) Degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA in 1998 and has successfully integrated nutritional, emotional, and structural therapeutics into a unique health approach. She is a founding member of Sojourns Non-Profit Community Clinic in Vermont, owner of Tallas Heath in Colorado, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She focuses on utilizing holistic health information, cutting edge techniques, and common sense to support and inspire transitions in health. For over 30 years, Dr. Brown has been exploring and integrating the balance of nature, healing, science, and meditation
Physical Observation for Nutritional Deficiencies: Learning how to observe physical features can help one determine nutritional deficiency patterns and health needs prior to disease occurring. This information is imperative in today's health care and in the "sub-clinical" patient, before disease progresses to outright symptoms and blood changes. Traditional doctors used physical observations of our body to confirm our health issues. They did not and could not rely on testing or blood work. Physical observations enable one to take the guess work out of nutritional deficiencies and organ health patterns. This class insures a measurement of patient evaluation as a critical tool in the medical toolbox. If pre-and post-nutritional evaluations and sound patient observations are added, the practitioner can confirm the findings while creating a recordable and even visual benchmark for patients to see the change and progress. This approach heightens the practitioner's ability to identify root causes, target priorities, and integrate patient interaction, while improving understanding, retention and compliance. Using functional assessments of the digestive system, thyroid, adrenals, and more, the health and direction of care becomes more obvious to see, treat, and monitor. While correlating specific observations and testing procedures, one can determine organ health, utilization of nutritional factors, and what direction is best for the client. We will look at the tongue, face, nails, reflex points, simple office testing procedures and holistic care to determine how to help our patients through physical observations for nutritional deficiencies.
Wide Awake Wellness, USA
Keynote: Science of acupuncture measuring autonomic and endocrine health benefits of acupuncture therapy
Time : 10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Kelly Armstrong has been an Occupational Therapist for over 20 years and currently has a private practice in Jacksonville, FL. She has specialized in Pediatrics, Pain Management and has recently turned her focus to Scar Release and acupuncture modalities and their complex relationships with the nervous systems and relating health issues. She is certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT), Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also extensively studied Oriental Medicine, NeuroAnatomical Acupuncture, and Integrative Pain management.
This lecture is directed towards practitioners who wish to increase their scientific knowledge of how acupuncture influences HRV, stress, exercise tolerance, parasympathetic activity and cortisol levels, for improved patient outcomes in their current or future patient population.
Science of Acupuncture. Measuring Autonomic and Endocrine Health benefits of Acupuncture Therapies.
1) Describe the dimensions and relationships of HRV, cortisol levels and Autonomic Nervous system testing, and their relationship and implications to the current Acupuncture setting.
2) Describe and scientifically analyze the influence of Microcurrent Acupuncture (MA) applied to Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol has on HRV, stress, parasympathetic and cortisol levels when applied to chronic pain patients. Published Medical Acupuncture -Volume 29, Number 2, 2017
3) Learn to identify and locate key acupuncture-trigger points that have been scientifically supported to positively influence autonomic regulation and stress cortisol levels.
Level of Learning:
Introductory or beginner
It is widely accepted in science that imbalances of the parasympathetic (rest and healing, calming) and sympathetic (flight/fight/stress) branches of the autonomic nervous system (
The autonomic nervous system response to Microcurrent Acupuncture (MA) applied to BFA protocol reflected a statistically significant pre-post improvement in seven of the 29 markers collected: pain on the VAS scale was reduced by 63%, heart rate variability improved by 42%, High Frequency-Vagal tone improved by 56% exercise tolerance increased by 22%, parasympathetic activity improved by 38% , stress reduced by 27% , PTGi cardiac marker of endothelial function, arterial blood flow, and Autonomic Nervous System regulation improved by 48% and Cardiac marker PTGVLFi - an autonomic Nervous System regulation marker of endothelial function and an indicator of Beta Cell activity had a reduction of 36% Salivary cortisol decreased by 14% , but was not statistically significant.
This evidenced-based seminar will explore the relationship between acupuncture therapies, HRV, cortisol stress levels, and their influence on exercise tolerance and pain management in the Acupuncture setting.
Autonomic nervous system testing and cortisol measurement levels are effective tools for real time measurements of several key Acupuncture metrics, including: HRV, stress, muscle oxygenation, chronic pain an exercise tolerance. The implications are significant industry wide as a measurement of Acupuncture outcomes and for an informed choice of modalities for the present or future rehabilitation of chronic pain and stress related patients.
Acupuncture, stress, Heart rate Variability (HRV), Pain
Speakers recent published papers
K Armstrong, R Gokal, A Chevalier, W Todorsky, M Lim. Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Lower Back Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Nonspecific Neck Pain. JCAM, Volume 00, Number 00, 2017, pp. 1–5. DOI: 10.1089/acm.2016.0313.
K Armstrong, R Gokal, J. Durant, W Todorsky, A Chevalier, B FaShong. Detailed Autonomic Nervous System Analysis of Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol. Medical Acupuncture 29, Number2, 2017. DOI: 10.1089/acu.2017.1214.
A Chevalier, K Armstrong, C Norwood-Williams, R Gokal. DC Electroacupuncture Effects on Scars and Sutures of a Patient with Postconcussion Pain. Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 28, No. 4, August 2016: 223-229. Republished May 2017.
Chevalier A, Armstrong K, Gokal R. Microcurrent Point Stimulation Applied to Acupuncture Points for the Treatment of Non-Specific Lower Back Pain. J Altern Complement Integr Med 2016, 2: 016
AIMST University Malaysia
Time : 11:00 AM -11:45 AM
Dr. Mukesh Singh Sikarwar is currently working as Senior lecturer in Faculty of Pharmacy, AIMST University, Malaysia. He has served as organizing secretory in Falling Walls Lab Malaysia 2016 and 2017 hosted at AIMST University. He was invited as Keynote speaker and Co- Chair 2nd Global Summit on Herbals & Natural Remedies October 17-19, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was invited as plenary speaker at University of West Indies and participation was fully sponsored by organizers. Dr. Sikarwar selected as finalist of Falling Walls young innovator of the year 2015 at Berlin, Germany, and participation was fully sponsored by falling walls foundation Germany and its partners. He was selected to present research in Innovation challenge at Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia, MOSTI. He has developed MOOC course titled "Breadfruit nutritional and medicinal values" over the platform of www.openlearning.com
His current area of research is herbal antioxidants, antidiabetics and antihyperlipidemics, novel drug delivery in herbal drugs, formulation and evaluation of herbal drugs and food safety. He has more than 11 year of experience in mentoring students in Pharmacognosy and chemistry subjects. He has published 58 research and review papers in various peer reviewed internationals and national journals and also serving as reviewer for many international journals. He has presented 29 research papers in various national and international conferences. He has preapred MOOC course on breadfruit. He is a life member of APTI, member of Asian Council of Science Editors and registered as pharmacist with M. P. State Pharmacy Council.
Over 130 phyto-compounds especially flavonoides and polypheols are identified in various parts of breadfruit plant. Nutritional compositions includes protein, carbohydrate, fat, calcium, phosphorus, K, iron, niacin, thiamine and vitamin C. Keeping above information in consideration nuratceutical product of soft gel capsules for breadfruit powder extract can be prepared and characterize for its marker compounds and antioxidant potential. It can be used as main source of antioxidant and will have application in treatment of oxidative stress caused by diabetes, inflammation, cancer and many such diseases. It can also be replacement for wheat flour, Gluten free, GMO free without trans-fat,