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22-23 mars 2014.
Seminarium nr 29
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Välkänd internationell föreläsare & författare: Arya Nielsen, Phd, New York, USA.
Gua Sha anti inflammation and immune protection – teori & workshop
Topic: The Science of Gua sha: anti inflammation and immune protection
Gua sha is a healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine known as a treatment for pain, thermal dysregulation and for features of stasis in acute or chronic conditions. Sometimes called ‘coining, spooning or scraping’, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface to intentionally create transitory therapeutic petechiae called ‘sha’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.
Modern research shows Gua sha produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single treatment. This accounts for Gua sha’s impact on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting as well as its ability to reduce liver inflammation and lower liver enzymes in active hepatitis.
Dr. Nielsen will present the research on the science of Gua sha focusing on heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), the target molecule that medicine is desperately working to pharm for the treatment of all internal organ disease. Recently a team at Harvard demonstrated that Gua sha upregulates HO-1.
Dr Nielsen’s presentation points every practitioner of Chinese medicine to an underutilized therapy that is in their medical bag encouraging practitioners to own their medicine as science illuminates and builds on what the ancients somehow ‘knew’.
CV / Brief Curriculum Vitae
2000-present Faculty Practice: Beth Israel Medical Center, Integrative Medicine,
Senior Attending Acupuncturist, Director, Acupuncture Fellowship for Inpatient Care
1988-present: Faculty and international speaker on traditional East Asian Medicine, Gua sha and topics related to Integrative medicine
1977-present: Clinical practice: Acupuncture and traditional East Asian Medicine
PhD 2007 Union Inst & Univ Phil. of Medicine, Integrative Clinical Science & Health Care
Diploma 1977 New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
MA 1974 Queens College (CUNY) Urban Studies, Community Organizing & Public Health
BA 1971University of Wisconsin, Madison; cum laude
Text: Gua sha, Traditional Technique for Modern Practice 1995 (revised 2012) Elsevier, Edinburgh
DVD Gua sha, Step by Step, a Teaching DVD: www.guasha.com
See www.pubmed.org for articles published by Dr. Nielsen
Honors: Founding member and past Chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture
Arya Nielsen, PhD
Dr. Arya Nielsen has a research Doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine with specialization in Integrative Clinical Science and Health Care. She is US board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and is a past chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture. She teaches in the US and Europe with a focus in classical Chinese practice and integrative medicine. She is considered the Western authority on traditional East Asian technique Gua sha.
Dr Nielsen has been in practice for over 36 years. She has a faculty appointment at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and sees patients at their Department of Integrative Medicine. She developed and directs the Acupuncture Fellowship for Inpatient Care, a post graduate opportunity where licensed acupuncturists round with physicians and treat patients in Departments of General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Oncology and Pain and Palliative. Her research includes both the physiology and therapeutic effect of Gua sha, and ‘acupuncture therapies’ for acute care and inpatient setting.
Dr Nielsen is author of the Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice (Churchill Livingston/Elsevier; trans. German and French) which was revised in 2012 to include Chinese and English database research related to Gua sha and Gua sha, Step-by-Step, a Teaching DV (www.guasha.com). Dr. Nielsen has also developed the Gua sha Certification Course. She can be contacted by email: email@example.com or through www.guasha.com
Dr. Arya Nielsen is an American acupuncturist taught in the classical lineage of Dr. James Tin Yau So. She is a practitioner, teacher, an author, researcher and advocate for integrating East Asian medicine to conventional practice and discourse. She works at Beth Israel Medical Center, a New York teaching hospital where she sees patients and also directs an Acupuncture Fellowship for Inpatient Care
Dr. Nielsen is author of the definitive text on Gua sha and developed the Gua sha Certification Course. She is considered the Western authority on Gua sha.
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