“Acupuncture has been scientifically proved to be effective in treating incurable diseases and is one of the best methods of treatment” said the dean of the MGM Medical College and former dean of Jaslok Hospital, Dr Asaram Vare, at the inauguration of the two-day International Acupuncture Conference held recently at Bangalore.
Dr M B Prabhu of Mapusa, who has made quite a contribution to research in acupuncture and has treated a number of chronic and complicated cases was awarded with a medal and citation at the conference in recognition of his outstanding performance.
Addressing the conference, Dr Prabhu said that the 5000 year old TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) five element theory which is most effective in diagnosis and treating the cases, was not enough to explain totally and therefore, acupuncture practitioners were facing a lot of problems in understanding the exact reason for the patients sufferings. According to Dr Prabhu, he had involved himself in lot of research to finally arrive at a solution and derived three new concepts to simplify the five element theory.
Dr Prabhu further said that a statistical survey research would be done on this concepts with the help of experts practising acupuncture. He expressed his desire to present his research papers at the international conference to be held in Singapore.
Dr Prabhu has been invited to present and explain his new theories at the second World Congress on Acupuncture and Complementary Healing Systems to be held at Delhi in January 1998. The conference is being organised with the patronage of the Governor of Gujarat, Mr Krishana Pal Singh, and the Deputy Chief minister of Goa, Dr Wilfred A de Souza, who is also the health minister.
The Bangalore conference selected a few doctor to be giving advance acupuncture training on subject such the latest ECDWO acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture by Dr TT Ang, acu-bekam by Dr Helen, (3) sports acupuncture, bioenergetic acupuncture and EAV by Dr Morais.
The conference was presided by the chairman of the Indian Academy of Acupuncture Science, Prof Dr P B Lohia.
In his inaugural address, the Chairman of the Chines Acupuncture Centre, Dr T T Ang stressed upon the need for developing countries to adopt the acupuncture system of treatment of treatment . The Conference was attended by around 250 expert from the country and abroad.