6th International Congress of Integrative Medicine
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More than just a conference.
The future of healthcare.

The international Congress of Integrative Medicine represents the coming together of the most prominent world authorities in the field of integrative functional medicine. Every year since 2019 we gather in Porto to discuss the latest scientific advances regarding current medical challenges. This year’s theme is Integrative Oncology.

Due to the constant growth of our congress, we will be moving into a larger venue, and thus, expanding the reach and impact of our event. Dedicated to catalyzing advances in Cancer treatment and prevention, we expect to host around 60 world class lecturers, 1200 participants and over 100 companies (exhibitors)

 

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Exponor - Porto, PT

Dra. Ana Moreira
Presidente da SPMI

Dr. Sebastjan Perko

Position: Functional Integrative Medicine
Categories: Congresso Dentistry 2024, Oradores 2024

Abstract

Bridging Specialties: The Role of Dental Practices in Comprehensive Cancer Treatment

The integration of root-cause analysis methods in dental practices is critical for enhancing patient care, particularly for cancer prevention and management. This scientific approach highlights the significant role of oral health in systemic disease, emphasizing its impact on cancer pathways. Dental interventions that prioritize cellular health can improve systemic outcomes and influence oncology patient care.

Oral-systemic health interconnectivity is crucial, with dental pathologies potentially serving as precursors or accelerators of oncological processes. Research illustrates that oral microbes and associated inflammatory responses can propagate systemic inflammation, affecting distant organ systems and modulating cancer risk and progression. The use of medical devices aimed at enhancing cellular health, combined with dietary and lifestyle modifications, represents a holistic strategy in dental care to mitigate these risks.

Holistic dental practice, encompassing a multidimensional health perspective, stresses the significance of oral health in systemic disease management, including cancer. This perspective necessitates a shift in dental professional roles towards integrated healthcare, positioning them as essential contributors to systemic health and cancer treatment.

Dental practices are pivotal in the holistic health framework, addressing the oral systemic health nexus to facilitate comprehensive patient care and support cancer prevention and treatment efforts. This approach underlines the importance of dental health in the broader context of systemic disease management and oncological care.

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– DDS, PhD and CEO at Maha Integrative Medicine & Ustna Medicina
– Biological Dentistry
– Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Summary
From an early age, I developed a strong affinity for nature and a deep respect for the well-being of
living organisms. These values, including the importance of clean water, a healthy environment, and
the sanctity of life, have been integral to my character, requiring no persuasion or elaborate reasoning.
Even during my high school years, I was determined to pursue a career in caring for people and their
physical health. Over the years, my experiences have exposed me to diverse cultural and medical
perspectives, while active participation in conferences has broadened my scientific insights beyond
local boundaries. Valuing personal health and well-being greatly, I have actively contributed to the
development of the holistic dentistry concept at the Maha Clinic since 2013. This endeavor aligns with
my enduring childhood inclinations and complements the comprehensive approach of the Maha
Center and the nutritional focus of Maha Bistro, all collectively dedicated to fostering a healthy future
for individuals. My academic journey started at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, complemented by
in-depth research on dental materials during my doctoral work at the International Postgraduate
School of the Jožef Stefan Institute. This research culminated in the development of a groundbreaking
bioactive mixture, certified and introduced to the dental profession just before the global pandemic.
Through these experiences and my exposure to traditional medical systems, I have adeptly combined
traditional and modern approaches to optimize health outcomes. I am grateful for the support of my
mentors and colleagues, as well as the contributions of our international partners, notably in
Switzerland, whose long-standing commitment to similar healthcare practices serves as a continual
source of inspiration and collaboration.

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Functional Integrative Medicine

Bridging Specialties: The Role of Dental Practices in Comprehensive Cancer...

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Dra. Ana Moreira

Position: President of SPMI
Categories: Oradores 2024

Abstract

Regenerative Medicine “for real”

As novidades científicas trazidas pela MI que permitem aos seres humanos ser « melhor »longevos…

CV RESUMIDO

– Licenciada em Medicina.

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President of SPMI

The watch of Cancer: the wheelwork

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Dr. Elio Giovanni Rossi

Categories: Comité científico, Oradores 2024

Short Biography

Graduated with honors in Medicine at the University of Milan in 1979. Specialized in Infectious Diseases, began practicing homeopathy in 1979. Member of Homeopathia Europea since 1984. Lecturer at the Mario Garlasco homeopathic school in Florence, accredited in 2012 by Tuscany Region (ex LR n.7/2009) and lecturer of Master course on Integrative oncology University “La Sapienza” Rome (2020-24). Fellow of the Faculty of Homoeopathy of London (FFHom) since 1991. Scientific director of the journal Medicina Integrata. Since 1998 till 2023 Director of Complementary Medicine Outpatient Clinic – Hospital of Lucca, Regional Referral Center for Homeopathy. Former head of CM in Oncology Clinic since 2013. Advisor for CAM projects in international cooperation programs of UNOPS (United Nations) since 1999 and consultant of ART/UNDP Geneve-Bruxelles. Scientific reference of Tuscan Region of the chapter Complementary and alternative medicine in cancer care of the WP7 “Healthcare” of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC). Member of the Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group of the European Initiative on Breast Cancer. Co-president of the 5th European Congress of Integrative Medicine and of the 2nd World Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health, Rome 2023. Currently Director of the Regional Centre for Integrated Medicine of the Region of Tuscany (CRMI) which includes 84 public complementary medicine clinics.

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Dr. Johann Lechner

Position: Osteoimmunology
Categories: Oradores 2024

Abstract

Neglected silent inflammation in the jawbone activates the CCL5/CCR5 axis in breast cancer

Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of death in women worldwide.
Chemokines such as CCL5 help tumours to shape the inflammatory
microenvironment. Overall, chronic inflammation is an important factor in
tumour progression. There are numerous studies showing the importance of the CCL5-CCR5 axis activated in the context of breast cancer.

The author links this knowledge to what happens in the case of CCL5
overexpression in bone marrow defects and fatty degenerated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BMDJ/FDOJ) in breast cancer patients. Poor wound healing in the jawbone with increased production of CCL5 strongly suggests a crucial role for CCL5 in BC.

– Could the underestimated BMDJ/FDOJ harbour this “silent CCL5-expressing
inflammation”?
– Thus, could BMDJ/FDOJ contribute to the epistemology of BC from the perspective of osteoimmune interactions?

Clinical cases of the author`s clinic demonstrate that elevated levels of CCL5 derived from the mishealed BMDJ/FDOJ areas that act as reservoirs of CCL5 and qualify as a comorbidity in BC epistemology. As a conclusion reduction of CCL5 expression in BMDJ/FDOJ bone marrow defects by “Jawbone Detox®” is a contribution to BC in therapy or prevention.

Unfortunately overexpression of CCL5 in BMDJ/FDOJ is poorly visualized by radiographic techniques, whereas it is easily detected by intraoral ultrasound of jawbone density.

CV Resumido

Dr.Dr.(PhD) Johann Lechner is since 1980 head of Clinic for Integrative Dentistry/Munich as Dentist and Naturopath. He published 21 scientific papers hitherto on Integrative Dentistry in PubMed indexed journals https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Lechner+Johann
which are accessed by more than 150.000 of dental and medical professionals worldwide. This research is cited in 71 other scentific papers. He published books on Integrative Oral Medicine in German, English, Chinese and Portugese. In his seminars, he emphasizes clinical features of bone research, chronic inflammation and heavy metal load in jawbone and systemic interference. He is the founder of ICOSIM (International College of Maxillo-Mandibular Osteoimmunology www.icosim.de ) and developer and patent holder of radiation-free measurement of bone density by ultrasonography CaviTAU® (www.cavitau.de). He also brought the volatile sulfur indicator OroTox on root fillings (www.orotox.de) to the market to control endodontic success or failure. Numerous lectures at international congresses, universities and medical organizations (i.e. Europe, USA, UK, Brasil, China, Thailand).

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Osteoimmunology

Neglected silent inflammation in the jawbone activates the CCL5/CCR5 axis...

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Dr. Homer Lim

Categories: Comité científico, Oradores 2024

Abstract:
“Repurposing Drugs for Cancer: The Philippine Experience” explores the innovative approach of utilizing existing drugs as an off label treatment for cancer.

This presentation will highlight the benefits and importance of repurposed drugs as well as in demonstrating  efficacy in cancer treatment, addressing adverse events and the financial impact on patients medical care.

Integrative Oncologist COVID Treatment Expert, CDCPH, FLCCC. Former President – Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines Board Member – Doctors for Freedom of the World (Italy) President of:

  • • Philippines Society of Orthomolecular Medicine (PSOM)
  • • International Anti Aging and Integrative Medicine Society (IAIMS)
  • International Speaker on:
  • • Holistic Medicine
  • • Nutrition
  • • Integrative cancer therapies
  • • Complementary Medicine
  • Advocacies:
  • • Affordable Health Care for all
  • • Equal Access to the best medical care
  • Dr Homer Lim is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas. He is trained in complementary and integrative medicine. Currently, he is the Founder and President for the Philippines Society of Orthomolecular Medicine (PSOM) and International Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine Society (IAMS) which educates doctors through South East Asia on Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Detoxification, and other complementary therapies. He is one of the pioneers in Integrative Medicine in South East Asia. He was the President of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines where he personally has treated over 10,000 patients during the COVID pandemic with ivermectin, vitamins, minerals and herbs. He is also a well sought-after speaker on cancer therapies, nutrition, acupuncture as well other Integrative medical therapies both locally and internationally. He is likewise frequently invited as a guest host for radio and TV shows on complementary medicine. His field of expertise is on integrative oncology (integrating natural and conventional cancer treatments), acupuncture, detoxification, Orthomolecular medicine, homeopathy as well as energy healing.

President of the Philippine Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

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Meir Schneider

Categories: Oradores 2024

Abstract

Bridging Specialties: The Role of Dental Practices in Comprehensive Cancer Treatment

Our work is to support the body for the purpose of preventing internal diseases, including cancer. We also wish to support the patient at all levels when he or she undergoes vigorous cancer treatment, and to continue helping them after the treatment, so they can recover as fully as possible. Basically, we work as a supportive treatment to benefit the patient at many different levels.

One keystone of our treatment is deep relaxation, which is the opposite of the tension most modern people feel all the time. It can be easily seen in the global pandemic of insomnia, heart disease, stomach upset, and many others. To our amazement, we have sometimes even seen tumors disappear as a result of bodywork and relaxation. One specific way our exercises help is by reducing chronic stress.

If stress causes us such harm, then why do we have it in our life? There are many reasons, and one of them is that we have an autonomic nervous system that is built for surviving the wilderness. It served us as humanity for two millions years, but our lifestyle is now much different than our ancient ancestors, and therefore it is time to change our mindset and be wary of our “fight or flight” response.

In the past, we assumed that people were naturally relaxed, and only become stressed when there is a danger or perceived danger that triggers the sympathetic response, known often as fight or flight. One such danger could be the possibility of a physical fight with another human, attack by wild animals, or excessive exposure to the elements. The stress response was immediate, the body’s response was immediate, and then relaxation naturally returned. Animals function on a similar system.

These days, the stress is long term. Because of that, we never are able to completely relax.

Being “keyed up” in this way is not something our nervous systems are capable of handling in a healthy way, and that can lead to real imbalances between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.

In our exercises, we mimic stress response with constriction of our smooth muscles and sphincters, and intentionally bring up a great deal of tension. This is followed by letting it go completely. This has a profound relaxing and regenerative effect on the nervous system.

We also do many movements that improve circulation. Circulation is perhaps the most important factor in someone’s recovery from serious medical intervention.

CV Resumido

– Pioneer, Author, Educator, Therapist
– Founder of the School for Self-Healing

Meir Schneider overcame congenital blindness and developed an original self-healing approach of exercises to improve vision and increase brain flexibility.

Meir was born with congenital cataracts to deaf parents. He underwent five unsuccessful surgeries that left him with massive scar tissue. He was raised reading Braille until he discovered eye exercises at the age of 16. That helped him to develop vision, from 1% to 70%.  Now he can read, write and drive.

Through his own healing journey, developing his vision exercises, Meir discovered that the same principles, by which he gained functional vision, could also be applied to the entire body and to other people. Therefore, he developed his own regimen of bodywork and movement to complement the visual exercises and a new pathway to overall health.

In 1980, Meir founded the School for Self-Healing, a non-profit center in San Francisco, California, that offers educational programs, teaches people to realize their potential, to improve their health and overcome their disabilities. He teaches classes in Brazil, Israel and in many other countries.

He is the author of Movement for Self-Healing, Awakening your Power of Self-Healing and Vision for Life, Yoga for your Eyes (video), The Natural Vision Improvement Kit and Miracle Eyesight Method (audio).

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Tema: Ways to prevent cancer and support cancer patients

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Prof. Dr. Massimo Bonucci

Position: Integrative Oncology
Categories: Comité científico, Oradores 2024

Abstract

Integrative oncology: State of art in Europe

CV Resumido

AFFILIATION
– Massimo Bonucci, M.D.
– Surgical Pathology- ORCHIDEA Lab in ROME
– Integrative Oncology Department – NUOVA VILLA CLAUDIA HOSPITAL – Rome
– Outpatient Oncology Department -VILLA ANNA MARIA Hospital – Rome
– Outpatient Oncology Department and Hyperthermia – VILLA BENEDETTA Hospital – Rome
– Founder and President Foundation ARTOI (Association Research for Integrative Oncology Therapy)
– Member of S.I.O. (American Society for Integrative Oncology)
– Co-chair SIO Global Committee
– Member of International Clinical Hyperthermia Society – Italian Network
– Member of International Association of Pathology – S.I.A.P.E.C. – Italian Division
– Member International Exchange Commission Order of Physicians of Rome
– Member of Medicine and Surgery Department – UniverSalus University Consortium – Rome
– Director of Integrative Oncology postgraduate program – UniverSalus University Consortium – Rome
– Visiting Professor Zhejiang Chinese Medical University – Hongzhou – China

Short Biography

Massimo Bonucci M.D. Member of Surgical Pathology ORCHIDEA Lab. in Rome. He is a member of IAP (International Academy of Pathology-Italian Division) and focused his work on breast cancer, brain cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. He introduced and developed integrative medicine in cancer in Italy. Medical Oncologist works as Director Integrative Oncologist at Villa Benedetta, Tiberia Hospital, and Villa Anna Maria Hospitals in Rome. Medical Researcher “Integrative Oncology” at S. Andrea University Hospital in Rome. Founder and President of Foundation ARTOI (Association Research Integrative Oncology Therapy), a non-profit organization, the first in Italy to explain and develop Integrative medicine in cancer. He is a Professor at Humanitas University Consortium in Rome. Teacher on Master in Integrative Oncology at Sapienza University. Member of the International Exchange Commission Order of Physicians of Rome. Member of International Clinical Hyperthermia Society – Italian Network. Advisor of S.I.I.O. He is a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hongzhou, China. As a member of the SIO for many years, he became co-chair of the SIO Global Committee and SIO Ambassador for Italy.

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Integrative Oncology

President of the ARTOI Foundation - Researcher Integrative Oncology S....

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Dr. John Augspurger

Position: Biological Dentistry
Categories: Oradores 2024

Abstract

Biological Dentistry — The Tipping Point in Human Health

A respected and passionated leader in biological dentistry, Dr John has over 33 experience in dentistry and 28 practicing biologically,

He is president an d founder of biodentist and the owner and co-founder of the human universal health institute, a biologically-based health care, education, and community center in Denver, CO. Dr John Augspurguer is now training dentists in biodentist way and has established the biodentis affiliated network.

Short cv

A passionate, respected leader in biological dentistry for over 30 years, Dr. John Augspurger is President and Founder of BioDentist, and has vigorously pursued an extensive education under many of the most important practitioners and educators in the field of biological medicine. John’s robust approach to total wellness and his pedigree of knowledge in biological dentistry is unparalleled in the United States.

Dr. John maintains an active voice in the Society of Progressive Medicine, Holistic Dental Association, American Academy of Biological Dentistry, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and is a Huggins Alliance Dentist.

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Biological Dentistry

Biological Dentistry — The Tipping Point in Human Health

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