Movement - Brain Body Cognition Conference 2019
Tel Aviv University - 22nd to 24th July 2019
After being conducted in Oxford University and Harvard Medical School in the last two years, this year saw the ‘Movement’ conference being conducted in the Tel Aviv University, Israel. The USP of this conference is the multi disciplinary approach. Primarily focused on the neuro - scientific researchers and clinicians, this conference also involved other experts such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, trauma specialists, complementary and alternative therapists - to name a few. They all came together to understand the new developments and insights in the science of movement and movement disorders. Participants came from many countries and prestigious Universities.
The concepts discussed were serious and the studies presented were of high quality. The keynote lectures were given by
- 1. Prof Gerry Leisman ( Professor of Neuro and Rehabilitation Sciences and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, Director of the institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences and Professor of Restorative Neurology at the University of the Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba) - Prenatal cognitive life of the fetus in action
- 2. Dr Robert Melillo (a well known author having co-written “Neurobehavioral Disorders in Childhood; An Evolutionary Perspective”, as well as the popular books, “Disconnected Kids”, “Reconnected Kids” and others) - Functional Neurology in a nutshell - a model for scientific understanding of nervous system function and clinical application
- 3. Prof Shai Efrati MD (Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Israel and Professor at Sackler School of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience of Tel Aviv University) - Oxygen - a limiting factor for brain recovery and enhanced motor performance
- 4. Prof Amos Korczyn (past Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center from 1981 until 2002, and the incumbent of the Sieratzki Chair of Neurology at Tel-Aviv University, 1995-2010) - Fake news in neurology and neuroscience
The Research department of International Academy of Classical Homeopathy participated last year in the Harvard Medical School at this conference and had won the ‘Award of Excellence’ for its poster.
This year we were invited to give an oral presentation of 20 minutes on the study we were doing.
Dr Seema Mahesh presented the study involving 9 of the best clinicians of the academy viz, Viraj Shah, Elena Serzhantova, Nadezhda Kubasheva, Dmitry Chabanov, Dionysios Tsintzas, Atul Jaggi, Mahesh Mallappa, Seema Mahesh, Vitalie Vacaras - under the guidance of Prof George Vithoulkas.
The topic was “A Novel Outlook on the Correlation Between Acute and Chronic Inflammatory States - Case Studies Involving Neurological/Psychiatric/Musculoskeletal Disorders”.
The study involved testing the theory of the “Continuum of a Unified Theory of Diseases” and “Levels of Health theory” of Prof. George Vithoulkas, by taking serious cases of neurological/psychiatric/musculoskeletal origin which were under classical homeopathic treatment, improving considerably, and plotting their evolution graphically.
The inference was that patients did not develop high fevers and serious acute diseases when suffering from these chronic diseases but when there was considerable improvement in them then the acute diseases/high fevers/old suppressed superficial diseases started to reappear. This indicates that we must be careful in how we deal with acute inflammatory diseases in daily practice; that an understanding of discrimination between truly dangerous acute diseases and those that are beneficial to the immune system must be made.
The study received no resistance from the scientists in the audience. On the contrary the presenter was asked if the same held true for other chronic neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s. More study is needed to prove this scientifically but the fact that suppression of high fevers and acute inflammatory diseases without prudence may be costing the world its health is being slowly accepted in the medical community.