Gil Barzilay



Evidence Based Acupuncture

Dr. Gil Barzilay Ph.D Dipl.CM (I.A.TCM, ETCMA)

Gil has a Diploma in Chinese Medicine (Dipl. CM, I.A.TCM) with distinction from Broshim College of Integrative Medicine, where he studied both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition, he completed “Chinese & Macrobiotics Nutrition (TEF Method)” with Eyal Shpringer and is currently finishing 2-years Kiiko Matsumoto-Style Japanese Acupuncture.

Gil works in “Refuot”, Tel Aviv, one of the Israel’s leading CAM clinics. He teaches “Research in Chinese Medicine” for 3rd and 4th Year students in Broshim, as well as abroad in Denmark, Poland, Ireland, Finland, USA, Austria and Germany thus far. Gil is part of the International Community of Chinese Medicine (ICCM) and Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA). He writes regularly research reviews & newsletters (Facebook: drgiltcm).

Gil has a B.Sc (Honors) from Imperial College, University of London, a Ph.D from Oxford University in Cancer Research and a European Medical Biology Organization (EMBO) Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute. He has 11 peer-reviewed publications.

About the lecture

When it comes to validating the claims of Chinese Medicine, there are generally two schools of thought. One states that the time-honored tradition of Chinese Medicine is itself a testament to its efficacy. The other states that scientific evidence is necessary for Chinese Medicine to be accepted into the mainstream Western Medicine establishments.

Thanks to advances in technology and the design of clinical trials, research supports the exceptional benefits we see in the clinic with both acupuncture and herbal medicine, and in addition also provides insight as to how.

In this talk, Gil will review the research landscape in acupuncture and will highlight key studies in chronic diseases (such as pain, migraine etc) that every therapist should know when communicating with patients and health professionals.  Participants will understand why Evidence Based Acupuncture is important and how it serves as a real tool as therapists in our day-to-day.