In order to build a bridge that connects modern and traditional medicine and to be better able to understand the approaches of different cultures, we would like to offer you deeper insights into various systems of natural medicine. This is why we have invited speakers for you from all over the world and from different fields of medicine to the Congress on International Traditional Medicine from 

January 19-21, 2018.

You can find the exact programme in German here
or in English right below the presentation of the speakers.

Introduction of the Speakers

Lin Bai

Born in Shanghai in 1963, Bai Lin has studied
taiji, qi gong and other Chinese exercise systems with her parents since she was a child. When she became an instructor at the taiji school of her parents, she decided to study for four years at the Medical University of Vienna. She underwent additional training in taiji and TCM with the masters
Chen Xiao Wang, Wang Er Ping, and ZhuangJianShen. 
After the re-establishment of the “Taiji
Studio Family Bai” under her direction, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
became aware of her work and together with Bai Lin produced a 13-part TV series
entitled “Das Kleine Taiji” and published the accompanying book. 
Bai Lin has since held countless seminars and
workshops in sanatoria, banks, schools and companies. Her taiji school (
can be proud to have had over 16.000 course participants by now.

Workshop content:

"18-fold exercise methodology, against joint pain and tension"

Title of the lecture will follow...

Friedemann Garvelmann

After his training as alternative practitioner at the Josef-Angerer-School in Munich from 1981 to 1984, Friedemann Garvelmann opened his surgery for naturopathy in Küssaberg-Kadelburg, where he worked from 1985 to 2016. His working basis is Traditional European Naturopathy (TEN), with the focus on constitutional medicine based on iris diagnostics, humoral medicine, healing plants medicine, traditional pharmaceutical therapy, auto-nosodes, detoxification and
purification, paediatrics, acupuncture, and meridian therapy. 

Since 1988, he has been lecturer and instructor for training and advanced education in TEN in
various institutions throughout the German-speaking world. In addition, he is the co-initiator of the Humores seminar ( and co-author of several books,
e.g. "Naturheilkunde für Kinder" (, "Grundlagen
der Traditionellen Europäischen Naturheikunde TEN" (, "Humoralmedizinische Praxis: Band 1: Arbeitsgrundlagen der TEN, Band 2: Praktische Arzneitherapie" (Bacopa).

Title of the lecture:

"Practical importance of constitutional pathophysiology for the treatment of current diseases"

Prof. Dr. Xue Feng Guan

Vice president of Liaoning University for
Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shenyang, Prof. Guan Xue Feng graduated in medicine in China and is the director of the hospital attached to the university. 

Furthermore, he is a professor at the university and responsible for the Master course, through which he is in permanent contact and exchange
with HongYing Li and Dr. Gerhard Kögler.

Title of the lecture will follow...

Dr. med. Gerhard Hubmann

As general and holistic practitioner,
Dr. Hubmann has specialized on homoeopathy, micro-immunotherapy, homotoxicology,
holopathy, complementary cancer therapy, holistic preventive medicine, and
Traditional Chinese Medicine with focus on acupuncture and ozone therapy. 

He has since become co-head of the Vienna Medicus Centre for Holistic Medicine,
vice president of GAMED (Vienna International Academy for Holistic Medicine), head of the Centre for Integrative Medicine (ZIM) at the Vienna thermal spa, and head of the Master college course “Holistic Therapy and Salutogenesis” at the FH Campus Vienna.

Title of the lecture:

"Salutogenesis and
Holistic Medicine”

Workshop content:

“How can Plants influence our Immune System?”

Peter Kirschner

Peter Kirschner is the founder and leader of Native Spirit, a nature and wilderness school on the Inn River in Tyrol, Austria. He is a seminar instructor, spiritual education teacher, outdoor guide and training supervisor. His paths led him to various teachers whose aim it was to show him how to use his strong connection to the Earth to be directly guided and taught by this power. His medicine name “ErINNerer” he received from his most important spiritual mentor and shamanic teacher. This name best describes Peter Kirschner´s mission at his school on the Inn River. He has been assigned to bring remembrance to other people and to guide and empower them in trusting their own inner voice and knowledge. 

“When we re-strengthen the connection with the Earth, it is then we open up the doorway to our intuition and, in that, to the entire Creation and all other dimensions.”

Workshop content:

"The Medicine Wheel"

Dr. med. Gerhard Kögler

Born in Vienna in 1956, Dr. Kögler decided very early on in his career as a general practitioner to dedicate his work to the health of his patients. He underwent further training in acupuncture, neural therapy, ozone therapy, and sports medicine.

Dr. Kögler opened his first surgery in the countryside in the village of Rosenburg, Lower
Austria, where he became the father of three children. He then opened his second surgery in Vienna, where after many years he eventually moved back to.
There, a close cooperation with two Chinese physicians from North China developed, which contributed to paving his way towards preventive medicine.
As the organizer of this congress, president of UCM, medical head of the TEM
Academy, visiting professor at Liaoning University in China, and as head of
lifeAGEnts – Centre for Preventive Medicine and Antiaging, he has set himself the goal of bringing together the systems of traditional medicine from Asia, Europe, and America into one “cultural medicine”. It is there that man, as an individual as well as a part of the whole, shall find his philosophy on and towards health, and physicians may serve as catalysts for this process. As the base and fundamental structure for his work, Dr. Kögler created the “Ring of Prevention”. His first book Burnout was published this year by Bacopa.

Title of the lecture:

"Depression - Answers from Traditional European Medicine"

Dr. med. Katharina Krassnig

Working as a general practitioner, Dr.
Krassnig opened her main surgery in 1990 and a second one in 2006 in Baden. 

She underwent additional training in systemic therapy, trauma therapy, reteaming-coaching, and various body therapies, and she also received ÖAK diplomas in homoeopathy and phytotherapy. 

After studying TCM at the Vienna
School for TCM, she continued her studies with the focus on „western herbs“ with Jeremy Ross, Prof. Kubelka and Prof. Saukel. She is now head of the project „Western Medicinal Herbs and TCM“ at the Vienna School. Her teaching encompasses psychosomatic medicine,
psychotherapy, movement techniques/anatomy, and western healing plants in combination with TCM. She is also part of the management team of the Vienna
School for TCM and puts great emphasis on holistic medicine in her further courses.

Title of the lecture:

"The best of two worlds:
Western medical plants and TCM – Traditions, Science, Integration"

Prof. Mag. Dr. Gertrude Kubiena

Born in 1938, Prof. Kubiena graduated from the
University of Vienna in 1963. After working at the institute of hygiene and in several hospitals in Vienna, she finished her training as an ear, nose and throat specialist and opened her own surgery. In 1976 she was appointed as the
first female public health officer of the police in Vienna. For five years she was a member of the Vienna town senate, having been nominated as town councillor without portfolio by the Austrian conservative party (ÖVP).
For health reasons she resigned from politics and police work in 1983 and devoted herself to
Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1987 she became president of the association
“Med Chin” and since 1999 has been organizing Postgraduate courses on Chinese diagnostics and pharmaceutical therapy as the basis for the respective diploma of the Austrian Medical Chamber. Furthermore, she acted as vice president for the Vienna Red Cross and is the author of many articles, lectures, and several
publications: "Die Kraft chinesischer Hausmittel", "Koreanische und chinesische
Handakupunktur", "Duft-QiGong", and many more. One of her specialties is dietetics in TCM.

Title of the lecture:

"Traditional Chinese Medicine's approach towards health and disease"

Dr. (TCM) HongYing Li, MPH

After Dr. Li graduated in western medicine and
Traditional Chinese Medicine from Liaoning University in Shenyang, she and her twin sister HongLi decided to come and live in Austria. There she underwent further training and received her degree as Master of Public Health (MPH). For more than five years now HongYing, together with HongLi, has been an
irreplaceable part of Dr. Kögler's team. In his surgery, Traditional Chinese Medicine has merged with modern western medicine as well as TEM. From this the idea developed to found the Association for Universal Cultural Medicine, with Dr. Li as vice president. In order to maintain the good relations and exchange
of knowledge between China and Austria, HongYing Li also works as a visiting
professor at Liaoning University and as a lecturer on health at the Confucius Institute in Vienna. 

Title of the lecture: 

"How does the Traditional Medicine fits into Modern Prevention?"

Dr. med. Wolfgang Marktl

Prof. Marktl, born in 1944, is president of the Vienna International Academy for
Holistic Medicine, head of the scientific department of the Austrian
Association of Health Resorts and Thermal Spas, honorary member of the
Association of Austrian Cure Physicians, first chairman of the Austrian
Association for Balneology and medical climatology, as well as vice president
of the Academic Institute of Nutritional Medicine. He studied medicine in
Innsbruck and Vienna and obtained his postdoctoral qualification in medical
physiology in 1983. 

Afterwards, Prof. Marktl headed the department of environmental physiology and balneology at the Centre for Physiology and Pathophysiology at the Medical University of Vienna. From 1986 onwards, he headed the Boltzmann-Institute for the Research on Physiological Rhythms in Bad
Tatzmannsdorf. In 1994, he was accredited as specialist on medical performance
physiology. Furthermore, Prof. Marktl received the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, class I, from the Austrian President in 2001. His scientific scope of work encompasses the research on complex interactions between the
environment as a whole and living organisms, nutritional and metabolic physiology,
balneology, medical climatology, chronobiology, and holistic medicine. 

Prof. Marktl has produced over 270 scientific publications and is scientific editor of the Handbook of Austria's Natural Medicine (1985) as well as a guest on numerous radio and television programmes familiar to a wide international audience.

Title of the lecture:

"The meaning of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in medicine"

Michael Öllerer


Born in Vienna in 1963, Michael Öllerer shaped

his life around sports and maintaining our health. After completing business
management training and studying music, he underwent further training in the
management of fitness centres and trainer care in the U.S. and Germany, parallel to his regular work. Before becoming a self-employed fitness coach in 1999 in the 23rd district of Vienna, he worked at the John Harris fitness centre in Vienna within the scope of 'Train the Trainer'. He set up multiple fitness centres in Austria and abroad and worked with sports
physicians in the field of health sports.

'During the early years of the fitness scene
in Vienna, roughly 1984-1994, I became aware of many discrepancies between sports and health, and dysbalances within the everyday working life of exercise enthusiasts as well as avoiders. It is only in the last few years that new
approaches have been developed to help people to better balance their health
parameters. Through preventive training that connects different sports and
through interdisciplinary treatments, more and more people are learning how to
treat the body, mind and spirit in a balanced way.'

Workshop content:

"Old knowledge in modern

training science"

Dr. Florian Ploberger


Dr. Ploberger, Austrian physician with the focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Tibetan Medicine, has lectured at universities in Europe and Asia, is the author of numerous publications, president of the ÖAGTCM (Austrian Educational Society for Traditional Chinese Medicine) and head of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Bacopa Educational Centre. Furthermore, he is a director of the “Alliance of Research and Development of Traditional Medicine, Complementary Medicine and Integrative Medicine” at Fudan University, Shanghai, and he was officially commissioned by the Men-Tsee-Khang (Insitute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology in Dharamsala, North India) to translate large parts of the most significant work of Tibetan Medicine (rgyud-bzhi) into German.

Title of the lecture:

"Tibetan Medicine"

Dr. med.
Fabio Alberto Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez, general practitioner from Bogota, Colombia, dedicated his life to shamanism and
ethnomedicine after heading the hospital in San José, gathering knowledge in the fields of paediatrics and psychiatry in several hospitals, and undergoing training in homoeopathy and neural therapy. From 1990 onwards Dr. Ramirez
conducted ethnomedical research in Putomayo, Colombia, on ayahuasca, tobacco, and the coca plant and in 2012 he travelled to the Kogi Indians to learn about their rituals and holy plants. He also combines modern medicine with rituals from the Amazonian Ygé shamanism. And now, with great knowledge and through interesting practical exercises, he teaches us the words of the holy tobacco and how to use and better understand the spirits of plants.

Title of the lecture:

“Duga, a thousand-year-old Amazonian Tradition of healing of the Individual, of the Society and of the World through the Word”

Workshop content:

“Okuirede Medicine -  Selftreatment of Diseases with Realease of Endogenous Neurotransmitters”

Prof. Hossein Rezaeizade MD, Ph.D.

As dean and assistant professor of the School
of Traditional Medicine in Tehran and associate member of the Persian Medicine & Pharmacy Research Center, Prof. Rezaeizadeh has focused his work on the fields of oncology and neurology, and on multiple sclerosis. 

He is highly devoted to building a bridge between traditional and modern medicine, which is why the Tehran University of Medical Sciences places great importance on
viewing patients holistically and making use of healing plants in therapy.
Through close contact with Erna Janisch, head of the TEM-Academy in Vienna, a
lasting and constant exchange of cultural knowledge between Austria and Iran is

Title of the lecture:

"The Traditional Persian Medicine Point of View on Health and Disease based on main medical principles of Avicenna"

Workshop content:

"Integrative Medicine in Iran - 
how to act?
Based on the descriptions of two patients"

Olaf Rippe

Born in 1960, Olaf Rippe has been an alternative practitioner since 1986, with his own surgery in
Munich. For ten years he worked as a caregiver for the disabled and within the scope of the medical care for the mentally ill.

Since 1988, he has been holding seminars, especially on the art of healing of Paracelsus, as well as on herbal healing, astrological medicine, humoral medicine, and homoeopathy. He is co-founder of the association Natura Naturans – Traditional Occidental Medicine, Munich.
He writes regularly for naturopathic journals and is co-author of the books "Heilmittel
der Sonne", "Paracelsusmedizin" and "Die Kräuterkunde des Paracelsus", as well as publisher and co-author of "Die Mistel" and publisher of "Pflanzenalchemie von Manfred Junius". 

His special concern is the integration of the
experience and knowledge of traditional folk medicine and the hermetic knowledge of the old masters into today's medicine.

Title of the lecture:

"The knowledge of Paracelsus in today's practice"

MedR. Dr. Hannes Schoberwalter

Active as a general practitioner since 1993,
Dr. Schoberwalter has worked in a wide range of fields and positions, e.g. as deputy chief physician with the pension insurance company, manager with the family business Schoberwalter & Schoberwalter OG, expert for general medicine, doctor of medical sciences, and he was awarded the professional title
'medical officer of health' and received the trade licence for management
Through his numerous leadership training
courses, e.g 'Communication Training for Chief Physicians', 'Neurolinguistic Programming', 'Postgradual University Course for Medical Executives', etc., Dr. Schoberwalter rose high in the Austrian community of physicians. We are
therefore very glad to have him at our speaker forum.

Attendant of the speaker forum on Friday, January 19

Dr. (AYU) D.K. Srivastava

Dr. Srivastava is one of the most renowned specialists for Ayurvedic puls diagnostics in India, winner of the “Indira Gandhi Excellence Award”, and head of the Navjeevanam
Ayurveda clinic in northern India. 

He was also awarded the gold medal as well
as the star medal from the International Institute of Health & Science in Calcutta. 

He completed courses on Panchakarma and Kshar Sutra therapy. It is of great importance to him to import to his patients the value of a healthy and happy life and his primary therapeutic approach is an individual combination of various medicinal herbs, which are grown with great care in the Himalayas. Dr. Srivastava has been invited multiple times to come to Europe to give lectures and hold seminars or workshops, e.g. in Sweden, Hungary, Germany and Austria.

Title of the lecture:

"The Art of Healthy and Happy Living Through Ayurveda”

Workshop content:

"Methods in Ayurveda for the Treatment of Cancer and other Lifestyle Diseases"

Dr. Hai Ying Tong


Dr. Hai Ying Dong was born in Inner Mongolia in 1976, where she graduated from the University for Mongolian Medicine. 

After that, she got her doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. She has since been interested in researching different
systems and directions within medicine. She is chief physician at the research
department of the University for Traditional Chinese Medicine and also works at
the Research Institute for Tibetan Medicine. In addition, Dr. Dong is active at
the Educational Institution for Mongolian Medicine, where she focuses on
Mongolian herbs, which are employed especially for depression and heavy metal

Title of the lecture:

"The Development of 
Mongolian Medicine”

Prof. Wenping Wang

Prof. Wang Wenping is chief physician of the phase I unit of the affiliated hospital at Liaoning University for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shenyang. She is also head of the department for Chinese ClinicalPharmacology for the central committee and vice chairwoman of the WorldFederation of Chinese Medicine.
Her main field of activity encompasses clinica
pharmacology, integrative and Chinese medicine, with the focus on tumor prevention.

Title of the speech will follow...

Miriam Wiegele

Through her studies in medicine, ethnology, botany and pharmacognosy, Ms. Wiegele has acquired a profound knowledge, on the basis of which she has been examining naturopathy for decades.
Her specialties are phytotherapy (herbal healing), homoeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, but also Far Eastern healing systems, such as Ayurveda or TCM, and alternative healing methods, like aroma-, Bach flower, or colour therapy. 

In addition, she has also authored several books, which aim to share knowledge of healing plants not only on the scientific level but also on the level of fairytales and stories about magical plants.

Title of the lecture:

"Paracelsus, the great

pioneer of naturopathy"

Workshop content:

"Women's medicine within


Prof. Wei Dong Zheng

Zheng Weidong, Associate Professor, Expert of Quanxi Yixiang (Holographic) Acupuncture, is the Deputy Director of the Health and Recovery Department of Shandong Medical College. He also works as the Director of Acupuncture Department of the affiliated hospital. He graduated from Qingdao Medical College, majoring in Clinical Medicine. After graduation, he devoted himself to the study of Quanxi Yixiang (Holographic) Acupuncture. Combining the new
Quanxi (holography) theory and the ancient Yixiang theory, he has developed unique views on the study of acupuncture technology and has published different books, charts and video.
Professor Zheng has solid foundations in both modern medicine and TCM. With a unique perspective, applying the holographic theory to the study of ancient Chinese acupuncture and TCM technology, together with the ancient I-Ching theory, he has formed
his own theoretical system of holographic acupuncture , parsing a lot of special acupuncture techniques. Quanxi Yixiang (Holographic) Acupuncture has good effects on many common clinical diseases.

Title of the lecture:
"Quanxi Yixiang - Holographic Acupuncture"

Friday, 19th of January 2018

08:30- 09:00
Greeting with X. F. Guan and G. Kögler
09:00 - 09:40
Katharina Krassnig - “The best of two worlds:
Western medical plants and TCM – Traditions, Science, Integration”
09:40 - 10:20
HongYing Li - “How does traditional medicine fit into modern prevention?”

10:20 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:30
Gertrude Kubiena - “What can Traditional Chinese Medicine do and what not?”
11:30 - 12:20 

Z. Zhe + W. Wang + C. Ming - “What does the TCM does in China? 

And what kind of techniques are there for severe and chronical diseases?”

12:20 - 14:00

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch-Symposium by G. Köhle - "The 7 signatures - why we sicken only in our signatures"

14:00 - 14:40
G. Hubmann - “Salutogenese and holistic medicine”
14:40 - 15:20
F. Ploberger - “Tibetian Medicine”

15:20 - 15:35

15:35 - 16:15
G. Kögler - “Depression - Answers from the TEM”
16:15 - 16:55
O. Rippe - “The knowledge of Paracelsus in today's practice”
17:00 - 18:00

Saturday, 20th of January 2018

08:30 - 09:10
Miriam Wiegele - “Paracelsus, the great pioneer of naturopathy”
09:10 - 09:50
F. A. Ramirez - “Duga, the thousand-year-old tradition of the healing of the individual, society and world through the word”

09:50 - 10:20

10:20 - 11:00
W. Marktl - “The meaning of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in medicine”
11:00 - 11:40
F. Garvelmann - “Practical importance of constitutional pathophysiology for the treatment of current diseases”
11:40 - 12:30
W. Zheng - “Quanxi Yixiang (Holographic) Acupuncture”

12:30 - 14:00

Afternoon Workshops in Plenarsaal, Seminarraum 1 + 2

14:00 - 15:00
Plenarsaal: P. Kirschner - “The medicine wheel”
Seminarraum 1: G. Hubmann - “How can plants influence our immunesystem?”

15:00 - 15:15

15:15 - 16:15
Plenarsaal: M. Öllerer - “Old knowledge in modern training science”
Seminarraum 1: F. A. Ramirez - “Okuirede Medicine - self healing through the release of endogenous neurotransmitters”
Seminarraum 2: Miriam Wiegele - “Women's medicine within phytotherapy”

16:15 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30

18:15 open end
Music line up + small buffet

Sunday, 21st of January 2018 - 

08:30 - 09:10
H. Rezaeizade - “The Traditional Persian Medicine Point of View on 

Health and Disease based on main medical principles of Avicenna”
09:10 - 09:50
D.K. Srivastava - “The Art of Healthy and Happy Living through Ayurveda”
09:50 - 10:20

10:20 - 11:00
S. Q. Xiao - “The Complementary Advantages
in the Clinical Application of Chinese and Western Medicine”

11:00 - 11:50
Hay Ying Tong - “The development of Mongolian Medicine”
11:50 - 12:40
Bai Lin - “About the flow of the Qi in Chinese Exercises - 

How to control and guide it and what you can do wrong”

12:40 - 14:00

Afternoon Workshops in Plenarsaal, Seminarraum 1 + 2

14:00 - 15:00
Plenarsaal: P. Kirschner - “The medicine wheel”
Seminarraum 1: D.K. Srivastava - “Methods in Ayurveda for Treatment of Cancer and other Lifestyle Diseases”
Seminarraum 2: M. Öllerer - “Old knowledge in modern training science”

15:00 - 15:15

15:15 - 16:15
Plenarsaal: Bai Lin - “18-fold exercise methodology against joint pain and tension”
Seminarraum 1: H. Rezaeizade - “Integrative Medicine in Iran - how to act? Based on the descriptions of two patients”

16:15 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:30