From 22.9.-24.9. the 19th International TCM Congress - TAO took place in the Steiermarkhof.
As in previous years, the congress could be held "live", one of the few congresses which never had to be canceled due to the pandemic.
More than 260 participants from 20 countries, 35 speakers and a large exhibition made the congress again an exciting and relaxed event.
The main topics this year were Immunesystem&Fertility. The main topic in the field of the Immunesystem was on the one hand the prevention of Covid and on the other hand its sequelae - Long-COVID and Post-Covid-Syndrome.
From diagnostics to treatment with TCM medicinal therapy, western herbs, acupuncture, ear acupuncture, laser therapy, Qigong, but also orthomolecular medicine, the topic was extensively treated. The participants learned what good therapeutic methods these integrative methods offer, especially since conventional treatment options are currently limited.
On the subject of the desire to have children, a particularly large number of international speakers could be won this year.
In the plenary session, science had its say. And there is a lot of research going on in recent years, especially in the field of acupuncture and integrative methods.
The specially designed lectures and workshops for midwives on Thursday and the 5-Element Nutrition Day on Friday in cooperation with the G5e Association have already become a tradition.
Of course, the collegial exchange of ideas was also very important. In bright late summer weather, the breaks could be enjoyed outdoors.
After a break of two years the congress party and dance could take place again, exactly fitting to the motto of the congress: TAO - Traditional-Amikal-Oesterreichisch.