Now that the TAO Congress 2018 is over - as always almost too fast - we have to reason that it has been an extraordinary one this year. For three days Graz was again the stronghold of TCM. Like last year, the congress took place in Steiermarkhof. 294 participants were thrilled by the bright and friendly rooms and so we could enjoy a highly interesting congress, thanks to the high-caliber speakers lecturing.
Already the very beginning of our congress was a highlight - the specialist for sleep disorders Hamid Montakab has given a very interesting pre-conress seminar on this topic. As usual, Thursday was our workshop day. In five rooms in parallel, practical workshops were held by our speakers focusing the subject of Shen treatment but also on other topics. Many familiar faces were back, Claudia Focks, Stefan Englert, Prof. Kubiena and Florian Ploberger, but also new great speakers like Nigel Ching.
On Friday morning, scientific lectures on acupuncture research in general and pain in special and also very impressive results of the studies of Yair Maimon on TCM herbs and cancer therapy. Friday was also our nutrition day, which was organized by the association G5e in excellent way as always. On Saturday a colorful mix of balance style acupuncture, Shen treatment with classical acupuncture, borreliosis therapy with TCM, implant acupuncture and fascial therapy - you were spoiled for choice.
And our laymen´s congress was also a complete success - 140 interested people listened to the lectures of our experts.
A special highlight was this year´s congress party. Under the motto "TCM Rocks - the congress dances", our DJ Rainer Kantz brought the mood to a boil and everybody was "rocking" on the dance floor until midnight and in the end everybody sang our secret national anthem "I am from Austria " by Rainhard Fendrich - a truly emotional moment that will be remembered for a long time.
The weather god was with us and so we could enjoy the beautiful courtyard of the Steiermarkhof in bright sunshine and relax a little during the breaks and hang around with friends and colleagues chatting and laughing - according to our motto
TAO - TRADITIONAL - AMICAL - OESTERREICH.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at the 16th TAO-Congress from 26.-28.9.2018 in Graz
Dr. Peter Aluani and team