Stergios Tsiormpatzis

Stergios Tsiormpatzis
Aalto University · School of Science

MSc Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice)

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Introduction
Oriental Medicine calls for a dialectical understanding of reality. Each case should be considered as an organic whole, constituted by organically linked sides that exist only through their relationship with the others, in constant change and development fueled by their internal contradictions.
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - September 2019
Middlesex University, UK
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • in collaboration with Northern College of Acupuncture Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice)

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Publications (13)
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Introduction People use shiatsu for health maintenance and help with illness. Shiatsu is often considered safe, but there has been no published systematic review of its possible risks. The review aims to assess the evidence of safety and risk of harm for shiatsu. Methods All types of studies, independent of control and with any style of shiatsu a...
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Introduction: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disorder with high prevalence in Finland. Most people with MS will develop Secondary-Progressive MS (SPMS) over the years. People with MS report lower than the average Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and use Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for their symptoms. Person...
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N-of-1 trial designs have rarely been used in bodywork research. Using a recent trial as a methodological pilot, critical issues related to the applicability of N-of-1 trials to bodywork are discussed. These include the issues of carry-over effects, bias-controlling approaches and statistical analysis. The discussion highlights the importance of mi...
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Article for Kvantti (01/2022), the guild magazine and main voice of the Aalto University Physics Guild https://kvantti.ayy.fi/
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This article for the Shiatsu Society Journal is based on the first part of the webinar prepared by the Shiatsu Research Network for the International Shiatsu Congress Online 2020. The video of the webinar is available here: https://youtu.be/JeEqW8K4lEM
Research Proposal
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What is the evidence for the safety and risks of harm for shiatsu? http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019130482
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Introduction N-of-1 clinical trial methodology is considered an appropriate approach in the era of personalised medicine. It might also be a good approach for oriental medicine, which is personalised by nature. Statistical literacy is an essential aspect of designing a robust N-of-1 clinical trial. Aims The aim of the project was to enable the stud...
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Therapeutic relationship is an important aspect of care for chronically diseased patients. The present retrospective case studies explore the importance of bodywork experience in advancing the therapeutic relationship between Multiple Sclerosis patients and a Shiatsu practitioner. Bodywork experience was used in an innovative way and transformed th...
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The present proposal is aimed to brainstorming of shiatsu students, practitioners and teachers in Finland. It was prepared in behalf of the Finnish Shiatsu Association (SFry) Table Of Contents Chapter 1. Towards Professionalization: A Proposal for Discussion by the Finnish Shiatsu Association (SFry) 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Have Shiatsu the potenti...
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This review was part of the MSc studies in Advance Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice). To be updated and re-worked.
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This case study was part of the MSc studies in Advance Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice). To be updated and re-worked.
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Who was Wilhelm Reich? Was he a crackpot charlatan as he is usually depicted? Or was he a genius scientist, far ahead his time as most of his followers claim? Whichever of the two options you choose, you are not going to find evidence to support your claim in the latest book by James E. Strick, published recently by the Harvard University Press und...
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1) Introduction: Understanding Multiple Sclerosis 2) Multiple Sclerosis and Shiatsu: A Bibliography Review 3) Multiple Sclerosis and TCM: An Extraordinary View 4) From Extraordinary View to Extraordinary Practice: Qi Jing Ba Mai 5) Conclusion: In the Clinic Appendix A. Summary of a Case Study Appendix B. Extraordinary Connection

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The project aims to assess the evidence of safety and risk of harm for shiatsu (exploratory systematic review).