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Tomáš Pfeiffer, Czech Republic

Tomáš Pfeiffer

Czech Republic

Philosopher, biotronicist, director of the professional chamber Sanator
- Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka,
founder and director of the Institute for TCIM.

 

In 1999 Tomáš Pfeiffer established the Foundation Bytí through which he builds and runs the house of Bitronic Centre of Social Support focusing on health prevention. It is also the seat of the Spiritual University Bytí established on 30 March 1994 in Prague. Its lectures are held all over the Czech Republic, the Prague lectures are broadcast live via internet television BIOVID TV.

He is the main representative of the Biotronics discipline, the professional chamber Sanator - The Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka which is in charge of appointment and education of the aspirants to this discipline and guarantees the professional standard. The Chamber is a member of EUAA (European Ayurveda Association), ANME (Association for Natural Medicine in Europe), EU Health Policy Platform for public health of the European Commission, and ISCMR (International Society for Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research). The professional chamber Sanator is the organizer of the World Health Congress 2020 Prague.

Tomáš Pfeiffer founded the Institute for TCIM whose goal is to develop mutual cooperation between medical disciplines and TCIM disciplines and create conditions for strengthening of the position of TCIM. The Institute for TCIM is currently co-organizing the World Health Congress 2020 Prague and creating the Platform 2020 Prague that shall arise from this Congress.

He is also a founder of the publishing house TOMÁŠ PFEIFFER - DIMENZE 2+2 Praha that specializes in publishing and distribution of philosophical work by Josef Zezulka.

In the first half of the 1990s he became widely known to the public thanks to his TV programme Seance on TV NOVA and participated in many other radio and television programmes.

He worked in the Committee for alternative medicine under the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic and held the position of a spokesman for the Czech Association of Professional Healers.

He works on the projects of active protection of the UNESCO world cultural heritage and is the representative of the spiritual-religious society The Society of Josef Zezulka which is the 38th state registered church of the Czech Republic.

 

Contribution on videocongress 20 June 2020:

Content of videocongress:

0:00:42 - Foreword of Tomáš Pfeiffer
0:01:45 - Ing. Miloš Růžička – Czech Republic (guest)
0:03:56 - Main contribution of Tomáš Pfeiffer
0:19:34 - Prof. Dr. Madan Thangavelu – United Kingdom
0:35:56 - Nora Laubstein – Germany
0:52:13 - Carol Ann (McCracken) Hontz, B.S., M.Ed. – USA
1:07:54 - Doc. PhDr. Eva Křížová, Ph.D. - Czech Republic (guest)
1:11:12 - Dr. Peter Kath – Germany
1:18:29 - Amarjeet S Bhamra – United Kingdom
1:35:19 - Prof. RNDr. Anna Strunecká, DrSc. – Czech Republic
1:50:28 - Mgr. Miloslava Rutová – Czech Republic
1:57:40 - Maximilian Moser, Ph.D. – Austria
2:11:20 - Dr. Natalia Sofia Aldana-Martinez, MD, MSc – Colombiua (guest)
2:34:32 - Tomáš Pfeiffer
2:38:39 - Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, PhD – USA, India
3:02:31 - John Weeks – USA (guest)
3:29:52 - Conclusion of Tomáš Pfeiffer

Transcript of the Contribution:

 

Good afternoon, my name is Tomáš Pfeiffer and I welcome you to the heart of Europe, Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, a very spiritual and mysterious place with traces of Franz Kafka, Gustav Meyrink, Josef Zezulka, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and so many other great people that there is a kind of magnetic invisible force here.

I hereby declare our WORLD HEALTH CONGRESS 2020 PRAGUE open. It is held under the auspices of the capital city of Prague. Today, I am pleased to welcome important world personalities within TCIM and I am personally very much looking forward to contributions to this Congress, as I am certain they will be very interesting.

 

 
Ing. Miloš Růžička

Now let me ask the representative of the City of Prague, Mr. Miloš Růžička, the chairman of the Committee on Health Care of the City of Prague, to say a few words.

Contribution - Ing. Miloš Růžička - Czech Republic (guest)

Thank you, Mr. Růžička, for your contribution.

 
 

The exceptional situation we are in requires exceptional solutions, which is why we are opening the World Health Congress 2020 Prague online today, and the main part of the Congress will take place on 11–13 June next year, in 2021. It will probably be the longest congress coffee break in history. And we hope that the main part of the Congress will be successful. On the other hand, the coronavirus has given us time to prepare the Platform 2020 Prague, and establishing this platform, which I am about to introduce, is the main goal of this Congress.

PLATFORM 2020 PRAHA

Let me start with informing you about what this Platform is not. It is definitely not another ‘union of unions’.

In order to further develop TCIM (Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine), a clear need to unify the efforts to and deepen the cooperation across all disciplines is gradually appearing, even in relation to EBM (Evidence Based Medicine), yet we are still lacking an exhaustive space for this.

This platform is a unique project worldwide. The aim is to provide a common space for all TCIM branches that enables free and advantageous cooperation, sharing and mutual friendly support without any censorship; a space similar to the Wikipedia portal in a certain way.

Platform Structure

Now, let me introduce you the structure of the Platform. Each member will receive access to their own unique section, together with detailed instructions and technical support so that no one else can intervene in your section. Here you can see the HOME PAGE. There are section buttons, which allow you to enter the individual topics. The platform will contain complete information not only under the section SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, but also any other information related to TCIM, under the sections LEGISLATION, EDUCATION, MEDIA, common and individual events, projects, UNION OF TCIM SUPPORTERS and so no.

 

Thank you, that is all. In conclusion, as you have seen, TCIM has the potential to offer something valuable. That is why I shall now ask the members of the presidium and the guests of the Congress for their contributions.

 

 
Prof. Dr. Madan Thangavelu

The first speaker is a genome biologist at Cambridge University, general secretary and research director of the EUAA (the European Ayurveda Association), Professor Madan Thangavelu from the United Kingdom.

Contribution - Prof. Dr. Madan Thangavelu - United Kingdom

Thank you, Professor Madan, for your contribution, which was aligned with the Platform‘s own purpose.

 

 
Nora Laubstein

I am now pleased to invite Mrs. Nora Laubstein from Germany, president of the Association for Natural Medicine in Europe, a naturopathy worker, to our discussion.

Contribution - Nora Laubstein - Germany

Thank you, Mrs. Nora Laubstein, for your very comprehensive view on this issue. I think that the future Platform (or in fact in already existing Platform as we are just launching it) will have an important place in this area and will benefit us all.

 

 
Carol Ann (McCracken) Hontz

Moderator: And now I would like to ask for the contribution from the author and teacher of Specialized Kinesiology, Mrs. Carol Ann (McCracken) Hontz from the USA. Greetings and let me ask you for your contribution.

Contribution - Carol Ann (McCracken) Hontz - USA

Thank you very much. One paradox came to my mind as I listened.
We care about material hygiene, but we pay much less attention to mental hygiene, which is precisely the area of psychosomatics – an important element influencing our consciousness.
Thank you very much for your contribution and let’s move to our next guest.

 

 
Doc. PhDr. Eva Křížová, Ph.D.

Eva Křížová is a sociologist teaching at Charles University, specializing in modern medicine and healthcare, and she has published the book Alternative Medicine in the Czech Republic. Associate professor Eva Křížová from the Czech Republic, welcome to our panel.

Cobtribution - Doc. PhDr. Eva Křížová, Ph.D. - Czech Republic (guest)

Thank you for your contribution and I hope to see you at the Congress that closes this time next year and thank you very much again for your contribution.

 

 
Dr. Peter Kath

Now, the President of the EUAA (European Ayurveda Association), Dr. Peter Kath will be speaking from Germany.

Contribution - Dr. Peter Kath - Germany

Thank you very much for your contribution and I would say that Dr. Kath himself is an example of the fact that we all are in the same boat. And now, in my opinion, the time is coming to build bridges between separate disciplines and create a multidisciplinary space that connects all these parts into a unity.

 

 
Amarjeet S Bhamra

Next, I invite a representative of the British Ayurvedic Medical Council, Amarjeet S Bhamra from the Great Britain, to our discussion. He is very busy preparing for tomorrow’s Yoga Day right now, so he asked me to be on our panel as early as possible. I am happy to welcome him among us and I also wish him good luck with his upcoming Yoga Day, which is a wonderful event in Great Britain.

Contribution - Amarjeet S Bhamra - United Kingdom

Many thanks for the contribution and many thanks to this man, who has done a great job opening up opportunities for Ayurveda and other systems. I hope that one day we will also be able to create something similar, like a parliamentary group, as is the case of the British Parliament. With the kind invitation of Amarjeet, I was able to visit the British Parliament, sit in the House of Lords and be part of these beautiful meetings. I know that Amarjeet has now also initiated a petition for which he is collecting signatures. And by the way, I would like to remind you that I also initiated a petition in the Czech Republic. The petition received 40,000 signatures and was discussed by the Petitions Committee of the Czech Parliament. The results of the discussion mainly concerned education and related areas. This is one of the steps that, as Amarjeet mentioned, are being taken on this path, which will certainly be very long.
Good luck, Amarjeet, with your big event tomorrow.

 

 
Prof. RNDr. Anna Strunecká, DrSc.

Now, I would like to invite another guest to our panel. She is a teacher, researcher, publicist and writer who has worked at Charles University in Prague – professor Anna Strunecká from the Czech Republic.

Contribution - Prof. RNDr. Anna Strunecká, DrSc - Czech Republic

I see the portfolio of our individual contributors to the Platform is constantly growing, which is very gratifying. More such well-founded contributions are needed, contributions which are often supported by scientific research. At this moment, we have more than 18,000 documented studies of top quality in the alternative fields in the Cochrane and PubMed databases. This indicates a growing interest in this area also from the scientific field.

 

 
Mgr. Miloslava Rutová

And now, our next guest is a member of the Czech Parliament, facilitator and One Brain Kinesiology therapist, Mgr. Miloslava Rutová from the Czech Republic.

Contribution - Mgr. Miloslava Rutová - Czech Republic

I modestly add myself to that wish, it is our common interest.

 

 
Maximilian Moser, Ph.D.

And now I welcome another panelist, associate professor of physiology at the Medical University of Graz with an extensive interdisciplinary overlap. He works with chronobiology and physics – Maximilian Moser from Austria.

Contribution - Maximilian Moser, Ph.D. - Austria

Thank you for your contribution and I can confirm that associate professor Moser definitely takes his field seriously, because he asked me not to organize this conference on a Saturday next time, as it is not very appropriate from a chronobiological point of view. And his contribution concerns the most basic force of the universe, which is resonance. For example, one of the most important scientists who ever lived was Nikola Tesla, and he left us the greatest work about resonance.

 

 
Dr. Natalia Sofia Aldana-Martinez, MD, MSc

And now I would like to invite another guest to our conference. She is the editor-in-chief of the VHL TCIM Americas, and a physician practicing acupuncture and homeopathy. Her name is Natalia Aldana-Martinez and she is from Colombia.

Contribution - Dr. Natalia Sofia Aldana-Martinez, MD, MSc - Columbia (guest)

Thank you for your contribution. It seems to me that we have the same dreams and the scope of your project is very large and respectable, not only because Dr. Geetha Krishnan informed me about your work during my visit at the WHO in the Office of Alternative Medicine in Geneva. This is how I actually learned about your project and started suggesting we cooperate on these very common goals of ours.

I would like to say here, that we also have relatively extensive and relatively complex experiences here in Europe.

One of the greatest such experiences was the European Union-funded CAMbrella research, which included around 112 research centers, in which they actually worked on mapping these areas and on the scientific education in these areas. The output in the final report was presented to the European Parliament.

These are, I think, just some of the things that have taken place here on our continent, because we are divided by a relatively large distance, but I don’t think that distance matters.

Your expression of support for all others – fields, groups and so on – is gratifying to me. On the basis of this statement, I don’t think that there is anything that can prevent us from coming together and actually multiplying our efforts in this way. Given that there is a certain historical development, it is quite natural for these efforts to arise anywhere in the world, in China, in India, and finally in also Europe. But I don’t think that it is important where it arises or thanks to who.

Our goal is just one thing – to help people on their way to health, to help fields to work normally as their habilitation allows; everything else is secondary. The name Pfeiffer does not matter nor does the name of any other organization. What matters is that we benefit the people. This is not about duplicating anything or a database duel or anything like that – that would be the hardest and worst thing that could happen to us. It is quite the opposite, unity is the only way forward. We are all human, we all have a soul, we all have bodies, we all have needs, dreams and everything else.

So, I hope that our common dreams will intersect, and I am sure they will, because what you have described here is our common dream. I am happy that someone is creating something similar that covers all those important aspects that, for example, our efforts do not include at this moment. We can actually continue to connect our joint efforts at any time.

During my visits to various congresses and other events, I have also noticed a certain distancing towards complementary and alternative medicine. I understood that it is one of my life tasks to dissolve this barrier so that we do not ask unimportant questions but follow what is important. Thank you for your contribution, it was amazing and I look forward to further possible cooperation.

 

 
Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, PhD

Now, I would like to welcome Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharyu from the USA, assistant professor at Cornell University, and Fulbright public health specialist specializing in integrative medicine.

Contribution - Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, PhD - USA, India

I would like to thank Fulbright’s specialist Bhaswati and I have to express my regret that she does not have more hands, like the goddess Kali. But I think that these two hands she offers have done more than many others, so I thank her for her work.

Just one note: As we saw in the statistics, in some countries, up to 70% of future young doctors will encounter patients who have used some form of alternative medicine. It is important to inform these young doctors, so that they are able to harmonize and understand the interactions of the individual procedures in a way which is safe for the patient. For this reason, providing future doctors with at least basic information about alternative medicine should be a very important part of university educations.

 

 
John Weeks

Moderator: I would now like to welcome among us an organizer in the field of integrative medicine, a man who has been working on this subject for many years and who also has great merits in this field. Welcome, John Weeks from the USA.

Contribution - John Weeks - USA (guest)

Thank you for your contribution. Mr. Weeks mapped out the situation in the USA very nicely. It is clear that you have a lot of experience in this field.

I would like to draw your attention to the previously mentioned book Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the World. It is fully indexed and contains a lot of interesting information, which you can use for your work whenever necessary.

The book also contains a section on some interesting research. This research is being conducted in the USA by an organization we would not expect, namely NATO. NATO has received a relatively large grant for a research project, which is one of the best so far. It started because military medical service administration found that perhaps more than 50% of all US military members use these methods. Those suffering from post-traumatic syndromes and many other diagnoses are mentioned especially. This led to of the military needing to orientate itself in these areas, and this work continues to this day with a very significant budget of more than 100 million US dollars. One of the goals was to include TCIM methods in military health care, which is very interesting, and I admit that this surprised and pleased me a lot, because the benefit can be very significant in „combat conditions“.

This book also contains a lot of other information that is more European-centered, but I think we will gain great information power as we unite.

I am seeing a lot of work on the American continent and it deserves great respect. But what I observe elsewhere is similar. Whether I see traditional Indian science, Chinese medicine, other disciplines, I see a huge amount human experience that cannot be replaced by anything else. At one period in time, one idea won, at another period in time the other idea won. That is a natural development.

 

CONCLUSION

All of us here, are people who have some experience in this field – I would really call you personalities in these fields – and I would like to mention in advance an activity that came to my mind during this panel today. I think that in the interests of introducing TCIM to other people – which is necessary– it would be good to consider the possibility of each of us describing our personal journey to TCIM to a reasonable extent. I think many people would be very interested in it, and that it would be relatable to people. We all found our own path, whether it was the path of science or a path from elsewhere. I think this is very valuable. I am not going to ask you for your decision now, I will contact you by email and ask you for your opinion on this matter. Thank you for your thumbs up… and if any of you would like to remind me of anything at the end of today’s panel, feel free to do so.

 
Mgr. Miloslava Rutová:

It is my younger son’s birthday today and I feel that today the Platform was born. Thank you all very much for that.

 

Our time is almost up, there are eight minutes left. Personally, I want to say: Thank you all, thank God we can be here on one planet. Thanks for all the difficulties we experience, because they train us and give us inner strength. I wish you great success in your life journeys and we will hopefully be in touch. We are connected, perhaps by a stronger bond than the bond of this relationship, because the meaning of life and the goal of life is perhaps stronger than anything else, and I think we all agree on that.

Thank you all once again for participating. I look forward to the second part of the Congress here in Prague on 11–13 June 2021. It will take place in a beautiful space under the auspices of the City of Prague in Prague’s large City Hall. You can also look forward to a very unconventional meeting on board a ship, where we will have a celebratory dinner and you will have the possibility to expand your network, as it is common at congresses. And I look forward to being able to get to know you all in person. It is still an important for us to be able to shake hands and look each other in the eye; that is worth more than 100 emails.

Thank you and goodbye.