Professor of Physiology, Ph.D., Dr. Science Principal Researcher Active member-academician of International Academy of Sciences Holder of the medal of International Association of Scientists «For Honesty in Science»
Education and Scientific Degrees: 1972: Graduated from Kiev State University with first-class honors degree. Defended the MS degree work on “Role of hypothalamus in adaptative reactions of cardiorespiratory system to hypoxia”. 1978: Degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences (corresponding to PhD in Physiology). Defended the thesis on “Age-related peculiarities of human respiration and gas exchange under different conditions of oxygen supply”at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. 1989: Degree: Doctor of Biological Sciences in Physiology (corresponding to DSc.). Defended the thesis on “Individual features of human adaptation to hypoxia in dependence on respiratory reactivity” at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. 1997: Title: Active member-academician of International Academy of Sciences. 2010: Title: Professor of Physiology Positions 1992- present: Principal Investigator and Head of scientific group, Department of Hypoxic States, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine 2003-present: Head of Bioethics Committee of the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev 1986-1992: Senior Researcher, Department of Hypoxic States, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev 1979-1986: Scientific Researcher, Department of Hypoxic States, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev 1974-1979: Senior Laboratory Assistant, Department of Respiration, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kiev 1972-1974: Laboratory Assistant, Department of Physiology, Kiev State University Experience: – Studied the role of heredity in human adaptive reactions to hypoxia. Investigated mono- and dizygotic twins. – Studied individual reactivity of the human cardio-respiratory system. – Investigated the effect of intermittent hypoxia training on human respiration, free radical processes and immune system. – Studied effects of stay at altitudes on ventilatory responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia, metabolism and physical working capacity. – Investigated the effectiveness of individually dosed intermittent hypoxia in treatment of diseases. – Elaborated devises for intermittent hypoxia treatment and methodical recommendations how to use them in medical practice. – Studied the effects of intermittent hypoxia training on patients with respiratory and cardio-vascular diseases. – Studied respiratory and immune systems, free radical production and antioxidants in persons subjected to ionizing radiation exposure (Chernobyl disaster) during adaptation to mountain climate and intermittent hypoxia. – Investigated the spermogramma and free radical processes in sperm of men living variable distances from Chernobyl AES. – Investigated the role of dopamine in oxygen chemoreception. Studied age-related peculiarities of catecholamines exchange and ventilatory responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia under adaptation to intermittent hypoxia. – Studied the effects of intermittent hypoxia training on patients with Parkinson’s disease. Investigated mechanisms of taurine antihypoxic and antioxidant action. – Studies oxygen-dependent proceses in tissues under adaptation to intermittent hypoxia. – Studied the effects of exogenous nitric oxide on free radical processes, mitochondrial oxidation and phosphorilation under different types of hypoxia. – Studied the role of cholino- and adrenoreceptors in regulation of antioxidant defense system and lipid peroxidation during adaptation to intermittent hypoxia – Investigated cell membrane enzymes under adaptation to hypoxic hypoxia, the influence of different regimen of intermittent hypoxia training on phenylarsineoxide–induced heart mitochondrial membrane permeability transition. – Studied the role of Hypoxia-inducible factor in individual adaptations to hypoxia. – Investigates the Intermittent Hypoxia effects on human hematopoietic stem cells.
In 1982, Tatiana Nikolaevna Tsyganova received a degree in human medicine from the State Medical Academy of Astrakhan. This was followed by in-depth specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Research Centre for Health Protection of Mother and Child in Moscow. In 1993, she received a doctorate of medicine at the I. M. Setschenow Medical Academy in Moscow. Her thesis dealt with “The efficacy and mechanisms of action of interval hypoxia trainings in the prophylaxis and treatment of preeclampsia”. In 2004, at the Russian Research Centre for Rehabilitation and Balneology in Roszdrav, she defended her rehabilitation thesis, which dealt with “The automated evaluation of the efficacy and mechanisms of action of interval hypoxia training in the re-constructive correction of functional body reserves”.
Tatiana Nikolaevna Tsyganova was one of the first to use hypoxia therapy in her practice and helped develop the “Hypoxiecator”. In Russia and abroad, she is known as a specialist in the development cycle of interval hypoxia training. At the federal level, this has been established as a cure for the most common diseases of the airways and lungs as well as diseases of the cardiovascular system. The method has been successfully used in spas, sanatoriums, and rehabilitation centres both in Russia and neighbouring countries as well as abroad (e.g. Germany, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Poland, the US, and Canada). The method has also been used to increase the aerobic power of high-performance athletes. The method has also been applied as a rehabilitation device for military personnel following severe physical and psychological stress.
Together with her colleagues, Zyganova has published four methodological recommendations (medical technology) and two monographs. These include: recommendations of the Russian Ministry of Health (Interval hypoxia training in obstetrics and gynaecology, 1993; Interval hypoxia training in spa treatment, 1994; The application of thermotherapeutic personal stimulator NM-5000 for therapeutic-prophylactic purposes, 2006; and Hypoxia therapy in restitution therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 2008) as well as fundamental reference books (Interval hypoxia training in Medicine and Sport, The automated evaluation of hypoxia adaptation in medicine and sport).
Ms Tsyganova has three patents and is the author of over 118 scientific articles and as well as several mass-media publications. Tatiana Tsyganova has also supervised two rehabilitation theses and seven doctoral theses. Another rehabilitation thesis will be defended on 25 December 2014.
Ms Tsyganova was chair of the conference “Cutting-edge Technologies of Rehabilitation Medicine” in Jerusalem, 2007 and chair of the seminar “New technologies of rehabilitation medicine and developmental concepts for the hardware”. In 2008, she was deputy chairman of the organising committee of the conference “Mixed economic supply of educational institutions within the framework of realising the national health project”. In 2009, she was a member of the program committee of the international research conference “Pioneering directions for state development – the preservation and development of the intellectual potential of the country”. Tsyganova is a member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
From 2008–2012, she was a member of the doctoral committee and scientific secretary of the federal state institution “Russian Research Institute of Medical Technology”. She is currently the lead researcher for non-drug medical technologies in the Department of Physiotherapy at the federal state institution “Russian Research Centre for Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology of the Ministry of Health”. Tsyganova has extensive medical knowledge and is a leading researcher.
Prof. Dr. Brigitte König
Prof. Dr. Brigitte König has studied biology, chemistry and medicine, is a professor of medical microbiology and infectious immunology, and is deputy director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital of Leipzig. She is an external professor at the Chair of the Medical Faculty at Otto von Guericke University, University in Magdeburg.
Medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 25 years. In 1984 he founded the Four Winds Society, which offers extensive education in the philosophy and practice of energy medicine, training students to become modern-day shamans. He also directs the Center for Energy Medicine in Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.
In his mid-20s Villoldo was the youngest clinical professor at San Francisco State University, where he founded and directed the Biological Self-Regulation Lab to investigate how visualization, energy and psychosomatic medicine change the chemistry of the brain. He soon realized that the microscope was the wrong instrument to answer the questions he was asking. Other scientists were already studying the hardware, Villoldo wanted to learn to reprogram the system.
He heard stories about people in remote parts of the world who claimed to know such things, including the few remaining shamans among the Inka of Peru. After initial research, Villoldo decided to personally investigate this ancient culture in order to learn about the 5,000-year-old energy medicine known for healing through Spirit and light. Recognizing this investigation would not be a part time pursuit or brief sabbatical, Villoldo resigned his post at the university and traded his lab coat for hiking boots and a ticket to the Amazon.
Scattered throughout the remnants of the ancient Amazonian empire were a number of sages or “Earth Keepers” who practiced the ancestral healing methods. Alberto visited countless villages and met with scores of medicine men and women. The lack of a written body of knowledge meant that every village brought its own flavor and style to the healing practices that still survived.
For more than 10 years, Villoldo trained with the jungle medicine people. Along the way, he discovered that his journey into shamanism had been guided by his personal desire to become whole. He learned to transform old pain, grief, anger and shame into sources of strength and compassion.
Villoldo later trekked the coast of Peru from the mysterious Nazca lines to the sacred Shimbe lagoons in the north. At Lake Titicaca, “The Sea on Top of the World,” Villoldo collected the stories and healing practices of people from whom, legends say, the Inka were born.
Over the course of two decades with the shamans in
the jungles and high mountains of the Andes, Alberto Villoldo discovered a set of sacred technologies that transform the body, heal the soul, and can change the way we live and die.
He learned that we are more than flesh and bone – we are absolutely fashioned of Spirit and light, surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field whose source is located in infinity. This unending Luminous Energy Field exists in every cell of our bodies, acting as a matrix that maintains our physical and spiritual health and vibrancy … it is up to us to recognize and work with this gift to change the very nature of our living.
In addition to the forthcoming One Spirit Medicine, Dr. Alberto Villoldo has written numerous best-selling books, a number of which have been translated into Spanish, German, French, and Italian.
Power up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment (with David Perlmutter, MD)
Shaman, Healer, Sage The Four Insights
Mending The Past & Healing The Future With Soul Retrieval
Illumination: The Shaman’s Way of Healing
Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being
The Four Winds: A Shaman’s Odyssey into the Amazon (with Erik Jendresen)
Island of the Sun: Mastering the Inca Medicine Wheel (with Erik Jendresen)
Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman The Realms of Healing, (with Stanley
Healing States: A Journey Into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism (with Stanley Krippner Ph.D.)