Specialist seminar with Gil Barzilay.



  • Chinese Medicine Students or Therapists
  • Dieticians and/or Nutritionists



  • Nutrition as medicine throughout history
  • Understand the different “natures” of foods
  • Key Foods
  • Key facial diagnosis as additional tool
  • Practice cooking seasonal foods
  • Practice Nutritional Diary analysis and correlation with overall diagnosis and symptoms
  • Treatment recommendations for key Syndromes
  • The nutritional treatment – challenges & methodology
  • Develop a full nutritional treatment
  • Back to the today’s world – “Modern Diseases”





Part Date Overall Topic Details


Chinese Medicine Nutrition Basics
  • Introduction

  • Nutrition in today’s world

  • Importance of Nutrition in Chinse Medicine

  • Relationship to Chinese Medicine – recap of TCM Basics (if needed)

  • The energetic qualities of foods and their effects on us:
    Organs, Colors, Flavors, Directions, Thermal nature, Cooking, Form

  • Key Foods

  • Optional Practice: Winter Cooking

  • Diagnostic Tools including Face

  • Practice: Diagnosis

  • Case Studies

  • The Nutritional Treatment

  • Demonstration: Nutritional therapy on 1 student

  • Open discussion: Cases/Issues related to student’s patients

II 13.12-15.12
Treating Key Syndromes and Modern Diseases
  • Recap of First Session

  • Nutrition & Life Cycle

  • Herbal Teas & Spices in Nutritional Therapy

  • Optional Practice: Spring Cooking

  • Treating Key Syndromes
    Water, Wood, Fire, Earth & Metal

  • Demonstration: Nutritional therapy on 1 student or outpatient

  • Practice: Students on each other or Open Clinic

  • Treating Diseases of the Modern World (using nutrition and more)
    Cholesterol/TG issues, Migraines, Respiratory/Cold/Sinusitis, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Digestive (IBD/Crohn’s)

  • Discussion: Cases/Issues related to student’s patients



Dr. Gil Barzilay Ph.D Dipl.CM (I.A.TCM, ETCMA)

Gil has a Diploma in Chinese Medicine (Dipl. CM, I.A.TCM) with distinction from Broshim College of Integrative Medicine, Tel Aviv University, where he studied both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition, he has completed a 1-year specialty course in "Chinese & Macrobiotics Nutrition (TEF Method)" with Eyal Shpringer. Gil works in his clinic in central Tel Aviv and in "Refuot", one of the leading CAM Clinics in Israel. He also teaches "Research & Evidence in Chinese Medicine" for 3rd and 4th Year students in Broshim College where he also supervises the students' final year Research Projects. In addition, he teaches abroad in Denmark, Poland and Finland so far. Gil is part of the International Community of Chinese Medicine (ICCM) Team, leading ICCM's International Relations. He writes regularly research reviews & newsletters for Broshim, ICCM and other organizations (Facebook: drgiltcm). Recently, Gil was elected to the Executive Committee of the European TCM Association (ETCMA) as Head of Research, intending to promote education and awareness for good quality research in TCM across Europe. Before studying Chinese Medicine, Gil worked in Teva Pharmaceuticals, leading Global Marketing for the Innovative Multiple Sclerosis business. Gil has a B.Sc (Honors) from Imperial College, University of London, a Ph.D from Oxford University in Cancer Research and a European Medical Biology Organization (EMBO) Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute, specializing in Cell Death (Apoptosis) research.