Chris Zaslawski is currently the Team leader for the Chinese Medicine team, a teaching and research unit in the University of Technology, Sydney (Australia). He has been practising acupuncture and herbal medicine for over 35 years and is an active researcher in the area. Chris has also been English editor for three acupuncture texts, which were published in conjunction with Chinese medicine colleagues from the Guangzhou University of Traditional Medicine, China. Chris has published 25 papers of which 19 were in peer reviewed journals as well as nine report and book reviews. He is currently Deputy Editor for the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and is also on the International Editorial Board for two other journals, Acupuncture Research, published in Beijing and the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, published in Germany.
Chris has been a temporary consultant for the World Health Organisation on four occasions and contributed to the development of two WHO documents concerning acupuncture clinical research and traditional medicine education. He also reviewed the WHO International Standard Terminologies on Traditional Medicine in the Western Pacific Region which was published in 2007. Chris is currently a member of HE 031, a Standards Australia committee for developing standards for Chinese medicine. He is also a committee member of the accreditation committee for the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
Chris' research has involved experimental pain and acupuncture, reliability of Chinese medicine diagnosis including tongue diagnosis and the influence of research ethics on the design of acupuncture and herbal medicine studies. He has been involved in several acupuncture clinical studies involving the efficacy of acupuncture on male sub-fertility, hepatitis C and stress. He has just completed a clinical trial regarding the effect of acupuncture on lateral elbow pain and a Delphi study on a rating scale for assessing the adequacy of acupuncture in clinical trials.
Member- He 031 Standards Australia
Member-Accreditation Committee of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
Member-Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Excutive Director-World Federation of Acupuncture-Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) (2017-2020)
Guest Professor-Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Member-Pattern Identification Network Group (IPING)
Can supervise: YES
Musculoskeletal pain and acupuncture
Human Research Ethics and clinical trials
Standardisation in Chinese medicine
Anatomy of acupuncture points
Diagnostic Systems used in Traditional Chinese Medicine