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Upcoming Events

October 24, 2021

Protecting Yourself Through Proper Charting

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Protecting Yourself Through Proper Charting

with Greg Sperber

October 24, 2021

1pm PDT, 4pm EDT

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Overview

This course looks at how to do a proper chart and examines some of the common mistakes made when charting. Based on the instructor’s experience with medical charting and over 12 years of clinical supervising, seeing all the mistakes and studying what makes a great chart. In addition, this course will discuss medicolegal aspects of SOAP notes as well as the SOAPE note. This course is a must take for anyone who wishes to protect themselves legally as well as give the best care to their patients.



Outline

  • October 24, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Subjective topics
    Objective topics
    Assessment topics
    Plan topics

Your Teacher

Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.


Categories

Western Medicine
Practice Building



Tags

Charting
SOAP Notes
History
Medical History
Practice procedures
Practice Management


October 30, 2021

The Five Phases of Ba Zi Chinese Astrology - More than a beginner’s intro

A recommended adjunct to the Intro class, any Chinese Astrology or Feng Shui classes

Howard Chen
Howard Chen
Sonia Tan
Sonia Tan
 

The Five Phases of Ba Zi Chinese Astrology - More than a beginner’s intro

A recommended adjunct to the Intro class, any Chinese Astrology or Feng Shui classes

with Howard Chen and Sonia Tan

October 30, 2021

8am PDT, 11am EDT

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Overview

Deepen your knowledge of the Chinese metaphysical concept of the Five Elements / Five Phases - Wǔ Xíng (五行), and understand how it applies to personalities, preferences and health in Bā Zì (八字) Chinese Astrology. Do you know the differences between the Yang Wood and Yin Wood personality types and how excessive or deficient states affect the manifestations of the constitutional self? Do you understand how one’s personality and useful elements react and adapt when there are specific elements interacting with the constitutional self? Learn each of the singular 10 constitutional selves more in-depth. Learn more about the layers and context of how the presence and interactions of the other Wu Xing affects and differentiates how one’s constitutional energetic self presents both internally and externally to the world. Understand how these elements can be used as a tool to understand yourself, your relationships, and your life, including health and lifestyle choices.

PRE-REQUISITES: A) Basic and comfortable knowledge of Wǔ Xíng (五行) Five Element / Phase, and Yin / Yang theory. B) Introduction to Chinese Astrology: An introduction to the basic components of Bā Zì (八字) Chinese Astrology and Fēng Shuǐ 風水 (风水).



Outline

  • October 30, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3.75 hrs)
    INTRO AND CONTEXT: Introduction, brief history, and review of the San Cai, reasons for the course. Basic history, definitions and examples of San Cai (Three Essences) and Tian-Ren-Di (Heaven-Humans-Earth). Review of Ba Zi chart. Application examples.
    5E/P REVIEW AND TONG GUAN: Dispel old beliefs and knowledge of 5E, differentiate objective from subjective education of the 5E transmitted from other teachers. Review basic 5E cycles. Discussion on translation of Wu Xing. Introduction of Tong Guan.
    WOOD AND FIRE PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion of Wood and Fire 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
    EARTH AND METAL PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion of Earth and Metal 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
  • October 30, 2021 - 12:45pm PDT, 3:45pm EDT (2.5 hrs)
    WATER PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion Water 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
    ELEMENT/PHASE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: Comparative analysis review. Rankings/contrast and compare.
    ELEMENT/PHASE RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS: Intro to the 10 God Relationships aka 5 Phases relationship analysis.
    CASE EXAMPLES PRACTICE
    Q & A: Questions and discussions.
    REVIEW AND SUMMARY: Summary and review of 5E/P, Ba Zi Birth Charts, its application to relationships, health and lifestyle.

Your Teachers

Howard Chen

Howard Chen

Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA, ABOIM, is the founder and director of The Chen Center for Integrative Medicine in Reno, NV, where he treats patients in a membership model using a blended approach of Western and Eastern principles.

Sonia Tan

Sonia Tan

Dr. Sonia F Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, licensed since 2006, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. She is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan.


Categories

Five Elements
Classical Chinese Medicine
Diagnosis



Tags

10 heavenly stems
Three Treasures
12 Earthly Branches
Feng Shui
Balance Method
5 Elements
Balance System Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Medicine
Chinese Astrology
Five Elements


October 31, 2021

Why (Not How) Herbs Work

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Why (Not How) Herbs Work

with Greg Sperber

October 31, 2021

1pm PDT, 4pm EDT

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Overview

We generally know how herbs work either from Chinese or scientific theory or a combination of both. But why do they work? What in the history of plants, animals, and evolution created the benefits of these healthy little bundles? This lecture will examine these questions, in a mind-opening and scientific (but not overwhelming) approach, by exploring Gaia theory, hormesis and xenohormesis, planetary autopoiesis, DNA and epigenetics, and Plant–Human Coalitions. This will be a logical and philosophical exploration of herbs, why and how co-evolution has played a role in their effectiveness.



Outline

  • October 31, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Introduction
    Gaia Theory
    Plant-Human Coalitions
    Hormesis and Xenohormesis
    Implications and Summary

Your Teacher

Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.


Categories

Theory
Herbs



Tags

Gaia Theory
Planetary Autopoiesis
Herbs
Herbal Medicine
Plant-Human Coalitions


November 14, 2021

Treating Neck and Back Pain with Chinese Medicine

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Treating Neck and Back Pain with Chinese Medicine

with Greg Sperber

November 14, 2021

1pm PST, 4pm EST

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Overview

By far the most common conditions most acupuncturists treat are neck and back pain. And most acupuncturists do a really good job at it. This course takes an integrative approach to treating these conditions and will expand our diagnostic and treatment acumen. It will look at how to ask questions to solicit diagnostic details, conduct a thorough acupuncture-centric exam, develop appropriate and effective treatment protocols, and properly document all of it. No matter if you are new to treating these conditions or an expert at it, you will learn something new and interesting.



Outline

  • November 14, 2021 - 1pm PST, 4pm EST (3 hrs)
    Live Stream

Your Teacher

Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.

November 18, 2021

Private Label: Launching Your Own Wellness Brand

Free
Kim Neumann
Kim Neumann
 

Private Label: Launching Your Own Wellness Brand

with Kim Neumann

November 18, 2021

10am PST, 1pm EST

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Overview

As a TCM practitioner, you are uniquely positioned to launch your own line of wellness products into the market. Whether yours is an internal supplement (herbal medicine, amino acids, vitamins, CBD), a topical (dit da jow, skin products), a delicious new superfood (instant morning beverage) – or all of the above, this course will help you get started without breaking the bank!

Topics will include: sourcing, marketing, ecommerce & more.



Outline

  • November 18, 2021 - 10am PST, 1pm EST (2 hrs)
    Introduction to Private Label
    Where Does TCM Fit in?
    Choosing Problems to Solve & Products to Solve Them
    Sourcing, Branding & Packaging
    Marketing & Positioning
    The World of E-Commerce and Customer Service

Your Teacher

Kim Neumann

Kim Neumann

Kim Neumann is the founder of All Natural Agency, a B2B marketing consultancy for healthy brands. Before pursuing her MSTCM, Kim held corporate positions in marketing, publishing, PR, web design and video production. She draws on her skillset to serve the health & wellness industry.


Categories

Herbs
Fertility
Diet and Nutrition



Tags

Herbal Formulas
Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Ecommerce


November 21, 2021

Protecting Your Patients: Mandatory Reporting

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Protecting Your Patients: Mandatory Reporting

with Greg Sperber

November 21, 2021

2pm PST, 5pm EST

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Overview

There is an ethical and legal responsibility for healthcare practitioners to report certain things. While each state may mandate different things, especially for acupuncturists, there are several areas covered by mandatory reporting laws including diseases, child and elder abuse, and suicide and harm to others. This course looks at the roles and responsibilities of acupuncturists and how to proceed with a report. It will also answer questions such as: Are there any risks to reporting? Can my patients sue me? What if I am wrong? If you are in practice and see any children, elderly, or potentially mentally ill, this course is incredibly important, not only to protect yourself, but to protect your patients.



Outline

  • November 21, 2021 - 2pm PST, 5pm EST (1 hr)
    Live Stream

Your Teacher

Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.


Category

Practice Building



Tags

Reporting
Practice Management


December 1, 2021

Cosmetic Facial Aging: What’s Really Going On?

Free
Shellie Goldstein
Shellie Goldstein
 

Cosmetic Facial Aging: What’s Really Going On?

with Shellie Goldstein

December 1, 2021

2pm PST, 5pm EST

Register for FREE!

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Overview

Many patients seeking cosmetic facial acupuncture present with complaints of forehead wrinkles and sagging cheeks. However, underneath the skin's surface is a much deeper concern.

This webinar will look at the underlying emotional and spiritual aspects of aging for patients seeking facial cosmetic enhancement.

Treating the physical, emotional, and spirit of aging will also be discussed.



Outline

  • December 1, 2021 - 2pm PST, 5pm EST (1 hr)
    Introduction to cosmetic facial acupuncture
    Understanding the patient's physical, emotional, spiritual concerns about aging.
    Analysing and diagnosing patient physical, emotional, spiritual concerns about aging from a Chinese Medicine perspective.
    Acupuncture protocols for treating the aging face and enhancing facial appearance.

Your Teacher

Shellie Goldstein

Shellie Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein is one of the worldwide experts on cosmetic facial acupuncture. She is the founder of the Academy of Advanced Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, and partner with Pacific College of Health Sciences in the Facial Applications of Cosmetic Enhancement Training Program (aka the FACE program).


Categories

Facial Therapies
Acupuncture



Tags

Aging
Cosmetic Acupuncture
Facial Acupuncture


December 12, 2021

Chinese Herbal First Aid Kit

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Chinese Herbal First Aid Kit

with Greg Sperber

December 12, 2021

1pm PST, 4pm EST

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Overview

We should be empowering our patients to help themselves. What better way to do that than give them info for having Chinese herbal formulas in their medicine cabinet to help with minor medical conditions. In this course, we will look at relatively easy to find prepared herbal medicines everyone should have in their medical cabinet. We we discuss the conditions they treat, how to use them, and any cautions. As a bonus, each participant will receive a free copy of the upcoming ebook (when available): “Dragons in the Medicine Cabinet, Chinese Herbal Medicines Everyone Should Have at Home.”

Conditions covered include, but are not limited to, colds, bleeding, burns, digestive complaints, headaches, and sinusitis.



Outline

  • December 12, 2021 - 1pm PST, 4pm EST (2 hrs)
    Live Stream

Your Teacher

Greg Sperber

Greg Sperber

Dr. Greg Sperber is an author and also holds a Masters and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He is a professor at PCOM and speaks internationally on TCM business and drug-herb interactions.


Category

Herbs



Tags

Herbal Medicine
Chinese Medicine


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