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Upcoming Events

June 24, 2021

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

June 24, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

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Overview

Treating Low Back and Hip Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment, with all treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. Included is the location and palpation of trigger points, motor points, and other anatomically significant zones. Easy-to-understand treatment plans that features the "triad of the low back" are presented, resulting in increased clinical clarity and precision. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The quadratus lumborum with points Pigen and Yaoyan.
(2) The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. Features the extraordinary point Jiankua.
(3) The sacral-iliac joint. The zone of Bl 27 & Bl 28.



Outline

  • June 24, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video Demonstration.Summary. Question and answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.


Categories

Sports Medicine
Pain Management
Acupuncture



Tags

Gluteus Medius Muscle
Quadratus Lumborum
Sports Acupuncture
Lower Back Pain
Orthopedic
Hip Pain
Gluteus Minimus Muscle
Treatment Planning


June 26-27, 2021

The Spinal Column - Anatomy & Cadaver Lab

Module I - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

Matt Callison
Matt Callison
Brian Lau
Brian Lau
 

The Spinal Column - Anatomy & Cadaver Lab

Module I - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

with Matt Callison and Brian Lau

June 26-27, 2021

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Overview

This 2-day anatomy and cadaver webinar is an amazing integration of sports medicine functional anatomy and TCM channel sinews (jingjin) theory. Each day of this workshop is divided into distinct morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session consists of didactic presentations on Functional Anatomy and Anatomy of the Sinew Channels that are integrated to focus on the functional relationship between neuromuscular anatomy and the myofascial jingjin tissues and their relationship to the spinal column. This information is followed by the afternoon session that consists of: 1) Assessment, 2) Motor Point Location and Protocols, 3) Cadaver Presentations.



Outline

  • June 26, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (4 hrs)
    Introduction and Functional Anatomy: The Spinal Column. Anatomy and functional movement of the spinal column.Introduction to Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the associated jingjin and functional anatomy.
  • June 27, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (4 hrs)
    Functional Anatomy: The Spinal Column. Anatomy and functional movement of the spinal column.Anatomy of the Sinew Channels. Topography and tissues involved of the associated jingjin and functional anatomy.
  • June 26, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (4 hrs)
    Instruction for assessing areas that the practitioner will need to understand that are directly associated with the spinal column.Motor point location Lab-instruction for acupuncture and motor points that the practitioner will need to understand that is directly associated with the spinal column and vertebral fixations.Cadaver Lab- Cadaver specimen views are presented relevant and directly associated with the spinal column and vertebral fixations.
  • June 27, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (4 hrs)
    Instruction for assessing areas that the practitioner will need to understand that are directly associated with the spinal column.Motor Point Location Lab-Motor point location instruction for acupuncture and motor points that the practitioner will need to understand that is directly associated with the spinal column and vertebral fixations.Cadaver Lab Cadaver specimen views are presented relevant and directly associated with the spinal column and vertebral fixations.

Your Teachers

Matt Callison

Matt Callison

Matt Callison is a renowned instructor and published author of the Motor Points and Acupuncture Meridians Chart and quintessential texts such as the Motor Point Index (MPI) Reference Guide and Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 27 years of experience in sports medicine and acupuncture.

Brian Lau

Brian Lau

Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release.


Category

Sports Medicine



Tags

Sports Acupuncture
Anatomy
Cadaver


July 8, 2021

HIPAA Best Practices for Your Online Presence

Free
Marla Moss
Marla Moss
 

HIPAA Best Practices for Your Online Presence

with Marla Moss

July 8, 2021

5pm PDT, 8pm EDT

Register for FREE!

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Overview

As acupuncture gains mainstream traction, practitioners are subject to increasing scrutiny regarding HIPAA. Achieving compliance in the online space is no easy feat, as information technology is developing continuously and very little of it even existed when HIPAA came into effect. The scope of this course is to make federal patient privacy laws, as applied to websites, email, scheduling, telehealth, social media and digital marketing, as simple and as accessible as possible. This course will outline the necessary steps for evaluating online platforms and tools for potential use in a practice. Additionally, attendees will learn their role as practitioners in HIPAA-compliant use of various online technologies.



Outline

  • July 8, 2021 - 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Live Webinar

Your Teacher

Marla Moss

Marla Moss

Marla Moss is the Owner and Founder of Raging River Media, specializing in HIPAA-compliant digital marketing for acupuncturists. She helps practitioners build thriving, sustainable practices with custom automation technology that protects patient privacy while liberating busy healers from the grind.

July 20, 2021

Treating Knee Injury and Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Knee Injury and Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

July 20, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

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Overview

Treating Knee Injuries and Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment, with all treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. Included are trigger points, motor points, and treating the synovial joint. Easy-to-understand treatment plans are presented, resulting in increased clinical effectiveness. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The patello-femoral joint. Highlights: Xiyan into the sub patellar space.
(2) The medial compartment of the knee. Highlights: Threading the joint line.
(3) The ilio-tibial band. Highlights: Threading the ilio-tibial tract at GB 33.
(4) The pes anserine. Highlights: The region of Sp 9.



Outline

  • July 20, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video of Demonstration.Summary. Question and answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.


Categories

Sports Medicine
Acupuncture
Pain Management



Tags

Pes Anserine
Orthopedic
Sports Acupuncture
Patello-Femoral Joint
Knee Pain
Treatment Planning
Knee Injury
Synovial Joint
Ilio-Tibial band


July 24-25, 2021

SMAC - The Spinal Column - Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise (PACE I)

Ian Armstrong
Ian Armstrong
Matt Callison
Matt Callison
Brian Lau
Brian Lau
 

SMAC - The Spinal Column - Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise (PACE I)

with Ian Armstrong, Matt Callison, and Brian Lau

July 24-25, 2021

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Overview

This 2-day cutting-edge course will teach the practitioner how to assess postural dysfunction and prescribe therapeutic exercises for muscle and channel imbalances that have directly contributed to the patient's injury. This course will teach important skills to prescribe exercises in the management of their patient’s health care. Exercising different body parts simultaneously in specific and coordinated motions activates the myofascial jingjin so that form and function can align. The practitioner will learn to integrate acupuncture protocols with exercise prescription, including intra-dermal needle prescriptions on the Extraordinary Vessel master points to alleviate discomfort, increase proprioception and enhance clinical outcomes.



Outline

  • July 24, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (4 hrs)
    Introduction to PACE I. Triplanar approach.Discussion of spinal bends, offsets and vertebral fixations affecting functional movement.
  • July 24, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (4 hrs)
    Discussion of spinal bends, offsets and vertebral fixations affecting functional movement.Exercises for the spinal imbalances. Extraordinary vessel points to enhance treatment.
  • July 25, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (4 hrs)
    Review of Day 1. Introduction of lateral view of spinal functional movementLateral view of spinal functional movement. Sinew channels affected.
  • July 25, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (4 hrs)
    Exercises for the spinal imbalances. Extraordinary vessel points to enhance treatment.Exercises for the spinal imbalances. Extraordinary vessel points to enhance treatment. Question and answer

Your Teachers

Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong

Ian is an experienced teacher of both the Treatment of Orthopedic Disorders (TOD) and Advanced TOD classes at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and current supervisor at the RIMAC center at the University of California San Diego where he supervises acupuncture students in treatment of UCSD collegiate athletes working alongside the athletic trainers.

Matt Callison

Matt Callison

Matt Callison is a renowned instructor and published author of the Motor Points and Acupuncture Meridians Chart and quintessential texts such as the Motor Point Index (MPI) Reference Guide and Sports Medicine Acupuncture: An Integrated Approach Combining Sports Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has over 27 years of experience in sports medicine and acupuncture.

Brian Lau

Brian Lau

Brian Lau, AP, CSMA, is certified in both Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Structural Integration. He has been on faculty since 2013 with the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, where he teaches anatomy and physiology, assessment and treatment of the channel sinews (jingjin), and myofascial release.

July 27, 2021

Embodying Life: Therapeutic Strategies in Person-Centered Collaborative Care

Mitch Stargrove
Mitch Stargrove
 

Embodying Life: Therapeutic Strategies in Person-Centered Collaborative Care

with Mitch Stargrove

July 27, 2021

7pm PDT, 10pm EDT

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Overview

In Embodying Life we look at contrasting worldviews and approaches in medicine from historical and clinical perspectives. In particular, the three worlds mythophysiology of Chinese medicine provides a guide to observing living systems and sets the stage for understanding modern systems theory and its clinical application. The Therapeutic Strategy Map and the 4Cs Collaborative Care system offer operative models for cultivating the therapeutic relationship, facilitating self-healing in patients, and framing relationships within multidisciplinary medical interventions.



Outline

  • July 27, 2021 - 7pm PDT, 10pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Contrasting traditions of healing and medicine in the WestChinese physiology and Systems Analysis of Meta-PhysiologyTherapeutic Strategy Maps: 3x3 Map of frames and levelsPerson-Centered Collaborative Care

Your Teacher

Mitch Stargrove

Mitch Stargrove

Mitchell Stargrove is an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician in Oregon and practices with Dr. Lori Beth Stargrove at A WellSpring of Natural Health. Drs. Mitch and Lori teach therapeutic strategies in person-centered collaborative care, host the GaiaStar Temple, and coordinate The Blue Lotus Mystery School as they explore embodied methods of self-healing, cocreativity and respectful living.

August 12, 2021

Introduction To The Miraculous Auricular Medicine

Free
TruthSayer
TruthSayer
 

Introduction To The Miraculous Auricular Medicine

with TruthSayer

August 12, 2021

5pm PDT, 8pm EDT

Register for FREE!

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Overview

This is a one hour lecture to introduce Auricular Medicine. The lecture will discuss Auricular Medicine History, Development, Description of Auricular Medicine Diagnosis, description of Auricular Medicine Treatment, Treatment Application and Efficacy and Cases.



Outline

  • August 12, 2021 - 5pm PDT, 8pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Live Webinar

Your Teacher

TruthSayer

TruthSayer

Dr. TruthSayer, DAOM, Dip.OM, LAc, LMFT, is a President Emeritus of the California State Oriental Medical Association, and a former faculty member of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is Founder and Chief Faculty of the Institute of Auricular and Transcendental Medicine and has lectured around the world on auricular topics.


Category

Auricular Therapy



Tags

Auricular
Auricular Medicine


August 13-15, 2021

FSOMA Conference 2021

In-Person & Virtual

This is a conference with many teachers to learn from!
 

FSOMA Conference 2021

In-Person & Virtual

August 13-15, 2021

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Overview

This year's Florida State Oriental Medical Association Conference will be available in two formats: In-Person in Florida and one Online/Virtual track through Net of Knowledge.

The FSOMA conference is known for bringing you high quality Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine classes with immediately usable clinical information. In addition, there are some exceptional rates available for State Association Members.

If you are interested in attending Online only, check out the "Live or Virtual Option" in the schedule.

Visit the conference website for more information and registration!



Outline

  • August 13, 2021 - 6am PDT, 9am EDT (3 hrs)
    Healing the Brain: Chinese Medicine's Neurology Tradition (Brendan Kelly)
  • August 13, 2021 - 11am PDT, 2pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Treating the Emotions with 5-Elements (Michael Kowalski)
  • August 14, 2021 - 6am PDT, 9am EDT (3 hrs)
    Compounding Custom Formulas Effectively - Part I (Christine Chang)
  • August 14, 2021 - 11am PDT, 2pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Compounding Custom Formulas Effectively - Part II (Christine Chang)
  • August 15, 2021 - 6am PDT, 9am EDT (3 hrs)
    Mitigating Food Allergies (Xiu Min Li)
  • August 15, 2021 - 10am PDT, 1pm EDT (2 hrs)
    Diving Medicine Acupuncture EENT (Janneke Vermuelen)

August 18, 2021

Treating Foot Injury and Pain

Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Treating Foot Injury and Pain

with Whitfield Reaves

August 18, 2021

12pm PDT, 3pm EDT

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Overview

Treating Foot Injury and Pain is designed for the orthopedic and sports acupuncturist. This course emphasizes diagnosis and assessment along with creative treatment plans and choice of points based upon anatomical factors. While emphasizing only the most common foot injuries and pain syndromes, these easy-to-understand approaches result in increased clinical effectiveness and confidence. The following structures are covered in this three-hour course:

(1) The achilles tendon. Highlights: Threading the achilles tendon.
(2) The achilles bursae.
(3) Plantar fasciitis and fasciiosis. With the important addition of the abductor hallucis muscle.
(4) The talar joint and sprained ankle. Highlights:Treating the ankle at the talar sinus at GB 40.



Outline

  • August 18, 2021 - 12pm PDT, 3pm EDT (3 hrs)
    Presentation of didactic material.Video of demonstrationSummary. Question and Answer

Your Teacher

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves

In practice for over 30 years, Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac., specializes in the field of sports medicine. Being in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, Whitfield's experience includes working with athletes at the 1984 LA Olympic Games and other sport competitions; an author, he teaches internationally as well.


Categories

Pain Management
Acupuncture
Sports Medicine
Diagnosis



Tags

Orthopedic
Foot Pain
Sports Acupuncture
Treatment Planning
Plantar fasciosis
Foot Injury
Plantar Fasciitis


September 17, 2021 - August 21, 2022

The Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program

A Part-Time Year Long Journey into the Heart and Soul of the Five Elements

Neil Gumenick
Neil Gumenick
 

The Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program

A Part-Time Year Long Journey into the Heart and Soul of the Five Elements

with Neil Gumenick

September 17, 2021 - August 21, 2022

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Overview

Classical Five-Element Acupuncture is one of the most profound and complete systems of medicine in the world. Practiced in accord with timeless natural laws, this system addresses the needs of the patient as a whole: at the levels of body, mind, and spirit.

The Classical Five-Element Acupuncture Program offers Acupuncturists and other licensed medical professionals the opportunity to become certified as Classical Five-Element practitioners. The program is taught by Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), C.T. (Adv.), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), and a team of faculty and guest faculty approved by the Director.

Now, this part-time 10 session program is available for you online through Net of Knowledge across 2021-2022, including two practical sessions in California (if situations permit).

The Causative Factor:

Rather than palliating symptoms, which like warning lights on the dashboard of a car, are only signals of deeper imbalance, Classical Five-Element Acupuncture diagnoses and treats at the level of cause.

Every human being is born with, or develops early in life, a primary imbalance in one of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, or Water) and its associated organs and functions. This is known as the Causative Factor and is the source of the myriad symptoms a person develops over a lifetime. Once identified and properly treated, unless the condition is truly beyond the reach of Nature to reverse, Nature will throw the disease out, regardless of its label.

Diagnosis, Treatment, Patient Management:

Each of the Elements has a corresponding odor, color, vocal sound, and emotion. In imbalance, these correspondences will manifest inappropriately in the patient and reveal the Causative Factor. In this Program, you will learn to reawaken your innate senses: to smell, see, hear, and feel.

Become the practitioner you always wanted to be—join us for this deep learning journey!



Outline

  • September 17, 2021 - 12am PDT, 3am EDT (0 mins)
    Session 1 - September 17-19, 2021
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 2 - October 16-17, 2021
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 3 - November 20-21, 2021
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 4 - December 18-19, 2021
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 5 - January 14-16, 2022
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 6 - February 19-20, 2022
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 7 - March 19-20, 2022
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:17pm PDT, 9:17pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 8 - April 23-24, 2022
  • May 7, 2021 - 6:18pm PDT, 9:18pm EDT (0 mins)
    Session 9 - May 22-23, 2022
  • August 21, 2022 - 12am PDT, 3am EDT (0 mins)
    Session 10 - August 19-21, 2022

Your Teacher

Neil Gumenick

Neil Gumenick

In practice for 40 years, Professor Neil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. is Founder and Chief Instructor of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. An accomplished author and international lecturer, he has taught at Yo San University, Emperor's College and SAMRA University.

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