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from November 12, 2020

Why Amino Acids Are An Acupuncturist’s Best Friend

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Carolyn Reuben
Carolyn Reuben
 

Why Amino Acids Are An Acupuncturist’s Best Friend

with Carolyn Reuben

Recording

from November 12, 2020

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Overview

Nutrition is within the scope of practice of California acupuncturists but in our schools we are not trained to use individual amino acids and a pro-recovery diet to quickly stop cravings for drugs, behaviors, and food. Yet, decades of research and empirical evidence support these quick and efficient treatment modalities. Meanwhile, during COVID-19, citizens isolated and quarantined are eating and drinking like never before. Sales of alcohol have increased 55% this year compared to last year at this time and the Mayo Clinic calls the result of our new compulsive eating habits "the quarantine 15".

This presentation reminds participants that their patients may not list overeating or over drinking or over drugging on the intake form but a great number of them ARE in the throes of addiction. Food addiction, alone, is the most dangerous and most common addiction in the United States, causing obesity and diabetes at epic levels in younger and younger individuals. On top of that anxiety and depression are epidemic and most commonly treated with pharmaceuticals such as SSRIs, SNRIs, and highly addictive benzodiazepines. Yet we as acupuncturists have at our fingertips not only excellent acupuncture points as a response, but also useful nutritional tools in amino acids and menu choices. I will detail each of the five amino acids that are useful to respond to patient needs, with results apparent within fifteen minutes, and offer the simple questionnaire that helps the practitioner figure out what the patient's most pressing needs are at that time. The same questionnaire helps both patient and practitioner figure out what dose is needed and when the supplements can be stopped.



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Carolyn Reuben

Carolyn Reuben

Carolyn began using acupuncture for addiction treatment in substance abuse treatment programs in 1992 in Sacramento, CA. Carolyn has lectured at state and national conferences, written magazine articles and is the founding director of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions.


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Diet and Nutrition
Stress Management
Acupuncture



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Nutrition
Drugs
Acupuncture
Addiction
Depression
Anxiety
Amino Acids
5 amino acids


Recording

from May 6, 2020

Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms

How to Understand and Qualify your Mushroom Supplement

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Jeff Chilton
Jeff Chilton
 

Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms

How to Understand and Qualify your Mushroom Supplement

with Jeff Chilton

Recording

from May 6, 2020

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Overview

What exactly is a mushroom, how are they cultivated, and what are their benefits? Why are the growing method and growth stage of a mushroom so important to the production of medicinal compounds? What are the quality control measures and analytical tests that can be used to insure a genuine, high quality product? This talk covers everything you need to know about mushrooms and more.



Your Teacher

Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton

Jeff Chilton studied Ethno-mycology at the University of Washington in the sixties and became a large scale commercial mushroom grower. He is a co-author of The Mushroom Cultivator and the founder of Nammex, the first company to supply medicinal mushroom extracts to the Nutritional Supplement industry. Jeff is also a founding member of the World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products.


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Diet and Nutrition



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Nutrition
Extracts
Mushroom
Medicinal Mushroom
Medicine


Recording

from May 3, 2020

Yang Sheng Consultations Online

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Dierdre Courtney
Dierdre Courtney
 

Yang Sheng Consultations Online

with Dierdre Courtney

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from May 3, 2020

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Overview

Helping your patients live by the principles of Yang Sheng is very important for enhancing immune function. This lecture will talk about which aspects of Yang Sheng to focus on with our patients and how to conduct those consultations online with our patients. We will look at diet, herbs and lifestyle choices that can help enhance the Wei Qi, using herbs and foods that we can find in our kitchens.



Your Teacher

Dierdre Courtney

Dierdre Courtney

Deirdre Courtney lectures and teaches at Conferences and Schools around the world on her areas of expertise: Yang Sheng; Facial Diagnosis; Chinese Nutrition; Spirit Points that work with Shen, Jing and the Emotions. She has been an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritional Counsellor and Chef, specialising in health foods for over 30 years.


Categories

Diet and Nutrition
Herbs



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Wei
Herb Extracts
Diet
Lifestyle choices
Yang Sheng


Recording

from April 17, 2020

An Integrative Solution to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Neil McKinney
Neil McKinney
 

An Integrative Solution to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

with Neil McKinney

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from April 17, 2020

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Overview

Inflammatory bowels diseases are often poorly controlled with biological agents, chemotherapy drugs, steroids, and NSAIDs.  There is a viable alternative. The successful treatment of colitis and IDB by integration of diet, nutraceuticals, botanicals, psychology, TCM formulations and acupuncture.



Your Teacher

Neil McKinney

Neil McKinney

In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Neil McKinney, ND, has extensive experience in Naturopathic Oncology as well as Naturopathic Medicine. He graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a founder and instructor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine; in addition, he founded the BCNA, instructs internationally, and is an author on naturopathic topics.


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Diet and Nutrition
Acupuncture
Diseases and Disorders
Digestive Disorders



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Chemotherapy
Nutrition
Psychology
Acupuncture
TCM
Botanical
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nutraceuticals
Colitis
Drugs


Recording

from April 6, 2020

Dietary Support for Wei Qi for Covid-19 Prevention or Maintenance

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Andrew Sterman
Andrew Sterman
 

Dietary Support for Wei Qi for Covid-19 Prevention or Maintenance

with Andrew Sterman

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from April 6, 2020

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Overview

Boost The Host, Terrain Medicine, that is my motto. Much dietary advice in the time of corona offers foods to “supercharge immunity” or “help kill viruses” (or denies what diet can contribute altogether), but let’s spend an hour or so discussing the foundations of Wei Qi integrity and specific foods that implement those strategies. We need a clear and comprehensive strategy that the body knows how to respond to, based on classical teachings of Chinese medicine (using easy to find foods in today’s constrained market options). Andrew will present an overview, then we can discuss specifics for differing phases of covid illness and recovery.



Your Teacher

Andrew Sterman

Andrew Sterman

Andrew Sterman, author of the two volume book, Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers, specializes in the use of common foods for healing purposes, through a classical Chinese medicine perspective. He also teaches medical qigong and the use of meditation for everyday life. Andrew writes a column for Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter and studied under Jeffrey Yuen.


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Classical Chinese Medicine
Diet and Nutrition



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Meditation
Immunity
Covid19
Dietary
Wei Qi
Classical Chinese Medicine
Recovery


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