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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.



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  • 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.


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Theory
Herbs



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Gaia Theory
Planetary Autopoiesis
Herbs
Herbal Medicine
Plant-Human Coalitions


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Recording

from September 13, 2020

The Gate of All Wonders, Part 2

The Taoist Theory of Everything

Free
Matthew Bauer
Matthew Bauer
 

The Gate of All Wonders, Part 2

The Taoist Theory of Everything

with Matthew Bauer

Recording

from September 13, 2020

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Overview

In this course we will:

Recap and review the Part One talk as well as the feedback from the “What’s Good is Bad/What’s Bad is Good” exercise.

Consider Chuang Tzu’s profound insight on the workings of human cognition.

Explore the energy physics behind the 8 Trigrams.

Consider the practical applications of these seemingly esoteric concepts in real (messy) life.

Here is some positive feedback from our last session:

"It is not everyday that you get concrete exercises to aid in mind healing in this way. For me, it has been really transformative. "

"I was surprised by the simplicity of your exercise, and have practiced it several times since watching the recording and found it remarkably powerful in helping me get off the rollercoaster of attachment. "

"It is so powerful and something that everyone would benefit from doing. The world would be a better place if we all practiced this."

"Your teaching is a gem. Thank you."



Your Teacher

Matthew Bauer

Matthew Bauer

Matthew began his full-time practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1986 after several years of studying Taoist history and philosophy with a 74th generation Taoist Master. Matthew has served as an Expert Witness in both California State and private cases, and is also a Founder and the President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation.


Category

Theory



Tags

Mental Health
Mind Body Spirit
Chuang Tzu
8 Trigrams
Taoism


Recording

from August 30, 2020

Be Safe and Strong

The Basics for Safe and Effective Use of Essential Oils in the Pandemic World

Free
Josephine Spilka
Josephine Spilka
 

Be Safe and Strong

The Basics for Safe and Effective Use of Essential Oils in the Pandemic World

with Josephine Spilka

Recording

from August 30, 2020

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Overview

Join Josephine Spilka to learn how to use essential oils with everyone in your family! We'll discuss how to apply them, how to store them and how to know when they are contraindicated. We'll look a few essential essential oils to keep on hand and how to make sure every living thing in your household can benefit from them. Keep your home and your people safe and in good health!



Your Teacher

Josephine Spilka

Josephine Spilka

Josephine Spilka, M.S., L.Ac., has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine and Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms.


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Theory
Essential Oils



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Health
Essence
Healing
Essential Oils
Safety


Recording

from May 9, 2020

Etiology and Pathology of Epidemics Unfolded

Free
Kia Sinay
Kia Sinay
 

Etiology and Pathology of Epidemics Unfolded

with Kia Sinay

Recording

from May 9, 2020

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Overview

This discussion will include theories of etiology, progression & risks of epidemics framed in Wen Bing theories. According to Wu You-Ko, the patriarch of the Wen Bing School, pestilent diseases are a result of airborne or oral pathogens. Each pathogen follows a specific course of progression, warranting different treatment strategies.



Your Teacher

Kia Sinay

Kia Sinay

Kia Sinay has been practicing Chinese medicine since 1995, specializing in disc disorders, pain management, and digestive disorders. She has trained under Jeffrey Yuen in Advanced Acupuncture and Herbology, and is completing her Ph.D. at the American University of Complimentary Medicine. Kia has published work on psycho neuro-endocrinology, digestive disorders, and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels.


Categories

Theory
Diseases and Disorders



Tags

Oral pathogens
Pathogenic Factors
Air-borne
Epidemic


Recording

from May 8, 2020

Trauma

The Diagnostic Truth Lies in the Uninterrupted Story of the Patient

Free
Martha Lucas
Martha Lucas
 

Trauma

The Diagnostic Truth Lies in the Uninterrupted Story of the Patient

with Martha Lucas

Recording

from May 8, 2020

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Overview

Elements of old trauma can be relived with sensory and emotional intensity. Even so, the patients often do not have a clear recollection or precise memory about what happened. But their body does. Energetic patterns set up in the body can “run” the system. Once you discover the patterns, they can be unraveled with acupuncture.



Your Teacher

Martha Lucas

Martha Lucas

Dr. Lucas holds a Ph.D. in Research Psychology as well as her degree in Chinese Medicine. She teaches courses worldwide including Pulse Diagnosis Biofeedback and Balancing, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, unique point prescriptions, acupressure, and herbalism. She is passionate about empowering practitioners with the skills to make correct diagnoses.


Categories

Acupuncture
Theory
Pulse Diagnosis



Tags

Energetic Blocks
Acupuncture
Herbal Formulas
Trauma
Energy


Recording

from April 30, 2020

An Exploration of Love And It's Threoretical Foundations Through the Lense of Classical Chinese Medicine

Free
Felice Dunas
Felice Dunas
 

An Exploration of Love And It's Threoretical Foundations Through the Lense of Classical Chinese Medicine

with Felice Dunas

Recording

from April 30, 2020

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Overview

“Love” is an imperative for healthy living.  “Lack of love” dramatically affects health and is a treatable condition.  In this presentation Dr Dunas will introduce the qualities and complex energetic make up of love.   She will address the following questions:  How does the capacity to love develop in patients as they go through each jing cycle into maturity?   How is love defined and what historical reference points help us understand the definition of love according to Chinese medicine?  How does culture help and hinder patients as they create, experience and give love? How can you, as a practitioner, enhance a patient’s experience of love, even during globally stressful times? How do energetic imbalances and clinical health problems affect a patient’s capacity to love? What is "false love" and why is it so prevalent in our world?  What happens energetically when we fall in love or fall out of love?  What are the energetic patterns that make up heartsickness?  How does love heal and how can we help those under our care thrive with the capasity to love during stress?



Your Teacher

Felice Dunas

Felice Dunas

Felice Dunas, Ph.D., is an international speaker, consultant, intimacy educator, and holistic healer, who has used her understanding of behavior and the human body to help clients for over 40 years. An author, she has been the recipient of the 'Acupuncturist of the Year' award.


Categories

Theory
Stress Management



Tags

Stress
Energetic Balance
Love


Recording

from April 4, 2020

The Gate of All Wonders

Applying Taoist Philosophy in Good Times and Bad

Free
Matthew Bauer
Matthew Bauer
 

The Gate of All Wonders

Applying Taoist Philosophy in Good Times and Bad

with Matthew Bauer

Recording

from April 4, 2020

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Overview

Taoist philosophy came of age with the teachings of Lao Tzu (Laozi) and Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) during the tumultuous “Warring States” period. In this talk, we will consider the teachings of Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu and the symbolism of the I-Ching (Yi-Book of Changes) and how those relate to the “natural mind”. Understanding the natural vs. unnatural mind is the Taoist key to navigating life.

After years of devoting himself to helping educate people about acupuncture, this is Matthew first class that delves deeply into his decades-long study and practice of Taoism.



Your Teacher

Matthew Bauer

Matthew Bauer

Matthew began his full-time practice of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1986 after several years of studying Taoist history and philosophy with a 74th generation Taoist Master. Matthew has served as an Expert Witness in both California State and private cases, and is also a Founder and the President of the Acupuncture Now Foundation.


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Theory



Tags

Taoism
Taoist Acupuncture
Philosophy
I-Ching
Taoist master


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