October 14, 2021
with Nell Smircina
October 14, 2021
5pm PDT, 8pm EDT
A roadblock for many acupuncture practitioners is knowing how to implement an effective strategy for growing their network. Often as confusing is understanding why it's important and then how to leverage it to get what we need for business and practice growth. We often forget that networking is about bringing mutual value. Having a solid network (and knowing how to effectively and ethically communicate to that network) allows for many opportunities. This course will provide a framework for these strategies. Common opportunities from effective networking: increased qualified referrals, speaking and media opportunities and enhanced credibility.
Dr. Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM is an advocate, educator and practitioner with a focus on the integration of acupuncture into America's standard of care.
from February 11, 2021
with Benjamin Zappin
from February 11, 2021
This brief 90 minute course will offer principles for licensed acupuncturists to consider for prescribing herbs in conjunction with Western drugs and guidelines for inter-professional collaboration regarding this. The course will be taught by an L.Ac. & M.D. team with experience in collaboration and concurrent use of herbs and drugs. An emphasis will be placed on risk management, ethics, therapeutic treatment planning, and critical thinking skills. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate principles that practitioners can adopt and implement in related scenarios. Considerations for using these tools for networking and practice management will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on mental health, women's health, and pain management.
Benjamin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is cofounder of Five Flavors Herbs, Inc. a herbal pharmacy, extract facility, and product line located in Oakland, CA, where Ben also maintains a private practice.
with Elisa RossiSee In Store
Please Note: This course is presented in English and is verbally translated into German during the presentation.
The workshop focuses on the process of co-building a working alliance.
We discuss some main features of the therapeutic relationship: the structure of communication and the emotional, mental, physical space of the treatment.
We see how to deal with:
the daily management of time, requests, money
the dynamics of empathy and neutrality
the deep movements stirred up by the use needles
the expression of hidden or violent emotions
the yin attitude of “being there”
We work with illnesses and suffering, it is a delicate matter.
The encounter of patient and practitioner requires a specific attention.
To improve therapeutic results we need not to be submerged by what takes place inside the relationship.
The classics give a great attention to it – quotations will be discussed in the workshop.
Clinical cases are given throughout all the issues.
Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 2006 she is member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Elisa has written numerous books and has lectured extensively around the world.
with Patricia BaleySee In Store
Practitioners of TCM/TCVM have often noticed that there is a supportive effect with acupuncture and herbal medicine that helps to provide our patients with more physical energy. Why this happens has only been able to be described on a TCM theory level. Current research shows that from a cellular aspect, the function of the mitochondria supports the organism in a manner very much like how the function of Qi is described in the classics. In this presentation, we examine mitochondrial function as an aspect of Qi and consider the links between how Qi has been described historically, and how we know the mitochondria work today. Then, we look at the effects of acupuncture and TCM herbal medicine on the function of the mitochondria. We examine some of the current experimental evidence and design that brings to light the effect of acupuncture and herbal medicine on cellular energetics at a mitochondrial level. Information provided in these lectures can help practitioners build a bridge of communication between the conventionally trained healthcare practitioners and those of us who practice TCM/TCVM.
Dr. Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVH, FAAVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
with Janice Walton-HadlockSee In Store See Entire Series *
* You can normally get a discount when you buy a series whole!
Your key to unlocking the secret codes of Chinese medicine.
A very literate Chinese speaker has no more idea what is meant by “Lung Phlegm in the Liver” than does the average English speaker. For that matter, the word “wiry” and the concept of “Spleen pulse” don’t mean anything to the average Chinese speaker.
The words we use in Chinese medicine are not words, per se. They are code. “Liver,” as you well know, does not mean liver. For that matter, “Yin,” in the context of medicine, does not mean Yin. Damp certainly does not mean Damp. And Spleen Yang is present in the smallest, single-celled organism – an organism that does not have a spleen.
Your patient might tell to you, “I know all about Yin and Yang. The moon is Yin, males are Yang…” But these Taoist meanings have almost nothing to do with the way these words are used in the Chinese medicine code.
What does Yin and Yang mean to a Korean musician? To a traditional Taoist? To a Feng Shui practitioner? And all these different meanings are different still from what Yin and Yang mean to a TCM practitioner!
If you understand the way these code words work in TCM, and what they actually mean in plain English – which is not what you think – the whole world of Chinese diagnostics will suddenly make a whole lot of sense. It will even become something you can explain to your patient, using simple, obvious English.
Just knowing how the vocabulary actually works, something I never learned in my years of school, has made all the difference in my practice. I understand what I am doing. I am no longer just blindly following the dots.
This first class covers material in the first three chapters of Hacking Chinese medicine, and will introduce you to some of the more common usages of the “secret codes of Chinese medicine."
Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, L.Ac., is a professor at Five Branches University, and specializes in Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling; she is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, and is an author on topics relating to Channel Theory and Parkinson's.
Dr. Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVH, FAAVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinar...
Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 20...
Dr. Nell Smircina, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM is an advocate, educator and practitioner with a focus on the integration of acupuncture into America's stand...
Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, L.Ac., is a professor at Five Branches University, and specializes in Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseli...