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Upcoming Events

September 19, 2021

OAA 2021 Annual Conference

This is a conference with many teachers to learn from!
 

OAA 2021 Annual Conference

September 19, 2021

8am PDT, 11am EDT

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Overview

The 2021 Annual Conference of the Oregon Association of Acupuncturists will be online this year through Net of Knowledge.

Join us for a full day of rich learning opportunities! The day will be divided into 3 two-hour sessions, each with 3 concurrent talks that you can pick from.

Topics include: Kampo and Post-Viral Syndrome, Treating Concussion and Brain Injury with Acupuncture, Common Shoulder Injuries, Chinese Herbal Medicine Care for Symptoms Related to Infectious Diseases, Health Insurance Basics and Appeal, Advocating and Advancing the Practice of Acupuncture: Oregon Politics and Policy, and more!



Outline

  • September 19, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (10 hrs)
    3 Sessions of 3 Concurrent Classes

September 26, 2021

Treating Alzheimer's and Dementia with Chinese Medicine

Greg Sperber
Greg Sperber
 

Treating Alzheimer's and Dementia with Chinese Medicine

with Greg Sperber

September 26, 2021

1pm PDT, 4pm EDT

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Overview

5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, considered the 6th most common cause of death in the United States, but according to the National Institute of Health, it should be ranked third. While the most common form of dementia, there are lots of different types other than Alzheimer’s. This course will examine these dementias from both biomedical and Chinese points of view, and discuss Chinese medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Often biomedical treatment involves pharmaceuticals with adverse drug reactions. Chinese medicine can help treat and support patients with dementia. Participants will leave with a real-world approach to treating these conditions.



Outline

  • September 26, 2021 - 1pm PDT, 4pm EDT (2 hrs)
    IntroductionDiscuss Western medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementiasDiscuss Western medical treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementiasDiscuss the Chinese medical diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementiasDiscuss the Chinese medical treatment of Alzheimer's and other dementias

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

Diseases and Disorders
Herbs
Acupuncture



Tags

Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Alzheimers
TCM
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Western Medicine
Dementia


October 2-3, 2021

The Low Back, Hip and Groin - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise II (PACE II)

Module II - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

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

The Low Back, Hip and Groin - Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise II (PACE II)

Module II - Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Webinar Program

with Ian Armstrong, Matt Callison, and Brian Lau

October 2-3, 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 postural, muscle and channel imbalances that have directly contributed to the patient's musculoskeletal injury. This course will teach the acupuncturist important skills to prescribe specific exercises in the management of their patient’s health care. Exercising different body parts simultaneously in specific and coordinated motions activates the myofascial sinew channels so that form and function can align. The practitioner will learn to integrate acupuncture protocols with exercise prescription, including how to use intra-dermal needle point prescriptions on the Extraordinary Vessel master points to alleviate discomfort, increase proprioception and enhance clinical outcomes.



Outline

  • October 2, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3 hrs)
    Day 1 Morning
  • October 2, 2021 - 12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT (4.5 hrs)
    Day 1 Afternoon
  • October 3, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3 hrs)
    Day 2 Morning
  • October 3, 2021 - 12:30pm PDT, 3:30pm EDT (4.5 hrs)
    Day 2 Afternoon

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.

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 topicsObjective topicsAssessment topicsPlan 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 PRACTICEQ & 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)
    IntroductionGaia TheoryPlant-Human CoalitionsHormesis and XenohormesisImplications 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


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Past Free Events

Recording

from September 9, 2021

The Basics of Pharmacology: Know your Patient's Meds

Free
Justin Shin
Justin Shin
 

The Basics of Pharmacology: Know your Patient's Meds

with Justin Shin

Recording

from September 9, 2021

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Overview

This class is an introduction to pharmacology for acupuncturists. We will examine basic pharmacological principles that are important for any acupuncturist to know, since many of our patients we treat are simultaneously taking medications.

Topics will include: the methods of action, drug classes, and common medications.



Your Teacher

Justin Shin

Justin Shin

Dr. Shin received his degree in Pharmacy from MCPHS. Researched drug discovery for ALS at Drexel College of Medicine. Received MSTCM and DACM from ACTCM. Interned with UCSF Osher Center. Residency at Highland Hospital. Currently pioneering the first acupuncture program for the SFVA.


Categories

Acupuncture
Western Medicine



Tags

Pharmacology
Medication
Pharmacology Principles


Recording

from August 12, 2021

Introduction To The Miraculous Auricular Medicine

Free
TruthSayer
TruthSayer
 

Introduction To The Miraculous Auricular Medicine

with TruthSayer

Recording

from August 12, 2021

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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.



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


Recording

from February 11, 2021

Herb Drug Interaction & Interprofessional Communication Around Herbal Medicine

Principles and practice of effective collaboration with prescribing physicians for L.Ac.s

Free
Benjamin Zappin
Benjamin Zappin
 

Herb Drug Interaction & Interprofessional Communication Around Herbal Medicine

Principles and practice of effective collaboration with prescribing physicians for L.Ac.s

with Benjamin Zappin

Recording

from February 11, 2021

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Overview

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.



Your Teacher

Benjamin Zappin

Benjamin Zappin

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.


Categories

Herbs
Pain Management
Acupuncture



Tags

Ethics
Treatment Planning
Health
Combination of Herbs
Mental Health
Pain Management
Practice Management
Women's Health
Drugs


Recording

from December 3, 2020

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Integrating Biomedical and Eastern Medicine for Analyzing and Treating the Aging Face

Free
Shellie Goldstein
Shellie Goldstein
 

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

Integrating Biomedical and Eastern Medicine for Analyzing and Treating the Aging Face

with Shellie Goldstein

Recording

from December 3, 2020

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Overview

Join Shellie Goldstein, renowned cosmetic facial acupuncturist for this excellent free webinar on integrating biomedical and Eastern Medicine for analyzing and treating the aging face. This class will discuss the anatomical aging facial changes as they pertain to Eastern Medicine patterns of disharmony and diagnosis. Treatment and needling strategies and protocols will be presented.



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

Anatomy
Acupuncture



Tags

Acupuncture
Facial Acupuncture
eastern medicine
ageing
Cosmetic Acupuncture


Recording

from December 1, 2020

New and Creative Treatments for the Plantar Fascia

Free
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

New and Creative Treatments for the Plantar Fascia

with Whitfield Reaves

Recording

from December 1, 2020

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Overview

Join Whitfield Reaves to learn how to diagnose this common source of foot pain, and treat both plantar fasciitis as well as the more current condition often called plantar fasciosis. They are different conditions, need differentiation, and there are several creative and precise treatments that can assist clinically. The practitioner needs to understand how to target the tissues of the fascia as well as including the all important abductor hallucis muscle. Often left out of heel pain treatments, this muscle to the big toe plays a significant role in both pain and the healing process. The practitioner, with this information, can find some more gentle and relatively pain free point combinations to use in treating plantar pain.

After the lecture, we will have an audience Q&A session with Whitfield. This session is designed to make sure each practitioner is clear on the precise treatment needed in plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis. But we intend to open up the rest of this free webinar to all questions. "Ask us anything", on any topic of sports acupuncture. This should be fun!

For our friends in timezones that can not join us live, feel free to register to watch the recording.



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

Acupuncture
Diagnosis
Sports Medicine



Tags

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciosis
Sports Acupuncture
Foot Pain
Abductor Hallucis
Acupuncture


Recording

from November 22, 2020

Understanding Paediatric Mental Health Issues: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

Free
Rebecca Avern
Rebecca Avern
 

Understanding Paediatric Mental Health Issues: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

with Rebecca Avern

Recording

from November 22, 2020

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Overview

This one hour free webinar will provide you with an understanding of how and why children and adolescents develop mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Chinese medicine provides a radically different lens to conventional, psychological theories. Using both 5 Element and Organ/Pathogen differentiations, you will go away with an intuitive, effective and profound model through which to approach the growing number of mental issues in children.



Your Teacher

Rebecca Avern

Rebecca Avern

Rebecca Avern is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor and teaching clinic director at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, UK. In 2012, she founded an acupuncture centre for the treatment of children in Oxford – the Panda Clinic - and her clinical work is now entirely with children. She teaches paediatrics online and at undergraduate and post-graduate level.


Categories

Pediatrics
Acupuncture
Adolescence & Teens



Tags

Organs
Children
Mental Health
Pathogenic Factors
5 Element Treatment
Depression
Anxiety


Recording

from May 17-18, 2020

51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg

Opening Day

Free
Dan Bensky
Dan Bensky
Ayla Wolf
Ayla Wolf
 

51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg

Opening Day

with Dan Bensky and Ayla Wolf

Recording

from May 17-18, 2020

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Overview

We are thrilled to be hosting this year's TCM Kongress through Net of Knowledge in partnership with the AGTCM. In this multi-day streaming event we will strive to re-create the unique and engaging atmosphere of Rothenburg.

Since its beginning in 1968, the TCM conference in Rothenburg has been a centre for professional exchange and a meeting place for colleagues. The enjoyment and fun of study is a major part of Rothenburg as well as the commitment and quality of the speakers, brought together from all across the world.

This 51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg will focus on: “The Earth School, Gastro and Neurogastroenterology, Li Gao: Pi Wei Lun”.

This opening day is FREE to attend, and features three mini-classes by Dan Bensky, Poney Chiang, and Ayla Wolf.



Your Teachers

Dan Bensky

Dan Bensky

Dan has a long-term interest in Chinese and Chinese medicine, having obtained a diploma in Chinese medicine from the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1975, a Masters in Classical Chinese from the University of Washington in 1996, and a Doctorate in the Discussion of Cold Damage from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in 2006.

Ayla Wolf

Ayla Wolf

Dr. Wolf is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery. She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture



Tags

Pi Wei Lun
Gastro-enterology
Neurogastroenterology
The Earth School


Recording

from May 11, 2020

Acupuncture In Treatment Of The Dying

Graceful And Essential Care

Free
Gwen LoVetere
Gwen LoVetere
 

Acupuncture In Treatment Of The Dying

Graceful And Essential Care

with Gwen LoVetere

Recording

from May 11, 2020

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Overview

People often suffer as they die, and we as acupuncturists can help in the assistance of their death. We help them relax and let go; this softening offers release from their fears and anxieties. Acupuncture in hospice care allows the person the opportunity to participate consciously in their own dying process.



Your Teacher

Gwen LoVetere

Gwen LoVetere

Gwen LoVetere has been helping people heal through the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs for over 26 years in her private practice. Gwen is also a senior instructor in Contemporary Chinese pulse diagnosis, also known as the “Shen/Hammer Pulse System”, and both a clinical supervisor and faculty member at the National University of Naturopathic Medicine.


Categories

Acupuncture
Pulse Diagnosis
Herbs



Tags

Herbal Medicine
Acupuncture
Hospice
Pulse
Pulse Diagnosis


Recording

from May 7, 2020

An Introduction to Auricular Medicine

Free
TruthSayer
TruthSayer
 

An Introduction to Auricular Medicine

with TruthSayer

Recording

from May 7, 2020

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Overview

Auricular Medicine is a specialty within Traditional Chinese Medicine that has its roots in the Huang Di Nei Jing and some of its branches in Western Medicine. Using the micro-system of the Auricle, Auricular Medicine has developed into an incredibly sophisticated system of both diagnosis and treatment of all bio-systems of the body. The diagnosis is remarkably comprehensive and accurate. Without a patient interview, or history, the examination alone provides the doctor with more information than the patient’s intake paperwork. Treatment can relieve acute pain within seconds. Dr. TruthSayer’s introduction includes many interesting cases from her clinical practice.



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.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Auricular Therapy



Tags

Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular Diagnosis
Ear
TCM


Recording

from May 6, 2020

Redefining Medicinal Mushrooms

How to Understand and Qualify your Mushroom Supplement

Free
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.


Category

Diet and Nutrition



Tags

Nutrition
Extracts
Mushroom
Medicinal Mushroom
Medicine


Recording

from May 4, 2020

Yin and Yang and the Fertile Space in Between

Sabine Wilms, In Dialogue with Cara Conroy-Low

Free
Sabine Wilms
Sabine Wilms
 

Yin and Yang and the Fertile Space in Between

Sabine Wilms, In Dialogue with Cara Conroy-Low

with Sabine Wilms

Recording

from May 4, 2020

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Overview

As practitioners of Chinese medicine, we are quick to celebrate the “ancient” or “traditional” or “classical” roots of our beloved medicine, but all too often ignore or fail to comprehend the full implications of the ancient wisdom. What does the Yellow Emperor mean by that famous exhortation from the Great Treatise on the Resonant Manifestations of Yin and Yang that is usually translated as “to treat disease, seek the root!”?

Sabine looks forward to exploring with you the full potential of Chinese medicine in the midst of a pandemic that so clearly reveals the limitations of biomedicine and the extractive mindset of our modern world, at a time when needling patients is not an option in most parts of the world. Let us take a closer look at this saying in its context, and explore what this really means for the contemporary practice of Chinese medicine. Ultimately, we shall contemplate with Laozi that “The way that can be used as a way (or in other words, the Dao that can be taught) is not the constant way.”



Your Teacher

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms is the author and translator of more than a dozen books on Chinese medicine. With a PhD in East Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology, she specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. Some of her favorite topics are gynecology, pediatrics, medical ethics, and “nurturing life” as envisioned in the Chinese medical classics.


Category

Classical Chinese Medicine



Tags

Needle usage
Philosophy
Yin
TCM
Yang


Recording

from May 1, 2020

An Introduction to Chinese Medicine Dermatology

Free
Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji
 

An Introduction to Chinese Medicine Dermatology

with Mazin Al-Khafaji

Recording

from May 1, 2020

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Overview

Skin disorders in their various forms are amongst the most common diseases suffered by mankind, accounting for no less than 1 in 5 of all visits to out-patients departments in the Western world. Despite this prevalence and the resources put into this field, many patients are dissatisfied with the conventional treatments available to them, and look elsewhere for solutions. In fact, Chinese herbal medicine has a very real and enduring answer for a significant number of sufferers of many chronic diseases of the skin such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea etc.

Since dermatology is essentially a visual art, a great deal of information can be gleaned from detailed inspection of the way skin diseases manifest. In this short webinar, Mazin will outline some of the axiomatic concepts of Chinese medicine dermatology, using many photographic images and some case examples to illustrate the fundamentals that are required in understanding and treating skin disease.



Your Teacher

Mazin Al-Khafaji

Mazin Al-Khafaji

Mazin graduated as Doctor of Chinese Medicine from the Shanghai College of TCM in 1987. He specializes in the treatment of dermatological, allergic & auto-immune diseases, lecturing widely on these subjects. Mazin is the founder of the International TCM Dermatology Association, author of numerous articles and co-author of the international textbook A Manual of Acupuncture.


Categories

Diseases and Disorders
Herbs



Tags

Skin Conditions
Skin Disorders
Psoriasis
Herbal Medicine


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 29, 2020

Acupressure to Enhance Immunity

Free
Peilin Li
Peilin Li
 

Acupressure to Enhance Immunity

with Peilin Li

Recording

from April 29, 2020

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Overview

From a Chinese Medicine perspective, viruses can be considered an external pathogenic Wind that invades the body. But not everyone gets sick; why is that? Some immune systems are better equipped to deal with these invasions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that everyone can enhance their immunity to better prepare against viral invasions and other pathogens. In this lecture, Peilin Li will give you an introduction to how viruses work from both Western and Chinese Medicine perspectives. He will also teach you how you can use self-massage, or acupressure, to enhance your overall immunity and protect against invasions.



Your Teacher

Peilin Li

Peilin Li

Peilin Li brings more than thirty years of interdisciplinary experience, trained both as a Medical Doctor and acupuncturist. He has spent a decade researching immunology and virology at both Harvard and the University of California. Currently, Peilin is the president of the Acupuncture Research Institute of New Zealand and a faculty member at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM.


Category

Western Medicine



Tags

Acupressure
Pathogenic Factors
TCM
Massage
Viral Infections


Recording

from April 27, 2020

A Telemedicine Guide: A Low Back Pain Case Study

Free
Matt Callison
Matt Callison
Brian Lau
Brian Lau
 

A Telemedicine Guide: A Low Back Pain Case Study

with Matt Callison and Brian Lau

Recording

from April 27, 2020

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Overview

This webinar highlights a recent video and accompanying blog (www.sportsmedicineacupuncture.com/blog) featuring Matt Callison L.Ac and Brian Lau AP, C.SMA as they develop, design and work through the logistical issues of a telemedicine assessment and treatment prescription on a patient with low back pain. The intent of this webinar is to provide acupuncturists with ideas to help their patients during these challenging and fast-changing times of COVID-19. The current surge in demand for telemedicine consultations, coupled with the fact that most practitioners have little experience in long distance consultation, prompted us to release this webinar as a learning tool, so practitioners could see our process.



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.


Categories

Sports Medicine
Acupuncture



Tags

Back Pain
Treatment
Sports Medicine Acupuncture
Sports Medicine
Sports Acupuncture
Lower Back Pain


Recording

from April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19, Childhood Vaccinations and Immunity

Free
Julian Scott
Julian Scott
 

Coronavirus Covid-19, Childhood Vaccinations and Immunity

with Julian Scott

Recording

from April 20, 2020

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Overview

In this exclusive live webinar, Pediatric Acupuncture expert Dr Julian Scott shares his views on the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Learn about immunity and Lingering Pathogenic Factors from a TCM and western medicine perspective and enjoy personal insights from one of the forefathers of contemporary acupuncture. Informed by his forty year career working with children and campaigning about childhood vaccinations, this webinar is a must see for parents and clinicians.



Your Teacher

Julian Scott

Julian Scott

Dr Julian Scott is the world's most eminent Paediatric Acupuncture Specialist with 40 years experience treating babes and children with acupuncture, dietary advice and western herbs. He is author of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Children, Natural Medicine for Children and Natural Medicine for Women, and Acupuncture in the Treatment of Eyes.


Categories

Pediatrics
Acupuncture
Western Medicine
Adolescence & Teens



Tags

Lingering Pathogen
Western Medicine
Covid19
Acupuncture
Dietary
Vaccinations
Immunity
Contemporary Acupuncture
TCM


Recording

from April 16, 2020

Rapport in the Burgeoning Realm of Distance Healing

Free
Mary McCullough
Mary McCullough
 

Rapport in the Burgeoning Realm of Distance Healing

with Mary McCullough

Recording

from April 16, 2020

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Overview

In our new world of “social distancing”, we are embarking on an exciting time of exploration as practitioners. Distance Healing and Telemedicine are hot topics. Now more than ever, having excellent rapport skills plays an important and dynamic role in patient care. Learn more about how to connect with your patients on the mental and spiritual level via phone and video as we explore distance rapport in this new course.



Your Teacher

Mary McCullough

Mary McCullough

Mary McCullough has been in practice since 2009 and has been practicing Classical Five Element Acupuncture (CFEA) since 2014. She's taught both TCM and CFEA, most recently as Senior Faculty at the Institute of Classical Five Element Acupuncture in California.


Categories

Five Elements
Acupuncture



Tags

Distance Healing
Telemedicine
Social Distancing
Therapeutic Relationship
Patients


Recording

from April 14, 2020

Five Sports Injuries, Five Points to Treat

Free
Whitfield Reaves
Whitfield Reaves
 

Five Sports Injuries, Five Points to Treat

with Whitfield Reaves

Recording

from April 14, 2020

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Overview

We often come to expect that many a case is complicated and requires analysis and the assessment is layered and complex. Yet, Occam's Razor, a somewhat obscure tenant of philosophy, states that, simply expressed, "the simplest solution is most likely the right one”. Whitfield Reaves will present five common sports injury and pain syndromes, and explain how it is common and likely that each of these cases could be treated by one specific point. No longer the long list of point combinations to cover all aspect of the presentation of the patient – one point. Of course, we would need know how to correctly locate and needle the point, but, what a relief. One point, and great results.

While of course this is not always possible, listen to Whitfield's adaptation of Occam's theory of "keeping it simple", and its application in medicine. And, maybe even come away with one-point treatment plans for a few common injuries!

Whitfield Reaves is the author of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program, and his webinars are quite popular on the Net of Knowledge platform.



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



Tags

Sports Injury
Pain
Sports Acupuncture
Needle usage
Treatment Planning
Pain Management
Point Combination


Recording

from April 13, 2020

How the Classical Chinese View on Emotions Can Help Us Today

Free
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
 

How the Classical Chinese View on Emotions Can Help Us Today

with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Recording

from April 13, 2020

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Overview

As human beings, we cannot be without emotions. At the same time, emotions disturb us to the point that we act no more with reason or intelligence. When a situation triggers an emotion, it is usually an important matter needing an accurate reaction, true to life; and it is precisely that what the emotions prevent us to do. The classical Chinese medicine’s approach of emotions, specially agitation and anxiety, exposes what happens inside ourselves, in our heart-mind, as well as in our blood and qi, our organs, and gives leads to regulate ourselves and to come back to a more balanced assessment of the situation and efficient action.



Your Teacher

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

TCM academic and historian, Elisabeth Rochat has specialized in both medical and philosophical Classics in her 40+ years career. She co-authored 'A Survey of Chinese Medicine' and continues to teach about the Classics of TCM internationally.


Category

Classical Chinese Medicine



Tags

Organs
Anxiety
Agressive Energy
Agitation
Emotions
TCM
Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Medicine


Recording

from April 12, 2020

Facial Diagnosis in Telemedicine

Free
Lillian Bridges
Lillian Bridges
 

Facial Diagnosis in Telemedicine

with Lillian Bridges

Recording

from April 12, 2020

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Overview

In this new age of Telemedicine, Facial Diagnosis can be used as part of the “looking diagnosis” in dealing with patients. This talk will give easy-to-use tips on how to work with photos and video conferencing to assess a patient’s health markers on the face and how to evaluate Shen long-distance.



Your Teacher

Lillian Bridges

Lillian Bridges

An authority on Face Reading and Diagnosis, Lillian Bridges has been teaching for over 30 years on the topic, and is the founder of The Lotus Institute. She is a featured speaker worldwide.


Categories

Face Reading
Diagnosis



Tags

Face
Facial Markings
Shen
Telemedicine
Face Reading
Facial Diagnosis
Distance Healing


Recording

from April 9, 2020

Incorporating Facial Acupuncture into Your Practice and Through TeleMedicine

Free
Michelle Gellis
Michelle Gellis
 

Incorporating Facial Acupuncture into Your Practice and Through TeleMedicine

with Michelle Gellis

Recording

from April 9, 2020

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Overview

Please Join Dr. Michelle Gellis, internationally recognized facial acupuncture expert in a presentation on Incorporating Facial Acupuncture into Your Practice.
Topics include: (1) The benefits of Facial Acupuncture both for your patients and for your practice; (2) An overview of what is involved in incorporating FA into your practice: timing, marketing, and pricing; (3) Why providing a full body treatment must be part of facial acupuncture; and (4) The importance of training: documentation/safety/red flags.



Your Teacher

Michelle Gellis

Michelle Gellis

Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She has been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health since 2004. Ms Gellis holds the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the US certified to teach Facial Acupuncture certification classes on an international level to other acupuncturists.


Category

Acupuncture



Tags

Safety
Facial Acupuncture
Body Acupuncture
Face
Red Flags


Recording

from April 8, 2020

TeleMedicine and Internet Income for Acupuncturists

Free
Kath Berry
Kath Berry
 

TeleMedicine and Internet Income for Acupuncturists

with Kath Berry

Recording

from April 8, 2020

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Overview

Now is the time to explore new technologies to expand your sphere of influence and help more people - while securing an income online. With ten years experience as an online educator and webinar host, Kath Berry will share her expertise to help you think creatively about services and support you can offer patients beyond your bricks and mortar acupuncture practice. It is time for innovative thinking, with limitless possibilities and immense rewards.



Your Teacher

Kath Berry

Kath Berry

Kath Berry is an acupuncture educator with 20 years clinical experience. She loves innovative technologies and their ability to offer support through high quality online education, peer support and information sharing. Kath has hosted online events with some of most influential leaders in the acupuncture profession, and believes technology is the key to securing the future of the profession.


Categories

Acupuncture
Practice Building



Tags

Technology
Patient Retention
Client Flow
Telemedicine


Recording

from April 6, 2020

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

Free
Andrew Sterman
Andrew Sterman
 

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

with Andrew Sterman

Recording

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.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Diet and Nutrition



Tags

Meditation
Immunity
Covid19
Dietary
Wei Qi
Classical Chinese Medicine
Recovery


Recording

from April 3, 2020

Everyday Herbs for Health Maintenance

Free
Christine Chang
Christine Chang
 

Everyday Herbs for Health Maintenance

with Christine Chang

Recording

from April 3, 2020

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Overview

Dr. Christine Chang will take us through an introductory look at some of the best herbs for daily health maintenance; some of which you probably have around you right now! She will share how these herbs function from a Chinese Medicine perspective, and suggest some applications. As a bonus, Christine will also be sharing some eye exercises to do if you’ve been staring at your screen a little too much!



Your Teacher

Christine Chang

Christine Chang

Dr. Christine Chang, DAOM, specializes in herbal formulas and Chinese nutrition, and brings this expertise to her private practice as well as serving as a faculty member at Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is also the interpreter for the lectures of Dr. Wei Chieh Young.


Categories

Therapeutic Exercise
Herbs



Tags

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Traditional Oriental Medicine
Health
Nutrition
Herb Extracts


Recording

from March 31, 2020

Defense, Offense or Switzerland?

Your Immunity and Essential Oils with Classical Chinese Medicine

Free
Josephine Spilka
Josephine Spilka
 

Defense, Offense or Switzerland?

Your Immunity and Essential Oils with Classical Chinese Medicine

with Josephine Spilka

Recording

from March 31, 2020

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Overview

Looking at the three main systems involved in immunity from a Chinese medical perspective - the Lung, the Liver and the San Jiao - we'll talk about how each system contributes defense, offense or strength (i.e. Switzerland) to your interaction with the world.  With the functions and the relevant strategies in hand, you'll walk away with a front line of essential oils for meeting virus and easy applications for yourself, your family and your clients.



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.


Category

Essential Oils



Tags

Immunity
Liver
San Jiao
Treatment Planning
Lung
Essential Oils


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