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Statements of Fact in TCM

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Statements of Fact in TCM

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Description:

Linguistic parameters define medical reality. Furthermore, the language of holism is an utterly unfamiliar linguistic reality to the Western sensibility. Those who understand this point earn the opportunity to become high-quality practitioners. Those who do not grasp this point are doomed to New Age quackery – neither able to think logically nor communicate coherently. Short of learning to read Chinese medical literature, this course offers the best and most comprehensive insight into what the Chinese actually say – and mean – in their own language.

Learning outcomes: Students will be able to -

  • Understand and manipulate the basic dogmatic statements pertaining to organ function, and patho-physiology of qi, blood and body fluids.
  • Use statements of fact in the creation of diagnostic hypotheses.
  • Communicate with professional competence and confidence with other practitioners.

Tongue, Pulse and Questioning in TCM Diagnosis: A Review of Fundamentals

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Tongue, Pulse and Questioning in TCM Diagnosis: A Review of Fundamentals

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Approved for 10 hours by CAB and NCCAOM

Price: $237

Description:

Diagnosis is the pivotal cognitive activity of medical practice. This course is an essential review of sound fundamentals with emphasis on clear logic. The system of pulse examination included is an attempt to get practitioners ‘on the same page’ in terms of understanding the patho-physiology of the 28 pulse images. Questioning is circumscribed for quick recognition of the most common patterns in the Western patient population.

Learning outcomes: Students will be able to –

  • Apply clear and logical methodology to the gathering of information via the Four Examinations.’
  • Recognize the 28 pulse images and theorize about the patho-physiology of the 28 pulse images in constructing a diagnostic hypothesis.
  • Use questioning to clarify ambiguous information or complex clinical scenarios.
  • Diagnose common patterns at glance via the ‘Four Firsts.’

Community Acupuncture for Pain and Stress

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Community Acupuncture for Pain and Stress

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Price: $347

Description:

"Community acupuncture requires skill beyond what I was taught in school . . . what my clients are learning is that acupuncture can be remarkably effective in itself without private treatment rooms or extensive demands on (time) . . . Community acupuncture is an attempt to address this need (the flawed U.S. health care system) through a sustainable business model that offers affordable health care to most people in the community while enabling the acupuncturist to make a living."

Pamela O'Malley Chang, Lac California Journal of Oriental Medicine, Fall/Winter 2008

This course clarifies the essential skills for competent practice and administration of a community acupuncture clinic. Practical, clinical training will focus on how to identify the most commonly presenting patterns associated with pain, stress, anxiety and depression; as well as treatment point-protocols for alleviating these patterns. Emphasis is on clear and quick diagnosis using tongue and pulse and a minimum of questions. Students will learn the essentials of how to manage a community style clinic as well as suggestions about how to approach hospitals and other western medical professionals about including such a model in more mainstream settings.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Essentials of pattern discrimination for patterns related to pain, stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Methodology of erecting treatment plans and point protocol for treating common patterns.
  • Community acupuncture administration in a western medical setting - suggestions for success.
  • Community acupuncture and practice development for young practitioners.

Mainstream Practice Fast Track: Clinical Essentials and Communication Secrets For 21st Century Practice Success

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Mainstream Practice Fast Track: Clinical Essentials and Communication Secrets For 21st Century Practice Success

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

Price: $347

Description:

With so much need for the services and advantages provided by TCM practitioners and the inherent strengths of TCM, there is much to recommend a practice which allows a practitioner the flexibility to maintain several office locations. This course will focus on the essential skill-set required to establish oneself in any location with minimal time and resources while benefiting from and enhancing an existing healthcare practice. In addition, to the technical aspects of this essential skill-set, the important administrative, managerial and communication skill needed will be outlined and demonstrated and rehearsed.

Learning Goals: Students will be able to –

  • Reproduce from memory the essential core patterns of signs and symptoms related to chronic disease
  • Reproduce from memory the essential core patterns related to pain, stress, anxiety and depression
  • Cold-call ‘offices-seeking-associates’ and negotiate partnerships and referral networks
  • Communicate clearly about TCM to other professionals and lay persons

Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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Points for Profits

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Price: $347

Description:

No matter what else is needed to grow a successful TCM practice, all practitioners will be required to teach. Teaching promotes mastery and communicates to your patients and community that you can address their needs. Students in this course will learn how to organize and deliver a presentation on any subject, to any audience. Students will also learn the essential fundamentals of writing an article for publication and the basic format for creating and teaching a class on any subject to patients or other practitioners.

Goals: Students will be required to:

  • Present a talk on a chosen aspect of TCM practice to a group demonstrating sound presentation skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to use research to strength their presentations
  • Show competence in 'closing the deal' by peer feedback as to whether or not a lay-person might choose to come to their practice based on their presentation
  • Demonstrate competence in preparing an article for publication
  • Demonstrate sound fundamentals of preparing a class to offer to the public or other health professionals

Business and Ethics

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Business and Ethics

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Description:

Several key issues plague the practice of TCM in the US at the professional level. Among these complex topics is the (mis)understanding of the thinking which accompanies holism and the practice of holistic medicine - without which many TCM practitioners are left merely in a back-lash against conventional medical practice, unclear about we do as TCM professionals. Therefore, this dual-course is primarily about professionalism as an ethic and as a means to be well paid for one's very necessary holistic medical skills. Clarity in understanding the issues surrounding the practice of a foreign medicine in our distinct US culture requires superior understanding of the ethical issues which are likely to confront the holistic practitioner. Simultaneously, a clear and competent grasp of holistic ethical concerns lends great advantage to one's professionalism and the building of a successful business practice. This course will emphasize the skills of building a well paying practice by examining the ethical considerations unique to the practice of TCM in the US.

Students will be able to -

  • Explain in their own words the essential issues surrounding the practice of TCM in the US
  • Explain the paradox of self-esteem and compassion as it relates to holism and the practice of TCM
  • Present an informational talk to any audience on any subject relating to TCM
  • Recognize and act upon the ethical considerations which arise in the practice of holistic medicine
  • Recognize, pre-empt and rebut the common objections raised within conventional medical circles with research from China and elsewhere which substantiates the practices of standard professional Chinese Medicine

TCM Diet and Healthy Aging

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TCM Diet and Healthy Aging

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Description:

Understanding diet therapy via TCM pattern discrimination is the single best way for students and practitioners to clarify for lay patients the myriad and often confusing information propagated by the fad-diet industry. This class will examine the core, underlying patterns which commonly present in chronic disease with discussion and exercises aimed at constructing a dietary plan ad hoc for an individual patient's presenting patterns of imbalance. A list of foods will be identified according to their TCM flavor, nature, tropism and major organs affected.

Recommended Reading : The Tao of Healthy Eating: Dietary Wisdom According to Traditional Chinese Medicine Second Edition

Goals: Students will be able to -

  • Explain in their own words the empowering metaphors of TCM logic as applied to diet, health and illness to both other health care professionals as well as lay persons.
  • Recognize core patterns of imbalance common to chronic disease and their remedial dietary treatment strategies
  • Identify foods according to their TCM classifications
  • Demonstrate adjunctive therapies as well as explain and advise patients on life-style considerations to further empower and restore well-being

Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Price: $127

Description:

Teishin Therapy is useful for patients who are averse to needles. It also makes an outstanding adjunctive therapy for body-workers and energy-workers since it is based on TCM theory and there is no puncturing of the skin. The course is a series of workshops which is appropriate for TCM and non-TCM practitioners alike.

Course requires Teishin tool. CLICK HERE to purchase you Teishin

Topics covered include:

  • Eight Extraordinary Vessel syndromes.
  • Micro-system: auricular therapy using teishin.
  • 'Three Needle Technique' (San Zhen)
  • Master Tong's distal points

Goals and Objectives:

  • Discuss Eight Extraordinary Vessel theory and clinical application
  • Demonstrate effective use of Eight Extraordinary Vessels with teishin or needles in the treatment of commonly presenting conditions
  • Discuss and demonstrate effective use of major body points, ear points and Master Tong's points for reinforcing Eight Extraordinary Vessel treatment

Auricular Therapy

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Auricular Therapy

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Description:

With so much focus on quick, cheap and effective treatment for pain and stress, auricular therapy holds special significance and promise for the practitioner who seeks a meaningful role in 21st century health care. As an adjunct to regular meridian work on the body, auricular therapy holds some additional advantages for treating multiple patients in short-order. Clear understanding of the most useful point-combinations and theories for their use is an essential skill for any practitioner looking to grow their practice by demonstrating the tremendous contribution of TCM to modern medicine in today's health care situation.

Students will learn to:

  • Explain in their own words the latest biomedical research substantiating the efficacy of auricular therapy
  • Cite and obtain medical research on auricular therapy and its efficacy
  • Demonstrate good fundamental skills in diagnosis and treatment using auricular therapy
  • Demonstrate proper point location using teishin, electric point stimulation and laser stimulation

'Ten Stem' Theory

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'Ten Stem' Theory

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Description:

As Yin/Yang theory is the bedrock of the many disparate theories which make up modern professional Chinese medicine, this is always a reliable starting point for any complicated clinical scenario. While Five Phase theory offers relatively convenient and easy to understand relationships and theoretical metaphors, the convenience of Five Phase theory often belies significant clinical realities which will not conform to such simple explanations. Ten Stem theory reconciles Yin/Yang theory with Five Phase theory by infusing a much needed layer of complexity that actually uncomplicates difficult clinical scenarios. Ten Stem theory provides the practitioner with a much-needed and oft-overlooked 'map' to aid the practitioner in their diagnostic process and their treatment strategy.

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize the patterns (and their signs and symptoms) revealed by Ten Stem theory
  • Explain in their own words the relationships between organs in the commonly presenting progression outlined by Ten Stem Theory
  • Reproduce from memory the treatment strategies for major, underlying, core patterns of chronic disease
  • Demonstrate competence in the performance and explanation of adjunctive therapies affecting lifestyle management which arrest the progression of illness seen through Ten Stem theory
     

NOTE: Courses are designed to 'stand-alone' and also as part of a larger curriculum. Therefore, several courses contain 'repeat' material - i.e. certain units of material will appear in more than one course. Participants who seek to complete the entire training program should view such repetition as an opportunity for mastery of the essential skills required for high-quality, professional practice. Specific courses in which material overlaps are:

* Community Acupuncture and Mainstream Practice Fast Track Essentials: Clinical Essentials and Communication Secrets For 21st Century Practice Success

* Mainstream Practice Fast Track Essentials: Clinical Essentials and Communication Secrets For 21st Century Practice Success and Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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