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Chinese Medical Practitioners

Community Acupuncture for Pain and Stress

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Community Acupuncture for Pain and Stress

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

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.

I Ching for Practitioners of TCM

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I Ching for Practitioners of TCM

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

Price: $347

Description:

This course outlines the fundamental cognitive differences between Eastern and Western approaches to health and illness showing how these distinct approaches may be reconciled and integrated. The intent is to highlight for practitioners of TCM how their chosen profession places them in a unique position to aid in promoting collaboration of these two dominant medical modalities. As the fundamental text of Chinese thought, philosophy, art and science, the I Ching is an essential text for students of TCM.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the cultural cognitive differences between Eastern and Western medicine
  • Gain competence in using the I Ching
    • Mechanics of divination
    • How to ask questions
    • How to interpret answers
  • Understand the relevance to TCM methodology and pattern discrimination

 

 

 

I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

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I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

Price: $127

Description:

This course is an abbreviated version of the 15 hours course as it only deals with the practical aspects of learning how to use the I Ching. It is appropriate for any practitioner at any level and will reveal how you can understand and actually use the I Ching in your daily cultivation.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the cultural cognitive differences between Eastern and Western medicine
  • Gain competence in using the I Ching
    • Mechanics of divination
    • How to ask questions
    • How to interpret answers
  • Understand the relevance to TCM methodology and pattern discrimination

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1: Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Level 1: Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

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 comes with free stainless-steel 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

Level 2: Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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Level 2: Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

Price: $127

Description:

Teishin II gives the student-practitioner sound fundamentals in understanding the TCM treatment of stress, anxiety and depression. Emphasis will be on correctly identifying signs and symptoms relating the common mental-emotional disorders - or 'spirit diseases' - of stress, anxiety and depression as well as the TCM disease mechanisms which drive these common complaints. In addition to regular TCM channel points, extra points are incorporated from Master Tong's system in accord with TCM pattern discrimination.

Course comes with free stainless-steel teishin

Goals: Students will be required to demonstrate:

  • Competence in recognizing patterns relating to stress, anxiety and depression
  • Creation of a logical treatment plan
  • Proper point location of various distal points as well as auricular points for correcting patterns of imbalance related to stress et al

Level 3:Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Pain

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Level 3:Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Pain

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

Price: $127

Description:

In Teishin III, students will gain solid fundamentals for diagnosing and treating patterns relating to pain. Emphasis will be on correct understanding of pain according to TCM theory as well as treatment of pain using Teishin, auricular therapy and moxa. In addition, Dr. Tan's methods will be explained and demonstrated for greater efficacy in treating areas of the body too painful for direct treatment.

Course comes with free stainless-steel teishin

Goals: Students will be required to:

  • Discriminate patterns related to the complaint of pain
  • Demonstrate correct treatment of pain using Teishin and adjunctive therapies to treat both the root and branch
  • Erect treatment plans using Dr. Tan's system of ipsi-lateral and contra-lateral treatment

Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

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

How to be a 'Barefoot Doctor' in the US

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How to be a 'Barefoot Doctor' in the US

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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

Qigong for Common Patterns in Chronic Disease

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Qigong for Common Patterns in Chronic Disease

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 12 hours

Price: $297

Description:

Since several TCM patterns routinely appear in the vast majority of chronic diseases, TCM exercise science may be applied to further ameliorate situations of chronic disease by reinforcing other therapeutic interventions. Students will learn the main presenting patterns in chronic disease as well as a variety of specific exercises to balance and manage patterns related to chronic disease. Emphasis will be on 1) correct technique and structural and postural integrity; 2) clear understanding of the organs most affected; 3) useful metaphors and explanations to improve and ensure patient understanding and compliance.

Goals: upon completion, students will be expected to:

  • Understand and explain in their own words, the most commonly presenting core-patterns in chronic disease and the disease mechanisms that give rise to these complicated scenarios.
  • Demonstrate correct technique in a given curriculum of exercises and movements designed to alleviate specific patterns of imbalance.
  • Provide clear explanation to a lay person as to how such exercises will aid their clinical treatment.

Taiji: the study of how soft overcomes hard

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Taiji: the study of how soft overcomes hard

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 12 hours

Price: $215

Description:

As a meta-program of conflict resolution, no physical regimen surpasses Taijijquan. Students will learn the art through interaction with a partner as a way to make sense of the solo-form, contextualizing the solo postures and movements. The ability to move smoothly through contentious situations is essential for the practitioner of Chinese medicine in the west, dominated as it is by a medical system and thinking that are not always welcoming to the holistic approach of TCM. This course lays a solid foundation for responding to difficult professional interactions while providing an exercise routine for daily maintenance of the practitioner's health and balance so that he\she may serve his\her patients at the highest level.

Students will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the philosophical, historical and epistemological fundamentals of taiji
  • Demonstrate proper structure and posture while interacting with a partner
  • Demonstrate application of the principle of taiji

Women's Health Series

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Women's Health Series

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

Price: $275

Description:

One of the most useful specialties to select in practicing Chinese medicine is to focus on women's health. Not only do women make up the majority of our patient population, but the efficacy of holistic Chinese medicine seems better suited to maintaining the delicate balance of women's health at each life-stage. This course will present a review of sound fundamentals of TCM gynecology in treating the most commonly presenting patterns related to female health including patterns of menstrual diseases, morning sickness and menopause. This course is primarily intended to deliver basic fundamental. Students will be directed to where they may learn more about these profound areas of study.

Goals: Students will be able to -

  • Demonstrate and explain in their own words the primary organ relationships and disease cause/disease mechanisms in patterns related to menstrual diseases, morning sickness and menopause.
  • Demonstrate competent point selection, location and needle technique for points which remedy common patterns of imbalance related to menstrual diseases, morning sickness and menopause.
  • Demonstrate understanding of a list of probable formulas for balancing common patterns related to common female complaints and health issues.

'Ten Stem' Theory

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'Ten Stem' Theory

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 10 hours

Price: $175

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

Auricular Therapy

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Auricular Therapy

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

Price: $127

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

TCM Diet and Healthy Aging

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TCM Diet and Healthy Aging

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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 5 hours

Price: $127

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.

Required 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

Facial Rejuvenation

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Facial Rejuvenation

Price: $115

Description:

Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing specialties in TCM. As an alternative to surgery or bo-tox injections, acupuncture has many advantages, empowering patients to address aspects of beauty that go beyond 'skin-deep.' This course gives sound theory of facial rejuvenation using acupuncture, teishin, gua sha, internal medicine and a variety of simple facial masks, affecting deep facial rejuvenation.

Goals: Students will be able to -

  • Demonstrate proper point location and needle/teishin technique for points on the face and body
  • Diagnosis of root and branch imbalances affecting facial complexion
  • Demonstrate competence in a variety of adjunctive therapies to further empower clients of cosmetic acupuncture

Business and Ethics

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Business and Ethics

Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 15 hours

Price: $347

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


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Massage & Body Work Therapists

Fundamentals of Holistic Chinese Medicine: Statements of Fact

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Fundamentals of Holistic Chinese Medicine: Statements of Fact

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Approved by NCBTMB for 5 CE hours

Price: $125

Description:

Holistic TCM is a distinct system of cognizing health and illness. In order to understand holistic reality, one must ‘speak’ the language of holism. So much of medical reality is actually created by language. To have a competent grasp of holism, one must, of necessity, possess an unambiguous understanding of the metaphors employed by the holistic cognitive model. The ‘Statements of Fact’ are the linguistic parameters by which one may navigate the clinical reality of holistic medical practice.

Learning goals: Students will be able to –

  • Describe the precise metaphors of holistic Chinese medicine
  • Explain the technical implications of the TCM vocabulary
  • Explain and define organ functions as well as the relationships between organs, qi and blood and other essential substances
  • How to communicate accurately and precisely with other practitioners of holism

Tongue, Pulse & Questioning in Holistic Diagnosis

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Tongue, Pulse and Questioning in Holistic Diagnosis

Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

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Price: $315

Description:

The methodology of holistic TCM is based on time-tested logic. Applying correct methodology reduces poor outcomes and greatly increases successful treatment outcomes. Good methodology arises form sound fundamentals. This course covers the correct fundamentals of holistic TCM diagnosis in a step by step manner aiding the practitioner to arrive at a logical diagnosis and therefore correct and logical treatment.

Learning goals: Students will be able to –

  • Define and explain the significance of commonly presenting tongue and pulse signs
  • Reproduce from memory the ‘Ten Questions,’ contextualizing their significance and relationship to the most commonly presenting patterns in chronic disease
  • Describe and explain the disease mechanisms that result in the various signs and symptoms noted in the tongue and pulse as well as the general signs and symptoms

I Ching: the Science of Synchronicity

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I Ching: the Science of Synchronicity

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Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $315

Description:

This course outlines the fundamental cognitive differences between Eastern and Western approaches to health and illness showing how these distinct approaches may be reconciled and integrated. The intent is to highlight how the I Ching is a representation of the way in which the psyche evolves in the same way that DNA is an understanding of the way in which physical matter replicates and evolves. As the fundamental text of Chinese thought, philosophy, art and science, studying the I Ching is an essential task for anyone interested in the art and science of China and Asia.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the cultural cognitive differences between Eastern and Western medicine
  • Gain competence in using the I Ching
    • Mechanics of divination
    • How to ask questions
    • How to interpret answers
  • Understand the relevance to TCM methodology and pattern discrimination

 

 

 

I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

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I Ching: the Pragmatics of Divination and Interpretation

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Approved by NCBTMB for 5 hours

Price: $125

Description:

This course is an abbreviated version of the 15 hours course as it only deals with the practical aspects of learning how to use the I Ching. It is appropriate for any practitioner at any level and will reveal how you can understand and actually use the I Ching in your daily cultivation.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Understand the cultural cognitive differences between Eastern and Western medicine
  • Gain competence in using the I Ching
    • Mechanics of divination
    • How to ask questions
    • How to interpret answers
  • Understand the relevance to TCM methodology and pattern discrimination

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1:Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Level 1:Teishin Therapy and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Approved by NCBTMB for 10 hours

Price: $235

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 persons practicing all manner of medical and healing arts.

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

Level 2: Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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Level 2: Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Approved by NCBTMB for 10 hours

Price: $235

Description:

Level 2 gives the student-practitioner sound fundamentals in understanding the Chinese medical treatment of stress, anxiety and depression. Emphasis will be on correctly identifying signs and symptoms relating the common mental-emotional disorders - or 'spirit diseases' - of stress, anxiety and depression as well as the TCM disease mechanisms which drive these common complaints. In addition to regular TCM channel points, extra points are incorporated from Master Tong's system in accord with TCM pattern discrimination.

Course requires Teishin tool. CLICK HERE to purchase you Teishin

Goals: Students will be required to demonstrate:

  • Competence in recognizing patterns relating to stress, anxiety and depression
  • Creation of a logical treatment plan
  • Proper point location of various distal points as well as auricular points for correcting patterns of imbalance related to stress et al

Level 3:Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Pain

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Level 3:Teishin Therapy for the Treatment of Pain

Approved by NCBTMB for 10 hours

Price: $235

Description:

In level 3, students will gain solid fundamentals for diagnosing and treating patterns relating to pain. Emphasis will be on correct understanding of pain according to TCM theory as well as treatment of pain using Teishin, auricular therapy and moxa. In addition, Dr. Tan's methods will be explained and demonstrated for greater efficacy in treating areas of the body too painful for direct treatment

Course requires Teishin tool. CLICK HERE to purchase you Teishin

Goals: Students will be required to:

  • Discriminate patterns related to the complaint of pain
  • Demonstrate correct treatment of pain using Teishin and adjunctive therapies to treat both the root and branch
  • Erect treatment plans using Dr. Tan's system of ipsi-lateral and contra-lateral treatment

Qigong: Chinese Exercise Science for Managing Chronic Disease

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Qigong: Chinese Exercise Science for Managing Chronic Disease

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Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $315

Description:

Since several patterns routinely appear in the vast majority of chronic diseases, Chinese medical exercise science may be applied to further ameliorate situations of chronic disease by reinforcing other therapeutic interventions. Students will learn the main presenting patterns in chronic disease as well as a variety of specific exercises to balance and manage patterns related to chronic disease. Emphasis will be on 1) correct technique and structural and postural integrity; 2) clear understanding of the organs most affected; 3) useful metaphors and explanations to improve and ensure patient understanding and compliance.

Goals: upon completion, students will be expected to:

  • Understand and explain in their own words, the most commonly presenting core-patterns in chronic disease and the disease mechanisms that give rise to these complicated scenarios
  • Demonstrate correct technique in a given curriculum of exercises and movements designed to alleviate specific patterns of imbalance
  • Provide clear explanation to a lay person as to how such exercises will aid their clinical treatment

* Reflective Exercise is the system of Qigong taught and developed by John Alton PhD. Please see (unifiedfitness.com)

Taiji: for Conflict Resolution

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Taiji: for Conflict Resolution

Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $315

Description:

As a meta-program of conflict resolution, no physical regimen surpasses Taijijquan. Students will learn the art through interaction with a partner as a way to make sense of the solo-form, contextualizing the solo postures and movements. The ability to move smoothly through contentious situations is essential in the modern, multi-cultural world. This course lays a solid foundation for responding to difficult professional interactions while providing an exercise routine for daily maintenance of the student's health and balance so that he\she may perform at the highest level.

Students will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the philosophical, historical and epistemological fundaments of taiji
  • Demonstrate proper structure and posture while interacting with a partner
  • Demonstrate application of the principle of taiji

Auricular Therapy

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Auricular Therapy

Approved by NCBTMB for 10 hours

Price: $125

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 healthcare. As an adjunct to massage therapy and body-work, auricular therapy holds some additional advantages for treating multiple patients in short-order or as an adjunctive therapy to one's existing practice. 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 Chinese medical healing arts to modern medicine in today's healthcare 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

Diet and Healthy Aging

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TCM Diet and Healthy Aging

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Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $235

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

Required 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 healthcare 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

Facial Rejuvenation

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Facial Rejuvenation

Approved by NCBTMB for 5 hours

Price: $125

Description:

Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing specialties in Chinese medicine. Since teishin therapy does not puncture the skin, this course is for anyone interested in learning how to apply the benefits of meridian therapy and acupressure massage, and the myriad ways in which Chinese medical theory and teishin technique can act to beautify the facial complexion. As an alternative to surgery or bo-tox injections, acupuncture and teishin have many advantages, empowering patients to address aspects of beauty that go beyond 'skin-deep.' This course gives sound theory of facial rejuvenation using acupuncture, teishin, gua sha, internal medicine and a variety of simple facial masks, affecting deep facial rejuvenation.

Goals: Students will be able to -

  • Demonstrate proper point location and needle/teishin technique for points on the face and body
  • Diagnosis of root and branch imbalances affecting facial complexion
  • Demonstrate competence in a variety of adjunctive therapies to further empower clients of cosmetic acupuncture

Business and Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners

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Business and Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners

Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $315

Description:

Several key issues plague the practice of holistic healing arts in the U.S. 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 practitioners are left merely in a back-lash against conventional medical practice, unclear about they do. 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 holistic medicine in our distinct U.S. 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 holism in the US
  • Explain the paradox of self-esteem and compassion as it relates to holism and the practice of holism
  • Present an informational talk to any audience on any subject relating to holistic medicine
  • 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 relevant research on holistic medicine

Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners

Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners

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Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners

Approved by NCBTMB for 4 hours

Price: $75

Description:

This course is an abbreviated version of the course on Business and Ethics for Holistic Health Practitioners and meets to NCBTMB requirement for CE Hours on ethics. This course only focuses on the ethical issues unique to holism and does not include material on how to present, communicate and build one's practice. This shorter version is therefore largely lecture and commentary based on the author's years of teaching holistic practitioners and the insights necessary for high-level ethical understanding.

Students will be able to -

  • Explain in their own words the essential issues surrounding the practice of holism in the US
  • Explain the paradox of self-esteem and compassion as it relates to holism and the practice of holism
  • Present an informational talk to any audience on any subject relating to holistic medicine
  • 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 relevant research on holistic medicine

Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

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Presentation, Communication and Teacher Training Skills

Approved by NCBTMB for 15 hours

Price: $315

Description:

No matter what else is needed to grow a successful holistic 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 holistic practice to a group demonstrating sound presentation skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to use research to strengthen one's presentation
  • Show competence in 'closing the deal' (via 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

Qigong for Common Patterns in Chronic Disease

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Qigong for Common Patterns in Chronic Disease
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Approved by NCCAOM and CAB for 12 hours

Price: $297

Description:

Since several TCM patterns routinely appear in the vast majority of chronic diseases, TCM exercise science may be applied to further ameliorate situations of chronic disease by reinforcing other therapeutic interventions. Students will learn the main presenting patterns in chronic disease as well as a variety of specific exercises to balance and manage patterns related to chronic disease. Emphasis will be on 1) correct technique and structural and postural integrity; 2) clear understanding of the organs most affected; 3) useful metaphors and explanations to improve and ensure patient understanding and compliance.

Goals: upon completion, students will be expected to:
  • Understand and explain in their own words, the most commonly presenting core-patterns in chronic disease and the disease mechanisms that give rise to these complicated scenarios.
  • Demonstrate correct technique in a given curriculum of exercises and movements designed to alleviate specific patterns of imbalance.
  • Provide clear explanation to a lay person as to how such exercises will aid their clinical treatment.

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* Please note that practitioners who wish to receive professional credit from NCCAOM, CAB or NCBTMB cannot receive a refund and a certificate of completion. In order to receive continuing education credit, practitioners must have purchased a course(s) at full price.

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