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After Birth- Supporting the Post Partum Period with Acupuncture, Herbs and Nutrition

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ACHB 553-425
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11-30-2016 through 11-30-2018
$150.00
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ABORM Renewal 6 Hours - Alberta CAAA 6 CEU - AcNZ 6 CEU
California 591: 6.0 CEU Category 1 - Texas Provider CAE00011; 6 CAE
Florida 50-8743; 20-555549, 6 CEU (4 GEN, 2 BIOMED)
NCCAOM 553-424; 6 PDA AOM-BIO - Illinois (225.000020) 6 CEU
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After Birth- Supporting the Post Partum Period with Acupuncture, Herbs and Nutrition immediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This 6 hour course will provide an in depth look at the physiology and energetics of the immediate postpartum period (birth-6 weeks). Time will be spent discussing the impact of birth and birth complications on the mother, and will provide treatment strategies for supporting her through this often difficult, sometimes traumatic time.

Outline:

Understanding the physiologic transition that occurs in the immediate post partum period and the impact that different birth outcomes can have on this transition, including:

  • The impact of normal physiologic birth
  • The impact of epidural anesthesia
  • The impact of C-section
  • The impact of traumatic vaginal delivery and obstetric violence
  • The impact of a sick baby/ mother baby separation
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbs and nutritional/ lifestyle strategies for addressing the above

 

Lactation

  • Biomedical explanation of the onset and maintenance of milk supply
  • Acupuncture
  • Herbs and nutrition to support adequate milk supply, treatment strategies for lactation pathologies: mastitis, clogged milk ducts, thrush, insufficient production

 

Post partum depression, anxiety and psychosis

  • Common warning signs, possible causes and differentiation of pathologies
  • Treatment strategies for supporting the spirit during this time with herbs, acupuncture, nutrition and counseling, when to refer out.

 

The Sitting Month

  • Traditional approaches to the first 4-6 weeks post partum and how to apply them in modern life
  • Herbs for the evolving post partum mother: week by week formulas for the first month and common pathologies that may arise; Nutrition for the sitting month; Placentophagy: yes or no? Is it Chinese Medicine? What are the benefits and possible drawbacks?; Acupuncture protocols (8 extras) for supporting the post partum mother; Moxa/ “mother warming”
D7 Presenter: 
Laura Erlich

Refreshing Your Needling Skills

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553-405
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09-21-2016 through 09-21-2018
$125.00
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Refreshing Your Needling Skillsimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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This online course provides guidance for practitioners to understand the methods that support their development of basic needling skills. The course will build on the guidelines that are the tuition for advanced needling techniques such as 'Draining', 'Burning Mountain' and 'Penetrating Heaven Coolness' methods.

Objectives

At the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

1. Enhance their current understanding of the 5 stages of needling

2. Gain greater confidence in methods such as grasping deqi as well as techniques for supplementation, draining and even methods

3. Learn methods and applications for propagating the qi sensation, for harmonization as well as techniques used burning mountain technique and penetrating heaven coolness method

 

Outline

  • Brief outline of my personal journey in realising these skills followed by a discussion of the idea that ‘acupuncture’ is best seen as the study of therapeutic stimulation. That a skilled acupuncturist is someone who has a good understanding of appropriate stimulation. Energetic layers at acupounts.
  • Overview of the stages of needling, the importance of palpation and application of information obtained in this way both diagnostic and to guide therapy.
  • Adept insertion, use of a range of distraction techniques • Learning and practising standard techniques to obtain deqi responses and holding qi method.
  • “Alignment of intent” – mindset, position of practitioner and patient
  • Acting on qi. Basic repertoire of supplementation, draining and even needle techniques; lift-thrust, rotation, breathing, retention time, etc
D7 Presenter: 
Charles Buck

Improve IVF or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCM

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ACHB 553-396
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08-08-2016 through 08-08-2018
$125.00
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CTCMA; 5 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 5 CEU - AcNZ; 5 CEU
ABORM Exam & Renewal 5 Hours - AACMA: 5 CPD points allocated
NCCAOM 553-396; 5 PDA AOM-BIO - Massachusetts; 5 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 5 CAE - IIllinois (225.000020) 5 CEU
California 591: 5 CEU Cat 1 - Florida 50-8743; 20-575958, 5 GEN
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Improve IVF or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation Outcomes with Adjuvant Whole Systems TCMimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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In this module, students will learn through case based learning how to effectively and safely integrate Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine with IVF and Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation cycles for egg banking or embryos intended for chromosomal screening. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin’s clinical research and experience is the foundation for this course. Upon completion, students will be able to identify common WSTCM patterns, develop treatment plans employing treatment principles and methods, adjust for risks and improve outcomes.

Objectives

  1. Define Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WSTCM) and review fundamentals for treatment of infertility
  2. Identify commonly seen WSTCM patterns in patients undergoing In Vitro Fertilitization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) or Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) cycles
  3. Apply effective WSTCM treatments to fresh, non-donor COH cycles, fresh non-donor cycles through case-based learning
  4. Identify biomarkers that inform WSTCM treatment and learn methods to adjust treatments based on TCM pattern and improve outcomes
  5. Learn strategies to prevent adverse outcomes like ovarian hyperstimulation, miscarriage, and cycle cancellation

 

Outline

  • Overview of WSTCM infertility fundamentals
  • Risks with COH and fresh IVF-ET cycles
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for COH only cycles
  • WSTCM treatment strategies for COH cycles with fresh embryo transfers
  • Case examples
D7 Presenter: 
Lee Hullender Rubin

New Insights into the Eight Extraordinary Channels in the Treatment of Infertility and Miscarriage

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ACHB 553-393
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06-29-2016 to 06-29-2018
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New Insights into the Eight Extraordinary Channels in the Treatment of Infertility and Miscarriageimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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The eight extraordinary channels contain some of the most powerful means to influence our fertility and our overall health. While knowledge of these channels predates the Nei Jing, the perspective on what these channels are and what they do has evolved. While this evolution resulted in the introduction of some useful treatment strategies, it unfortunately did not retain the most important part: a fundamental understanding of these energetics. As a result, we are only tapping into a small portion of these channels’ potential.

Outline:

  1. Understanding conception: Discussion of conception in terms of Jing Qi and Shen and applying a protocol for facilitating conception via the entrance and assimilation of the Hun and Po.
  2. Exploring the concept of Qi and why the eight extra channels are not meridians.
  3. Exploring the genesis of the eight extra channels from both structural and functional perspectives.
  4. Case study on recurrent pregnancy loss.
  5. Exploring blood physiology and misconceptions regarding Chong mai
  6. Exploring the eight extra channels from an energetic perspective and exploring how the theory is applied in multiple situations.
  7. Derivation of the eight extra channel coupled points through a 5 element mapping.
  8. Exploring diagnostic evaluation by looking, including bone structure, teeth and tongue diagnosis.
  9. Exploring diagnostic evaluation by listening and examining how personality traits can be diagnostic of eight extra channel pathology.
  10. Exploring diagnostic evaluation of the pulses with a discussion of both the standard Wang Shu He and Li Shi Zhen pulse configurations, as well as several alternate pulse configurations.
  11. Case study: Infertility in a patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and MTHFR polymorphism.
  12. Exploring palpation including a discussion of the triple heater, back shu points, source points, mu points, etc. and how to evaluate the dynamics of jing through palpation.
  13. Exploring needle techniques used in the treatment of the eight extraordinary channels and how different techniques can activate different aspects of the channels. 
  14. Case study of patient with amenorrhea and PCOS that conceived after not having had a menses in over 9 months.
  15. Discussion of aging and protocol for reversing damage caused by aging.
  16. Discussion and protocol for improving oocyte integrity.
  17. Discussion and protocol for prevention of aneuploidy.
  18. Discussion and protocol for the treatment of uterine polyps (includes case study).
  19. Discussion and protocol for the treatment of ovarian cysts (includes case study).
  20. Discussion and protocol for the treatment of early stage endometrial cancer (case study).
  21. Discussion and protocol for the treatment of breast cysts (includes case study).
  22. Discussion and protocols for the prevention of common causes of miscarriages.
  23. Live demonstration of intake, treatment and needle techniques.
  24. Summary of lecture.
D7 Presenter: 
Brandon Horn

Adaptogens - Modern Biomedical Understanding of Ancient Herbs

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ACHB 553-363
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03-16-2016 through 03-16-2018
$75.00
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NCCAOM 553-363; 3 PDA AOM-BIO - Massachusetts; 3 CEU
CTCMA; 3 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 3 CEU - NZRA; 3 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 3 CAE - Illinois (225.000020) 3 CEU
California 3.0 CEU Category 1 - Florida 50-8743; 20-545004, 3 BIO
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Adaptogens - Modern Biomedical Understanding of Ancient Herbsimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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Adaptogens are a wonderful and useful collection of herbs. Whether you are a sophisticated herbalist that uses complex or customized formulas, or someone that primarily uses simple and pre made herbal formulas, you need to know about Adaptogens. Many of them stem from TCM herbal practice, and several key ones do not. But all of them are extensively researched and well classified in terms of their biomedical actions in the body. They serve important roles in the modern health care setting.

D7 Presenter: 
Amy Sear

Treating Therapy-Resistant Chronic Pain with Auricular Medicine

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553-342
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10-14-2015 through 10-14-2016
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Not approved by the State of Florida (CE Broker) for CEU

  • Introduction to Auricular Medicine, including:
    • The microsystem; learning the map
    • History and new research
  • Orientation to the anatomy of the ear
  • Orientation to the landmarks of the Ear
  • Locating musculoskeletal point for treatment of pain conditions
  • Proper needling technique and other treatment options
  • Functional support points for chronic pain
  • Focus activity – finding and removing blockages to healing
  • Putting together a treatment plan
  • Case Examples
  • Questions and Answers
  • Where to go from here:
    • Apply what you learned in your clinic – see that it works
    • Healthy Seminars Auricular Foundations course
    • CIAM hands-on courses Levels 1, 2 and 3
    • EasternCurrents website for resources
    • CIAM website for course schedule and free webinars.
D7 Presenter: 
David Maybee

Electroacupuncture for Pain and Orthopedics: Advanced Class

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ACHB 553-290
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03-03-2015 through 03-03-2018
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NCCAOM 553-291, 4 PDA (4 AC) - Massachusetts; 4 CEU
CTCMA; 4 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 4 CEU - NZRA; 4 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 4 CAE (GEN) - Illinois (225.000020); 4 CEU
Florida Provider 50-8743; 20-481784 , 4 CEU
California 591 - 4 CEU (cat 1)
AACMA: 4 AACMA CPD points allocated
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Electroacupuncture for Pain and Orthopedics: Advanced Classimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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This is a follow up class Don Lee's class, Electroacupuncture for Pain and Orthopedics - Introduction. In this advanced class, he goes deeper by exploring case studies and how to treat areas of the body. It is not required, but recommended, to take the basic class.

This four-hour lecture (with video demonstrations) will cover the fundamentals of using electroacupuncture safely and effectively for pain and musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Head and neck
  • Shoulder and upper extremities
  • Hips, lumbar and lower extremities
  • Combining electroacupuncture with manual acupuncture
  • Pads (TENS) on needles
  • Treating multiple areas in one session
  • Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet (Distance only)
D7 Presenter: 
Don Lee

A Five Spirit Approach to Treating Shock and Trauma

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553-246
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01-28-2014 through 01-18-2019
$99.95
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CTCMA 4 CEU category B3 - Florida provider 50-8743; 20-428627, 4 CE hour
NCCAOM 553-246, 4 PDA (4 AC) - AACMA; 4 CPD
California 591; 4.0 CEU, Category 1 - Massachusetts; 4 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 4 CAE (GEN) - Illinois (225.000020); 4 CEU
AACMA: 4 CPD points allocated - Alberta CAAA; 4 CEU - NZRA; 4 CEU
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A Five Spirit Approach to Treating Shock and Traumaimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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Many of us live with the effects of trauma and loss without any conscious awareness of cause. In fact, a number of the psychological and psychosomatic symptoms we see in clinical practice are the result of primary and secondary trauma. We could call trauma the world's most widespread "hidden pathogen." The ancient Chinese recognized it over 2,000 years ago in the form of shen disturbances and possession states.
Outline
  1. What is emotional and psychological trauma? Introduction to concept of trauma from Western psychological and Traditional Chinese Medical perspective. Review of key historical and theoretical issues as well as overlaps and differences between eastern and western points of view and attitudes. Specific relevance of trauma and PTSD to acupuncture practice. Review of the specific concerns and issues that arise for acupuncturists and practitioners of body-oriented treatment modalities. Why touch and body contact is both an advantage and a challenge.
  2. Etiology and risk factors. Signs and symptoms. How to recognize trauma and PTSD in the acupuncture treatment room.
  3. Safety and ethics. Review of safety issues and scope of practice. Recognizing red flags and when and how to refer to other health care providers.
  4. Introduction to the Five Spirits. An overview of wushen as a gateway to Taoist psychology and deep work with healing trauma.
  5. How the five shen respond to traumatic experience. A review of the Five Spirits and the specific symptoms that arise in response to trauma.
  6. Tools and Spirit points.
  7. Using flower essences and essential oils.
  8. Trauma as a Spirit issue. Alchemical values and attitudes.

Tools for the practitioner working on the spirit level. The inner and outer practices necessary for positive outcome.

D7 Presenter: 
Lorie Dechar