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Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 6: Evidence for Gua Sha: a Literature Review

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ACHB 553-267
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09-10-2014 to 09-10-2018
NCCAOM 2016
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Module 6: Evidence for Gua Sha: a Literature Reviewimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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We have reviewed the science of Gua sha and gained at least a partial knowledge of how Gua sha works! This lecture provides the evidence through a literature review from the Chinese language database (over 500 citations) and English language database as to how Gua sha is studied but also qualitatively to reflect on how Gua sha is situated clinically both in China and the West, so far.

  1. Parameter of literature review: conditions treated
    1. Keywords, search sources East and West and time frame
  2. Chinese language database
    1. Background of Chinese language database
      1. 1984-2004
      2. 2004-2011
    2. Gua sha (600 articles)
      1. Gua sha used alone
      2. Gua sha in combination with other therapies
    3. Tables of conditions, combinations
    4. Tables of trials, controlled and comparative
  3. Western language database
    1. Western literature cases
    2. Western literature pilot trials
    3. Western literature randomized controlled trials
  4. Review: Gua sha’s anti-inflammatory and immune protective effect in clinical applications
    1. Anti-viral activity of HO-1 in hepatitis and viral influenza (studies)
    2. Immune protection for internal organ disease states
    3. Relevance in context to Gua sha historical uses
    4. Future research
  5. Resources, Review, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 7: Changes to Body Flesh and Tongue from Gua sha

6.00
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6.00
$150.00
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ACHB 553-268
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09-10-2014 to 09-10-2018
NCCAOM 2016
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NCCAOM 553-268, 6 PDA (AC) - Massachusetts; 6 CEU
CTCMA; 6 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 6 CEU - NZRA; 6 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 6 CAE - Illinois (225.000020) 6 CEU
California 591; 6 CE Hours (category 1)
Florida 50-8743; 20-459585, 6 GEN
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Module 7: Changes to Body Flesh and Tongue from Gua sha immediately after purchasefor 2 years
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The seminar provides images of Dr. Nielsen’s observational research over decades. Covered in this module are nascent flesh colors and quality, the colors of sha and immediate and significant changes in the Tongue as a direct result of Gua sha.

  1. Flesh colors related to sha, needle reactions
  2. Tongue color, shape, coat related to sha
  3. Palpation qualities related to sha
    1. Temperature
    2. Texture
    3. Reaction to palpation
  4. Tongue directly related to Gua sha
    1. Venting heat: immediate changes in a red Tongue
    2. Circulating and astringing Fluids: immediate changes in Tongue shape, coat, moisture
    3. Nourishing blood: moving deficiency blood stasis, Tongue color
    4. Nourishing Yin: increasing, rooting absent Tongue coat.
    5. Concentrating heat in deficiency: temporary reddening of Tongue
    6. Moving Blood stasis: changes in purple, blue Tongues
  5. Sha colors and their significance
    1. Very red sha
    2. Pale sparse sha
    3. Brown sha
    4. Blue sha
    5. Resolving sha colors
  6. Case example coordinating palpation signs, color of flesh, color of sha and Tongue changes
  7. Review, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 5: Safety & Medical Errors: Complications & Contraindications for Gua Sha

5.00
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5.00
$125.00
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ACHB 553-266
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09-10-2014 through 09-10-2018
NCCAOM 2016
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NCCAOM 553-266, 5 PDA (SAFETY) - Massachusetts; 5 CEU
CTCMA; 5 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 5 CEU - NZRA; 5 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 5 CAE - Illinois (225.000020) 5 CEU
California 591; 5 CE Hours (category 1)
Florida 50-8743; 20-459578, 2 MED ERROR, 3 GEN
AACMA: 5 AACMA CPD points allocated
Florida
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Module 5: Safety & Medical Errors: Complications & Contraindications for Gua Shaimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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This lectures identifies the ‘complications’ reported in the medical literature for Gua sha (Cao gio, coining, spooning, ‘scraping’). How Gua sha has been situated in Western medical database is specified in detail pointing to ethical problems of medical errors, bias and ignorance on the part of Western authorities. As expected, how Gua sha is situated in the Chinese language database is different with over 600 citations that are discussed in detail in the lecture on Evidence and Effectiveness.

  1. Define harms and distinguish difference between Identify keywords and process of database search, data collection
    1. adverse events that occur from normal course of treatment
    2. medical errors  that occur from negligence
    3. common usage of ‘complication’ to describe all events as adverse events
  2. Identify context of bias: first 30 years of reporting of Gua sha/Cao gio/coining/spooning in Western
    1. Negative register: abuse/pseudo abuse terminology
    2. Studies from medical anthropology to rectify
    3. Cultural bias AMA re ‘ethnic subgroups’
    4. List articles published that fail to cite current textbook.
  3. Identify keywords and process of database search, data collection
    1. Chinese keywords and Chinese language database
    2. English and Western medical database
    3. Table of key terms used in Western literature and texts and correction based on medical use
  4. Medical errors in reporting complications
    1. Misreports of adverse events that either did not involve Gua sha/Cao gio or were in themselves errors and hysteria
    2. One adverse report from negligence/misapplication of Gua sha
  5. Contraindications and Cautions when considering Gua sha
  6. Watch Video recording on Gua sha safety
  7. Review of Safety Guidelines, Rules and Recommendations, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 4: Safety: Reports, Risks and Guidelines for Gua Sha and Ba Guan

5.00
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5.00
$125.00
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ACHB 553-273
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09-10-2014 to 09-10-2018
NCCAOM 2016
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CTCMA; 5 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 5 CEU - NZRA; 5 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 5 CAE - Illinois (225.000020) 5 CEU
California 591; 5 CE Hours (category 1)
Florida 50-8743; 20-546354, 2 Med Error, 3 GEN
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Florida
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Module 4: Safety: Reports, Risks and Guidelines for Gua Sha and Ba Guanimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
California
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This seminar teaches precise guidelines for the safe use of Gua sha and Ba guan based on case reports of complications in the literature and regulatory standards for safe reuse of medical instruments.

  1. How language constitutes discourse
    1. Chinese medical terms of Gua sha: definitions
    2. Characters and significance
  2. Accurately modern medical terminology
    1. Western terms of abuse and bias
  3. Classical practice and TCM practice
    1. ‘we do not diagnose’
    2. Gua sha in Classical lineage of Dr. James Tin Yau So
  4. Lubricants and Tools suitable for Gua sha
    1. Appropriate for painless facile practice
    2. Appropriate for re use and high level disinfection
    3. Take away - Essentiality of practitioners using proper terminology for Gua sha
    4. Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 3: Terms and Tools for Gua Sha

2.00
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ACHB 553-265
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09-10-2014 to 06-30-2020
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Module 3: Terms and Tools for Gua Shaimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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Gua sha (Cao gio, coining, spooning, ‘scraping’) has had a colorful introduction to the cosmopolitan medical West. Situated as abuse, then pseudo-abuse, the primary complication has been misdiagnosis by Western authorities and the social and ethical complications that followed.

  1. How language constitutes discourse
    1. Chinese medical terms of Gua sha: definitions
    2. Characters and significance
  2. Accurately modern medical terminology
    1. Western terms of abuse and bias
  3. Classical practice and TCM practice
    1. ‘we do not diagnose’
    2. Gua sha in Classical lineage of Dr. James Tin Yau So
  4. Lubricants and Tools suitable for Gua sha
    1. Appropriate for painless facile practice
    2. Appropriate for re use and high level disinfection
    3. Take away - Essentiality of practitioners using proper terminology for Gua sha
    4. Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 2: History: Acupuncture, Bloodletting, Gua Sha and Cholera

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4.00
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ACHB 553-264
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09-10-2014 to 09-10-2018
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4.00
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NCCAOM 553-263, 4 PDA (4 BIO) - Massachusetts; 4 CEU
CTCMA; 4 CEU, Category B3 - Alberta CAAA; 4 CEU - NZRA; 4 CEU
Texas Provider CAE00011; 4 CAE (BIO) - Illinois (225.000020) 4 CEU
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Module 2: History: Acupuncture, Bloodletting, Gua Sha and Choleraimmediately after purchasefor 2 years
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Westerners predominantly think about traditional East Asian medicine as cultural or folk medicine-based practices recently introduced to the West, unaware that many of the practices are similar to if not identical to those of Early Western medicine. In looking at the history of medicine we see similar perceptions of illness, theories of treatment as well as modalities and medicaments between East and West.

  1. Overview of history of medicine
    1. Synchrony East and West
    2. Qi, pneuma, humors, elements and substances
    3. Hippocrates and teachings of early Egyptians
  2. Evidence of trade and exchange of medicaments
    1. Silk Road and dating of silk
    2. Four major civilizations
    3. Role of Galen and Marcus Aurelius
    4. Huang di Nei Jing Su Wen and Hippocratic Corpus
  3. Counteractive Medicine
    1. Opposites cure
    2. Counter an inflammation with new inflammation
    3. The crisis is the cure
    4. Allopathy and Chinese medicine
  4. Bloodletting
    1. East and West
    2. Evolution of acupuncture
  5. Gua sha
    1. Cholera
    2. Frictioning in West
    3. List of texts on Gua sha
  6. Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Module 1: The Science of Gua Sha: Anti inflammation and Immune Protection

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ACHB 553-263
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Texas Provider CAE00011; 4 CAE (BIO) - Illinois (225.000020) 4 CEU
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Please Note: Certain pages from Dr. Arya Nielsen's textbook Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice, is required reading for this course. The textbook is not included in the purchase price of this course. You are required to obtain a copy of her book. You receive your 4 CEU/PDA for reading pages 1-10 from the textbook and watching the video lecture. To purchase book click here.

  • Background and terms
    • Microperfusion: laser Doppler study
  • Connective tissue model/directionality
  • Chemical upregulation
    • Nitric oxide: NO
    • Heme Oxygenase-1: HO-1
    • CO, biliverdin, bilirubin
  • Clinical application for inflammation
    • Neck pain, back pain, mastitis
  • Clinical application for internal organ disease
    • Hepatitis
    • Cardiovascular disease,
    • Renal disease
    • Pulmonary disease 
    • Reperfusion ischemia
  • What is Gua sha’s impact on
    • Auto immune disease?
    • Chemotherapy treatment?
  • Summary, Question and Answers, Program Worksheet and Quiz
D7 Presenter: 
Arya Nielsen PhD

Arya Nielsen

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Arya Nielsen PhD

Dr. Arya Nielsen is an American acupuncturist taught in the classical lineage of Dr. James Tin Yau So. She graduated in the first class of the first acupuncture college in the United States in 1977 (New England School of Acupuncture). She is a practitioner, teacher, author, and researcher and is considered the Western clinical authority on Gua sha. Dr Nielsen is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and directs the Acupuncture Fellowship for Inpatient Care at Mount Sinai.

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