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ICCM 2021

ICCM 2021

Healthy Seminars is offering two lecture bundles online

for the International Community of Chinese Medicine in Israel

ICCM 2021 Conference


We are excited and grateful to have five seasoned experts in Chinese medicine share their knowledge and clinical experience in treating neck & shoulder pain and rotator cuff issues, and another five experts to share their knowledge in treating insomnia as part of the 2021 ICCM conference.


Early Bird Rate USD$140 until February 28th 2021. Regular Rate USD$199.95 as of March 1, 2021.


Switch off the pain: Neck and shoulder pain experts share treatment strategies that get results

Insomnia: TCM experts share their unique strategies for treating insomnia


This is part of the ICCM 2021 online conference. Videos and handouts become available on March 1st, 2021.

Register before March to save on the early-bird discounted rate. The online, on-demand lectures will be released on March 1st.

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ICCM 2021 Neck Bundle


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ICCM 2021 Insomnia Bundle

Switch off the pain:

Neck and shoulder pain experts share treatment strategies that get results


Early Bird Rate USD$140 until February 28th 2021. Regular Rate USD$199.95 as of March 1, 2021.

One of the most common pain conditions is neck pain. Shoulder and chronic neck pain often co-exist. If you only treated neck and shoulder pain and with great results, then you would have a waitlist with just having this as your practice-focused. Saying you treat pain, which you do well with acupuncture, cupping and gua sha, is too general. The public wants their practitioner to be an expert in their area of pain. And since neck pain and shoulder pain is common and not resolved well by other modalities, this is an excellent opportunity to bring resolution to many who suffer daily by learning from the following TCM experts:


Part 1: Susan Johnson

Master Tung’s Magic Points: Five Different Ways to Address Shao Yang Neck and Shoulder Pain

In Tung’s Acupuncture, we find some very powerful points that are located just anterior (or medial) to GB34 Yang Ling Quan. Because metal (Lung) controls wood (Liver/Gallbladder), these points are exceptionally useful in the treatment of tendons and ligaments, obtaining their strength from their proximity to GB34, the Sea of Tendons. With the Reaction Areas of Lung and Teeth, they are exceptionally for temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ). Located between the Shao Yang and Yang Ming channels, Beside Three Miles also draw from ST36 Zu San Li (Leg Three Miles), hence their name. In Tung’s body of work, many points found between the Stomach and Gallbladder channels are loosely classified as “Gallbladder channel points.” All of them have a powerful effect on the Shao Yang aspect of the head and neck, face, jaw and five senses; therefore, it is important to determine the root cause of the pathology before choosing from the following points: 77.22/77.23 Beside Three Miles, 77.05-77.07 Three Weights, 77.24/77.25 Leg Five Gold/ Leg Thousand Gold, 77.27 Outer Three Gates, 88.17-88.19 Four Horses, and 88.25 Center None Miles (aka.GB31). All Gallbladder points deal with joints, tendons and wind, especially Beside Three Miles, but we also want to think of bone and bone marrow as related to Foot Shao Yang (blood and Sea of Marrow).


Part 2: Poney Chiang

Neuro-anatomical acupuncture for rotator cuff & shoulder girdle dysfunction

Many practitioners lack confidence in treating rotator cuff problems yet it is very common in clinical practice. The shoulder is a complex joint designed for a wide range of movements: elevation, depression, internal/external rotation, abduction, adduction, protraction and retraction. This workshop will review the musculature and peripheral nerves that act on the shoulder and how to use electrical acupuncture to reduce pain, improve range of movement, enhance joint stability and muscle activation.


Part 3: Adi Fromm

The treatment of frozen shoulder using Dr. tan balance method acupuncture

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method acupuncture is one of the most useful method of acupuncture for treating pain disorders, as well as treating internal disorders. In this lecture we will focus on frozen shoulder and other common shoulder conditions, using one of the most effective acupuncture methods. Frozen shoulder is a very common complaint coming to our clinic, and while western medicine doesn’t have a very useful treatment, we Chinese medicine practitioners can give a lot of help reducing pain and increasing range of motion. helping our patients pass this time in their life’s with relative ease. helping them to heal faster and rehabilitate quickly. In this particular lecture we will review the basic of the Balance Method. We will learn the approach of the Balance Method for these kinds of conditions. We will learn about frozen shoulder and other shoulder problem from western medicine point of view, and how to translate our finding into Chinese medicine language. We will learn how to particularly use acupuncture to treat frozen shoulder successfully. We will learn some major protocols for treating frozen shoulder. We will also review some very useful training exercises for rehabilitation.


Part 4: Tom Bisio

A Global Approach to Treating Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Tears

In this presentation, we look at treating the rotator cuff using a multi-modality approach that stems from a global perspective of understanding the Qi Dynamics of the shoulder in relation to the internal Qi Dynamics and the body’s structural alignments and connections. This multi-modality approach includes Tui Na, acupuncture, internal and external herbal formulas, diet and rehabilitative exercise from a traditional Chinese perspective. Important concepts like the “Shoulder Well,” Nine Section Theory, shoulder and scapular structural alignment, using Wind Points effectively, and the key manipulations of Tui Na in relation to Rotator cuff problems are discussed and related to clinical treatments. Demonstrations will include a basic acupuncture protocol for the shoulder, treating wind points, a bicipital treatment and a few basic rehabilitation exercises.


Part 5: Arya Nielsen

Acupuncture and Gua Sha therapy for adhesive capsulitis frozen shoulder

Acupuncture is more effective for shoulder pain than sham acupuncture and more effective than no acupuncture. While we are situated to know more now than at any other time in the history about acupuncture therapy, to what extent does acupuncture research inform clinicians’ day to day practice? This talk will discuss the research on acupuncture for shoulder pain, then specifically frozen shoulder. Common points and rote point prescriptions fail to represent their effective use in informed interactive treatment where needling is rarely used alone, and points used are never the same from treatment to treatment but responsive to the presentation. Blood stasis pain is characterized as fixed or recurring and requires Gua sha or Ba guan to ‘thaw’ a frozen shoulder.



TCM experts share their unique strategies for treating insomnia


Early Bird Rate USD$140 until February 21st 2021. Regular Rate USD$199.95 as of March 1, 2021.

Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood. If your patients are not getting sufficient deep sleep then their mental, emotional and physical health will suffer. Many patients come to your clinic with insomnia as their chief complaint and it is obvious for you to address it. A majority of your patients have poor sleep, as it is an epidemic, but it is not their main reason for seeking you out but improving their sleep will be necessary in their prognosis and recovery. You need to be able to treat sleep issues if your patients are going to be able to experience vitality. Enjoy these 5 TCM experts as they share their approach for treating insomnia using the following methods:


Part 1: Lorie Eve Dechar

A Five Spirits Approach to Treating Insomnia and Anxiety

We will approach the treatment of these common signs of shen disturbance through the lens of wushen, the Five Spirits of Chinese medicine. We will pay particular attention to the shen and the hun; however, the interaction of spirit and blood in the Heart and Liver will also be addressed. Specific spirit points and protocols will be offered along with meditations, breathing techniques, essential oils and flower essences that can enhance the effect of treatment with needles.


Part 2: Yvonne R. Farrell

The Yang of Sleep: Using the Yang Qiao to Treat Insomnia

This course will explore the functions of Yang qi, especially Wei qi, in healthy sleep. Sleep is dependent on a healthy heart and the appropriate state of Yin. If we practice good sleep hygiene and address our lifestyle choices many sleep problems will resolve. However, some sleep problems are very serious and life-long. To address these types of insomnia we may need to rectify the nature of wei qi before we can fully access Yin.


Part 3: Sharon Weizenbaum

Treatment of Insomnia with Classical Formulas

Each insomnia case I have treated in my clinic is different and hence, the formulas are as varied as the presentations. Therefore, it would be impossible to teach a comprehensive course on the treatment of insomnia with classical formulas even if I had three whole days to do it! However, there are some principles, and formulas related to those principles, that are key to working with this common and often recalcitrant issue. This class will cover some of these key principles, giving the students some very effective tools with which to approach their patients.


Part 4: Hamid D. Montakab

Insomnia and the Modern World: Diagnosis and Acupuncture strategies

Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, have been steadily increasing in numbers, affecting almost 40% of the population and disturbingly a large proportion of children. The epidemiology of insomnia is directly related to the degree of industrialization and urbanization, hence the modern lifestyle. This lecture will examine the impact of modern lifestyle on the energetics of various Zang-fu organic systems as well as on the internal synchronizers, the Extraordinary vessels.


Part 5: Jonathan Shubs

Treating Insomnia with UAT: Using Saam 4 Needles and I Ching Patterns to treat sleeping disorders

Taking the most used patterns from the Unified Acupuncture Theory approach to treat sleeping disorders. 2 patterns from the Saam approach and 2 from the I Ching Ba Gua balance approach.