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When our diagnosis is clear and well-articulated, determining the correct treatment follows rather seamlessly. Proper diagnosis is also our best way to ensure safety in our work. When we are confident that our diagnosis is correct, we can easily stand behind stronger and more focused methods, herbs, and formulas. To diagnose with confidence, we must begin with a proper understanding of physiology. In the Graduate Mentorship Program, what we learn is based on the physiology described by the organization of the Shang Han Lun and our focus is on the application of classic formulas from the Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue.

This online course is made up from a three-part webinar series taught by Sharon Weizenbaum:

Part 1 (18 CEU / PDA / CPDs)

  • During this first part, we will organize ourselves toward all that is coming in the next two years. We will set the goal of feeling confident, highly effective, and excited about our work with patients by the end of these two years.
  • The first task is to see how the tools we have been given by our basic education in Chinese medicine are inadequate if we want to access the true power of it with confidence

  • By the end of this first weekend, we will learn what diagnosis is and develop a firm grasp on the foundation of diagnosis: physiology


Part 2 (18 CEU / PDA / CPDs)

  • During part two you will learn about pathology and patho-mechanisms. With your understanding of physiology, you will learn to clearly guide the intake toward gathering the necessary information so that the patho-mechanism is accurately revealed.

  • You will learn to apply the intake and diagnostic process for your own patients.

  • You will learn to identify and articulate the formula pattern, and from there you can go back and, through your understanding of physiology, see how the pattern gives rise to the symptoms and disease.


Part 3 (18 CEU / PDA / CPDs)

  • During part three you will learn abdominal and pulse diagnosis in lecture format.

  • This information will establish the foundation for integrating acupuncture into our practice with classic formulas.

You can apply the registration fee for this course toward Sharon's GMP Program. Contact us for more details.

  • Welcome and Introduction to the course. What happens when we don't know how to diagnose?
  • What is diagnosis?
  • Relationship between intake, physiology and patho-mechanisms with clear diagnosis
  • Physiology: macrocosm and microcosm
  • Physiology: the great oneness
  • Physiology: yin and yang
  • Physiology: Heaven, Earth, Person
  • Physiology and the 4 directions and seasons
  • Physiology: 5 elements
  • Physiology of the Shang Han Lun
  • Yang conformations
  • Yin Conformations
  • Good diagnosis as the core of herbal safety
  • Seven emotions
  • Eight extraordinary vessels
  • Physiology as it relates to pathology
  • Reading the clauses
  • Establishing the goal of the intake, ethical methods for obtaining information
  • Fluid Metabolism and Diagnosis for Herbal Medicine
  • Pulse diagnosis 
  • Eight Extraordinary Vessels
  • Introduction to writing up cases
  • Case submission
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Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 30 years. Her first gynecology teacher was Dr. Zhu Shu-rong from Shang Hai. In 1990 she traveled to Hang Zhou where she studied herbal gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-mei as well as Chinese language. She continued her language study at Mt. Holyoke College and translates much of her own teaching materials. In 2007 she traveled back to China to study classic formulas with Dr. Huang Huang, who continues to be one of her teachers. She studied and apprenticed with Kiiko Matsumoto for 12 years and developed Integrative Mandala Acupuncture as a synthesis of her study with both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture teachers. Sharon is the director of White Pine Healing Arts clinic and educational facility. She teaches the Graduate Mentorship Program and Integrative Mandala Acupuncture nationally as well as shorter courses. Her articles have been published in The Lantern and in the North Amercan Journal of Oriental Medicine. She is known for her engaging, clinically relevant and clear teaching style.

$967.00 USD

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