Even if you cannot make the scheduled time for the live webinar, you will still be able to watch the recordings. Video recordings of the live webinar are placed into your account within 24 hours of the class, so the course will be waiting for you to watch when you are ready.
Live webinars fulfill all 50 hours of live CEUs for California. You have 2 years access to the recording to complete for CEU/PDA.
Understanding the context of modern healthcare is crucial for operating successfully in modern medicine. The current healthcare climate is creating vast opportunities for the acupuncture profession to play a leading role in improving public health. In order to make the largest positive impact, participants will learn the key forces at play to skillfully navigate the modern healthcare landscape in order to confidently offer and expand their reach.
- Hawaii - 2:00am-10:00am, September 15th
- California - 5:00am-1:00pm, September 15th
- Colorado - 6:00am-2:00pm, September 15th
- Texas - 7:00am-3:00pm, September 15th
- New York - 8:00am-4:00pm, September 15th
- UK: 1:00pm-9:00pm, September 15th
- Israel - 3:00pm-11:00pm, September 15th
- Australia (Sydney): 10:00pm-6:00am, September 15th
- New Zealand (Auckland) 12:00am-8:00am, September 16th
Goals and Objectives
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the current healthcare landscape and where acupuncture and Chinese medicine fit in
- Communicate clearly and effectively with medical colleagues outside of the acupuncture profession
- Will learn about scientific models that explain acupuncture practice in a way that’s consistent with our understanding of the medicine and understandable to medical colleagues
Course Descriptions & Objectives
Let’s Get Serious – strategies for winning our place in modern healthcare
The aim of this session is to foster more coherent communication of our brand and to facilitate wider acceptance of professional acupuncture and Chinese medicine. On completion, participants will have gained insight into the cognitive aspects that underlie acceptance of a nascent profession, aspects that lie beyond current definitions of “evidence”. These include issues such as cognitive biases, understanding of belief change as well as evaluation and communication of our traditional explanatory models.
- why the issues are important for the survival of the tradition
- How can we justify traditional explanatory models in a world of biomedicine?
- Understanding the cognitive biases that inhibit our progress
- Understanding belief change and the role of clinicians in facilitating this
- Pro-active branding - Brand Us vs Brand ‘acupuncture’/CHM and the need for coherence and credibility
The Unfolding of the Vessel: Evolutionary Biology Perspectives on Human Growth and Development and the Blending of the Eastern and Western Systems.
David W. Miller, MD, LAc
Evolutionary Biology presents a phenomenal lens through which to understand the Chinese physiologic systems. While many concepts in Chinese theory appear to be esoteric and ungrounded in juxtaposition to current understandings of human physiology, shifting our focus to consider the systems in the evolutionary paradigm corrects this. The Chinese channel system and its basis in somatotopic mapping are well rooted in neurology, and this talk will frame the Chinese system in a way that allows the classic theory to blend with modern understandings. Our journey from single cell to fully formed adult is structured and predictable, and this talk will argue that the Chinese physiologic systems are invaluable in describing the complex structures that pass from generation to generation.
- Identify the key neurologic concepts that form the basis for somatotopic mapping
- Correlate the Chinese channel systems with concepts of somatotopic mapping
- Recognize the evolutionary persistence of systems presented
- Frame the Chinese systems in relation to Western neurologic concepts
- Appreciate the significance of posture as related to emotion and cognition
The Efficacy or Effectiveness of Acupuncture: Which Lens Offers Clarity?
Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
When researchers set out to design a trial and compare acupuncture with a “sham or placebo” needle, very often the trial results in no difference between groups. When acupuncture is compared to usual care or another treatment like physical therapy, for example, we may see acupuncture doing as well as or better than the comparative treatment. Why is this? In this interactive lecture, we will unpack the importance of the control arm and why the question of efficacy versus effectiveness is so important in understanding evidence-based acupuncture.
- Define how the research question frames a research trial from the outset
- Define and describe the sham paradox
- Compare and contrast efficacy versus effectiveness
Telomeres and your Jing: Secrets to Restoring Health, Fertility and Longevity
Katherine Anderson L.Ac, FABORM
Scientists have long known that telomeres influence our aging, but it wasn’t until the recent past that they came to understand why and how they can be activated. This lecture will explore the science behind how telomeres affect general health, fertility and aging and how we can influence that both positively and negatively. We will examine how acupuncture can be used to help regulate telomere activity and thereby increase one’s lifespan and overall health.
- Understand the science behind telomeres and their relationship to health, aging and reproduction.
- Understand the connection between telomeres and Yang Sheng
- Acquire knowledge about regulating telomeres to increase longevity and reproductive capacity with epigenetics and the power of Chinese medicine
- Integrate evidence-based practices into your clinic and your life to deliver better patient care and empower patients to improve their health
The Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) is run by volunteers and leaders all over the world who see a central role for acupuncture in the future of medicine and know that this won’t happen on its own, that we must work together with creativity and compassion to make it so. A big part of this goal is about empowering acupuncture practitioners who are fascinated by science and the human body to feel congruent and confident in the context of modern healthcare with the right tools and understanding.
Charles is an experienced practitioner, educator and recognised authority on Chinese medicine. His career has spanned multiple disciplines including medical sciences and the theory and practice of clinical oriental medicine. Conducting brain research at university in the 1970’s Charles stumbled across work on the neuro-physiology of acupuncture. Already interested in sinology, he completed the training at ICOM (UK) under Dr van Buren where the emphasis was on Daoist and Classical styles. Graduating in 1984 he then helped pioneer the teaching and practice of Chinese herbal medicine in the UK including a role as the founding director of the UK’s first college-based CHM course. Awarded a university acupuncture MSc (distinction) in 2000, he has worked both as a supervisor and External Examiner for various University TCM higher degrees. Clinically Charles has gained specialist skills in fertility, cancer care and dermatology and for 25 years has taught these and other subjects extensively across the EU. In 2014, he published a textbook on the historical development of Chinese medicine. Wishing to be maximally effective as a practitioner, educator and author he gained the skills required for effective communication; self-studying PR, behavioural sciences and taking a formal training in NLP in 2000 and 2002. Well-placed to contribute to the advancement of our profession Charles accepted a call to serve the British Acupuncture Council, the EU’s largest and most mature acupuncture body, and completed a 3-year term as Chairman of its Governing Board in 2015. Acting politically in the UK and EU he has seen some important achievements during this time. Charles is now working on the Board of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK), the ATCM (Chinese) and the US-based Acupuncture Now Foundation, to raise awareness of the contribution professional TCM can make to healthcare today. With Matthew Bauer he is currently co-directs an initiative to coordinate PR and educational affairs between the US and EU.
Dr. David W. Miller, MD, LAc is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. dually board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from Vassar College, his M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He then completed his Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine with the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.
Dr. Miller is currently in private practice with East-West Integrated Medicine, but is also an instructor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where he designed the school’s Integrative Pediatrics curriculum. At Pacific College, he has also designed and taught curriculum for the study of Integrative Endocrinology, Nephrology, Public Health, and Medical Communications. Dr. Miller sees all ages in his practices, but specializes in Pediatrics seeing patients from newborn to adulthood.
Dr. Miller is also involved with organized medicine and medical legislation, and is the chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists, president of the Illinois Acupuncture Federation, Legislative Director for the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and sits on the Illinois Board of Acupuncture with Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He is a subject matter expert and chair of the Biomedical Examination Committee for the NCCAOM, and is a peer reviewer for Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the National Physicians Alliance, the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Medical Society as well, and sits on the ISMS Council on Education and Health Workforce. Dr. Miller also participates in the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine.
Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is a clinician, international academic, and published researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and female sexual pain. She graduated with her Master of Science degree from Bastyr University and her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM). With more than 14 years experience, she spent more than 5 years managing an acupuncture program at a western fertility clinic in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Hullender Rubin was the first OCOM postdoctoral research fellow funded by a National Institutes of Health educational grant. Her most recent publication is the first study to report an increase in birth outcomes associated with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization. She was recently awarded a National Vulvodynia Association grant to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine to treat chronic vulvar pain. She is on the faculty at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Visiting Research Faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Hullender Rubin currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio (www.pdxacustudio.com)