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Spring 2010 Lecture Series

Clinical Management of Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation

This lecture will help you restructure the assessment, triage and treatment of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal injuries. The assessment and treatment approach determines the outcome for a patient. How will you manage a case? When do you refer and for what? What do you tell your patient and when? These questions and their answers should be addressed in the initial patient visit. We will take 2 cases of common complaint and process them from intake, through assessment and treatment, to the arrangement of their future treatment schedule. You might be surprised at what is the most important part of this initial visit.

Speaker(s): James Blair LAc.

Date: February 18, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Seattle, WA - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $25.00 (at door $28.00)

Beyond the Five Elements

Do you find it challenging to help patients overcome stuck emotional patterns? Are they repeating negative behaviors yet expecting different results, frustrated when they feel they are not evolving?

Explore the identification and transcendence of emotional cycles that are self defeating within our patients and ourselves. In this lecture you will learn to differentiate the various forms of ill health producing inertia as it pertains to the elemental constitutional types. This inertia manifests in particular emotional patterns that are fueled by discernable underlying "motivations". Learn the core root behind these motivations, how to help patients overcome them, and how your own integrity dramatically influences the treatment outcome.

Speaker(s): Tiffany Pollard MS, L.Ac.

Date: March 25, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: University House, 4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $25.00 (at door $28.00)

Viewing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Through a TCM Lens

We are sorry to say that Dr. Misha Cohen will not be presenting her previously planning lecture.

But we are pleased to welcome Lee Hullender, DAOM, LAc, an expert on the treatment of infertility with Chinese medicine, who will be presenting: Viewing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Through a TCM Lens

Do you treat infertility patients undergoing IVF procedures but are unsure how to integrate their western treatment with a traditional Chinese medicine approach? In this lecture we will talk about the mechanisms of IVF from a TCM perspective, and look at possible treatment approaches during various phases of an IVF cycle.

Are the research protocols for acupuncture point choices the best method?
Should we try to factor in the effects of the chemical stimulation that these women are receiving, or treat strictly on traditional TCM diagnosis?

Join in a discussion and hear the perspective of an expert who has treated well over a thousand IVF patients in the fertility clinic where she works.

Speaker(s): Lee Hullender Rubin DAOM., L.Ac.

Date: April 23, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: University House, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $25.00 (at door $28.00)

12 Functional Nutrition Tips to Integrate into a TCM practice

Functional nutrition is a branch of functional medicine. Much the same way that pattern differentiation is the basis of TCM, functional nutrition is focused on utilizing nutritional theories in ways that can be tailored to meet the biochemical individuality of every patient.

In this talk, we will discuss ways in which functional nutrition can be easily integrated into your TCM practice, with specific protocols that you will immediately be able to use in your clinic. Questions such as the following will be addressed:

  • Which nutritional supplements should be considered and what are appropriate dosage ranges?
  • When is antioxidant therapy appropriate and which specific nutrients should be considered?
  • When are detoxification protocols indicated?
  • Can information from patients labs be utilized to help customize nutritional protocols?

  • While TCM has much to offer as a healing modality, by integrating various nutritional protocols into your practice, you can improve clinical outcomes and assist in helping your patients attain optimal health.

    Speaker(s): David Lerner MTCM, LAc.

    Date: May 26, 2010
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Place: University House, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle - Map

    Lecture Attendance Cost: $25.00 (at door $28.00)

2011 Evening Lecture Series

Health, Happiness and Community

Happiness is on the decline; loneliness and stress are increasing. Social ties are central to physical and mental well being, yet our frantic, distracted culture makes it difficult to maintain and deepen social connections. But we can find happiness and community by living simpler, slower, and smaller. When we live more simply we strip away the inessential so the essential comes through; when we live more slowly we reduce our frantic stress, learn to savor our lives, and find time for things that matter. Living smaller, we reduce our carbon footprint and find conviviality and connection with the people around us.

This presentation will explore ways to promote our health and the health of our patients by developing real happiness.

Speaker(s): Cecile Andrews Ph.D.

Date: September 02, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $18.00 (at door $20.00)

Algorithms, Bar Codes, & Centrifuges: Inner Patterns in East Asian Medicine

This lecture offers an interactive exploration of a few of the many modalities of thought in the practice of East Asian medicine. As each one can be useful, it is a good idea to learn more than one of them. Together we will look at some cases from the perspective of various types of thought processes to experience how they work and how a shift in perspectives can be helpful.

Speaker(s): Daniel Bensky D.O.

Date: September 30, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $18.00 (at door $20.00)

The Impact of Japanese Styles of Acupuncture:
Possible Implications for the Future

Historical and cultural forces have shaped Japanese styles of acupuncture, and they were further influenced in transmission to the West. As palpation-based acupuncture and with the use of unique needling styles, we will discuss how this system impacts Oriental medicine in both clinical practice and the implications and possible future impact of Japanese styles in the world of acupuncture.

Speaker(s): Stephen Brown L.Ac.

Date: November 04, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $18.00 (at door $20.00)

Treating Injury and Trauma with Ear Acupuncture

From whiplash and MVAs to sports injuries and other traumas, we will discuss effective treatment approaches with ear points that address not only the common physical symptoms but the emotional and autonomic nervous system symptoms as well.

We will also touch on the Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS), a feedback system developed by Paul Nogier to find the most "alive point" on the ear to treat. The ability to detect the VAS allows practitioners to accurately locate active points, identify dysfunctional points that are not painful on palpation, test for and locate areas of blockage to healing that are reflected in the auricle, and to question and identify hemispheric laterality.

Speaker(s): Susan Scott L.Ac.

Date: December 02, 2011
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $18.00 (at door $20.00)

2013 Fall Evening Lecture Series

Nudging the Ying: The Use of Indirect Moxa in the Treatment of Children

It has been said that 'all childrens' illnesses arise in the Spleen" and the Yingqi is produced by the Spleen - Stomach. The Yingqi manifests as nourishment and development; and that childrens' primary energetic trajectory is of growth and development. Thus, strengthening the Yinqqi through indirect moxibustion can be the simplest treatment for most chidrens' illnesses. This talk will explore treatment theory and practice using case studies and discussion.

Speaker(s): Christopher Huson L.Ac.

Date: September 06, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $20.00 (at door $20.00)

New Perspectives on the Chong Mai

In this lecture we will discuss the Chinese character "chong" and its meaning, as well as elucidating the main channel and the four branches of the Chong Mai, their physiological effect and chief clinical signs. Understanding the differences between the TCM and biomedical concepts of blood based on the Chong Mai clarifies aspects of erythropoiesis, the marrow, the term "Essence", and the differences between normal Qi, ancestral Qi and the concept of Tian Gui. Each section of the Nei Jing dealing with the Chong Mai is translated and given as handouts for reference. Frequently used points on the Chong Mai are discussed in detail, in regards to their energetics and nomenclature.

Speaker(s): Dan Tennenbaum L.Ac.

Date: October 04, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $20.00 (at door $20.00)

Panel Discussion on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Patient outcomes are often best served by a collaborative approach to treatment. In this lecture, a panel of experts will discuss and demonstrate their perspectives on thoracic outlet syndrome. From the lens of acupuncture, physical therapy, and an MD physiatrist, the presenters will discuss a live patient case and show their approach to treatment as an integrated care team.

Speaker(s): James Blair LAc.Stephen Brown L.Ac.Leah Concannon MDMark Looper PT, MS

Date: November 08, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $20.00 (at door $20.00)

Integration of Eastern and Western Approaches to Leaky Gut Syndrome

Increased intestinal permeability or "leaky gut" is a common modern problem with wide ranging consequences. In this lecture we will examine what it is, how to recognize it, and how to treat it from an integrative medical perspective, including western medicine, functional medicine, psychosocial factors, and Chinese Medicine.

Speaker(s): Steven Hall MDChristina Jackson MAc., L.Ac.

Date: December 06, 2013
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Place: University House - Auditorium room
4400 Stone Way N., Seattle, WA 98103 - Map

Lecture Attendance Cost: $20.00 (at door $20.00)