Weekend or Short Seminars
For longer courses of study, please see our Advanced Educational Programs.
For informal short lectures, see the Evening Lecture Series.
June - 2013
Chinese Medicine in Geriatric Care
Aging often brings with it some particular health and quality of life issues, from musculoskeletal pain, stroke and its sequelae, urinary issues and digestive weakness, to problems of mind and memory. This course will address specific disorders as well as special considerations of treating the elderly. Angie Hughes brings a wealth of experience and background in both TCM and 5 element approaches to gerontology, and offers both specific diagnostic and treatment protocols as well as very practical advice on how to work with this population.
Hours: 12.0 contact hours
Instructor(s): Angie Hughes L.Ac.
September - 2013
Combining Western Herbs and Chinese Medicine: Dermatology
With an engaging and unique approach to teaching herbal medicine, Jeremy Ross offers a system that successfully integrates the paradigms of Chinese medicine, Western herbal tradition, and phytopharmacological research. His seminars help students to develop concise diagnosis and treatment, and facilitate both a deep understanding of individual herbs and the sophisticated use of herb combinations that are effective and safe.
In this 3-day course, Jeremy Ross will be teaching his system of combining Western herbs and Chinese medicine in application to dermatology disorders. He will primarily address oral herb prescriptions, but will also offer some topical preparations and as well as herbal detoxification treatments.
Instructor(s): Jeremy Ross BSc, DAc (Br), LAc.
October - 2013
Sotai: The Art of Painless Pain Relief
Sotai is a simple system of healing using regulated breathing and gentle movements performed against light resistance to release areas of pain and constriction. It is a sort of near-homeopathic bodywork and movement reeducation.
Sotai is properly understood as an 'indirect method' of somatic practice. It shares certain features with strain-counterstrain, positional release, and orthobionomy in that the practitioner moves the patient away from areas of pain and restriction-constriction. It is unique however in its use of regulated breathing with the movements and in its attending to the whole body, not just the problem areas. It is as much like a dance as it is bodywork.
Hours: 13.0 contact hours
Instructor(s): Bob Quinn DAOM, L.Ac.
November - 2013
Superficial Insertion and Refining Your Needle Technique
In this age of techno-stress with the prevalence of Qi deficiency and psychosomatic conditions, more subtle techniques like contact and superficial needling have become valuable in our practices. The Japanese styles of acupuncture in particular offer a rich variety of needling techniques that work on the skin and the superficial layers. Refining our technique boils down to learning to use less stimulation in a more precise manner for greater effect with less discomfort for the patient. Learn the art of superficial needling that makes acupuncture not only less invasive but more effective.
Instructor(s): Stephen Brown L.Ac.
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