This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 6 hours of Continuing Education, provider #436.
Join us for a Live Webinar via Zoom on February 17, 2024, 9am-4pm
This course delves into the latest updates in Chinese Herbal Research and will provide participants with up-to-date insights into the clinical applications and effectiveness of traditional Chinese herbs. A key focus will be on navigating the intersection of drugs and Chinese medicine, emphasizing safe and responsible practices. Participants will gain valuable knowledge on how to integrate Chinese herbs into the treatment of modern diseases. This course aims to equip practitioners with a nuanced understanding of the evolving landscape of Chinese herbal medicine, fostering a holistic and informed approach to patient care.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Update their knowledge in the current research and clinical application in regards to the TCM herbs and formulas
Update their knowledge to the herbs and drugs interaction
Update their knowledge in regards to the clinical application of TCM herbs and formulas to the integration in the treatment and management of various modern clinical diseases
*This course can be taken for credit within AIMC’s Doctoral Completion program; students enrolled in the program will earn credit toward graduation and CEU hours by attending this course. Courses taken for Continuing Education credit cannot be retroactively applied for Doctoral Completion credit; get in touch with the Admissions Office today if you’d like more information about enrolling in the Doctoral Completion program
Please Note: Participants are required to attend the entire webinar event in order to obtain CEU credit per the policy of the California Acupuncture Board. Recordings of the content will not be available post event.
Introduction by Dr. Jun Kim, DAOM, LAc
As a second-generation Doctor of Eastern Medicine, Dr. Jun Woo Kim stands as a testament to the integration of ancient healing practices and modern healthcare innovation. His journey, marked by academic excellence and a commitment to holistic well-being, has led him to prestigious roles, with the latest honor being one of the faculty members at AIMC (Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College).
Graduating from the University of Irvine, California, with a focus on Biochemistry under biological science, Dr. Kim embarked on a distinctive academic path. Juggling the demands of both the GRE and PCAT concurrently showcased not only intellectual prowess but also a steadfast determination to excel in the chosen field. However, the spark that ignited his passion for research in pharmacogenetics was kindled by impactful work with an experienced MDPhD in Complementary and Alternative Medicine research during his last undergraduate year. This inspiration propelled him to South Baylo University, where he completed up to the Doctorate Program, solidifying his expertise as an Eastern Medicine Practitioner while adding inherited knowledge to his skill set.
In his capacity as the acupuncturist and head of the acupuncture department at various joint clinics and medical centers, Dr. Kim collaborated with a diverse array of healthcare practitioners, such as physical therapists, chiropractors, cardiologists, pain specialist medical doctors, occupational therapists, and manual therapists. Beyond his role as a practitioner, he was offered the position of clinic manager at Dongguk University Los Angeles Oriental Medical Center, and he served the facility with dedication. This experience not only highlighted his capability to integrate various modalities but also laid the foundation for his current role as the Clinic Director at Dongguk University Los Angeles.
Despite owning his own clinic and another business, Dr. Kim, who is now a faculty member at AIMC, is eager to infuse the Doctorate Program with a passion for holistic healthcare. He aims to embody the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and excellence, leaving an indelible mark in the world of integrative medicine.
Guest Lecturer Dr. John Chen, PharmD, PhD, OMD, LAc
Dr. John Chen is a recognized authority in both western pharmacology and Chinese Herbal Medicine, having combined formal training in both fields with extensive research ‘on the ground’ in China. He teaches at the USC School of Pharmacy, Emperor’s College, Yo San University of TCM, OCOM, Five Branches, AOMA and ACTCM, and has taught numerous professional seminars across the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Chen’s published works include Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology (2003, AOM Press), Chinese Herbal Formulas and Applications (2008, AOM Press), and Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians (2012, AOM Press) for which works he is the lead author.