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April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 15 @ 6:00 pm PDT

$245.00 – $395.00
Cherry blossom blooming in front of Mt. Fuji

CAB approved for 16 CEU hours, Category 1, CEP # 436

*** Can be used towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine ***

About the Course: This 2 day course provides a basic introduction to Kampo Medicine, its history, theory and clinical application. The practical in-person component of the course will focus on a key clinical component of the Kampo system, Abdominal Diagnosis (Fukushin). Students will learn the precise exam technique along with the interpretation of findings as they relate to herbal treatment. Relevant classical formulas from the Shang Han Lun and the Jin Gui Yao Lue will be discussed in relation to abdominal patterns and the “lock and key” approach of matching corresponding formula patterns with diagnostic patterns will be explained. Proper diagnosis is critical for positive patient outcomes and is paramount to our success as practitioners and the abdomen is a critical diagnostic component of the Kampo treatment system. Learning the skill of matching abdominal findings with formula patterns provides a critical strategy for accurate prescribing and positive patient outcomes. Registrants are encouraged to also enroll in the Kampo Grand Rounds CEU taking place the day after this course

Upon the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the origins, principles and clinical application of Kampo Medicine
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the historical origins, development and modern-day practice of Fukushin in the context of Kampo Medicine
  • Accurately perform the Kampo abdominal exam and chart the findings.
  • Identify and interpret Fukusho (Abdominal Patterns) and match them with corresponding Yakusho (Formula Patterns)
  • Demonstrate clinical competency in matching at least 50 formulas from the Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue with their corresponding abdominal patterns

About the Instructor: Nigel Dawes has been practicing and teaching East Asian Medicine for 35 years. He lived and studied in Japan for 5 years followed by hospital internships in China in the 1980’s. Prior to moving to the United States, he founded the London College of Shiatsu in 1987, and in addition to acting as director and lead instructor, began lecturing at various Oriental Medicine (OM) schools in England, France, Israel and the U.S. Since 1994, New York City has been his home, where he has continued his involvement in undergraduate and graduate OM education and administration, political work in the field, clinical practice, research and publishing. In 1999 he founded the NY Kampo Institute.

These days Nigel divides his time between clinical practice, teaching, and publication & research. He is currently considered one of the leading experts in the practice and teaching of Kampo, lecturing widely throughout the US and abroad including Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia, He is a regular contributor to various peer-reviewed journals in the field and has published 4 books including a translation of a modern Japanese Kampo classic Kampo Igaku by Otsuka Keisetsu. His fourth book, Fukushin and Kampo, on the topic of Abdominal Diagnosis in East Asian Medicine, was published in October 2020. He has been on the faculty of both Tristate College of Acupuncture and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he taught courses in both Kampo and Japanese Acupuncture as well as supervising in clinic.  Nigel’s private practice is located in New York City and incorporates Acupuncture, Shiatsu massage and Kampo herbal medicine. He lives in Brooklyn

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.

Early Bird Rates effective until March 14, 2023


April 14 @ 9:00 am PDT
April 15 @ 6:00 pm PDT
$245.00 – $395.00
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2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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