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Supporting Cancer Patients with Chinese Medicine

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT

$117.00 – $216.00
Wooden herbal apothecary drawers, labeled with Chinese script

This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 8 hours of Category 1 CEU’s. Provider #436

Join us on AIMC campus for this In-person Course, 9am-6pm, Saturday, July 13, 2024

About this Course:

Rooted in the Classics, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to support individuals affected by cancer using Chinese Medicine. During this course you will:

  • 1. Acquire a basic understanding of how to provide supportive therapies to people with cancer using Chinese Medicine. 
  • 2. Learn about Jīng Fāng and TCM herbal strategies for managing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. 
  • 3. Hands-on introduction to classical acupuncture strategies for supporting cancer patients, cancer survivors, and caregivers/the bereaved.
  •  4. Discuss related topics like grief, burnout, hospice vs hospital care, and relate them to classical Chinese medical references. 
  • 5. Gain confidence, humility, and willingness to support people with cancer using Chinese medicine.

By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the necessary tools and insights to effectively integrate supportive cancer care into your practice, fostering holistic well-being and support for those in need.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Amy Chang

Dr. Amy Chang majored in Dance and English at UC Berkeley. She began studying shiatsu and tuīná massage in her senior year of college, received a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, and later completed her Doctor of Oriental Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. She taught and supervised clinic at AIMC from 2018-2020, during which time she started the clinical externship program between AIMC and Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic for underserved women with cancer.

Amy began practicing in a multidisciplinary free clinic of Black Rock City and led the Healing Tent of the HeeBeeGeeBee Healers, serving as a resident acupuncturist for six days every summer. In 2017, she studied Chinese medicine briefly in China and Japan, and was inspired by Dr. Huang Huang to read the Shānghán Lùn over a single weekend. As one of the few Chinese-Americans with native fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Amy Chang has always wanted to serve as a bridge between the culture of her heritage and the country of her birth. In 2021, Dr. Chang published A Field Guide to the Huángdì Nèijīng Sùwèn. Her plan to publish a second book, A Field Guide to the Huángdì Nèijīng Língshū, which she began writing in 2019, was interrupted by the global pandemic and the decision to gestate and birth a child in 2022. She hopes to contribute more books to the field of Chinese medicine in America someday, maybe when her toddler goes to school.

For this course, Dr. Chang has collected techniques and insights from modern masters such as Dr. Huang Huang, Dr. Hao Liu, and Dr. Kathleen Lumiere, many of whom practice in the United States. Amy’s personal interest in oncology began when her brother died of pancreatic cancer in 2010, when she was still a clinic intern at ACCHS. In the thirteen years of practice since, Dr. Chang has seen cancer patients in community acupuncture and home hospice settings. When working with people with cancer, she focuses on integrative care during active treatment, mental/emotional wellness, and post-chemo life quality recovery.

Student Participation Statement: Per the California Acupuncture Board, non-licensed AIMC students may not needle during CEU classes even with licensed AIMC supervisors present.

Disclosure Statement: No products or services will be for sale at the conclusion of the course.

Refunds and Cancellations: Read about our Refund and Cancellation Policy

Questions: Email CEU@AIMC.edu



July 13
9:00 am - 6:00 pm PDT
$117.00 – $216.00
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