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April 2019

France Study Abroad: Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style

April 23 - April 27
Study Abroad Lyon, France

TUESDAY APRIL 23 – SATURDAY APRIL 27 (NO INSTRUCTION 4/25)

30 CE units (pending CAB approval)

Study with Dr. Raphael Nogier at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon

In this 30 hour intensive, Dr. Raphael Nogier of the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon, France will present the theory and practice of Nogier-style Auriculotherapy. The course includes anatomy of the ear, electrical detection of points, master points and specific treatments for endocrine conditions, rheumatic diseases, diseases of the central nervous system, functional diseases, and skeletal, issues as well as treatments to address PTSD.

Dr. Nogier will discuss the scientific research on the effectiveness or Auriculotherapy and the applications of the Vascular Autonomic Sign which indicates the change in the amplitude and dimension of the pulse when certain points of the ear are stimulated.

Dr. Raphael Nogier is one of the most sought after teachers in Europe. In addition to his seminars, Dr. Nogier also trains medical doctors from around the world at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon, France. There he holds a year round two-year program. His style of teaching is easy to understand and to learn. As a physician with a full time medical clinic and a busy schedule of teaching seminars, Dr. Nogier continues to bring the knowledge of this medicine to help 1000’s of patients that seek him out from around the world every year. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how this medicine works and how to apply it.

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May 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 5

May 18 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Category 1 Continuing Education Course. This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 15 CE units

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June 2019

THE ELEMENTS OF FLAVOR – JUNE 1

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Elements of Flavor: Sweet, Sour, and Bitter

CEU Class: 2 Day Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATES END 5/1/19
Saturday 6/1 9:00am – 4:30pm and Saturday 6/22 9:00am – 4:30pm

Approved by CAB for 13 CEU units

Flavor occupies the intersection of health and pleasure. Integrating traditional culinary and medical wisdom with the insights of contemporary research, this class is a gastronomic and intellectual journey through the five (or more) basic flavors that define the effects of foods and herbs on the body, mind and palate. This all-new series includes cooking demonstrations, hands-on projects and a unique series of flavor labs that will inspire your work with clients as well as your own cooking and herbal prescribing. This 2 day workshop will focus on the sweet, sour and bitter elements of flavor.

Instructor: Nishanga Bliss, D.Sc., LAc.

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THE ELEMENTS OF FLAVOR – JUNE 22

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Elements of Flavor: Sweet, Sour, and Bitter

CEU Class: 2 Day Workshop

EARLY BIRD RATES END 5/1/19
Saturday 6/1 9:00am – 4:30pm and Saturday 6/22 9:00am – 4:30pm

Approved by CAB for 13 CEU units

Flavor occupies the intersection of health and pleasure. Integrating traditional culinary and medical wisdom with the insights of contemporary research, this class is a gastronomic and intellectual journey through the five (or more) basic flavors that define the effects of foods and herbs on the body, mind and palate. This all-new series includes cooking demonstrations, hands-on projects and a unique series of flavor labs that will inspire your work with clients as well as your own cooking and herbal prescribing. This 2 day workshop will focus on the sweet, sour and bitter elements of flavor.

Instructor: Nishanga Bliss, D.Sc., LAc.

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July 2019

Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I (CMQ Certificate Module 6 of 6)

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I (CMQ Certificate Module 6 of 6)

California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

MODULE 6: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy III (Register Below)

July 13-14, 2019, Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm

Category 1 Continuing Education Course.  Approved by CAB for 15 CE units

Overview: In this course, you will review all protocols and learn eastern & western pathology and internal organ treatment protocols. You will review Chinese pattern diagnosis and the Western equivalents, and learn how to treat each pattern with medical qigong therapy. You will also explore dimension of practice ethics, business and legalities. You will practice and teach qigong exercises we have learned throughout the modules.

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ADV. TEISHIN THERAPY W/TAKAHIRO FUNAMIZU

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Mental Health Care using TEISHIN needling.
Advanced Course with Takahiro Funamizu

CEU CLASS: 14 CE HOURS, CEP 436
7/27 – 7/28, Saturday through Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

In this advanced two day seminar, participants will learn hands-on TEISHIN techniques to treat different psychological symptoms such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Personal training sessions to master advance levels of TEISHIN techniques will be provided. Treatment for a variety of conditions will be reviewed.

Review session of HAMON, SAZANAMI and SAMIDARE techniques
Tapping TEISHIN techniques used to remove hardness and Qi stagnation in the deep portion of the abdomen
Whole body (muscle) relaxation techniques with TEISHIN needling for treatment of severe levels of stress and anxiety
Special TEISHIN techniques to improve and maintain deep breathing
Facial TEISHIN techniques to effectively treat stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as promote facial rejuvenation
Takahiro Funamizu is the head Instructor at a prestigious acupuncture college in Japan and is a board member of the Meridian Therapy Association. He is famous for his specialization in treating psychological disorders. In 2011 was part of the medical team that treated victims of the Japanese tsunami and earthquake. He is also known for his successful treatment of individuals with mental health conditions who have faced extremely challenging times

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August 2019

Medical Qigong Certification Program

August 24 - August 25
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CALIFORNIA ACUPUNCTURE BOARD APPROVED CEU CERTIFICATE
(Registration not open yet):

Module 1 (1st offering): August 24-25, 2019
Module 1 (2nd offering): Sept 14-15, 2019
Module 2: November 2-3, 2019
Module 3: January 18-19, 2020
Module 4: March 14-15, 2020
Module 5: May 16-17, 2020
Module 6: July 11-12, 2020

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Medical Qigong Therapy, a hands-on-healing and qi emission therapeutic practice, has been used for centuries to balance and restore healthy energy flow in the body, mind and spirit. Based on ancient Daoist and Chinese medical theory, medical qigong is a powerful and effective healing system that has powerful and effective application in any clinical practice. This six weekend series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of medical qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques.

This 6-module series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and Qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of Medical Qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques.

Three main program goals are:

  • Self-Cultivation: Students will learn and practice several Qigong forms, Qi sensing boundary setting exercises and Daoist meditations to cultivate their own Qi and mind-body-spirit health.
  • Chinese Medicine Theory and Medicinal Daoism: Students will take an in-depth look at key psycho-emotional and cosmological dimensions of medical Qigong practice and theory.
  • Medical Qigong Training: Students will build Qi sensitivity and Qi emission practices with use of Qi balls, sound, color, hand postures and movements, channel reading, and medical Qigong balancing protocols. They will learn to diagnose, treat, and maintain ongoing support to patients in varied clinical settings.

Complete Certificate Hours: 6 weekends of total of 90 hours of class time with additional 60 hours of required clinical practice hours to earn a 150-hour certificate in Medical Qigong Therapy. Each weekend will include group Qigong practice, meditation instruction, lectures, individual and partner work, written assignments and discussions.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Suzannah Stason, LAc/CMQ/CQT is a licensed acupuncturist, medical qigong therapist and teacher, and meditation practitioner. Suzannah has a degree in mind-body health from Stanford University and trained with qigong master and Zen priest Suzanne Friedman, L.Ac/DMQ (China) for over 6 years. Suzannah has extensive teaching experience at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Atria Senior Living, Breath of the Dao Chinese Medicine Clinic and at several private events and conferences. She is currently adjunct faculty at the Acupuncture and Integrated Medical College in Berkeley, California. Suzannah also runs an acupuncture and medical qigong practice in San Francisco where she also teaches regular public qigong classes.

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MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1 1ST OFFERING

August 24 @ 9:00 am - August 25 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CALIFORNIA ACUPUNCTURE BOARD APPROVED CEU CERTIFICATE
August 24-25, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm
OR Sept. 14-15, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

In this course, you will learn the foundations of medical qigong practice, Chinese medicine theory and an introduction to Daoist medicine as it pertains to emotions, stress and wellness. You will learn basic hands-on-healing medical qigong diagnostic and treatment techniques you can easily incorporate into any clinical practice.

You will learn and practice the six healing sounds qigong and several Daoist meditations for clinical boundary setting, energy cultivation and conservation skills.

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September 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1 2ND OFFERING

September 14 @ 9:00 am - September 15 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Sept. 14-15, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

In this course, you will learn the foundations of medical qigong practice, Chinese medicine theory and an introduction to Daoist medicine as it pertains to emotions, stress and wellness. You will learn basic hands-on-healing medical qigong diagnostic and treatment techniques you can easily incorporate into any clinical practice.

You will learn and practice the six healing sounds qigong and several Daoist meditations for clinical boundary setting, energy cultivation and conservation skills.

See above for more information on the Medical Qigong certificate program.

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