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8/19/2019 Monday Evening 6-7:30 PM

Learn about a profession in acupuncture and integrative medicine at our Open House!

During the event, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine; including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, a tour of the campus, etc.

For attendees who plan to apply to the Fall 2019 term the application fee of $100 will be waived. And, to further our mission of promoting health and wellness, we’d like to offer you a gift certificate for a complimentary treatment at our AIMC clinic.

To join us, contact Chelsea at 510-859-1300 or admissions@aimc.edu.

Fall term begins on September 3rd.

FREE

Join Us!

8/19/2019 Monday Evening 6-7:30 PM

Learn about a profession in acupuncture and integrative medicine at our Open House!

During the event, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine; including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, a tour of the campus, etc.

For attendees who plan to apply to the Fall 2019 term the application fee of $100 will be waived. And, to further our mission of promoting health and wellness, we’d like to offer you a gift certificate for a complimentary treatment at our AIMC clinic.

To join us, contact Chelsea at 510-859-1300 or admissions@aimc.edu.

Fall term begins on September 3rd.

FREE

Join Us!

CEU CLASS: 8 CE HOURS, CEP 436

***Early Bird rates end 12/11***

Course Overview:
In this 8 hour workshop, Christine Tarradelles DAIM, L.Ac, will revisit the material covered in her 4 hour Auriculotherapy course, but in greater depth.  The first part of the course will cover  the nature of Ear Points with the history of Dr. Paul Nogier.  The various ear points will be explored and distinguished: painful point (nervous system, reflex) with the pressure probe detector and the points of lower cutaneous electrical resistance (neuro-humeral) using electrical detection of the points and the VAS (Vascular Autonomic Signal) with radial pulse detection. Dr. Tarradelles will discuss the scientific research on the effectiveness of 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.

In the second part of the course, attendees will be trained in identifying the different blockages to treatment as: cerebral- laterality – symmetry disorders- first Rib Syndrome – dental Foci – toxic scars – Allergies – PTSD – administer ear acupuncture for a number of skeletal, internal organ and endocrine conditions.  Attendees will also learn which needles are more efficient on the ear than the body.  In the third part of the course, demonstration of the auriculotherapy protocol will be presented and the students will be able to practice on each either. In conclusion, the future of Auriculotherapy will be discussed.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Christine Tarradelles received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences (ACCHS), and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AIMC Berkeley. She has numerous certifications and experience in holistic bodywork, health care, and nutrition from both Eastern and Western approaches. She teaches Dai Yen Qigong as a certified instructor of the Wen Wu School of Martial Arts and practices privately in Albany, California.

***Registration opening soon ***

This event is open to AIMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Join Dr. Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M, AEMP, for an exploration of health justice in the East Asian Medicine profession. During this interactive, experiential lecture participants will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Lee’s lecture and discuss the topics in small groups.

This is Part I of Dr. Lee & the Influential Point’s workshop series for AIMC Berkeley. Part II will be held in June & will be a primer on Asian American history & the impact on the East Asian Medicine profession.

Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M, AEMP, is a researcher, East Asian medicine doctor, and health justice activist. Dr. Lee has recently completed her NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington where she led two research projects including a study funded by the Population Health Equity grant to support the emotional wellness of Asian and Black Americans.

She is the founder of Influential Point, a social venture organization amplifying BIPOC voices in the health and wellness space. More recently, she was Well + Good’s 2021 Changemakers in Health and Wellness, and a recipient of the Emerging Leadership award from the American Public Health Association. Dr. Lee is committed to speaking out about xenophobia in the East Asian medicine field and actively working towards health justice and liberation.

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: MONDAY, November 16, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our tele-health program, and online Herbal Pharmacy. Current AIMC students will be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

Also, if you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2021 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 4th.

To join us, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

 

CAB approved for 16 CEU hours 
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

*** 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.

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

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 can 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.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending in-person is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are providing the opportunity to take this course virtually. However, in-person attendance is strongly encouraged if possible as the palpation techniques can be learned best this way.

 

Early Bird Rates effective until February 12, 2022

OPEN HOUSE – “ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION”

8/19/2019 Monday Evening 6-7:30 PM

Learn about a profession in acupuncture and integrative medicine at our Open House!

During the event, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine; including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, a tour of the campus, etc.

For attendees who plan to apply to the Fall 2019 term the application fee of $100 will be waived. And, to further our mission of promoting health and wellness, we’d like to offer you a gift certificate for a complimentary treatment at our AIMC clinic.

To join us, contact Chelsea at 510-859-1300 or admissions@aimc.edu.

Fall term begins on September 3rd.

FREE

Join Us!

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Auriculotherapy II

CEU CLASS: 8 CE HOURS, CEP 436

***Early Bird rates end 12/11***

Course Overview:
In this 8 hour workshop, Christine Tarradelles DAIM, L.Ac, will revisit the material covered in her 4 hour Auriculotherapy course, but in greater depth.  The first part of the course will cover  the nature of Ear Points with the history of Dr. Paul Nogier.  The various ear points will be explored and distinguished: painful point (nervous system, reflex) with the pressure probe detector and the points of lower cutaneous electrical resistance (neuro-humeral) using electrical detection of the points and the VAS (Vascular Autonomic Signal) with radial pulse detection. Dr. Tarradelles will discuss the scientific research on the effectiveness of 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.

In the second part of the course, attendees will be trained in identifying the different blockages to treatment as: cerebral- laterality – symmetry disorders- first Rib Syndrome – dental Foci – toxic scars – Allergies – PTSD – administer ear acupuncture for a number of skeletal, internal organ and endocrine conditions.  Attendees will also learn which needles are more efficient on the ear than the body.  In the third part of the course, demonstration of the auriculotherapy protocol will be presented and the students will be able to practice on each either. In conclusion, the future of Auriculotherapy will be discussed.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Christine Tarradelles received her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences (ACCHS), and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine from AIMC Berkeley. She has numerous certifications and experience in holistic bodywork, health care, and nutrition from both Eastern and Western approaches. She teaches Dai Yen Qigong as a certified instructor of the Wen Wu School of Martial Arts and practices privately in Albany, California.

***Registration opening soon ***

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Radical Compassion and Liberation in East Asian Medicine

This event is open to AIMC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Join Dr. Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M, AEMP, for an exploration of health justice in the East Asian Medicine profession. During this interactive, experiential lecture participants will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Lee’s lecture and discuss the topics in small groups.

This is Part I of Dr. Lee & the Influential Point’s workshop series for AIMC Berkeley. Part II will be held in June & will be a primer on Asian American history & the impact on the East Asian Medicine profession.

Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M, AEMP, is a researcher, East Asian medicine doctor, and health justice activist. Dr. Lee has recently completed her NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington where she led two research projects including a study funded by the Population Health Equity grant to support the emotional wellness of Asian and Black Americans.

She is the founder of Influential Point, a social venture organization amplifying BIPOC voices in the health and wellness space. More recently, she was Well + Good’s 2021 Changemakers in Health and Wellness, and a recipient of the Emerging Leadership award from the American Public Health Association. Dr. Lee is committed to speaking out about xenophobia in the East Asian medicine field and actively working towards health justice and liberation.

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ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: MONDAY, November 16, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our tele-health program, and online Herbal Pharmacy. Current AIMC students will be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

Also, if you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2021 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 4th.

To join us, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO KAMPO MEDICINE (IN-PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR)

Hybrid Hybrid Event

CAB approved for 16 CEU hours 
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

*** 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.

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.Ðu8226
  • 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 can 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.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending in-person is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we are providing the opportunity to take this course virtually. However, in-person attendance is strongly encouraged if possible as the palpation techniques can be learned best this way.

 

Early Bird Rates effective until February 12, 2022

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$245.00 – $445.00

GRAND ROUNDS: SPORTS & ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE IN ACTION (IN-PERSON)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

CAB approved for 8 CEU hours 

About the Course: Orthopedic and sports medicine approaches within TCM are an area where our field is experiencing greater and greater prominence. Dr. Jenny Nieters brings a wealth of experience with college, Olympic, and professional-level athletes to the table. Focusing on practical, hands-on approaches to promoting optimum performance and recovery, this day of clinical practice will give participants exposure to real-world applications in this arena, and clarify what the expectations of the team acupuncturist are in high-level amateur and professional sports organizations..

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

  • Identify general principles in supporting preparation for, and recovery from, competitive sporting events using the time-tested approaches of TCM, adapted to the modern, integrative, sports medicine care team.
  • Understand the thinking around different approaches to treating common sports injuries
    perform a succinct, thorough intake focusing on musculo-skeletal and orthopedic complaints
  • Communicate with patients in plain language regarding their expected treatment plans, recovery times, and self-care during a course of treatment
  • Understand the role of the acupuncturist on a team of medical providers supporting athletes

About the Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Nieters specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and athletic performance.  In addition to her private clinical practice, she is the team acupuncturist for the San Francisco 49ers and the Saint Mary’s College Men’s Rugby teams.  She teaches sports acupuncture with Whitfield Reaves in his Sports Medicine Apprentice Program, an advanced training for acupuncturists. She works with professional and Olympic athletes including MLB and NFL players. She also served as event acupuncturist for multiple international rugby tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup Sevens, the Silicon Valley Sevens, the Las Vegas Sevens, and the Paris Sevens tournament

Dr. Nieters loves helping athletes achieve their personal best, drawing from many modalities to craft a treatment protocol, including: traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, dry needling, motor point acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture, gua sha therapy, cupping therapy, tui na massage, dietary therapy and herbal medicine. She received her Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the  Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences and her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

*This course can be taken for credit within AIMC’s Doctoral Completion program; students enrolled in the program can earn Clinical hours 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.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person course or seminar at AIMC is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening will not be permitted to attend.

Early Bird Rates effective until February 26, 2022

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Free – $200.00

Native Bay Area Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

CAB approved for 15 CEU hours 

About the Course:

DAY 1: In-person lecture and tasting lab at AIMC Berkeley
DAY 2: Field Trip to Mount Tamalpais in Marin County

In this hands-on course, students will begin to learn how to incorporate local California herbs into TCM clinical practice. Students will gain understanding of the identification and use of native California medicinal plants within the system of TCM and TCM herbal formulation. We also review the TCM systems of taste and temperature and 5 Elements as the foundation of understanding medicinal properties of plants, and how they can be applied to our local California flora. Day 2 of the course is a field trip where students learn about and observe the plants in their natural habitat. Plant ID, basic field botany and sustainable wild harvesting are covered. Practices such as meditation, observation of nature, and qigong will be included to deepen students’ understanding.

Learning Materials: Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field trip, which will be within an hour’s drive of AIMC. Students will need sturdy walking shoes, and the ability to walk 3-4 miles over the course of the day. Students will need to bring a notebook, pen, lunch, and water.

About the Instructor: Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac  is a member of the AIMC Herbology faculty. Her studies of herbal medicine began over 20 years ago, while working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park. This led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. Athene maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine. Visit Athene’s website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com

Early Bird Rates effective until February 15, 2022

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$225.00 – $425.00

Spring Herb Walk

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park 11500 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA, United States

Spring Herb Walk

Join AIMC Herbology Professor Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac for a Spring Herb Walk! According to the Taoist 5 Elements, Spring is the season of the Wood Element, making this the perfect time to get out in nature and learn about our local plants! Using an integrative medicine perspective, we’ll explore our local California medicinal herbs and how to identify and use them! This walk is perfect for beginners and folks of all ages. Participants will need to be able to walk 2 miles on mostly flat ground.

WHERE: Redwood Park,11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
WHEN: Saturday April 16th , 10am- 12pm

About the Instructor:

Woman with red hair and blue beaded earrings holds dried pink flowers & smiles
Professor Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac began studies of herbal medicine began over 20 years ago, while working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park. This led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. Athene maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine. Visit Athene’s website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com.

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$20.00

The Three Treasures: A Workshop with Dennis von Elgg

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Sun rays pierce through a fluffy cloud against a blue sky
Anyone curious about East Asian Medicine is invited to join AIMC teacher & supervisor Dennis von Elgg for a workshop at AIMC Berkeley about cultivating the Three Treasures: Qi (Energy), Jing (Essence), and Shen (Spirit).

Workshop Topics:

• An Introduction to the Three Treasures
• States of Consciousness that align with the Three Treasures
• Primary Organs & Imbalances that influence the Three Treasures
• How to Cultivate the Three Treasures in Daily Life
• Herbal Strategies to Enhance the Three Treasures

This will be an in-person, 4-hour class with a half hour lunch break. Please bring a lunch. There will be lecture-based didactic learning, discussion opportunities, & experiential learning, including the opportunity to taste herbal medicines and explore self-cultivation techniques.

COVID-19 Guidance

Following local public health guidance, masks will be recommended but not required for attendance at this event. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 3 days of the course. Updates to this policy may be made in response to local public health guidance; ticket holders will be informed of any changes.

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$30.00

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 5 (IN-PERSON or LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Hybrid Hybrid Event

MODULE 5: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy II
Pending Approval by CAB for 14 CEU units.

Prerequisites: Modules 1 -4
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

In this course, you will learn a wide variety of medical qigong treatment protocols that tonify, purge or circulate their patients’ qi, calm shen and balance emotions. You will continue to learn and cultivate your own qi through practice of the Daoist Five qigong form and Zhang Zuan Standing meditation practice.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

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

Early Bird Rates effective until April 21, 2022

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$225.00 – $425.00

AIMC Graduation Ceremony

DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, United States

 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, California, 94710

 

Visit our Graduation Page for more information and details.
All guests 5 years and up need a ticket to enter.  Additional tickets can be purchased below.

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$18.00 – $35.00

Feng Shui Day at AIMC

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Yin yang symbol in the center of the ba gua
We’re hosting a day of good food & good Feng Shui at AIMC Berkeley. Join us for a delicious lunch cooked with the wisdom of East Asian medicine’s nutritional principles & seasonal ingredients, followed by a discussion on Feng Shui & guided walk through the AIMC Berkeley campus by Golden Gate Feng Shui School founder, Manu Butterworth. Manu will share the basic principles of Feng Shui and then teach us to apply them as we walk through the halls & classrooms of AIMC Berkeley.

Lunch will be served at 12pm & Manu’s Feng Shui discussion will begin at 1pm.

Lunch will include gluten free & vegetarian options.

About the Speaker

Manu Butterworth is Founding Director of Golden Gate Feng Shui School. Manu has over 20 years experience working in the field of natural health and as an international feng shui consultant. He works privately with individuals as well as with architects, builders, realtors, designers, and other professionals.

He has studied Traditional Chinese Feng Shui with Liu Ming, Howard Choy, Alex Stark and with William Spear, educator and author of the best-selling book Feng Shui Made Easy. Manu is also a graduate of The New York School of Feng Shui.



About the Chef

Rosie Ueng smiles with a sandy scene behind her. She wears a colorful sweater & scarf combination and has glasses.Rosie’s approach to nourishment support comes from the understanding that the body heals itself and that each of us has ancestral and natural wisdom to support wellness and harmony within Nature. She loves to cook and eat, and cooking and sharing food with people is one of her greatest joys. Through her consultations, she reconnects people with their intuitive wisdom around cooking and eating with an emphasis on ease, pleasure, and accessibility.

Rosie has been in the culinary field for 15 years and received her Master’s degree in holistic nutrition in 2014. She has since taught and created curricula for nutrition and culinary programs independently and for Bauman College, where she was the Director of Academics. She continues her education and healing journey as a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is currently a TCM intern at Berkeley Community Acupuncture. Rosie offers food and nourishment consultations as well as small-scale catering. Email her at rosie@rosewatercooking.com.

Tickets

This will be a donation-based event with all proceeds going towards AIMC Berkeley’s Spring Giving Campaign. To register, please choose a donation amount below.

Work Trade: AIMC Berkeley students are invited to volunteer before the event in exchange for free lunch & entry into the Feng Shui event. Work hours will be from 10am-12pm. Space is limited.

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Free – $55.00

Master Tung Practicum: Clinical Applications & Needling Techniques for the Top 20 Points

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Several Acupuncture needles sit in a ceramic dish with green leaves in the background

Pending Approval by CAB for 7 CE units.

About the course: Join Dr. Jorge Nunez for a day of learning and refining the practical use of this powerful Master Tung family tradition. Master Tung Acupuncture can be used to achieve rapid results in your practice. Going beyond simple point locations and indications, this course will focus on developing the hand skills and needling techniques traditionally used with this system. The Master Tung family system has gained the reputation for providing quick clinical results. Although there exist many resources to support the understanding of the indications of the points in this unique system, it is less common to find expertise regarding the specific needling techniques traditionally used to get optimal results. Jorge Nunez has extensive experience with mutliple disciples of Master Tung. Using a combination of effective point selection and “shou fa,” or hand methods, the focus of this one day seminar will be on practical application and correct technique for common clinical complaints.

In the morning, students will learn the Fundamentals of the Master Tung system & needling technique principles. Throughout the day students will learn to use the 20 most important points in the Master Tung system, focused especially on zones 11-44 for upper extremity points & pain relief as well as zones 55-88 for the lower extremity.

Acupuncturist Jorge Nunez smilesAbout the Instructor: Dr. Nunez has studied extensively with Dr. Wei-Chieh Young, a direct disciple of Master Tung, as well as many other Tung illuminaries. At his busy practice at Octagon Community Acupuncture, Dr. Nunez has successfully treated thousands of patients with this method. He has taught this material at both the masters’ and doctoral level for many years, and supervised hundreds students in clinical programs. The elegance and clinical efficacy of this system will bring your practice to the next level in a single day of instruction.

*COVID Requirements: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building.

Early Bird pricing ends 5/18/2022.

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$125.00 – $200.00

Introduction to East Asian Medicine

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event


Join us for a 5 week course to examine the history & fundamental philosophy of East Asian Medicine.

What You’ll Learn

Explore the wisdom of diagnostic techniques like pulse taking & tongue diagnosis. Discover the fundamentals of Yin and Yang relationships, Five Element Theory (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water), and the relationships between our mind, body, spirit and how we can apply them to everyday health and wellness.

Week 1: Philosophy & Theory
Week 2: The Branches of East Asian Medicine & the Water Element
Week 3: Pulse Diagnosis & the Wood Element
Week 4: Tongue Diagnosis & the Fire Element
Week 5: The Earth & Metal Elements

This course will provide an overview of the foundations of East Asian Medicine & will serve as a strong foundation for AIMC’s other community class offerings as well as joining the Masters or Doctorate programs.

Class Dates: 5 Thursdays starting June 23rd (6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Pricing: $50

About the Instructor

White woman with wide brim straw hat on holds a white and brown dog and smiles in front of snowy mount and frozen lake scene on a sunny dayAlly Magill is an AIMC alumna with a background in birthwork as a labor and postpartum doula, outdoor education, and the management of thriving community acupuncture clinics. She studied Five Element Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health before joining AIMC for the herbal & integrative medicine portion of her Master’s degree. She has had the opportunity to study the teachings of Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen through his students & incorporates Classical Chinese Medicine into her practice.

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$50.00

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 6 (IN-PERSON or LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

MODULE 6: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy III
Pending Approval by CAB for 14 CEU units.

Prerequisites: Modules 1 -5
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

Course Info: 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 the dimension of practice ethics, business, and legalities. You will practice and teach qigong exercises we have learned throughout the modules.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

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

Early Bird Rates effective until June 9, 2022

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$225.00 – $425.00

Traditional Manual Therapy for Common Orthopedic Complaints

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

14 CEUs available pending CAB approval

Amplify your ability to use palpation and manual techniques to address Orthopedic complaints and pain in your clinic. Gain valuable insights & practice as to how simple, hands-on skills can have a meaningful impact on clinical outcomes.

Tui Na manual therapy has been used for hundreds of years as a complete approach for whole-body health. Based on TCM understandings of channel and point anatomy, simple hand techniques are used to facilitate and balance the flow of blood and energy through the entire system. Although often used for needle-averse patients, these approaches can help in a wide variety of clinical settings. Join us for this special weekend to joyfully practice, give, and receive this profound therapy with one of the most influential teachers in modern Tui Na practice, Brian O’Dea.

In this two day workshop, participants will learn: to adapt an Acupuncturist’s understanding of meridian therapy and diagnosis to manual therapy; correct body posture, angle, and hand technique to activate and balance a patient’s energy without compromising practitioner health; comprehensive full-body approaches and how to address more local disorders with Tui Na, and the relationship between personal cultivation techniques, such as Qi Gong, with manual therapy approaches to improve clinical results & prevent provider burn-out.

 

 

Brian Odea wears a cap and smiles with a bright white background behind him
About the Instructor: Brian has 40 years of Martial Arts, meditation, and health care practice. He graduated from the Acupressure Institute and the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. He continues his Jin Shin Jyutsu studies with Mary Burmeister and Patricia Meador and Qi Gong with Simu Ou Yang Min. Brian also studied Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with Prof. Cheng Man Ching and Aikido with Lou Kleinsmith. His private practice in Oakland integrates Tui Na Massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, herbs, and acupuncture.

 

*COVID Requirements: Under current COVID-related public health guidelines, participants for this in-person workshop will be required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Changes to this policy may be announced with any changes to local or national public health guidance.

Early Bird pricing ends 6/11/2022.

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$280.00 – $400.00

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

MOD 1 : Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy in Clinical Practice
CAB approved for 14 CEU hours 
Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels
Module 1 of a 6 module certificate program.  May be taken as a stand-alone course.
Option to attend in-person* or via Live Streamed Webinar.

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.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

Click here for more information on the Medical Qigong certificate program.

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$300.00 – $425.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: September Open House

Online

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE:  Tuesday, September 20th, 5-6:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 9th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

SEIFUKUJITSU THEORY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE 1 (In-person)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

CATEGORY: Category 1 Continuing Education Course
PROVIDER #436: AIMC Berkeley 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA ● 510.666.8248
CEU HOURS: This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Course Info: Seifukujitsu is a Japanese healing method that is over 1200 years old. It emphasizes the restoration of the body to a state known in China as “Fusheng” or normal state. This is achieved by balancing the body’s energy, and by breaking down soft tissue in areas that have been injured which allows them to properly heal. This course will provide attendees with foundational knowledge and perspective, and help them develop basic physical skills to treat patients with increased efficacy in a relatively short time.

The two-day seminar will cover theoretical, therapeutic, and application principles. Attendees will get an opportunity to learn and practice the basic bodywork form (kata), and specific protocols as stand-alone treatments and in combination with other Asian modalities (acupuncture, guasha, cupping). The course also covers the use of topical liniments and herbal medicine in context of Seifukujitsu.  Click for additional course info.

This is the first of 2 courses in the series.

About the Instructor:
Robert Hudson, L.Ac went to the SF Acupuncture school and received wonderful training from Dr. Misha Cohen, Dr. Tseng (acupuncture), Dr. Chen, Dr. Steven Chen (Zheng Gu Tuina), Dr. Miriam Lee (Master Tung acupuncture), Efram Korngold, Dr. Richard Tan, and others. He holds a great love for all aspects of Asian medicine, especially
acupuncture, physical applications, and herbology.

After starting his private practice in 1991, he became a faculty member at ASAOM of Arizona in 2010. He has taught many aspects of Asian medicine, including herbology with a special focus on topicals and herbal preparation (Pao Zhi). This knowledge is incorporated into the Seifukujitsu curriculum, covering treatments for a wide range of conditions including dermatological conditions, all phases of recovery from traumatic injury, internal disease, etc. Many aspects of this knowledge will be taught in this seminar. He founded the AJJF Okazaki Restorative Massage Program (now known as the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute), and has taught in the program since its inception in 1983.

Robert is also a 9th degree black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, and holds the title of Dai Shihan. He studied jujitsu with Prof. Bud Estes and Prof. Sig Kufferath, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong with Sifu Fong Ha, and Qigong with Sifu Choi. He also studied Wing Chun Gung Fu with Sifu Joe Serabia, who was an extraordinary practitioner. Robert has learned of the inner mysteries of Asian martial arts, including the use of empty force for both martial and healing purposes.

About the Assistant Instructor:
Dr. Daniel Linder is an alumnus of AIMC’s masters and doctoral programs. He has studied qigong with lineage holder Eva Wong, and is certified in medical qigong with Dr. Suzanne Friedman. Dan has practiced Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Seifukujitsu for over 30 years, training with several advanced practitioners including Robert Hudson. Dan is an instructor with the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute.

Early Bird Rates end 8/24

COVID Information: As of July 2022, masks are required for all people on AIMC Berkeley’s campus. In addition to masking, attendees of this class will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 3 days of the class beginning. It’s recommended that students show up 15 minutes early on the first day. This policy is subject to change should local public health guidance be updated.

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$225.00 – $425.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: October Open House

Online

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Tuesday, October 11th, 5-6:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 9th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Introduction to East Asian Medicine

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event


Join us for a 5 week course to examine the history & fundamental philosophy of East Asian Medicine.

What You’ll Learn

Explore the wisdom of diagnostic techniques like pulse taking & tongue diagnosis. Discover the fundamentals of Yin and Yang relationships, Five Element Theory (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water), and the relationships between our mind, body, spirit and how we can apply them to everyday health and wellness. Participants will receive a package of East Asian Medicine materials to make our online courses more experiential. Explore herbal medicines, acupressure, moxibustion, and more in this fun interactive class.

This course will provide an overview of the foundations of East Asian Medicine & will serve as a strong foundation for AIMC’s other community class offerings as well as joining the Masters or Doctorate programs.

Week 1: Philosophy & Theory
Week 2: The Branches of East Asian Medicine & the Water Element
Week 3: Pulse Diagnosis & the Wood Element
Week 4: Tongue Diagnosis & the Fire Element
Week 5: The Earth & Metal Elements

TO RECEIVE YOUR MAILED PACKET OF MATERIALS IN TIME FOR CLASS, PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 30TH. AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH, MATERIALS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP AT AIMC BERKELEY.

Class Dates: 5 Wednesdays starting October 12th (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, & 11/9)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Pricing: $75

About the Instructor

White woman with wide brim straw hat on holds a white and brown dog and smiles in front of snowy mount and frozen lake scene on a sunny dayAlly Magill is an AIMC alumna & administrator with a background in birthwork as a labor and postpartum doula, outdoor education, and the management of thriving community acupuncture clinics. She studied Five Element Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health before joining AIMC for the herbal & integrative medicine portion of her Master’s degree. She has had the opportunity to study the teachings of Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen through his students & incorporates Classical Chinese Medicine into her practice.

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$75.00

SEIFUKUJITSU THEORY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE 2 (In-person)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

CATEGORY: Category 1 Continuing Education Course
PROVIDER #436: AIMC Berkeley 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA ● 510.666.8248
CEU HOURS: This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Course Info:
Seifukujitsu is a healing method over 1200 years old. It emphasizes the restoration of the body to a state known in China as “Fusheng” or normal state. This is achieved by balancing the energy in the body and by breaking down soft tissue areas of the body that have been injured to allow them to properly heal. This course will provide attendees with foundational knowledge and perspective, and help them develop basic physical skills to treat patients with increased efficacy in a relatively short time

This two-day seminar delves deeper into the concepts and treatments covered in Part 1 (days 1 & 2).   Attendees will further their knowledge in theoretical principles, therapeutic principles, and application principles.  There will be an opportunity to practice and learn the bodywork kata and specific treatment protocols for insomnia and headaches – as stand-alone treatments, and in combination with other Asian medical treatments.  The course includes review of topical liniments and herbal medicine examined in Part 1 as well as exploration of additional treatments.  The focus will be on anterior upper and lower body sequences.  Click for additional course info

This is the second of 2 courses in the series.

About the Instructor:
Robert Hudson, L.Ac went to the SF Acupuncture school and received wonderful training from Dr. Misha Cohen, Dr. Tseng (acupuncture), Dr. Chen, Dr. Steven Chen (Zheng Gu Tuina), Dr. Miriam Lee (Master Tung acupuncture), Efram Korngold, Dr. Richard Tan, and others. He holds a great love for all aspects of Asian medicine, especially
acupuncture, physical applications, and herbology.

After starting his private practice in 1991, he became a faculty member at ASAOM of Arizona in 2010. He has taught many aspects of Asian medicine, including herbology with a special focus on topicals and herbal preparation (Pao Zhi). This knowledge is incorporated into the Seifukujitsu curriculum, covering treatments for a wide range of conditions including dermatological conditions, all phases of recovery from traumatic injury, internal disease, etc. Many aspects of this knowledge will be taught in this seminar. He founded the AJJF Okazaki Restorative Massage Program (now known as the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute), and has taught in the program since its inception in 1983.

Robert is also a 9th degree black belt in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, and holds the title of Dai Shihan. He studied jujitsu with Prof. Bud Estes and Prof. Sig Kufferath, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong with Sifu Fong Ha, and Qigong with Sifu Choi. He also studied Wing Chun Gung Fu with Sifu Joe Serabia, who was an extraordinary practitioner. Robert has learned of the inner mysteries of Asian martial arts, including the use of empty force for both martial and healing purposes.

About the Assistant Instructor:
Dr. Daniel Linder is an alumnus of AIMC’s masters and doctoral programs. He has studied qigong with lineage holder Eva Wong, and is certified in medical qigong with Dr. Suzanne Friedman. Dan has practiced Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Seifukujitsu for over 30 years, training with several advanced practitioners including Robert Hudson. Dan is an instructor with the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute.

Early Bird Rates end 9/22

COVID Information: As of July 2022, masks are required for all people on AIMC Berkeley’s campus. In addition to masking, attendees of this class will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 3 days of the class beginning. It’s recommended that students show up 15 minutes early on the first day. This policy is subject to change should local public health guidance be updated.

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$225.00 – $425.00

Doctoral Completion Open House

Online

AIMC Masters and Doctorate students are sitting during the graduation ceremony

Doctoral Completion Program

JOIN US ONLINE: TUESDAY, October 25, 6:30-8:30 PM

Our Doctoral Completion program is designed for Licensed Acupuncturists who are ready to take their careers to the next level. Do you have questions about the admissions process, schedule & curriculum, internship & externship options, or the thesis project?

Join us to learn more about the program and have all your questions answered. RSVP below & we’ll share a Zoom link before the event.

Doctoral classes for the spring term begin mid-January.

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Free

Acupuncture as a Profession: November Open House

Online

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Tuesday, November 1st, 5-6:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 9th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 2 (IN-PERSON or LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

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Mod 2: Introduction to the Yijing Medical Qigong System and Qigong Protocols
14 CEU hours pending CAB approval
9-4:30 both days
Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels
Module 2 of a 6 module certificate program.  May be taken as a stand-alone course.
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

In this course, you will deepen and hone the medical qigong skills learned in Module 1 and begin to learn and practice basic medical qigong protocols.  You will begin training in the Bagua Balancing treatment technique and explore Chinese medicine principles of the five elements, 12 regular meridians, and yin-yang theory.

You will delve into Daoist cosmology and deepen your self-cultivation practice with Daoist meditations, qigong practice and inner inquiry.

*Requirements for in-person attendance: Anyone attending an in-person module is currently required to either provide proof of full vaccination OR provide a negative PCR test from within the last 3 days. This must be provided upon entry on the first day of the class. A symptom screening and temperature check will also be administered upon entry into the building. Those who are unable to provide documentation or do not pass the screening may opt to attend the session virtually.

Click here for more information on the Medical Qigong certificate program.

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$300.00 – $425.00

Craft Fair & Autumn Festival

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Craft Fair - Public PDF

Join us for an afternoon of free live music, food, and acupuncture as you shop for your holiday gifts! All craft vendors are current students, faculty & staff members, or alumni.

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Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Sunday, November 20th, 5-6:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 9th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 3 (LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Mod 3: The I Ching in Medical Qigong Clinical Practice
Category 1 CE Course approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider #436,  for 14 hours of Continuing Education

9 – 4:30 both days
Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels
Module 3 of a 6 module certificate program.  May be taken as a stand-alone course.
Live-Streamed Webinar format only.

In this course, you will learn the depths, history and magic of the I Ching as well as its clinical use and applications. You will learn to use this ancient text of divination for medical, personal and professional purposes and how to apply it to both diagnosis and treatment approaches.

You will learn and practice the powerful Yijing Qigong form and meditation based on the 8 hexagrams and I Ching theory.

Click here for more information on the Medical Qigong certificate program.

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$300.00 – $425.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, January 23rd 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2023 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US IN-PERSON: February 9th, 6-7:30 PM

During the in-person Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, February 27th, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 4 (IN PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Mod 4: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I
Category 1 CE Course approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider #436,  for 14 hours of Continuing Education

9 – 4:30 both days
Prerequisites: Modules 1-3, unless approved by instructor
Module 4 of a 6 module certificate program.  .
In-Person or Live-Streamed Webinar format.

In this course, you will refine and expand your diagnostic skills, energy sensation & sensitivity exercises, and complete learning the Bagua Balancing treatment protocol. You will learn the psycho-emotional and cosmological dimensions of the five elements as they apply to clinical practice.

You will learn and practice the Daoist Five Qigong form.

Click here for more information on the Medical Qigong certificate program.

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$300.00 – $425.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: March Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

woman applying an acupuncture treatment to a clients back

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Tuesday, March 28th, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Spring Herb Walk

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park 11500 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA, United States

Spring Herb Walk

Join AIMC Herbology Professor Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac for a Spring Herb Walk! According to the Taoist 5 Elements, Spring is the season of the Wood Element, making this the perfect time to get out in nature and learn about our local plants! Using an integrative medicine perspective, we’ll explore our local California medicinal herbs and how to identify and use them! This walk is perfect for beginners and folks of all ages. Participants will need to be able to walk 2 miles on mostly flat ground.

WHERE: Redwood Park,11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
WHEN: Saturday April 8th , 10am- 12pm

About the Instructor:

Woman with red hair and blue beaded earrings holds dried pink flowers & smiles
Professor Athene Eisenhardt, L.Ac began studies of herbal medicine began over 20 years ago, while working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park. This led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. Athene maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine. Visit Athene’s website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com.

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$25.00

INTRODUCTION TO KAMPO MEDICINE (IN-PERSON)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

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

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$245.00 – $395.00

GRAND ROUNDS: KAMPO MEDICINE (IN-PERSON)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

CAB approved for 8 CEU hours, Category 1.  CEP Provider #436

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

About the Course: This day of patient care will serve to demonstrate clinical applications of Kampo Medicine. In-person patient encounters will focus on a key clinical component of the Kampo system, Abdominal Diagnosis (Fukushin). Students will observe and apply the precise exam technique, and interpret findings as they relate to herbal treatment theory, as learned over the preceding weekend. The classical formulas previewed in the didactic course will be discussed in relation to specific patient complaints and presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to witness a senior provider at work. Seeing 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 Intro to Kampo course taking place in the days prior to Grand Rounds.

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

  • Better understand the clinical application of Kampo Medicine with real patient case
  • Demonstrate greater familiarity with the 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)
  • Match formulas from the Shang Han Lun and Jing Gui Yao Lue with the corresponding abdominal patterns witnessed in this day of active patient care

This course can be taken for credit within AIMC’s Doctoral Completion program; students enrolled in the program can earn Clinical hours 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.

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 whose mission is the dissemination of traditional Japanese medicine through teaching and practice.

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.

Early Bird Rates effective until March 16, 2023.
AIMC Doctoral students should select student rate and enter code for fee adjustment.

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$125.00 – $200.00

Herb Walk: Native California Herbs Field Trip

Mt. Tamalpais 3801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA, United States

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

About “Native California Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field” :

DAY 1: 2-hour Informational Webinar, May 19th 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
DAY 2: Field Trip to Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, May 20th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In this hands-on course, students will begin to learn how to incorporate local California herbs into TCM clinical practice. Students will gain understanding of the identification and use of native California medicinal plants within the system of TCM and TCM herbal formulation. We also review the TCM systems of taste and temperature and 5 Elements as the foundation of understanding medicinal properties of plants, and how they can be applied to our local California flora. Day 1 of the course is a brief evening meeting to introduce the subject. Day 2 of the course is a field trip where students learn about and observe the plants in their natural habitat. Plant ID, basic field botany and sustainable wild harvesting are covered. Practices such as meditation, observation of nature, and qigong will be included to deepen students’ understanding.

By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Be acquainted with plant identification and morphology, botanical classification, and clinical uses of native California plants, as they relate to the system of TCM
  • Understand the TCM systems of herbal taste and temperature, and 5 Elements, and their application to the medicinal properties of native California plants.
  • Understand some of the ways local California herbs can be incorporated into clinical practice and TCM formulation.
  • Understand ethical and ecologically sound harvesting practices of wild plants.

Learning Materials: Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field trip, which will be within an hours drive of AIMC. Students will need sturdy walking shoes, and the ability to walk 3-4 miles over the course of the day. Students will need to bring a notebook, pen, lunch, and water.

About the Instructor: Dr. Athene Eisenhardt, DAIM LAc., AIMC Professor of Herbology, found her path in medicine by way of the plant world. Working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. She maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine.  Visit her website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com

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

 

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$150.00 – $200.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: May Open House (Rescheduled)

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, May 22nd, 6-7:30 PM (Rescheduled to Wednesday, May 31st, 6-7:30 PM)

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2023 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins Sep 5th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays in June for our weekly Community Qigong class, starting June 9th! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Limited space is available. Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: In-person June Open House

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN IN PERSON: Monday, June 12th, 6-7:30 PM

During the In-person Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2023 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins Sep 5th.

To RSVP for the Open House sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays in June for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Limited space is available. Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Nutritional Strategies in Integrative Medicine (Live Webinar)

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

Join us for a live webinar hosted on Zoom, June 17th and 18th, 9am to 1pm each day.

About the Course:

Functional medicine is a perspective that integrates the most useful tools and techniques of Bio medicine with the systems based approaches of traditional medicine to improve the diagnosis and treatment of modern and functional disorders, including impaired detoxification, autoimmune disorders, food allergies, immune dysfunction, chronic viral infection, endocrine imbalances and more. This class provides an overview of the systems‐based approach with a focus on whole foods‐based nutritional therapy.

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

1. Identify and describe disorders such as impaired detoxification systems, dysbiosis, immune and autoimmune disorders and endocrine imbalances.
2. Define and describe the Anthropocene and discuss nutritional and health impacts of the climate crisis along with solutions. Compare and contrast the human and soil microbiomes.
3. Recommend appropriate whole foods-based nutritional strategies to increase clinical efficacy.
4. Compare and contrast common nutritional models including traditional East Asian, functional and biomedicine.
5. Give effective nutrition advice and adapt, write, modify and prescribe recipes.

About the Instructor:

Nishanga Bliss, DSc, DAIM, LAc, is a holistic doctor and educator who believes that personal and planetary health are interdependent. She teaches Chinese and integrative medicine at AIMC, where she practices in the community clinic, offering nutrition consults, herbal medicine and acupuncture. She is passionate about protecting the planet and is active in the climate movement. A former chef, Nishanga loves kitchen medicine and practicing the ancient healing art of fermentation. Her book, Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger Press, 2012) dives deeply into the practice of eating with the seasons, weaving the ancient wisdom of Chinese medical nutrition together with nutrition science and real-world culinary know-how. Visit her website at: https://nishangabliss.com

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

Early Bird Rates until May 17, 2023

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$150.00 – $225.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays in June for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Limited space is available. Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 5 (IN PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

In this 2 day course, you will learn a wide variety of medical qigong treatment protocols that tonify, purge or circulate their patients’ qi, calm shen and balance emotions.

$1.00 – $425.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: July Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, July 10th, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2023 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins Sep 5th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

Community QiGong

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Fridays for our weekly Community Qigong class! Move and nourish your Qi in community with teacher Larry Spears!

The practice of Qigong can lead to better health and vitality, and a more tranquil state of mind. It is excellent for general wellbeing, stress management, or to recover from illness or injury.

This class is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Larry has been teaching qigong in the Bay Area for over twenty years, and designed and taught the “qigong for beginners” classes for our AIMC Community over the years. His qigong class structure offers some balancing yin approaches to the more yang pressures of our culture.

Cancellation requests must be received via email 48 hours prior to the class for a refund. Please submit requests to wellbeing@aimc.edu.

AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment, in which case a full refund will be processed.

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$15.00

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 6 (IN PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

In this final module, students will review all protocols and learn eastern & western pathology and internal organ treatment protocols.

$300.00 – $425.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, September 18th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Doctoral Completion Program: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Wednesday, September 27th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral completion program including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins Jan 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Theoretical Foundations of Kampo (In-Person)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

In this course, you will explore the Theoretical Foundations of Kampo, including core concepts like "SHO," diagnostics through the four methods, the Sho Kan Ron (Shang Han Lun) Classical Formulas (Jing Fang) composition, and Fukushin - Abdominal Diagnosis to enhance diagnostic skills.

$750.00

Integrative Microneedling for Acupuncturists

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Learn to give safe, effective and holistic microneedling treatments guided by the principals of Eastern and Western medicine.

Asian American Herbalism Book Launch

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

AIMC is proud to welcome alumnus and author Erin Masako Wilkins, LAc, to AIMC for the launch of Asian American Herbalism: Traditional and Modern Healing Practices for Everyday Wellness.

This beautifully illustrated and photographed collection of herbal remedies and wellness practices is filled with practical remedies and recipes easy enough for even the busiest reader to implement, and beautiful enough to display on a shelf or coffee table. Rooted in East Asian culture, it is an exploration of what it means to practice traditional Asian medicine in the context of modern-day life, and is the perfect health and wellness reference guide for our time.

Monday, October 23rd, 6-7pm

Discussion followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

Erin Wilkins, LAc. is an Asian American herbalist & Japanese acupuncturist, and founder of Herb Folk Shop. Her practice and storefront are rooted in community care & accessibility. She carries thoughtfully sourced herbal medicines & offers community classes to empower her patients and community.

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Free

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

IN-TOUCH JAPAN 2023

Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan

Seven days of hands on, interactive acupuncture and moxa study at Toyo Shinkyu Senmon Gakko acupuncture school in Japan.

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Wednesday, November 8th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins January 8th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

YAMAMOTO NEW SCALP ACUPUNCTURE (IN-PERSON)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Learn YNSA with Dr. Yoshifumi Tomita. YNSA has efficacy in treating cerebral infarction (CI), intracerebral bleeding, paralysis by central nervous system disease, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatism, lower back pain, stiff shoulder, numbness, depression, dizziness, ear ringing, and skin troubles such as Atopic dermatitis.

Free – $675.00

Ortho Made Simple (Hybrid In-Person and Online)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Ortho Made Simple understands that orthopedics can be complex, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming and believes that repeated exposure to carefully curated content over time is the key to mastering orthopedics and seamlessly integrating it into your practice. The program breaks down complex concepts one step at a time, ensuring that the information becomes an integral part of your acupuncture toolkit.

AIMC Winter Craft Fair

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, United States

Join us Sunday, December 3rd, for an afternoon of crafts, food, and community! Pick up some goods sure to enhance the wellbeing of anyone on your gift list (including yourself!), all crafted by current AIMC students, faculty & staff members, and alumni.

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Lab Work for Acupuncturists: Diagnostic Testing in Clinical Practice (Live Webinar)

Online

This course approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 6 hours of Continuing Education, provider #436.

Join us for a Live Webinar via Zoom on January 27, 2024 from 11am-6pm, this is the first course in our series Labwork for Acupuncturists

Course Content:

  • Introduction to Supportive Diagnostic Studies
    Focus: How to think when reviewing supportive diagnostic studies, ordering the tests, scope of practice, critical thinking from overall patient’s clinical presentation
  • Hematological Diagnostic StudiesFocus: RBC, WBC, Platelets, Inflammatory Markers
  • Diabetes, Electrolyte Panel and Acid-Base Studies
    Focus: Glucose, Na, K, Ca, Alkalosis and Acidosis
  • Liver Profile StudiesFocus: Enzyme Profile Markers and Bilirubin Profile
  • Kidney Profile and Urinalysis Studies
    Focus: BUN, Creatinine, GFR and Urinalysis
  • Thyroid Profile Studies
    Focus: TSH, T3, T4, TPO, TGAb, TSI

 

This standalone class is the first in a series of continuing educations courses teaching Licensed Acupuncturists to order & evaluate lab work. The next class in the series will be offered 3/23 from 9am-1pm and will focus on lipid profile studies, cardiac diagnostic studies, and pulmonary diagnostic studies. The final course in the sequence will be taught on 4/14 from 9am-4pm and will focus on GI diagnostic studies and radiology.

*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.

About the Instructor: 

AIMC Academic Dean, Dr. Wong, MD, DAOM, DipOM, L.Ac. was trained in both Traditional Medicine and Allopathic Biomedicine. He holds a Medical Doctor degree from Trisakti University in Indonesia and was trained as a general physician as well as in structural palpation-based acupuncture for physicians at Harvard Medical School. He later earned his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University of Los Angeles.
He has a strong interest in the field of integrative medicine, scientific medical acupuncture & kinetic acupuncture. His acupuncture practice is primarily focused on orthopedic pain management, and he co-authored the text Acupuncture with Movement: Kinetic Acupuncture.

His professional career has been focused on the integration of clinical practice, academic teaching, and academic administrative leadership.
In Indonesia, he successfully founded the first medical acupuncture department in Arsani Hospital, promoting acupuncture services and education for both in-patient and out-patient care in collaboration with various departments including physiotherapy, internal medicine and neurology. He also served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of Dongguk University Los Angeles and Chief Academic Officer of Alhambra Medical University, where he successfully helped both universities achieve program accreditation and improve academic assessment and development plans for masters and doctorate programs in acupuncture and traditional medicine.

Dr. Wong is passionate about graduate medical education, competency based medical education training, and academic and program assessment and improvement. His goal and dream is to promote a higher quality of graduate medical education in acupuncture and traditional medicine in the United States that is centered in its independent diagnostic patterns, integrated within system based practices, and aligned with the evidence-based medicine principles. He is excited to help AIMC Berkeley be the pioneer for this rebirth of modern Acupuncture training.

 

 

Early Bird Rates expire January 7, 2024

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$96.00 – $162.00

Introduction to Nutrition for the Anthropocene: The Challenges of Modern Nutrition (Live Webinar)

Online

This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 4 hours of Continuing Education, provider #436.

Join us on January 28, 2024 from 2pm-6pm for a Live Webinar via Zoom this is the first course in our series Functional Nutrition for Acupuncturists

Integrating the most useful tools and techniques of biomedicine with the systems-based approaches of traditional medicine, the student will learn to improve the diagnosis and treatment of modern and functional disorders, including digestive disorders, impaired detoxification, dysbiosis, autoimmune disorders, food allergies, immune dysfunction, endocrine imbalances and more with whole-foods nutrition and traditional culinary techniques.

Course description

  • Nutrition for the Anthropocene: what has changed since the time of Li-Dong Yuan?
  • A crisis of flavor: how our food has changed with modern agriculture
  • The soil and human microbiomes: regenerating solutions
  • Cooking lab: Preserved Citrus

Please Note: Participants will need to source the following grocery and kitchen items to have available for the cooking lab:

6-7 lemons

8-10 limes or about a half pound of kumquats

¼ cup salt (sea salt preferred)

a knife and cutting board

1 pint size Mason jar or similar

Expected Learning Outcomes
● Define and describe the Anthropocene and discuss nutritional and health impacts of the climate crisis along with solutions. Compare and contrast the human and soil microbiome.
● Recommend appropriate whole foods-based nutritional strategies to increase clinical efficacy.
● Compare and contrast common nutritional models including traditional East Asian, functional and biomedicine.

Part 2 of this series will take place Sunday 3/24 and will focus on Functional Nutrition, detoxification pathways, the microbiome & dysbiosis, intestinal permeability, specialty diets including Allergy-Elimination, Paleo, Keto, Autoimmune Protocol, Fasting, Low FODMAPS,  Low Histamine Diets and a fermented foods cooking lab.

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.

 

About the Instructor: 

Nishanga Bliss, DSc, DAIM, LAc, is a holistic doctor and educator who believes that personal and planetary health are interdependent. She teaches Chinese and integrative medicine at AIMC, where she practices in the community clinic, offering nutrition consults, herbal medicine and acupuncture. She is passionate about protecting the planet and is active in the climate movement. A former chef, Nishanga loves kitchen medicine and practicing the ancient healing art of fermentation. Her book, Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger Press, 2012) dives deeply into the practice of eating with the seasons, weaving the ancient wisdom of Chinese medical nutrition together with nutrition science and real-world culinary know-how. Visit her website at: https://nishangabliss.com

 

 

 

Early Bird rates end January 7th!

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$63.00 – $108.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, January 29th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Doctoral Completion Program: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Wednesday, January 31st 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral completion program including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Integrative Herbology: The latest research, herb/drug interactions and clinical application of Chinese Herbs (Live Webinar)

Online

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

Course Content:

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.

Course Objectives:
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.

Instructors: 
Introduction by Dr. Jun Kim, DAOM, LAc

jun woo kim pictureAs 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.

 

 

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$96.00 – $162.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, February 26th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below & we’ll email you a Zoom link the day of the Open House. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Doctoral Completion Program: Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

JOIN US ONLINE: Wednesday, February 28th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral completion program including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

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Free

Lab Work for Acupuncturists: Lipid Profiles, Cardiac and Pulmonary Diagnostic Studies-Session #2 (Live Webinar)

Online

This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 4 hours of Continuing Education, provider #436.

Join us for a Live Webinar via Zoom on March 23, 2024 from 9am-1pm, this is the second course in our series Labwork for Acupuncturists

Course Content:

Lipid Profile Studies
Focus: Dyslipidemia and Cholesterol Profile
Cardiac Diagnostic Studies
Focus: Ischemic Heart Disease, Cardiac Enzyme Markers and ECG
Pulmonary Diagnostic Studies
Focus: Obstructive and Restrictive Lung Disease and Lung Capacity Profile

This standalone class is the second in a series of continuing educations courses teaching Licensed Acupuncturists to order & evaluate lab work. The next class and final course in the series will be taught on 4/14 from 9am-4pm and will focus on GI diagnostic studies and radiology.

*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.

About the Instructor: 
Dr. Adrianus WongAIMC Academic Dean, Dr. Wong, MD, DAOM, DipOM, L.Ac. was trained in both Traditional Medicine and Allopathic Biomedicine. He holds a Medical Doctor degree from Trisakti University in Indonesia and was trained as a general physician as well as in structural palpation-based acupuncture for physicians at Harvard Medical School. He later earned his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University of Los Angeles.
He has a strong interest in the field of integrative medicine, scientific medical acupuncture & kinetic acupuncture. His acupuncture practice is primarily focused on orthopedic pain management, and he co-authored the text Acupuncture with Movement: Kinetic Acupuncture.

His professional career has been focused on the integration of clinical practice, academic teaching, and academic administrative leadership.
In Indonesia, he successfully founded the first medical acupuncture department in Arsani Hospital, promoting acupuncture services and education for both in-patient and out-patient care in collaboration with various departments including physiotherapy, internal medicine and neurology. He also served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of Dongguk University Los Angeles and Chief Academic Officer of Alhambra Medical University, where he successfully helped both universities achieve program accreditation and improve academic assessment and development plans for masters and doctorate programs in acupuncture and traditional medicine.

Dr. Wong is passionate about graduate medical education, competency based medical education training, and academic and program assessment and improvement. His goal and dream is to promote a higher quality of graduate medical education in acupuncture and traditional medicine in the United States that is centered in its independent diagnostic patterns, integrated within system based practices, and aligned with the evidence-based medicine principles. He is excited to help AIMC Berkeley be the pioneer for this rebirth of modern Acupuncture training.

 

 

Early Bird Rates expire February 22nd!

 

Click here for the Refund and Cancellation Policy

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$63.00 – $108.00

Functional Nutrition for Acupuncturists: Integrative Nutrition Concepts, DIGIN Model & Specialty Diets (Live Webinar)

Online

This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 8 hours of Continuing Education, provider #436.

Join us on March 24, 2024 from 9am-6pm for a Live Webinar via Zoom this is the second course in our series Functional Nutrition for Acupuncturists

Integrating the most useful tools and techniques of biomedicine with the systems-based approaches of traditional medicine, the student will learn to improve the diagnosis and treatment of modern and functional disorders, including digestive disorders, impaired detoxification, dysbiosis, autoimmune disorders, food allergies, immune dysfunction, endocrine imbalances and more with whole-foods nutrition and traditional culinary techniques.

Course description

  • Functional nutrition: the DIGIN model and the 5 Rs
  • Integrative nutrition concepts including detoxification, the microbiome & dysbiosis, intestinal permeability, low and high HCl, SIBO
  • Flavor deep dive: anthocyanins and the benefits of bitter
  • Specialty diets: Allergy-Elimination, Paleo, Keto, Autoimmune Protocol, Fasting, Low FODMAPS and Low Histamine Diets
  • Cooking lab: further adventures in flavor and fermentation

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe disorders such as impaired detoxification systems, dysbiosis, immune and autoimmune disorders and endocrine imbalances.
  • Recommend appropriate whole foods-based nutritional strategies to increase clinical efficacy.
  • Compare and contrast common nutritional models including traditional East Asian, functional and biomedicine.
  • Discuss patient conditions using vocabulary and concepts common to other members of health care teams.

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.

About the Instructor: 

Nishanga Bliss, DSc, DAIM, LAc, is a holistic doctor and educator who believes that personal and planetary health are interdependent. She teaches Chinese and integrative medicine at AIMC, where she practices in the community clinic, offering nutrition consults, herbal medicine and acupuncture. She is passionate about protecting the planet and is active in the climate movement. A former chef, Nishanga loves kitchen medicine and practicing the ancient healing art of fermentation. Her book, Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy (New Harbinger Press, 2012) dives deeply into the practice of eating with the seasons, weaving the ancient wisdom of Chinese medical nutrition together with nutrition science and real-world culinary know-how. Visit her website at: https://nishangabliss.com

 

 

 

Early Bird rates end February 22nd!

 

Click here for Refund and Cancellation Policy

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$117.00 – $216.00

Acupuncture as a Profession: Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

JOIN US ONLINE: Monday, March 25th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic and telehealth program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

...

Free

Doctoral Completion Program: Open House

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

JOIN US ONLINE: Wednesday, March 27th 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Doctoral completion program including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our clinic program, and online Herbal Pharmacy.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Summer 2024 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Summer term begins May 6th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, sign up below. We look forward to meeting you!

...

Free

Lab Work for Acupuncturists: GI Diagnostic Studies & Radiology-Session #3 (Live Webinar)

Online

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 April 14, 2024 from 9am-4pm, this is the third and final course in our series Lab work for Acupuncturists

Course Content:

Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Studies
Focus: GERD, IBD, Gastric Acid Profile and Colonoscopy

Radiology
Focus: X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI

This standalone class is the third and final class in a series of continuing educations courses teaching Licensed Acupuncturists to order & evaluate lab work.

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.

*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.

About the Instructor: 
Dr. Adrianus WongAIMC Academic Dean, Dr. Wong, MD, DAOM, DipOM, L.Ac. was trained in both Traditional Medicine and Allopathic Biomedicine. He holds a Medical Doctor degree from Trisakti University in Indonesia and was trained as a general physician as well as in structural palpation-based acupuncture for physicians at Harvard Medical School. He later earned his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University of Los Angeles.
He has a strong interest in the field of integrative medicine, scientific medical acupuncture & kinetic acupuncture. His acupuncture practice is primarily focused on orthopedic pain management, and he co-authored the text Acupuncture with Movement: Kinetic Acupuncture.

His professional career has been focused on the integration of clinical practice, academic teaching, and academic administrative leadership.
In Indonesia, he successfully founded the first medical acupuncture department in Arsani Hospital, promoting acupuncture services and education for both in-patient and out-patient care in collaboration with various departments including physiotherapy, internal medicine and neurology. He also served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of Dongguk University Los Angeles and Chief Academic Officer of Alhambra Medical University, where he successfully helped both universities achieve program accreditation and improve academic assessment and development plans for masters and doctorate programs in acupuncture and traditional medicine.

Dr. Wong is passionate about graduate medical education, competency based medical education training, and academic and program assessment and improvement. His goal and dream is to promote a higher quality of graduate medical education in acupuncture and traditional medicine in the United States that is centered in its independent diagnostic patterns, integrated within system based practices, and aligned with the evidence-based medicine principles. He is excited to help AIMC Berkeley be the pioneer for this rebirth of modern Acupuncture training.

 

Early Bird Rates end March 1st!

 

Refund and Cancellation Policy 

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$96.00 – $162.00

Herb Walk: Native California Herbs Field Trip 2024

Mt. Tamalpais 3801 Panoramic Hwy, Mill Valley, CA, United States

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider Number 436, for 8 hours of Continuing Education.

About “Native California Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field” :

DAY 1: 2-hour Informational Webinar, May 17th 5:30pm – 7:30 pm
DAY 2: Field Trip to Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, May 18th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In this hands-on course, students will begin to learn how to incorporate local California herbs into TCM clinical practice. Students will gain understanding of the identification and use of native California medicinal plants within the system of TCM and TCM herbal formulation. We also review the TCM systems of taste and temperature and 5 Elements as the foundation of understanding medicinal properties of plants, and how they can be applied to our local California flora. Day 1 of the course is a brief evening meeting to introduce the subject. Day 2 of the course is a field trip where students learn about and observe the plants in their natural habitat. Plant ID, basic field botany and sustainable wild harvesting are covered. Practices such as meditation, observation of nature, and qigong will be included to deepen students’ understanding.

By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Be acquainted with plant identification and morphology, botanical classification, and clinical uses of native California plants, as they relate to the system of TCM
  • Understand the TCM systems of herbal taste and temperature, and 5 Elements, and their application to the medicinal properties of native California plants.
  • Understand some of the ways local California herbs can be incorporated into clinical practice and TCM formulation.
  • Understand ethical and ecologically sound harvesting practices of wild plants.

Learning Materials: Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field trip, which will be within an hours drive of AIMC. Students will need sturdy walking shoes, and the ability to walk 3-4 miles over the course of the day. Students will need to bring a notebook, pen, lunch, and water.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Athene Eisenhardt

Dr. Athene Eisenhardt, DAIM LAc., AIMC Professor of Herbology, found her path in medicine by way of the plant world. Working professionally as a field botanist for Yosemite National Park led her to begin wildcrafting and using native California plants as medicine, and to study the Taoist 5 elements in nature. She maintains a private practice in Oakland, CA where she offers 5 Element Acupuncture, Sound Healing, and Integrative Herbal Medicine.  Visit her website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com

 

 

 

 

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

Read about our Refund and Cancellation Policy.

 

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