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April 2019

France Study Abroad: Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style

April 23, 2019 - April 27, 2019
Study Abroad Lyon, France

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

30 CE units (pending CAB approval)

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

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

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

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

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May 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 5

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

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

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Intro to Chinese Medicine – Summer

May 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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June 2019

THE ELEMENTS OF FLAVOR – JUNE 1

June 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Elements of Flavor: Sweet, Sour, and Bitter

CEU Class: 2 Day Workshop

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

Approved by CAB for 13 CEU units

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

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

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

June 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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THE ELEMENTS OF FLAVOR – JUNE 22

June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Elements of Flavor: Sweet, Sour, and Bitter

CEU Class: 2 Day Workshop

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

Approved by CAB for 13 CEU units

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

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

See pricing details by clicking on the registration button.

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

June 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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July 2019

Intro to Chinese Medicine

July 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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Intro to Chinese Medicine

July 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I (CMQ Certificate Module 6 of 6)

California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

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

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

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

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

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

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Intro to Chinese Medicine – Summer

July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us starting May 21st for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, MBA, SPHR

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

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OPEN HOUSE – “ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION”

July 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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7/22/2019 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

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ADV. TEISHIN THERAPY W/TAKAHIRO FUNAMIZU

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Mental Health Care using TEISHIN needling.
Advanced Course with Takahiro Funamizu

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

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

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

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August 2019

Medical Qigong Certification Program

August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CALIFORNIA ACUPUNCTURE BOARD APPROVED CEU CERTIFICATE
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Module 1 (1st offering): August 24-25, 2019
Module 1 (2nd offering): Sept 14-15, 2019
Module 2: November 2-3, 2019
Module 3: January 18-19, 2020
Module 4: March 14-15, 2020
Module 5: May 16-17, 2020
Module 6: July 11-12, 2020

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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

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

Three main program goals are:

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

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

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

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

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September 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1 2ND OFFERING

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Sept. 14-15, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

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

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

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

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LUO VESSELS: BLOOD & SPIRIT IN CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS:
14 HOURS NCCAOM (CEP#610)
14 HOURS CAB – PENDING (CEP #1593)
Saturday 9/21 (9am-6pm) – Sunday 9/22 (8am – 3pm)

About the course: The Longitudinal Luo Vessel network offers us the opportunity to move challenging and traumatic emotional experiences and pathology from the Primary channels to reservoirs of latency until the spirit has the resources and space to process and release them. When this mechanism is jeopardized due to resource depletion, emotional repression, or habitual abuse, the system becomes overwhelmed and results in chronic mental health disorders. Without intervention, both emotional and environmental pathogens can penetrate further into the Transverse & Extraordinary Luo Vessel networks, threatening terminal organ inflammation and/or hereditary transmission between parents and child. In this course we will explore the:

Metabolism and spirit of Xue Blood and its role as a medium in latency
Longitudinal Luo Vessels as the most transformative intervention for mental health disorders
Use of Transverse Luo Vessels in the prevention and treatment of visceral inflammation
Treatments to prevent the hereditary transmission of pathology and generational trauma
Diagnosis, protocols, and techniques of the Luo Vessel networks
Co-sponsored by the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College of Berkeley and the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship.

About the Instructor: Sean Tuten, DOM (NM), DAOM (RI) has been a teacher of classical East Asian medicine for 15 years, both as a speaker throughout the United States and Europe and as a professor at Southwest Acupuncture College. In 2016, he founded the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship, a comprehensive training curriculum in the complement channels of acupuncture and pulse diagnosis. In 2000, he co-founded of the Village Health Project, an international 501(c)3 non-profit organization that worked collaboratively with grassroots organizations and indigenous n’angas (healers) in Zimbabwe to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He currently maintains private practices in Santa Fe & Albuquerque NM, and Providence RI.

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AURICULOTHERAPY WITH DR. CHRISTINE TARRADELLES

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS: 4 CE HOURS, CEP 436

FREE FOR AIMC STUDENTS AND FACULTY

***Early Bird rates for Alumni and Public end 8/28***

Course Overview:
In this four hour Intensive, Christine Tarradelles DAIM, L.Ac, will present a review from the course provided in Lyon at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in April 2019 by Dr. Raphael Nogier. The course includes the nature of Ear Points with the history of Dr. Paul Nogier. Christine Tarradelles will distinguish ear point: 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 the practitioner will be able to identify 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. 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.

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October 2019

SHAKUJU THERAPY ADVANCED SEMINAR

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Shakuju Therapy Advanced Seminar with Daiki Takahashi

CEU CLASS: 14 CAB/NCCAOM CEU’S PENDING, CEP 436 (CAB) & 1026 (NCCAOM)
10/5 – 10/6, Saturday through Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Limited seating. Register early
Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

This seminar covers skin diseases and effective treatment strategies, including chronic atopic dermatitis. Daiki Sensei will also teach gentle Shiraku technique (bloodletting) using appropriate clean needle techniques and will debut the latest revolutionary techniques used in the treatment of dermatosis.  In this class, you will have the rare opportunity to be one of the first to learn the newest Shakuju techniques which were recently developed by Master Kobayashi-sensei.  These newly-developed techniques have not been taught in the United States until now, and have not even been released among the Shakuju practitioners in Japan.  This is an exclusive learning opportunity for those wishing to further develop their knowledge and training in Shakuju Therapy.

Presented by Daiki Takahashi, a Shakuju Therapy America Seminar Instructor and faculty member at Goto Acupuncture College in Tokyo, Japan

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one prior Shakuju Therapy Seminar

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November 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 2

November 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Module 2: Introduction to the Yijing Medical Qigong System and Qigong Protocols
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

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.

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

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January 2020

Auriculotherapy

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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doctor doing auriculotherapy on female patient

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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 other. 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 currently teaches at Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley and practices privately in San Rafael, California.

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INTRO TO CHINESE MEDICINE – Spring 2020

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - March 4 @ 8:30 pm

Join us Wednesday evenings starting January 15th for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, L.Ac., MSOM

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 and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

Class Dates:

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm

January 15, 22, 29
February  5, 12, 19, 26
March 4

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The I Ching in Medical Qigong Clinical Practice

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Module 3: The I Ching in Medical Qigong Clinical Practice
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

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.

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INTEGRATIVE COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE

January 31 @ 9:00 am - February 2 @ 3:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS: 21 CE CAB Approved hours, CEP 436

$50 Early Bird Discount ends 12/31/2019

3-day course:
Friday 1/31/20, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 2/1/20, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 2/2/20 9:00am – 3:30pm

Course Overview: Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture is a comprehensive treatment protocol to help patients experience an improved appearance and a deeper connection with their authentic selves. Dr. Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc teaches this 3 day course with an emphasis on learning the science and mechanisms of action behind why this treatment is effective, the Four Pillars of Holistic Skincare and an in depth overview and practical instruction on the Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture method. Students walk away with a deep understanding of Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture, it’s spiritual component and a treatment protocol that can be implemented into practice with a focus on results! Students will also receive ongoing support and an opportunity to participate in an Advanced Level course to further improve their treatment skills and methods.

About the Instructor:
Dr. Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc is a practicing Acupuncturist in San Rafael, CA, a published author, speaker and intuitive healer. Her treatments aim to access the deep inner workings of the mind-body-spirit connection to help her patients unlock the root cause of disharmony. Dr. Kim is a pioneer and teacher of Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture, her unique and innovative style aims to demystify the science behind why this treatment is effective, teach students an effective protocol and open the doorway to the greater healing potential of the treatment – addressing the Shen and Spirit of the patient. To find out more about her practice and offerings please visit www.IntegrativeCosmeticAcupuncture.com

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May 2020

SEIFUKUJITSU THEORY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE 1

May 9 @ 9:00 am - May 10 @ 6:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS: 16 CE HOURS, Pending approval from CAB. CEP 436. REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET

Course Info: Seifukujitsu is a Japanese hands-on healing method that is over 1200 years old. It emphasizes the restoration of the body to a state known in China as “huīfù zhèngcháng – to return to normal.” This is achieved by balancing the energy in the body, and breaking down soft tissue that has been injured, allowing it to properly heal.  This is the first of 2 courses in the series.

This course will provide attendees with foundational knowledge and perspective, and help develop basic physical skills that will increase treatment efficacy within a shorter duration. The seminar will cover theoretical, therapeutic, and application principles. Attendees will learn and practice the bodywork kata and specific treatment protocols as stand-alone treatments, and in combination with other Asian medical treatments (acupuncture, guasha, cupping). The course also covers the use of topical liniments and herbal medicine in context of Seifukujitsu.

 

About the Instructor:
Professor Robert Hudson, LAc is currently a Kudan (9th degree black belt) in Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. He started his Jujitsu training in 1970, and started the AJJF Okazaki Restorative Massage Program (now known as the Danzan Ryu Seifukujitsu Institute) in 1983. He has taught in the program since its inception. Robert studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, was licensed in 1991, and is now a practicing Acupuncturist and Seifukujitsu therapist. He has been a faculty teacher and clinic supervisor at ASAOM in Tuscon, Arizona since 2013, and has managed the herbal pharmacy and chaired the acupuncture program during his tenure.

 

Part II of this series will be offered this year as well. Date TBD.

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TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MOXIBUSTION THERAPY WITH A FOCUS ON GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS

May 23 @ 9:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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** SAVE UP TO $100 WITH EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION UNTIL 4/23 **

CEU CLASS: 14 CE HOURS, CEP 436

​Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

About the Course
In this 2 day seminar, Junji Mizutani will provide an introduction to moxibustion, its functions and indications. This workshop will focus on the most widely used techniques as developed by Japanese practitioners, with examples of treatment strategies. In this course you will learn direct moxibustion, a traditional and comfortable style of moxibustion treatment commonly used in Japan. This seminar will cover the theory and physiology of moxibustion, and how to practice safe, comfortable and effective moxibustion directly on the whole body. Junji will demonstrate all techniques and there will be time for practice and questions. He will cover a variety of treatment strategies, local, whole body (Sawada style), special effect points, autonomic nervous system balancing, needle and moxa combinations etc. There will be a special focus on gynecological disorders.

 

Weekend participants will learn:

-An introduction to the functions and indications of traditional Japanese moxibustion therapy
-How to palpate and accurately locate points requiring moxa, sensations felt by patients
-Sawada style whole body treatment
-Local treatment and special effect points
-Autonomic nervous system balancing treatment
-Combination needle and moxa treatment
-Some examples of traditional Japanese indirect moxibustion
-When is enough moxa enough?

About the instructor:
Junji Mizutani RAc, a leading authority of moxibustion in the West, is the director of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM). He graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College in 1983 and has been practicing and teaching shiatsu, acupuncture and moxibustion for 24 years. He taught Shiatsu at Kikkawa College and Shiatsu School of Canada, and served for three years as the president of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario. The author of Practical Moxibustion Therapy, he currently practices in Vancouver, B.C., and lectures in the U.S. and Canada.

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COMPLEMENT CHANNELS IN CONTEXT (LIVE WEBINAR)

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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** EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION UNTIL May 1st**

6 CEU units (NCCAOM #610 & CAB #1593 pending)

About the Course: The Complement channel system of acupuncture offers an extraordinary roadmap by which practitioners can see with clarity the progression of disease and how to begin reversing that process. However, without understanding the Complement channels in relationship to the Primary channels, and in the context of the system as a whole, they can be clinically confusing and even dangerous. This one-day livestream course will cover the following topics:

  • Conception, Gestation, and the Development of the Constitution
  • Disease Progression & Remission from Gall Bladder 20 to the Heart Zang
  • The Shu (Antique) Points as a Syetm of Triage for Pathology Threatening the Interior
  • Fundamentals of the Sinew, Luo, Divergent and Extraordinary Systems
  • Overview of the Complement Channel System and Coordinated Responses to Pathology

This is the second course of the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship curriculum being offered in California.

About the Teacher: Sean Tuten, DOM has been a teacher of Chinese medicine for 16 years, both as a speaker throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, and as a former professor at Southwest Acupuncture College. In 2016 he founded the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship, a comprehensive training curriculum in the Complement channels of acupuncture, pulse diagnosis, and classical physiology. He currently maintains private practices in Santa Fe & Albuquerque NM.

More Information at www.acupuncturementorship.com

Refunds: 75% if requested before May 1st.  None thereafter

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June 2020

HERBAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SYMPOSIUM

June 20
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Uniting Herbal Medicine, People & the Planet
Chinese, Western, and Indigenous Herbal Traditions

Climate Change is no longer something we can ignore. But how can we respond in an empowered way? People and plants have always shared a special partnership, and have worked together for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s part of our ecology, and it’s part of our planetary heritage.  Herbal medicine is the foundation of healing traditions all over the planet, and we can create healing resources in the times ahead by reviving bioregional, sustainable herbal medicine. By restoring our relationship with plants and herbal medicine, we also restore our lost connection to the earth, which is so important if we are to survive the times ahead. Amidst the fear and uncertainty, we invite our community to come together for a day of exploration and empowerment with herbal medicine.

Our conference will be a dialogue and hands-on learning about ways herbal medicine can be of assistance to us during climate change. We’ll explore what we can learn from our local herbal allies to help us, and how to work with native California medicinal plants in the context of our herbal traditions. We’ll also discuss how we can continue creating local, sustainable medicine for ourselves, and come away with resources, knowledge, and connections. The day will be a mix of classes as well as hands on activities such as herbal medicine making, local plant ID, and herbal diagnosis and treatment.

Topics will include:
– Crossovers and Commonalities between Western & Eastern herbalism
– Adaptogenic Herbs for a Changing Climate
– Growing Organic Chinese Herbs in the US and Seed Saving
– Native California Medicinal Plants- Local Herbal Allies
– Medicine Making

Our teachers are a diverse group of bioregional herbalists, bringing together traditional Chinese, Western, Eclectic, and Indigenous herbal traditions.

– Peg Schafer, Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm Petaluma, Lillium Initiative
– Ben Zappin, L.Ac, Founder of Five Flavors Herbs, Oakland
– Dr. Ingrid Bauer, MD, Five Flavors Herbs
– Michael Tierra, L.Ac, OMD, East West School of Planetary Herbs, American Herbalists Guild
– Dr. Lana Farson, L.Ac, AIMC Berkeley, ACTCM San Francisco
– Brian Kie Weissbuch, L.Ac, KW Botanicals

And more to be announced…..

  • CEU’s for Licensed Acupuncturists available
  • Community Level Classes
  • Spanish Speaking Classes

 

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SHAKUJU THERAPY – POSTPONED

June 27 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

**Can be used towards certificate in Japanese Acupuncture**

Course: This seminar will focus on the basic theory of SJT and treatment strategy for the beginner and intermediate student and practitioner. It will provide a glimpse into the Tao of Taiji, the Ultimate Power of the Universe, through the lens of Master Shoji Kobayashi’s teachings of Shakuju Therapy (SJT). Using a simplified approach to teaching SJT fundamental theory and clinical applications, this class will help students learn to diagnose and treat patients, utilizing an understanding of the Physics and East Asian Medicine principles upon which SJT is based. Students will learn to evaluate the state of jing qi or cold in the body and how to combine this evaluation with pulse/abdomen diagnosis and treatment strategies to improve the constitution and overall health of their patients. At the end of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a basic root treatment with Shakuju and Teishin needles. They will be able to describe methods for diagnosing the abdomen and pulse as well as noninsertive techniques such as contact needling and how to adjust the pulse.

Instructor: Daiki Takahashi

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August 2020

ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE:  MONDAY, August 3rd, 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 Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins August 31st.

Spring term begins January 4th.

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

 

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