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2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States

March 2022

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 4 (IN-PERSON or LIVE WEBINAR)

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 4:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$225.00 – $425.00

MODULE 4: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I
Pending Approval by CAB for 14 CEU units.

Prerequisites: Modules 1 -3
Option to attend in-person* or via Live-Streamed Webinar.

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

*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 February 5, 2022

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KAMPO MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS (IN-PERSON)

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$125.00 – $200.00

8 CEU hours pending CAB approval

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 willl 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.

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

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 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 14, 2022

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

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
Free – $200.00

8 CEU hours pending CAB approval

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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April 2022

Native Bay Area Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field

April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 3 @ 6:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$225.00 – $425.00 9 tickets left

15 CEU hours pending CAB approval

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

Registration Deadline March 15, 2022
Early Bird Rates effective until February 15, 2022

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