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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.

SEIFUKUJITSU THEORY AND CLINICAL PRACTICE 1 (In-person)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Hybrid 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

Traditional Manual Therapy for Common Orthopedic Complaints

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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 6 (IN-PERSON or LIVE WEBINAR)

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Hybrid 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

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

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

Feng Shui Day at AIMC

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

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

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
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

The Three Treasures: A Workshop with Dennis von Elgg

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

Native Bay Area Herbs in the Clinic & in the Field

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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

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

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

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
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