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CLASSES, CERTIFICATES & EVENTS

AIMC Berkeley offers a variety of courses that are available to students, professionals and our community. We offer both CAB and NCCAOM approved Continuing Education courses, certificate programs in the U.S. & abroad, as well as community workshops. AIMC Berkeley is the only Acupuncture College in the United States that offers Japanese Acupuncture courses taught by Japanese medical professionals.

To receive updates and announcements about CEU’s in your inbox, join our Mailing List. Questions about CEU’s should be directed to Robbyn Kawaguchi: studentservices@aimc.edu or (510) 666-8248 x127. Click here to see AIMC’s standard CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

MAY 21, 2022 – MAY 22, 2022

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 5

IN-PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR

JUNE 18, 2022

MASTER TUNG PRACTICUM: Clinical Applications & Needling Techniques for the Top 20 Points

IN-PERSON ONLY

JUL 9, 2022 – JUL 10, 2022

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 6

IN-PERSON OR LIVE WEBINAR

JUL 23, 2022 – JUL 24, 2022

TRADITIONAL MANUAL THERAPY FOR COMMON ORTHOPEDIC COMPLAINTS

IN-PERSON ONLY

ADMISSIONS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

MAY 14, 2022

THE THREE TREASURES with DENNIS VON ELGG

IN-PERSON COMMUNITY CLASS

MAY 22, 2022

GRADUATION

In-Person Graduation Ceremony

JUN 4, 2022

FOOD & FENG SHUI

IN-PERSON COMMUNITY EVENT

JUN 6, 2022

ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

JUN 9, 2022-JUL 7, 2022

Introduction to East Asian Medicine

5 Week Live Webinar

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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ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

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

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Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE:  Monday, June 6th, 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. Current AIMC students will be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

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

Fall term begins August 29th.

To RSVP for the Open House & receive the Zoom link, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

 

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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 9th (6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7)
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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Master Tung Practicum: Clinical Applications & Needling Techniques for the Top 20 Points

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

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

2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
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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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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Acupuncture as a Profession

03/16/2020 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 Summer 2020 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.

Summer term begins on May 4th.

To join us, contact Holly at 510-859-1300 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu

FREE

Join Us!

Intro to Chinese Medicine

COMMUNITY CLASS

January 15-March 4, 2020, Tuesday Evenings from 7-9pm

Join us starting September 17th 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

$95

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Medical Qigong Certification Program

California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

(Registration not open yet):

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

Certificate Program Overview

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

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

Three main program goals are:

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

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

About the Instructor:

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

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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Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy in Clinical Practice (CMQ Certificate Module 1 of 1)

California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

August 24-25, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm
OR Sept. 14-15, 2019 Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5:30pm

Prerequisites: None. Open to all levels

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

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

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

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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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Luo Vessels: Blood & Spirit in Classical Chinese Medicine with Sean Tuten

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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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. Daiki Sensei will also teach gentle Shiraku technique (bloodletting) using appropriate clean needle technique.  This is the first seminar in the US where Gentle Shiraku is taught as a supplemental treatment of Shakuju Therapy

Presented by Daiki Takahashi, a Shakuju Therapy America Seminar Instructor and faculty member at Goto Acupuncture College in Tokyo, Japan
Assisted by Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. & Saori Tasaka

Prerequisite: Completion of at least one prior Shakuju Therapy Seminar

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Advanced Trigger Point Acupuncture with Dr. Itoh

CEU Class: 14 CE Hours, CEP 436

REGISTRATION NOT OPEN YET- More course info to come

10/26-10/27, Saturday through Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

Join Dr. Kazunori Itoh for a weekend seminar on pain management using advanced modern Japanese techniques including trigger point acupuncture, micro-current acupuncture, and moxa. Trigger points often develop out of acute or repetitive overuse of muscles, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or other kind of strain. Focusing on trigger points is very effective for treating a wide variety of pain, including peripheral pain, spine mediated pain (which affects internal organs), and brain mediated pain (which can impact the entire body).

Dr. Itoh earned a bachelor’s degree in acupuncture and moxibustion from the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, and went on to complete his doctorate at the same institution. After a stint as assistant lecturer in clinical acupuncture and moxibustion, he spent a year at the University of Toronto studying with Professor B. J. Sessle. He is currently associate professor in the Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Meiji University of Integrative Medicine. His research specialty is muscular pain, and in 2004 he established an outpatient clinic for fibromyalgia sufferers. He is studying the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of fibromyalgia, both clinically and as basic research.

Japan 10 Seminar, November 2019

International Seminar of Japanese Traditional Acupuncture

CE credits from this seminar can be applied toward a CERTIFICATE IN JAPANESE MEDICINE

10/31 – 11/7, Thursday through Thursday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
5-day (35-hour) program with 1-day optional session (CAB/NCCAOM pending)

Course Overview: Building on a decade of experience, the annual In-Touch Seminar in Japan promises great insights and refinement of skills in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion for both past and new participants. This year we are going deeper, spending six days with 4 instructors in one great location – Utazu City in Shikoku.

ORIENTATION

DAY 1
Teishin Techniques with Takahiro Funamizu

DAY 2 & 3
Tohokai style meridian therapy with Masaki Tsuda and Keiko Ogawa using contact needling techniques by silver needles

DAY 4 Free Day

DAY 5
Japanese style facial acupuncture with Yoko Oasa using world thinnest needles

DAY 6-7
Shudo-style meridian therapy: techniques and treatment strategies with Morihiro Murata

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Anesis Seto Ohashi
www.anesis-seto.com​​​

Address: 62-1 Hama 5 bancho Utazu-cho,Kagawa JAPAN, 769-0205
Single room: 4,800 Yen (includes buffet style breakfast , service charge and tax)
Twin bed room: 9,600 Yen (includes buffet style breakfast , service charge and tax)

$1500 Early Bird | $1700 Regular

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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture with Yoshifumi Tomita

CEU Class: 21 CE Hours, CEP 436

11/22/19 – 11/24/19, Friday through Sunday, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

Course overview:
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is the treatment method designed by Toshikatsu Yamamoto, MD. This technique has efficacy in treating cerebral infarction (CI), intracerebral bleeding, paralysis by central nervous system disease, lower back pain, stiff shoulder, numbness, dizziness, ear ringing. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is needling techniques with 0.25mm needle on scalp and has its unique clinical theory and results. In this 3 day seminar, you will learn:

  • What troubles and symptoms YNSA is effective in treating
  • The difference between YNSA and other scalp acupuncture techniques
  • Protocols used to apply YNSA in actual clinical treatment
  • YNSA style diagnosis
  • YNSA’s acupuncture points (Basic, Intermediate, Advance)
  • Most recent case studies by Dr. Yamamoto
  • Hands-on training sessions of YNSA

About the Instructor:
Yoshifumi Tomita has 14 years of clinical experience and is the first acupuncturist certified in Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture Treatment.

His style of treatment is integrative, and he has extensive experience treating cancer patients, autoallergic disease, autoimmune disease, Parkinson’s disease and other intractable diseases. Yoshifumi also specializes in Orthomolecular Nutrition&Medicine

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Japanese Medicine Certification

CEU Class: 84 CE Hours, CEP 436

Registration ongoing by class module. Participants must register for each class/module separately

AIMC Berkeley is proud to announce the creation of a Certificate in Japanese Medicine. This certificate will be awarded to any licensed acupuncturist or acupuncture student who completes a minimum of 84 Continuing Education units from the Japanese Acupuncture workshops offered at AIMC Berkeley.

Japanese acupuncture is renowned for its ability to create positive clinical outcomes with minimal stimulation. Many acupuncturists who practice Meridian Therapy use little to no needle insertion. The AIMC Japanese Medicine Certification program offers an opportunity to study with masters from Japan who will teach several techniques using intricate, classic methods of Meridian Therapy. They will also demonstrate evidence-based scientific approaches such as trigger point treatment, which is based on autonomic nervous system theory. A gentle approach to moxibustion, also an important feature of traditional medicine in Japan, will be covered in this series as well.

Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 84 CE units from the Japanese Acupuncture certification workshops that are offered at AIMC Berkeley. There are a series of continuing education courses that can be applied to the certificate’s 84-unit requirement. Courses are typically offered each year and can be completed in any order.

Japanese Moxa/Gynecology – 14 CE units
Technique: Japanese style gentle direct moxa
Instructor: Junji Mizutani, L.Ac. (Canada)
Tentative Date: TBD

Contact Needling & Psychology – 14 CE units
Technique: Funamizu style contact needle
Instructor: Takahiro Funamizu
Date: July 27 (Sat) – 28 (Sun), 2019

Contact Needle & Hammer Technique – 14 CE units
Technique: Contact needling and Japanese traditional “Hammer needling” with Meridian therapy
Instructor: Keiko Ogawa, M.D. (pediatric surgeon)
Date: Course cancelled.  May be offered in 2020

Shakuju Therapy Advanced Course – 14 CE units
Technique: Shakuju Therapy
Instructor: Daiki Takahashi
Assistant Instructors: Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. & Saori Tasaka L.Ac. Japan
Date: October 5 (Sat) – 6 (Sun), 2019

Advanced Trigger Point Acupuncture – 14 CE units
Technique: Pain treatment with a modern/scientific style of Japanese trigger point acupuncture
Instructor: Kazunori Itoh, Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor: Haro Ogawa, Team Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
for the San Francisco Giants
Date: October 26 (Sat) – 27 (Sun), 2019

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture – 21 CE units
Technique: YNSA
Instructor: Yoshifumi Tomita, MD Japan
Date: November 22 (Fri) – 24 (Sun), 2019

Japan 10 Seminar –Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Seminar in Tokyo/Shikoku – 35/42 CE units*
Dates: November 1 – November 7, 2019 http://www.intouchjapan.org/

Priced per class. See each individual course listing for description and pricing. You must register for each class separately.
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Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture

CEU Class: 23 CE Hours,  CEP 436

$50 Early Bird Discount ends 12/31/19

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.comRegister

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