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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.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

OCT 23, 2021, 2021

Mystical Taoism: 13 Ghost Points & Repose

Live Webinar

NOV 6, 2021 – NOV 7, 2021

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 2

In-Person or Live Webinar Option

JAN 15, 2022 – JAN 16, 2022

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 3

In-Person or Live Webinar Option

APR 2, 2022 – APR 3, 2022

NATIVE BAY AREA HERBS

In-Person: Classroom & Field Trip

ADMISSIONS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS

OCTOBER 7th, 2021

Intro to East Asian Medicine

Week 1 of a Fun, Virtual 5-week Course

OCTOBER 13th, 2021

Opportunities & Accessibility in Acupuncture

FB Live with the AIMC Clinic Director

OCTOBER 18th, 2021

ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION

MSOM & DAIM ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

OCTOBER 20th, 2021

BECOMING A DOCTOR

DOCTORAL COMPLETION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

Due to COVID-19 all admissions events are now hosted online.
Some in-person CEU’s are postponed until further notice, but some courses are available online.

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April 2019

France Study Abroad: Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style

April 22, 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 @ 2:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 2:00 am - 9:30 am
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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 2:00 am - 9:30 am

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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 2:00 am - July 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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 @ 2:00 am - July 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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 23, 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
(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.

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September 2019

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1 2ND OFFERING

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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 @ 1:00 am - September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am
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 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am
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 @ 2:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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 @ 2:00 am - November 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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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December 2019

Japanese Medicine Certification

December 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - December 16, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

CEU CLASS: 84 CE HOURS, CEP 436
Registration is ongoing. Participants must register for each individual class/module separately. Certificate is awarded upon completion of 84 CE units in select courses.

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 by 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)

Contact Needling & Psychology – 14 CE units
Technique: Funamizu style contact needle
Instructor: Takahiro Funamizu

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)

Shakuju Therapy Advanced Course – 14 CE units
Technique: Shakuju Therapy
Instructor: Daiki Takahashi
Assistant Instructors: Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. & Saori Tasaka L.Ac. Japan

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

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture – 21 CE units
Technique: YNSA
Instructor: Yoshifumi Tomita, MD Japan

Japan 10 Seminar –Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Seminar in Tokyo/Shikoku – 35/42 CE units*
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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January 2020

Auriculotherapy

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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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, 2020 @ 10:30 am - March 4, 2020 @ 12:30 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, 2020 @ 1:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am
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, 2020 @ 1:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 7:30 am
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, 2020 @ 2:00 am - May 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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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Module 4: THE ADVANCED MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPY I

May 16, 2020 @ 3:00 am - October 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Module 4: The Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the course will be divided into 2 parts:
Live-streamed 12 Hour Didactic :  May 16-17
In-Person 3 Hour Hands-on: October 17

Prerequisites:
–  All previous Medical Qigong Modules
–  Intro to TCM Course for Modules 4-6: For all non-acupuncturists/acupuncture students, and will be offered privately by Suzannah Stason. This will be a 1.5 day TCM theory course to teach the basics of Chinese medicine theory, channels, diagnosis and application of the medicine as it pertains to medical qigong therapy and practice.

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.

Instructor Info:
Suzannah Stason is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and a licensed Acupuncturist. She comes from Lincoln, Massachusetts and from a young age connected to the interplay between mind and body. After graduating from Stanford University with a Human Biology degree and working both in clinical research and medicine, Suzannah found her passion in Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist. Her commitment to mind-body-spirit medicine carried to her private practice where she loves helping people find greater energy, clarity, health and transformation in their hearts and lives. More on Suzannah background at http://www.suzannahstason.com/about.htmL

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TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MOXIBUSTION THERAPY WITH A FOCUS ON GYNECOLOGICAL DISORDERS

May 23, 2020 @ 2:00 am - May 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am
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, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 9:30 am
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 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
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, 2020 @ 2:00 am - June 28, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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

JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE SHAKUJU THERAPY AND THE I-CHING

August 20, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

**Cool event alert** Join good friend of AIMC, Tisha Mallon, for her 1-hour elotus presentation, Introduction to Japanese Acupuncture Shakuju Therapy & the I-Ching.

Tisha will share how Shakuju Therapy, an acupuncture and moxibustion system, is rooted in the theory and thoughts of the I-Ching, a document forming the basis of ancient Chinese theories. She will discuss the most integral part of the treatment in SJT which uses consciousness as another function of Qi.

This discussion will include the following:

Explanation on the 2 types of Qi
Cause of disease
Reference points
The process of SJT
Steps and patterns of the fundamental treatment

To register and join Tisha’s Thursday afternoon webinar, visit elotus.

About the Instructor

Tisha Mallon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., graduated from the San Francisco School of Acupuncture in 1987. Upon completing her program, she trained in Nanjing and Chengdu, the Republic of China with Dr. Xu and several other masters for over a year. She furthered her career a few years later with one of the foremost advanced teachers of Japan, Master Shoji Kobayashi, in Shakuju Therapy (SJT), and received her certification to teach SJT in 2011 in the USA. Her studies included editing the Yi (origin of the I Ching) written by Sensei Kobayashi in Japanese and English. Sensei Kobayashi clinically demonstrated that a relationship exists between the Yi, acupuncture, and moxibustion.

After sponsoring and teaching many seminars on the West Coast with Master Shoji Kobayashi Sensei, and his ten exceptionally gifted teachers, she continues to teach and practice Japanese acupuncture in the Bay Area. Tisha has organized and taught both beginning and advanced Shakuju Therapy seminars at the Acupuncture Integrative Medical College (AIMC) in Berkeley California including teaching SJT in the curriculum and clinical studies for several years at the college

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September 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE MEDICINE – Fall 2020 (Online)

September 10, 2020 @ 11:30 am - October 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
$95.00

Join us 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:

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October 2020

Medical Qigong Certification Program Overview

October 3, 2020 @ 2:00 am - December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

Each Module is a weekend course, with class from 9am – 4pm each day
Module 1 (Online): October 3-4, 2020. Register now
Module 2 (Online): November 14-15, 2020 Register now
Module 3 (Online): January 9-10, 2021 Register now
Module 4 (w/Hybrid Option): March 13-14, 2021 Registration not open yet
Module 5 (w/Hybrid Option): May 15-16, 2021 Registration not open yet
Module 6 (w/Hybrid Option): July 10-11, 2021 Registration not open yet

A note about Online learning and the Hybrid option: The first three modules of this series will be offered exclusively online on the Zoom platform. The course includes qigong practice, medical qigong lecture as well as experiential medical qigong practices, discussion and reflection exercises. Come March 2021 and Module 4, we anticipate being able to offer a hybrid option where students can either attend class live online or in-person at the AIMC campus in Berkeley, CA, assuming this is a safe and viable option at that time. Both options will provide students the skills and experience they need to become proficient and effective medical qigong practitioners.

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. Training is based on the Yijing Medical Qigong, as brought forth by Suzanne B. Friedman, L.Ac., DMQ (China) in her book, Yijing Medical Qigong System: A Doaist Medical I-Ching Approach to Healing

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 78 hours of class time with 12 hours of personal practice/independent study and an 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, the San Francisco Buddhist Center and at several private and public events and conferences. She is currently adjunct faculty and director of the Medical Qigong Program 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 drop-in classes, series, and discussion groups. More information on Suzannah and class offerings available at www.mindfulmovementqigong.com.

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EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS- POSTPONED

October 3, 2020 @ 2:00 am - October 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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POSTPONED

12 CEU UNITS (CAB & NCCAOM) PENDING

About the Course: Extraordinary Vessels are the unconscious blueprint (Yuan Qi) from which the destiny is acted out through the consciousness (Ying Qi) of the Primary Channels.  Because they are the foundation from which all other channel systems develop, they are the most foundational of the complement channel system and ultimately the most powerful in that they offer the possibility of profound personal transformation and cultivation.  This course will examine the development of the Extraordinary Vessel system via classical Chinese understandings of reproduction, conception, and gestation.  The three ancestries of the Extraordinary Vessels and their relationship to genetic & personal expression will be discussed in detail.  Finally, the course will cover each channel and important trajectories, point selections, symptom clouds, and approaches to treatment interventions.

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

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ADV. TRIGGER POINTS WITH KAZUNORI ITOH – POSTPONED

October 24, 2020 @ 2:00 am - October 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS: 14 CE HOURS, CEP 436

POSTPONED

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.

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JAPAN 11: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE – POSTPONED

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

POSTPONED

5-day (35-hour CEU) program with orientation and 1-day optional session (CAB/NCCAOM pending)

CE credits from this seminar can be applied toward a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

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.

ORIENTATION

DAY 1 Gynecology 1 w/Yoshihiko Koido

DAY 2 Gynecology 2 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi & Yoshihiko Koido

DAY 3 Gynecology 3 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi

DAY 4 Free Day

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

DAY 6 Women’s Moxa Therapy 1 w/Matsue Koshiishi

DAY 7 Women’s Moxa Therapy 2 w/Matsue Koshiishi

$1550 Early Bird | $1800 Regular

STUDENTS WHO ARE APPLYING CREDIT FROM THE APRIL 2020 STUDY ABROAD TRIP SHOULD CONTACT accounting@aimc.com TO OBTAIN CODE BEFORE REGISTERING

 

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November 2020

MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 2 (LIVE WEBINAR)

November 14, 2020 @ 1:00 am - November 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am
$225.00 – $425.00

 

 

 

 

 

Course approved by CAB for 13 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.

Early Bird Rates effective until October 13, 2020

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YAMAMOTO NEW SCALP ACUPUNCTURE – POSTPONED

November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 am - November 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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*** POSTPONED***

** 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 a needling technique using a 0.25mm needle on the scalp based on unique clinical theory and with proven 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
Application of YNSA techniques on geriatric hospital population
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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DOCTORAL COMPLETION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

November 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Doctoral Completion Program

JOIN US ONLINE: MONDAY, November 30, 4-6 PM

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

Drop in anytime between 4-6 to chat with our Admissions Director, Holly, and have your questions answered about our two semester, online option Doctoral Completion program.



Spring term begins mid-January.

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

 

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December 2020

KITCHEN MEDICINE: WINTER COOKING

December 28, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 6:30 am
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Kitchen Medicine: Winter Cooking with Nishanga Bliss


“During the winter months, all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period…this is a time when yin dominates yang. Therefor one should refrain from overusing yang energy….Desires and mental activity should be kept quiet and subdued” (Huang Di Nei Jing).



Winter break is a wonderful time to return to the wisdom of the kitchen, cooking deeply nourishing foods to restore our kidney qi and support core immunity. Join Nishanga by Zoom in her kitchen and cook along at home in this free offering for winter wellness. When you register, you’ll receive an ingredient and equipment list so you can make a Savory Vegetable Broth (vegetarian alternative to bone broth, with Chinese herbs as an optional addition) and Sesame Seaweed, both recipes from her book Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy. You’ll be inspired to deepen your practice of self-nourishment in this darkest time of the year.

Registration required: Register in advance for this meeting: Register Here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Instructor

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Dr. Nishanga Bliss, DACM, DSc., believes that personal and planetary health are interdependent. A core faculty member at AIMC for over a decade, Nishanga also practices in AIMC’s community clinic, offering nutrition consults, herbal medicine and acupuncture. She holds doctoral degrees in both nutrition and Chinese medicine.

A former chef, Nishanga loves kitchen medicine and practicing the ancient healing art of fermentation. Her book, Real Food All Year dives deeply into the practice of eating with the seasons, weaving the ancient wisdom of Chinese medical nutrition together with nutrition science and real world culinary know-how.

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January 2021

MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 3 (LIVE WEBINAR)

January 9 @ 1:00 am - January 10 @ 9:00 am
$225.00 – $425

Course approved by CAB for 13 CEU units.

Prerequisites: Modules 1 & 2 preferred, but not required. Please contact the instructor before registering if you have not completed Modules 1 & 2.

MODULE 3: The I Ching in Medical Qigong Clinical Practice
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.

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

Early Bird Rates effective until December 9, 2020

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INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL EAST ASIAN MEDICINE: PART 1 (Live Webinar)

January 19 @ 10:30 am - February 9 @ 12:30 pm
$50 – $95
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PART 1: Intro to Traditional East Asian Medicine

What is Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine?

Join us for this live-taught, interactive 4-week online course which explores basic theories and clinical applications of East Asian medicine. Those who complete this course are encouraged to also enroll in Part 2 of this introductory series.

About the Instructor

Dr. Rebecca Riggs, DACM, LAc. in green archway Rebecca Riggs specializes in a style of acupuncture that is comfortable, safe, and effective. It’s excellent for chronic conditions such as diabetes, allergies, and autoimmune conditions. She is a graduate of AIMC and runs a private practice between Benicia & Oakland.

Instructor: Rebecca Riggs, DACM, MBA, LAc.
Course meeting dates: Tuesdays Starting January 19: January 26, February 2, & February 9
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Pricing: Part 1 = $50, Part 2 = $50, Parts 1 & 2 = $95

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February 2021

INTRODUCTION TO EAST ASIAN MEDICINE: PART 2 (Live Webinar)

February 17 @ 10:30 am - March 10 @ 12:30 pm
$50

Part II: Intro to East Asian Medicine

Experience East Asian Medicine & Feel the Difference

Join us for this 4-week online course which explores the general use of herbal medicine, acupressure, & seasonal awareness to enhance health, reduce stress & anxiety, and learn anti-agining techniques. Learn first-hand from AIMC teachers & clinic supervisors. Those who enroll in this course may also be interested in Part 1 of this introductory series.

About the Instructors

Dennis von Elgg in front of tree and leaves Dennis von Elgg, LAc. has taught at AIMC since 2002. He has traveled to Sichuan Province in China, working and studying at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital. Practicing in the inpatient and outpatient departments of the hospital, Dennis worked in a wide variety of areas including pain management, respiratory, GI and liver disorders, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, age related illnesses and reproductive health.






Dr. Kim Peirano smiling Dr. Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc. is a practicing Acupuncturist in Marin County, a graduate from the Master’s program at AIMC and holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a published author, columnist for Acupuncture Today Magazine, wellness speaker, and intuitive healer. Dr. Kim is a specialist and educator in Integrative Cosmetic Acupuncture and Mindfulness Meditation for the Treatment Room. She believes that melding the spiritual aspects with continuously emerging research makes for a rich healing dynamic.


Weeks 1 & 2: Seasonal Healthcare and Wellness with Herbs

Instructor: Dennis Von Elgg
Course meeting dates: February 17 & 24 (Every Weds)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Weeks 3 & 4: Stress & Anxiety Reduction with Acupressure & Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

Instructor: Kim Peirano
Course meeting dates: March 3 & 10 (Every Weds)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Pricing Part 1 = $50, Part 2 = $50, Parts 1 & 2 = $95

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March 2021

Medical Qigong Module 4 (Hybrid)

March 13 @ 1:00 am - March 14 @ 9:00 am
$225 – $425

Pending Approval by CAB for 13 CEU units.

Prerequisites: Modules 1 -3

MODULE 4: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I (Hybrid*) 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

* Day 1 and morning of Day 2 streamed via live webinar.  In-person practice session (with remote option) in the afternoon of Day 2.

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

Early Bird Rates effective until February 13, 2021

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May 2021

Radical Compassion & Liberation in East Asian Medicine

May 21 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Free

Influential Point Speaker Series

Part I

AIMC students, alumni, faculty, & staff are invited to join us for Part I of Dr. Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M & the Influential Point’s virtual speaker series at AIMC Berkeley.

These workshops will explore the intersectionality of health justice & traditional medicine, specifically East Asian Medicine in the United States. There will be lecture on foundational topics including: culture, cultural appropriation versus appreciation, power, privilege, tokenism, the impacts of European colonization and the commodification of Chinese Medicine. In addition to this foundational lecture, these events will include experiential and discussion-based learning opportunities.

During this experiential, interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Lee and have small group discussions on the topic. This first event will be an exploration of health justice in the East Asian medicine profession.

Required Reading for the event: The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine: Integrative Medicine & the Imperative for Health Justice; 1.5 pages

RSVP at the bottom of the page & we’ll email you the Zoom link! If you can’t attend live, you can RSVP to receive a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for viewing for 14 days after the event.

Part II

Part II: Asian American History & East Asian Medicine will be held in June. Register for Part II here.

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MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 5 (HYBRID COURSE)

May 22 @ 2:00 am - May 23 @ 9:00 am
$225.00 – $425.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy II
Course pending approval by CAB for 13 CEU units

PREREQUISITES: Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Course Info: 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.

* Day 1 and morning of Day 2 streamed via live webinar.  In-person practice session (with remote option) in the afternoon of Day 2.

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

EARLY BIRD RATES EFFECTIVE UNTIL APRIL 22, 2021

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June 2021

Asian American History & East Asian Medicine

June 11 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Free

Influential Point Speaker Series

Part II

AIMC students, alumni, faculty, & staff are invited to join us for Part II of Dr. Tamsin Lee, DA[o]M & the Influential Point’s virtual speaker series at AIMC Berkeley.

These workshops will explore the intersectionality of health justice & traditional medicine, specifically East Asian Medicine in the United States. There will be lecture on foundational topics including: culture, cultural appropriation versus appreciation, power, privilege, tokenism, the impacts of European colonization and the commodification of Chinese Medicine. In addition to this foundational lecture, these events will include experiential and discussion-based learning opportunities.

During this experiential, interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Lee and have small group discussions on the topic. This second event will be a primer on Asian American history and the impact on the East Asian medicine profession.

RSVP at the bottom of the page & we’ll email you the Zoom link! If you can’t attend live, you can RSVP to receive a link to the recording. The recording will only be available for viewing for 14 days after the event.

Register for Part I: Radical Compassion & Liberation in East Asian Medicine here.

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July 2021

MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 6 (HYBRID COURSE)

July 10 @ 2:00 am - July 11 @ 9:00 am
$225 – $425.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy III

Instructor: Suzannah Stason, LAc., CMQ
The course is pending approval from the California Acupuncture Board for 15 CE units

PREREQUISITES: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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.

Instructor Info: Suzannah Stason is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and a licensed Acupuncturist. She comes from Lincoln, Massachusetts, and from a young age connected to the interplay between mind and body. After graduating from Stanford University with a Human Biology degree and working both in clinical research and medicine, Suzannah found her passion in Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist. Her commitment to mind-body-spirit medicine carried to her private practice where she loves helping people find greater energy, clarity, health, and transformation in their hearts and lives. More on Suzannah background at http://www.suzannahstason.com/about.html

Early Bird Rates end 6/10/21

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October 2021

Auriculotherapy II

October 19 @ 5:53 pm

CEU CLASS: 8 CE HOURS, CEP 436

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

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

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

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

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July 2021

Embodied Radical Self-Compassion: Practices for Decolonization

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Please join us for a virtual workshop exploring embodied practices for mindfulness, self-compassion, and forgiveness on the path of liberation. This workshop, taught by Dr. Tone Rawlings, will offer participants heart-space meditation and forgiveness practices. In leading decolonization work at AIMC and elsewhere, Dr. Rawlings has recognized the pain, self-judgment, and discomfort that can arise when we dig into our patterns, programming, and history. Healing this pain by offering ourselves mindful presence and compassion is part of a true liberation practice.

This event is open & free to all interested community members. RSVP below to receive the Zoom link to the live event and/or a recording of the session.

About Dr. Rawlings

Dr. Rawlings brings over 20 years of educational experience to these workshops. Learn more about their work as an educator, artist, warrior, healer, & consultant here.
A nonbinary person of color wears jeans, boots, a dark shirt, a blue rain jacket, and a gray beanie over their locs. They smile and stand in front of a mossy tree in a lush, wet forest.

“Decolonizing the mind = the act of recognizing the methods of colonization, of understanding that our every decisions are influenced by our colonized mindsets, and of tracking the colonized operating system to transmute self-limiting stories into a gateway to liberation

Decolonizing the heart = the act of freeing oneself from those mental limitations through the deep love, compassion, and forgiveness of the self.”
-Dr. Rawlings

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August 2021

FIRE SEASON WELLNESS: HERBS & 5 ELEMENTS

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$60 – $125

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4 CEU hours pending CAB approval

Taught by Licensed Acupuncturist & Former Firefighter, Athene Eisenhardt L.Ac.

BE RESOURCED THIS FIRE SEASON

  • Understand the 5 Elements of Fire Ecology
  • Learn 5 Element treatments for the traumatic stress of wildfires
  • Be ready: Herbal Treatments for Smoke Inhalation and more
  • Medicine Making: Make your own custom Fire Season herbal tincture

In this 4 unit course, participants will identify the public health impacts of Fire Season in California such as smoke inhalation, traumatic stress, environmental destruction and homelessness, and understand them from the perspective of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 Elements.

About the Instructor: Woman with red hair and blue beaded earrings holds dried pink flowers & smilesAthene Eisenhardt, L.Ac fought wildfires for 7 years in the greater Western US. As a former firefighter and a licensed Acupuncturist, she brings a unique understanding to Fire Season medicine and the emerging personal and ecological health issues of wildfires. Athene is a member of the AIMC Herbology faculty, and has completed extensive clinical training in 5 Element Acupuncture at Five Branches University. She maintains a private practice in Oakland, where she offers Integrative Herbal Medicine, Sound Healing, and 5 Element Acupuncture. Visit her website to learn more: www.atheneisenhardt.com

Early Bird Rates effective until July 28, 2021

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September 2021

MEDICAL QIGONG: MODULE 1

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 4:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$225.00 – $425.00

MOD 1 : Introduction to Medical Qigong Therapy in Clinical Practice
14 CEU hours pending CAB approval
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.

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IN-PERSON SESSION SOLD OUT.  WEBINAR FORMAT STILL AVAILABLE.

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October 2021

Introduction to East Asian Medicine: Week 1

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$50

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 soon-to-be-announced new Seasonal Wellness Community Courses.

Class Dates:Thursdays starting October 7th: October 14th, October 21st, October 28th, & November 4th
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 a recent AIMC graduate with a background in birthwork as a labor and postpartum doula, outdoor education, and the management of thriving community acupuncture clinics. Her mission in her practice and life is to co-create a world where individuals and families are living into their own epic radiance and embodied wellness. 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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Opportunities & Accessibility in Acupuncture w/ the AIMC Clinic Director

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with AIMC’s Clinic Director, Dr. Joe Davis, DAOM, LAc. about the future of the field of acupuncture.

Joe has extensive experience working in Community Acupuncture & Corporate Integrative Medicine clinics. He brings that wisdom & experience to his visions for the AIMC clinic and for the student’s he will guide into the world of becoming Acupuncturists.

RSVP on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1d69aAEvh

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Dr. Joe Davis, DAOM, came to Chinese medicine via the traditional martial arts of Tai Chi Chuan and Ba Gua Zhang. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he traveled and lived in Asia, studying meditation, martial arts, yoga, medical massage, and Chi Gong in Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and India. Here he also witnessed Traditional Chinese Medicine in public health settings, where it was being used to address the needs of large populations of people. He has co-directed Octagon Community Acupuncture in Oakland for over a decade, providing affordable TCM treatments. He also has extensive experience in top-tier integrative, on-site clinics, supporting employees of Fortune 500 companies. Working closely with MDs, therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists has helped him appreciate both the wisdom of Chinese medicine, and the expertise of other healthcare professions. Joe recently completed his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DAOM), focusing on orthopedic acupuncture and classical Chinese herbology.

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ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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, October 18th, 6-7:30 PM

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

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


Spring term begins January 3rd.

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

 

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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

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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.

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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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