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Introduction to Chinese Medicine with Danny Geren

December  6 - 7, 2014
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


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Danny Geren
Danny Geren

Introduction to Chinese Medicine with Danny Geren

*Please note that the date has changed from the Fall Highlights. The new date is DECEMBER 6-7, 2014

In this workshop, students will learn about "Qi" (the life force), Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tongue & Pulse diagnosis, Yin and Yang, 5 Elements, and the Chinese concept of internal organs. Discover more about this traditional medicine, which has provided health and relief for over 2,500 years.

Day 1 - Saturday, December 6, 2014
-Basic theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
-Yin and Yang: historical development; nature of Yin/Yang concept; application of Yin/Yang to medicine.
-The Five Elements: application in Physiology, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment.
-8 Principles.
-Five Elements in herbal medicine and dietary therapy.
-The Vital Substances: Qi, Blood, Essence, Body Fluids.
-Transformations and Pathology of Vital Substances.
-Functions of the Internal Organs: the theory of Yin/Yang organs.
-The Causes of the disease: internal, external, and other.
-Treatment principles.
-Acupuncture 101!
-Meridian Theory; nature of "acupuncture points"; point category, functions and indications/counterindications Practical: point location with Demo...

Day 2 - Sunday, December 7, 2014
-The art of Herbology: historical development, single herbs category, functions and indications in perspective of 5 Element Theory, 8 Principles, Internal Organs Pathology, etc.
-Herb Samples.
-Discussion of Chinese Herbology: Formula combination (structure, the theory of prescribing and modifying Formulas).
-Release the Exterior: Cold and Flu season formulas.
-The Tao of nutrition: diet as a healing modality in TCM.
-Choosing your exercise: comparative study of Internal versus External practices.
-Classical "5 Element Acupuncture."
-Integrative aspects of clinical practice of TCM.
-Case study, summary, questions and answers

Danny Geren, L.Ac., Dipl. OM graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) at the top of his class with his Master's of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. His interests and meditation training have led him to specialize in treating emotional conditions, stroke recovery and internal medicine (treating a patient's constitution to treat and prevent illness). Along with his work at the ACTCM Community Clinic, he also did extensive internships in Western Medical settings. These included the California Pacific Medical Center's Regional Rehabilitation Center where he helped patients with stroke recovery, traumatic brain injuries and various neurological conditions. He also interned at Berkeley Primary Care, an interdisciplinary team working with disadvantaged patients.

Currently he is practicing Chinese Medicine in Mill Valley. He is also a faculty member at ACTCM, teaching Biology, Physiology, Chemistry, Understanding Chinese Medicine and tutoring Master's level students. His specialties include: Depression, Stress, Anxiety & Spiritual Growth; Stroke Recovery; Digestion, Immunity & Disease Prevention; Acute Pain Relief.

Saturday & Sunday
December 6-7, 2014*
CIIS Main building
$230/$250/$270 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
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13 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN, and Acupuncturists)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students

*Please note that the date has changed from the Fall Highlights. The new date is DECEMBER 6-7, 2014

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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