Schedule for 2018
January 2018 Break - No classes
2/9/2018 - 2/12/2018
3/16/2018 - 3/19/2018
4/20/2018 - 4/23/2018
5/11/2018 - 5/14/2018 Enrollment
6/15/2018 - 6/18/18
7/20/2018 - 7/23/2018
8/10/2018 - 8/13/2018
9/7/2018 - 9/10/2018 Enrollment
10/12/2018 - 10/15/2018
11/9/2018 - 11/12/2018
December 2018 Break - No classes
Schedule for 2019
January 2019 Break - No classes
2/8/2019 - 2/11/2019
3/15/2019 - 3/18/2019
4/12/2019 - 4/15/2019
5/3/2019 - 5/6/2019 Enrollment
6/21/2019 - 6/24/2019
7/19/2019 - 7/22/2019
8/9/2019 - 8/12/2019
9/6/2019 - 9/9/2019 Enrollment
10/11/2019 - 10/14/2019
11/8/2019 - 11/11/2019
June Module (06/21/2019 - 06/24/2019)
Anita Marshall DAOM, PharmD, L.Ac. has a background in both Western and Eastern medicine. She has been a registered pharmacist for over 35 years and an acupuncturist for a decade. Anita Marshall uses her dual background in western and eastern medicine to provide her patients with acupuncture and herbs along with western medicine. Anita Marshall will be teaching Advanced Herbs and Drug Interaction on June 21-22, 2019.
This course will cover mechanisms of drug-herb and herb-herb interactions, as well as herb and medication management for complex clinical cases. The course is designed to provide information to ensure the safe and effective use of Chinese herbal medicine in contemporary practice settings.
Amy Moll, L.Ac. is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, sports medicine and concussion recovery. She has lectured and taught courses for physical therapists, Chinese medicine practitioners and doctorate programs in acupuncture on topics including concussion recovery, dysautonomia, and neurological exam techniques, and has been a featured speaker in veterans groups on the topic of brain health. Dr. Moll and Dr. Carrick recently completed a randomized clinical trial on the effects of acupuncture on cerebral blood flow velocity in mixed martial arts fighters following a concussion. She was in the team of acupuncturist for the professional MMA fighters at Fortis MMA in Dallas Texas, working with UFC and Legacy fighters and is now currently in private practice in Bend, Oregon providing a unique combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and functional neurology. Amy Moll will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis I: Traumatic Brain Injury on June 23-24, 2019.
This course will cover the pathophysiology and complex clinical presentation of concussion. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice neurological examination skills in the assessment of concussion or post-concussion patients. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment strategies for concussion recovery will be discussed.
July Module (07/19/2019 - 07/22/2019)
Joseph Yang, PhD, MD (China), LAc earned his BMed in Chinese medicine in 1984 and his MMed in 1987 with a specialization in diagnosis and pharmacology. He was a faculty at Heilongjiang University medicine while serving as attending physician at Heilongjiang University Hospital until 1994. Yang pursued his doctorate studies in psychiatry and neuroscience at Kobe University Medical School, Japan. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Yang held the position of Scientist/Laboratory Supervisor at Teco Diagnostics, a Chinese herbal medicine manufacturer. He is currently on the faculty at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Joseph Yang will be teaching Mental Health II on July 19-20, 2019.
In this class students examine mental disorders from both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine perspectives. This course covers TCM principles and treatments for psychoemotional disorders though an understanding of Shen patterns and Shen type differentiation. This course presents an expanded understanding and treatment of pain through integrative mind-body medicine. The focus of this class is in developing treatment strategies for complicated psychoemotional cases. Concepts from the course will be illustrated through clinical case discussion and clinic theater.
Ben Zappin, L.Ac. has been practicing herbal medicine for over 20 years with leaders in integrating Western and Chinese herbs such as Michael Tierra and Thomas Avery Garran. Benjamin currently practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Oakland and specialises in integrative mental health care. Benjamin is on the board of directors of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, a nonprofit organization that promotes affordable, accessible integrative health care for all. Since 2005 he has operated, Five Flavors Herbs, Inc. an herbal pharmacy and extract manufacturer located in Oakland, CA. Ben Zappin will be teaching Western Herbs & Dietary Therapy on July 21-22, 2019.
In this course students are introduced to Western herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, the therapeutic constituents in herbs and current research on herbal medicine. The class also examines nutritional supplements, vitamins, and minerals, and explores the current research on the relationship between diet, lifestyle, and disease. Through this course, students will learn about Western herbs for various conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, mental health, ob/gyn, and how to minimize risk and optimize therapeutic outcomes.
August Module (08/08/2019 - 08/11/2019)
Judith Boice, ND, FABNO, L.Ac., earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider. Dr. Boice teaches throughout North America. Widely published, Boice’s books and articles have been read by many since the late ‘80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award – Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award – Bronze Medal. Judith Boice will be teaching Gyn. Inflammation & Infection on August 9-10, 2019.
The course covers the etiology, pathology, differentiation and treatment plans for gynecological infections and inflammations viewed from the perspectives of TCM, naturopathic, and conventional western medicines. In addition, the course will explore integrative treatment of gynecological inflammation and infections emphasizing Chinese herbology, acupuncture, lifestyle choices and nutritional supplements.
Carla J. Wilson, DAOM, MA, L.Ac., Ph.D is former chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Carla Wilson has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of Asian medicine and public health. She has worked in integrative medicine, research, and nonprofit health care organizations since 1987. Carla Wilson was the former Dean of the Doctoral Program and Director of Research at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Carla Wilson will be teaching Systems-based and Integrative Medicine on August 11-12, 2019.
In this course students examines the current models of delivery of health care within integrative settings that exist today and both the successes and challenges that must be addressed to achieve the desired outcome of effectively collaborative clinics. The basics of health systems are covered, including policies, organizations, financing, cost containment and principles of effective management of healthcare delivery.