Continuing education

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Cancer treatment is finished! Now life can return to normal! Or can it? And why should acupuncturists be interested?

Nearly 25% of cancer survivors live with at least one long-term consequence of their cancer treatment, like pain, fatigue, or emotional distress, which lead to reduced quality of life. Many are told by their medical professionals that nothing can be done, and that they need to learn to live with troublesome chronic symptoms.

This course will teach you, that acupuncture has a lot to offer these patients! You will learn how you can help thousands of cancer survivors to recover from their cancer treatment, addressing both physical and emotional aspects of their recovery, enabling them to navigate the long-term journey of survivorship with renewed strength and confidence.

Beverley’s presentation proved to be both engaging and informative. Given my regular work with cancer patients, I enjoyed the blend of a clear delivery, reinforcement of existing knowledge and insightful new topics.

Mandy Brass MScDimbleby Cancer Care, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London UK
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This 2-day course, meticulously curated by Jonathan Shubs, immerses you in the ancient wisdom of the Nan Jing (The Classic of Difficult Issues; most likely written by multiple authors during the Han dynasty, 25–220 AD) as articulated in chapters 16 and 69. The narrative of Nan Jing unveils a unique understanding of complex medical concepts, laying a solid foundation for the therapeutic journey we encounter with every patient. Additionally, Jonathan will teach you the 5-element logic of the Sa'am 4-needle technique and the Nan Jing abdominal palpation. This will provide you with fantastic tools to verify your diagnosis and learn how, despite using only a few points, you can still achieve significant therapeutic effects. Moreover, you will receive immediate feedback on the effectiveness of your treatment from your patients. How wonderful is that!

I love every moment! Each time I am attending I get surprised by the high level of teachings and the practical application of it in the clinic.

MargaretStudent (Netherlands; September 2020)
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Chinese medicine and philosophy are deeply intertwined with numerical systems, as is evident in concepts like the Three Powers, Four Levels, Five Elements, Six Divisions, and Seven Emotions. These myriad systems, along with the Five Element Archetypes and the Five Spirits, form the foundation of traditional Chinese medical practices.

But the Chinese weren’t the only ones to make numbers speak! The Greek also developed a very interesting system: Numerology. This workshop will zoom in on the intriguing connections between Numerology and Chinese medicine. Although originating from different cultural and historical backgrounds, both fields harness the power of numbers to offer profound insights into better understanding patients, friends, family, and even oneself.

This analysis will offer you intriguing perspectives and understandings not typically accessible through traditional study of these concepts alone. By examining the parallels and contrasts between these systems, you will gain a more comprehensive and enlightening view of what it means to be human, and how the Authentic Self is built.

David is an inspiring lecturer with lots of experience. Exciting, extremely knowledgeable and fun. I left with good insights that I could immediately put into practice. I'm looking forward to the next time I can participate in his lectures.

Roger SvenssonCM Practitioner specialising in fertily treatments (Graz Austria; 2019 - Stockholm Sweden, 2022)
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For the seasoned acupuncturist, the pursuit of new knowledge and skills is an ongoing journey. This course presents an unparalleled chance to master 12 specific treatment patterns, deeply rooted in both age-old wisdom and contemporary insights. These patterns draw from the I Ching Ba Gua, the Unified Acupuncture Theory (UAT), and the Balance Method.

These 12 patterns are adept at addressing a range of internal functional challenges, especially focusing on anxiety and insomnia. They revolve around three core concepts: dynamic interactions, static interactions, and the Channel code. Together, these concepts provide a comprehensive treatment approach, catering to musculoskeletal issues, functional disorders, internal imbalances, and emotional and psychological states.

Fantastic Course, given in easy to understand manner, many lightbulb moments. Five stars. Very happy. Amazing lecturer!

LerroyStudent (United Kingdom; 2018)
Conferentiehotel Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg

Practicing Chinese medicine is more than carrying out a prescribed treatment strategy that corresponds to a certain pattern of complaints. The course “De Zes Divisies, Westerse fysiologie en Meridiaanpalpatie” will teach you how to systemically understand the profound interactions between the Six Divisions, the influence of weather conditions and the unique energetic power of point pairs. You will have the subtle dynamics of Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang explained, allowing you to make complex pattern diagnoses from a holistic energetic perspective and perform more effective treatments that will enable you to initiate deeper and faster healing processes.

You could say that thanks to this course you will learn to practice Chinese medicine as it was intended...

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Let’s get to the point right away: clients with severe emotional conditions DO NOT need relaxation or to CALM SHEN. This may well be what we have been taught or what we think it is what they need because of their presentation. But with this course Sohial Farzam will assure you, after practicing and researching for many years, they need something else! They need a transformation! Not relaxation.

Ask yourself the following questions:

• Do you know the true definition of the word emotion? • Are we born with default emotions? • What if stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions are the body's intelligent response to something more profound? • What does Neijing Su Wen/Ling Shu, Nan Jing, Dao De Jing have to say about emotions? • How does trauma affect our body, physiology, personality, and beliefs? • How can we help clients release trauma? • What are the neuroscientific, physiological, psychological, implications with emotional imbalances? • Are there herbs, vitamins, supplements that can offer optimum treatment outcomes?

At the end of this course, you will be able to give all the answers in a perfectly understandable way. By then it will all be so logical and self-evident to you that you might not even notice how you have interwoven age-old Eastern and ultra-modern Western knowledge into new groundbreaking insights.

Every year as practitioners we often wonder what course will best advance our practice help us achieve better results. Sohial's psycho-emotional course, is that course! He has created an amazing synthesis of western psychology with a TCM application, which in all honesty is second to none.

His course will allow you to treat at the level of Shen which I believe is a must for any chronic condition.

If you want to be an expert you have to learn from this expert.

Peter MejiaAcupuncturist (Melbourne Australia)
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This course promises to be an enlightening journey deep into the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), exploring the intricate dance between the universal principles of Yin and Yang as they manifest in the six conformations. Understanding how these two primal forces interplay, giving rise to the dynamic processes that govern life and health, is crucial for grasping the essence of the six conformations, which represent the functional entities in TCM responsible for maintaining balance within the body.

So yes, in this course we are going to delve deep into the historical roots and philosophical underpinnings of TCM, drawing heavily on the seminal text, the Yellow Emperor's Classic. But it will be highly rewarding. Through this lens, you will see the depth of TCM's integration with Daoist principles, especially as illustrated by the I Ching, enriching their comprehension of health and disease. And that is of basic importance to all TCM therapists.

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This groundbreaking 9-day certificate program uniquely combines today's advanced biomedical knowledge with the rich traditions of classical acupuncture. This allows acupuncturists to increase their skills in a scientifically supported manner with advanced techniques in the field of neurostimulation and DeQi sensation.

The teaching program from the renowned Poney Chiang, PhD, provides an in-depth understanding of neuroanatomy and applies this knowledge directly to acupuncture through advanced techniques such as electro-neuromodulation of acupuncture points. These methods are particularly aimed at treating conditions affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems, providing a robust framework for practitioners to enhance their therapeutic skills.

I would recommend the Advanced Integrative Acupuncture program to anyone who does, or has interest in, treating neuromyofascial pain in their practice. Poney Chiang is an excellent instructor and extremely knowledgeable in this field. This course seamlessly integrates both Eastern and Western views in treating and diagnosing not only pain, but also many systemic conditions that involve the nervous system.

Since taking this course, I have a wider perspective on how to diagnose causes of pain. I also have more focus and direction when developing a treatment plan. From a practical standpoint, this course teaches many techniques which are very effective and can be implemented easily in one's practice.

Linda Shih ND
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Tui Na, an ancient form of Chinese manual therapy, has a rich history spanning thousands of years. As one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), alongside acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Qi Gong, Tui Na has evolved into a powerful healing art.

The earliest mentions of Tui Na trace back to the Shang Dynasty (1700 BC- 1100 BC). The Huangdi Neijing (The Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic), written around 200 BC during the Han Dynasty, provides foundational knowledge of TCM, including Tui Na principles. And the Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders), written by Zhang Zhongjing (150-219 AD), details various massage techniques.

This traditional Tui Na course is based on a system of Tui Na developed by generals and martial arts masters, who were focusing on internal cultivation (Qi Gong) and holistic treatment by using a deep understanding of the body’s energy channels. It therefore differs from the modern Tui Na taught in schools today that only focus on musculoskeletal alignment, manual therapy, and injury rehabilitation.