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Helping Post-COVID “Long Haulers” with TCM and Kampo Medicine

3 NCCAOM CEU’s (pending), March 6, Saturday, 3-6pm PT

Published studies and surveys conducted by patient groups indicate that 50%-80% of patients continue to have bothersome symptoms three months after the onset of COVID-19 according to an article published on Harvard Medical School website (https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-tragedy-of-the-post-covid-long-haulers-2020101521173). There is an urgency for acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners to begin the discussion on ways to help post-COVID long haulers. Traditional Chinese medicine and Kampo medicine co-exist in the U.S. amongst thousands of practitioners with different approaches to many clinical issues. We are honored to have the first panel of experts who have treated COVID and long hauler patients using TCM and Kampo approaches. The goal of this webinar is to review TCM and Kampo medicine theories and their clinical usages in helping post-COVID long haulers.

Topics Include:

  • Nigel Dawes, L.Ac. Post Covid Syndrome: Kampo treatment for the “Long Haulers”.
  • Haihe Tian, AP, Ph.D. Helping post Covid-19 long haulers with GI conditions
  • Daohe Fang, L.Ac. Covid-19 Long Haulers: insomnia, fatigue, and loss of taste and smell
  • Ming Jin, L.Ac., Ph.D. TCM treatment of post-COVID long haulers with respiratory and circulation conditions

TCMzone 2021 Live Monthly CEU/PDA Webinars

All individual CEU Webinars are 2-hours, 2 NCCAOM, CA, FL, IL Board CEU’s, $40 per course (receive $40 herbal coupon)

March 10 & 24: Chinese Medicine to Assist with Malignancies(Bilingual), 12-2pm PT by Dr. Libang Zhang, L.Ac.

Chinese Medicine to Assist with Malignancies (Bilingual): Combining Acupuncture & TCM with Western modalities has shown to be an effective choice for those suffering with malignant tumors. In this course Dr. Zhang will teach on the various TCM approaches that can help in the fight of malignancies. These approaches include replenishing Qi, clearing heat and toxins, activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis and resolving phlegm. Dr. Zhang will also review cases from his clinical experience.

Libang Zhang, L.Ac. graduated from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1966 and worked as a physician in China from 1968 to 1980. After three years of study and research at Shanghai University of TCM, he received a Master’s Degree in 1983. As Director of the Institute of Hepatic Diseases of Shanghai University of TCM, he conducted extensive research on hepatic diseases between 1983 and 1988, and authored several academic papers about the mechanism of fibrogenesis. From 1988 to the present, he has worked on and published papers about oncogenes and Alzheimer’s disease. He has been working at New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 15 years as a professor, clinic supervisor, Oriental Medicine Program Director, and Chief Traditional Chinese Medicine Adviser. Dr. Zhang has over 50 years of clinical experience and is currently directing the special clinic for respiratory disorders at NYCTCM.

Chinese Medicine to Assist with Malignancies (Chinese), Dr. Libang Zhang, Mar. 10, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

Chinese Medicine to Assist with Malignancies (English), Dr. Libang Zhang, Mar. 24, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

April 7 & 21: Integrative Acupuncture: 10 Strategies for Successfully Interfacing with Western Medicine Providers (Parts 1 & 2), 12-2pm PT by Dr. Robyn Adcock, L.Ac.

Integrative Acupuncture: 10 Strategies for Successfully Interfacing with Western Medicine Providers (Parts 1 & 2): With integration of Eastern and Western medicine growing in the U.S. and worldwide, it is necessary to understand the importance of working alongside other providers to compile a solid structured approach for the most thorough healthcare for patients. In this webinar we are inviting back Robyn Adcock, who was the first Acupuncturist to be put on staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In this role, Robyn has learned the tools and resources to work with other Western practitioners to best incorporate her Acupuncture and TCM therapies in a modern, safe format. She will teach these tools from creating Acupuncture programs to the future of TCM herbs in Western hospitals.

Robyn Adcock, L.Ac. is a California licensed acupuncturist, graduate of the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program at AIMC Berkeley, & former AIMC Master’s Program Director. Ra also serves as the Executive Director for the California State Oriental Medical Association (CSOMA) and has served as the California representative to the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA). Ra enjoys teaching qigong classes at UCSF, at major medical conferences, and in weekly classes in the East Bay and loves seeing pediatric and adult patients in her private clinical practice in Berkeley, CA. Ra practices at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital where she serves on the progressive Integrative Pediatric and Palliative Care Team (IP3) and also participates in clinical research in the pediatric oncology department. Currently, she is the lead clinician for a 3-year, $3 million dollar PCORI study that will access the efficacy of acupressure to relieve the most common symptoms associated with cancer treatment. It is the largest TCM pediatric oncology study ever conducted.

Integrative Acupuncture: 10 Strategies for Successfully Interfacing with Western Medicine Providers (Part 1), Dr. Robyn Adcock, April 7, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

Integrative Acupuncture: 10 Strategies for Successfully Interfacing with Western Medicine Providers (Part 2), Dr. Robyn Adcock, April 21, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

May 12 & 26: Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine to Treat Migraine Headaches (Bilingual), 12-2pm PT by Dr. Yemeng Chen, Ph.D., L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine to Treat Migraine Headaches (Bilingual): Migraine is a neurological condition of a primary headache disorder that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterized by intense, debilitating headaches. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Acupuncture is one of effective therapeutic methods for migraine management and corresponding research data showed efficacy in many mainstream medical journals in recent years.  It is important to understand the pathogenesis of migraine in the view point of Chinese medicine especially based on channel and collaterals theory. Chinese herbal medicine will be also introduced for its application to treat migraine. Attendees will learn to develop a comprehensive and effective treatment plans (including effective acupoints, herbal formula selection, and special needle techniques), outcome-based assessment, and treatment modification.

Yemeng Chen, Ph.D., L.Ac. is President of New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Chen graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985 after 5 years training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and western medicine. He completed his Ph.D. in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2012. Dr. Chen serves as the Chair of the Accreditation Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). He is currently a guest professor in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Institutes of Integrative Medicine of Fudan University, and also a visiting professor in Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program) and the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics. Dr. Chen has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for more than 30 years and published more than 50 research papers in various medical journals in different countries.

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine to Treat Migraine Headaches (Chinese), Dr. Yemeng Chen May 12, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine to Treat Migraine Headaches (English), Dr. Yemeng Chen May 26, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

June 2 & 16: Matching Formula and Pattern in Kampo Medicine (Parts 1 & 2), 12-2pm PT by Nigel Dawes, L.Ac.

Matching Formula and Pattern in Kampo Medicine (Parts 1 & 2): The contemporary practice of Kampo still bases itself on this method of “Matching Formula and Pattern” so that each formula pattern (方証 Ho Sho/Fang Zheng) acts itself as the differential diagnosis for the patient. The study and practice of Kampo thus focuses entirely on grasping above all the “story” unique to each formula unit expressed in terms of signs and symptoms including a pulse, tongue and abdomen finding in each case and matching it with the patient’s presentation directly. The role of abstract logic in determining theoretical pattern differentiations based on organ disharmony is downplayed in favor of seeking the perfect match between the patient’s “pattern” (証 Sho/Zheng) and that of the formula that most directly corresponds to it. This webinar will explore this process in detail and offer case examples of how it works in practice.

Nigel Dawes, L.Ac. has been practicing and teaching East Asian Medicine for 35 years. He lived and studied in Japan for 5 years followed by hospital internships in China in the 1980’s. Prior to moving to the United States, he founded the London College of Shiatsu in 1987, and in addition to acting as director and lead instructor, began lecturing at various TCM schools in England, France, Israel and the U.S. Since 1994. Nigel divides his time between clinical practice, teaching, and publication & research. He is currently considered one of the leading experts in the practice and teaching of Kampo, lecturing widely throughout the US and abroad. He is a regular contributor to various peer-reviewed journals in the field and has published 3 books including a translation of a modern Japanese Kampo classic. His fourth book on the topic of Abdominal Diagnosis in East Asian Medicine has been published, Fukushin and Kampo. He has been on the faculty of both Tristate College of Acupuncture and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he taught courses in both Kampo and Japanese Acupuncture as well as supervising in clinic.

Matching Formula and Pattern in Kampo Medicine (Part 1), Nigel Dawes, June 2, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

Matching Formula and Pattern in Kampo Medicine (Part 2), Nigel Dawes, June 16, 2021, 12-2pm PT, $40

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