TCMzone Monthly CEU Webinars – 2019
All individual CEU Webinars are 2-hours, 2 NCCAOM, CA, FL, IL Board CEU’s, $40 per course
September 24: TCM Herbal Therapies Used for Conditions of the Digestive System, (English) by David Liu, Ph.D., L.Ac
TCM Herbal Therapies for Conditions of the Digestive System: Through decades of clinical experience, it has been confirmed that many diseases of the digestive system, namely Spleen and Stomach diseases of Chinese medicine are related to the Liver, which coincides with Western medicine’s classification of liver diseases in the digestive system. According to the theoretical basis of Chinese and Western medicine, treatment of the liver is a good first step in treating many digestive diseases. This treatment of the Liver can help relieve stomach diseases, thus obtaining satisfactory results on the digestive system. In this course, Dr. Liu will introduce his expert formulas and herbal protocols to treat Liver and digestive system conditions based on the activity, characteristics and actions of living herbs. He will also review pharmacology and compatibility of herbs to effectively combine the ancestral experience with the knowledge of textbooks to form a unique school in the treatment of digestive diseases.
David Liu, Ph.D., L.Ac. as a 4th generation Chinese Medicine doctor. Dr. Liu began studying TCM in 1970 and has since earned medical degrees and fellowships in CM/OM in both China and the United States. Dr. Liu has over 45 years of professional experience, and 35 years of teaching experience. Currently, he is a senior professor at six Acupuncture schools for both master and doctoral programs in American, a creator of the first unique-content TCM apps in USA. He is also on faculty of American Congress on Acupuncture and TCM for MDs. Prof. Liu is a well-known educator in the world, he has been invited to speak on current topics in TCM and Acupuncture to the conference of Kaiser Permanente, Hepatitis B Foundation, American Cancer Society, UCSF, Stanford University Medical Center, Continuing education webinar for MDs, KTSF, Comcast, World Acupuncture Symposium, World Chinese Medicine Symposium, and other organizations and universities. He has been listed as an honored professional in the national directory of Who’s Who in the USA and the world of TCM and received contribution awards from both the US and CA Congresses.
Tuesday, September 24, 12-2pm PT, Commonly used formulas and herbs in digestive system (English), $40
October 16 & 30: Diagnosis and TCM Treatment of Endometriosis, (Bilingual) by Xiaoxiong Shen, Ph.D., L.Ac
Diagnosis and TCM treatment of endometriosis: Endometriosis is a chronic, multifactorial, estrogen-dependent, inflammatory, gynecological disease that affects 5%–15% of reproductive-age women, causing infertility and chronic periodic pelvic pain. During this lecture, Dr. Shen will introduce both western and Chinese medical etiology, pathogenesis and clinical diagnosis of endometriosis. Complications of endometriosis will also be described. Dr. Shen will focus on his unique experience in Chinese herbal prescriptions, including oral decoction and enema. As well as introduce specific acupuncture points and techniques for treatment of endometriosis.
Xiaoxiong Shen, Ph.D., L.Ac. is one of the most highly educated professionals in both TCM and western medicine. In 1982, he earned his Bachelor’s degree and in 1987 received his Master’s degree from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. In 1997, he earned his Ph.D. in Medical School in Japan. Dr. Shen has received a postdoctoral fellow from Tokyo University School of Medicine in Japan and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine TN. He has been published in approximately 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers including the top academic journals in both Western and Oriental Medicine such as: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Wednesday, October 16, 12-2pm PT, Diagnosis and TCM treatment of endometriosis (Chinese), $40
Wednesday, October 30, 12-2pm PT, Diagnosis and TCM treatment of endometriosis (English), $40
November 6 & 20: Kampo Patterns & Associated Formulas, (Parts 1 & 2) by Butch Levy, MD., L.Ac
Kampo Pattern & Associated Formulas (Parts 1 & 2): The unique Kampo system is the Japanese approach to classic herbal medicine. And while the Japanese practice using the principles of Chinese Medicine, their approach to herbal diagnosis and treatment vary from the TCM style. Herbal diagnosis, currently practiced in Japan is provided by physicians only, and many formulas are covered by national insurance. Its premise is based on integrating a patient’s symptoms with their abdominal examination, and arriving at a pattern of treatment that fits a specific Chinese herbal formula. The formulas are derived from the Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue. This examination is based on various palpatory maneuvers that determine the strength or weakness, tightness or laxity of specific areas in the abdomen. Each of these areas corresponds to a principle herb and its family of formulas that point to the treatment required to correct and balance the body. In this series, Dr. Levy will introduce some of the more well known common Kampo formulas and the patterns most often associated with them.
Butch Levy, MD., L.Ac. is an integrative practitioner with a background as a board-certified Family Physician. Additional experience in Emergency Medicine and a decade of Obstetrical care provides a well-rounded background in Allopathic Medicine. In addition to Western care, Dr. Levy studied Traditional Chinese Medicine but was trained and mentored in the Japanese style of Kampo (herbal ) Medicine and Acupuncture. Dr. Levy has incorporated these modalities into his integrative practice, which provides diverse treatments for his patients. He also blends these modalities with nutritional and diet therapies to provide individual personalized care, with an expertise in treating complex chronic diseases.
Wednesday, November 6, 12-2pm PT, Kampo Pattern & Associated Formulas (Part 1), $40
Wednesday, November 20, 12-2pm PT, Kampo Pattern & Associated Formulas (Part 2), $40
December 4 & 18: Human Growth & Development Extraordinary Vessels, (Parts 1 & 2) by David Miller, MD., L.Ac
Human Growth & Development Extraordinary Vessels (Parts 1 & 2): Chinese medicine includes many observations on human growth and development. From embryologic stages and throughout the whole life-cycle, we see wisdom that can be gained from looking through the different lenses classical thought has to offer. This course will consider growth and development from the viewpoint of the Five Phases, as well as consider what it means to say that “the channels continue to develop throughout the life-cycle”. We will then also consider the roles that each of the Extraordinary Vessels plays in development, and in making us who we are as individuals and members of our many family groups.
David Miller, MD., L.Ac. is one of the only physicians in the U.S. dually board certified in Pediatrics and Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Chinese herbalism). He is one of a growing number of health professionals seeing a need in medicine for more Holistic options. To help work toward this end, he has sought out medical systems that are inherently based on holistic approaches: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reiki, and Flower Essences. Dr. Miller sees children and adults, but specializes in pediatrics and believes that children should have access to the same broad range of healthcare options as adults. He provides options for parents seeking to integrate other sophisticated medical modalities with the allopathic care their children are already receiving from a primary care pediatrician, and for adults who wish to expand their own treatment options. He also provides options for Western medical practitioners seeking to work collaboratively in order to expand the care their patients are receiving.
Wednesday, December 4, 12-2pm ET, Human Growth & Development Extraordinary Vessels (Part 1), $40
Wednesday, December 18, 12-2pm ET, Human Growth & Development Extraordinary Vessels (Part 2), $40
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Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (A USB headset is recommended) .