TCMzone Monthly CEU Webinars – 2019
All individual CEU Webinars are 2-hours, 2 NCCAOM, CA, FL, IL Board CEU’s, $40 per course
November 20: Kampo Patterns & Associated Formulas, (Part 2) by Butch Levy, MD., L.Ac
Kampo Pattern & Associated Formulas (Part 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 gives Dr. Levy 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 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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