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Current Webinars

Current Webinars

TCMzone 2017 CEU Webinar and Seminar Series All Webinars 2-Hours, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35


August–Herb and Drug Interactions Part 1 & 2

Greg Sperber was the former vice provost at Bastyr University where he provides leadership for all academic programs and clinical education, helps oversee academic oversight, and works closely with faculty, staff and students.  He was previously dean of the College of Eastern MedicineGregSperber at Southern California University of the Health Sciences and served as director of clinical services, clinical chair and professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM).  He was awarded a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from PCOM in 2006, a Doctor of Medicine (BMBS) from the Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2002, an MBA from National University in 1999, a Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) from PCOM in 1997 and a BS in molecular biology from University of California, San Diego in 1994. Dr. Sperber has also authored two books and several articles in addition to presenting numerous seminars at national meetings.

Course Description: This course will examine how to approach these potential drug-herb interactions. A discussion of basic pharmacology, including the ADME scheme (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and the therapeutic index, form the foundation of this understanding. Participants will leave with real skills to assess potential interactions and the ability to determine which are important, which aren’t, and which may be in the future. In addition, the current state of drug-herb interaction research will be introduced.

Herb and Drug Interactions (Pt. 1), Wednesday August 16, 12-2PM PT , Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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Herb and Drug Interactions (Pt. 2), Wednesday August 30 , 12-2PM PT , Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35

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September–Essential TCM Formulas for your Clinical Practice – 3rd Series

Jake Paul Fratkin, L.Ac., O.M.D. is probably the most valuable teacher in America when it comes to instructing on the best herbalFratkin_cropped formulas for day-to-day clinical usage.  Dr. Jake Fratkin’s 35+ years of experience in using and applying Chinese herbal medicine will be revealed during these TCMzone Webinars in May.  Dr. Fratkin trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. Dr. Fratkin is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines, The Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products available in the United States, and the editor-organizer of Wu and Fischer’s Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Paradigm Publications, 1997. He is currently finishing Case Studies in Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Zeng Shengping. Dr. Fratkin is the originator and program director for the Chinese herbal medicine programs at Bastyr University, Seattle (1984-1986), and Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe (1986-1990).

Course Description: This is our 3rd series with Dr. Fratkin bringing his expert clinical usage of the top TCM formulas for your clinical practice.  Dr. Fratkin brings his comprehensive herbal medicine background to the forefront to share his most effective formulas.  He will breakdown formulas, explaining the individual herbs that make up each formula, review history and applications in modern practice for a variety of conditions.

Essential TCM Formulas for your Clinical Practice (Pt. 5), Thursday, Sept. 21, 12-2PM MTApproved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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Essential TCM Formulas for your Clinical Practice (Pt. 6), Thursday, Sept. 28, 12-2PM MT, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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October (Bilingual)–Wen Bing Theory-Treatment of Warm Pathogen Diseases

Guohui Liu, MMed (China), L.Ac. earned his master’s degree in medicine from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.Guohui Liu_cropped He served there as a teaching assistant, lecturer and associate professor in the Department of Medicine from 1985 to 1994 and was a visiting lecturer at the Zurich Association for TCM in Switzerland from 1993 to 1994. He has published numerous papers and scholarly works on TCM internal medicine, TCM classics and male genito-urinary disorders. His book, Warm Pathogen Diseases: A Clinical Guide, was published in 2001.  Dr. Liu currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Course Description: This class is designed to teach basic theory of warm pathogen diseases.  The presentation will cover brief history and general description of warm pathogen diseases, etiology, onset and pathogenesis of warm pathogen diseases, differentiation of patterns according to the theories of four levels and three burners, diagnosing methods of warm pathogen diseases and treatment methods of warm pathogen diseases.  Practitioners will be able to identify warm pathogen diseases, become familiar with diagnosing methods, especially tongue diagnosis; and learn unique treatment methods in warm pathogen diseases.

Wen Bing Theory-Treatment of Warm Pathogen Diseases (Chinese) Wednesday Oct. 18, 12-2PM PT, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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Wen Bing Theory-Treatment of Warm Pathogen Diseases (English) Wednesday Oct. 25, 12-2PM PT, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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November (Bilingual)–TCM and Acupuncture for Dermatological Conditions

Hong Chen, Ph.D., A.P. is a certified TCM gynecologist, infertility specialist, certified TCM dermatologist, facial rejuvenationHong Chen Web specialist and certified associate professor in integrated Chinese and western medicine in China. She received her Ph.D. degree in dermatology from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is licensed acupuncture physician in Florida. In China, she treated appx. 60 patients a day with skin problems, and was successful in treating common skin diseases including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, vitiligo, shingles and herpes, as well as intractable skin problems such as those caused by autoimmune diseases. She also developed a special TCM facial rejuvenation protocol. She was formerly full professor and led the TCM Dermatology Clinic for 6 years at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota. Currently, she is professor at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale and runs a successful practice in Florida.

Course Description: This class will examine various dermatological conditions; how they present and causes, along with the how TCM views these conditions.  Practitioners will learn the most effective TCM treatment strategies, including herbal medicine and acupuncture protocols based on Dr. Chen’s vast experience.  Case studies will be reviewed and discussed for a practical understanding of these conditions.

TCM and Acupuncture for Dermatological Conditions (English) Monday Nov. 13, 12-2PM ET, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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TCM and Acupuncture for Dermatological Conditions (Chinese) Monday Nov. 20, 12-2PM ET, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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December (Bilingual)–Chinese Medicine for Pediatrics

Baisong Zhong, Ph.D., L.Ac. has been practicing Oriental Medicine (OM) for more than thirty years, both in China and the United States.Baizong Zhong-headshot_cropped  He received his M.D. from the Luzhou Medical College in Sichuan province, China, in 1983.  Then, he moved on to Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; where he received his M.S. in medicine with a focus on childhood asthma and his PhD in internal medicine (specialty: disorders of the immune system). When he moved to the United States in 2003, Dr. Zhong began teaching at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in Houston, Texas.  He is now the director of clinical training, as well as being the chair of the research committee at ACAOM. Dr. Zhong has always had a passion for pediatric medicine.  This is evidenced by the publishing of his very own TCM pediatric clinical manual, Dr. Zhong’s Pediatric Essentials.  Dr. Zhong runs a successful private practice in Houston, Texas.

Course Description: This class will teach the most up to date TCM treatment protocols for pediatric conditions.  This will include an in depth analysis of various conditions and TCM and Western perspectives view these conditions.  Based on his experience, Dr. Zhong will inform practitioners of his recommended treatment strategies using Chinese herbal medicine and Acupuncture.

Chinese Medicine for Pediatrics (Chinese) Wednesday Dec. 6, 12-2PM CT, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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Chinese Medicine for Pediatrics (English) Wednesday Dec. 13, 12-2PM CT, Approved for 2 NCCAOM PDA and CA, FL, IL State Board CEU’s, $35 

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System requirements for attending our webinars:

On a PC 1. Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) 2. Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server 3. Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection 4. Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)
On a Mac® 1. Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) 2. Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer 3. Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended) 4. Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (A USB headset is recommended) .