CE Course Calendar

AIMC Berkeley 2015 Continuing Education Calendar

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January 2016

Traditional Japanese Moxibustion Therapy with a focus on Gynecological Disorders

Traditional Japanese Moxibustion Therapy with a focus on Gynecological Disorders
with Junji Mizutani

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Moxibustion Therapy was mentioned as an integral part of treatment in the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen (150 BCE). It is a stand-alone therapy, useful in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. It is also one of the most useful health preservation therapies. Junji will provide an introduction to moxibustion, its functions and indications. This workshop will focus on many of the most widely used techniques as developed by Japanese practitioners, with examples of treatment strategies.

In this course you will learn direct moxibustion, a traditional and comfortable style of moxibustion treatment commonly used in Japan. This is a hands-on, practical course that will provide you with useable skills in two days. This seminar will cover the theory and physiology of moxibustion, and how to practice safe, comfortable and effective moxibustion directly on the whole body. Junji will demonstrate all techniques and there will be time for practice and questions. He will cover a variety of treatment strategies, local, whole body (Sawada style), special effect points, autonomic nervous system balancing, needle and moxa combinations etc. There will be a special focus on gynecological disorders.

Weekend participants will learn: (Junji will cover moxibustion for gynecology disorders. He will share some of his personal clinical experience and cases. He will demonstrate how to use these in treatments.)

-An introduction to the functions and indications of traditional Japanese moxibustion therapy
-How to palpate and accurately locate points requiring moxa, sensations felt by patients
-Sawada style whole body treatment
-Local treatment and special effect points
-Autonomic nervous system balancing treatment
-Combination needle and moxa treatment
-Some examples of traditional Japanese indirect moxibustion
-When is enough moxa enough?

Reviews of Junji’s previous courses:

“Junji Mizutani was led to the practice of traditional Japanese medicine through a teacher practicing the Sawada style, he has a passion for traditional approaches coupled with a no-nonsense pragmatism. Direct moxa has a central role in the Sawada style and he has remained close to his roots while absorbing other approaches. Junji has established himself as an authority and proponent of moxibustion in North America.” —Stephen Brown

“I have attended Mizutani Sensei’s moxibustion workshop five times. The information and techniques that Sensei teaches are immediately applicable in the clinical setting. The use of case studies and demonstration helps to seamlessly tie together the didactic and practical information.” –Stephanie Duggins, L.Ac.

 “Mizutani Sensei has taken what most have found to be a difficult and technical skill, requiring years to perfect, and effectively taught our entire class how to safely perform direct moxa in two days. This is the fast track if you want to develop skills in okyu.” –Coleman McMurphy

Junji Mizutani, RAc, a leading authority of moxibustion in the West, is the director of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (NAJOM). He graduated from the Japan Central Acupuncture College in 1983 and has been practicing and teaching shiatsu, acupuncture and moxibustion for 24 years. He taught Shiatsu at Kikkawa College and Shiatsu School of Canada, and served for three years as the president of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario. The author of Practical Moxibustion Therapy, he currently practices in Vancouver, B.C., and lectures in the U.S. and Canada.

Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31, 2016 (9am – 5pm)

Pending Approval for California Acupuncture Board – 14 CE hours
Location: AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

Standard $400, AIMC Berkeley Community (alumni/faculty/staff) $300, AIMC Berkeley student $200
Early Bird discounts until December 31, 2015:
Standard $300, AIMC Berkeley Community (alumni/faculty/staff) $240, AIMC Berkeley student $150

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April 2016

Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style in Lyon, France

Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy Nogier Style: AIMC Continuing Education Course in Lyon, France
Study with Dr. Raphael Nogier at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon

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Monday April 18-Friday April 22 (No classes on Wednesday April 20)

Dr. Raphael Nogier is one of the most sought after teachers in Europe. In addition to his seminars, Dr. Nogier also trains medical doctors from around the world at the Groupe Lyonnais d’Etudes Medicales in Lyon, France. There he holds a year round two-year program. His style of teaching is easy to understand and to learn. As the son of Dr. Paul Nogier (the father of Auriculotherapy), “teaching is in his blood”. As a physician with a full time medical clinic and a busy schedule of teaching seminars, Dr. Nogier continues to bring the knowledge of this medicine to help 1000’s of patients that seek him out from around the world every year.

Tuition Standard: $1,400
AIMC Faculty/Alum/Staff: $1,200
Pending California Acupuncture Board approval for 30 CE units

 Estimated out of pocket expenses
$1,400                   Airfare (estimated)
$379-$400            Hotel for 7 nights (see below)
$400                       Food @ $50 day
$300                       Misc.
$2,744-$2,800 (approx.) out of pocket

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Choose your Accomodations:
2 person room: $405.35 per person for 7 nights
3 person room (2 beds and a sofa): $379 per person for 7 nights
These prices include breakfast.

Please contact the hotel directly to book your room.

*Mention Christine Newell (attending supervisor) to get the discounted rate.
*A 30% non-refundable deposit is required before 11/26/15.
*The balance is due payment is due 30 days prior to your stay.

Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how this medicine works and how to apply it. AIMC Berkeley students who successfully complete the course (including 60 hours of out of class preparation) will received 2 elective credits.

First part: history of Auriculotherapy, ear anatomy, scientific research
Second part: practical applications, Electrical detection of the point (how to use frequencies A, B, C, D, E. F. G. L), treatments, obstacles, master points, specific treatments as:

  • anti-smoking: techniques and results
  • tinnitus
  • Zona
  • Endocrine conditions: puberty, menopause, menstrual conditions
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity: physiological path – hypothalamus, pancreas
  • Protocols


Standard CE Registration and Payment Details

CE Registration Methods
  • Register Online: Please use the green buttons following the title of each course to register online.
  • Register by Phone: Please call the CE Program Coordinator at 510 666-8248 x106.

CE Payment Methods

To complete the registration process and reserve your space for the seminar, payment must be received by the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department within 7 days of completing the online registration. Your registration is not complete until your payment is received in full. AIMC students, faculty and alumni receive discounts on classes.

Pay by Credit Card or PayPal via Online Registration:

  • When registering online, please select PayPal to make a payment using your credit card.
  • You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online; PayPal accepts payments from Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, and more

Pay by Phone:

  • Please call the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department at 510 666-8248 x106 to make a credit card payment over the phone.

Pay by Check:

  • Please make your check payable to “AIMC Berkeley”
  • Include the CE Course name on the memo line of your check.
  • Mail to AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department, 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704 – marked “Attn: CE department”

Pay by Cash:

  • Cash payments are accepted in person at AIMC Berkeley, 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy

CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy

Unless explicitly stated in the description of the course, the AIMC Berkeley CE Course Cancellation and Refund Policy follows accordingly:

  • Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by the AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department no fewer than 7 days prior to the first class.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 7 days prior to the first day in the course.
  • Please submit requests for refunds via email to accounting@aimc.edu; in writing to 2550 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704; or via fax to 510 666-0111, Attn: Accounting Department.
  • All requests for refunds must be approved by the Accounting Department.
  • Approved refunds will receive a full refund less a $50.00 administration fee, and will be processed within 30 days of approval.
  • AIMC Berkeley is unable to transfer course fees paid for one seminar or course to any other seminar or course.
  • AIMC Berkeley reserves the right to cancel seminars with insufficient enrollment. A full refund will be granted in this case and refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation.

Contact for More Information

Peter Blackman
AIMC Berkeley
510-666-8248 xt 103