CE Courses

Study with the modern masters of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, including world-renowned Japanese medicine practitioners, conservators of specialized pulse-taking lineages, and more. Each one of our unique and informative courses offers an exceptional learning experience while helping you fulfill licensure and certification requirements and improve your knowledge and professional skill. Whether you’re a professional health care provider, an OM instructor, or a student, you’ll reap the benefits of our  instructors’ education, training, and specialized expertise. California nurses: courses issuing CE hours are listed. Please contact: continuing-ed@aimc.edu for further questions.

AIMC Berkeley 2015 Continuing Education Calendar

Click on the course titles below to reveal details, pricing, instructor bios, and registration information.

February 2015

Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons – Earth/Wood with Nishanga Bliss

February 21-22, 2014
9am – 4pm

Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 12 CE hours

@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition: $155, AIMC Alumni/Faculty $120, AIMC Student $60
Required Text: Real Food All Year by Nishanga Bliss – available for purchase at AIMC Berkeley, or at your local bookseller 

Register Here

Course description: Do you need inspiration in the kitchen, for yourself or your clients?  Want to learn how to adapt the teachings of Oriental medicine to the modern American food supply and health challenges? This class initiates the 2015 series of seasonal courses in integrative nutrition and cooking.  We cover traditional and local foods for nourishing the spleen and earth element and the liver and wood element along with seasonal cooking and fermentation techniques. Each course includes lecture, cooking demonstrations, handouts, clinical tools and resources to improve your nutrition counseling and outcomes with clients.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will know how to adapt the teachings of Chinese medical nutrition to the contemporary health concerns of their clients, using everyday foods grown and produced in California. Participants will understand the insights of contemporary research in the nutrition field and be able to counsel their patients in this area. Additionally course attendees will:

  • Be able to adapt a traditional Chinese energetic understanding of food to the industrially produced foods available in the contemporary food supply.
  • Understand the effects of the above foods on the health and organ systems of their patients.
  • Know which traditional and local foods strengthen the elements in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medical Theory.
  • Know traditional food preparation techniques which optimize digestibility and nutrition.
  • Know seasonal foods, recipes and innovative herbal preparation techniques to share with their clients.
  • Be able to implement nutrition counseling, compliance and client outcomes.

Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc

Nishanga has been studying and practicing holistic health care for over twenty years, and practicing and teaching Oriental Medicine since 1999. She graduated with highest honors in English and Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley, and went on to receive her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the AmericanCollegeof TCM in 1999. She has just recently completed her doctorate in Nutrition at Hawthorn University.  Nishanga specializes in Internal Medicine with an emphasis on nutrition counseling, women’s health, mental health and HIV. She supervises interns in the student clinic and teaches Oriental Medicine Theory, Diagnosis and Counseling & Psychology classes at AIMC Berkeley. She is the author of the book Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy. Visit her blog at gastronicity.blogspot.com.

March 2015

Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons – Summer/Fire with Nishanga Bliss

March 28, 2014
9am – 4pm

Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 6 CE hours

@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition: $155, AIMC Alumni/Faculty $120, AIMC Student $60
Required Text: Real Food All Year by Nishanga Bliss – available for purchase at AIMC Berkeley, or at your local bookseller 

Register Here

Course description: Do you need inspiration in the kitchen, for yourself or your clients?  Want to learn how to adapt the teachings of Oriental medicine to the modern American food supply and health challenges? This class initiates the 2015 series of seasonal courses in integrative nutrition and cooking.  We cover traditional and local foods for nourishing the spleen and earth element and the liver and wood element along with seasonal cooking and fermentation techniques. Each course includes lecture, cooking demonstrations, handouts, clinical tools and resources to improve your nutrition counseling and outcomes with clients.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will know how to adapt the teachings of Chinese medical nutrition to the contemporary health concerns of their clients, using everyday foods grown and produced in California. Participants will understand the insights of contemporary research in the nutrition field and be able to counsel their patients in this area. Additionally course attendees will:

  • Be able to adapt a traditional Chinese energetic understanding of food to the industrially produced foods available in the contemporary food supply.
  • Understand the effects of the above foods on the health and organ systems of their patients.
  • Know which traditional and local foods strengthen the elements in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medical Theory.
  • Know traditional food preparation techniques which optimize digestibility and nutrition.
  • Know seasonal foods, recipes and innovative herbal preparation techniques to share with their clients.
  • Be able to implement nutrition counseling, compliance and client outcomes.

Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc

Nishanga has been studying and practicing holistic health care for over twenty years, and practicing and teaching Oriental Medicine since 1999. She graduated with highest honors in English and Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley, and went on to receive her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the AmericanCollegeof TCM in 1999. She has just recently completed her doctorate in Nutrition at Hawthorn University.  Nishanga specializes in Internal Medicine with an emphasis on nutrition counseling, women’s health, mental health and HIV. She supervises interns in the student clinic and teaches Oriental Medicine Theory, Diagnosis and Counseling & Psychology classes at AIMC Berkeley. She is the author of the book Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy. Visit her blog at gastronicity.blogspot.com.

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

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 continuing-ed@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

Continuing Education Coordinator
510 666-8248 x106
continuing-ed@aimc.edu


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