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: araines@aimc.edu for further questions.

AIMC Berkeley 2014 Continuing Education Calendar

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

May 2014

Inner Functions of Acupuncture Points, Herbal formulas, and Point Combinations with Lonny Jarrett LAc

May 30 – June 1, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm
Approved for California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM – 21 CE hours
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition:  Early bird $425 (after May 1 $475) – Student early bird $375 (after May 1 $425)

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The author of the Shen Nong Ben Cao,China’s oldest herbal text, stated that the highest type of medicine helped humans fulfill their destiny, the middle type helped them nourish original nature, and the lowest type treated physical illness. Today, treating people for the nourishment of original nature and the fulfillment of destiny represents an important inner tradition which has been all but lost in the modern practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

These classes will answer that calling for those still seeking the vast horizons intuited beyond what is readily available in most contemporary education.  Participation in these classes is suitable for practitioners from any tradition and level of training who wish to elevate their perspective on their art.

Friday:  Understanding the deeper nature of acupuncture points:  Theory and Practice
Saturday:  Treating Blocks with Acupuncture and Herbs
Sunday:  Clinical Integration

Lonny Jarrett has been a leading scholar in the field of Chinese medicine since 1980.  He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts.  He teaches and publishes widely on the inner tradition of Chinese medicine and Chines pulse diagnosis.  Mr. Jarrett holds a Master’s degree in Neurobiology and maintains his clinical practice in Stockbridge, MA.  He is the author of Nourishing Destiny and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine.


June 2014

Introduction to Shakuju Therapy with Tisha Mallon, LAc

June 7 – 8, 2014
9am – 5pm
Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 14 CE hours
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition: Early bird $275 (after May 7 – $300), AIMC alumni $250, AOM student $150

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Shakuju Therapy is an acumoxa therapy based on the concept of Qi. In this theory, illness is treated as Qi deviation and stagnation. The ultimate origin of illness is explained by ‘fundamental cold’, or Hie, in the body. In Shakuju theory, Hie causes a decline of the body’s vital force and a deficiency of Jing Qi. The abdominal pattern, called Sho, is the primary source of diagnostic information. Tight and painful areas are called, Shaku and Ju, (deep accumulations and superficial gatherings). Treatment is performed on the abdominal and dorsal regions accordingly. The object of Shakuju Therapy is to strengthen and tonify Jing Qi in order to eliminate symptoms.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to perform a basic Shakuju ‘root’ treatment. Students will learn methods for diagnosing the abdomen and pulse as well as non-insertion techniques using Shakuju and Teishin needles.

Tisha Mallon, LAc

Tisha Mallon, LAc graduated from the San Francisco College of Acupuncture in 1987 and has been a devoted practitioner and student of Asian medicine ever since. She studied many types of Asian healing techniques, domestically and abroad, including Ayruvedic medicine, Tibetan medicine and philosophy, as well as a wide array of Japanese acupuncture techniques. She has discovered a special affinity for the elegance and effectiveness of Shakuju Therapy and is the only practitioner certified to teach Shakuju by Kobayashi Sensei on the North American west coast.

July 2014

The Five Aspects of Spirit with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

July 19 – 20
9am – 5pm
Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 14 CE hours
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition- Standard $300, AIMC community $250 (Staff, alumni), $175 (AOM students, I.D. required)

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The Five Aspects of Spirit. This year AIMC Berkeley is honored to welcome back Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée as a guest lecturer. Ms. Rochat will be lecturing on the Five Aspects of Spirit.  The Chinese traditional vision of what we call, in Western civilizations, souls and spirits, is expounded in the classics and pervades the essential medical texts.  In this course, Elisabeth will explore the meaning and place of the spirits (the Shen, Hun,Po, Yi and Zhi) in Chinese Medicine, and examine how they are expressed in each of the zang organs.  Through the analysis of the Chinese characters and the study of medical and non medical texts from the Chinese tradition, we will see the salient features of each of them, their relationships and their hierarchy.  This will allow the practitioner to understand better the importance of the spirits in good health, as well as in pathology.

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée.

Ms. Rochat is an internationally renowned author and scholar on Chinese Medical Classics and Daoist studies. She has been studying ancient languages and classical texts for more than 40 years. She studied under the guidance of Father Claude Larre, an esteemed scholar and translator of classical Chinese texts as well as Dr. Jean Schatz, a medical doctor and acupuncturist who, with Ms. Rochat and Father Larre pioneered the study of classical Chinese medical texts in the west. Visit her web site at: http://elisabeth-rochat.com/home.html.

Japanese Acupuncture: Treating Patients with Psychological Conditions

July 26 – 27, 2014
9am – 5pm
California Acupuncture Board – 14 CE hours (pending)
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition: Early bird $350 (after May 31 – $400), AIMC Community (alumni/faculty/staff) $300, AIMC student $200

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Japanese Acupuncture:  Treating Patients with Psychological Conditions:  This is a very unique opportunity to learn a Japanese style of Acupuncture – Meridian Therapy – with a particular focus on the treatment of psychological issues. The instructor,  Mr. Takahiro Funamizu, is an experienced teacher and practitioner at the college of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Japan. His specialty of treatment is in reducing stress levels and mitigating psychological conditions such as insomnia, depression, PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia nervosa) and schizophrenia. He was part of a medical support team for the victims of the Tsunami and big earthquake in Japan about 3 years ago, and he treated many cases of suffering from various mental issues under extremely challenging environments.

This work shop will provide you with solid training in the whole procedure of Japanese Meridian Therapy, from diagnosis (palpation and pulse) to treatment, with a special focus on non-invasive needling and indirect and safe moxa techniques.

Takahiro Funamizu is the Assistant Professor at Kuretake Medical College and has previously been the Chief Instructor at Tokyo Medical and Welfare College.  He is a board member of the Meridian Therapy Association and is considered one of their “young master teachers.”



October 2014

The 5th Tokyo Seminar

Once again, the successful traditional Japanese acupuncture program sponsored by the Japan Meridian Therapy Association is being offered this summer. A limited number of practitioners with interest in Japanese styles of acupuncture are invited for a unique educational and cultural experience. Contact Jeffrey Dann at jeffreydann@gmail.com for more information. Please write “Japan 5″ in the subject line.

Seminar Schedule

GOTO College, Tokyo

October 28

  • “In-Touch Acupuncture” Shuichi Katai & Masao Togasaki
  • “Sawada-style Moxibustion” Masakatsu Yamada

October 29

  • “Pediatrics and special training” members of Goto College

October 30

  • Travel and Refreshing time
Shikoku Medical College – Shikoku

October 31

  • “Acupuncture for Psychological Disorders” Takahiro Funamizu

November 1

  • “Japanese-style Facial Acupuncture” Yoko Oasa

November 2

  • “Refinements of Meridian Therapy” Akizo Okada – Chairman of Meridian Therapy Association

Translation and personal assistance during this program provided by Stephen Brown and Jeffrey Dann.

Tuition & Accommodations

Tuition: $1450 / Early registration $1150

Registration is limited to 30. Reservations are made on a first come-first served basis and may be held with a US $300 deposit. Full tuition is required on or before August 31, 2014.

Early registration discount! Save $300 if the full tuition amount (US $1150) is received before August 31, 2014.

Tuition does not include food, transportation & accommodations. (Welcoming dinner and goodbye party are included.)


(TOKYO Seminar) Special rates (single $90, twin $125) are available at Omori Tokyu Inn (5 minute walk from seminar location in Tokyo) tokyuhotelsjapan.com

(SHIKOKU Seminar) Special rates (single $45, twin $90) with breakfast are available at Hotel Sunroute Seto-Ohasi (1 minute from UTAZU JR station and 15-20 minute walk from seminar location in Shikoku) sunroute-seto.com

Registration and Payment Details

  • Register online: Please click on the button below to register – payment may be made via Paypal or credit card through the registration page. .If paying by check: Please register by clicking on the button below, but  mail check made out to “AIMC Berkeley”, in US Dollars ONLY to:
    AIMC Berkeley
    c/o April Raines
    2550 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94704

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Refunds: Deposit of $300 is refundable until August 31; beyond that date the deposit is non-refundable; the balance of $950 (for early bird registration) is due by September 30.  Any registrant after August 31 will be required to pay the full amount of $300 deposit and $1150 balance due, and this payment must be made in full by September 31.  After September 31, there will be no refund of any kind.

More Information

Contact Jeffrey Dann at jeffreydann@gmail.com for more information. Please write “Japan 5″ in the subject line.

The Law of the Universe – Yuan Qi Theory

October 10 – 12, 2014 
9:00am – 5:30pm
Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 21 CE hours
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

Tuition- Standard $500, AIMC community $400 (Staff, students, alumni)

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The Universe and Human Health: From a classical Oriental Medicine viewpoint, human beings do not exist separately from the forces of the universe.The same forces that affect climate, weather and even the tides also have an effect on human health. In this year’s seminar, Dr. Bear (Anyu Iwashima) will be lecturing on Universal and climactic influences and their effects on the human body, with an emphasis on the Simple Questions, chapter 66, and based on his research of both Japanese and Chinese classic medical texts. As usual, Dr. Bear will guide students in treating disharmonies with his unique and effective contact needling technique.

Anryu Iwashina (a.k.a. Dr. Bear). Dr. Bear is a master practitioner and teacher of traditional Japanese acupuncture. He began his study at theTokyoNationalUniversity for the Blind and trained with Kodo Fukushima, the developer of Meridian Therapy. Dr. Bear’s specialty is contact needling, with which he treats many kinds of disorders. He is particularly adept at treating musculo-skeletal problems and pain and numbness; he is also world-renowned for and enjoys a very high success rate treating breach babies.

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 Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 1pm.

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 Number (which can be located following the tuition lising in the online description of each course) on the check’s memo line.
  • Mail to AIMC Berkeley Accounting Department, 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 araines@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

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