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.

September 2014

Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons – Fall/Metal with Nishanga Bliss

September 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: This class is part of a series of seasonal courses in integrative nutrition which draw on the teachings of Oriental medicine and holistic nutrition, teaching practitioners how to best counsel their patients to cook and eat to support vibrant health throughout the year. The summer class covers traditional and local foods for nourishing the heart and fire element, integrative perspectives on heart disease, and seasonal cooking techniques. Each course includes lecture, cooking demonstrations, handouts, clinical tools and resources to improve 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 inCalifornia. 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 spleen and liver, earth and wood 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, MSTCM, 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 American College of TCM in 1999. She is currently at work on 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

Acupuncture Treatment for Digestive Disorders with Dr. Johnson Lee

Please Note: This CE course is open to licensed acupuncturists only

September 28, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Approved for California Acupuncture Board – 7 CE units
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Early Bird $190 (after July 28 – $200)

Licensed Acupuncturists only – class size limited to 8 people

Register Here

Course Description:

Digestion is one of the most important functions of the human body.  From the intake of food, through a series of complex processes of decomposition, assimilation and intestinal absorption, the digestion supports and benefits the whole body.  This workshop will focus on the regulation and treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers.  Following a review of the digestive system and the pathological changes which occur in cases of chronic gastritis and gastric ulcer, Dr. Lee will discuss causes and clinical presentations of the disorder, and review diagnosis of TCM patterns which relate to digestive disorders.  Acupuncture prescriptions and treatment modalities, adjunct therapies such as moxibustion and herbal formulas will be discussed – followed by hands on clinical practice and case studies.

Dr. Johnson Lee LAc

Dr. Johnson Lee (MD,China) first studied Traditional Oriental Medicine as an apprentice under his father.  At age seventeen he entered medical school, and he graduated from Guangzhou Medical University in 1988.  Upon graduation, he became an assistant professor at Guangzhou’s first school specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, trauma, pain, stroke and paralysis.  Dr. Lee helped to open the first acupuncture clinic in Lian Nan Province of China in 1991, and he has continued to serve patients with his extensive background in integrating Eastern and Western Medicine.  Dr. Lee currently practices in Castro Valley,CA – where he specializes in GI disorders, post-surgical pain and stroke rehabilitation.

 

October 2014

The 5th Tokyo Seminar with Jeffery Dann

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 24. 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 July 15, 2014.

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

Accommodations:

(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: Registration is closed for this event – limit of 24 registrants has been reached. 
  • To add your name to a waiting list, or to pay the balance of your tuition, please contact April Raines, CE Coordinator at AIMC Berkeley – 510-666-8248 xt 106, araines@aimc.edu
     

 Refunds: Deposit of $300 is refundable until August 31; beyond that date the deposit is non-refundable; the balance of $850 (for early bird registration) is due by July 15..  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 with Dr. Bear – POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2015

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)

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.

November 2014

Integrative Nutrition Through the Seasons – Winter/Water with Nishanga Bliss

November 8, 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: This class is part of a series of seasonal courses in integrative nutrition which draw on the teachings of Oriental medicine and holistic nutrition, teaching practitioners how to best counsel their patients to cook and eat to support vibrant health throughout the year. The summer class covers traditional and local foods for nourishing the heart and fire element, integrative perspectives on heart disease, and seasonal cooking techniques. Each course includes lecture, cooking demonstrations, handouts, clinical tools and resources to improve 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 inCalifornia. 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 spleen and liver, earth and wood 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, MSTCM, 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 is currently at work on her doctorate in Nutrition at HawthornUniversity.  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 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
araines@aimc.edu


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