March 29, 2014
9am – 4pm ● 6 CE hours (pending)
@ 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
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.
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:
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.
June 7 – 8, 2014
9am – 5pm • 14 CE hours (pending)
@ AIMC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA
Tuition: Early bird $275 (after May 7 – $300), AIMC alumni $250, AOM student $150
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please write “Japan 5″ in the subject line.
GOTO College, Tokyo
Translation and personal assistance during this program provided by Stephen Brown and Jeffrey Dann.
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
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.
Contact Jeffrey Dann at email@example.com for more information. Please write “Japan 5″ in the subject line.
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