This course is not a history of Ethics nor will we talk about Hippocrates. Instead, this course is designed to assist the busy practitioner with the ethical issues that come up in the office on a daily basis. From referral relationships to the patient/doctor privilege, this course will guide you in creating your medical ethical […]
The fact that fast food is bad for us has finally burrowed its way into our collective consciousness - nobody needs convincing on this one. But, were you aware that conventional wheat products have been genetically modified to increase their gluten content, causing an auto-immune response creating inflammation in the body? Neither did we. Your non-organic wheat toast in the morning is not as benign as you might think, nor is the ocassional corn on the cob at your summer bbq. And as hard as we may try, as practitioners we know that unless dietary sources of inflammation are addressed, acupuncture and herbs will always be palliative treatments. This course will teach you the markers of inflammation like prostaglandins and C-Reactive Protein, and which foods trigger these markers. Most importantly, you will learn which foods reduce inflammation, so get reading! This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.
Let's face it, for most of us it has been a long time since our semester of nutrition in acupuncture school. This course will remind you of the basics - the proteins, the fats, and the carbs - the very macronutrients that enable you live (and give) as you do. But that is just the beginning. You will learn some clever tricks of the trade like how to calculate the exact number of calories your patient needs to healthily lose that ten extra pounds of holiday, baby, you-get-the-picture weight. Up-to-date information on the Glycemic Index (GI) and Nutrient-Dense Foods are also included - two current topics that you don't want to be the last to know about. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.
In our own backyard, California mugwort, Artemesia douglasiana, is prolific and endemic. This course will teach you how to identify, wildcraft, and process the leaves into moxa that you can use in your very own practice. This course will teach you the unique properties of California mugwort, when to use California moxa versus Chinese moxa, […]
Is Femara used for pre- or post-menopausal women? What does triple negative breast cancer mean? Why did my patient receive chemotherapy before surgery? If you have ever asked yourself these or similar questions, this course is for you. You will learn patient diagnosis, lab tests, and treatment strategies Western medicine uses so you can confidently navigate through the sea of breast cancer treatment. Course appendices include actual patient tumor markers, blood work, and a reference list of breast cancer drugs. After taking the course and earning your CEU's, be sure to bookmark this page to use as a reference at your clinic. This course is available for continuing education credit for California, Florida, and NCCAOM.
This course is best taken after Breast Cancer Part 1: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment from a Biomedical Perspective, and outlines the Chinese medical theory on all aspects of the disease from etiology to adjunctive acupuncture strategies to mitigate the side effects of conventional cancer treatments. Course appendices include case studies with tongue photos. This course […]
This intriguing course, written by a psychologist and acupuncturist Brian Falk, explores how perceived notions by both the patient and the doctor can create impediments to healing. This course is currently approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM and does not count for Florida.
The economy has little to do with your success. Nor does the size of your town or the number of practitioners near you. Jason Luban L.Ac., has heard all the excuses and admits to having recited them himself. But the fact is, whether you live in Los Angeles or Las Cruces, there's no good excuse […]
This course is designed to give participants an introduction to Classical Chinese Face Reading as it applies to diagnosis. It will include an evaluation of Jing and Qi and an analysis of the Facial Maps. In addition, participants will learn to interpret some makers for specific diseases and some recommended treatments will given in case […]
Did you know that good fats can help clean out the dredge caused by bad fats? Did you know that our brain is essentially a big vat of fat that thrives off of healthy fats like DHA? Did you know that cooking your veggies with medium to high heat using olive oil (like how they […]