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Twenty-fifth Annual Symposium of
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
“Celebrating 25 years of Medical Acupuncture”
May 2-5, 2013
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is pleased to present a symposium designed to meet an expressed need to explore the mechanisms of acupuncture from several different perspectives, and to examine current scientific research in the field of medical acupuncture. This meeting addresses topics suggested by practitioners and stresses many different approaches for addressing practical clinical problems. An emphasis on evidence-based scientific research is integrated with practical protocols for the serious clinician.. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia indicate that there is a desire for more information about acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of Asian medicine as applied to the contemporary, Western medical practice.
The various approaches and styles reviewed will include: Auricular Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, Energetics Integration, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Neuroanatomical Acupuncture, Palpation -based Acupuncture, QiGong massage, Medical Acupuncture Zang Fu Healing, Tuina, and Manual Medicine techniques to enhance acupuncture outcomes.
This conference will offer a multi-tiered approach for the understanding and clinical relevance of acupuncture in daily practice. It will expand our awareness of scientific research into the effects of acupuncture, and provide participants with information about different approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice. Clinicians will learn multi-faceted ways to tailor acupuncture treatments for their individual patients. This conference will focus on clinically relevant treatment approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Symposium is designed for instruction and training of health care professionals
interested in or already practicing acupuncture. Medical practitioners with no
experience and those with extensive background in medical acupuncture will find
the program useful to their medical practices.
The Pre-Symposium Workshops are intended to provide a more concentrated
learning experience where the faculty can spend the entire day focused on a topic in
greater depth and with more time for practical examples from clinical experiences.
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (Symposium) for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (each Pre-Symposium workshop) for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians attending the Symposium will be able to:
- Appreciate the history of acupuncture and its Eastern and Western medicine integration
- Understand the practical aspects of microsystems and auricular medicine
- Understand the basic concepts and application of Five Element acupuncture
- Apply Five Element approaches for sub-specialty conditions
- Understand the importance of palpating Vitality and Qi in clinical practice
- Explain the principle of Qi flow and regulation
- Understand variations for utilizing the eight Extraordinary Vessels in clinical practice
- Refresh QiGong via physical, mental, and spiritual exercises
PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS (More details)
Chair: Yuan-Chi Lin. MD, FAAMA
Pre-Symposium Workshop I – "Engaging Vitality, Listening to Qi and Responding Effectively in Clinical
Instructors Dan Bensky, DO and Charles (Chip)
Pre-Symposium Workshop II – “Auricular Medicine: A Clinically Effective Microsystem”
Instructor Nader Soliman, MD, FAAMA
Pre-Symposium Workshop III – “Introduction to 5 Element Acupuncture ”
Instructor Charles Moss, MD, FAAMA
Pre-Symposium Workshop IV – From Energetics to Integration"
Instructor Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA