EAST MEETS WEST (A REVIEW OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE WITH WESTERN MEDICINE INTERPRETATION) WORKSHOP
AAMA EVENTS REGISTRATION
November 15-16, 2003Marriott Key Bridge Hotel1401 Lee HighwayArlington, Virginia
December 6-7, 2003Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott South4151 Centreport DriveFort Worth, Texas
We are pleased to announce a new education workshop,East Meets West (A Review of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Interpretation), will be presented this fall by Joseph Wong, MD, FAAMA. This 2-day workshop will combine lecture with case presentations to explore concepts of TCM with Western medical science focusing on neuro-anatomic components. To assure a high quality learning experience, attendance is limited to 40 participants.
Purpose and Objectives:
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a summation of medical experience in China through thousands of years. It is a subject dealing with the human physiology and pathology, as well as the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. In this workshop, the basic principles of acupuncture, Yin and Yang, will be explained in the context of the physiology of the autonomic nervous system. The metaphoric relationship of the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) and the internal organs will be explored in detail. The concept of TCM vital substances (Qi, blood, body fluid, essence) will be explained fully in the context of Western medical science.
The workshop will examine the TCM diagnostic methods, particularly the tongue diagnosis and the pulse diagnosis. It is essential to understand the pathological differentiation in accordance with the Eight Principal Syndromes: interior-exterior; hot-cold; full-empty; and Yin-Yang, in order to sort out the symptoms and syndromes. The TCM treatments emphasis on dredging and activating the meridians and collaterals, regulating deficiency and excess, and equilibrating Yin and Yang. Anatomical and physiological analysis make the therapeutic application easily comprehensive. Overall, neuro-anatomical acupuncture is the main theme throughout the entire workshop.
The AmericanAcademy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AmericanAcademy of Medical Acupuncture designates the Workshop for a maximum of 14 hours of category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the activity.
The overall objectives for physicians attending this Workshop are to:
The workshop will be held as follows:
Ask for "AAMA Workshop" room rate$129 Single/Double (Rate good until October 17 or until the block sells out)Call (703) 524-6400 or (800) 228-9290 for reservations
Ask for "AAMA Workshop" room rate$89 Single/Double (Rate good until November 14 or until the block sells out)Call (817) 358-1700 or (800) MARRIOTT for reservations
The schedule for the workshop will be as follows:
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm *There will be a 15 minute break each morning and afternoon and a one and a half hour luncheon break (lunch is not included - participants are on their own for lunch).
Attendance is limited to forty participants in order to provide the optimum learning experience. Registrations will be accepted in the order received until the course is full at 40 participants. After the course is full, you will be notified and your fee returned, or you may go on the 'wait list' should there be a cancellation. To avoid missing out, you should send in your registration and make a room reservation as soon as possible. Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel and hotel expenses. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
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