AAMA Pre-Symposium Workshop Topics Announced!
Four optional, add-on workshops are available to learners who are seeking enhanced educational opportunities in addition to the Annual Symposium. Separate fees apply. Discounts available for learners who register for more than one workshop.
“Extraordinary Vessels: A Structural Approach – Integrating clinical and psychological presentations with structural examination findings to determine optimal EOV combinations” Presented by Joseph F Audette, MA, MD
The workshop will present the theory of Extraordinary Vessels (EOVs) with a focus on the practical application in order to determine the optimal EOV combination to treat a variety of chronic musculoskeletal pain and other clinical conditions. These methods will be developed as they relate to a Structural Acupuncture approach, integrating clinical and psychological information about the patient with physical exam findings to determine the best treatment approach. Based on this approach, careful palpation will uncover painful reflexes that direct us to specific EOV treatments. Participants will be encouraged to practice these techniques on themselves during the webinar, to enhance their ability to apply the techniques upon return to their own clinic. Case presentations, as well as practical demonstrations, will also be used.
“History, Clinical Applications, and Practice of Eight Treasures Qigong-Infusing Modern Medicine with Ancient Wisdom” Presented by Barbara de la Torre, MD, FAAMA
Qigong is the oldest branch in Chinese medicine, predating acupuncture. Medical qigong has tremendous applications to improve modern medicine for the health of both practitioners and patients. This workshop provides an in-depth introduction to one of the oldest qigong forms known as Ba Duan Jin, or Eight Treasures. This form is challenging enough to promote health without exhausting the practitioner. Participants will be able to review general principles and historical roots of qigong before diving into the practice of this form. Participants will leave with the ability to practice the form for self-cultivation of their own health while learning functions and clinical applications for their patients.
“Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Therapy in Post-Concussion Syndrome” Presented by Ayla Wolf, DAOM, LAc
Patients suffering from on-going post-concussion syndrome can have widely different clinical presentations. Research suggests a multi-disciplinary approach addressing the individual patient’s unique presentation is the key to success. This lecture explores the areas in which acupuncture can be used as an adjunctive therapy. We will cover acupuncture treatment strategies that address mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic pain, post-traumatic headaches, oculomotor dysfunction, dizziness, and vertigo.
“Introduction to Balance System Acupuncture” Presented by Sonia Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP
This workshop will be LIVE only on April 29th at 8am PT and again at 3pm PT
This course is a modified condensed glance at the basic foundations of the main systems of Balance System Acupuncture, an evolution of the Balance Method. The systems are rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing channels. Students will learn the history of the Balance Method/System, the basis of the systems, and the logical processes for determining the meridians to acupuncture, including an easy-to-use format to outline the treatment plan. A detailed explanation of the Mirroring and Imaging Formats will also be explained to assist participants in effective point selection. Dr. Tan will show how to use distal points in order to avoid aggravating the area of discomfort and will include demonstrations. Particular attention will be paid to musculo-skeletal conditions in this introductory level.
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