Calendar of Events

Landmark Location: Part 1 – Theory, Method & Common Points

Offered in Boulder, Colorado

at Southwest Acupuncture College

May 16 & 17, 2015

10 PDA points (CEU’s)

 

Presented by

Andrew McIntyre, L.Ac., EAMP

 
10% DISCOUNT FOR AAC MEMBERS!
 
  • Do you ever have trouble locating acupuncture points?
  • Why do acupuncturists disagree about the location of points?
  • How many locations have you heard for Liver 8?
  • Can you get qi to travel consistently?
  • Did you know the qi travel is all about location?

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jeffrey Yuen to Headline the 32nd Annual AAC Conference!

Jeffrey Yuen to Headline the 32nd Annual AAC Conference!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!!

 

The AAC is pleased to announce information for the 2015 Annual Conference to be held April 25th - 26th at the beautiful Embassy Suites in Colorado Springs. 12 PDAs will be offered (NCCAOM pending).

 

Conference Presenters

Master Jeffrey Yuen

JeffreyYuenJeffrey Yuen is one of the most sought after speakers on Chinese Medicine throughout the world. He is an 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity School, Lao Tzu sect and a 26th generation priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect. He apprenticed for more than 20 years in Classical Chinese Medicine and other Daoist healing arts with Master Yu Wen, who transmitted his lineage to Master Yuen before Master Wen’s death at the age of 108. He is recognized internationally as a Master of Acupuncture, Classical Chinese Medicine, Daoism, Chinese Herbology, Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong. He emphasizes the importance of Daoism in cultivating one’s life and spirit to maintain health, and the use of Chinese Medicine for understanding and treating illness.

Master Yuen conveys Chinese Medicine from a deeply spiritual perspective rooted in Daoism. His ability to elucidate and bridge western medical thought within the context of Chinese medicine offers an essential clarity to his students. Currently he lives in New York where he is president of the International Tai Chi Institute, and maintains a private practice with a special focus on helping people with cancer. He will be discussing the Chinese concept of Wind and how it relates to western Psycho-Neurology.

Daisy Dong, OMD, L.Ac.
Daisy Dong is the senior Chinese medicine practitioner and the first hired clinician of the Integrative Medicine Program of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dong received her medical training from the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and finished fellowship at Dongzhimen Hospital for Acupuncture. She also received three Master degrees in International Health, Health Administration and Oriental Medicine in the United States.

Dr. Dong has been a professor at Southwest College of Acupuncture for 14 years teaching Clinical Herbal Pharmacology and Integrative Traumatology. She has been a clinical faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine teaching Integrative Medicine since 2005. Her background includes training and experience in all components of TCM including acupuncture, herbology, Tui Na, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, in addition to allopathic general medicine. She will be sharing her practical experience for running an effective evidence-based practice.

Butch Levy, MD, L.Ac.
Butch Levy is an integrative practitioner: board certified in Family Medicine and NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture. Dr. Levy has been in private practice for 37 years, including care from obstetrics and pediatrics to geriatrics and hospice care. In the late 1980’s Dr. Levy attended acupuncture school, completing many of the classes, but apprenticed with and was mentored by Miki Shima to complete his requirements for certification.

Dr. Levy’s training in Chinese Medicine is in the Japanese style of herbal diagnosis using abdominal patterns, Fukushin, and his acupuncture style is distinctly toward The Extra Vessel and Divergent Channels. Dr. Levy’s current practice integrates allopathic care with Chinese medicine and Functional Nutritional Medicine, bridging east and west with comprehensive, practical approaches to illness. He sees a wide variety of patients, and his focus of interest is toward complex chronic disease including supportive care for cancer and autoimmunity. Dr. Levy will present an overview of his style of care with a direction toward explaining his approach using the Japanese training he has been most fortunate to receive from Dr. Shima.

Conference Schedule
Saturday, April 25
7:00 – 8:00      Breakfast* / Visit Vendors
8:00 – 9:00      Registration / Visit Vendors
9:00 – 12:30    Jeffrey Yuen
Contemporary Problems: Chinese Medicine & Psycho-Neurology
12:30 – 2:00    Complimentary Lunch / Acupuncture Association of Colorado Annual Meeting
2:00 – 6:30      Jeffrey Yuen
Contemporary Problems: Chinese Medicine & Psycho-Neurology, continued
6:30 – 7:30      Post Conference Complimentary Embassy Suites Evening Reception**

Sunday, April 26
7:00 – 8:30      Breakfast* / Visit Vendors
8:30 – 12:00    Daisy Dong
An Effective Evidence-Based Acupuncture Practice
12:00 – 1:00    Complimentary Light Lunch / Visit Vendors
1:00 – 3:00      Butch Levy
An Overview of the Japanese Approach to Complex Chronic Diseases

*Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is for conference attendees lodging at the Embassy Suites.

** Complimentary Evening Reception is for conference attendees lodging at the Embassy Suites.

Lodging
The Embassy Suites
7290 Commerce Center Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919

  • The AAC has arranged a suite room rate of $99/night beginning Friday, April 24. Please make your reservation before Wednesday, March 25 to guarantee a suite at this rate.
  • The $99 rate includes a two room suite with one king or two queen sized beds and a living room, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, complimentary evening reception, and complimentary parking.
  • Check in time is 3PM. Check out time is 12PM.
  • To make your reservation, please call 800-362-2779. The event name is “2015 AAC Annual Conference,” or use the following link:

LINK TO EMBASSY SUITE

Please watch your email and snail mail for registration invitations and fun incentives!

 

WE APPRECIATE OUR EXHIBITORS!

Thanks to Golden Flower Chinese Herbs for being one of our conference sponsors.  Golden Flower Chinese Herbs will be showcasing their latest Chinese herbal formulas and a fabulous line of artisan-quality essential oils. Enter the raffle at their booth for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for the GFCH formulas of your choice during the drawing at Sunday’s lunch break!

 

 
Blue PoppyThanks to Blue Poppy for being one of our conference sponsors and the sponsor of Saturday’s lunch. Be sure to visit their booth to learn the latest about their herbal formulas, clinic supplies and texts!

For 33 years Blue Poppy has happily served our friends and neighbors in Colorado. They sell the finest in herbal formulas, the very popular and affordable Tempo and Balance needles (as well as other popular brands) and everything else you need to keep your clinic stocked.

 

 

 

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Treating Pain and Trauma with Chinese Herbal Medicine

Southwest
Acupuncture College
Continuing Education Program

A One-Day Workshop with
Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac.

March 14, 2015

6.5 NCCAOM PDA

10 % Discount for AAC Members!

Southwest Acupuncture College

6630 Gunpark Drive, Suite 200

Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303.581.9955

Click here for information and registration

CSTCM COURSES FOR SPRING

Zheng Gu Tui Na Sports Medicine
and Treatment of Trauma

Saturday & Sunday

March 7-8, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm

 

LOCATION

CSTCM: Rooms A/B

Discount to AAC Members: 10%

Provider: Tom Bisio has taught martial arts since 1979 and is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. From 1990-2014, Tom headed a busy clinic in New York City, specializing in trauma, Chinese sports medicine, and orthopedic conditions, where a steady stream of apprentices and observers came to learn Chinese medicine. Tom is the founder of New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and Internal Arts International (IAI). He is also the Co-Founder of Zhen Gu Tui Na, an organization which teaches traditional Chinese medicine skills worldwide. He’s also the author of the popular book, “A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors”, as well as a number of other books that he has written or collaborated on.

PDA’s: 14

This class focuses on the treatment of sports injuries, martial arts training injuries and other types of trauma such as burns, cuts, insect bites, and more. This two-day course is open to anyone and is an excellent starting point for those interested in learning practical and immediately useful Chinese medicine skills.

We highly recommend this course for massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, martial arts instructors, parents with children who play sports, and anyone interested in treating their own injuries with effective, practical and easy-to-use techniques.  Our goal: by the day after the course, if you or someone you know sprains their ankle, you will know exactly what to do in order to speed healing, reduce recovery time and prevent the sprain from become a chronic, debilitating injury.

Contact Information:

Register and Pay at www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

Phone: 303-329-6355 x16

Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu

 

Moxibustion: The Power of Fire and Smoke

Sunday – March 29, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm

CSTCM: Rooms A/B

Discount to AAC Members: 10%

Provider: , Parago Jones, L.Ac., is a 1998 graduate of the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver and specializes in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese-styled acu-moxa techniques.  He has trained and studied under a number of highly regarded Japanese clinicians and teachers such as Miki Shima, Koei Kuwahara, and moxibustion therapies with Junji Mizutani.  He has been the CSTCM Clinic Director since 2007 and currently teaches acumoxa techniques and a number of other clinical topics at CSTCM including moxibustion.

PDA’s: 7

This workshop will teach you how to be more skilled with direct and indirect moxibustion techniques.   Drawing from the teachings of Japanese and Chinese moxibustion masters, you will learn Japanese-style direct rice grain moxa, cone moxa, and needle moxa (a pole technique).  Moxibustion has retained a very high emphasis and skill level in Japan where it is used often and regularly in most treatments.  This workshop will combine theory with a large emphasis on practice and technique, especially using the rice grain moxa technique with a bamboo tube. You will come away from this workshop being more clear and strong in your core moxibustion skills and its full applications.

Contact Information:

Register and Pay at www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

Phone: 303-329-6355 x16

Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu

 

Tui Na Level 1 Module

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

May 1-3, 2015

Friday: 6:00-9:00pm & Sat/Sun:9:00am-5:00pm

CSTCM: Rooms A/B

Discount to AAC Members: 10%

Provider: Tom Bisio has taught martial arts since 1979 and is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. From 1990-2014, Tom headed a busy clinic in New York City, specializing in trauma, Chinese sports medicine, and orthopedic conditions, where a steady stream of apprentices and observers came to learn Chinese medicine. Tom is the founder of New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and Internal Arts International (IAI). Tom is also the Co-Founder of Zhen Gu Tui Na, an organization which teaches traditional Chinese medicine skills worldwide. He’s also the author of the popular book, “A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors”, as well as a number of other books that he has written or collaborated on.

PDA’s: 17

ZGTN Level 1 is organized around a full-body regulatory Tui Na treatment divided into three modules: the back; the lower limbs; and the neck, face and upper limbs. Together, these three modules serve as an integrated regulatory treatment for the whole body. In addition, each module can also be used independently, making Tui Na techniques adaptable to a busy clinical setting. For example, a clinically effective 10-15 minute Tui Na treatment can be combined with acupuncture and other therapies in a single clinical encounter. The ZGTN full-body sequence centers on the “Back Protocol”, a 10-12 minute Tui Na routine which regulates the entire spine, ribcage, surrounding soft tissue structures, and the organ and meridian systems. The Back Protocol ties together the three parts of the full-body sequence. An important component of ZGTN Level 1 is the practice of Qi Gong, which aids the student in developing sensitivity, as well as reinforcing the internal alignment and proper body mechanics necessary to perform the techniques properly.

Contact Information:

Register and Pay at www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

Phone: 303-329-6355 x16

Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu

 

 

Foundations of Sotai Movement Therapy

Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO

Sotai 1
Saturday, January 31st
9:00am – 4:00pm

$150 practitioners
$110 students

AAC members 15% discount 

 

Dann, LAc, PhD
& Hasan Kozan, LAc


Location:
SWAC Boulder


To register contact
Hasan at:
303-589-1447

 

Learn the fundamentals of Sotai movement therapy:
* natural movement
* connected movement

* movement away from pain
After you have balanced a client’s qi, released blocked channels, and improved
muscle tone, how can you teach your patient new movement patterns?

Click here to see flyer!!