Calendar of Events

“The Best Treatments I Know”

Clinical Pearls from 25 Years in Practice with Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl.Ac. – “The Best Treatments I Know”
6 PDA $100.00  Saturday, June 7th, 2014 SWAC Boulder Campus.
Contact Andrew Kingoff @ (910) 791-3349 or by email Kingoff_Acupuncture@yahoo.com

10% off for AAC Members!

Acupuncture Treatment of Athletes in an Integrated Sports Medicine Facility

LIVE at the Dal Ward Athletic Training Center on the University of Colorado Campus

A 2 -part course limited to 6 participants (3 each Monday)

Phase I- in the Dal Ward Athletic Training Center at the University of Colorado Monday April 21 or 28 (state preference)- 8:30 am- 12:45

Phase II- Classroom didactic, Saturday May 3 9-5:30

The fine print:

This class is limited to 6 participants. All candidates must agree to sign a privacy protection document, as well as agree that use of “University of Colorado” and the Buffalo mascot are strictly prohibited and cannot in any way be used to promote a participant, or any business with which they are affiliated.

COST: $250 for one Monday and Saturday class, 12 PDAs pending.

AAC members- 10% discount

Amy Dickinson,L.Ac., was instrumental in creating a partnership between Southwest Acupuncture College and the Athletic trainers at the University of Colorado Dal Ward Athletic Training Center. The program allows ALL student athletes access to Acupuncture, and allows sports medicine acupuncture specialists to learn how to treat national champion caliber athletes in an integrated setting. Although she is now overweight, old, and can no longer chase behind world class Nordic skiers, Olympians, and professional cyclists, her passion for sports and excellence in the treatment of athletes continues.

For more information, contact Amy directly at 720-470-7079 or  amy@wholebodybalance.com

Hunyuan Xinfa Conference

When: Friday June 20th, 2014 – Monday June 23rd, 2014. Daily 6:30am-7:30am Hunyuan Taijiquan 12 form. 9am- 5pm main conference including 1 hour lunch break.

Location: Audubon Nature Sanctuary, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Information and registration – click here!

Neural Therapy Workshop – Colorado SAVE THE DATE!

June 6, 7 and 8, 2014

Injection Therapies for Healing

Presenter – Jeff Harris, N.D.

Neural therapy is an advanced system of healing that uses injections to treat the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). It works on interference in the ANS to bring about healing and often has transformative benefits in treating and pain, chronic illness, acute illness and other intractable conditions. It’s most known for treatment of scars, also it includes segmental therapy. This directs the healing and medications to improve the local area and direct medications and healing to specific sites. Also, there are deeper injections to treat the ANS directly. As part of Neural Therapy, I’ll teach the treatment for Asthma the IRR. And the common deeper treatments that everyone needs. You can go to my website to learn more: www.jeffharrisnd.com

Course Objectives for Neural Therapy:

  1. Learn treatments for Headaches, Asthma, sinusitis, back pain, joints, other types of pain and treatments for all the organs of the body.
    • History, Theories and Practical applications
  2. Learn how to take patient histories in the neural therapy style.
  3. Practicum with supervision for:
    • Scar Treatments- for the Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction and interference
    • Segmental therapy- for organs, pain and medicine uptake enhancement
    • Trigger point therapy- for pain and IRR for asthma treatment
  4. Learn and practice advanced Neural Therapy injections. Tonsils, Adenoids, Male and Female pelvic, Thyroid and more.
  5. Learn how to bring benefit to your patients with less discomfort.
  6. Learn to do the injections during the Practicum: Multiple sessions for each participant to learn directly with Dr Harris’ guidance.
  7. Demonstration of Neural Therapy Response Testing (ART 1) techniques to guide treatment plan.

When: June 6, 7 & 8, 2014

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sunday

Where: Boulder, Colorado (Location to be announced)

Cost:   $1000

10% discount for Colorado Acupuncture Association!

Register:

With credit card by contacting Dr. Harris or his staff at 206-517-4748; or mail check to: Naturopathic Healthcare Inc., 7201 – 5th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Include your name, email address, and phone number.

CSTCM Seminars for March-May

Module #1: Introduction to Dr. Shi Xuemin’s Stroke Rehab Acupuncture: Xing Nao Kai Qiao Therapy

Saturday/Sunday, March 8-9, 2014

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Denver, CO

AAC member Practitioners $315, Early Registration $305

Provider: Atsuki Maeda, L.Ac., M.T.O.M is a licensed acupuncturist in Japan and California and has completed the Master Course of Xing Nao Kai Qiao Fa and was certified by Dr. Shi Xue Min of Tianjin, China, the founder and creator of Xing Nao Kai Qiao.  Maeda has been treating various post-stroke patients with this method for over 23 years and has treated more than 60,000 patients for stroke.  He leads the Stroke Rehabilitation & Prevention / Dementia module of the DAOM program at Emperor’s College as well as is a leading acupuncturist at Stroke/Dementia Acupuncture Clinic At Emperor’s College in Santa Monica.

PDA’s: 14

Description:This XNKQ Therapy is the most well-known current acupuncture treatment method in China and Japan for post stroke conditions such as hemiplegia, aphasia, dysarthria, partial blindness, recognition disorder, numbness, incomplete dislocation of the shoulder joint, shoulder joint pain, constipation, difficulty urination, facial paralysis, drop foot and more. The XNKO Therapy (also called Arousing the Brain and Opening the Orifices) was created by Dr. Shi Xue Min, one of the most highly distinguished practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, President of Tianjin Hospital, and was the subject of the documentary, “9,000 Needles”.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 303-329-6355 x16 Clinic Director/CEU Program Administrator
Email:  clinicdirector@cstcm.edu
Register online at: www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

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Effective Immune Support:
Alternatives to Vaccinations

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Denver, CO

AAC member Practitioners $150, Early Registration $130

Provider: Dr. Michael Gaeta is a visionary educator, clinician and writer in the field of natural healthcare. He has trained thousands of clinicians in his Success with Natural Medicine® clinical seminars since January 2001, and his Love, Serve & Succeed® business seminars since 1996. See full description at www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

PDA’s: 7

Description: This eye-opening seminar presents objective data on the history, questionable efficacy and inconsistent safety of vaccine programs. It goes on to train clinicians in using safe, effective and practical tools for improving the immune health of their patients. Particular emphasis is given to diet, lifestyle and natural medicine for preventing infectious disease, and supporting patients with acute infections. Drawing on modern research and the 20-year experience of the presenter, this seminar will give you effective, time-tested ways to help your patients with a wholistic approach to effective immune support. Look forward to an engaging seminar that will provide practical tools that you can use the next day in the office.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 303-329-6355 x16 Clinic Director/CEU Program Administrator
Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu
Register online at: www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

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Cancer Support and Prevention

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Denver, CO

AAC member Practitioners $150, Early Registration $130

Provider: Dr. Michael Gaeta is a visionary educator, clinician and writer in the field of natural healthcare. He has trained thousands of clinicians in his Success with Natural Medicine® clinical seminars since January 2001, and his Love, Serve & Succeed® business seminars since 1996. See full description at www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

PDA’s: 7

Description: This remarkable seminar looks at the three primary contributing factors to cancer and the great potential that wholistic practitioners have to help transform the lives of their patients for the better. It also trains clinicians in providing low-cost, effective means of preventing cancer in healthy patients, using diet, inner work and natural medicine. Attention is also given to supporting optimal health, vitality and quality of life in cancer patients.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 303-329-6355 x16 Clinic Director/CEU Program Administrator
Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu
Register online at: www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

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Moxibustion: Healing with Smoke & Fire

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Denver, CO

AAC member Practitioners $130, Early registration $116

Provider: Parago Jones, L.Ac., has specialized in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Japanese-styled acu-moxa techniques. He has trained and studied under a number of Japanese clinicians and teachers and has been deeply guided by the teachings and writings of Junji Mizutani, the prominent Japanese moxibustion practitioner and teacher and founder of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. Parago has been the CSTCM Clinic Director since 2007 and has taught acupuncture and moxibustion techniques at CSTCM for the last years.

PDA’s: 7

Description: 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 direct rice grain moxa using premium gold moxa, cone moxa, and needle moxa. This workshop will combine theory with a large emphasis on practice, especially using the Japanese Fukaya-style rice grain moxa with a bamboo tube. You will come away from this workshop being more clear and strong in you core moxibustion skills and its full applications. (*Required Materials fee extra: $20.00: includes bamboo tube, Purple Cloud Ointment, moxa rolling boards, Akabane incense sticks, & premium gold moxa – Can be waived if participant has all of the above materials to be brought to the workshop.)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: 303-329-6355 x16 Clinic Director/CEU Program Administrator
Email: clinicdirector@cstcm.edu
Register online at :www.ceuseminars.cstcm.edu

AAC CONFERENCE & MEETING 2014

HEALTHCARE FOR THE FUTURE

The 31st Annual
Acupuncture Association of Colorado Conference

2 FOR 1 Registration Fee for first 25 registrants!!
(Does not apply to students)

When

Saturday April 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM MDT
-to-
Sunday April 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM MDT

Where

The Historic Odd Fellows Lodge
1543 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Saturday, April 26

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Visit Vendors

9:00 – 10:00 T’ai Chi Qi Gong

We start the day with energizing and meditative therapeutic exercises that benefit the body, mind and spirit. Novices and advanced practitioners are welcome.

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 The State of Acupuncture in Colorado
Threats, Opportunities, and the Path Forward from Expert Views

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch / Visit Vendors

1:00 – 3:00 Ethics
Explore the Yin and Yang of clinical boundaries and leave with increased awareness and practical tools you can use immediately.  Earn four ethics OR general required PDAs with this fun class.

3:00 – 3:30 Break / Visit Vendors

3:30 – 5:30 Ethics (Con’t.)

5:30 – 7:00 Saturday Evening Social

Sunday, April 27

7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00       T’ai Chi Qi Gong
Again, we start the day with energizing and meditative therapeutic exercises that benefit the body, mind and spirit. Novices and advanced practitioners are welcome.

9:00 – 10:00      Acupuncture Association of Colorado Annual Meeting
Learn how your Association Board has been supporting your practice.

10:00 – 10:30 Break / Visit Vendors

10:30 – 1:30      The Affordable Care Act & You: How to Thrive in the New Landscape
Wellness & Prevention is our expertise! It’s time to grab the ring of opportunity.

1:30 – 2:30 Lunch / Visit Vendors

2:30 – 4:00 Western Herbs for the Chinese Herbalist
Learn Western herbs from a Chinese medical perspective to gain useful knowledge about the Western herbs many patients utilize.

4:00 – 4:30 Break / Visit Vendors

4:30 – 6:00 Western Herbs (Con’t.)

We are also pleased to introduce you to the conference presenters.

Marilyn Allen
Marilyn will be a panel participant in The State of Acupuncture in Colorado session. She will also be the presenter for The Affordable Care Act & You: How to Thrive in the New Landscape.

Marilyn is a well-known expert in the fields of practice building, marketing, professional ethics and jurisprudence, and acupuncture medical malpractice. She holds an MS in management and administration from Pepperdine University and teaches courses in acupuncture practice management and ethics at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the American Acupuncture Council. She has been editor of Acupuncture Today since 1999. Marilyn is also a consultant to the California State Board of Acupuncture.

Valerie Hobbs
Valerie will be a panel participant in The State of Acupuncture in Colorado session. For over a decade, Valerie has been an active legislative advocate for the acupuncture profession in Colorado.

Valerie is the Director of Program Development and a Full Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She began her career as a midwife and Western Herbalist. She earned her TCM diploma from The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. Valerie has published in the fields of Chinese medicine and Midwifery.  She has been a presenter and educator for the past nineteen years.

William Kaplanidis
William will be leading the morning T’ai Chi/Qi Gong sessions. He will also teach the Ethics class. William is practiced at guiding T’ai Chi/Qi Gong sessions that please both novice and advanced practitioner alike. In his Ethics class, William provides an experience that attendees describe as, “stimulating, thought provoking, excellent, engaging.”

William has studied and taught T’ai Chi and Qi Gong in the United States and abroad for over 30 years. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, and a Master of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

William has taught at various colleges and institutions including the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Touro College, the Swedish Institute and the New York Open Center. He has published in the fields of mental health, Chinese medicine and martial arts.  William has made numerous television, radio and internet appearances, and provides workshops for corporations, non-profit agencies and private groups.

Jessica Baker
Jessica will be teaching the Western Herbs for the Chinese Herbalist session. This class explores Western herbs from a Chinese medical perspective and offers TCM practitioners useful knowledge about the Western herbs many patients utilize.

Jessica studied Western herbal medicine in 1999 at the Dandelion Herbal Center in California. In 2001, she completed a Community Herbalist Certification Program with Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., in Oregon. She received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2008.

Jessica is NCCAOM certified and a Licensed Acupuncturist in California and Colorado. She is certified as a Medical Qi Gong Practitioner. She has studied Medical Aromatherapy through the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and with Taoist Master Jeffrey Yuen. She is president of Jade Dragon Acupuncture and has a thriving private practice. Jessica is the co-founder of the Humboldt Veterans Acupuncture Project, providing free acupuncture treatments to military persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is a Continuing Education Provider for acupuncturists and nurses and currently teaches at the Arcata School of Massage.

TWO-FOR-ONE REGISTRATION FEE FOR FIRST 25 REGISTRANTS!

$250    AAC Member (THIS OPTION MUST BE CHOSEN FOR TWO-FOR-ONE ON NEXT PAGE.)

Two-for-one with first 25 paid registrations. One person will pay full amount at time of registration (no payment at door to qualify for this discount), and the person’s whose name is listed above as 2nd Registrant will be free. The 2nd Registrant MUST fill out a registration in order to receive their PDAs, conference material, badge, etc. 2ND Registration (free) – please choose “Pay at Door” on next page for payment method. The office will mark as paid.) $300    Non-AAC Member (Two-for-one – same as instructions above.)

$199    AAC Member – Early Bird by February 28
$249    Non-AAC Member – Early Bird by February 28
$75      *Student AAC Member
$90      *Student Non-AAC Member
$50      *Student AAC Member Early Bird by February 28
Student rates not eligible for Two-For-One special.
Box lunch available for $12.50 each day (also available Gluten Free)
Saturday: 1) Chix Caesar Wrap
, 2) Vegetarian Wrap, 3) Spicy Asian Beef Wrap
Sunday: 1) Southwestern Turkey Wrap
, 2) Thai Chix Wrap, 3) Vegetarian Wrap

AAC ANNUAL MEETING ONLY
(Only required if not attending the Conference)
AAC Members: $12.00

YOU MUST RSVP IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE ANNUAL MEETING
Check the appropriate box on the registration form.

*Must provide proof of current student status

NCCAOM PDA’S = 13 / CALIFORNIA CEU’S = pending

THE FINE PRINT: All requests for cancellation must be received  in writing (may be via fax or e-mail)at the AAC office no later than March 26, 2014 to be eligible for a refund.  There will be a $25.00 processing fee deducted from your refund and all refunds will be issued after the event.  Cancellation requests between March 26, 2014 and April 10, 2014 will receive a 50% or the remainder after a $75.00 processing fee.  All cancellations received after April 10,2014 will not be eligible for a refund.