• 45th Parallel Classical Chinese Medicine Conference, all presentations

    Original Date: April 8-9, 2017

    This discounted package includes all of the individual presentations from the conference.

    12.0 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Connections Between Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy

    Presenter: David Berkshire, MAc, LAc
    Original Date: April 8, 2017

    Classical Chinese Medicine is based on the vitalistic belief that the body has both the spiritual and physical resources within itself to heal. Of all western medical traditions, homeopathy shares this core tenant and the belief that the body just needs to be stimulated to react, and this healing at the level of body, mind, and spirit will occur.

    Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, noted that sometimes patients would relapse into ill health even after apparent cure. He developed the concept of Miasm as an explanation of a hidden chronic disease. The 4 Miasms commonly discussed: Psora, Sycosis, Tuberculosis, and Syphilitic bear some similarity to the 6 conformation theory discussed by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shang Han Lun.

    Through comparing these two theories we can expand our ability to diagnose our patients, and further expand our treatment approaches to assist in supporting our patients back to health.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Heart and Brain: Water, Fire, and the Ko Cycle

    Presenter: David Ford, LAc
    Original Date: April 8, 2017

    Chronic Lyme disease over time exhausts the yang and yin of a patient. From a modern perspective the nervous system of these patients is under attack, and it does not serve them to use strongly stimulating techniques—not with needles, not with moxa, not with bodywork. We need instead to utilize far gentler methods. We can switch to 42 or even 44 gauge needles and insert them only superficially for a short time. Beyond there are surface techniques with a teishin or enshin that are very helpful.

    What can be done without learning whole new systems of acupuncture? As it turns out, a lot can be accomplished just by adjusting what we already do, but we do need to tone our typical approach down, and we need to learn to trust subtler systems of assessment so that we know we are on the right track.This presentation teaches abdominal assessment and forearm assessment so that a clear idea of five-phase imbalances can be determined. With this assessment in mind we can choose appropriate treatment points, e.g., source points for the phases that are shown to be deficient.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Gentle Acupuncture and Manual Therapies for Chronic Lyme Disease

    Presenter: Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc
    Original Date: April 8, 2017

    This presentations offers an overview of external applications of Chinese herbs. Because this is a vast subject, the goal of this presentation is to introduce the concepts behind external applications, introduce several common application methods such as daubing powders, applying soaks, washes and compresses, and applying soft plasters. In addition, we introduce the method of preparation and method of usage of several of the methods of external application including Ru Yi Jin Huang San, Bing Peng San, and Da Huang Di Yu San. While the majority of the discussions will target dermatological disorders or treatment of sprains, strains, and contusions. This presentation also includes some external applications for the treatment of internal disorders.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Essential External Applications of Chinese Herbs

    Presenter: Andrew Ellis, BA
    Original Date: April 8, 2017

    This presentations offers an overview of external applications of Chinese herbs. Because this is a vast subject, the goal of this presentation is to introduce the concepts behind external applications, introduce several common application methods such as daubing powders, applying soaks, washes and compresses, and applying soft plasters. In addition, we introduce the method of preparation and method of usage of several of the methods of external application including Ru Yi Jin Huang San, Bing Peng San, and Da Huang Di Yu San. While the majority of the discussions will target dermatological disorders or treatment of sprains, strains, and contusions. This presentation also includes some external applications for the treatment of internal disorders.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Immunology and the Bioenergetic Anatomy

    Presenter: Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc
    Original Date: April 9, 2017

    'The Immune System' was an outgrowth of understanding the treatment of AIDS. Contemporary epidemics of cancer, some causes of diabetes, and auto-immune diseases have a clear basis in the murky world of immunity. Environmental pollution from chemical,
    parasitical and nuclear radiation sources pose growing challenges for global health. Chinese medicine--particularly its classical reservoirs--can provide a more accurate understanding for all pracitioners and researchers with what is going on in the body in response to these unprecedented conditions. Contemporary Chinese treatment methods, particularly overlooked non-needle techniques, afford practitioners and patients with empowering tools for direct investigation and treatment of all immune conditions.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Common Uses for Uncommon Herbs and Uncommon Uses for Common Herbs

    Presenter: Andrew Ellis, BA
    Original Date: April 9, 2017

    Over the history of Chinese medicine some unique uses of specific herbs have developed. Some of these uses are typically not found in English language texts and some are never or rarely seen even in modern Chinese texts. This presentation discusses some of these uses and gives the background information necessary to enable practitioners to apply these unique and effective herbs in situations for which they may or may not have previously considered them. Further, this presentations covers some less commonly used herbs that are particularly useful for disorders that we frequently see in the clinic. This presentations emphasizes clinical utility and aims to give participants information that will be immediately application to their practices. It includes both internal and external uses for the herbs.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Understanding Classical Case Studies

    Presenter: Brenda Hood, PhD, LAc
    Original Date: April 9, 2017

    The modern practice of Chinese medicine can be quite neglectful of classic historical case studies. In this, language barriers are perhaps the biggest problem for a western audience. In this presentation, a number of previously untranslated acupuncture and herbal case studies are presented and analyzed for the modern clinician. Attention is given to how these case studies inform the practitioner and how the underlying epistemology is different but still informative from a clinical perspective. For each case, a simple introduction to the historical background of the time the case was written is given to better contextualize the material.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM
  • Gu Syndrome and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

    Presenter: Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc
    Original Date: April 9, 2017

    Gu Syndrome is a chronic inflammatory syndrome involving an autoimmune reaction and/or simultaneous infections by many different pathogens or parasites such as funguses, viruses and spirochetes. These simultaneous infections thrive upon each other's existence and symbiotically assist each other in the process of feeding on the infected person. This presentation gives an overview of different manifestations of Gu Syndrome, describes the history of Gy Syndome in classical Chinese medical texts, and describes different treatments for Gu Syndrome such as the application of Chinese Herbs and adherence to an anti-inflammatory diet.


    1.5 general CEUs approved by OBNM