Live Interactive Courses
Deep learning, close guidance and meaningful feedback are what distinguish our Live Interactive Courses. These courses are offered periodically and in some cases with an in-person element.
Treatment of Women Through The Great Turnings of Life with East Asian Herbal Medicine
1 Year Program
Beginning September 17
With Sharon Weizenaum, Caroline Radice and Suzanne Connole
This program is the only gynecology and obstetrics training available in the west in which the teachers have a direct lineage connection to both practicing obstetricians and to originally translated source material, written by modern and ancient practicing Chinese gynecologists and obstetricians.
Practitioner Fertility Awareness Method Charting Series
With Holly Leever
6 Class Series Begins 4/16/24
In this class series, Holly Leever, LAc & FAMM will guide practitioners in learning to track and chart their own cycles using the Fertility Awareness Method. This class will include so much more than general charting information.
We will cover the cascade of hormonal events that are involved in the female reproductive cycle as they relate to charting. We will also go through optimal cycle parameters for each of the phases of the cycle and the foundational factors that must be in place for optimal cyclical health and fertility.
Jingui Yaolue - From Pulse to Formula
with Nadine Zäch
5 Month Online Course Beginning 2/3/2024
In this course, Nadine will cover:
Diagnosis and treatment according to the Classical Chinese Medicine guidelines of Jīn Guì Yào Lüè, the classic “Prescriptions of the Golden Cabinet”.
According to Nadine’s understanding, the Shāng Hán Lùn describes diagnosing and treating illnesses contracted from the outside. It traces the pathology’s path of transmutation and transmission, both natural and due to mistreatment. The Jīn Guì Yào Lüè completes the text with the treatment of complex or miscellaneous illnesses. Though some of these illnesses are also contracted from the outside, they have moved into chronic pathological states. Others are caused by internal mental-emotional factors or “uncommon” causes such as animal bites, traumas, vaccines, etc.
Together, these two texts are called the Shāng Hán Zá Bìng Lùn. They contain all possible diseases. As with the Shāng Hán Lùn, the Jīn Guì Yào Lüè recipes are based on one of the oldest works of Chinese Medicine, the Huáng Dì Nèi Jīng, often referred to as the “Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine”.
In this course, Nadine will decode the Jīn Guì Yào Lüè to understand classical physiology and the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses described. Diagnosis and treatment with classical recipes are discussed, emphasizing the underlying pulse diagnostics and the matching formulas. Students will learn the pulses associated with the formulas according to Nadine’s experience, as well as the reasons why these pulses, signs, and symptoms arise.
Students will be able to apply the information in the course right away in the clinic. However, the importance of calibrating what you are feeling on your fingers with Nadine’s cannot be more strongly stressed. Therefore, we are organizing our second pulse retreat for summer 2024 (dates to be announced soon!) The pulse retreat is the practical aspect of this pulse training.
Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis: Fukushin with Kumiko Shirai
10 Online Classes and In-Person Workshop - Begins August 30, 2023
The purpose of this class is to improve practitioners’ clinical skills to diagnose. They will learn to match abdominal findings with herbal prescriptions.
Tián Hèmíng Yìjīng Pulse System with Dr. Huáng Xuán and Dr. Huáng Miǎo Xīn
12 Hour Online Course
In - Person Workshop
Dr. Huáng Xuán 黃旋 and his son and disciple, Miǎo Xīn 秒心 teach a 12 Hour Online Course and 2 Week in-person workshop sharing the depth of the Tián Hèmíng tradition.
Saam Acupuncture: Clinical Observation and Point Location with Toby Daly
8 Hours Shadowing Toby Daly in Clinic at the White Pine Healing Arts Clinic in Amherst, MA
The medical interview is the practicing physician’s essential tool for developing a diagnosis and establishing rapport with the patient. In this class students will observe the Saam acupuncture tradition’s heart centered approach to the medical interview. These explorations will include observation of guiding principles, techniques, and reliable questions to facilitate this approach.