Presented by the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
October 25 - 30, 2001  *  San Diego, California



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001 Treating Zang Fu Syndromes - Alex Tiberi (distant but audible sound)  1  $6.00
Students will learn use of the Four Point, Five Element point combination and application of Five Element techniques to Zang/Fu syndromes. This lecture will integrate the TCM style of acupuncture with the Five Element style of treatment. Emphasis will be on the specific function and application of "Four Point" Five Element treatments.

002 Chinese Medicine, HAART & HIV: A Post-Protease Update - Matt Van Benschoten (distant but audible sound)  1  $6.00
HIV-positive patients on HAART multi-drug regiments (HAART = highly active anti-retroviral thrapy) that include protease inhibitors show evidence of persistent retroviral activity and mutation despite undetectable PCR test results, according to acupoint diagnostic tests. Students will learn about Chinese herbal medicines that neutralize these retrovial signals may help to inhibit uncontrolled viral replication and control side effects of pharmaceuticals.

003 Immune System and the Treatment of Chronic Disease - Steven Rosenblatt (distant but audible sound)  1  $6.00
Recent studies and research have greatly advanced our understanding of the immune system. This advance has been driven by the advent of new diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This understanding coupled with the research on genetic factors has given new approaches to the treatment of chronic diseases based on an immunological perspective. Coupled with the insights of Oriental Medicine these approaches can provide new treatment patterns an prevention strategies for chronic diseases.


004 Korean Meridian Therapy - Alex Tiberi  2  $20.00
This seminar will present a specific Korean "family" style of treatment that emphasizes the 5 elements. Students will learn pulse diagnosis and balancing, abdominal diagnosis, meridian palpation, etc. Use of herbs and their correspondence to meridians and Five elements will be covered. Constitutional assessment and treatment will also be discussed.

005 Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs with Biomedical Applications - Matt Van Benschoten  2  $20.00
This course will review the major therapeutic categories of traditional Chinese herbs, and then relate these categorize to contemporary pharmacological research on Chinese medicine. There will be a comprehensive discussion of the most clinically important pharmacologic categories, and a review of clinical applications from the viewpoint of western biomedical diagnostic terminology. Special emphasis will be focused on the pharmacology of herbs used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, chronic viral syndromes, intestinal dysbiosis and related disorders, autoimmune diseases, and environmental illness.

006 Immune Modification & the Treatment of Chronic Disease Perspective - Steven Rosenblatt  2  $20.00
Current research into the etiology of several chronic diseases is beginning to show that there may be similar causal factors acting in seemingly diverse disease patterns. The link between the origins of these diseases seems to be the immune system. Acting as a messenger relay system the intricate play of immune modulation can both set the stage for and become the active agent behind several disease states. An integrated approach utilizing both Oriental and Western methods can provide new and effective treatment patterns.

007 Enhancing Athletic Performance with Sports Medicine Acupuncture - Matt Callison  2  $20.00
In this workshop students will learn needle and moxa techniques, therapeutic stretching plus herbal/nutritional prescriptions to enhance athletic ability. Stimulating of specific acupuncture and muscle motor points, in addition to, therapeutic stretching prior to an athletic event makes a difference in focus and stamina.


009 Herbal Algorithms - Z’ev Rosenberg  2  $20.00
Chinese medical texts over the ages have taught that the art and science of internal medicine is to choose a prescription based on pattern diagnosis, and modify classical prescriptions to do so. When trying to memorize a large group of prescriptions, the amount of data becomes overwhelming very quickly, and one is left with much confusion. Earlier generations found this task difficult as well, and prescription manuals with thousands of formulas to match symptoms were not uncommon. In modern Chinese medical colleges in the West, much of the emphasis seems to be on learning and memorizing up to 300 prescriptions. However, many of these prescriptions are part of ‘families’, where core prescriptions are modified slightly or combined to make new prescriptions to treat new, altered, or more complex patterns that those originally treated by these core prescriptions. This seminar is designed to give the core principles on how to read the ‘software code’ of a prescription, so that one can keep it in one’s mind and adapt it to one’s clinical practice as needed. Rather than learning a prescription as an isolated entity, students will learn how to view herbal prescriptions in context of an overall body of knowledge. We will examine the methods of the Shang Han Lun, Dan Xi Xin Fa/Heart Method of Dan-Xi and other classification systems of ‘prescription families’ in order to gain a clearer understanding on how to keep many prescriptions ‘up one’s sleeve’.


010 Herb-Drug Interactions: An Update - Subhuti Dharmananda  1  $11.00
On average, elderly Americans (past retirement age) are taking 7 prescription drug products in a year, while younger American take 2 prescription drug products every year. As Chinese medicine becomes more widely accepted, patients who are already committed to drug therapies are having the opportunity to use Chinese herbs as an additional method of therapy. However, there have been numerous widely-reported medical alerts about herb-drug interactions that cause everyone to wonder if it is safe to mix drugs with any herbs. Formal testing for such interactions has hardly ever been done. Among the most powerful natural substances that are proven to strongly interact with drugs are grapefruit juice and alcoholic beverages: should herbs, especially the highly effective ones, not have similar potential? Students will learn the principle mechanisms by which herbs and drugs may interact to help reveal how they can design a regimen that is likely to meet reasonable safety expectations. Examples of known or suspected interactions will be presented. Accompanying written literature that will provide important details that can not be covered during the lecture period. The goal of the lecture is to make sure that practitioners of Chinese medicine understand the nature of the herb-drug interaction risks and know how to access the latest information about this subject.

011 Disease and Our Aversion to It: Healing the Rift - Greg Bantick  1  $11.00
When staring into the face of sickness, death, the swift and decisive ending of life as usual in the face of an unexpected diagnosis, or, most commonly, when the full weight of a life half-lived begins to bear down on us relentlessly, we are reminded that something is awry. Along with the diagnosis comes our fear of disease and imagined worse case scenarios. Our aversion to our condition can be as painful and distressing as the disease itself. We often take refuge in outer authority, forsaking our innate strength and healing capacity. Whilst our patients seek the advice of expert opinion and hard won medical skill, as practitioners we also need to encourage our patients to turn back towards themselves and recover their own inner richness. In this lecture, participants will learn ways of helping their patients approach their aversion to their condition and to revision their role in a collaborative and participatory medicine.

012 Intimate Behavior and Attraction Patterns - Felice Dunas  1  $11.00
Have you ever heard said to some one "I love who I am when I am with you"? Some people bring out the best in us while others consistently rub us the wrong way. This presentation will outline how Oriental medicine theories interpret interpersonal chemistry (or the lack of it) and interaction. From complex behavior patterns between spouses to simple lust, an analysis of organ syndromes can help us support our patients as they move from illness to health and from pathological to joyous relationships.


013 Modernization of Patent Medicines from China - Subhuti Dharmananda  2  $20.00
Practitioners need to know how they can be certain whether or not a product is suitable for use during the transition time from old-style patents to the new versions. For example, some import companies have falsely claimed that their products are FDA tested an approved, when, in fact, this is not the case. Relying on products made in the U.S. rather than in China is one method of minimizing problems with prepared herbal formulas, since the manufacturers are usually conscientious about quality issues of interest to Americans. Unfortunately, lack of experience in manufacturing Chinese herbal products and lack of equipment for processing herbs can result in products that are less effective than their Chinese counterparts. As an example, alcohol extracts of medicinal mushrooms, as commonly marketed in the West, contain none of the desired polysaccharide ingredients; essential oil fractions, as prepared in the large factories in China, are usually not used in American factories which can’t justify the extra expense. The workshop objective is to familiarize practitioners with the issues surrounding content, labeling, and safety of Chinese patents and American-made versions and evaluation of relevant claims.

014 Sex and the Therapeutic Relationship - Felice Dunas  2  $20.00
Our professional ancestors defined a plethora of methods by which sex causes and cures disease. Understanding this subject deeply is imperative if we are to fully support our patients. While contemporary acupuncturists must avoid discussions or actions that could be misconstrued, we must also know how to inform our patients as to the beneficial and deleterious effects that their sex lives have upon their health. This workshop will teach students how to dissolve treatment room tension by bringing the topic of sexuality into their practice with appropriate professionalism. Students will learn the intrinsic relationship between their patients' sex lives and the effectiveness of their work. Exercises will be conducted in class that can be used in participants’ clinics to improve results while maintaining appropriate boundaries for patient and practitioner. Treatment protocols and patient homework assignments to address specific organ syndromes will be outlined.

015 Vertebral Fixations and the Huatuojiaji Points - Matt Callison  2  $20.00
Recently developed concepts of facilitated segments and viscerosomatic reflexes help to explain, in western terms, what Hua To knew in effect was the importance of palpating for tenderness and needling the huatuojiaji points. In this workshop students will learn how to and why mobilizing the spine and needling the huatuojiaji points is important in treating zang-fu and musculoskeletal pathologies.

016 Korean Meridian Therapy (Friday repeat) - Alex Tiberi  2  $20.00
This seminar will present a specific Korean "family" style of treatment that emphasizes the 5 elements. Students will learn pulse diagnosis and balancing, abdominal diagnosis, meridian palpation, etc. Use of herbs and their correspondence to meridians and Five elements will be covered. Constitutional assessment and treatment will also be discussed.

017 Keynote: Healing Occurs Through Relationship, Not Action - Michael Smith  2  $20.00
Acupuncture is not a dominant process. It is supportive and integrative. Acupuncture is like raising a child. The patient comes to us for help, but the treatment only makes sense if the patient’s Qi -- the patient’s becoming -- is more vital than ours. Healing occurs through relationship not action. To develop our relationship with the patient’s Qi we must be comfortable with the vast and complex character of bodily Qi. It is indeed a "higher power". We need to accept our subordinate role in this relationship. Qi relieves blockage in conventional physiology. Qi replenishes the deficient gene theory. Qi provides safety within ourselves and a linkage beyond us. Students will learn and practice Qi flow in the lecture so that each person is affected.


018 Acupuncture for the Emotions: Rapid-acting Emotional Self-Management - Peter Lambrou & George Pratt  1  $11.00
This lecture will inform students of the fundamentals of cognitive theory and neuroscience as it relates to chronic emotional distresses such as anger, guilt, phobias, rejection and anxiety. Students will also learn how the acupuncture system can be implicated in resolving chronic emotional distress. The goal of this lecture is for attendees to understand the current theories and science that link the acupuncture system with the resolution of chronic emotional problems and the basics of a method for applying these theories and science to clinical situations.

019 Introduction to Bone Healing - Kiiko Matsumoto  1  $11.00
In this lecture students will learn bone-healing problems in patients that suffer from various medical conditions. Theses conditions include immune disorders, diabetes, geriatric patients and chronic inflammations/infections. The principles of the constitutional treatments, specific bone healing treatments and local treatments for patients who are suffering from slow healing of the bone or painful bones due to trauma and/or surgery will also be presented.

020 Super-Superficial Insertion - Stephen Brown  1  $11.00
In Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, the depth of needle insertion varies according to the patient’s condition, but invariably it tends to be shallower than in other traditions. Through experience, practitioners have found that superficial needling of the skin often works better than deeper penetration A new scientific understanding is emerging about the value and role of superficial needling. Shudo Denmei, the leader of the Japan Traditional Acupuncture Society, recently developed the super-superficial technique, which is a cross between the non-insertive techniques used the Toyohari Style and the superficial needling traditionally used in Meridian Therapy. Students will learn the effects and application of this new technical development in Japanese acupuncture.


021 Acupressure for the Emotions: Emotional Self-Management  - Peter Lambrou & George Pratt  2  $20.00
Emotional Self-Management is a process of using 15 acupressure locations that are close to the surface and easily activated by tapping for uniformity of pressure. In an easily learned protocol participants will learn how to rate emotional distress, balance the mental and physical energy, remove unconscious blocks to relief, and rapidly release chronic and unproductive distress including anger, fears, guilt, anxiety, love pain and emotional trauma. This hands-on workshop will include small group work to integrate learning and develop skills in applying the method with self and others.

022 Introduction to Bone Healing: Demonstration & Case Studies - Kiiko Matsumoto  2  $20.00
In this workshop students will learn the treatments for patients who suffer from bone pain due to slow healing, trauma or surgery. The treatment protocols will include constitutional treatments, systemic bone healing treatments and local treatments for the affected areas. Demonstrations will be on volunteers from audience. Students will also learn the link between the parotid, parathyroid and the thyroid glands and their secretions with the Kidney functions as understood in the Chinese Classics.

023 The Art of Acupuncture: Subtle Techniques for Feeling the Arrival of Qi - Stephen Brown  1  $11.00
In Traditional Japanese Acupuncture, the quality of needle insertion has as much is not more influence on the outcome than the functions of the point needled. The insertion of the needle is an art that is refined through a lifetime of practice. The main aim of needling is to feel the Arrival of Qi, which indicates that the insertion is having the desired effect. Unlike Deqi, the Arrival of Qi is not an obvious or strong sensation elicited in the patient. Rather, it is a subtle but distinct sensation of energy which does not depend on patient feedback. The art of acupuncture lies in learning to sense the Arrival of Qi quickly and consistently to decrease the amount of stimulation while increasing effectiveness. In this workshop students will receive hands-on instruction on what the Arrival of Qi feels like, the difference between Deqi and the Arrival of Qi, how to induce the Arrival of Qi, as well as Arrival of Qi Yin and Yang points.

024 Active Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Cancer Patients - Magnolia Goh  2  $20.00
Pain as a major symptom in cancer patients is more difficult than common pain to control through acupuncture treatment. One of the reasons for this is the lower immune system combined with lower energy and poor circulation. Students will learn the GCG Active Acupuncture method that works to increase circulation in certain areas, thereby increasing the response to acupuncture and enhancing the alleviation of pain in patients with cancer.


026 The Basis of Chinese Medical Concepts - D.E. Kendall  1  $11.00
The origins of Chinese medicine date back to the earliest time of the founding period of the Chinese culture, around 3000 BCE. Medical theories were handed down by verbal traditions until writing evolved around 1300-1100 BCE. This early work formed the basis of the Huangdi Neijing (ca. 600-300 BCE). The Chinese practiced animal blood letting and used stone points (bian) to prick the body to release a few drops of blood (xue) to treat disease. Metal needles eventually replaced the stone points (ca. 800 BCE). The Chinese studied the cardiovascular system, discovering blood circulation and identifying all the main arteries and veins in the body. Their most fundamental discovery was the continuous blood circulation of vital air (qi) breathed in from the atmosphere, nutrients (ying), defensive substances (wei), and substances of vitality (shenjing). Since the vessels distribute to the superficial areas, where critical nodes are formed (acupoints), environmental factors can influence blood circulation, resulting in disease. Emotional factors can also influence blood circulation and organ functional activities. Western exposure since the 15th century resulted in fragmented and incomplete translation of these original Chinese concepts, leading to the Western idea energy and meridians in the 1930s, resulting in confusing the accurate concepts of the Chinese. Students will learn a clear picture of the authentic views of the early Chinese that have basically been replaced in the 20th century with Western concepts that have distorted the original Chinese theories.

027 Origins of Chinese Medicine I - Paul Unschuld  1  $11.00
When the medicine of systematic correspondences was conceptualized beginning with the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C., medical experts felt compelled to apply their new paradigms to explain a multitude of ailments that had been observed and named in previous times. On the other hand, the new understanding of physiology led these experts to develop new disease constructs that required new labels. This lecture presents, first, a survey of general notions of disease in the Huang Di Neijing Suwen and, second, a discussion of five diseases demonstrating a continuum ranging from nosological facts to constructs.

028 Introduction to Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy - Richard Nietmzow  1  $11.00
Students will learn about the integration of Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy into the Oncology Clinic. Topics of discussion will include:

• Treatment of Xerostomia in cancer head and neck patients. Extension of treatment for the problems of dry mouth and eyes in Sjogren's Syndrome and graft vs host disease in leukemic patients.
• Hot flashes in females and males secondary to hormone and steroid therapy.
• Acute nausea and vomiting.
• Depression.
• Migraine headaches.
• Acute and chronic metastatic or non metastatic pain: multiple therapeutic modalities.
• Appetite stimulation.
• Obesity.
• Smoking Cessation.
• Peripheral Neuropathy secondary to chemotherapy: Use of milliamps and microamps techniques.
• Torticolis.
• Auriculotherapy employing French ASP needles treating from a neurophysiology point of view for chronic pain control.


029 Physiological Understanding of Chinese Medicine - D.E. Kendall  2  $20.00
Careful study of the Huangdi Neijing reveals that the Ancient Chinese developed a surprisingly accurate understanding of anatomy and physiology. They performed post mortem dissection studies in accordance with a standard procedure. All the major arteries and veins were identified and their internal and superficial routes were described. The heart was noted to provide the motive force for circulating blood, and pulses could only be detected in arteries since the pulse wave could not pass through the fine vessels (arterioles, capillaries, and venules) that connect arteries and return flow veins. Specific distribution vessels, that supply discrete longitudinal body regions, were determined to be associated with particular organs by correlating superficial regions with organ referred pain. The Chinese identified all the muscles and associated specific muscular distributions with corresponding vessels supplying the same anatomical region. They measured the weight, size, and capacities of the internal organs and developed a solid grasp of their function and pathology. The Chinese also provided descriptions of the brain and spinal cord, and formed a rudimentary concept about neural function, described sensory function, needling sensation, and the propagation of needling induced sensation that follows along nodal (acupoint) pathways associated with specific vessel routes. They formed a pathogenic model that considered the balance of external, internal and emotional factors with respect to physiological function that is equivalent to the concept of homeostasis. Disease conditions were characterized as being either solid (excess) or hollow (deficient). Because of the internal and exterior distribution of the neurovascular systems, the Chinese developed an incredible view on the organization of the body. These latter ideas resulted in understanding somatovisceral, somatosomato, and viscerosomatic features of the body and the development of rational and effective treatment strategies. This workshop is intended to provide the participants with a physiological view of Chinese medicine that is consistent with the original theories and the modern understanding of physiology.

030 Lurking Wind and Hidden Pathogens: Wen Bing Applications for Respiratory Diseases - Charles Chace  2  $20.00
Diseases of the respiratory tract are one of the areas of general Chinese medical practice most amenable to the clinical application of warm disease (wenbing) theory. While this includes such obvious illnesses as common colds, acute sinus infections, and acute bronchitis, wenbing theory may also be applied to good effect in treating many presentations of more chronic conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis. This afternoon workshop will present a variety of approaches to addressing respiratory disease from the perspective of the both the modern and classical wenbing literature. Emphasis will be placed on the rigorous application of wenbing principles. We will explore the criteria necessary for making the clinical diagnosis of a lurking pathogen (fu xie) and the practical implications this diagnosis has for effective herbal prescribing. We will tackle the question of just what it means when we suggest that a medication is somehow suppressive. The question of how modern pharmaceutical medications and "antiviral and antibiotic" herbs impact a Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment strategy will also be addressed. When all is said and done, what clinicians actually do is more important than what they say. With this in mind, case histories will be the primary context through which we examine the role of wenbing theory in treating respiratory diseases. We will review the cases of such seminal wenbing thinkers as Ye Tianshi, Liu Baoyi, and Mengying, and examine how their ideas are reflected in the contemporary case histories of both senior physicians and struggling clinicians alike. The goal of this afternoon workshop is to provide clinicians with practical tools that will enable them to apply wenbing theory in their clinical practice.

031 Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy - Richard Nietmzow  2  $20.00 (See #028)

032 Balancing Methods from the Shang Han Lun - J. Min Fan  2  $20.00
Shang Han Za Bing Lun, known as the Shang Han Lun and the Golden Chamber, was written by Dr. Zhang Zhong Jing during the Han Dynasty and is the oldest complete medical clinical text in the world. The Shang Han Za Bing Lun is one of the four most important textbooks in Chinese medical education, and its highly valuable knowledge and deep understanding of human health has been and continues to be at the forefront of the traditional Chinese medical profession. This workshop will thoroughly discuss the ancient balancing, harmonizing and regulating treatment methods based on J. Min Fan’s deep understanding of the Shang Han Lun. Students will learn how these ancient methods can be used to treat today’s most difficult cases, such as autoimmune disorder and others.

033 Origins of Chinese Medicine II - Paul Unschuld  2  $20.00
Beginning with the 2nd century B.C., ancient Chinese natural science came to be applied to an explanation of human health and disease. The following three to four centuries saw the emergence of a medicine as a conceptualized system of health care competing with older traditions such as pharmaceutics, parasitology, and demonology. In this workshop, the preconditions shaping the medicine of systematic correspondences and its antagonism to alternative conceptual systems will be discussed to further an understanding of the nature not only of ancient Chinese medicine but of medicine in general. An outlook at subsequent centuries is meant to show that the same criteria have influenced the development during the Tang, Song, and modern eras that have determined its origins during the Han dynasty.


034 Traditional Chinese Medical Orthopedics - Alex Tiberi  8  $70.00

Day one - students will learn:

• Causes of pain from both Eastern and Western perspectives
• Adjusting treatment according to pain type
• Needle techniques, aw well as adjunctife therapies such as cuppin, gua sha bleeding, electic stimulation and intradermals.
• Ear point protocols and the practical use of Chinese anKorean hand systems.
• Meridian relationships to joint range of motion.
• Selection and use of secondary vessels in orthpedics.
• Back pain and treatment.
• Topical herb applications.
• Demonstration needling for sacroiliac joint problems.
• Bi and wei syndromes (evolution and treatment by stage).

Day two - students will learn:

• Knee problems, including a comparison of Western orhtopedic pain site indicatore to acupuncture point locatins.
• Treatments to enhance physical fitness and athletic performance.
• Neck problems such as arthritis, disc and soft tissue.
• Treatments joint-by-joint: fingers and wrist, elbow, shoulder and ankle, foot and toes.


035 Bones and Muscles - Kiiko Matsumoto  8  $70.00

Bone Healing - In Depth Discussion and Clinical Demonstrations (Day 1) On the first day of this workshop Kiiko will expand upon the three-hour introduction (offered Saturday, Oct. 27). Students will learn more clinical strategies to treat complication of bone repair. Master Nagano and Mater Kawai’s treatment techniques will be combined to form a coherent systemic and local treatment strategy. Additionally, students will learn the relationship between the Kidney, the Parotid gland and BL 11. This discussion is a result of researching the Chinese classical texts and the modern scientific medical reports. There we be demonstration and case history presentations.
The Tight SCM - A Reflection of Many Diseases (Day 2)
In her clinic, Kiiko finds many different cases presenting with a tight SCM muscle. During the second day of this workshop the differential diagnosis and correct treatment for each finding will be presented and demonstrated. A tight SCM can be found in cases of autonomic nerve disturbances that present in the upper warmer (asthma, anxiety, cardiac problems, etc.) and middle warmer (digestive problems, abdominal cramps, etc.). Neurological disorders such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease will also be discussed. Students who are familiar with Kiiko’s work will be interested to find a new approach added to the treatment of the SCM muscle. During the second day, students will learn the idea of evolutional morphology and
embryological origins of the SCM muscle and the Stomach meridian. Kiiko will combine this knowledge with the wisdom embedded in the traditional (classical) name of special treatment points that are used for the treatment of a tight SCM muscle.