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Date Course Hours/CEUs Location
(p): Pending Approval
Jan 20, 2018
Saturday
Medical Qi-Gong 1 (Three Weekend Course) Non-CEU Santa Cruz
Feb 09, 2018
Friday
Pediatrics 24 hours / 24 CEUs San Jose
Feb 09, 2018
Friday
Spirit of the Points III: Window of Sky, Du & Ren(P) 15 hours / 15 ceus Santa Cruz
Feb 11, 2018
Sunday
Medical Qigong I: Self Cultivation (Sunday Series) 32 hrs / No CEU's San Jose
Mar 03, 2018
Saturday
Medical Qigong II (Three Weekend Course) Santa Cruz
Apr 27, 2018
Friday
Auricular Medicine III-IV (of VIII) (P) 32 hrs / 32 CEUs San Jose

Medical Qi-Gong 1 (Three Weekend Course)

Tom Dicklin L.Ac
Non-CEU
  • Sat, Jan 20, 2018
  • Santa Cruz

Medical Qigong I

In Medical Qigong I, you are led through a progressive series of Qigong meditations and exercises, and will learn basic applications of Medical Qigong purgation, tonification, and regulation energetic skills. You will learn specific Medical Qigong prescription exercises and meditations, (purging excess conditions, tonifying deficiencies, dispersing stagnations and regulating Qi, Blood and Body Fluid), and how and when to apply them in clinic. You will be introduced to energetic psychology, discharging toxic emotions, and how to handle the emotional discharges and toxic energetic releases coming from patients.

This is a non-ceu 3 part course that will take place over 3 weekends. The TOTAL cost of the course is $450, which can be paid conveniently online at eventbrite.com.

Event takes place 9am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, the following weekends: 

-Jan 20+21
-Feb 3+4 
-Feb 17+18

Please note that all weekends are required to take the course. 

 

To enroll in the course please call Aura Wilson, Extension Program Director, at 1(831)476-9424 ex. 40 or email at scextension@fivebranches.edu

 

About The Instructor

Thomas Dicklin is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. He received Medical Qigong training with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson at the International Institute of Medical Qigong, California. Thomas is a partner and acupuncturist at Communi-Qi Acupuncture in Santa Cruz, California, and is a faculty member of the Five Branches University Master's program, teaching in the departments of TCM Acupuncture, Western Medicine and Complementary Studies.

Prerequisite:
Cost: $450

Pediatrics

Dr. David Miller
24 hours / 24 CEUs
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2018
  • San Jose

About the class

This Course presents the specialty of Pediatrics, which includes outpatient evaluation and management of general pediatric conditions. It will afford the practitioner more competence and confidence when treating patients within the specialty and will impart greater ability to coordinate treatment with biomedical colleagues. Emphasis of the course is to enhance the students' critical thinking skills to integrate biomedical and Chinese medical concepts. A central component  of the course is to encourage the application of clinical reasoning to pediatric conditions from both perspectives.

 

About the instructor

Dr. David Miller, M.D., L.Ac. is one of the only physicians in the U.S. dually board certified in Pediatrics and Traditional Chinese Medicine (including Chinese herbalism).   Dr. Miller sees children and adults, but specializes in pediatrics. 

 

 

Address: 1885 Lundy Avenue, Ste 108, San Jose, CA 95131

To register for this course, please call the DAOM office at (408) 260-0208.

DISCOUNTS: 10% Early Registration (two weeks prior to beginning of the class), 20% FBU Alumni, 50% FBU Faculty.

Prerequisite:
Master's clinical courses; acupuncture licensure
Fri-Sun, 2/9-11, 2018, 9am-6pm
Cost: $150/8 hrs

Spirit of the Points III: Window of Sky, Du & Ren(P)

Tala Lindaro, L.Ac.
15 hours / 15 ceus
  • Fri, Feb 09, 2018
  • Santa Cruz

About the class

Acupuncture points each have a name, a history, and a particular meaning and energy. This course examines the name of the point, its relationship to the elements, to the official (organ system), its location and its relation to the overall context of the patient. Class includes discussion, meditation, art and poetry.

Students will gain a deeper and more personal knowledge of, and relationship to the energetics of particular meridian points. They will increase their skills in choosing points which will support the patient ‘s energetic constitution and their psycho/spiritual well being. 

About the instructor

Tala is a long-time practitioner of Five-Element Acupuncture. With a degree in microbiology/chemistry, Tala spent many years in western laboratory medicine. Loving the technical challenges but missing the deep human connection she was drawn to eastern ideas of healing. She completed her Masters in Five-Element Acupuncture at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia MD in 1983. She continues to study, deepening into the five-element tradition, as well as embracing other valuable approaches. In her teaching, she guides students towards energetic, emotional, and mental self-discovery; assisting them in developing a deeper, more personal relationship to the movement of energy as expressed in the pulses, emotions, symptoms, and physical structure.

 

This course can be taken out of sequence.  Five Element training preferred, but not essential. 

Address: 200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

To register for this course, please call at (831) 476-9424 or email Laurel at  receptionist@fivebranches.edu

 

DISCOUNTS: 40% FBU Alumni, 50% FBU Faculty.

Prerequisite:
Master's clinical courses; acupuncture licensure
Feb 9,10,11/2018, Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm, Sat & Sun 9:00-4:00
Cost: $295 total

Medical Qigong I: Self Cultivation (Sunday Series)

Thomas Leichardt, L.Ac
32 hrs / No CEU's
  • Sun, Feb 11, 2018
  • San Jose

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In this Medical Qigong 1 course, students are led through a progressive series of Qigong (Energy Skill) exercises and meditations. Basic applications of Medical Qigong Purgation, Tonification and Regulation energetic skills are experienced. Each class includes lecture, demonstration of exercises and personal practice of this energetic medicine. Students are also taught specific Medical Qigong prescription exercises and meditations, and learn how and when to apply them in clinic (e.g., purging excess conditions, tonifying deficiencies, dispersing stagnations and regulating Qi, Blood and Body Fluids). There is also an introduction to energetic psychology, which includes discharging toxic emotions and how to safely handle the emotional discharges or toxic energetic releases coming from their patients.

About the Instructor:  Thomas has great passion for the inner alchemy practices found in Daoism and other eastern traditions, both as a vehicle for self transformation as well as a means to promote healing ranging from the physical to the spiritual. In 2006, he completed the highest level of training and certification available from the International Institute of Medical Qigong and Henan University of TCM. While studying in China on five separate occasions, Thomas received lineage into the Dragon Gate sect of Daoism at Qingchengshan (青城山) in Sichuan. In addition to Thomas' study and practice of Daoist medicine and healing, he also has a very close association with the great Indian saint Mata Amritanandamayi, better known as Amma, or the hugging saint. He serves on staff for her tours in North America and abroad, absorbing her deep wisdom and compassion for the human condition. Thomas currently teaches medical qigong, energetic medicine, and core mysticism, while offering energetic healing sessions to his students and clients. For more information about Thomas go to: www.inneralchemycenter.com

*No CEUs provided.

To register for this course, please email Lykos Yang at sjextension@fivebranches.edu or call the San Jose Administration Office at (408) 260-0208.

(Credit Card payment is subjected to additional 3% charge)

DISCOUNTS: 20% FBU Alumni

Prerequisite:
none
Sundays 02/11, 2/18, 3/18, & 3/25 9am-6pm
Cost: $580.00

Medical Qigong II (Three Weekend Course)

  • Sat, Mar 03, 2018
  • Santa Cruz

In Medical Qigong II, you are led through a progressive series of advanced Shengong (Spirit Skill) meditations and exercises, specifically used for developing advanced intuitive diagnostic skills. You will learn how to establish proper energetic boundaries, and neutralize psycho/emotional interactions such as projection, transference, and counter-transference. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to participate in the Medical Qigong clinical training and assist the instructor with performing treatment protocols.

 

This is a non-ceu 3 part course that will take place over 3 weekends. The TOTAL cost of the course is $450, which can be paid conveniently online at eventbrite.com.

Event takes place 9am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, the following weekends: 

-March 3+4 
-March 17+18
-April 7+8

Please note that all weekends are required to take the course. 

 

To enroll in the course please call Aura Wilson, Extension Program Director, at 1(831)476-9424 ex. 40 or email at scextension@fivebranches.edu

 

About The Instructor

Thomas Dicklin is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. He received Medical Qigong training with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson at the International Institute of Medical Qigong, California. Thomas is a partner and acupuncturist at Communi-Qi Acupuncture in Santa Cruz, California, and is a faculty member of the Five Branches University Master's program, teaching in the departments of TCM Acupuncture, Western Medicine and Complementary Studies.

Prerequisite:
Cost:

Auricular Medicine III-IV (of VIII) (P)

Lichun Huang, AP
32 hrs / 32 CEUs
  • Fri, Apr 27, 2018
  • San Jose

About the class

 

 

About the instructor

Dr. Lichun Huang is recognized as the world’s leading expert in the field of Auricular Medicine. She has received numerous awards, including the Recognition of Mastery and Lifetime Achievement Award at the World International Symposium on Auricular Therapy and Auricular Medicine. She was also recognized by the president of Italy for treatments she gave to him during his visit to China. Additionally, she received the Friendship and Struggle Award from Cuba’s president for leading a delegation of Chinese acupuncturists in teaching auricular medicine to Cuban doctors.

Dr. Huang worked for over 35 years in a Beijing’s premier hospital, the 301 Military Hospital, prior to coming to the United States. She was the Chief of the Acupuncture Department for more than ten years in that hospital.

Address: 1885 Lundy Avenue, Ste 108, San Jose, CA 95131

To register for this course, please call the DAOM office at (408) 260-0208.

DISCOUNTS: 10% Early Registration (two weeks prior to beginning of the class), 20% FBU Alumni, 50% FBU Faculty.

*May/1,2018 will be DAOM Grand rounds for Auricular Medicine. There is no ceu for this day.

Prerequisite:
Master's clinical courses; acupuncture licensure
Fri-Mon, APR/27-30, 2018, 9am-6pm
Cost: $150/8 hrs
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