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Date Course Hours/CEUs Location
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Mar 13, 2020
Friday
TCM Classics 32 Hrs / 32 CEUs San Jose
Mar 14, 2020
Saturday
Medical Qigong II: Introduction to Medical Qigong Diagnosis and Treatments 30 hrs San Jose
Mar 15, 2020
Sunday
Medical Qigong IV: Treatment of Organ Disharmonies & Medical Qigong Prescription Exercises (Sunday Series) 30 hrs / 30 CEUs San Jose
Apr 10, 2020
Friday
Wen Bing and Epidemics 32 Hrs / 32 CEUs San Jose

TCM Classics

Brandt Stickley, MSTCM, L.Ac & Z’ev Rosenberg, MSOM, L.Ac
32 Hrs / 32 CEUs
  • Fri, Mar 13, 2020
  • San Jose

Course Description:

Join us for a weekend of Classics with Brandt Stickley and Z'ev Rosenberg. Brandt will begin the weekend by diving into the Shan Han Lun. He will use the Shan Hun lung to shine a lens on how to inform today's treatment practice. Brandt has a unique style of masterfully weaving the classics with modern thought, psychology and practice creating a rich tapestry of understanding. Z'ev will round out the weekend by examining the NeiJing and discussing seasonal pulses, complexion, examination of body structures, and how to utilize these in clinical practice..The weekend will also include a brief dialog between Z'ev and Brandt.

About the Instructor:

Brandt Stickley is an assistant professor in the College of Classical Chinese Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine, Pacific Rim College, Five Branches University, Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, Yo San University and Maryland University of Integrative Health. He is a Senior Instructor of Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis. Brandt is a graduate of Cornell University and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has worked closely with Dr. Leon Hammer for over 20 years, and is an authority on the model of Chinese medical Psychology developed by Dr. Hammer. He has forged a synthesis of Classical Han and Tang Dynasty herbal medicine and acupuncture with concepts of psychosomatic medicine, body-oriented psychology, neuro-phenomenology, process-oriented philosophy, imaginal, integral, and consciousness studies. He brings all of these disciplines to play in striving to intend the impossible as a clinician, teacher, writer and speaker. Brandt's work seeks to establish Classical Chinese medicine as a vital psychosomatic and physiosemiotic current in the evolution of consciousness and the alleviation of suffering.

Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac., is recognized as one of the first generation of practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine in America. Before opening his practice in acupuncture and herbal medicine in 1983, he was a shiatsu therapist and macrobiotic counselor since 1975 in Denver, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was one of the initiators of an acupuncture licensing law in Colorado, spearheading a drive as President of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado from 1984 to 1988. As well as being a professor/chair emeritus at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where he taught for twenty-three years, he has lectured widely around the United States, and has written many articles published in all of the professional English-language journals of the Oriental Medical profession. Presently, he is California director of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, director of the Alembics Institute, an advisory board member at the University of California San Diego Integrative Health Center, and a senior researcher the Xinglin Institute, a research organization in classical Chinese Medicine.

Prerequisite:
March 13-16, 9am - 6pm
Cost: $150 / 8 CEUs

Medical Qigong II: Introduction to Medical Qigong Diagnosis and Treatments

Thomas Leichardt, L.Ac
30 hrs
  • Sat, Mar 14, 2020
  • San Jose

Course Description:

Medical Qigong Level II

Introduction to Medical Qigong Diagnosis and Treatments

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

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: 10% Early Registration (one month prior to beginning of the class), 20% FBU Alumni

Prerequisite:
Medical Qigong I or Licensed Acupuncturist
Saturday, March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 9am-6pm
Cost: $580

Medical Qigong IV: Treatment of Organ Disharmonies & Medical Qigong Prescription Exercises (Sunday Series)

Thomas Leichardt, L.Ac
30 hrs / 30 CEUs
  • Sun, Mar 15, 2020
  • San Jose

Course Description:

Medical Qigong Level IV

Treatment of Organ Disharmonies & Medical Qigong Prescription Exercises

In this fourth module, students are introduced to various organ disharmonies and how they may be addressed with medical qigong treatment and prescription exercises. Students deepen their understanding of energetic imbalances within the framework of medical qigong as well as traditional Chinese medicine, with emphasis on how to address each pattern and restore balance to the patient.

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 

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: 10% Early Registration (one month prior to beginning of the class), 20% FBU Alumni

Prerequisite:
Medical Qigong II
March 15, 22, 29, April 5
Cost: $580

Wen Bing and Epidemics

Dr. Guanhu Yang, MD, Ph.D, L.Ac
32 Hrs / 32 CEUs
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020
  • San Jose

Course Description:

During this seminar, Dr. Yang will explain Wen Bing in details and discuss the current condition of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in China. He will explain both the Western and TCM approaches of diagnosing and treating the 2019-nCoV. He will also discuss the 'Strengthen Heart' acupuncture technique and its clinical applications. He will share his valuable experience in treating and preventing respiratory diseases.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Guanhu Yang graduated from Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MD) and Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MS), and served as Assistant Professor and Full Professor at Wenzhou Medical University. In 1993, Guanhu joined the staff of Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Japan, and from there he went to Kanazawa Medical University for his Ph.D. study in lung repair. After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Yang continued his research in pulmonary biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital as a postdoc and then research scientist. During his Ph.D study, Dr. Yang open the first-ever out-patient acupuncture clinic in Fujinoki hospital and Sakurai hospital ( 6 years) in Toyama, Japan. Since 2005, Dr. Yang has been running two acupuncture clinics in Ohio, USA. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor (honored/endowed) at Ohio University, and Chair Professor of the US-China Joint Institute for Acupuncture & Rehabilitation Medicine at Wenzhou Medical University. Dr. Yang also used to be as director for the SHI acupuncture school, vice president at American TCM Association few years ago, and supervised the doctoral program at American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and other 5 medical university in the World.

Prerequisite:
April 10-13, 9am - 6pm
Cost: $150 / 8 CEUs
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