TAAOM Fall Seminar
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About The Event
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (TAAOM), is providing a virtual seminar that will meet all of the one-year requirements (17 hours total) for acupuncture continuing education required by state law.
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note that in the confirmation email, you will receive a separate Zoom registration link for every topic you have selected, even if you have signed up for the full seminar.
Saturday, October 31
3 Hours - $84.00
Meridian Balance Treatment for Pain
Robert Laguna, MSOM, LAc.
Meridian balancing is an extremely effective approach to the treatment of pain and many other syndromes that can be put to use in your practice IMMEDIATELY!
The principle objective of this course is to provide an introduction to balancing the acupuncture meridians through acupuncture or acupressure in order to treat many of the patients seen by practitioners today. The meridian balance approach utilizes 5 treatment approaches based on the Chinese bagua. This particular methodology is very effective in the treatment of pain, respiratory, endocrine, and reproductive problems, just to name a few. We will also discuss the effective herbal formulas used in support of the meridian balance treatments.
CAE Credits: General Acupuncture-2.5; Herbology-.5
1 Hour - $28.00
Women’s Emotions and Blood Deficiency
Dongxin Ma, PhD, M.D (China), LAc.
Both men and women can have emotional diseases, but there are some differences in the differentiation of syndromes. TCM has a saying: "Woman is blood, man is qi." We will discuss how we can relate this saying to the treatment of a woman’s emotional and physical conditions simultaneously using primarily herbal treatments, as well as exploring other supporting options.
CAE Credits: General Acupuncture - .5; Herbology - .5
2 Hours - $56.00
Part I: Whole Health—How the Veterans Administration wants to change the culture of healthcare and how that impacts the acupuncture community.
Claudia Voyles, DAOM, LAc
The largest healthcare provider in our country is changing the way it understands health and health care. The Whole Health Initiative will change the way Veterans get care in the VA and in the community. We will explore the tenets of Whole Health initiative and how it might influence the field of Traditional East Asian Medicine, including the creation of jobs for acupuncturists. We will also explore the expectations of the VA for community providers serving Veterans through TriCare including documentation and patient management.
Part 2: Ears, Ears, Ears—Current trends in auriculotherapy: protocols and patient self-acupressure.
Claudia Voyles, DAOM, LAc
This class will provide and overview of auricular therapy and some of the more recent protocols such as Battlefield Acupuncture and HMI Auricular Trauma protocol; how to incorporate the ear into clinical practice; and the role of auricular therapy in the pandemic and beyond.
CAE Credits: General Acupuncture - 2.5
.5 Hour – Free
Claudia Voyles, DAOM, LAc;
Qianzhi Wu, PhD., MD (China), LAc
Discussion of Safety protocols that have proven effective for practitioners during the current medical crisis, including the specific Safety protocols established by NADA. CAE Credits: Safety - .5
3 Hours - $84.00
Treating Emotional Disorders caused by the Health Crisis
Qianzhi Wu, PhD., MD (China), LAc
The Covid-19 crisis affects our life from all aspect that causes a lot of emotional disorders. This presentation will provide treatment protocols based on acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, Tuina, Qigong and traditional Chinese exercises to induce psychosomatic relaxation and treat the physical symptoms caused by emotional disorders, such as insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks and so on.
CAE Credits: Biomedicine - .5; General Acupuncture - 1.5; Herbology - 1
Sunday, November 1
3 Hours- $84.00
Qi Transformation Pattern & Strategy of TCM Treatments for Covid-19 cases
Jing Fan, PhD, MD (China), LAc
This presentation will review the valuable experience of TCM treatments for Covid-19 cases in China and the U.S., discuss the classic pattern differentiations for Covid-19 cases with the theory of Yin-Yang/Qi Transformation, and provide the real experienced oral/topical herbal formula, acupuncture, Qigong exercise solutions for different stages of the Covid-19 disease.
CAE Credits: Biomedicine - 1; General Acupuncture - 1; Herbology - 1
1 Hour- $28.00
Basic Wellness Labs
Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA, DIPL. AC, AP, SLP, DOM
Review of basic essential blood labs relative to TCM practice. This biomedical course will explore basic laboratory assessments for evidence based treatment protocols that will better inform your treatment protocols.
CAE Credits: Biomedicine - 1
2 Hours- $56.00
Moldy To Healthy—Recognizing CIRS
Marlene Merritt, DOM, MS Nutrition, CNS, IFMCP
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia - do you have complex patients who have seen 15 practitioners and who don’t get better… it’s now being seen that the root of these issues is a biotoxin illness. Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome encompasses multiple biotoxin vectors, and we will be discussing the one responsible for more than 80% of CIRS patients — water-damaged buildings and the immune response and dysregulation that can occur when exposed to mold and fungal fragments. This course will cover the screening process that you as a practitioner can do to determine if a patient has CIRS, and what tests should be ordered to confirm a diagnosis. We will also discuss specifics about what to look for in a house if mold is suspected, and how to accurately test a house for mold. Learning to recognize CIRS will transform your practice, and make you a hero to your patients who have been desperate to find an answer.
CAE Credits: Biomedicine - 1; General Acupuncture - 1
1.5 Hours- $42.00
Ethics for the Caring Professions
Anne Byrd-Garofalo, MSSW, LCSW
Leslie Myers, J.D., LAc.
Review of ethical guidelines, case studies and discussion of ethical issues arising out of the Covid-19 health crisis.
CAE Credits: Ethics - 1.5
The Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners has granted to TAAOM (Approved Provider # CAE00004) a total of 17 hours of CAE credit for this Fall Seminar:
· Biomedicine - 4
· General Acupuncture - 8
· Herbology - 3
· Safety and Ethics - 2
These courses may be used for PDAs by NCCAOM for recertification purposes.
TAAOM members will receive 50% off the total value of the full seminar and 1 day registration options, Non members who register for the Full or 1 Day options receive a discounted price.
If you prefer to choose your own topics or add more topics to an individual day discounted registration, prices are per topic. See attached Registration Form.
Includes .5 Safety Roundtable - free
· Full weekend - $308-TAAOM member / $355 non-member
· October 31 – $168-TAAOM member / $194 non-member
· November 1 – $140-TAAOM member / $162-non-member
· Individual courses - $28 per hour / $14 per half hour (except for Safety Roundtable)
Registration information attached. Online seminar registration and membership sign up available at TAAOM.org
QUESTIONS? Contact Leslie L. Myers, TAAOM Fall Seminar Coordinator
512.585.2118 or email@example.com
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- Full Weekend (TAAOM)$300$3000$0
- Full Weekend (non-members)$355$3550$0
- October 31st (TAAOM)$168$1680$0
- October 31st (non-member)$194$1940$0
- November 1st (TAAOM)$140$1400$0
- November 1st (non-member)$162$1620$0
- Individual Topics (1.5 hours)$42$420$0
- Individual Topics (per hour)$28$280$0
- Free Safety Roundtable$0$00$0