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Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM PDT
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM PDT

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UBC Robson Square 
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC, BC V6Z 3B7
 

 
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Red Tree Wellness Inc. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine 
Red Tree Wellness Inc. Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine 
604-873-3827 
info@redtreewellness.ca 
 

TCM Research - Pearls of Wisdom 


Join us October 28th and 29th for a unique and innovative seminar in Vancouver, BC to educate participants on the latest Integrative and Chinese Medicine research from the researchers themselves.


This cutting-edge conference style seminar will be an in-depth look into topics researched by Doctors of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This seminar is one of its kind and will bring international speakers who have successfully defended their research in TCM Universities.  The topics are unique and informative, and will offer a new approach to continuing education. They will include:

  • Integrative Oncology: Clinical and Research Perspectives for Acupuncturists
  • The Healthy Bones: Nutrition and Endocrinology involved with basic bone metabolism, in order to treat age-related osteoporosis or traumatic bone injury. 
  • How Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) Modulates the Neuroendocrine-Immune Axis and Enhances Fertility Potential in women diagnosed with Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)
  • The use of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs and Formulas in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia

Please Note:

Day 1 will be ideal for Registered Acupuncturists, RTCMPs, Doctors of TCM, Naturopathic Doctors, and Holistic Nutritionists (The Healthy Bones)

Day 2 will be ideal for Registered TCM Practitioners, Registered TCM Herbalists, Doctors of TCM, and Naturopathic Doctors 

Day 1: Saturday October 28th, 2017 

Saturday AM (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) with Dr. Annie Budhathoki, DAOM, LAc

“Integrative Oncology: Clinical and Research Perspectives for Acupuncturists"

Cancer-related fatigue, treatment-induced hot flashes, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy are a few of the common symtpoms frequently reported following cancer treatment. For many persons affected by cancer, these cancer-related treatment side-effects are overwhelming and difficult to treat medically. Evidence-informed practice has increased the use of complementary interventions in many cancer centers for cancer-related symtpom management. Integration of acupuncture in oncology and cancer care for symptom management has been gaining momentum in evidence-based practice and research. Based on current research, it is believed that acupuncture has the potential to provide improved quality of life for cancer-related fatigue, hot flashes, and peripheral neuropathy.

Learning objectives:

  • Determine if your acupuncture practice and research synthesizes with Integrative Oncology.
  • Examine clinical practices that allow you to collaborate within Integrative Oncology
  • Formulate opportunities that can empower your research and Integrative Oncology practice.
  • Appraise the value of Integrative Oncology practices for your own clinical practice in order to find areas of potential collaborative opportunities.
  • Understanding multiple perspectives of Integrative Oncology from a medical practitioner’s point of view.

Dr. Annie Budhathoki, DAOM, L.Ac., is a nationally certified Diplomat of Acupuncture, licensed in Utah. Dr. Budhathoki specializes in the treatment of cancer-related side effects and is passionate about helping patients maintain wellness and longevity after a cancer diagnosis.  She is an acupuncturist at Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center. She holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles, California.

Saturday PM (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm) with Dr. Laura Kelly, DAOM, LAc

"The Healthy Bones: nutrition and endocrinology involved with basic bone metabolism, in order to treat age-related osteoporosis or traumatic bone injury."

Despite the millions consumers spend on calcium pills and the prescriptions for bone loss drugs they fill, worldwide there is an osteoporotic fracture every three seconds. Eating the right foods in the right nutrient combinations can help you build bone reserves before menopause, control bone loss after it, and arrest bone loss if not restore it at any time of life. Offering a natural, effective, and safe approach to conserving bone mass and building healthy bones and drawing on her knowledge of metabolic science and a rigorous examination of current research, this seminar will give you an in-depth look into bone health.

Learning objecftives: 

  • Understand the biology of bones - nutrition and endocrinology involved with basic bone metabolism - in order to treat age-related osteoporosis or traumatic bone injury.   
  • Come away with a deeper understanding of treatment from an integrative perspective, using functional medicine in combination with TCM.  
  • Includes Shaolin traumatic injury treatments and formulas. 

Dr. Laura Kelly, DAOM, L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine providing primary care in an integrative paradigm. She combines a keen interest in biomedical science with a deep respect for nature and natural medicine.  Her first book, The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook, was released internationally in 2016.  Her second book, The Healthy Heart, will be released next year. She holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles, California.

Day 2: Sunday October 29th, 2017

Sunday AM (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) with Dr. Gina Mortellaro-Gomez, DAOM, L.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. OM, FABORM

"Diagnosing, Differentiating and Discussion of Treatment options for the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns” and "How Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) Modulates the Neuroendocrine-Immune Axis and Enhances Fertility Potential in women diagnosed with Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)."

 Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. Traditional Herbal Medicine shows a potentially significant improvement in outcomes for patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, also dealing with infertility by significantly influencing the neuroendocrine-immune axis. 

Learning objectives:

  • Diagnosing and Differentiating the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns and learning about dietary and nutritional treatment options.
  • Acquiring an understanding of Thyroid physiology, Thyroid Hormone production pathways, Thyroid hormone conversion and metabolism.
  • Understanding the Common Underlying Causes contributing to the development of the various forms of Hypothyroidism.
  • Understanding what Hashimoto’s is and the Immune pathology underlying its development and progression.
  • Learning about the Etiology and Pathological mechanism of how Hashimoto’s and the associated hypothyroidism disrupts the body’s mechanisms, specifically, female reproduction and fertility potential.
  • Shortcomings & Side Effects of Medical Treatments used to manage Hashimoto’s.
  • Learning about the Chinese Medical Theory of Hashimoto’s and the herbs commonly used in the treatment and management of Hashimoto’s

Dr. Gina loves working with and empowering women to live their healthiest lives! Dr. Gina maintains a private practice at her Chinese and Integrative medical clinic, Healing Traditions Integrated Wellness in Denver, Colorado, which she has owned and operated for the past decade.  Dr. Gina is a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, is NCCAOM board certified in Oriental medicine, is a Fellow of ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine) and earned her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Yo San University, in Los Angeles, California with a specialty in Reproductive Medicine (For Men and Women), Women's health-OBGYN and Men's Urologic Health. 

In practice, Dr. Gina specializes in Reproductive Medicine and OBGYN, as well as, in the “balancing of hormones (Female/Male, Adrenal, Thyroid) and addressing autoimmune conditions utilizing a combination of Chinese and Functional Medicine, as well as, Dietary and Nutritional Therapy.

 

Sunday PM (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm) with Dr. Claudia Laufer, DAOM, LAc

"The Use of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs and Formulas in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia."

Hypercholesterolemia is a wide-spread problem in today’s society, and the current western standard of care comes with side effects that prevent many patients from continuing treatment. Chinese herbal formulas and herbs have been used successfully in treatment of hyperlipidemia. This seminar will examine the effects of the most-prescribed formula and herbs for hyperlipidemia in Taiwan and China in terms of their effects on blood lipid levels, and will also examine their potential for regulating blood glucose levels and liver function, both of which are associated side effects of the standard of care for hyperlipidemia, and are comorbidities of hypercholesterolemia. It will also examine ways to construct custom formulas that address both TCM pattern differentiation as well as disease-specific symptoms and presentations, as well as give suggestions on how to further our understanding of symptom-less diseases through TCM pattern differentiation.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current problems in the management of hyperlipidemia with Statin drugs, and the controversy surrounding the influence on blood cholesterol levels on heart disease.
  • Diagnose symptom-free diseases like hypercholesterolemia in TCM terms, including suggestions on how to set up databases to collect information regarding predominant patterns for these diseases
  • Understand how XFZYT as a whole formula as well as through individual functions of its herbs affects blood lipid and glucose levels as well as liver function. 
  • Understand the role of Dan Shen, Shan Zha, Ge Gen, Ze Xie, and Da Huang in the management of blood lipid and glucose levels as well as liver health
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of studying whole herb formulas vs. single or multiple herb extracts, and the importance of the extraction methods to enhance certain functions.
  • Construct a formula that addresses both western biomedical markers as well as TCM patterns.

Dr. Claudia Laufer, DAOM, L.Ac, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with specialization in Healthy Aging and Integrative Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist and medical herbalist in the State of California, acupuncturist at Being Alive, a non-profit organization offering services to the HIV community clinic, and is clinical supervisor and faculty at Yo San University. She holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

*$95 + GST per speaker, EARLY BIRD discount is $85 + GST per speaker

*$180 + GST per full day, EARLY BIRD discount is $160 + GST per full day

*$360 + GST for full weekend, EARLY BIRD discount is $320 + GST for full weekend

Student rates available. Please contact 604-873-3827 for Student Discount Code before registering.

Space is limited! Register early to resevere your spot!

Early Bird deadline is Friday October 6th, 2017

Registration is at 8:30am.  Class time is 9:00 am to12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

CEU's are 3 hours per speaker. Course is approved for CTCMA CEU's and California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval, CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM: course meets the College’s criteria for Category “C” CE hours.

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If registration is full, please email admin@redtreewellness.ca with your contact information and license number.  You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a spot opens up.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $50 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course, and after the course begins.