Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture Intensive Training with Dr. Poney Chiang

March 23, 2024

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Patients mostly seek acupuncture for neuro-muscular pain conditions.  Yet the typical TCM acupuncture curriculum emphasizes internal medicine at the expense of physical medicine skills.  This continuing education program aspires to fill this void in clinical training.

Eastern medicine reveres ancient canons as the highest authority whereas Western medicine esteems peer-reviewed journals as the gold standard.  Therefore Dr. Chiang has integrated medical canons with scientific research to create a program that preserves the core values unique to each system.

This is an advanced program that trains clinicians to possess the critical and manual skills to treat a wide variety of neuro-muscular pain and neurological conditions.  Dr. Chiang’s mission is to prepare acupuncture clinicians to become experts in integrative pain medicine.

Program Highlights

  • Learn authentic (pre-TCM) point locations from the Inner Classic and Systematic Classic
  • Learn precise palpation and unique DeQi response for each point
  • Learn nerve-block needling techniques used by anesthesiologists 
  • Learn classical needling techniques described in the Huang Di Nei Jing
  • Learn the only scalp acupuncture system that is confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Each module is typically taught over four days and months apart. For this intensive, each module will instead be taught in three days for a total of nine days for all three modules (plus the cadaver lab).

12 continuing education hours per module for a total of 78.

Module 1 Upper Extremity, Head & Neck: July 15-17, 2024 9:00am – 7:00pm

Module 2 Lower Extremity & Torso: July 18, 19, 22, 2024 9:00am – 7:00pm

Cadaver Lab: July 20, 2024, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Module 3: Peripheral Nervous System Entrapment & Central Nervous System Dysfunction: July 23-25, 2024 9:00am-7:00pm

To view the curriculum content visit Dr. Chiang’s website here.

All modules will be taught at OCTCM in Toronto.  The cadaver lab will take place at CMCC (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College).

Tuition Fees:

  • Registration & payment:
    • All three modules & cadaver lab:
      • Before May 1st – $5,085 ($4,500 + HST)
      • After May 1st – $5,650 ($5,000 + HST)
    • Select modules*:
      • Before May 1st – $1,695 ($1,500 + HST)
      • After May 1st – $1,881.45 ($1,665 + HST)

Exclusive TCMO members discount: save 10% off above listed tuition fees

*Select modules: in order to register for Modules 2 or 3, completion of Module 1 is required

This is the final time that Dr. Chiang will be offering his intensive format.  His next Toronto workshop of Module 1 will not be taught in Toronto until Fall 2025 and will be facilitated by US organizer DaoCollective.  Tuition fees will be payable in USD.

Register and save now!

To register, email info@riverclinic.ca  Tel: 905 513 6888  Dr. Chiang’s clinic reception staff will handle the registration and payment.

AIM WORKSHOP: Shiatsu 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Shiatsu Therapy with T’Agyol

March 19, 2024

Shiatsu is a popular style of Japanese Bodywork that can help you to maintain better health and ease the aches and stresses of daily life.  This introductory course will teach you how to provide and receive a full shiatsu massage treatment using correct shiatsu therapeutic massage techniques through hands on practice.

Students will learn:

  • the history of shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine
  • basic shiatsu theory, holding pressure, point location and reasons for triggering those points in relation to overall health benefits.
  • treatment plans which are designed for various conditions affecting the following areas: back, neck and shoulder pain, head, arms, legs and feet 
  • self shiatsu techniques
  • meditation, breathing exercises which promote better overall health
  • meridian stretches which are taught to shiatsu student therapists. These stretches are designed to help increase circulation in the body both blood and energy levels are positively effected.
  • health and wellness tips for the future
  • pair work is required for practical learning

We highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about well being, balanced lifestyle, shiatsu techniques and becoming more in tune with the body and mind connection.

Description:

Shiatsu is a popular style of Japanese Bodywork that can help you to maintain better health and ease the aches and stresses of daily life.  This introductory course will teach you how to provide and receive a full shiatsu massage treatment using correct shiatsu therapeutic massage techniques through hands on practice.

Students will learn:

  • the history of shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine
  • basic shiatsu theory, holding pressure, point location and reasons for triggering those points in relation to overall health benefits.
  • treatment plans which are designed for various conditions affecting the following areas: back, neck and shoulder pain, head, arms, legs and feet 
  • self shiatsu techniques
  • meditation, breathing exercises which promote better overall health
  • meridian stretches which are taught to shiatsu student therapists. These stretches are designed to help increase circulation in the body both blood and energy levels are positively effected.
  • health and wellness tips for the future
  • pair work is required for practical learning

We highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about well being, balanced lifestyle, shiatsu techniques and becoming more in tune with the body and mind connection.

Instructor:

With African roots and Canadian branches, (T’agyol) Daniel Adler has been offering Traditional Asian Medicine treatments in Toronto for the past 23 years. Trained in Zen Shiatsu, Acupuncture and Kampo (Japanese Herbal Medicine) he is proud and excited to be teaching this Shiatsu Introductory Programme.

In clinic, Daniel works with a wide range of conditions ranging from musculoskeletal pain and stress to more specific concerns around digestion and menstruation. He also has a large amount of experience treating martial artists and athletes and the injuries that they endure. Daniel is known for his ability to connect deeply with his patients and for his strong commitment to facilitating healing on all levels of his patients’ being.

As an instructor, Daniel is known for his enthusiasm for zen shiatsu and his ability to make the work practical and accessible for his students. He strongly believes that zen shiatsu is a constantly evolving and living practice which derives it’s strength and beauty through simple, fundamental techniques and strong, heartfelt connection.

Details:

Schedule: Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2nd, 2024
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
35 Hours
Cost: $525.00 + HST
TCMO Member Price: $400 + HST

REGISTER BY CALLING: 416-323-1818 ext. 200 to receive your discounted rate. Payment can be made in person by VISA, MC, or Interact or over the phone using VISA and MC, or by e-transfer at any time

AIM Workshop: Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory – Module 2

March 19, 2024

Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學jīng luò yī xué) is an approach in Chinese medicine rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application.

Description:

This course will combine online lectures with in-person palpation classes to introduce Dr. Wang Ju-yi’s clinical application of the different acupuncture point categories. From Dr. Wang’s clinical experience, he commonly focused on using the different point categories to treat the majority of his patients. A strong foundation in point theory helps clinicians when deciding on which points to select for treatment. In addition, through an understanding of this theory, different point combinations can be used to achieve better results. However, in order for the treatment to be effective, accurate point location is essential. This course will cover two main aspects of acupuncture points: point theory and the structure of points (which includes the palpation of these points).

The online course will focus on point category theory. It will cover Dr. Wang’s understanding of the main point categories: yuan-source, luo-collateral, xi-cleft, five transport and eight extraordinary vessel points. Points that were most commonly used by Dr. Wang will be introduced, including his most commonly used point combinations. Clinical cases will be presented to help understand the use of these different point pairs.

The second part of the course will be a three day in-person class in Toronto. Emphasis of this class will be on learning how to palpate for the location of over 100 acupuncture points according to Dr. Wang`s locations, which are more precise and often different from the standard locations. Students will learn that each point has its own unique structure, and that in order to locate each point, they have to be carefully palpated. Most students will report after the course that their “de qi” sensation improves after using these locations, and therefore, their clinical results also improve.

This course complements students who have attended previous courses on Applied Channel Theory, especially on channel examination. When Dr. Wang’s point locations are more accurately located, this will also further improve one’s channel palpation skills, as the channel pathways will become clearer.

Details:

Schedule:

Part 1: Sundays, January 28, February 25, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 23, 2024 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET
Part 2: July 19 – 21, 2024 from 10:00AM – 6:00PM ET

Location:

Part 1: Online on Zoom.
Part 2: In-person at AIM Academy, 455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M5S 2G8

Requirements:

  1. Completion of Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory: Module #1
  2. You are required to have a solid TCM theory background and have read the required text (Wang Ju-yi and Jason Roberston’s book, “Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine.”)

Cost:

Part 1: $360 until December 31st 2023, $450 after
Part 2: $650 before May 30th 2024, $750 after

TCMO Member Price:

Part 2 – $650

REGISTER BY CALLING: 416-323-1818 ext. 200 to receive your discounted rate. Payment can be made in person by VISA, MC, or Interact or over the phone using VISA and MC, or by e-transfer at any time

AIM Workshop: Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory – Module 1

March 19, 2024

Module 1 – Channel Diagnosis and Palpation SeminarAIM Workshop:

Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學jīng luò yī xué) is an approach in Chinese medicine rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application.

Details:

Schedule:
Day 1: July 12, 2024 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET
Day 2 & 3: July 13 – 14, 2024 from 10:00AM – 6:00PM ET

Location:
Day 1: Online on Zoom.
Day 2 & 3: In-person at AIM Academy, 455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M5S 2G8

Requirement: You are required to have a solid TCM theory background and have read the required text (Wang Ju-yi and Jason Roberston’s book, “Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine.”)

Description:

Developed by Dr. Wang Ju-yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals, colleges and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory (channel qi transformation), channel differentiation, channel selection, the nature of acupuncture points, point selection and location, and various methods of channel regulation (like acupuncture, moxibustion, hand techniques and so on).

This two-day class will focus on learning the basics of channel examination through interactive lectures and hands-on practice of technique. Channel examination is a classical diagnostic technique not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the West. Emphasized in the earliest Chinese medical texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is essential to confirming diagnosis and refining point selection.

Channel examination involves the methods of observation, feeling temperature/moisture, palpation of pulses, pressing and palpation of channels. The emphasis of the course will be on channel palpation of the 12 main channels, and the various changes that can be discovered. Ren and du vessel palpation will also be taught.

In addition, an exploration of channel-based physiology will be presented from Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine and An Introduction to Applied Channel Theory(《经络医学概论》). The course will focus on lectures on channel physiology and their common pathologies. Common point pairs will also be introduced.

This course can be considered as an introductory course on Applied Channel Theory, as Dr. Wang believed that mastery of this system first requires knowledge of the channels, particularly their physiology and actual physical location in the body.

Future classes will build upon the foundations of his course.

Subjects covered will include:

  • Classical channel physiology and a discussion of how physiology manifests with specific, palpable changes on the acupuncture channels.
  • Techniques for the accurate palpation of each of the fourteen major channels, especially the exact crevice where each channel travels. This section of the class will involve hands-on work by the students.
  • How to utilize information gleaned from channel palpation to refine and simplify diagnosis.

REGISTER BY CALLING: 416-323-1818 ext. 200 to receive your discounted rate. Payment can be made in person by VISA, MC, or Interact or over the phone using VISA and MC, or by e-transfer at any time

AIM Workshop: Facial Rejuvenation Seminar

March 19, 2024

The practical applications of facial rejuvenation can be a lucrative service for those practitioners who choose to incorporate it into their TCM practice!

Four areas will be comprehensively covered over the 2 day workshop including:

  1. Point selection and acupuncture needling techniques for conditions such as dark circles, puffy eyes, drooping skin, scars, fine lines and wrinkles will be introduced. Constitutional imbalances will also be addressed.
  2. Participants will also learn how to do a deep, soothing, acupressure-based face massage, utilizing acupuncture points to stimulate qi and blood in the face and neck areas.
  3. Facial toning (Facial Yoga) exercises will be learnt so that practitioners can pass this onto clients to facilitate self-care and improvement.
  4. The latest Facial cupping techniques will be demonstrated and covered in depth.

Please be ready to give and receive a treatment in class.  Please arrive at the course without any make-up or facial hair (beards/moustaches). 

Course material and supplies will be provided.

**Note: Each attendee will receive a complimentary kit that includes needles, cupping set with oil, gua sha tool and a jade roller!**

A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Details:

Schedule: April 19 – 20, 2024, April 19th from 9AM – 6PM ET, April 20th from 9AM – 4PM ET

Location: In-person at AIM Academy, 455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, M5S 2G8

Requirement: This course is for R.Ac’s and ND’s. Other regulated health care practitioners who are currently practising acupuncture may also be considered provided they have extensive face and skull needling background. Kindly contact us for further information.

Cost: $700

TCMO Member Price: $600

REGISTER BY CALLING: 416-323-1818 ext. 200 to receive your discounted rate. Payment can be made in person by VISA, MC, or Interact or over the phone using VISA and MC, or by e-transfer at any time