AAMA 23rd Annual Symposium
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Concurrent workshops (8 AM - 5 30 PM)
Chair: Anna C. Kelly, MD, FAAMA
Pre-Symposium Workshop I – “Classical Acupuncture Made Easy ”
Instructor Richard Tan, OMD, San Diego, CA
Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, O.M.D., L.Ac. is world renowned in the acupuncture community as the practitioner who teaches how to get “instant results”. Dr. Tan developed his original teachings after he heard practitioners complaining about the lack of results in clinical practice. For this reason, he developed a simple and effective group of teachings known as the Balance Method which has revolutionized acupuncture in the United States. This method engages the two fundamental energies of yin and yang within the body. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn Dr. Tan’s Balance Method which includes the Six Systems that he uses daily in his own practice treating hundreds of patients on a weekly basis. You will gain practical knowledge through Dr. Tan’s emphasis on clinical cases and real-life scenarios. Dr. Tan will discuss how to use the Imaging and Mirroring Formats with ease in order to get instant results. He will also give detailed descriptions of the Chinese meridian names and you will discover the key of how acupuncture works so effectively. Through the use of hands-on demonstrations participants will be able to apply the Balance Method within their own practice.
Pre-Symposium Workshop II – “Neuro-Anatomical Acupuncture in Orthopedic Medicine ”
Instructor Joseph Wong, MD, FAAMA, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Joseph Wong is a physiatrist and a medical acupuncturist with over 50 yearsacupuncture experience. He is considered a world renowned “medical magician”. He uses a therapeutic approach with a combination of TCM philosophical body orientation and scientific analysis of acupuncture points based on anatomy and physiology. He developed a neuro-connection system in order to design treatment plans, particularly for orthopedic disorders. He is the originator of the One Needle technique, which helps to confirm the diagnosis and demonstrates instant therapeutic results.
Physicians attending this pre-symposium workshop will be able toimprove their therapeutic approaches for musuloskeletal problems specifically for the spine, neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee and the ankle/foot.
Pre-Symposium Workshop III – "Combining, Integrating Western and Chinese Nutritional Therapies ”
Instructor Uwe Siedentopp, MD,
Within the acupuncture practice, there is often not great understanding of the use of clinical nutrition and dietetics. This pre-symposium workshop is designed to take a complex topic and provide physician acupuncturists the opportunity to study the topics of herbal medicine and nutritional therapies for use in their practice.
Dr. Uwe Siedentopp has a special interest in combining western and eastern dietary strategies. His background includes clinical nutrition, environmental medicine, naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dietetics.
Participants in this workshop will be able to appreciate the importance of Chinese dietetics in the practice of acupuncture and be able to apply the principles of nourishing specific organs. Participants will also be able to apply basic principles in treating recognized disharmonies and conditions within their practice.
Pre-Symposium Workshop IV – “Auricular Acupuncture ”
Instructor Terry Oleson, PhD, Los Angeles, CA
Microsystems are popular among physician acupuncturists in particular the use ofauricular therapies. The minimal time requirements make this modality particularly suited for integration into western medicine practices. This pre-symposium workshop will introduce auricular acupuncture to physicians not currently using these therapies and provide a firm foundation for its use.
Terry Oleson, PhD, is a noted author and teacher on the subject. He routinely teaches both Chinese and western methods. Participants will be able to apply diagnostic methods after learning detailed auricular anatomy. Participants will be able to apply therapies to treat substance abuse, weight control, among other things. Participants will also learn and be able to apply general approaches for treating painful conditions.