AAMA 24th Annual Symposium
Twenty-fourth Anniversary Symposium of
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
"Acupuncture: Evolving Perspectives"
April 26-29, 2012
Grand Hyatt Atlanta
Click here for 2012 Symposium brochure
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is pleased to present a symposium which meets an expressed need to examine the mechanisms of acupuncture from several different perspectives and for more information on scientific studies and research findings regarding acupuncture. This meeting addresses topics suggested by practitioners and stresses the different acupuncture approaches to dealing with every day practical clinical problems with an emphasis on the scientific evidence for those approaches. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia have indicated that there is a desire for acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of the medicine as it applies to a contemporary, western medical practice. The various approaches and styles to be reviewed are Classical Chinese Medicine, Classical Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, Microsystem (Scalp) acupuncture, French Energetics, including the Curious Meridian System, 5 Element Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture and Manipulation techniques. We discuss common clinical problems and the use of various styles of acupuncture and related techniques to successfully treat the modern patient in the busy practice.
The thrust of this conference is to offer a multi-tiered approach to the understanding and clinical significance of acupuncture in daily practice, and to expand awareness of scientific research in its examination of the effects of acupuncture and acupuncture efficacy. It is designed to provide participants with information on different approaches to the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice so that they may tailor acupuncture treatments to the needs of their individual patients. The conference focuses on clinically relevant treatment approaches and techniques which the acupuncture practitioner can put to immediate use.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Symposium is designed for instruction and training of health care professionals
interested in or already practicing acupuncture. Medical practitioners with no
experience and those with extensive background in medical acupuncture will find
the program useful to their medical practices.
The Pre-Symposium Workshops are intended to provide a more concentrated
learning experience where the faculty can spend the entire day focused on a topic in
greater depth and with more time for practical examples from clinical experiences.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (Symposium) for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (each Pre-Symposium workshop) for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physicians attending the Symposium will be able to:
- Integrate acupuncture with other energy-based healing modalities.
- Utilize an approach for self-care for practitioners based on Qi Gong and meditation.
- Learn specific practices in acupuncture which take into account holistic principles and thereby promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing.
- Distinguish valid vs invalid research methodology in acupuncture research.
- Translate clinical research findings into practical applications.
- Identify how government agencies, academic institutions, clinicians and basic scientists are partnering in research.
- Distinguish among acupuncture related therapies to use when acupuncture fails including but not limited to moxibustion, cupping and tuina.
- Assess childhood development in terms of Five Elements Theory.
- Apply specific acupuncture techniques for treating ADHD in children.
- Assess Japanese-style acupuncture as compared and contrasted with TCM and other, more familiar, modalities.
- Refine Five Elements Theory skills with assessments and treatment plans.
- Develop a sense as to clinical applications of ultrasound as a means for stimulating acupuncture points.
- Apply specific techniques of combining manual medicine and acupuncture.
- Apply integrative medicine principles in the management of PTSD.
PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS (More details)
Chair: Jay Sandweiss. DO, FAAMA
Pre-Symposium Workshop I – "Shen-Hammer Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis"
Instructors Ross Rosen, L.Ac. & Brandt Stickley, L.Ac.
Pre-Symposium Workshop II – “Chinese Scalp Acupuncture”
Instructor Jason Hao, DOM
Pre-Symposium Workshop III – "Integrating Acupuncture, Manual Medicine, and Nutraceutical Medicine: ' These are a few of my favorite things...' "
Instructor Jay Sandweiss, DO
Pre-Symposium Workshop IV – “Chinese Medicine and Cancer Care”
Instructor Jeffrey Yuen, L.Ac.,DOM