A SIMPLE APPROACH TO TCM POINT SELECTION
Presented by MICHAEL ARNOLD, M.D.
AAMA EVENTS REGISTRATION
November 1-2, 2003DoubleTree Guest Suites1707 Fourth StreetSanta Monica, California
Purpose and Objectives:
The acupuncture tradition encompasses a vast variety of approaches and a veritable ocean of theories. The practitioner may often feel overwhelmed by both the complexity of the patient's diagnosis and the wide variety of treatment options possible in any given situation.
This workshop is designed to clarify and simplify the acupuncture point selection process. Beginning with a discussion of the basic principles of point selection from the TCM point of view, Dr. Arnold will discuss some of the most common TCM syndromes and the straight-forward point formulas which treat them. Finally, the issue of how to keep the point formula simple in the face of complex clinical situations and multiple TCM diagnoses will be addressed.
The objective of this workshop is to make the acupuncture treatment a more simple, relaxing and enjoyable experience for both the physician and the patient. Deep treatments using many needles and lots of electricity are not appropriate for all patients. During this two-day workshop, we will discuss other styles and possibilities utilized by many of the successful acupuncturists that Dr. Arnold has encountered.
For those who find Traditional Chinese Medicine overly complex and obscure, Dr. Arnold will emphasize the underlying economy and elegance of the system. The basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine are easily accessible. Using this framework, even the most difficult clinical presentations can be diagnosed and treated. It is recommended that a person have a minimum of one hundred hours of prior training in acupuncture for this workshop.
The AmericanAcademy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The AmericanAcademy of Medical Acupuncture designates the Workshop for a maximum of 14 hours of category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the activity.
The overall objectives for physicians attending this Workshop are:
The workshop will be held as follows:
Ask for "AAMAWorkshop" room rate$139 Single/Double (Rate good until October 3 or until the block sells out)Call (310) 395-3332 for reservations
The schedule for the workshop will be as follows:
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm *There will be a 15 minute break each morning and afternoon and a one and a half hour luncheon break (lunch is not included - participants are on their own for lunch).
Attendance is limited to forty participants in order to provide the optimum learning experience. Registrations will be accepted in the order received until the course is full at 40 participants. After the course is full, you will be notified and your fee returned, or you may go on the 'wait list' should there be a cancellation. To avoid missing out, you should send in your registration and make a room reservation as soon as possible. Each participant is responsible for his or her own travel and hotel expenses. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
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