Education

Calendar of Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine Classes

Courses offered qualify and meet the requirements for CTCMA CEU’s and CNPBC Category ‘C’ CE. Red Tree Wellness Inc. is also a California Acupuncture Board Continuing Education Provider, CEP number: 1234.  NCCAOM PDA Provider status is in process.

Coming October 28 + 29, 2017, Vancouver, BC, 3 continuing education units per session – CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approved. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending.

TCM Research – Pearls of Wisdom conference!

Learn about the latest Integrative and Chinese medicine research from the researchers themselves, without reading a huge dissertation or hundreds of journal articles! 

Topics:

Integrative Oncology: Clinical and Research Perspectives for Acupuncturists

  • Determine if your acupuncture practice and research synthesizes with Integrative Oncology.
  • Examine clinical practices that allow you to collaborate within Integrative Oncology.
  • Understanding multiple perspectives of Integrative Oncology from a medical practitioner’s point of view.

The Healthy Bones

  • Understand the biology of bones – nutrition and endocrinology involved with basic bone metabolism – in order to treat age-related osteoporosis or traumatic bone injury.
  • Deepen your understanding of treatment from an integrative perspective, using functional medicine in combination with TCM.  

How Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) Modulates the Neuroendocrine-Immune Axis and Enhances Fertility Potential in women diagnosed with Autoimmune Hypothyroid (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)

  • This seminar will examine the 6 main Hypothyroid patterns and discuss the differentiation of each hypothyroid pattern.  It will also examine Hypothyroidism through a Traditional Chinese Medicine lens and discuss the current research of Traditional Herbal Medicine treatment options.  This seminar will then further examine how 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

  • 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

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Returning November 18 & 19, 2017, 9am to 6pm, Vancouver, BC, 16 continuing education units (8 units per day) – CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending.

Dr. Yvonne Farrell – The Channels of Acupuncture and Addictions

Did you know that the Eight Extraordinary Vessels regulate psycho-emotional states?  Of course you didn’t, we did not learn that in depth in TCM school!  Did you know that the Channels of Acupuncture and Eight Extraordinary Vessels can help treat things like addictions, trauma, PTSD, and more?  Interested in learning more?

Join us November 18 & 19, 2017 and dive deep into TCM psycho-neuro-immunology with Dr. Yvonne Farrell!

Learn the intimate details of how the Channels of Acupuncture treat Addictions. In this 2-day seminar, dive deep into the nature and pathology of the channels of acupuncture like never before, including psycho-emotional aspects of each system, and learn how to apply it with the treatment of addictions.

Day 1: The Channels of Acupuncture

This course provides an overview of the channel system with a focus on the 8 Extraordinary Vessels.  We will explore the pathways of each of the 8 extras and how those pathways inform the functions and clinical applications for each vessel.  We will learn about the richness and profound impact of acupuncture beyond the primary meridians.  

  • Review of the nature and functions of the Sinew channels, Luo-collaterals, Divergent meridians and the 8 Extraordinary vessels.
  • Recognize pathology associated with each system.
  • Understand the psycho-emotional aspects of each system.
  • Learn the essentials needed to create a basic treatment for each system

 

Day 2: Addictions and the Channels of Chinese Medicine

Dive deep into the applications of the channels of Acupuncture and its application to addictions.

  • Become familiar with the biomedical definitions of addiction and the typical standards of care.
  • Deepen your understanding of the Chinese medical theories on addiction.
  • Learn to recognize how each of the channel systems is engaged in the process of addiction.
  • Learn how to apply the 8 Extraordinary vessel system to address the deeper psycho-emotional aspects of addiction

 

Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for over 24 years. In 1996, she graduated from Emperor’s College with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997. She was a member of the faculty at Emperor’s College for 13 years. In addition to her faculty duties at Emperor’s, Yvonne was also a clinical supervisor. In 2007 Yvonne received her Doctoral Degree (DAOM) from Emperor’s College. Specializing in the use of the Secondary Vessels in treatment, Yvonne has been teaching channel theory to students for many years. A student Jeffrey Yuen, she has developed proficiency with the Eight Secondary Vessels system and has found they are very effective in the treatment of psychoemotional and psychospiritual disorders. Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment of psychoemotional disorders or stress induced illness. She is very passionate about the medicine and enjoys sharing this through her teaching. 

 

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Coming March 10-11, 2018. 9am – 7pm Saturday, 9am – 6pm Sunday. Total CEU’s: 13 CEU’s Acupuncture, 17 CEU’s TCM (Acu + Herbs). CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’ qualified. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending.

Marijuana Syndromes – How to Balance and Optimize the Effects of Cannabis with Traditional Chinese Medicine – Level 1

This 2-day seminar is an update to the eLotus webinar, and dives deeper.  Learn about the pros and cons of cannabis use, and how to treat, optimize and balance the effects!

Learn about the pros and cons of medical marijuana use and dispel popular myths! Learn tools to empower you to balance the unwanted side effects of marijuana and optimize its positive potentials.

In this two-day level-one certification course, you will learn how to treat marijuana syndromes with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine knows some things about marijuana that modern medicine hasn’t discovered yet. You will learn skills that can then transform your practice.

This class is not about recovery or addiction. It’s about assisting a population of tens of millions of people to effectively balance their chosen lifestyles.

In this Level 1 weekend, you will learn:

  • The pros and cons of medical marijuana
  • The physical and non-physical effects of marijuana in depth
  • Ethics and safety of treating marijuana related disorders
  • How to understand and recognize Marijuana syndromes
  • How to treat marijuana syndromes with Acupuncture – Level 1 (Sat + 1/2 Sun)
  • How to treat marijuana syndromes with Chinese Herbs – Level 1 (Sat + Sun)

John Mini, M.S.C.M./L.Ac.is an acupuncturist and herbalist in Marin County, California. John has studied the beliefs and sciences of indigenous cultures since he was very young. This led him to explore these cultures first hand and to go through many fascinating and unique experiences while traveling abroad. Along with his acupuncture practice, he’s studied a number of indigenous and modern sciences to discover how best to help his patients. This has led him to writing, non-profit work and leading seminars and workshops to help more people than he’s able to in his private medical practice.

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Coming October 13+14 (Level 2)… CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’ qualified. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending.

Marijuana Syndromes – How to Balance and Optimize the Effects of Cannabis with Traditional Chinese Medicine – Level 2

This 2-day seminar is an update to the eLotus webinar, and dives deeper.  Learn about the pros and cons of cannabis use, and how to treat, optimize and balance the effects!

With John Mini, LAc

 

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Coming Spring 2018, Vancouver, BC, 5 continuing education units (CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’). California Acupuncture Board pending, provider number 1234.

Balance Method/System refinement classes

Refine your current knowledge of the Balance Method/System!

This 1 day in-person class is designed for those that have already taken Balance Method/System course work, and are looking to fill in the gaps, review and refine their knowledge. Themes (e.g. migraines, MSK pain, OBGYN, etc) will vary each class. Learn from a certified Gold Level Balance Method practitioner, Dr. Sonia F. Tan.

Spring 2018 – OBGYN variations

Class size is limited.

***Pre-requisite:  Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan or Si Yuan Balance Method Core Foundations and (Acupuncture 123 & Global Balance) and Advanced Track courses.

 

Dr. Sonia F. Tan, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2002.  She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Sonia obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California and received the DAOM Distinction Award. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Sonia taught at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine for 4 years and continues to speak at various conferences and seminars. A certified Gold Level Practitioner of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan and the Balance Method, Sonia enjoys sharing this method to her colleagues. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. While Sonia has enjoys variety and a general practice, her areas of passion and focus are in Immunology, Sport Medicine and Migraines & Headaches. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys education and inspiring about all things Acupuncture and TCM!

 

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Coming 2018, Vancouver, BC.

Balance System certificate/diploma

We are working on a future Balance System Certificate/Diploma program from foundations to all advanced systems, running out of a local educational institution with competency assessments and validation, beginning January 2018. Check back for updates.

This method is a series of acupuncture systems rooted in the concept of healing the body by balancing meridians.  It is based on Channel Theory the Nejing concepts and has an immediate shift in the body.

 

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Spring 2018, 9am to 3:30pm, Vancouver, BC, 5 continuing education units – CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 & NCCAOM PDA approval pending. CAB provider number 1234.

Balance Method/System refinement classes

Refine your current knowledge of the Balance Method/System!

This 1 day in-person class is designed for those that have already taken Balance Method/System course work, and are looking to fill in the gaps, review and refine their knowledge. Themes (e.g. migraines, MSK pain, OBGYN, etc) will vary each class. Learn from a certified Gold Level Balance Method practitioner, Dr. Sonia F. Tan.

Spring 2018 – Variations of OBGYN

  • Fill in the gaps of your current knowledge and improve your outcomes
  • Review and refine your current knowledge and improve your competency and confidence
  • Learn new tips from successful cases
  • Bring one of your own case you would like feedback
  • Ask questions and learn new teachings you may have forgotten or missed from previous classes

Class size is limited.

*Pre-requisite:  Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan or Si Yuan Balance Method Core Foundations and (Acupuncture 123 & Global Balance) and Advanced Track courses.

 

Dr. Sonia F. Tan, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2002.  She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Sonia obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California and received the DAOM Distinction award. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Sonia taught at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine for 4 years and continues to speak at various conferences and seminars. A certified Gold Level Practitioner of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan and the Balance Method, Sonia enjoys sharing this method to her colleagues. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. While Sonia has enjoys variety and a general practice, her areas of passion and focus are in Immunology, Sport Medicine and Migraines & Headaches. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys education and inspiring about all things Acupuncture and TCM!

 

Check back for more information.

 

Coming again in 2019…, Vancouver, BC, 6 continuing education units – CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’. 

Sport Medicine Conditions & Terminology for Acupuncturists

Designed for the Sports Acupuncturist or those interested in the field of Sports Acupuncture to deepen knowledge of common Sport Medicine and Athletic Injury conditions:
• Review of relevant anatomy and biomechanics
• Understand and recognize clinical sports medicine terminology and conditions
• Develop better communication with the sports medicine professionals

Presented in association with the BC Sports Acupuncture Association.  www.SportsAcupuncture.org

Check back for registration information in 2019.