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, and NCCAOM PDA Provider: 168958.

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 approved for 17 CEUs. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approved PE-CW (16 CEUs), NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

Marijuana Syndromes – How to Balance and Optimize the Effects of Cannabis with Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture – 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. John is the author of the book Marijuana Syndromes: How to Balance the Effects of Cannabis with TCM, available on Amazon.

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April 7, 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.

Variations of OBGYN 8

  • Fill in the gaps of your current knowledge and improve your clinical 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!

 

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Coming June 8-10, 2018. 9am – 6pm. Total CEU’s: 20 CEU’s. CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’ qualified. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approval pending, NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture, Acupressure and Massage – Part 1 with Virginia Doran, MSc, LAc, LMT

This is 3-day seminar, Friday to Sunday, and will involve testing on the final day in order to receive a certificate for Part 1.

Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture, Acupressure and Massage – Certification workshop – Part 1 of the full certification series

Beauty comes from the inside out! Treating the underlying cause of aging and imbalance is preferable to masking the symptoms. With this highly effective method of facial rejuvenation, one can simultaneously benefit a person’s appearance as well as overall health.

Workshop learning objectives:

  • Understand how to asses which meridians are involved in the aging process.
  • Learn traditional and empirical points for treating signs of aging and their causes.
  • Learn specific needle technique for treating various signs of aging.
  • Learn safety concerns and contraindications to Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA).
  • Learn the benefits and underlying mechanisms of FRA from both a Chinese medicine and Western medical perspective.
  • Learn how to customize a facial rejuvenation treatment utilizing both point selection and technique for various skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, double chins, as well as bags and dark circles under the eye.

Schedule:

Day 1 – Friday (5 CEUS): Massage, Acupressure and Qi Gong Massage techniques.

Day 2- Saturday (7.5 CEUS) Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture techniques.

Day 3 Sunday (7.5 CEUS) Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture technique practice and certification.

***Please note that you will be expected to bring an outside volunteer or partner on Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m who will receive a facial massage and acupuncture treatment from you. Certification is granted upon completion of a written and practical exam.

Prerequisites:  Participants must be an RAc, RTCMP, DrTCM, ND, or other health-care practitioner licensed to practice acupuncture. Proof of license will be requested.

Virginia Doran, M.S., L.Ac.,  L.M.T   As an international teacher  and practitioner of  and developer of her own method of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Virginia  Doran is a  recognized expert in the field. Ms. Doran has been a teacher  and lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980 Ms. Doran has been licensed in acupuncture since 1995 and massage therapy since 1979. Ms. Doran had the great honor to be the first Westerner to teach acupuncture in Japan. Virginia has received extensive publicity for her work on  major television networks, radio, and various magazines and newspapers.

Ms. Doran is currently writing  two  books on Facial Rejuvenation – a professional book for acupuncturists and the other is for the public on her entire program of Facial  Rejuvenation utilizing acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, Chinese and Western  herbs, nutrition and supplements, facial exercises and flower essences.  After eight years, Virginia now has completed her comprehensive instructional DVD series on Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. For more information and video trailers on the workshops and her instructional DVD set on FRA, please visit:http://www.luminousbeauty.com

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Coming September 2018, Vancouver, BC.

Balance System certificate program

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 September 2018. Please 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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Coming October 20+21, 2018 – Level 1.  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 approved for 17 CEUs. CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approved PE-CW (16 CEUs), NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

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!

With John Mini, LAc

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. John is the author of the book Marijuana Syndromes: How to Balance the Effects of Cannabis with TCM, available on Amazon.

 

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Returning November, 2018, 9am to 6pm, Vancouver, BC, 7-18 continuing education units – CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending, CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approval pending, NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

Dr. Yvonne Farrell – Suffering and Non-Responders using the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, Cases + Techniques, and Clinical Observation!

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, 2018 and dive deep into TCM psycho-neuro-immunology with Dr. Yvonne Farrell!

In this 1-3-day seminar, dive deep into the nature and pathology of the Eight Extraordinary channels of acupuncture like never before, including psycho-emotional aspects of each system, and enhance your learning through cases and techniques.

Day 1: Suffering and Non-Responders using the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Day 2: Cases and Techniques of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

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Day 3: Clinical Observation of Dr. Yvonne Farrell

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Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for over 25 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. Dr. Farrell is the author of the book Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels available on Amazon. 

 

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Coming Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 – Treating ADHD with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  9am to 6pm, 15 CEUs. CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’ qualified. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending, CAB provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending 16 CEUs, provider number 168958.

Treating ADHD with Acupuncture, Nutrients and Chinese Medicine

This is a 2-day seminar.

With Dr. Michael Maguire, DAOM, LAc

Dr. Michael Maguire, DAOM, L.Ac.is an acupuncturist and herbalist in Los Angeles. ADHD was the topic of his dissertation and he has been treating ADHD for over 20 years.

 

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Coming Spring 2019 – LEVEL 2.  9am to 6pm, 16 CEUs. CTCMA & CNPBC Category ‘C’ qualified. California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 approval pending, CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM PDA approval pending 16 CEUs, provider number 168958.

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

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. John is the author of the book Marijuana Syndromes: How to Balance the Effects of Cannabis with TCM, available on Amazon.

 

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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

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