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Acupuncture for Pain Management

Our first Seminar in 2020 will start on May 6, with total of NCCAOM 20 credits. This time the class will be on Zoom Video Communications, we will send you link before class begin. You can select any of the speakers from the seminar in order to receive the credits.


Monday, May 04, 2020; 7:00pm-11:00pm (4 credits)

Main speaker: Zhao, Baixiao

Dr. Zhao, Baixiao,  Professor of Chinese Medicine, Chief physician and Doctoral supervisor, Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China. Currently he also holds the post of Chairman of Auricular Acupuncture committee, China Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. He has also performed a series of safety and quality studies related to moxibustion materials and its combustion products. He was a PI in the project of “The Role and Mechanism of the Burning Products in Moxibustion with Moxa” (2009-2013) which was funded by the State Administer of Science and Technology. His research findings suggest that moxibustion combustion products may play a role in the effect mechanism of moxibustion, thus providing a more holistic understanding to how moxibustion works. He is presently a registered expert of ISO/TC 249 (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and is leading a group of international experts in developing an ISO standard for moxibustion devices. He is the creator of "Happyall moxibustion", a kind of moxibustion device that aims to promote moxibustion as a form of self-directed health care. He also played a key role in developing the National Standard for the Location and Naming of Auricular Acupuncture Points. Clinically, he proposes the idea of using the "layer analysis method" based on the Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic for disease treatment.


Title: The Layer Diagnosis and Treatment Method of Acupuncture in pain treatment

1. Introduce the concept of the “Layer Diagnosis and Treatment Method”.

2. Introduce of Meridian examination method in pain treatment.

3. Basic skills of meridian examination method in pain treatment.



Wednesday, May 06, 2020; 7:00pm-11:00pm (4 credits)

Main speaker: Hu, Hui

Dr. Hu, Hui,   Professor of Chinese Medicine, Chief physician and Doctoral supervisor and Director of the acupuncture department of the second clinical medical college(DONGFANG Hospital) of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), Team leader of priority specialty, Supported by Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the team leader of ‘Professor Yang Jiasan Academic institute’, a group engaging in summarizing the noted doctor's clinical experience, supported by Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 1993, Pro. Hu has taken up the clinical treatment and research in some kinds of disease by acupuncture and Chinese herbs, such as metabolic disorders, auxiliary treatment of cancer, Pain, neurosis, gynecopathies, allergic disease, sleep disorders and etc.


Title: The thinking of Professor Yang Jiasan in treating Head and Face Pain based on syndrome differentiation of Chinese medicine

1. Professor Yang Jiasan's treatment based on syndrome differentiation of Chinese medicine

2. The integrative recognition of head and face pain in both Chinese medicine and Modern medicine.

3. Introduce the experience and clinical application of Professor Yang in head and face pain.

Date: To be determined; 7:00pm-11:00pm (4 credits)

Main speaker: Liu, Qingguo

Dr. Liu, Qingguo, Professor of Chinese Medicine, Chief physician, Doctoral supervisor and Post-doctoral supervisor. He has studied with Professor Xiao Yongjian and Professor Yang Jiasan during his graduate study. Then he started working as an associate chief physician in Institute of Acupuncture of China Academy of Chinese medicine. He has been working on teaching, scientific research and clinical work in School of Acupuncture - Moxibustion and Tuina in Beijing University of Chinese Medicine since 2000. He took several management positions in school of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Tuina as well as the academic Dean of the BUCM successively; and now he works as President and chief expert of St. Petersburg Chinese Medicine Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He’s also the deputy director of the Key Research Lab of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His research Orientation: including clinical and mechanism research study of acupuncture treating geriatric; standardization study of acupuncture; study of reinforcing and reducing methods in acupuncture.


Title: The acupuncture manipulation techniques in treating pain

1. The theory of acupuncture manipulation techniques.

2. The operation of acupuncture manipulation techniques.

3. The application of acupuncture manipulation techniques in pain.


Saturday, May 02, 2020; 7:00pm-11:00pm (4 credits)

Main speaker: Wang, Jun

Dr. Wang, Jun, Chief physician of Acupuncture and Master Supervisor, Director of acupuncture department of Dongzhimen Hospital, BUCM.  He is also member of the Clinical Branch of the Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, and committee member of the Youth Committee, member of the intradermal acupuncture branch, deputy director of the Chinese integrative Medicine Association of Chinese Medicine Appropriate Technical Committee, committee member of  the Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society clinical branch, secretary of the Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society point application branch, Standing  committee member of the Professional Committee of External Therapeutic Techniques of the Federation of Medical Societies, chairman of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Committee of the Dongcheng District Medical Association of Beijing, editorial board of the "Chinese Acupuncture" magazine, etc. There are four ongoing research (1) A clinical study of electroacupuncture on the treatment of post-stroke anxiety disorder from the perspective of "heart and brain”, funded by National Administration TCM. (2) The treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome based on Zangfu theory, funded by BUCM. (3) A multi-center randomized controlled study on acupuncture treatment of migraine based on root-knot theory, funded by Chinese National Ethnic Medical Society. (4) A clinical practice team based on the acupoint diagnosis assisting the traditional four diagnostic methods to improve the clinical diagnosis level of undergraduate intern students, funded by the Higher Education Society of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Wang published more than 30 academic papers. Representative treatises: Proofreading of “Zhenjiu Jiayi Jing (The AB Canon of Acupuncture and Moxibustion)”, and "LiYue Pianwen (Rhymed Discourse for Topical Remedies)" and "the guideline of Applying Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Anxiety Disorders".


Title: Clinical application of acupuncture for pain

1. The introduction of syndrome differentiation of Chinese medicine, precise acupoint selection, reinforcing and reducing manipulation techniques of acupuncture in pain management.

2. Introduce specific acupuncture techniques in pain management.

3. Acupuncture methods, especially quick acupuncture methods will be introduced in common pain conditions.


Friday, May 08, 2020; 1:00pm-5:00pm (4 credits)

Main speaker: Yang, Guanhu

Dr. Yang, Guanhu, graduated from Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MD) and Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MS), and served as Assistant Professor and Full Professor at Wenzhou Medical University. In 1993, Guanhu joined the staff of Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Japan, and from there he went to Kanazawa Medical University for his Ph.D. study in lung repair. After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Yang continued his research in pulmonary biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital as a postdoc and then research scientist. During his Ph.D study, Dr. Yang open the first-ever out-patient acupuncture clinic in Fujinoki hospital and Sakurai hospital ( 6 years) in Toyama, Japan. Since 2005, Dr. Yang has been running two acupuncture clinics in Ohio, USA. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor (honored/endowed) at Ohio University, and Chair Professor of the US-China Joint Institute for Acupuncture & Rehabilitation Medicine at Wenzhou Medical University. Dr. Yang also have served as director for the SHI acupuncture school, vice president at American TCM Association few years ago, and supervised the doctoral program at American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and other 5 medical universities in the World. During his career, Dr.Yang published 7 books and over 50 research articles (Clinical Research & Application of Acupuncture & Tuina etc) on basic biology and traditional Chinese medicine, and work as editor and reviewer for numerous renowned SCI journals. such as Cellular & Molecular Biology and an editorial board member of China Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Dr. Yang also is associate Editor for International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture. He also is Vice president of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine digestion Committee.


Title:  The treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

1. TCM knowledge and acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia

2. Introduction to the theory and clinical application of cardiac acupuncture

Fee:   Regular: $320Early Bird (before April 24), $450 after April 24; if you only want to take one class, that’s $90 each.

          Student: $160Early Bird (before April 24), $220 after April 24; if you only want to take one class, that’s $50 each. (No NCCAOM certificate, valid student ID required)

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