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TCM: The True Anti-aging Medicine - Presented by Martha Lucas, Ph.D, L.Ac.

Dr. Martha LucasMay 31st, 2018

Dr. Lucas has more than 20 years of teaching and speaking experience and is internationally known for teaching and training Practitioners the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System and Pulse Diagnosis and Balancing: Lucas System. She also teaches practitioners how to properly take care of their patients’ skin using the product line that she developed called Mei Zen Skin Care. Her private practice is based in Denver and Littleton, Colorado where she specializes in internal medicine, diagnosis and treatment of serious chronic illness and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. In addition to her TCM education, she holds a Ph.D. in Research Psychology.

There is a tremendous interest these days in any product or procedure that is touted as being “anti-aging”. No matter what the state of the economy, people continue to spend billions of dollars a year on therapies and procedures that promise to make them look younger, thinner, or more beautiful. You can have a procedure to modify almost anything about your body with which you are dissatisfied.

Acupuncture treatments didn’t start out being “cosmetic”, but promoting a youthful appearance is an unintended consequence of using certain points and techniques. For Dr. Lucas, one of the most enjoyable parts of her practice is having the skills and knowledge to help use “the least” to help people maintain their youthful appearance. With the use of basic Chinese medicine therapies - needling, herbs, QiGong, facial gua sha, micro-needling, and/or nutritional advice – practitioners can help stave off the outward signs of aging. That’s because when we use Chinese medicine we are treating the internal causes of aging not just the outward results of it.

Chinese medicine can help you and your patients maintain a youthful appearance with the use of the “least” aggressive procedures available including cosmetic acupuncture, which improves your health rather than damaging it.

You can learn more about Dr. Lucas' course offerings and seminars at

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Mindfulness and Malaria: Treating Patients in Nepal with Chinese Medicine and Compassion - Presented by Grainne McKeown, L.Ac

Grainne McKeownMarch 30, 2017

In 2008, Grainne McKeown, L.Ac, graduated from SIOM with her MSAOM. With needles in hand, she traveled alone to Nepal and Thailand, volunteering wherever she was needed. At the end of a life-changing year, she founded Mindful Medicine Worldwide, which has been sending volunteer acupuncturists to Nepal ever since.

Join Grainne for a discussion of the differences between treating patients in Nepal and the U.S., and the use of mindfulness to assist in this type of development work.

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Integral, Evolutionary and Spiritual Perspectives on the Practice of Medicine - Presented by Lonny Jarrett

Lonny JarrettDecember 15, 2016

Lonny Jarrett is a renowned educator and practitioner of Chinese medicine and has been practicing since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts and a Fellow of the NAAOM. Lonny is author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. He holds a master's degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, "The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling" by bestselling author Stephen Cope.

In this talk, Lonny will discuss Integral, Evolutionary and Spiritual Perspectives on the Practice of Medicine. What does "wholeness" mean in a 21'st century context and what is the fundamental relationship between practitioner and patient.

His teaching schedule is available at and his texts are available here.

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Acupuncture For Neck and Upper Back Pain Using Tung's Points and Balance Method - Presented by Brad Whisnant L.Ac., DAOM

Brad WhisnantMay 25, 2016

Since we couldn't give you enough of Brad's knowledge during his first webinar, he's coming back for round two!

Brad combines Master Tung with Balance and I-Ching methods to create a unique style of acupuncture that works! During this webinar, you'll learn the methods Brad uses daily in his busy clinic. Brad will discuss:

  • Applications of Tung acupuncture methods
  • Applications of the Balance Method, which was made popular by Dr. Richard Tan
  • Point location
  • How to determine the best meridian to quickly resolve pain

Brad has co-authored 6 books including Mastering Tung Acupuncture, Treat Back Pain Distally, Pain Case Studies with Distal Acupuncture volume I & volume II, Top Tung Acupuncture Points and, most recently, Fast Neck and Back Pain Relief with Acupuncture.

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Management of Fatty Liver and Metabolic Syndrome Using Integrated Chinese Medicine - Presented by Misha Ruth Cohen L.Ac., OMD

Misha CohenFebruary 1, 2016

Misha has practiced traditional Asian medicine for 40 years. She is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the Misha Ruth Cohen Education Foundation, Research Specialist of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, on the board of directors of the Society for Integrative Oncology, author of seven books, world renowned teacher and leading researcher of TCM.

Join Misha as she introduces you to the concepts of fatty liver and metabolic syndrome and teaches you how Integrated Chinese Medicine can help manage this problem. If your patients are gaining weight, fatigued, not exercising, they are at a high risk for developing this fast growing medical problem.

Buy Misha's book The New Chinese Medicine Handbook: An Innovative Guide to Integrating Eastern Wisdom with Western Practice for Modern Healing.

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Master Tung's Points for the Treatment of Clinical Pain Conditions - Presented by Brad Whisnant L.Ac., DAOM

Brad WhisnantNovember 19, 2015

Brad holds a Master's degree, Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the highest certifications in Chinese herbal medicine. He has co-authored 4 books including Mastering Tung Acupuncture, Treat Back Pain Distally and Pain Case Studies with Distal Acupuncture volume I & volume II.

Brad brings "3,000 years of Chinese medicine" into the present by incorporating modern research in his treatment strategies. He has interned internationally and been taught by world-class acupuncturists and master herbalists. By combining the Master Tung, Balance and I-Ching methods, Brad brings a unique "blend" of distal techniques to the modern day clinic.

In this webinar, Brad will discuss:

  • Master Tung's points, including basic theory
  • The top 10 Master Tung points for the treatment of clinical pain conditions
  • The clinical effectiveness of Master Tung's distal points based on his years of experience and research

Buy one of all of Brad's book Mastering Tung Acupuncture, Treat Back Pain Distally and Pain Case Studies with Distal Acupuncture volume I & volume II.

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Understanding Insurance Billing In Your Acupuncture Practice - Presented by Mitchell Harris LAc, Dipl OM, MSTOM

Mitchell HarrisOctober 21, 2015

Mitchell has been in private practice for over 10 years. He earned his Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College in San Diego and continued his postgraduate studies at Chengdu University Hospital, China. Mitch currently serves as the Dept. Chair of Clinical Services, Faculty Governance Chair, Professor and Clinical Supervisor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, as well as being an avid clinician, educator and lecturer.

This webinar will help you understand how to work with insurance without sacrificing financial stability and personal flexibility. Topics covered include:

  • How to understand the jargon of the insurance industry
  • The main methods of working with a patient's insurance
  • An overview of how ICD-10 coding may change your billing
  • Accepting insurance for different types of practices

Mitchell's personal focus is to teach the benefits of being an out of network, time of service, cash billing provider while organizing insurance reimbursement to patients without massive time demands or cash flow gaps.

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Shen-Hammer Pulse: Prediction and Prevention of Illness - Presented by Ross Rosen MSTOM

Ross RosenSeptember 1, 2015

Ross has dedicated his entire career to the study and application of pulse diagnosis. He is a senior certified instructor in the Shen-Hammer lineage (aka Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis) and serves on the Board of Directors of Dragon Rises, Inc. as well as the Contemporary Oriental Medicine Foundation, tasked with preserving and disseminating the work of Dr. Leon Hammer.

He has published numerous articles within these disciplines and is a contributor to the Handbook of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis. Ross has also spent years dedicated to the study and practice of Classical Chinese Medicine (including Classical pulse diagnosis) under 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen.

In this webinar, Ross demystifies the pulse as a prognosticator of future illness. He teaches pulse qualities and configurations that signify impending:

  • Cardiac issues
  • Inflammatory processes associated with atherosclerosis and hormonal disorders
  • Blood, lymph and radiation toxicity
  • Debilitating illness such as cancers and autoimmune diseases

Ross also discusses the importance of deciphering systemic messages from the pulse and how to create meaningful treatment and management strategies. In contradistinction to diagnosing patterns or isolated findings, Ross gives attention to pulse findings that relate to significant health trends, including the extreme vulnerability and instability associated with the separation of yin and yang.

Get CEUs and expand you knowledge with Ross' webinars Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Shock and Trauma Webinar and Separation of Yin and Yang and 'Qi Wild' Webinar.

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Treating Conjunctivitis with TCM - Presented by Cara Frank, L.OM., Dipl. OM

Cara FrankJuly 16, 2015

Cara is an acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and author. In 1991 Cara founded China Herb Company, the first mail order compounding Chinese herbal dispensary in the United States. She is the editor and co-author of TCM Case Studies: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders.

Conjunctivitis is one of the most contagious diseases and a leading cause of missed school. This webinar will walk you through the careful differentiation and treatment of conjunctivitis. Topics include:

  • Definition and epidemiology
  • 5 Wheel Anatomy
  • Terminology
  • Observational Diagnosis
  • Pattern differentiation and treatment of bacterial, viral and seasonal Conjunctivitis

Cara is especially strong at explaining key herbal relationships that address specific presentations, insuring that your formula selection is accurate and effective.

Buy Cara's book TCM Case Studies: Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders.

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Weight Loss with TCM - Presented by Cathy Margolin, L.Ac, Dipl. OM

Cathy MargolinMay 28, 2015

Jump on this webinar for some NEW ideas to attract and succeed with patients struggling with their weight. Cathy has recently returned from Dr. Andrew Weil's enlightening Health and Nutrition Conference. She will give you the best information from 21 hours of recent lectures. This one hour webinar will be invaluable!

During this webinar, Cathy shares valuable and practical tips including:

  • Real strategies to help patients shed excess weight for good
  • How to restore healthy gut bacteria
  • How to create healthy exercises in minutes per day
  • What 6 foods must be eliminated from your diet for long term weight maintenance
  • As a bonus, provide a few amazing recipes from Dr. Weil's book "Fast Food – Good Food"

Buy Pacific Herbs Skinny Boost Herb Pack or shop our entire selection of Pacific Herbs.

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Master Tung's Magic Points - Presented by Susan Johnson, LAc

Susan JohnsonMay 7, 2015

Susan has been studying Chinese Medicine since 1982. She is a well known teacher of Master Tung's Magic Points, a potent system of acupuncture handed down as a treasured family secret for generations and made public by Master Tung Ching Chang. Susan was the primary student of the late Dr. Miriam Lee, with whom she traveled with to China in 1987. In this same year, Susan met Dr.Young Wei Chieh, who became her primary teacher of Tung's Acupuncture. Susan teaches seminars worldwide and continues to work on innovative ways to share Master Tung's Magic Points with a global audience, making this incredible system available to as many people as possible!

During this webinar, Susan teaches the most basic methods of Tung's Acupuncture. She explains the following:

  • A brief history of Tung Ching Chang and Tung's Acupuncture
  • How using the Nine Stars of the Magic Square (given to her by Dr. Miriam Lee) helps students identify the energetic pathways most frequently chosen when utilizing Tung's Points.
  • A wide variety of some of the most commonly used point patterns in the system, presented by illustrating these pathways.
  • The Five Basic Theories involved in the functioning of Tung's Point Patterns and give clear examples of these.
  • Bi-lateral needling for issues such as asthma, hepatits, coronary heart disease, nephritis and gastroenteritis.
  • and MORE!

CLICK HERE purchase Susan's must have DVDs.

Download lecture notes (PDF).

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Pulse Diagnosis: The Unexplained Explained - Presented by Will Morris PhD, DAOM, LAc

Will MorrisApril 7, 2015

Will Morris is one of the world's leading experts on pulse diagnosis. He is president of AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and has 35 years of clinical experience using pulse diagnosis. His book, Li Shi-zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide, is a land mark of central thought on pulse diagnosis for herbal practice. His PhD is focused upon the problem of pulse diagnosis in both acupuncture and herbal medicine.

In this webinar Dr. Morris will address common misconceptions about pulse diagnosis including the jin mai or tight pulse and the se mai or rough pulse. These pulses are used in case write-ups and in general dialog amongst practitioners, yet it is rare to encounter a single practitioner who is able to articulate the distinctions of these pulses with certainty.

CLICK HERE to purchase Will's book - Li Shi-Zhen's Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide.

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Regulating the Menstrual Cycle with TCM - Presented by Jill Blakeway L.Ac.

Jill BlakewayJanuary 14, 2015

Jill Blakeway is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. She's the Clinic Director at the YinOva Center and a Gynecology and Obstetrics Professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's Doctoral program. Jill is also the co-author of the best-selling fertility book; Making Babies: A Proven 3 Month Program for Maximum Fertility.

In this one hour webinar Jill will discuss:

  • The 4 stages of the menstrual cycle from a biomedical and Chinese medicine perspective.
  • Acupuncture point prescriptions for each phase of the menstrual cycle.
  • How to interpret a Basal Body Temperature Chart.
  • How to predict ovulation.
  • Understanding cervical mucus and ways to adjust its pH.
  • How to identify common causes of irregular menses.
  • Ways to correct menstrual irregularities with acupuncture and herbal formulas.

CLICK HERE to buy Jill's best-selling book, Making Babies: A Proven 3 Month Program for Maximum Fertility.

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Treat Stress & Anxiety with TCM - Presented by Cathy Margolin L.Ac, Dipl. OM

Cathy MargolinDecember 3, 2014

Cathy's career in complementary and alternative medicine began more than 30 years ago. She currently specializes in bringing Chinese herbal medicine to the West with the herbal company she founded, Pacific Herbs. In addition to her herbal business, Cathy has a private Oriental medicine practice, is a health writer for The Huffington Post, is a frequent guest on radio shows and health blogs, has written two books and is committed to teaching preventative medicine.

As the holiday season approaches, stress levels often rise. During this webinar, Cathy focuses on treating stress and anxiety with TCM. Cathy teaches you some easy strategies to help your patients manage holiday stress levels as well as day to day stress and anxiety.

CLICK HERE to view our selection of Pacific Herbs.

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Kinesiology Taping 101 - Presented by Dr. Alyson Evans, DC

Alyson EvansOctober 21, 2014

Alyson owned and operated a private practice in Colorado for 7 years that focused on the treatment of common running, cycling and sports related ailments. She had been involved with the athletic and fitness industries for 10 years as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She designed strength, cardiovascular and sport specific training programs for athletes of all levels.

Alyson has lectured nationally for the past decade on lower extremity biomechanics, functional rehabilitation and kinesiology taping. She has consulted with a variety of healthcare providers during that time as an expert on foot, knee and hip treatment. Her exposure with many challenging patient cases in practice has helped her broaden her knowledge about human biomechanics.

This 90 minute webinar introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods. It includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/ swelling management, neuropathic pain and postural management. Watch as Alyson:

  • Introduces the concept of a longitudinal muscle chain approach to the elastic therapeutic taping (Facial Movement Taping).
  • Helps you understand the physiological effects of kinesiology tape as part of a treatment regimen.
  • Describes functional taping and its role and use for the applications of rehabilitation, edema management and posture.

CLICK HERE to view our selection of kinesiology tape.

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Benefits and Contraindications of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture - Presented by Virginia Doran, M.Ac., L.Ac., LMT

Virginia DoranSeptember 30, 2014

As an international teacher and practitioner of her own method of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Virginia Doran is a recognized expert in the field. Virginia has been a teacher and lecturer in the field of holistic health since 1980. Her teaching experience is quite versatile, including massage therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, nutrition, flower essences, Chinese and Western herbs, supplements and facial rejuvenation. She 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.

This webinar includes information that is based on many years of extensive research. As a bonus, Virginia discusses new research and covers information that has never been taught! Some other topics include:

  • A Western medical perspective on Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • A review of the TCM perspective of how Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works
  • An in-depth explanation of the benefits of a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture series
  • Discusses comprehensive information, including important contra-indications, that will benefit and protect both practitioner and patient
  • Explain when it is safe to treat patients who have had Botox, fillers or cosmetic laser treatment
  • How long to wait after cosmetic procedures before local acupuncture is appropriate
  • And more tips to benefit your practice!

Virginia has put countless hours into developing a comprehensive DVD set teaching facial rejuvenation acupuncture. CLICK HERE to purchase the Luminous Beauty - Facial Rejuvenation DVD with Virginia Doran.

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Making Acupuncture Pay - Presented by Matthew Bauer, L.Ac.

Matthew BauerAugust 14, 2014

Matthew began his practice in 1986, immediately after obtaining his state acupuncture license. As the sole source of support for his family of four, Matthew learned how to manage his practice by trial and error. Currently, Matthew sees between 90-100 patients a week in his general practice.

In addition to his busy practice, Matthew became involved with acupuncture organizations, testified in state and private cases as an expert witness and worked with the insurance industry to help develop the first acupuncture HMO plans. He is the author of dozens of articles and two books. His latest book, Making Acupuncture Pay, has been hailed as a refreshing, candid book that is full of practical, clinical and business advice regarding what it takes to build a successful acupuncture practice.

During this webinar, Matthew discusses topics from his book about building a successful practice. Topics include:

  • The practice model that gives you the best chance for building and maintaining a successful practice
  • Explaining to your patients how acupuncture works, in a way that will greatly increase your referrals
  • Gaining the edge over your competition by getting more progress with fewer treatments
  • Understanding the power of exponential growth in your practice

CLICK HERE to purchase Matthew's book - Making Acupuncture Pay.

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Clinical Applications of Yin Care: From Gynecology to Dermatology - Presented by Daniel Hudson, L.Ac.

Daniel HudsonJuly 8, 2014

Daniel Hudson is the owner, founder and President of YAO Company and Clinic. He has specialized in Chinese herbal pharmacology with applied treatment of acupuncture in addition to female obstetric and gynecological issues. Daniel has been in practice for 20 years and is a doctoral fellow in Chinese medicine at Five Branches University. His post-graduate studies include advanced courses in Functional Endocrinology, Blood Chemistry, Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology.

In this 90 minute webinar, Daniel will discuss the history of the Yin Care formula, including its research, as well as various clinical applications ranging from dermatological to gynecological. He will cover topics on women's health related to Yin deficiency and its manifestations.

SHOP our selection of yin-care products.

Download this webinar's lecture notes (PDF).

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Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation - Presented by Michelle Gellis L.Ac.

Michelle GellisJune 19, 2014

Since 2004, Michelle Gellis has been a faculty member and clinic supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Michelle teaches several CEU classes nationally including a certification class in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha and Using Scalp Acupuncture, Motor Points and Facial Cupping to treat Neuromuscular Facial Conditions. Michelle has been published in the Acupuncture Desk Reference and twice in Acupuncture Today.

During this webinar, Michelle gives an overview of Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Cupping and Gua Sha. She provides an easy to use protocol for Bell's palsy. Michelle also discusses the uses and benefits of the AcuLift MicroNeedle Dermal Roller for the face and body and explains the proper use, precautions and contraindications. The topics covered in this webinar include:

  • What is Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation and what are the benefits?
  • How does it work, is there any proof it works?
  • What is facial cupping/facial gua sha?
  • What are the benefits and what conditions is it good for?
  • Basic protocols using facial acupuncture and cupping for Bell's palsy.
  • How to screen patients.
  • What is the AcuLift MicroNeedle dermal roller and how does it work?
  • What are the benefits, precautions and contraindications for the AcuLift MicroNeedle Dermal Roller?

CLICK HERE to shop our must-have Facial Rejuvenation products including the AcuLift™ Face Dermal Roller or the AcuLift™ Body Dermal Roller.

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Western Herbs from a TCM Perspective - Presented by Thomas Avery Garran

Thomas Avery GarranApril 30, 2014

Thomas Avery Garran has been studying herbal medicine since 1989. He is a graduate of the American School of Herbalism and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Thomas is the former Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is currently on the advisory board for the John Burns School of Medicine's Department of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.

Watch and learn as Thomas covers topics from his first book, Western Herbs According to TCM and his newest book, Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Methodology & Materia Medica. Topics of this webinar will include:

  • Using plants from outside the standard Chinese materia medica within the Chinese medical paradigm
  • A brief History of China's integration of herbs from outside its own borders, what we can learn from this and how we can do what has always been done
  • A look at the variation found within the materia medica literature and why there is no "standard" or absolute when it comes to things like flavor, nature, and channel assignment
  • Herbs from his new book, their relevance to clinical practice, and how to integrate them into your everyday work

CLICK HERE to purchase either of Thomas' herb books or any of our other books about Chinese Medicine.

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The views and opinions expressed in these webinars are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Five Element TCM Supply, LLC and/or any of its staff.