Acupuncture

Blood Stagnation: The Silent Killer Live Broadcast June 30, 2020

June 17, 2020

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD

Michael McCullochMichael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist will discuss Blood Stagnation and its deadly effects. This is a LIVE webinar broadcast approved for 2 NCCAOM PDAs and approved for 2 Live CEUs from California Acupuncture Board. The live broadcast will take place on June 30th from 10am-12pm PST.

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Stabilizing Shen and Hun: Insomnia

May 19, 2020

William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.

Insomnia (bù mèi 不寐, shī mián 失眠) is difficulty sleeping. Insomnia includes inability to sleep, difficulty falling asleep, frequent waking, restlessness at night, a disordered sleep cycle and dream disturbed sleep. In Chinese medicine, insomnia is primarily associated with instability or agitation of the anima, the shén and hún.

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The Chinese Medicine Treatment of Anxiety

May 15, 2020

William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. Most people will experience it from time to time as a normal response to the stresses and worries of life. Anxiety becomes a pathological disorder (jiāo lǜ zhèng 焦虑症) when it repeatedly interferes with daily life, is irrational, excessively prolonged or out of proportion with the cause. In Chinese medicine, anxiety is most frequently associated with disorder of the Heart and shén , and to a lesser extent the Liver and Kidneys. 

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Webinar Playback

May 7, 2020

Coronavirus WebinarsMichael McCulloch of the Pine Street Foundation talks about Coronavirus COVID-19 statistics, clinical trials, and ways to support patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine. Watch the March 20th & April 15th webinar recordings for free on our website!

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COVID-19 Webinar 3 CE Course Details Recorded May 14, 2020

May 6, 2020

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD

Michael McCullochIn the third webinar broadcast in our COVID-19 series, Michael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist will share updated research regarding traditional Chinese medicine including the recognition of blood stagnation in COVID-19, updates on testing and accuracy, and new innovations in progress. Broadcasting live on May 14 from 10am-12pm PST.

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Damp as a Vector of Pathogenesis

May 5, 2020

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac., Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Dampness in LungsDamp is one of the six exogenous pathogenic influences defined in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In English, as an archaic medical term, the word “damp” originally meant “vapor”, “steam" or "smoke", especially that which was harmful or noxious. In this article, we will focus on the concept of Dampness specifically as it relates to Lung health in TCM, particularly in light of the pathogenesis of Damp.

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Understanding How Qi Gong Promotes Health

May 3, 2020

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, L.Ac., Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Qi GongBreathe your way to harmony, balance, health, and well-being. Practicing Qi Gong yourself and teaching it to your patients is one of the most beneficial aspects of Chinese medicine. It can be engaged anywhere and by anyone, including those who are bed-ridden or in a wheelchair. In Qi Gong breathing, the action is focused on the exhale by intentionally contracting the diaphragm and abdominal wall muscles, squeezing out the carbon dioxide until the lungs are empty. Read More

Jade Windscreen Powder (Yu Ping Feng San)

April 20, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Yu Ping Feng San Jade WindscreenFor countless generations, Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San) has been utilized to address surface deficiency patterns that lead to aversion to wind and frequent invasions of common pathogenic influences. These complaints are the result of surface deficiency due to deficient or unregulated Wei Qi. The etiology of Wei Qi deficiency are manifold and determined by a comprehensive differential diagnosis. The most common causes of deficient Wei Qi include Lung, Spleen and Kidney deficiency patterns.

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COVID-19 Webinar 2 CE Course Details (Recorded April 15, 2020)

April 6, 2020

Michael McCulloch, LAc MPH PhD

Michael McCullochIn the second webinar broadcast in our COVID-19 series, Michael McCulloch, L.Ac., MPH, PhD, Epidemiologist shared new research regarding traditional Chinese medicine herbal prescribing with modern research on antiviral activity of herbs, practical skills acupuncturists can share with their patients, research-based insights into preparing the body to have a more balanced immune response to the virus, and positive news of solutions and innovations in progress. Recorded live on April 15, 2020.

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Lung Clearing & Detoxifying Soup for Troubling Times

April 1, 2020

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Lung Detox Soup

A complex understanding of how the physical environment influences the human body is central to Chinese medical thought and is a hallmark of its’ sophisticated view of health and disease. From the early writings of the I Ching, The Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, and the Shang Han Lun, Chinese physicians have been blessed by their understanding of how the body is influenced by the changing of the seasons, and the six environmental factors of wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, and summer heat. The doctors of old understood that the negative influences of the environmental factors are counterbalanced by the Zheng or Upright Qi, which is comprised of proper levels of qi, blood, yin and yang, and the balanced functioning of the zang and fu organs. Today’s practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine evaluate these many factors to diagnose the cause and nature of the patient's illness and determine a path to healing. Read More

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