|Nov. 14, 2015 8:30am - 5:30pm and Nov. 15, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm
Workshops will run consecutively throughout these two days. Each will take place two times back-to-back on the first day and once on the second. You may request a particular time to attend the workshop(s) and we will try our best to accommodate your request.
All workshops are full on Saturday. Availability for Sunday morning is as follows: 2 seats remaining in Food Therapy, 15 seats remaining in Herbal Medicine (as of 8/20/15). Balance Methods is completely full and accepting Wait List registrations.
Channel Balance Method Workshop: Dr. Bruce Ferguson
Channel-directed acupuncture can be an acupuncturist's greatest ally in most lameness cases. The Channel-Balancing techniques in this work-shop are simultaneously rapid and thorough, allowing the clinician quick access to diagnosis and treatment of lame patients, often with positive results apparent within 10-15 seconds. Three objectives of Channel Balance Method: 1) The participant will understand the detection of primary pathologies via Channel, vs. Zang-Fu, diagnosis; 2) The participant will learn which of 3 potential methods of acupuncture may be used to Balance and treat the primary pathology; 3).The participant will finish the workshop with a set of Channel-directed diagnostic and treatment tools which will allow them to rapidly diagnose and treat lame patients with diverse aetiologies, with somewhat amazing and clearly obvious effects.
Herbal Medicine Workshop: Dr. Aituan Ma
Food Therapy Workshop: Dr. Connie DiNatale
The workshop will teach veterinarians how to make herbal capsules, powder and decoction, and how to check the quality of the herbs, as well as how to customize the herbal formulation according to the Pattern differentiation, herbal shelf life and storage. Three objectives of your workshop: 1) Gain the general idea for making Herbal capsules, powder and decoction; 2) understand the quality control of the Herbal capsules, powder and decoction; 3) how and when to choose the Herbal capsules, powder and decoction
Food Therapy is the practice of healing using natural foods along with or instead of herbal medications. Food ingredients are chosen based on their energetic properties, which include both their thermal energetic property or “temperature” and their taste. This course focuses on the most relevant facets of how to use Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to understand and use foods in dogs and cats. After completion of this workshop, students will be able to: define and describe the basic TCVM theory and principles of Food Therapy; gain practice in preparation and cooking that are designed for skin problems, cancers and arthritis; and create and assign the “homework” to the owners to work on their pets daily.