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Dr. Fujio McPherson, LTC (ret). I started my career as a young combat medic providing direct care to solider's. Wanting to expand my role and continue my military career as an officer, I completed my BSN at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoyed an extended career providing patient care and educating soldiers in emergency medicine. However, after several years I wanted to take on the challenge of medical management and treatment and completed my MSN at the University of South Carolina and began a third career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Although the practice of medicine provided me the ability to diagnose and treat diseases, my nursing orientation gave me a keen awareness that treatment alone does not guarantee that the patient heals internally or returns to a state of health. This ultimately lead me to look into other forms of medicine. In addition to completing a certification program in Ayurvedic Medicine, I eventually completed a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University and a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As a result of merging these medical practices that combine treatment with healing, I find that not only is my personal satisfaction in clinical practice higher but most important that a majority of my patients heal, making them less dependent on treatment. This is why AIM institute was developed and hopefully the same outcomes will be achieved by graduates who have a desire to combine their knowledge of medicine with the tenants of healing found in Chinese Medicine and Nursing.

MODULE #2 TCM Diagnostic Skills and Technique

$1,700.00

Title:
TCM Diagnostic Skills and Techniques

Description:
Module 2 begins with a 4-hour practicum to review and perform safe needling and clean needle techniques prior to a skills lab to review and test points on the lung/Large Intestine/Stomach and Spleen Channel. It will continue to review TCM diagnostic theory and practical application.

The Online Module introduces the use of TCM theory and how it can be applied to an integrative approach to care, supported by continued review of points, channels, microsystems and additional review of other medical theories; e.g. Nutritional, Functional and Genetic that correlate to TCM theory.

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine – Live Module 1 & Online Module 1

Learning Outcome:
You will demonstrate an understanding of safe needle application and use of diagnostic skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate safe application of TCM, proper location of specific points, locations, and proper needling techniques
2. Describe several TCM diagnostic skills that are used to establish a differential diagnosis using TCM theory
3. Outline specific microsystems used in TCM
4. Describe potential ways to integrate various principles of TCM and IM into a western clinical practice.

Your Course Instructor

Dr. Fujio McPherson, LTC (ret). I started my career as a young combat medic providing direct care to solider's. Wanting to expand my role and continue my military career as an officer, I completed my BSN at the University of Pennsylvania and enjoyed an extended career providing patient care and educating soldiers in emergency medicine. However, after several years I wanted to take on the challenge of medical management and treatment and completed my MSN at the University of South Carolina and began a third career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Although the practice of medicine provided me the ability to diagnose and treat diseases, my nursing orientation gave me a keen awareness that treatment alone does not guarantee that the patient heals internally or returns to a state of health. This ultimately lead me to look into other forms of medicine. In addition to completing a certification program in Ayurvedic Medicine, I eventually completed a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University and a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. As a result of merging these medical practices that combine treatment with healing, I find that not only is my personal satisfaction in clinical practice higher but most important that a majority of my patients heal, making them less dependent on treatment. This is why AIM institute was developed and hopefully the same outcomes will be achieved by graduates who have a desire to combine their knowledge of medicine with the tenants of healing found in Chinese Medicine and Nursing.