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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 #3 TCM Theory and Techniques

$1,700.00

Title:
TCM Theory and Techniques

Description: Module 3 continues to expand on TCM theory and differential diagnostic and clinical skills. Reviewing the heart/small intestine, pericardium/san jiao channels and specific differential diagnosis associated with them. Testing specific points and proper needling techniques and review of microsystems. In addition, Module 3 will introduce the first of a series of Integrative therapeutic lectures that address specific diseases, starting with Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Genital and Urologic disorders.

The online module will review the power of the senses and how they are used to promote healing and facilitate treatment using the tenants of TCM.

Prerequisites:

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

TCM Diagnostic Skills and Techniques – Live Module 2 & Online Module 2

Learning Outcome:
You will demonstrate an understanding of TCM theory and apply various treatment techniques.

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

1. Demonstrate proper location of points and needling technique including treatment using microsystems
2. Describe TCM theory and how it is applied to specific diseases
3. Discuss and implement specific acupuncture point formula treatment plans

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.