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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 #5 Integrative Medicine and Chinese Philosophy

$1,700.00

Title:
Integrative Medicine and Chinese Philosophy

Description:
Module 5 will continue Integrative therapeutics focusing primarily on the treatment of pain. Additional lectures will address specific diseases of the mind and sexual function.

The online module will review issues of legality, ethics, health care and risk management.

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine – Live Module 1 & Online Module 1
TCM Diagnostic Skills and Techniques – Live Module 2 & Online Module 2
TCM Theory and Techniques – Live Module 3 & Online Module 3
TCM Theory, Techniques and Philosophy – Live Module 4 & Online Module 4

Learning Outcome:
You will demonstrate an understanding of TCM theory as it applies to specific diseases, practice legalities and ethics, and associated risks of acupuncture therapy.

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

1. Describe TCM theory and how it is applied to specific diseases (chronic pain, mental health and sexual disorders)
2. Discuss and interpret issues of legality, ethics and risk associated with acupuncture therapy.
3. Review concepts of Integrative Medicine and develop a plan of how to implement it into your specific clinical specialty.

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.