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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 #6 Integrative Medicine and Course Summary

$1,700.00

Title:
Integrative Medicine and Course Summary

Description: Module 6 will continue Integrative therapeutics focusing primarily on the treatment of pain and mental health. In addition, there will be an introduction to Herbal theory and how it can be applied to an integrative practice. Note: Only a general overview of Chinese Herbs will be discussed so that students will have enough information to refer to a TCM practitioner who prescribes Chinese herbs. Practicum Module 6 is a clinical observation practicum of 100 hours with a preceptor.

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
Integrative Medicine and Chinese Philosophy – Live Module 5 & Online Module 5

Learning Outcome:
You will demonstrate competency to safely perform acupuncture and practice an Integrative Approach to Care using the tenants of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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

1. Summarize an integrative approach to treating chronic pain patients and mental health disorders using acupuncture and other adjunct therapies discussed in the course.
2. Illustrate a basic understanding of how herbal theory is different from western medicine and how to apply it to an integrative therapeutic approach to care.
3. Summarize the program.

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.