Approved for 1 CEU/PDA for NCCAOM and most states' recertification
Approved for CEU/PDA credit through the State of California
You already know how to use pattern identification as the basis for determining treatment. But do you understand how to use pathomechanisms to analyze and explain the changes that will occur in your patients over time? Because pattern diagnosis only provides you with a snapshot of the current state of your patientís illness, your ability to predict the progression of disease depends upon your knowledge of pathomechanisms. This class will give you an understanding of pathomechanisms that will allow you to better anticipate future complications and stay one step ahead of the disease that you are treating. With this knowledge you can effectively "prevent illness before it arises," the mark of the superior physician described in the Nei Jing.
About your instructor:
Eric Brand is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a fluent Chinese speaker with experience studying in mainland China and Taiwan, including an internship at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. He has participated in a number of projects related to Chinese medical translation and herbal research and has authored A Clinician's Guide to the Use of Granule Extracts and The Concise Chinese Materia Medica. Eric has a passion for Chinese herbal pharmacy and travels around the world to study with experts in the field of herbal authentication and quality discernment.