Approved for 15 CEUs/ PDAs by the NCCAOM and most states' recertifications
Approved for 15 CEU/PDA credits through the State of California
Approved for 15 Biomedicine credits by the State of Florida
As Acupuncturists' services are more and more frequently being integrated into mainstream medical treatment facilities, many practitioners have a serious need to understand more Western medical terminology, physical examination procedures, and diagnostic parameters. This course is one of four programs in Blue Poppy's Basics of Western Medicine for Acupuncturists Series. Courses included in this series are: Neurology for the TCM Practitioner, Infectious Diseases, Musculoskeletal Diseases and Women's Health: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Breast Disease and Infertility. These courses are designed to teach acupuncture practitioners the basics of Western medicine and "medispeak" for each of these specialties and they fulfill the NCCAOM biomedicine course requirements.
The course covers:
• Bacteria, viruses, fungi and the infectious process
• The bodies defenses against infection
• Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal therapy
• Eye, ear, nose and throat infections and influenza
• Pulmonary infections
• Cardiovascular infections
• Nervous system infections
• Infections of the GI tract, liver, pancreas, biliary tract
• Urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases
• Bone and joint infections
• HIV and AIDS
• Other infections: parasites, zoonitic infections, bioterrorism
• Blood diseases: anemias
• Blood diseases: white blood cell disorders, leulemias, myeloproliferative disorders, hemophilias
About Your Instructor:
Bruce Robinson was a board-certified surgeon. Graduating with high honors from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, he completed another five years of post-graduate internship and residency at the university and a research fellowship at St. Bartholomew's Medical College in London. During his 30-year medical and surgical practice, Bruce treated over 80,000 patients.
Now that he is no longer in practice, Bruce has dedicated his professional career to bridging the gap between Western medicine and Chinese medicine. He served as president and board chairman of Meridian Institute of Integrated Chinese Medicine, formerly located in Monterey, California. Bruce has been on several extensive trips to China and maintains close contacts there with medical universitites located in Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing. He serves on the board of directors of the National Board of Internal Medicine for Acupuncturists and the Acupuncture and Integrated Medicine College in Berkeley and is the medical advisor fo rthe Secara Herbal Corporation.