Approved for 14 CEUs/PDAs for NCCAOM and most states’ recertification
Approved for 15 CEU/PDA credits through the State of California
As Bob Flaws travels around the United States teaching, students often ask him how to treat many different diseases with acupuncture. Since Chinese medicine as a system treats patterns and not diseases, Bob tries to help such students reframe their questions to fit this system of diagnosis and treatment. If you apply the methodology presented in this program, you’ll learn how to compose an acupuncture formula for any pattern of any disease—and will be able to apply these skills the very next day in the clinic.
This course covers:
Professional Chinese medicine’s step-by-step methodology
• The two types of diagnosis: patterns and diseases
• Special acupuncture protocols for complex pattern presentations
• The importance of treatment principles: Chinese medicine’s “Magic Funnel”
• The best theories for understanding and treating complicated patterns
• Keys for improving questioning skills
• How to discriminate complicated cases and multi-pattern conditions
• Why Western patients present with the combinations of patterns they do
The e-book Sticking to the Point: A Step-by-Step Approach to TCM Acupuncture by Bob Flaws and Honora Wolfe, comes with the class at no extra charge, access provided at our continuing education website bluepoppyceu.com.
Recommended reading (not required)
Golden Needle Wang Le-ting: A Twentieth Century Master’s Approach to Acupuncture translated by Shuai Xue-zhong, $24.95
Insights of a Senior Acupuncturist by Miriam Lee, $19.95
About your instructor:
Bob Flaws began his study of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 1977 and was in practice for 25 years before he devoted his energy to research, teaching, and writing on all aspects of Chinese medicine. Bob is a Fellow and past Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a founder, past president, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, and a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (UK). Today, Bob has retired from the field Chinese medicine entirely and now spends his time promoting English-speaking teachers of Tibetan Buddhism.