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Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity with Paul Bergner

When:November 25 - 26, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

This seminar will describe current scientific concepts of digestion, immunity, and autoimmunity to explain the “dotted line” connecting an immunological response in the gut to various systemic manifestations of disease. You will learn assessment methods, with an emphasis on interview and observational skills rather than on questionable laboratory antibody testing. A complete review of lifestyle factors, nutrition, herbal materia medica and formulation strategies to support the body’s healing of inflammation and the Leaky Gut Syndrome is included. This seminar prepares you with the complete skill set to assess and coach a patient (or yourself) through removal of an offending food. The course material was developed over a period of more than twenty years, and delivered in various formats to hundreds of intermediate-to-advanced students of herbalism, nutrition, and naturopathic medicine as part of pre-clinical training. Foods in the diet which evoke an immunological inflammatory response are nearly universal in modern chronic disease, and removal of the food antigens can in many cases allow symptoms of even some serious diseases to simply fall away. Case studies presented will include congestive heart failure, panic disorder, systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis, severe eczema, systemic lymphadenopathy, and a dozen more, which were resolved or greatly improved with removal and strict avoidance of an offending food. Learn methods that successfully help many clients with serious chronic illnesses such as autoimmune conditions, neurological problems, cardiovascular inflammation, kidney failure, mental disorders, and more Learn the basic science of how nutrients affect inflammation and tissue integrity Learn the “dotted line” between inflammation in the gastrointestinal system and the overall system, and the exact immune components and mechanisms which are responsible for the escalation of gut inflammation to systemic inflammation Learn interview techniques and assessment methods to evaluate a client for food intolerance Learn the unreliability of the common lab tests for food intolerance Learn how to coach a patient through elimination and re-challenge of suspected offending foods Learn a complete Materia Medica of anti-inflammatory herbs Learn a Materia Medica and formulation strategy for healing the “leaky gut syndrome” with herbs and dietary factors that reduce systemic inflammation Course Instructor Paul Bergner is Director of the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Portland, Oregon. He has studied and practiced natural medicine, medical herbalism, and nutrition since 1973. He has supervised residents in teaching clinics for medical herbalism and clinical nutrition continuously since 1996, mentoring more than 250 clinical graduates, and has published and edited the Medical Herbalism journal since 1989. He has authored seven books on medical herbalism, clinical nutrition, ethnobotany, and naturopathic medicine. Combining information from both nutritional anthropology and biomedicine, he developed a successful protocol for treating insulin resistance between 1997 and 1999, and has been utilizing and teaching the protocol to residents in his teaching clinics since that time. He has lectured on this topic at professional conferences nationally and internationally since 2000.

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Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture with David Bomzon and Avi Amir

When:December 2 - 3, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is named after the Japanese physician, Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, who developed this acupuncture system in 1973. Since its introduction, YNSA has advanced with the discovery of additional acupuncture points, which are mainly located on the scalp. YNSA is used to treat neurological conditions, and is both effective and immediate in stroke patients with pain and/or restricted mobility. As a result, the use of YNSA has increased and has become the most frequently used form of acupuncture. YNSA comprises basic acupuncture points (somatopes) mainly on the scalp, as well as on other body regions. In addition to providing symptomatic relief, YNSA can sometimes be curative therapy. The duration of the workshop is two days, 8 hours a day. The workshop is an active learning workshop during which the participants will learn the basic acupuncture points, which were first described by Yamamoto and which are currently used to effectively treat a wide range of neurological and orthopedic conditions. The workshop will cover the following: Introduction – Who is Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto and the background of the discovery of YNSA Learning the location and function of the basic points, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H Learning Ypsilon points, cranial nerves points Neck and elbow diagnoses I,J,K somatopes Tinnitus and master key points Learning when and how to apply YNSA Demonstration of YNSA treatment Testimonial “…We would like to highly recommend David Bomzon and Avi Amir seminar on the subject of YNSA – Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture. We’ve been organizing seminars of Chinese Medicine since 2014, and we’ve encountered different methods and teachers during this time…One thing we can say about YNSA, is that it’s one of the most practical methods we’ve brought and discovered, from my own personal perspective, it changed our whole process of treatment. Since, not only ourselves, but every other practitioner that we know who’ve learned YNSA, this is the 1st approach we would use on every single patient to see results and changes with the patient. It’s very systematic method and very easy to approach, understand and apply by ourselves right after. The patients themselves are also very surprised by the way these needles are very shallow in the scalp, and they feel the difference right away. As for David and Avi, it is very rare to meet these types of special teachers these days, who are willing to give so much to their students, and try to pass the knowledge sincerely and humbly. They are both with vast practical experience since they are treating around 100-150 patients a week. David as well is doing a full research utilizing YNSA in the rehabilitation centre at the hospital Bnei Zion…They have been in Portugal 2 times already, and in June they will come again, their class is always full and one of those classes that everyone is satisfied by the end. We hope that if you have the chance to learn from David and Avi, you would not miss the chance, it’s one of those moments that will clearly change your clinical results and have a great new tool to use.” – Amir Mekaiten, MLA – Medicina Do Leste Asiático Course Instructors David Bomzon is a therapist and lecturer specializing in classical Chinese medicine and the YNSA scalp acupuncture method. David is the founder of the Pnima Center in Haifa, Israel. This center is devoted to the practice of complementary medicine in an integrative manner, in which patients are encouraged to supplement the benefits of conventional medicine with complementary treatments. Since its establishment in 2007 , the center has become the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. David teaches rehabilitative Chinese medicine and is a senior lecturer at the Reidman College for complementary and integrative medicine, which is an established college for Chinese and complementary medicine in Israel. He is considered a leading authority on Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA), and is regularly invited to lecture on this topic at professional gatherings and conferences. He is involved in clinical Research examining the benefits of YNSA scalp acupuncture for neurological rehabilitation. David Bomzon believes that the body has an immense capacity to heal itself, and that his job as a therapist is to remind the body how to do this. Throughout his career as a therapist, lecturer and mentor, David has pushed for the integral combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine and scalp acupuncture. Today he is one of the leading therapists in Israel specializing in rehabilitative and integrative acupuncture. Avi Amir is a therapist specializing in Chinese medicine and medical massage therapy. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic problems and pain. Avi Amir also practices YNSA acupuncture, which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, founder of this technique. Avi maintains regular contact with Dr. Yamamoto, through which he remains updated on developments in the field. Avi is co-founder of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture, and is an active managing partner of the community clinic at the Pnima Center, the leading center for Chinese medicine in Haifa, and the leading center for teaching YNSA in Israel. At Pnima, Avi treats over 150 patients a week using Chinese medicine and medical massage techniques. He also uses his vast experience with YNSA as well his teaching skills to enrich the skills of other therapists and health care professionals with knowledge on this unique method. Avi recently established a unique support center at Pnima, which provides professional enrichment, as well as professional guidance to new graduates in the field of complementary medicine. The center is the first of its kind in Israel, and helps individuals interested in doing so to combine scalp acupuncture into their practice. Avi Amir believes that YNSA acupuncture is an inseparable part of his clinical paradigm and of his life. He is glad to have been given to opportunity to broaden the toolbox of other therapists and health care providers by teaching them this unique method, and by passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained. He feels this is the best way to ensure that a maximal number of patients benefit from this treatment method.

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Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis with Margi Flint

When:December 2 - 3, 2017

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Learn to read the face, nails, tongue and body to understand indications of lines, blemishes, marks and colours. Understanding the cues of the organ/body correspondences is a precious gift (and a curse). Indications of hot, cold, damp dry and wind conditions can easily be read once you train your eyes to see. Margi Flint shares the knowledge learned from her teachers and clients over the past three decades. Topics include: – Facial signs: lines and markings of the tongue, ears, eyes, mouth and nose and their organ/body correspondences. – Nail signs. – Significance of tissue color in diagnosis. – Signs of hot, cold, damp and dry conditions. – Elimination analysis by stool and urine appearance. – Discussion of herbs for organ systems. – Use of pulse analysis when selecting remedies. The weekend will be spent partly in lecture and partly in looking at the face, tongue and nails of participants as well as pulse-testing for confirmation of herbs. Each day concludes with a plant meditation. Course Instructor Margi Flint owns and operates EarthSong Herbals, a busy family practice and herb school in Marblehead, Massachusetts. For over thirty years she has worked as a labour coach, polarity therapist, and herbalist. She has been Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where she taught a four-week rotation in clinical herbal medicine for Fourth Year Medical Students and practitioners at Union Hospital and her clinic in Marblehead, Massachusetts. She continues to teach Herbal Pharmacology at North Shore Community College, and for The Masters of Applied Natural Products course at Massachusetts College of Pharmacology. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and serves as an Herbal Mentor for those who aspire to professional membership in the organization. She oversees two Practitioners Circles, one at her clinic in Marblehead and one in Newport Rhode Island.

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Aromatherapy Workshop - Blending Essential Oils

When:December 4, 2017

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Phone:604-323-5322 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Do you love essential oils but not quite sure how to use them?

Aromatic blending for the sheer pleasure of the aroma is a combination of creativity and science. With careful consideration of the oils properties and reactions, blends can also be created for therapeutic purposes.

Join Lynne Edel, a holistic aromatherapy practitioner and Langara College instructor who has experienced first-hand the powerful healing effects of aromatherapy and loves sharing her knowledge with others.

In this workshop learn how to create effective, safe therapeutic blends that smell great! Students will be introduced to blending principles and dilution rates, and will have the opportunity to create a blend to take home with them.

Workshop fee is $28, which includes a take home sample.

Call 604.323.5322 to register.

Read more about Lynne Edel here: https://langara.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/aromatherapy/instructors.html

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Women’s Health Treatment Protocols & Diagnostics with Cycle Charting and Lab Analysis with Bev Maya and Krista Poulton

When:January 13 - 14, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Day 1: Menstrual Cycle Tracking and Laboratory Analysis for Reproductive Pathologies Day 1 will focus on analysis of reproductive pathologies with Krista, assessment of Menstrual Cycle Tracking, and Bev’s Laboratory Analysis. Krista will be introducing menstrual cycle charting, a tool for practitioners to assess reproductive pathologies with their patients and manage these conditions. This class will introduce menstrual and ovulation cycle charting with tracking basal body temperature, cervical changes and cervical mucous, offering women empowerment with their bodies and their reproductive health. Within the menstrual cycle chart, we will be able to identify follicular and luteal phase pathologies including progesterone deficiency leading to recurrent miscarriages, anovulatory cycles leading to infertility or PCOS and estrogen dominance leading to fibroids, and endometriosis. Anatomy and pathology will be covered for each condition, outlining the prevalence and the key identifying features for differential diagnosis. We will also discuss transitions in a women’s life with puberty, fertile years and perimenopause/menopause. Bev will be discussing diagnostic tests for reproductive pathologies including the analysis of blood, urine, saliva, hair and stool. Bev will draw on her experience with a variety of diagnostic tools to provide you with a step-by-step guide to the types of tests that are available to herbalists practicing in Canada, their advantages and disadvantages, when each test should be used, interpretation of these tests, and specifically how each test will change your treatment protocols for your patient. Armed with these diagnostic tools, the herbalist will improve their treatment outcomes, referral base and the confidence of their peers and clients. Day 2: Detailed Monographs on Hormone-based Herbs, Treatment Protocols and Case Studies for Reproductive Pathologies including Endometriosis, Fibroids, PCOS, Amenorrhea, and Infertility. This day will focus on herbal, supplemental and nutritional/lifestyle treatment protocols for common reproductive pathologies such as post-birth control pill, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMDD, PCOS (including assessment of hormonal acne), fibroids, endometriosis and infertility. We will also discuss herbal protocols for transitions in a women’s life with puberty, fertility years and perimenopause/menopause. Krista will be covering in detail monographs on hormonal-based herbs with specifics on how these herbs are affecting the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis, the hormonal implications and indications for use. Hormonal-based herbs that will be covered will consist of Vitex agnus-castus, Dioscorea villosa, Cimicifuga racemosa, Paeonia lactiflora, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Tribulus terrestris, Angelica sinensis (not a hormonal influencing herbs but has indications for use), and Asparagus racemosa. Bev will be discussing clinical applications of Laboratory testing with interpretation of results, and treatment protocols. She will provide a detailed description and discussion of the intricate endocrine connections between adrenals, thyroid and parathyroid and pancreas that profoundly effect the production of estrogen and progesterone. Clinical pearls for treatment specific to menopause will be discussed. So too will be the importance of the enteric nervous system in global neurotransmitter function including an outline of specific communications between the autonomic nervous system and endocrine system relevant during a woman’s reproductive years. Treatment protocols will be discussed through case studies from both Bev’s and Krista’s clinical practice outlining changes within the menstrual cycle chart and laboratory analysis. Course Instructor Bev Maya B.Sc. (Hon), D. Phyt., MNIMH, AHG Back in university, Bev earned a reputation as a tenacious inquisitive driven to make sense of nature through scientific endeavours. This reputation has withstood the test of time. Today, as a practicing Medical Herbalist and international speaker at medical conferences and colleges, Bev focuses on demystifying menopause for patients that don’t respond to traditional medicine. Bev’s unique background informs her deep investigative approach. Her science studies led her to work in fundamental research, pharmaceuticals, anaesthesia, oncology, urology, transplantation and neurology for twelve years before training as a Medical Herbalist and opening her own clinic. This unique blend of education and experience provided her with a rare ability to study the intricacies of our nervous, endocrine and digestive systems for physiological, emotional and spiritual root causes to medical concerns associated with the menopausal process, some of them deep seated and lifelong. Bev’s inquiring personality (encouraged by both parents being teachers) has lent itself to her style, as a generous and passionate speaker particularly adept at empowering her audience to deconstruct complex ideas into their simplest form and apply this learning in the context of their own medical practices. In addition to her work at Maya Natural Health, Bev also works in collaboration with several Medical Doctors specializing in wholistic solutions during midlife at Westcoast Women’s Centre for Hormone Health, Vancouver, BC. Krista Dawn Poulton, Medical Herbalist, RHT Krista is a Medical Herbalist in private practice in Fernwood Square in Victoria, BC. Krista balances her private practice as a faculty member at Pacific Rim College, teaching courses in herbal medicine and medicine making, along with supervising clinical training. Her mission with her practice is to teach women to love and adore their bodies, address societal norms of body awareness and educate ways to shift reproductive issues with the use of herbs, diet and supplements. Krista’s clinical practice focuses primarily on reproductive health from post-birth control care, fertility planning to infertility, endometriosis, fibroids and PCOS. She has a particular interest in reproductive and digestive health as a pinnacle of overall health in the system, and the connection to our current environment to a healthy next generation. Krista is passionate about medicine making and has a full dispensary created 95% from herbs she has grown or from tinctures she has made herself from either percolations or macerations. Education, medicine-making, and herb growing along with women’s health are strong passions for Krista. Krista has focused her continuing education within women’s health with herbal mentors such as Aviva Romm, as well as Fertility Symposiums and Women’s Health conferences. Krista had offered over the course of three years a popular women’s health workshop series titled “Moon Goddess – Women’s Knowledge of Menstruation and Ovulation” teaching over a 100 women about their menstrual cycles and how to incorporate Herbal Medicine to address common reproductive pathologies. Krista has spoken at the Kootenay Herb Conference in 2016 and the Vancouver Island Herb Gathering in 2017 on Menstrual Cycle Charting and Herbal Medicine. Krista maintains a professional membership with the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC (CHA of BC) and is actively involved with this organization as a member of the Board of Directors. She is also actively involved in the People’s Apothecary, a community Herbal Medicine garden located in Quadra Village. www.kristadawnpoulton.com

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Achieving Optimal Health Through Nourishing Traditional Diets

When:January 20 - 21, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Saturday Morning: ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH THROUGH NOURISHING TRADITIONAL DIETS Animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme-enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy. Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, explains why you need these foods too. Beginning with a presentation of Dr. Weston Price’s unforgettable photographs of healthy traditional peoples, Sally explains the underlying factors in a variety of traditional diets that conferred beauty, strength and complete freedom from disease on so-called primitive populations. Participants will learn about: Butter, the number one health food Vital role of high cholesterol foods Dangers of modern soy foods and soy infant formula The conspiracy to promote vegetable oils and hydrogenated fats Foods that help babies grow up smart and strong Old fashioned foods that give limitless energy and vibrant health The unfortunate consequences of modern farming methods Saturday Afternoon: A Campaign for Real Milk According to the FDA, raw milk is inherently dangerous and should not be consumed by anyone, especially children, at any time or for any reason. Nothing could be further from the truth. Raw milk is inherently safe and the perfect food for almost everyone — especially growing children! The Oiling of America How the false cholesterol theory caused Americans to abandon traditional whole foods and created an epidemic of chronic disease. Participants will learn about: The history of the diet-heart theory of heart disease Fraud and manipulation in medical research The vital role of cholesterol in human health Other theories of heart disease Sunday Morning: How to Change Your Diet for the Better A step-by-step plan to put nourishing traditional foods — foods that your family will actually eat — back into your diet including easy breakfast cereals, soups, snack foods, high enzyme condiments and soft drinks that are actually good for you! Sunday Afternoon: Healthy Pregnancy A healthy pregnancy requires a nutrient-dense diet, avoidance of all drugs and medical interventions, and a bit of pampering. Special emphasis on the dangers of ultra-sound and pre-natal vaccinations. Strategies for Healthy Eating for those who like to cook and those who never cook Even if you don’t like to cook, you can still eat a healthy diet; and if you do like to cook, you’ll find it much more fun when you use the principles of nourishing traditional diets! Course Instructor Sally Fallon Morell is founding president of The Weston A. Price Foundation (westonaprice.org), a non-profit nutrition education foundation dedicated to returning nutrient-dense food to American tables. She is also the founder of A Campaign for Real Milk (realmilk.com), which has as its goal universal access to clean raw milk from pasture-fed animals. She is the author of the best-selling cookbook Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD); The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD); Nourishing Broth (with Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN); and Nourishing Fats. Visit her blog at nourishingtraditions.com.

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NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg (Session 1 of 8)

When:January 26 - 28, 2018

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Phone:1-413-256-5949 Email:[javascript protected email address]

NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg: learn to confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice, regardless of what other modalities you use. The New England School of Homeopathy is the longest continuous training program of classical homeopathy in the US and is thrilled to be offering our 8 Weekend Course in Vancouver, BC Canada starting January 2018 through May 2019. Class meets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday every other month. www.nesh.com/vancouver Session 1: January 26-28, 2018 Session 2: March 9-11, 2018 Session 3: May 4-6, 2018 Session 4: September 21-23, 2018 Session 5: October 26-28, 2018 Session 6: January 2019, to be determined Session 7: March 2019, to be determined Session 8: May 2019, to be determined A concurrent 8 Weekend Course will also be offered in Portland, OR either the weekend before or after each session listed above. For more details see: www.nesh.com/portland Paul Herscu ND, MPH and Amy Rothenberg ND, well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, are both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) and have taught the art and science of homeopathy to 1000’s of practitioners in the US & abroad for going on 30 years. They emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments, which informs all aspects of practice. It is a tool that enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. Take this course if you want to nourish your love & passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. Homeopathic remedies are taught in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of symptoms. You’ll learn a streamlined approach to case taking & analysis to bring efficacy & time-efficiency into your prescribing. This course is designed for experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. Contact us for more details: www.nesh.com/contact Read what others have said: www.nesh.com/testimonials

Contact: Kim McGuire

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Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 1) with Chanchal Cabrera

When:January 27 - 28, 2018

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Phone:2504832119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information A 2-day intensive on the biochemistry and the energetics, prevention and treatment of cancer. Designed for advanced students and health professionals wishing to deepen their understanding of the biomechanics of cancer and allopathic and holistic treatment protocols. This course covers: What cancer is, how it starts, how it progresses, what goes wrong and what can be done to counteract the aberrant cell behaviours How to read blood work, what other ways of testing are open to herbalists and how to assess the cancer patient. Cancer prevention and immune building protocols Why the liver is so important and how to support it How hormones can influence cancer Why blood sugar matters so much Day 1 Understanding the biomechanics of cancer – pathophysiology, disease initiation and progression. Stress, Liver and the Immune system in cancer – materia medica for building the foundation (adaptogens, alteratives and immune tonics). Day 2 Individualizing the protocols – treatment planning: tests and assessments, stabilizing DNA, modulating growth factors, anti-angiogenesis, strengthening connective tissue, normalizing hormones. Course Instructor Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book ‘Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing’ published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband farm 7 acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years. Course Dates Saturday and Sunday, January 27-28, 2018, 9:00am-6:00pm Course Tuition Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until December 1) Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until December 1) PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until December 1) *PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop. Course Registration To register, please follow the registration link : https://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/event/collaborative-oncology-a-phytotherapy-perspective/

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Healing Autoimmune and Chronic Illness with Self-experimentation Methods with Petra Chambers-Sinclair

When:February 3 - 4, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Universal solutions to complex health problems often have limited effectiveness because we each have unique histories, genetic profiles, environments, patterns of responding and health goals. N=1 refers to an experiment with one participant. N=1 experimentation is useful for people with complex chronic health conditions, as well as for ‘optimizers’ who are committed to the pursuit of peak performance and peak experience. In this 2-day workshop, we start by looking at health change from a complex systems perspective. Then we will learn about the forms of n=1 experimentation (including formative, summative and developmental approaches), and which to use in different circumstances. We will take an in-depth look at each stage of the n=1 process, with an emphasis on risk management, experiment design, measurement and analysis. We will consider n=1 for optimization as well as for healing. To conclude, we devote half a day to learning about using n=1 experimentation in professional practice. Course Instructor Petra Chambers-Sinclair, MA, has 25 years of research, evaluation and measurement experience in organizational settings. Ten years ago she began applying these skills to the challenge of improving health for individuals when her husband became almost completely disabled by autoimmune disease. Using her background in research and systems analysis, and his knowledge of continuous quality improvement from the aerospace industry, they created an approach that focuses on systematic experimentation using real-time data, which Petra further developed as a comprehensive method of personalized experimentation for healing and optimization. Using n=1 methods, Petra has expanded her definition of health and found an unexpected capacity for frequent peak experience and a state of ‘flow’. She has since devoted herself to teaching others about n=1 methods full-time. Visit her website at https://biohacku.com/.

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Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 2) with Chanchal Cabrera

When:February 3 - 4, 2018

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Phone:2504832119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Building on the depth and detail of level one, this two-day intensive will give practical guidelines and protocols for managing cases. Why surgery is not always recommended Specific tests for specific cancers and specific drugs and herbs Coping with chemo The value of intermittent fasting How to delay and reduce Cachexia Topical treatments for skin cancer, radiation burns, pain and more Materia Medica for cancer – the cyto-toxic herbs Day 1 Surgery, chemo, radiation – managing the treatments Cachexia – managing anabolic / catabolic balance Topical treatments – salves, sprays, lotions and more Day 2 Materia Medica for Cancer – Treatment Planning and the Cytotoxic Herbs: Artemisia annua, Podophylum peltatum, Taxus brevifolia, Asimina triloba, Camptotheca acuminate, Phytolacca sp., Chelidonium majus, Thuja occidentalis, Thuja plicata Course Instructor Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, Chanchal has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer. Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition and health. Chanchal is the author of the book ‘Fibromyalgia – A Journey Toward Healing’ published by Contemporary Books. She is a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband farm 7 acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a Fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years. Course Dates Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018, 9:00am-6:00pm Course Tuition Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until December 1) Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until December 1) PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until December 1) *PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop. Course Prerequisite Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 1) Course Registration To register, please follow the registration link : https://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/event/collaborative-oncology-a-phytotherapy-perspective-level-2/

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NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg (Session 2 of 8)

When:March 9 - 11, 2018

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Phone:1-413-256-5949 Email:[javascript protected email address]

NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg: learn to confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice, regardless of what other modalities you use. The New England School of Homeopathy is the longest continuous training program of classical homeopathy in the US and is thrilled to be offering our 8 Weekend Course in Vancouver, BC Canada starting January 2018 through May 2019. Class meets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday every other month. www.nesh.com/vancouver Session 1: January 26-28, 2018 Session 2: March 9-11, 2018 Session 3: May 4-6, 2018 Session 4: September 21-23, 2018 Session 5: October 26-28, 2018 Session 6: January 2019, to be determined Session 7: March 2019, to be determined Session 8: May 2019, to be determined A concurrent 8 Weekend Course will also be offered in Portland, OR either the weekend before or after each session listed above. For more details see: www.nesh.com/portland Paul Herscu ND, MPH and Amy Rothenberg ND, well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, are both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) and have taught the art and science of homeopathy to 1000’s of practitioners in the US & abroad for going on 30 years. They emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments, which informs all aspects of practice. It is a tool that enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. Take this course if you want to nourish your love & passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. Homeopathic remedies are taught in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of symptoms. You’ll learn a streamlined approach to case taking & analysis to bring efficacy & time-efficiency into your prescribing. This course is designed for experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. Contact us for more details: www.nesh.com/contact Read what others have said: www.nesh.com/testimonials

Contact: Kim McGuire

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The Lorna Hancock Tribute Dinner

When:March 16, 2018

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Phone:604-435-0512 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Join us in celebration of a beloved pioneer who has dedicated much of her life to natural heatlh awareness and health freedom for all.  Health Action Network Society (HANS) exists because of Lorna's deep commitment to the protection and support of natural health practices and informed consent.

Tickets: $125 Each - Tables of Eight: $875 ($125 savings)

Tickets available through Eventbrite or by calling HANS at 604-435-0512

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Building Plant Relations with Yarrow Willard

When:March 17 - 18, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information In this 2-day intensive, Herbalist Yarrow Willard will dive deep into the world of communication and relationship building with plants and the natural world. Often in the education process, there is much learning of theoretical information and practical skills, but a lack of development in an internal language of listening directly to what our sensory perceptions are telling us. When we start to hone these skills, we build more confidence and trust in ourselves as practitioners, healers and caretakers of our community and the planet we live on. This class will be a mix of experiential practices, ancient wisdom teachings, new-edge science, medicine crafting and sensory perception awakening. Yarrow will weave together a variety of concepts and practices that bridge our understanding of how to build and strengthen healthy living systems and relationships within ourselves and plant communities. Day One – Understanding plant families and communities – Energetics of plant parts – Plant Communication channels – Communication within Bacteria, Fungi and other organisms – Collaboration vs. Competition conversation in Nature – Sensory perception Channels – Blind Plant tasting, smelling, feeling and sampling with tinctures, powders and dried plants – Fox Walk and Eagle Eyes, Plant Sit with after class Homework practice Day Two – Fractal Mapping Systems and Energetic Patterns (Unraveling the codes found in overlapping wholistic diagnostic systems) – Natures Rhythms and Seasonal Attunement – Understanding Health, Disease, Flow and Stagnation – Wild Foraging Ethics for sustainability and working with the vibrational aspects of Medicine Crafting – Blind Plant blending experiment – Plant Medicine Crafting best practices with Q&A and samples Course Instructor Yarrow Willard is a Clinical/Master Herbalist and co-visionary of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. Raised by herbalist parents, he has been immersed in the world of plant medicine since before he was born and is continually updating his knowledge with the growing edge science of reclaiming wellness. Yarrow shares health empowering practices and teachings through advanced nutrition and cultivating a deeper connection with the natural world.

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A Journey around the Medicine Wheel with Dr. Tiffany Freeman

When:March 24 - 25, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Join in an experiential learning weekend which will introduce the four directions and its related medicines. Learn how the Medicine Wheel influences our daily lives and how we can deepen our connection to create better harmony. We will explore the teachings of the four directions, journeying, Indigenous healing, animal medicines, allies and learn while sharing through traditional story telling. The teachings are held in a healing circle format and participation is a part of the circle teachings. Through right of honour passed down from my Cree Elder I am grateful to share theses stories and teachings of the Medicine Wheel. Join us as we walk through the 4 directions, discuss the meanings of each of these, their related medicines and how they relate to health, healing, and our daily lives. Course Details: Participants are asked to bring a cushion or blanket to sit upon, wear comfortable clothes, bring a pen and paper for note taking (no audio recorders or video). Chairs are available to those who need them. Each offering of the Medicine Wheel is different depending on the participants and what transpires, but the foundational teachings are the same. We will be sharing with one another in the circle and may be practicing traditional healing techniques that are shared. A meditation/ journey will also be shared Course Instructor Dr. Tiffany Freeman is a Registered Acupuncturist, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, and a Registered Clinical Herbalist (American Herbalist Guild). Along with her clinical practice she is also an instructor, author and educator. She is the Co-founder/Director of the Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies in Calgary, Alberta, teaching a variety of courses in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Herbology, assessment techniques, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing curriculum, and Traditional Native teachings. Tiffany graduated from the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in 2004 with a diploma in Clinical Herbology. There she was grateful to have mentored under Dr. Terry Willard, Ph.D, and to be an instructor at the college from 2004 to 2011. In 2009 She obtained her Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine diploma from the Calgary College of TCM & Acupuncture and her Alberta Acupuncture Licensure. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild, the Alberta Association of TCM Doctors, and the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. Along with her professional endeavours, Tiffany has spent over 16 years mentoring in the ways of her culture, Traditional Native Healing, and ceremony with her Cree Elder and other traditional medicine teachers. In clinical practice, her passion lies in traditional medicine and therapies that connect us to a deeper healing. She is always learning and studying adjunctive therapies to better provide for her patients needs. Currently she is studying the art of Ortho-Bionomy. In the clinic, her primary focus is on Herbal preparations, Master Tung Ching Chang’s acupuncture and therapies, and Traditional Native Medicine. Tiffany incorporates her teachings and traditional values as a person of Cree First Nations descent with her studies and practice of Traditional Chinese and Western herbal medicine to create a truly wholistic healing experience for her patients. She is an educator, practitioner, mother of two, and an avid admirer of nature.

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An Introduction to Eating Disorder Prevention and Intervention with Tara Hope

When:April 7 - 8, 2018

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Phone:2504832119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Eating disorders are complex illnesses that most often require long-term, comprehensive treatment with a team of professionals specialising in the field. For individuals showing early signs of disordered eating (i.e., those on the low end of the spectrum), Holistic Nutritionists can play an important role in prevention efforts. Should they choose to advance their training in eating disorder intervention and care, Holistic Nutritionists can become an effective part of the collaborative team effort for clients at more advanced stages on the spectrum. The workshop provides participants an introduction to eating disorders, what they are, who they are most likely to effect, and how to effectively integrate prevention and intervention practices. A foundation will be laid for Holistic Nutritionists to develop the confidence, self-awareness, and tools to help clients on the eating disorder spectrum receive the care needed for successful outcomes. The importance of early intervention and prevention practices cannot be overstated. Both will be explored with the intention of learning how to integrate these approaches into participants’ prospective practices. The workshop has interactive components on Saturday and Sunday to facilitate learning and provide opportunities to practice via role playing with guidance and support of Tara. Plenty of opportunity will be given on both days for discussion and reflection in small groups and with the entire group. Individual self-reflection will also be part of the workshop. An Ask-It-Basket will be provided on both days and any questions brought forth will be addressed by Tara as time permits. On Sunday a Workshop Feedback Form will be provided. Workshop Objectives: Participants will: Expand their knowledge about the etiology and treatment of a range of eating disorders; Learn how to incorporate eating disorder screening tools at intake; Increase their ability to identify warning signs among clients that may be at risk of developing an eating disorder and/or those who may already be in the throes of a full-blown eating disorder; Identify when the needs of respective clients are beyond the scope of their practice; Develop a working knowledge of early intervention and prevention practices; Develop a plan of action with clear protocols when EDs are suspected; Gain confidence and personal awareness to incorporate these proactive, professional practices; and, Identify, uncover, and challenge any of their own disordered eating practices and/or beliefs. Course Instructor Tara Hope, MACP, RCC, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Certified Teacher. She holds a master of arts degree in counselling psychology and bachelors’ degrees in education and honours psychology, respectively. In addition to her experience as a professional eating disorder counsellor, she has over 20 years of experience working with people affected by disordered eating (compulsive eating, binge eating, food addiction, restricting, purging, body dysmorphia), assisting them in their recovery journey beginning with a mindful eating group in Nova Scotia in the early 1990s. Tara has developed and taught many courses in her career and facilitated large group workshops for eating disorder prevention and intervention on Vancouver Island and in Washington State. Accessible, affordable, and holistic mental health care is extremely important to her. Course Dates Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm Course Tuition Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until February 15) Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until February 15) PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until February 15) *PRC diploma students will receive 1 NU academic credit for this workshop. Course Registration To register, please follow the registration link : https://www.pacificrimcollege.com/workshops/event/an-introduction-to-eating-disorder-prevention-and-intervention/

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NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg (Session 3 of 8)

When:May 4 - 6, 2018

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Phone:1-413-256-5949 Email:[javascript protected email address]

NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg: learn to confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice, regardless of what other modalities you use. The New England School of Homeopathy is the longest continuous training program of classical homeopathy in the US and is thrilled to be offering our 8 Weekend Course in Vancouver, BC Canada starting January 2018 through May 2019. Class meets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday every other month. www.nesh.com/vancouver Session 1: January 26-28, 2018 Session 2: March 9-11, 2018 Session 3: May 4-6, 2018 Session 4: September 21-23, 2018 Session 5: October 26-28, 2018 Session 6: January 2019, to be determined Session 7: March 2019, to be determined Session 8: May 2019, to be determined A concurrent 8 Weekend Course will also be offered in Portland, OR either the weekend before or after each session listed above. For more details see: www.nesh.com/portland Paul Herscu ND, MPH and Amy Rothenberg ND, well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, are both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) and have taught the art and science of homeopathy to 1000’s of practitioners in the US & abroad for going on 30 years. They emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments, which informs all aspects of practice. It is a tool that enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. Take this course if you want to nourish your love & passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. Homeopathic remedies are taught in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of symptoms. You’ll learn a streamlined approach to case taking & analysis to bring efficacy & time-efficiency into your prescribing. This course is designed for experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. Contact us for more details: www.nesh.com/contact Read what others have said: www.nesh.com/testimonials

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Maternity Acupuncture: Clinical Realities with Dr. Debra Betts, May 5-6, 2018

When:May 5 - 6, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information A workshop using facilitated group discussion to problem solve through clinical scenarios. This workshop will use case history scenarios to explore clinical practice within an environment of group discussions. Several scenarios for each session will be used to illustrate the realities of clinical practice, red flags that require attention and Chinese medicine considerations. Following an opportunity for participants to problem solve within a small group, Debra will lead a feedback session, followed by a PowerPoint presenting treatment recommendations. Treatment rationales and point suggestions will be provided for each scenario based on her clinical practice and her work with acupuncture students and midwives. This presentation will be followed by a general discussion. It is expected that rather than one correct treatment approach, feedback from participants will illustrate a variety different approaches, providing a rich learning environment for both those experienced and those seeking to expand their practice into pregnancy care. It is also expected that the feedback generated will focus on clinical issues deemed relevant by participants. Debra will facilitate this discussion to ensure that there the focus remains on the safety and ethical aspects of providing acupuncture care during pregnancy and postpartum. Saturday Session one: Neasa and Hyperemesis Session two: Threatened miscarriage and bleeding in pregnancy Session three: Adverse outcomes including miscarriage, foetal demise and stillbirth Session four: Uncomplicated first trimester pregnancies with a complicated pre pregnancy history; ART, previous pregnancy complications, recurrent miscarriage Conculsion Sunday Session one: Back pain in pregnancy- the Cinderella of a pregnancy practice. Importance of promotion due to current physiotherapy and dry needling practices Session two: What separates birth preparation from induction of labour? Session three: Breech. Examining the impacts of dosage for moxibustion on BL 67, additional treatments to the use of BL 67 and dealing with the women who present with complications such as twin pregnancies. Session four: Postpartum recovery and breast feeding Conclusion Course Instructor Dr. Debra Betts, PhD, graduated from the London College of Acupuncture in 1989. With a practice based in women’s health in 1997 she commenced acupuncture courses for midwives in New Zealand. Debra is the author of The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth published in 2006 and now translated into German and French. Her PhD on the use of acupuncture in threatened miscarriage was completed through the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Debra is currently the Director of an online Master’s qualification in Chinese medicine for the New Zealand School Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also supervises a hospital maternity acupuncture clinic and lectures internationally on the use of maternity acupuncture.

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Doorways to the treatment of Pain: An integrated approach using Tui Na, Acupuncture and Ancillaries with Sarah Pritchard

When:May 26 - 27, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information In this 2-day workshop for acupuncturists, we will explore the emotional, spiritual, and constitutional causes of pain and hands-on practical approaches for treatment in clinic. I would like to take you on a journey of exploration through the channel sinews Jing Jin as conduits of Wei Qi and the instinctive unconscious, through the metaphors expressed as PFs (Wind, Damp, Cold and Heat) and through the roles of our constitution and guardian elements. When our Qi is abundant, expressed and flowing freely, then we are living in harmony with the Dao and all is well. Our Yang/Wei Qi meets the world and is able to flow with the events, encounters, and challenges that meet us, or that we create for spiritual growth. It is only when our Qi is obstructed that we begin to feel pain. Bi is painful obstruction syndrome! I hope to inspire you to look beyond the surface to the root of a patient’s pain and to create doorways for potential transformation. I would like to encourage you to integrate your hands with needles, moxa, gua sha, and cupping to disperse what is congested, open what is closed, unwind what is bound, and support what is empty. And to enable what is unconscious to move towards expression and out of pain. I’d also like to encourage you to develop your Yin style Tui na, which combines beautifully with acupuncture; needles can be retained while your hands are soothing, guiding, and spreading the Qi. I find it hugely important in practice with any chronic pain whether physical/emotional or both. So many people are living overextended lives creating a vicious circle of adrenal response that ultimately leads to pain. The Yin approach helps to nourish the root and settle this adrenal response, harmonising Fire and Water. The gentle focus of Shen and presence enables us to soothe, support, nourish, and ground our patients. In my experience it is fundamental to providing the opportunity for change, healing, and liberation. During this 2-day practical workshop, participants to experience the following: Acquire simple and effective ideas for integrating Tui Na, acupuncture, Moxibustion, gua sha and cupping for the treatment of pain Explore how emotions can interfere with the natural movement of Qi and learn methods for redirecting its flow. How to unwind, descend, open, disperse/spread, contain/centre, gather/fill Learn effective Tui Na methods incorporating moxa, gua sha and acupuncture to open the chest and diaphragm (Blood Mansion) to release obstructed emotion, and to engage the breath/Qi to flow Explore the PFs as metaphors in our lives. Wind as change, Damp as suppression, Cold as freezing/stopping/blocking, Heat as obstructed Wei Qi Learn methods for working with Bi Syndrome – how to Expel Wind, dry and resolve Dampness, scatter Cold and warm Yang, move obstructed Wei Qi and Blood Be introduced to the journey of the channel sinews, Jin Ji as conduits of Wei Qi. How our unconscious responses to the experiences of life shape their development, how we meet the world, what we hold on to and how potentially we develop pain Work with the key elements of the channel sinews (opening the Governing Vessel and Jing well points, unwinding the sinews, releasing bindings and Guos, Hui meeting areas and terminations in the face) Work with Yin style Tui Na for the treatment of chronic pain, e.g. fibromyalgia Be reminded of the importance of gun fa as a fundamental Tui Na technique in the treatment of pain Improve palpation skills, bodywork confidence and experience the importance of therapeutic touch Improve your needling techniques and sensitivity Course Instructor Sarah Pritchard was one of the first westerners to practice Tui Na in the UK and is known as an inspiring teacher and workshop leader. She originally trained to be an actor at RADA where she was introduced to Alexander Technique, Qi Gong, yoga and meditation as well as the performance and communication skills that have proved invaluable for teaching. Her Chinese Medicine studies began in 1992 with 3 years at The London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy. This was followed by training at the Nanjing University of TCM and clinical supervision at the Nanjing 2nd Affiliated Hospital of TCM with Dr. Wang Jian Min, head of the Tui na Department. She graduated as an acupuncturist from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Sarah is the author of 2 Tui Na books. Chinese Massage Manual originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and re-published with Healing Path publications in 2010 is the definitive introductory text on Tui Na Massage currently published in English. Her second book, Tui na – A Manual Of Chinese Massage Therapy, published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone in 2010 and re-published by Singing dragon in 2015 is a comprehensive handbook for the 21st century student and practitioner of Tui na working in the West. Both books are used as essential texts on Tui Na training courses in the UK, Europe and the USA. Sarah has over 16 years teaching experience. In 2001 she wrote and developed the professional Tui Na course for the LCTA London College of Traditional Acupuncture. She was course co-ordinator and senior lecturer until the college closed in November 2010. She has run courses, workshops and postgraduate seminars for the LCTA, the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) and the Florence Tui Na Congress. She is currently course creator and co-ordinator of the City College of Acupuncture Tui Na course. Sarah has been in private practice since 1994. She is the founder and Director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre established in May 2000. She also works from her home practice in Hackney East London. Sarah is the Chair and one of the founder members of the UKRTCM the UK Register of Tui na Chinese massage, dedicated to promoting the benefits of Tui na and developing standards of practise in the UK.

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Doorways to the treatment of Pain: An integrated approach using Tui Na, Acupuncture and Ancillaries with Sarah Pritchard

When:May 26 - 27, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information In this 2-day workshop for acupuncturists, we will explore the emotional, spiritual, and constitutional causes of pain and hands-on practical approaches for treatment in clinic. I would like to take you on a journey of exploration through the channel sinews Jing Jin as conduits of Wei Qi and the instinctive unconscious, through the metaphors expressed as PFs (Wind, Damp, Cold and Heat) and through the roles of our constitution and guardian elements. When our Qi is abundant, expressed and flowing freely, then we are living in harmony with the Dao and all is well. Our Yang/Wei Qi meets the world and is able to flow with the events, encounters, and challenges that meet us, or that we create for spiritual growth. It is only when our Qi is obstructed that we begin to feel pain. Bi is painful obstruction syndrome! I hope to inspire you to look beyond the surface to the root of a patient’s pain and to create doorways for potential transformation. I would like to encourage you to integrate your hands with needles, moxa, gua sha, and cupping to disperse what is congested, open what is closed, unwind what is bound, and support what is empty. And to enable what is unconscious to move towards expression and out of pain. I’d also like to encourage you to develop your Yin style Tui na, which combines beautifully with acupuncture; needles can be retained while your hands are soothing, guiding, and spreading the Qi. I find it hugely important in practice with any chronic pain whether physical/emotional or both. So many people are living overextended lives creating a vicious circle of adrenal response that ultimately leads to pain. The Yin approach helps to nourish the root and settle this adrenal response, harmonising Fire and Water. The gentle focus of Shen and presence enables us to soothe, support, nourish, and ground our patients. In my experience it is fundamental to providing the opportunity for change, healing, and liberation. During this 2-day practical workshop, participants to experience the following: Acquire simple and effective ideas for integrating Tui Na, acupuncture, Moxibustion, gua sha and cupping for the treatment of pain Explore how emotions can interfere with the natural movement of Qi and learn methods for redirecting its flow. How to unwind, descend, open, disperse/spread, contain/centre, gather/fill Learn effective Tui Na methods incorporating moxa, gua sha and acupuncture to open the chest and diaphragm (Blood Mansion) to release obstructed emotion, and to engage the breath/Qi to flow Explore the PFs as metaphors in our lives. Wind as change, Damp as suppression, Cold as freezing/stopping/blocking, Heat as obstructed Wei Qi Learn methods for working with Bi Syndrome – how to Expel Wind, dry and resolve Dampness, scatter Cold and warm Yang, move obstructed Wei Qi and Blood Be introduced to the journey of the channel sinews, Jin Ji as conduits of Wei Qi. How our unconscious responses to the experiences of life shape their development, how we meet the world, what we hold on to and how potentially we develop pain Work with the key elements of the channel sinews (opening the Governing Vessel and Jing well points, unwinding the sinews, releasing bindings and Guos, Hui meeting areas and terminations in the face) Work with Yin style Tui Na for the treatment of chronic pain, e.g. fibromyalgia Be reminded of the importance of gun fa as a fundamental Tui Na technique in the treatment of pain Improve palpation skills, bodywork confidence and experience the importance of therapeutic touch Improve your needling techniques and sensitivity Course Instructor Sarah Pritchard was one of the first westerners to practice Tui Na in the UK and is known as an inspiring teacher and workshop leader. She originally trained to be an actor at RADA where she was introduced to Alexander Technique, Qi Gong, yoga and meditation as well as the performance and communication skills that have proved invaluable for teaching. Her Chinese Medicine studies began in 1992 with 3 years at The London School of Chinese Clinical Massage Therapy. This was followed by training at the Nanjing University of TCM and clinical supervision at the Nanjing 2nd Affiliated Hospital of TCM with Dr. Wang Jian Min, head of the Tui na Department. She graduated as an acupuncturist from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. Sarah is the author of 2 Tui Na books. Chinese Massage Manual originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and re-published with Healing Path publications in 2010 is the definitive introductory text on Tui Na Massage currently published in English. Her second book, Tui na – A Manual Of Chinese Massage Therapy, published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone in 2010 and re-published by Singing dragon in 2015 is a comprehensive handbook for the 21st century student and practitioner of Tui na working in the West. Both books are used as essential texts on Tui Na training courses in the UK, Europe and the USA. Sarah has over 16 years teaching experience. In 2001 she wrote and developed the professional Tui Na course for the LCTA London College of Traditional Acupuncture. She was course co-ordinator and senior lecturer until the college closed in November 2010. She has run courses, workshops and postgraduate seminars for the LCTA, the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) and the Florence Tui Na Congress. She is currently course creator and co-ordinator of the City College of Acupuncture Tui Na course. Sarah has been in private practice since 1994. She is the founder and Director of Blackheath Complementary Health Centre established in May 2000. She also works from her home practice in Hackney East London. Sarah is the Chair and one of the founder members of the UKRTCM the UK Register of Tui na Chinese massage, dedicated to promoting the benefits of Tui na and developing standards of practise in the UK.

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NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg (Session 4 of 8)

When:September 21 - 23, 2018

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Phone:1-413-256-5949 Email:[javascript protected email address]

NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg: learn to confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice, regardless of what other modalities you use. The New England School of Homeopathy is the longest continuous training program of classical homeopathy in the US and is thrilled to be offering our 8 Weekend Course in Vancouver, BC Canada starting January 2018 through May 2019. Class meets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday every other month. www.nesh.com/vancouver Session 1: January 26-28, 2018 Session 2: March 9-11, 2018 Session 3: May 4-6, 2018 Session 4: September 21-23, 2018 Session 5: October 26-28, 2018 Session 6: January 2019, to be determined Session 7: March 2019, to be determined Session 8: May 2019, to be determined A concurrent 8 Weekend Course will also be offered in Portland, OR either the weekend before or after each session listed above. For more details see: www.nesh.com/portland Paul Herscu ND, MPH and Amy Rothenberg ND, well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, are both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) and have taught the art and science of homeopathy to 1000’s of practitioners in the US & abroad for going on 30 years. They emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments, which informs all aspects of practice. It is a tool that enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. Take this course if you want to nourish your love & passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. Homeopathic remedies are taught in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of symptoms. You’ll learn a streamlined approach to case taking & analysis to bring efficacy & time-efficiency into your prescribing. This course is designed for experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. Contact us for more details: www.nesh.com/contact Read what others have said: www.nesh.com/testimonials

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When:September 29 - 30, 2018

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Phone:250-483-2119 Email:[javascript protected email address]

Course Information Autoimmune diseases are listed as the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. That means it’s in our offices every day. The number of people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is increasing exponentially in the world today. Estimates are that anywhere from 3 to 7 out of every 10 new patients coming into your office are suffering with an autoimmune mechanism (whether it has progressed into an autoimmune pathology or not). The volume of information now of the underlying mechanisms that set the stage and contribute to the development of autoimmune disease is overwhelming. Without recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms triggering the presenting complaints, the Practitioner may be proverbially ‘chasing the tail’ of the pathology with temporary symptom relief. Workshop Objectives: Attendees will be able to identify 6 mechanisms by which food-related disorders may impact on the development of autoimmune disease Attendees will recognize the potential contribution of the microbiota on the development of autoimmune disease Attendees will learn the role of barrier integrity in the development of autoimmune disease with examples from the literature ranging from conjunctival tumors to Alzheimer’s Disease Attendees will learn the potential neurological impact of maternal IgG antibodies on offspring tissue development Attendees will learn the clinical applications of treatment protocols for food-related neurological disorders Course Instructor When it comes to getting healthy, Dr. Tom O’Bryan’s goal for you is ‘Making It Easy to Do the Right Thing’. As an internationally-recognized, admired and compassionate speaker focusing on food sensitivities, environmental toxins, and the development of autoimmune diseases, Dr. Tom’s audiences discover that it is through a clear understanding of how you got to where you are, that you and your doctor. can figure out what it will take to get you well. In November 2016, Dr. O’Bryan released Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You, an investigation into why our immune system, designed to protect us, begins attacking our own tissue (autoimmunity). Currently, over 500,000 people worldwide have watched the Docuseries www.betrayaldocumentary.com. Dr. O’Bryan is considered a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ for chronic disease and teaches that recognizing and addressing the underlying mechanisms that activate an immune response is the map to the highway towards better health. He holds teaching Faculty positions with the Institute for Functional Medicine and the National University of Health Sciences. He has trained and certified tens of thousands of practitioners around the world in advanced understanding of the impact of wheat sensitivity and the development of individual autoimmune diseases. He is the founder of www.theDr.com and the visionary behind ‘The Gluten Summit – A Grain of Truth’, bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on the gluten connection to diseases, disorders, and a wide-range of symptoms and ages. You can find this info at www.theglutensummit.com. His 2016 ground-breaking book, winner of the National Book Award and ranked #1 in several categories on Amazon.com, ‘The Autoimmune Fix’ outlines the step-by-step development of degenerative diseases and gives the tools to identify our dis-ease process years before the symptoms are obvious and how to turn your health around, one step at a time.

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NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg (Session 5 of 8)

When:October 26 - 28, 2018

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Phone:1-413-256-5949 Email:[javascript protected email address]

NESH 8 Weekend Homeopathy Course in Vancouver, BC with Drs. Paul Herscu & Amy Rothenberg: learn to confidently integrate homeopathy into your current or future practice, regardless of what other modalities you use. The New England School of Homeopathy is the longest continuous training program of classical homeopathy in the US and is thrilled to be offering our 8 Weekend Course in Vancouver, BC Canada starting January 2018 through May 2019. Class meets Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday every other month. www.nesh.com/vancouver Session 1: January 26-28, 2018 Session 2: March 9-11, 2018 Session 3: May 4-6, 2018 Session 4: September 21-23, 2018 Session 5: October 26-28, 2018 Session 6: January 2019, to be determined Session 7: March 2019, to be determined Session 8: May 2019, to be determined A concurrent 8 Weekend Course will also be offered in Portland, OR either the weekend before or after each session listed above. For more details see: www.nesh.com/portland Paul Herscu ND, MPH and Amy Rothenberg ND, well-known authors, lecturers and original thinkers in this field, are both 1986 graduates of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (now NUNM) and have taught the art and science of homeopathy to 1000’s of practitioners in the US & abroad for going on 30 years. They emphasize the Herscu method of Cycles and Segments, which informs all aspects of practice. It is a tool that enables us to focus case-taking and offers a practical way of organizing and analyzing information gathered. Take this course if you want to nourish your love & passion for homeopathy regardless of your current level of experience. Homeopathic remedies are taught in a concise, yet robust and clinically relevant way without the cumbersome memorization of long lists of symptoms. You’ll learn a streamlined approach to case taking & analysis to bring efficacy & time-efficiency into your prescribing. This course is designed for experienced homeopaths as well as beginners. Contact us for more details: www.nesh.com/contact Read what others have said: www.nesh.com/testimonials

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