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Upcoming seminar


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Upcoming seminar


 

Jan 20 2019 Five Phase Medicine:

Philosophy, Paradigms and Praxis

-- Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc

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The overarching paradigm in Chinese traditional medicine integrates two complementary models: YinYang and WuXing (aka Five Phases). This course seeks to broaden an appreciation of the Five Phase model as a methodology for both enhancing the effectiveness of clinical practice, and for gaining a deeper understanding of human nature.

Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the conceptual history of the Five Phase model in Chinese traditional medicine

  2. Gain a deeper understanding of the principles, analytical methods and treatments that derive from the Five Phase model using case examples and self-analysis

  3. Acquire greater clinical skill in the application of Five Phase treatment strategies and techniques

  4. Gain deeper insight into human nature by learning to observe, recognize and experience the Five Phase Types (formative constitutional patterns) that organize the embodied, somatic and psychological development, in health and illness, of both practitioners and patients.

Instructor: Efrem Korngold, OMD, LAc

Efrem Korngold began the practice of acupuncture in 1973 as one of the early non-Asian acupuncturists in the United States. For 45 years, his contributions via writing, teaching and herbal formulations have helped to advance the education, practice and credibility of Chinese traditional medicine in America.

Efrem first taught the principles of Chinese medicine and acupuncture to a small class of University of California (UCSF) medical students in 1974. In 1979 he developed one of the first acupuncture curricula in the country for the San Francisco College of Acupuncture. Over the course of eight years, he trained a new generation of American acupuncturists.

In 1991, Efrem along with Harriet Beinfield, LAc, co-authored the best selling Between Heaven and Earth, A Guide to Chinese Medicine (Ballantine 1991), which has been translated into eight languages and found its way into more than 260,000 hands.

Efrem Korngold studied at the Kunming Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Institute in 1980, and the Shanghai College of TCM’s Shu Guang Hospital in 1984 where he  received advanced training in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. For three years during the 1990s, he was mentored by the renowned herbalist, Dr. Fang Feng, whose practice served patients in San Francisco and Oakland, California.  

Efrem Korngold has been in continuous practice at Chinese Medicine Works in San Francisco since 1974.

 

 
 
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Highland Hospital Integrative Medicine Residency Program


Highland Hospital Integrative Medicine Residency Program


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American Society of Chinese Medicine


Promoting Chinese Medicine Through Education

American Society of Chinese Medicine


Promoting Chinese Medicine Through Education

 

Our Mission statement

* Leading Chinese Medicine into the mainstream.


* Working to prevent insurance company discrimination, and to protect our profession's scope of practice.

* Promoting Chinese Medicine education by connecting Chinese Medicine teachers and practitioners through rewarding continuing education seminars.

* Bringing together Chinese and English Speaking practitioners

 
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Our Courses


Founded by industry experts, ASCMUS offers specialized Continuous Education Units to foster a deeper understanding of Chinese medicine

View Upcoming CEU

Our Courses


Founded by industry experts, ASCMUS offers specialized Continuous Education Units to foster a deeper understanding of Chinese medicine

View Upcoming CEU

ASCM Membership

 Many associations have been formed since Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture has been legalized in America almost half a century ago.  Often these associations are either Chinese speaking or English speaking.  ASCM strives to integrate the two cultures and provide an association where the two groups work together for the advancement of Acupuncture in the United States.

ASCM is two groups, a Chinese group and a English group that is covered by a board comprised from members of both groups.  The president of ASCM serves for two years and is elected from the Chinese speaking members for one term and then the English speaking members for the next term.

  

Membership Benefits:

1.MIEC Malpractice Insurance discount

2.Eligible to apply for Highland Hospital TCM Residency Program

3.Higher negotiated MediCaid reimbursement in Alameda County

4.Peer to peer assistance in practice management and case discussion (bring your questions to the upcoming CE class)

5.Bilingual CEUs, attend English Speaking or Chinese Speaking Seminars; 4-6 Seminars in each language per year. 

6.Active involvement in Chinese Medicine political action.  Your membership includes $100 for political action (not tax deductible).

7.Receive up to date information or news pertaining to Chinese Medicine Community.

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The Board


The Board


Rona Ma - President

Earned her M.D degree in 1981 at Qingdao Medical School, Shandong China and has been working as a licensed acupuncturist in CA since 1985. She is currently the Vice Chair of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies adversary committee. Her mission is to unite all Chinese Medicine practitioners and gather support among the public. She wants develop and promote Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture worldwide in order to better serve people.

Bina Jangda - Vice President (English Dept. Leader)

A licensed acupuncturist since 2008, Bina is passionate about advancing the field of acupuncture.  Currently she is the director at TCM Review Seminars, Inc and also runs a busy practice.  Her goal is to help strengthen the field of acupuncture by bring together practitioners of all backgrounds and cultures so that together they can provide exceptional healthcare for the public.

Juli Zhu - Vice President (Chinese Dept. Leader)

As a graduate of Traditional Chinese Medicine from China, I am passionate and excited to bring my experience to our new association with a vision to bring Chinese and American cultures closer, to work together  for the future growth and education and advancement for all of us now and particularly for our future associates.

 

Lillian Huang - Secretary General

She has worked as a licensed acupuncturist for 20 years and has been passionately serving the Chinese Medicine community through association activities ever since 1997.  She believes in not waiting for others to nurture and protect our profession, each and everyone of us should has the responsibility to do so.

 

Victoria Tuan - Political Action Committee

With 6 year experience as an officer in the Chinese Medicine Association Political Action Committee, I am passionate to work with everyone who is concerned with making Chinese Medicine one of the leading professions to our communities.