Saturday Morning General Session:
- Wu Wei Zi: Fruit for Peak Performance – Modern Discoveries with Subhuti Dharmananda
- Sleep: Ancient Teachings and Modern Research with Felice Dunas
- The Fantastic Three: Combining YNSA with Physical Therapy and Guided Imagery in Stroke Patients with David Bomzon & Avi Amir
October 27th, 2018
3 CEUs (NCCAOM and CAB approved)
CAB Category #1
Pacific Center for Lifelong Learning: CEP 100
Pacific Symposium General Sessions are typically comprised of three separate lectures, each of which is approved for 1 PDA/CEU by NCCAOM and CAB.
Wu Wei Zi: Fruit for Peak Performance – Modern Discoveries with Subhuti Dharmananda
9:00 AM to 9:50 AM Pacific Time
Wu Wei Zi, the dried fruit of the Schizandra vine, has a long history of use primarily as a treatment for lung disorders and as an astringent, but modern research has uncovered other applications that point to enhancement of mental and physical function. This presentation will explore the development of Wu Wei Zi arising from research efforts during the past 60 years and its new clinical applications.
Sleep: Ancient Teachings and Modern Research with Felice Dunas
9:55 AM to 10:45 AM Pacific Time
Sleep serves many purposes according to TCM. Yet modern science is discovering new facts that practitioners should know, some of which confirm what TCM has been espousing for generations. This class will merge TCM’s philosophical and physiological understanding of sleep with the newest research, emphasizing practical strategies for enhancing patient care. Dr. Dunas will address such questions as: What is the role of sleep? Why is it needed? How much is needed and how does it affect peak performance and recovery?
The Fantastic Three: Combining YNSA with Physical Therapy and Guided Imagery in Stroke Patients with David Bomzon & Avi Amir
11:15 AM to 12:05 PM Pacific Time
The current therapies for stroke patients are to provide repetitive stimulation to damaged neurons, and the extent of recovery is linked to the frequency of the stimulations. Over the years, our knowledge of brain structure, development, and function has dramatically increased. This new knowledge has led people to propose that new neuronal connections can be made in brain tissue which has been damaged by cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) or trauma. In this lecture, I am going to describe the combined use of three rehabilitative therapies for stroke patients, namely YNSA, physical therapy, and guided imagery and the outcome of this combined therapy in patients who have experienced a CVA or suffer from chronic pain.