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Thursday Morning General Session:
- Diagnosing from Facial Colors
- Introduction to Peak Performance: Optimizing your Practice
- Introduction to Cannabis Medicine from a TCM and Genomics Perspective
Date and Time
Thursday, October 31, 2019
9:00 am – 12:05 pm Pacific Time
3 CEU/PDAs (CAB and NCCAOM pending)
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.
Diagnosing from Facial Colors with Lillian Pearl Bridges
Thursday, 10/31 at 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
The Chinese pictogram for color involves a radical for the face, implying that color on the face is important. In classical Chinese medicine, facial color was used extensively as part of the “looking” aspect of diagnosis. In this session, you will learn more about the diagnostic meanings of facial colors, and how the manifestation of these colors on specific parts of the face corresponds to the functioning of the internal organs. Bridges will also offer some recommended treatments for immediate use in the clinic.
Introduction to Peak Performance: Optimizing your Practice with Amy Albright
Thursday, 10/31 at 9:55 AM to 10:45 AM
Biohacking, an emergent area of healthcare, has been defined as the use of science and technology to change both the inner and outer environment to become the best version of self. In this course, we will discover the commonalities between TCM and biohacking, exploring questions such as:
- What if TCM is a form of biohacking?
- How are the philosophies and treatment principles of TCM and biohacking aligned?
- How might our TCM practices be enhanced by introducing treatments and metrics of biohacking?
- Will we provide evidence for the efficacy of our traditional treatments using these methods?
Biohacking has much to provide to us and our patients: our TCM practices can be enhanced by the introduction of biohacking treatments and metrics. Albright will introduce specific biohacking equipment and testing, teach us how to prescribe their usage via TCM theory to improve the efficacy of our treatments, and ultimately better resolve our patients’ health challenges. For example, we can increase the efficacy of our treatments for sleep disorders by combining the patient’s reported experience of sleep with data provided by a high-tech sleep data tracker. This additional information helps us to better modify our use of herbs, acupuncture, and other TCM modalities to bring the patient the results they seek. It also reassures the patients that they are making improvements and keeps them engaged in their own care.
Introduction to Cannabis Medicine from a TCM and Genomics Perspective with Chad Conner
Thursday, 10/31 at 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM
On the cutting edge of Western science, medicine is being personalized based on a patient’s genetic profile. In this brief but informative session, you’ll find out how this kind of work can be integrated into natural medicine and TCM, and how the resulting information can be used to personalize cannabis medicine to really make a difference in healing.