Amazing Spring Conference – thanks to remarkable contributions from members, board members, presenters, vendors, & staff. We have amazing synergy and momentum in this state. Thanks to all who took part!
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Ryan Powell – Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong - 1 PDA point
9:00 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks – Dr. Michael J. Gaeta, President, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Break-out Sessions - 2.0 PDA points
Eric Brand, LAc - Dao Di and the Sourcing of Medicinals
Beth Burch, ND - Menopause, Hormone Therapy and Osteoporosis
Handout – Menopause, Hormone Therapy & Osteoporosis OAAOM April 2013
Handout – Journal Abstracts on Antiresorptive Therapy
11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch / Business Meeting
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Break-out Sessions - 2.0 PDA Points
3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Break-out Sessions - 2.0 PDA Points
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Closing
Cosmic Orbit Qigong from the Mt. Emei Wu (Sage/Shaman Style) Qigong lineage
Ryan Powell will lead the Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong. Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong is a practice which opens the inner flows of Qi (energy) through the meridian system and supports and strengthens the flowing ‘waterways’ within us. Using energetic Mantras (sounds) along with gentle stretching movements, Mudras (hand positions) and visualization, the Orbit form is a powerful way to connect with the Universe and cultivate a state of Tien Ren He Yi (the union of human being with the Universe).
ICD-10: What You Need to Know
Have you heard about ICD-10? Are you dreading the impending “mandatory usage” of the new codes? Confused about all the information out there? Now’s your chance to get the straight scoop!
This class aims to provide a basic
introduction to many of the key issues in herbal pharmacy today, such as
Wild-crafted vs. cultivated products, as well as the current state of organic certification and
GAP cultivation in China
The concept of “dao di” medicinal materials- medicinal authenticity and the influence of
proper growing regions, harvesting methods, processing methods and how the Pacific NW fits
in as a region of herbal cultivation.
Challenges in trade, including endangered species and commonly misidentified herbs
Menopause, Hormone Therapy and Osteoporosis
Elizabeth “Beth” Burch, ND
- Review of physiology of menopause and western medicine approaches to treatment
- Understanding the risks and benefits of western medical options for menopause symptoms including phytoestrogens,hormone therapy dietary changes and nutritional supplements.
- Pathology of osteoporosis and western medicine diagnosis and treatment
“Why Bother With Research?”
Regina Dehen, LAc, ND
- Review of recent changes in Oregon Health Care policy brought about by clinical research activities at OCOM
- Review of the mandate of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and understand how to get involved there as a stakeholder.
- Discussion of the importance of case reports and case series in the medical literature.
- Review the benefits of research to patients, practitioners and the future of the acupuncture profession.