Home / News / Doctorate Program November 8-11, 2019 & 16–CEU *NCCAOM Approved* Seminar for Acupuncture Professionals: An Integrative Approach to Neurological Conditions


This seminar provides TCM practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the approaches of Western medicine and Chinese medicine to four common neurological conditions. Headache, epilepsy, neuropathy and radiculopathy are considered from both a biochemical (Western) and bio-energetic (TCM) perspective, with detailed analysis of the structural, neurophysiological, and energetic causes of disease, as well as integrative management techniques for each condition. Dr. Jingduan Yang, a renowned neurologist and board-certified psychiatrist, has established a unique blend of traditional Chinese medicine with cutting-edge, evidence-based medicine. Using lectures and demonstrations, he integrates Western diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions with TCM energetic causes and acupuncture management of those conditions.  

Topics of Discussion:   

  • Structural, neurophysiological and biochemical causes of neurological diseases. 
  • TCM energetic causes and management of neurological diseases. 
  • The usefulness and limitations of diagnostic tools and processes of diagnostic formulation. 
  • Benefits and risks of modern medical treatment strategies. 
  • Development of a treatment strategy, treatment plan, and self-care options at both the biochemical and bio-energy (TCM) levels. 
  • Tips for effective communication with healthcare professionals who do not understand Chinese medicine. 
  • Managing patients with headaches, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, and radiculopathy. 

Jingduan Yang, MD, is a respected scholar, teacher and prominent practitioner of Chinese medicine, Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry. A fifth-generation teacher and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Dr. Yang was trained in neurology and psychiatry at the prestigious Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, and at the WHO Collaborative Center of Mental Health in Shanghai, China. He completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University; residency training in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia; and an Integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona, led by Dr. Andrew Weil. 

Dr. Yang is the founder and medical director of the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine, with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey; and is also the director of the Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Program at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine in Philadelphia. He has recently completed a textbook for medical professionals: The Clinical Acupuncture   and Ancient Chinese Medicine, soon to be published by Oxford University Press. 

In his clinical practice, Dr. Yang emphasizes a philosophy of integrating the emotional, the physical, the biochemical and the spiritual in order to improve the lives of his patients.

This 16-hour seminar represents a stand-alone portion of AAAOM’s entire DAOM program. 

Seminar Specifics:

Date: Saturday & Sunday November 9-10, 2019. 

Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break.

CEUs: Acupuncturists earn 16 CEUs (NCCAOM-approved).

Cost: $350. Only a limited number of seats are available to practitioners who are not enrolled in the DAOM program.

To Register: Please call 651-631-0204 ext. 1, or email tcmhealth@aol.com


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