“Knowing by looking is shen.”
—— Yong Ming Li
“A skilled doctor can diagnose the problem by examining;
A good doctor can learn it by asking;
A better doctor can get it by listening;
The best doctor can see it by looking.”
Date: Saturday & Sunday May 18-19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1925 West County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113.
Dr. Yong Ming Li’s special course in TCM Dermatology should not be missed by any practitioner who wants to gain proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. Although skin conditions are generally the most visible of patient problems, they are often deep-seated and difficult to treat. While locating acupoints on patients’ bodies, acupuncturists have the opportunity to observe most types of skin lesions. Unfortunately, many acupuncturists choose to ignore the skin problems of their patients because they do not have sufficient dermatological training to feel confident in treating them. Malignant tumors, in particular, may be life-threatening if not diagnosed at an early stage.
In Dr. Li’s experience, the diversity of ethnic groups and lifestyles in the United States provide a wide range of skin diseases seen in clinical practice. If a TCM practitioner can master some basic skills of dermatological diagnosis and differentiation, it will be greatly beneficial to patients and practitioner alike. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas are known to be effective alternative options in the management of certain skin diseases and challenging cases. Every practitioner ought to make the effort to learn these TCM remedies in order to maximize his or her clinical services.
- View and discuss clinical photos of common skin disorders;
- Classification of commonly-seen skin diseases in the USA;
- Clinical features and diagnosis of malignant and benign skin tumors;
- Common inflammatory skin diseases and disorders which are well-managed by TCM therapies;
- TCM principles and acupuncture and herbal management for selected skin disorders;
- Case analysis and management demonstration.
Yong Ming Li, MD, PhD, L.Ac. is one of the foremost experts in the world in the area of TCM Dermatology. He is a licensed physician, board-certified pathologist, dermatopathologist, acupuncturist, and TCM herbalist. At Liaoning College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he was a student of TCM Master Yuqi Li. Dr. Yong Ming Li obtained a MS degree from Illinois State University, and a PhD degree in molecular immunology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed a residency in Pathology at North Shore University Hospital, and pursued a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Ackerman Academy-Columbia University. He has published over 100 papers and abstracts in journals (Nature Medicine, NEJM, PNAS) and for conferences. He has received multiple research awards, grants, and four US patents. Currently, Dr. Li is practicing skin pathology and acupuncture with herbs in New Jersey, and also serves as a member in several expert committees at NCCAM and NCI of the National Institutes of Health. His book, Acupuncture Journey to America, was recently published in China.
This 16-hour seminar represents a stand-alone portion of AAAOM’s entire DAOM program.