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Community Acupuncture 101

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Feb
01

Community Acupuncture 101

Add to Calendar 02-01-2020 02-02-2020 About Acupuncture

In 2007 when Michael first opened his clinic, it was the first community acupuncture clinic in Canada affiliated with POCA (Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture), and the 18th such clinic in North America. Thirteen years later, there are now more than two hundred and fifty such clinics located throughout North America offering a combined total of nearly a million treatments a year. This clinic model offers tremendous value to the acupuncture profession as a whole and to our communities in terms of meeting valuable health care needs. This 2-day workshop will give you the opportunity to explore and understand the history and background of community acupuncture, why it’s such an effective service delivery model, and how to go about working within or starting your own community acupuncture clinic. We will also examine the unique clinical aspects of this model in terms of patient care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Day One: Fundamentals and Systems Day one will be a combination of lecture and Q&A that focuses on: History and Philosophy of Community Acupuncture CA Business Plans and Marketing Basic systems of Community Acupuncture (accessible, affordable, effective) Day Two: Clinical Practice Day two will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and practice that will focus on: Client centered acupuncture Effective and efficient intake Review of Channel Based Acupuncture Holding space, safety, patience confidentiality Developing effective treatment strategies Course Instructor Michael has accumulated more than 20 years of study and practice in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga Therapy, and Addictions, all of which inform his practice. He studied Acupuncture in San Francisco and Victoria and has been licensed to practice in B.C. since 2004. Michael has served on the faculty of both the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Pacific Rim College. He also served on the board of the Community Acupuncture Network (now POCA), and currently serves as a Western Canada representative for POCA, providing education and support for people interested in establishing Community Acupuncture clinics in their communities.

Pacific Rim College
  • Event Start Date: 02-01-2020
  • Event End Date: 02-02-2020
  • Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Event Duration:
  • Event Topic: About Acupuncture
  • Organization: Pacific Rim College
  • Instructor: Michael Lium-Hall

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In 2007 when Michael first opened his clinic, it was the first community acupuncture clinic in Canada affiliated with POCA (Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture), and the 18th such clinic in North America. Thirteen years later, there are now more than two hundred and fifty such clinics located throughout North America offering a combined total of nearly a million treatments a year. This clinic model offers tremendous value to the acupuncture profession as a whole and to our communities in terms of meeting valuable health care needs. This 2-day workshop will give you the opportunity to explore and understand the history and background of community acupuncture, why it’s such an effective service delivery model, and how to go about working within or starting your own community acupuncture clinic. We will also examine the unique clinical aspects of this model in terms of patient care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Day One: Fundamentals and Systems Day one will be a combination of lecture and Q&A that focuses on: History and Philosophy of Community Acupuncture CA Business Plans and Marketing Basic systems of Community Acupuncture (accessible, affordable, effective) Day Two: Clinical Practice Day two will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and practice that will focus on: Client centered acupuncture Effective and efficient intake Review of Channel Based Acupuncture Holding space, safety, patience confidentiality Developing effective treatment strategies Course Instructor Michael has accumulated more than 20 years of study and practice in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga Therapy, and Addictions, all of which inform his practice. He studied Acupuncture in San Francisco and Victoria and has been licensed to practice in B.C. since 2004. Michael has served on the faculty of both the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Pacific Rim College. He also served on the board of the Community Acupuncture Network (now POCA), and currently serves as a Western Canada representative for POCA, providing education and support for people interested in establishing Community Acupuncture clinics in their communities.

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