|Evidence Based Acupuncture Symposium 2018 - Day 2||immediately after purchase||until 06/22/2018 - 09:30|
Understanding the context of modern healthcare is crucial for operating successfully in modern medicine. The current healthcare climate is creating vast opportunities for the acupuncture profession to play a leading role in improving public health. In order to make the largest positive impact, participants will learn the key forces at play to skillfully navigate the modern healthcare landscape in order to confidently offer and expand their reach.
Goals and Objectives
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the current healthcare landscape and where acupuncture and Chinese medicine fit in
- Communicate clearly and effectively with medical colleagues outside of the acupuncture profession
- Will learn about scientific models that explain acupuncture practice in a way that’s consistent with our understanding of the medicine and understandable to medical colleagues
Course Descriptions & Objectives
Let’s Get Serious – strategies for winning our place in modern healthcare
The aim of this session is to foster more coherent communication of our brand and to facilitate wider acceptance of professional acupuncture and Chinese medicine. On completion, participants will have gained insight into the cognitive aspects that underlie acceptance of a nascent profession, aspects that lie beyond current definitions of “evidence”. These include issues such as cognitive biases, understanding of belief change as well as evaluation and communication of our traditional explanatory models.
- why the issues are important for the survival of the tradition
- How can we justify traditional explanatory models in a world of biomedicine?
- Understanding the cognitive biases that inhibit our progress
- Understanding belief change and the role of clinicians in facilitating this
- Pro-active branding - Brand Us vs Brand ‘acupuncture’/CHM and the need for coherence and credibility
The Unfolding of the Vessel: Evolutionary Biology Perspectives on Human Growth and Development and the Blending of the Eastern and Western Systems.
David W. Miller, MD, LAc
Evolutionary Biology presents a phenomenal lens through which to understand the Chinese physiologic systems. While many concepts in Chinese theory appear to be esoteric and ungrounded in juxtaposition to current understandings of human physiology, shifting our focus to consider the systems in the evolutionary paradigm corrects this. The Chinese channel system and its basis in somatotopic mapping are well rooted in neurology, and this talk will frame the Chinese system in a way that allows the classic theory to blend with modern understandings. Our journey from single cell to fully formed adult is structured and predictable, and this talk will argue that the Chinese physiologic systems are invaluable in describing the complex structures that pass from generation to generation.
- Identify the key neurologic concepts that form the basis for somatotopic mapping
- Correlate the Chinese channel systems with concepts of somatotopic mapping
- Recognize the evolutionary persistence of systems presented
- Frame the Chinese systems in relation to Western neurologic concepts
- Appreciate the significance of posture as related to emotion and cognition
The Efficacy or Effectiveness of Acupuncture: Which Lens Offers Clarity?
Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
When researchers set out to design a trial and compare acupuncture with a “sham or placebo” needle, very often the trial results in no difference between groups. When acupuncture is compared to usual care or another treatment like physical therapy, for example, we may see acupuncture doing as well as or better than the comparative treatment. Why is this? In this interactive lecture, we will unpack the importance of the control arm and why the question of efficacy versus effectiveness is so important in understanding evidence-based acupuncture.
- Define how the research question frames a research trial from the outset
- Define and describe the sham paradox
- Compare and contrast efficacy versus effectiveness
Telomeres and your Jing: Secrets to Restoring Health, Fertility and Longevity
Katherine Anderson L.Ac, FABORM
Scientists have long known that telomeres influence our aging, but it wasn’t until the recent past that they came to understand why and how they can be activated. This lecture will explore the science behind how telomeres affect general health, fertility and aging and how we can influence that both positively and negatively. We will examine how acupuncture can be used to help regulate telomere activity and thereby increase one’s lifespan and overall health.
- Understand the science behind telomeres and their relationship to health, aging and reproduction.
- Understand the connection between telomeres and Yang Sheng
- Acquire knowledge about regulating telomeres to increase longevity and reproductive capacity with epigenetics and the power of Chinese medicine
- Integrate evidence-based practices into your clinic and your life to deliver better patient care and empower patients to improve their health