Advancing the profession andhonoring the tradition ofacupuncture and Oriental medicinein the state of Oregon

    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • OCOM

    Three part series introducing
    Visceral, Neural and Vascular Manipulation 
    Part III: Shao Yin/Tai Yang

    Palpate, Assess Restrictions, Mobilize, Optimize (PARMO) 

    A 4 hour Course designed for Asian Bodyworkers and Acupuncturists to better understand the Asian Medicine from information generated from our hands.

    Joanna Flores, L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M., Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM),Visceral 
    Manipulation Certified Therapist

    Joanna is a licensed practitioner of Oriental medicine, specializing in manual therapy and is the Co-owner of the multi-practitioner and multidiscipline clinic Groundspring Healing Center, Joanna has been a teacher assistant with the Barral Institute; West Palm Beach FL, from 2013-2017, where she assists with visceral and neural manipulation during lab portions.

     Introduction to Visceral, Neural,
    and Vascular Manipulation

    Course aims

    1. Increase acupuncturists’ understanding of TCM and 5 Element theories through palpation and identification of organ specific connective tissue, neural components, and vasculature.

    2. Course participants will increase palpation skills, and identify restricted ligaments, nerves and arteries.

    3. Apply TCM theory to palpation findings to further validate TCM theory. Structural assessments including gait, posture, joint range of motion will be performed.

    4. Demonstration of visceral, neural, and vascular manipulation on course participants with pre/post pulse diagnoses and posture analysis.

    5. Introduce resources for learning visceral manipulation, referral networks, and how to work with PT’s doing visceral/neural/vascular work.

    6. General guidelines to recognize problematic tissue: organ, neural, vascular, ligamentous

    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • OCOM

    Taking Your Practice to the Next Level with Moxibustion
    —a Two-Day Intensive 
    with Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc

    Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15
    12 CEUS

    STUDENT - $50
    1ST YEAR LAC - $100
    OAAOM MEMBER - $240
    NON MEMBER - $440 (includes OAAOM membership)

    In this two-day seminar participants will learn a variety of moxa techniques, most of which belong to what is called “direct moxibustion,” i.e., moxa done directly on the skin. The seminar will establish the rationale for including moxa in one’s practice and will teach the skills for doing so. Various ways of tonifying and dispersing will be taught. A particular focus will be on the use of the bamboo tube when performing moxa. This style of treatment was developed by Junji Mizutani, a modern master. Participants will learn to do “whole body treatments” as developed by Sawada Ken and refined by Junji Mizutani. 

    Teaching Methods
    This class offers largely a hands-on focus with minimal lecture to set context andrationale. The work at tables will be a combination of groups of 2 and 3. Participants will learn various moxa techniques in the hope that some of them will stick and find a way into their practices.


    This seminar is dual fundraiser with proceeds to be split between Moxafrica and the OAAOM

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    About the Instructor

    Bob Quinn is a full-time Associate Professor at NUNM.
    Since 1999 he has been focused on the gentle techniques of Japanese acu-moxa. He regularly teaches moxa techniques at NUNM but has also presented this topic in Kentucky.

    • 10 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • OCOM

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