Pulse, Herbs, Fibro, & Auto-immune
Instructor: Chris Volesky, L.Ac.
Assistant Instructor: Sandra Subotich, L.Ac.
Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 13- 15, 2019
Times: Friday and Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4
Venue: Embassy Suites, Denver Stapleton. 4444 North Havana Street, Denver, CO 80239
We have secured 10% of the current rate at Embassy Suites, Denver Stapleton and there is a complimentary airport shuttle; scroll to bottom for code and instructions on how to get that discount.
Pending 21 California CEU’s Category 1, CEP#1441
Pending 21 NCCAOM PDA’s
Early Bird $1000 Until August 12; $1100 starting August 13th through August 31st.
Put 50% down and pay the balance up to a week before the seminar! Select ‘Pay Deposit’
Morning: Brain warm-up, yang qi-gong
Proper diagnosis is the MOST important and often most overlooked aspect of our medicine. Even among Chinese medicine practitioners, proper understanding of theory and how to make an effective diagnosis is often sacrificed in honor of finding “magic bullet” treatments or the use of functional medicine protocols. I feel strongly that proper diagnosis can elevate our practices and our profession. It has allowed me to treat life threatening infections, decrease malignant tumors, decrease coronary blockages, and improve the quality of many peoples’ lives. It is my goal to help as many practitioners as I can practice at the highest level.
- Proper positioning and technique
- How to draw the pulse
- Identifying the basic makeup of the pulse
- Diagnosis based on blood pressure and herbs used in treating hypertension
- Basics of including tongue diagnosis and sublingual diagnosis and how to use these along with the pulse
- Unique diagnostic techniques
- Advanced pulse techniques
- Breaking down pulse by position and by organ
- Morphological break down of the pulse
- Case studies
- Herbal go to’s and strategies for:
- Treating Heart conditions, Allergies, Digestive disorders, Thyroid/HPAT problems, Emotional problems, Sleep issues
We will also blend the principles learned in the fibromyalgia/autoimmune section with diagnostic techniques and treatment principles.
Basic and effective Qigong techniques will become a regular part of your daily practice. Diagnosis and herbal prescribing will become simpler and more effective.
Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune:
Morning: Brain warm-up, yang qi-gong
- The 8 factors influencing fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, and virtually every chronic health problem you will find in the clinic
- How to identify the prevalence of each stage and how to treat them in proper sequential order – Emphasis on how to treat these patients with Chinese herbal medicine and Qigong
- How to understand and use these herbs regardless of level of herbal training
- Pharmacology on the herbs, how and why they work and why they are safe for our patients
- How to use Qigong clinically with fibromyalgia and autoimmune disease and how to use it with a broad patient base (basically every patient you have)
- Qigong practice (we will do this multiple times to make sure everyone knows exactly how to do it)
- How to address complex presentations with ease
- How to adjust treatments based on your unique patient presentations
- Case studies
Seminar refund/cancellation policy:
*Cancellation GREATER than 3 weeks before seminar, you will get a credit for the full amount LESS a $25 administrative fee.
*Cancellation 3 weeks or less from the start of the seminar- NO REFUND. A credit will be given for the amount paid less $25.00 admin fee. Credit must be used within one year of date issued.
Chris Volesky, L. Ac., Instructor
Chris Volesky, L.Ac., is a Chinese Medicine practitioner who has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Chinese Medicine. Chris has been able to achieve a standard of excellence through studying with the top doctors and practitioners in the field. His nerd-like qualities (that we love so much) drove him to not only memorize what the masters taught, but then he practiced and perfected it with clinical efficacy in hospitals in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington, as well as private practice. It was this clinical experience that motivated him to adapt and apply what he had learned to make the medicine his own, giving him further mastery through constant application in clinic. Because of this, Chris teaches with the intention on providing real-world, applicable clinical skills that are easy to assimilate into one’s practice right away.
Chris has studied PulseSynergy under Jimmy Chang, and started the Jimmy Chang PulseSynergy Facebook group where he is the administrator. He also studies under Jin Zhao, including traveling to Cheng Du, China. Chris is a regular contributor on the Chinese Medicine That Works Facebook group and an instructor for various seminars.
Sandra Subotich, Assistant Instructor
Sandra Subotich is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), herbalist and medical qi gong practitioner licensed in California and Illinois. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and holds a Bachelors degree in education/psychology.
She started her journey in Honolulu, Hi where she attended The World Medicine Institute ~ Tai Hsuan, a small Taoist school run by 67th lineage Heavenly Taoist Master Lillian Chang. Under direct mentorship with Dr. Chang, Sandra learned lineage specific acupuncture, herbal preparations, medical qi gong, meditations and energetic healing techniques and practices. She also traveled throughout China with Dr. Chang visiting many hospitals and temples, and being taught by various Taoist Masters residing in rural areas of the country.
Sandra went on to complete her masters degree as well as her doctorate from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, Ca., where she did extensive training in Dr Tan/Master Tung, orthopedic acupuncture including motor point/trigger point therapy and five element acupuncture. Sandra also did extensive training in pulse diagnosis with a variety of teachers including Jimmy Chang, Michael Peluso and Bob Doane.
Her capstone/thesis was done on the use of specific acupuncture techniques in the treatment of pain and paresthesia in multiple sclerosis patients.
Sandra was in the first cohort of the fibro/fatigue program taught by Dr Andrew Miles, Dr Xuelan Xiu and Dr Tom Whalen. Since then, she has been actively involved within the program and has successfully taken many fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue patients through the protocol and has expanded her success to include patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and mold toxicity.
After 6 years of private practice in an integrative clinic in Santa Cruz Ca, Sandra now practices within an integrative medical center in Chicago, Illinois.
Instructions on how to get the discount at the hotel: