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
Hotel and discounted room block information will be available soon. Complimentary airport shuttle available.
Discounted overnight rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Room rates are $159.00/night.
Pending California CEU’s Category 1, CEP#1441
Pending NCCAOM PDA’s
Price: $1100 1st Early Bird $900 until July 12, 2nd Early Bird $1000 Until August 12, $1100 starting August 13th.
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Full Course outline coming soon
Friday Day 1: Pulse
Some of this will be a review of the webinar that attendees should have reviewed prior to the seminar.
• Basics of pulse diagnosis:
Proper hand positioning
Basic Architecture of the pulse
Main characteristics (most important)
What makes pulse diagnosis incredibly simple
Pathological pulses Basic herbal strategies
o Basics of sublingual diagnosis
Combining sublingual diagnosis with the pulse
o Additional diagnostic features
• Diagnosis and treatment based on blood pressure
o Herbs for hypertension
• Advanced Pulse techniques
• Morphological changes in the pulse
• Break down of pulse positions
• Treating multiple pulse positions
• Advanced herbal strategies
• Extra pulses
• Pulses found more proximal or distal to the normal pulse positions
• #DTM Drop the Mic Treatments
• My go to herbal strategies for specific Western conditions
The concepts of pulse diagnosis can be extremely easy to learn and master if broken down appropriately. So a major part of this course will include hands-on practice of pulse diagnosis.
Saturday, Day 2 & 3:
Morning: Brain warm-up, yang qi-gong
Fibromyalgia culture in the West vs. China
Fibromyalgia from a Taoist alchemical perspective
Fibromylagia from a social perspective
in Western Medicine
Qigong and meditation
8 causative factors of fibromyalgia
Using and selling herbs for fibromyalgia
Minimalistic acupuncture strategies
Breath work, qigong
Seminar refund cancellation policy:
If you need to cancel: There will only be credits given but no refunds; Cancellation more than 3 weeks before seminar, you will get a credit for the full amount less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellation within 3 weeks of the start of the seminar- no credit will be given. 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.