Dates: Saturday and Sunday March 28th and 29th, 2020
Times: Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: Marina Village, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109, Terrace Room
Overnight rooms: The Dana, 1710 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
Book your room by calling 1-800-445-3339 or 619-222-6440 and book under the Chinese Medicine That Works room block
Overnight room block is first come, first serve. Room block expires February 26th, 2020. Number of rooms available are limited. Please book your overnight room ASAP.
Pending 13 California CEUs, Category 1, CEP#1441
Approved for 13 NCCAOM PDAs, provider 168916
*This seminar comes with Chris Volesky’s Pulse Diagnosis webinar bundle, 6 webinars for a total of 9-11 hours of content covering pulse basics and all pulse positions. Please review these webinars prior to the live seminar. We are currently working on these webinars – some are available and the remainder will be added in the coming months.
One of the biggest issues practitioners have in the practice of Chinese medicine is in making a proper diagnosis. It is the single greatest blunder in our profession and likely one of the major problems holding us back in our practices. In this seminar we will be focus on the practice of diagnosis and proper herbal prescribing, including gathering all necessary information from the patient to complete a proper intake, targeted questioning, case studies, and putting it altogether in practice. This seminar is strictly on Chinese Medicine, and focuses on the importance of only using Chinese Medicine diagnosis when treating patients.
How do you treat burning mouth syndrome? How do you treat thyroid problems? How do you treat psoriasis? How do you treat fatty liver disease?
These are often common questions in our profession and something I asked of Dr. Jin Zhao when interning with him. His answer? “I don’t care, that’s not Chinese medicine.” For a little background, Dr. Jin Zhao treats in excess of 150 patients per day, some traveling for hours or days to see him. He successfully treats myriad problems ranging from skin disease, autoimmunity and even cancers, and he does this all by knowing how to make a proper, Chinese medicine diagnosis. He doesn’t add herbs for “cancer.” He doesn’t use herbs researched for psoriasis and hypothyroidism. It is all Chinese medicine and his results are seemingly miraculous at times. This is what we all want for our practice and it is the mission of this course to get practitioners moving in this same direction.
A large part of the seminar will include the practice of pulse diagnosis. Chris Volesky’s online pulse courses will accompany this seminar and these principles will be practiced repeatedly on your fellow colleagues. This will include properly identifying the shape, jump, and level of each pulse position and analyzing what these differences mean. We will also be practicing diagnosing the various positions of the pulse (Cun, Guan, and Chi) and using these in making our diagnosis.
The seminar will include hands-on practice both with tongue diagnosis and sublingual diagnosis, and how to include these in making your diagnosis.
We will also be going over basic targeted questioning and how to direct questioning to eloquently come to a proper diagnosis. We will practice the entire process multiple times with colleagues so that this format becomes a simple process that can be immediately taken back to the clinic.
Chris Volesky, L. Ac.
Chris 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 is active on that group and also on the Chinese Medicine That Works group answering pulse diagnosis and herbal medicine questions. Chris also teaches the Fibromyalgia and Autoimmune seminar through Chinese Medicine That Works.
Sandra Subotich, DAOM, L.Ac.
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.
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.
Sandra has also made a series of Gasotransmitter Qigong videos for the Diagnostic & Treatment Simplicity for Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune seminar, and can be found under ‘Webinars’ on this website.
Refund policy: No refunds. If cancellation two weeks or more prior to the seminar, a credit will be issued for the seminar, less a $40 admin fee and less $350 for the webinar bundle that is included in this seminar.
Cancellations with less than 2 weeks of notice prior to the date of the seminar, no refunds or credits.