Balance Method for Pain and TCM Food Therapeutics for Animals

by Bruce Ferguson
Item #: C-BF002

Approved by: IVAS, Standard Certificate

Language: English

Course Type: Recorded Seminar

Course Length: 14.25 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

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Balance Method for Pain and TCM Food Therapeutics for Animals

Course Overview

Please note: This course is intended for Veterinarians who are already trained in TCVM. Dr. Bruce Ferguson is a TCM Veterinarian whose successful application of TCM and acupuncture techniques in his practice has propelled him into becoming a leading teacher in these techniques. In this specially designed two-day recorded workshop for veterinarians (recorded at the 2011 Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium), Dr. Ferguson shares with practitioners his clinical applications of acupuncture and dietary therapy for animals. The first 4 sections focus on the Wei (Atrophy) and Bi (Painful Obstruction) acupuncture module of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). He outlines strategies for positive clinical outcomes and conducts a quick review of the basics of Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method and 5 acupuncture subsystems. Then, he will introduces new distal point placement and function which he has developed for small quadrupeds. With these points understood, he introduces the concept of Dynamic Balance and its use in clinical practice. Lastly, he will use live patient cases to diagnose and treat using the techniques and methods introduced in this module. The last 4 sections delve into TCVM food therapy. Finally, Dr. Ferguson shares the Zang-Fu and Eight Principle concept for food therapeutics and its application in practice.

Course Objectives

  • The student will learn about the clinical application of the Balance Method
  • The student will learn about Acupuncturist's Acupuncture and herbal acupuncture
  • The student will learn about the 5 core systems of the Balance Method
  • The student will learn about Food Therapy for TCM, TCVM, Geriatrics, and case studies

Course Outline

0 hrs - 2 hrsIntroduction to Balance Method and Other Acupuncture Microsystems

2 hrs - 3.5 hrsDr. Tan’s 5 Basic Balance Methods: Introduction and Case Studies

3.5 hrs - 5 hrsBasic Balance Methods: Practice on Human Participants

5 hrs - 7 hrsIntroduction to New Distal Point Placement

7 hrs - 9 hrsIntroduction to TCVM Food Therapy

9 hrs - 10.5 hrsPediatric TCM Food Therapy

10.5 hrs - 12.5 hrsTCVM Geriatric Food Therapy

12.5 hrs - 14.25 hrsCase Studies in TCVM Food Therapy

Teacher

Dr. Bruce Ferguson, B.S., M.S., D.V.M., is both a practitioner and instructor in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). He was certified in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institutue of Chinese Medicine and has trained in eastern martial and meditative arts for over 30 years.
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Course Length 14.25h
Course Language English
Course Type Recorded Seminar
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