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Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • 19 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, 9401 Mathy Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Virginia University of Integrative Medicine presents:

    The Tao of Trauma
    Saturday, May 18th - Sunday, May 19th
    9:30am - 5:30pm
    12 NCCAOM PDAs

    Virginia University of Integrative Medicine
    9401 Mathy Drive
    Fairfax, Virginia 22031

    $395 per person

    About This Event

    Advances in the last 10-20 years in the study of the neurobiology of traumatic stress have revolutionized understanding of its impact on survivors.  Our patients will benefit when we integrate these modern, scientific understandings of the human response to threat into how we offer our needles, manage clinical interactions and interpret our client’s signs and symptoms. Our foundational principle of balance between opposing poles of energy that co-exist in dynamic tension is mirrored in neurobiology’s division of the autonomic nervous system into its sympathetic and parasympathetic aspects. The Five Phases mirror the steps of the self protective response and can inform nuanced and powerful diagnosis and treatment for trauma survivors.

    What You Can Learn from this Event

    After the conclusion of this course, these are the goals and objectives that the participant can apply to their practice and professional development:

    • Explain the impact of traumatic stress on the energy body through the lens of the autonomic nervous system.
    • Explore the interface of Chinese physiology, the Five Phases, and the autonomic nervous system in survivors of trauma.
    • Recognize trauma as the disorganization of qi. 
    • Apply yin/yang theory to the concepts of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic collapse after trauma.
    • Develop skills to enhance acupuncture treatment for clients with trauma histories. 

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    About the Presenter

    Alaine Duncan, L.Ac.

    Alaine Duncan is an acupuncturist and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her clinical curiosity, at the interface of the neuro-biology of traumatic stress and ancient healing principles from acupuncture and Asian medicine, inspired the recent publication of The Tao Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment.

    Her research background includes serving on studies assessing the impact of integrative medicine on compassion fatigue in military caregivers; use of acupuncture for treatment of combat-related traumatic stress, chronic headaches in OIF/OEF veterans with traumatic brain injuries, pain in veterans of all conflicts, and for Gulf War Veterans Illness.  

    She was founding director of Crossings Healing & Wellness, Silver Spring, MD, a charter member of the Integrative Health & Wellness program at the DC Veterans Administration Medical Center, and is Chair of the National Capitol Area Chapter of Acupuncturists Without Borders, providing free acupuncture for immigrants and refugees. 
    Learn more at www.integrativehealingworks.net

    • 31 May 2019
    • 03 Jun 2019
    • Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC

    BotanicalMedicine.org presents:

    Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium 
    May 31 - June 3, 2019
    Blue Ridge Assembly, Black Mountain, NC


    BotonicalMedicine.org invites you to join them for their annual Medicines from the Earth Herb Symposium. The symposium offers more than 40 presentations on botanical medicine for chronic conditions in a beautiful mountain retreat setting. Topics include: 

    • Slow the Decline: New Developments in Brain Boosting Herbs
    • Cell Signaling Networks and Botanical Medicine
    • The Anti-Aging Power of Sleep
    • 28 Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs Western Practitioners Need to Know
    • Naturopathic Therapies for Stroke Recovery
    • Keynote Address: Endocrine Disruptors: History, Recent Research, and Individual and Societal Remedies with best-selling author Leo Trasande, MD, MPP
    • Pre-conference Intensive: The Impact of Stress on Accelerated Aging: Botanical Remediation with Lise Alschuler, NP
    • Plus herb walks, medicine making classes, and panel discussions 

    Registration fees: $399 by April 12th; $459 after April 12th 

    CEUs: 22.5 NCCAOM PDAs approved; pending: contact hours for nurses and CME for naturopathic physicians

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