Shanghan Lun Intro Weekend
November 18-19 2017
Boston, MA (TBA)
The Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine present Elementary Aspects of Canonical Chinese Medicine, with instructor Stephen Bonzak, MSTOM, DCCM, L.Ac.
As a stand-alone course, this weekend offers a fascinating glimpse into the early classics of Chinese Medicine, from their historical development up through their modern clinical applications. Beyond that, the course serves as an ideal primer for ICEAM’s 2-year Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine (DCCM) training, which features a unique combination of in-depth instruction on the theoretical aspects of Han Dynasty medicine and hands-on transmission of a classical pulse system in a clinical setting. Participants will:
Examine the roots of the Shanghan Lun/Jingui Yaolue in earlier Han Dynasty classics, including the Huangdi Neijing, the Shennong Bencao Jing, and the Yiyin Tangye Jing
Receive an introduction to Tian-Zeng pulse diagnosis and formula modification, a system of profound clarity and practicality
Explore perspectives on creating acupuncture treatments that dovetail elegantly with classical herbal formulas
Develop a higher level of diagnostic skill and insight into the treatment of complex diseases
The weekend is open both to licensed practitioners and to current Master's students, and is pending for 16 NCCAOM CEU's. Early bird and participating state association member discounts are available.
ICEAM founder Dr. Arnaud Versluys is one of the few Westerners to have received his full medical training in China. He spent a total of twelve years at the Chinese medical universities of Wuhan, Beijing and Chengdu, where he pursued his Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine. In 1999, Dr. Versluys met Dr. Zeng Rongxiu, under whom he trained in traditional Shanghan Lun discipleship for 13 years.
Dr. Zeng was the last living disciple of the great Shanghan pulse master Tian Heming. During his long career as an internal medicine doctor in Chengdu, he synthesized a highly effective system of constitutional approaches to chronic illness. He was known for his unrelenting enthusiasm for clinical precision and the healing power of classical herbal formulas. Dr. Zeng passed the leadership of his lineage, his personal writings, and all Tian lineage materials to his main disciple, Dr. Versluys, and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, where his llegacy is now secured for posterity.
Stephen Bonzak, MSTOM, DCCM, L.Ac. is the founder and director of Health Traditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic in Chicago. In addition to his practice, he is on the faculty at PCOM Chicago, where he is an instructor in herbal medicine and medical theory, a clinic supervisor, and Chair of the Oriental Medicine Department.
Mr. Bonzak has trained under Dr. Arnaud Versluys since 2008 and received his certification as Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine in 2011. During those years he was fortunate to meet and attend seminars with Dr. Zeng Rongxiu on a number of occasions. Since 2011, he has functioned as the director of the Chicago Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, hosting ICEAM’s Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ program in the Midwest.
Since 2013, Mr. Bonzak has started teaching both domestically and internationally alongside Dr. Versluys as a co-instructor in the aforementioned training program. He was one of the first practitioners to become clinically certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, and is one of only two Clinical Supervisors currently approved by Dr. Versluys.
For more info on the Boston DCCM training, which begins May 2018: https://www.iceam.org/venue/iceam-boston/