Annual Alumni Free CE Day
Welcome back, Alumni, for this free day of CE and a Thai buffet lunch! We are proud to announce this year’s OCOM Community presenters! The afternoon features Dr. Eric Stephens teaching his own Stephens Shu Point System, with hands-on practice that you’ll leave able to use in your practice right away. The morning is choose your own adventure; a business course based in Daoist Principles crafted for you by Dr. Sharyn Allyson, or a diagnostic tool straight from the stars with Sonny Thammasouk, LAc. Details and schedule below.
Saturday, June 2nd 9am - 5pm
Morning Sessions 9am - 11am
This class examines aspects of current business structures, beliefs and behaviors. We will explore ways of implementing Daoist principles to create fluidity through one’s business and career prospects. We look at the ability to leverage time and expertise to eliminate any consistent daily push or struggle. You’ll have the opportunity to workshop specific ideas to implement into your practice, connecting with the self on the natural time to evolve forward. Concepts may include obtaining a second room to practice, facilitating an integrated clinic, downsizing patient load to create products, or writing a book. The Dao is the “way” - identifying our personal path allows universal energy to carry us through our evolution within the continuum of business.
Chinese Cosmology for Diagnosis (2 CEU)
Sonny Thammasouk, LAc
Using Chinese Cosmology’s BaZi SuanMing system as a diagnostic tool, we can extrapolate a patient’s particular propensity towards one of the Wu Xing. Having this as a waypoint, harmonizing health through the seasonal influences of both the individual’s personal chart and their environment, we are able to map out a treatment plan based on the desires of the patient.
Afternoon Session 1pm - 5pm
Stephens Shu Point System (4 CEU)
Eric Stephens, DAOM, LAc
The Stephens Shu Point System is a palpatory method developed by Eric Stephens, DAOM, LAc to help acupuncturists refine their diagnosis, choose points, clarify the specific location and angle of points, as well as evaluate the effectiveness of your treatment as it is in progress. We will learn the basics of how to find and evaluate the points, and will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning with one another. You will learn to identify the points to be palpated, points likely to be effective in changing your findings, how to choose the specific point for each palpatory finding, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of one’s choices. The method is useful, easy to learn, and you can use it in your practice right away after the class.