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Schedule of Presentations
About Brandt Stickely
Brandt Stickley is Associate Professor in the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine. His work is a synthesis of Classical Jingfang herbal medicine, Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, and the psychiatric model of Hammer’s Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies. He teaches widely in doctoral programs in the US, and is the Lead Instructor in the Five Branches Certificate in Chinese Medical Psychology and Trauma-informed Practice.
About Lonny Jarrett
Lonny Jarrett, has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Ac. Soc. Of Mass. and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lonny is author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, and Deepening Perspectives on Chinese Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling” by best-selling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts NourishingDestiny.com, an online community for 3000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide. His teaching schedule is at: lonnyjarrett.com, and his texts are available from SpiritPathpress.com
DR. Tianjun Wang
About Wang Tianjun
Dr. Tianjun Wang graduated from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) in 1989. He completed his PhD at NJUCM. Tianjun moved to the UK and joined the University of East London UK as a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Acupuncture Clinic 2007- 2014. Current Prof. Wang is the Principal of the London Academy of Chinese Acupuncture. He is a Guest Professor of NJUCM and the Master and PhD course supervisor at UK Centre of NJUCM. Prof. Wang is the Vice President of the Scalp Acupuncture Committee of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) and the president of the Institute of Scalp Acupuncture UK. He owns TJ Acupuncture Clinic and Brain Care Centre in London.
Prof. Wang has authored and co-authored more than 50 papers as well as peer reviewers to many international journals. His authored book “Acupuncture for Brain: Treatment for Neurological and Psychologic Disorders” published by Springer 2020.
About Randine Lewis
Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure, and The Way of the Fertile Soul, has become the leading expert in treating infertility conditions naturally. Her powerful Eastern program combined with her vast knowledge of Western reproductive medicine has helped many thousands of woman throughout the world, get back their fertility, their hope, and their lives. Dr. Lewis began her studies in Western medicine, and after suffering through her own fertility challenges, overcame them with Chinese medicine. After finishing her medical studies and interning in China, she earned a doctorate in Alternative Medicine, the basis of the retreat process she has offered the public through The Fertile Soul. She has developed doctoral level curriculum in integrative Chinese medicine, and now focuses her time teaching, writing and conducting workshops for practitioners.
About Lorie Dechar
Lorie Eve Dechar’s intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including twenty-six years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City as well as years of teaching at institutes and retreat centers throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. Lorie is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD, 1985. Lorie has trained in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy, is a certified Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, and has become recognized as a modern interpreter of classical Taoist practice
About Rebecca Avern
Rebecca is the founder of and lead practitioner at the Panda Clinic in Oxford, UK. This is an acupuncture centre purely for the treatment of babies, children and teenagers. Her clinical work is solely with young people. She teaches paediatrics at undergraduate and post-graduate level, most notably a year-long paediatric course at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), UK. Rebecca is the author of two books: Acupuncture for Babies, Children and Teenagers, (Singing Dragon 2018) and Chinese Medicine for Childhood Anxiety and Depression: A practical guide for practitioners and parents (to be published Summer 2021).
Rebecca is also a senior lecturer and clinical supervisor at CICM. Soon after qualifying in 2001, she spent 4 years working alongside and assisting Giovanni Maciocia in the writing of Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine. Her original paediatric studies were with Julian Scott. She has done various advanced paediatric trainings, focusing on shonishin, paediatric tui na and laser acupuncture.
About Ross Rosen
Ross Rosen is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He is a direct lineage holder and senior certified instructor of Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis, a board member of Dragon Rises, Inc., and a long-term student of Dr. Leon Hammer and Jeffrey Yuen. He is the founder of the Center for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Westfield, NJ. He is the author of the text, Heart Shock: Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma with Shen-Hammer and Classical Chinese Medicine. Ross is an ordained 23rd generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Jian Fu Gong on Qingcheng Mountain, and a 25th generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Qingyun Daoguan. He is one of the teachers at Parting Clouds Daoist Education.
About Ivan Zavala
Ivan Zavala, L.Ac, continues the tradition of the scholar physician; researching the ancient classics for their applicability in the treatment of modern disease. His clinical focus is the treatment of complex diseases and autoimmune conditions. Having the ability to read Classical Chinese has given him a unique ability to elucidate archaic aspects of Chinese medicine and integrate this understanding into the modern world. Ivan is an active participant in various medical and scholarly forums, having answered thousands of medical questions from various other physicians. He is a teacher at a Chinese medicine school in Chicago, teaching advanced clinical topics, and is founder of the forum Classical Chinese Medicine.
About Jonathan Shubs
Naturopathic Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education (Swiss) Ac. Dipl. TCM-FVS, FNMTC, NVS, EMR, ASCA
A graduate of Shao Yang Institute, Jonathan has been in private practice in Lausanne (CH) since 2006. To refine his skills and explore further methods, he studied extensively with Dr, Richard Tan and received the Balance Method Gold level practitioner status in 2014. In 2012 he published his first article in the Journal of Chinese Medicine titled Foundations of Meridian Theory. This article was the foundation of his Unified Acupuncture Theory which he has developed into a complete system for understand the channels and their interactions.
He is a teacher at the Chiway Academy in Winterthur, Switzerland and also teaches his Unified Acupuncture Theory system worldwide. He is about to release a book in July 2021 titled “Sun’s Season of Channels” which is an introduction to Chinese medical thought and channel systems and it’s main focus centers on integrative acupuncture where he joins different styles and theories to create a coherent and logical approach to diagnosis and treatment.
About Heiner Fruehauf
Heiner Fruehauf has researched Chinese culture and medicine for more than four decades and holds a PhD from the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He is the Founding Professor of the College of Classical Chinese Medicine at National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he has taught and practiced since 1992. He lectures in North America, Europe and China, and has authored a wide variety of articles and textbooks on Chinese medicine. His interest in preserving some of the traditional features of Oriental medicine—including the diagnosis and treatment of emotional imbalances—led him to develop a database dedicated to the archiving of classical knowledge, where a selection of his publications can be accessed (ClassicalChineseMedicine.org). His strong belief in the clinical efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine lead him to found the Hai Shan Center, a clinic in the Columbia River Gorge specializing in the treatment of difficult and recalcitrant diseases. Out of concern over the rapidly declining quality of medicinals from mainland China, he has founded the company Classical Pearls that specializes in the import of wild-crafted and sustainably grown Chinese herbs (ClassicalPearls.org).
About Sohial Farzam
Sohial Farzam is an Australian registered Acupuncturist and he has been practicing for 20 years. He was also a long-term lecturer at the Endeavour College of Natural Health (formally known as the Australian College of Natural Medicine) in Melbourne Australia for 14 years. Recently he has paused teaching at the college only to expand his teaching publicly, both domestic and internationally.
Sohial’s main area of speciality is in Psycho-Emotional imbalances and emotional empowerment. His a well-known practicing acupuncturist in Australia where he practices as a Emotional Wellbeing Acupuncturist in a multi-modality health centre. He currently presents many seminars on psychological and mental health conditions around Australia, New Zealand and hosts many industry speakers. He is also the founder of this symposium.
He has a special interest in human psychology, human behaviour, neuroscience, quantum physics and philosophy. He integrates all these study angles into TCM concepts to fully understand the dynamics of the psyche. Sohial has also completed further qualifications completing internships in China. He has 2 certifications in clinical studies working in Liaoning Hospital of TCM in the area of neurology, eye microsystem and advanced acupuncture as well as certifications in Beijing in specialised Acupuncture and Abdominal Acupuncture protocols. Sohial also founded and is the owner of one of the quickest growing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine supplies wholesaler called NeedlePro Australia. His products can be found at www.needlepro.com.au
About Elisa Rossi
MD, Licensed Acupuncturist, 4-year Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychotherapist (Jungian), B.A. in Philosophy. In 1983, after a 3-year Course in Acupuncture in Milan, Elisa attended the Training Course of TCM in Beijing. She went back to China 8 more times to gain clinical experience. From 2006 she is a member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Besides treating adults, since 2005 she runs Xiaoxiao, Chinese Medicine Children’s Centre. She lectured in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Holland, Poland, Switzerland, UK.
In English she published: “Shen – Psycho-Emotional Aspects of Chinese Medicine”, 2007; “Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine”, 2011; “The Therapeutic Relationship” (being published). Articles mainly on European Journal of Oriental Medicine (1995, 2000, 2005, 2012, 2019) and Journal of Chinese Medicine, (2007, 2010, 2017).
BONUS...LIVE ROUND TABLE SESSION Sunday 31st Oct at 11:30am AEST
and last but certainly not least...
With Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Gabor Mate
Dr. Gabor Mate
Gabor Maté (pronounced GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-seven languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his e-news here: https://www.drgabormate.com.