Shen-Hammer Pulse – Practitioner Appreciation Night

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6:00 PM — 8:00 PM


Namaste Hall @ CIIS


ACTCM presents Practitioner Appreciation Night with free CEUs for Bay Area acupuncturists.

Shen-Hammer: Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
with Brian LaForgia

2 CEUs pending subject for the approval by CAB

Reawaken your awareness of Chinese pulse diagnosis to Chinese medicine. This session will be taught within a small group setting.  TCM & pulse diagnosis is historically in a state of transition; like a circle it can expand. Students need to adopt an experimental attitude toward the pulse.  Course Outline

Practitioner Appreciation Night

Tuesday, July 28 – 6:00-8:00 PM
Namaste Hall at CIIS (3rd floor)
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please bring a valid ID to check into CIIS campus. 
Call ACTCM admissions office at 415-282-7600, extension 214 or for questions.

About Speaker
Brian La Forgia, L.Ac. Dipl. Ac. & CH apprenticed in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine with Dr. J.S. Yee in San Francisco from 1975-1978 and received his California acupuncture license in February 1979. In 1979 & 1980 he studied TCM theory and herbal medicine with Drs. Yat Ki Lai, Ken Pang and C.S. Cheung, MD and interned with Dr. Ken Pang in 1980 (the original founders of ACTCM). From 1981 to 1985 he studied with C.S. Cheung, MD and continued his studies of the Shan Han Lun, spleen-stomach theory of Li Dong Hua and phlegm, autoimmune, and kidney disorders. Much of this work has been published in the Journal of the American College of TCM. He met Leon Hammer, MD, in early 1992 and has studied pulse diagnosis intensively with him up to the present. He teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced seminars in Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis in the US, Australia, Canada and Taiwan. La Forgia has a private practice in San Francisco and in San Anselmo, California.

La Forgia’s other mentors include Dr. Mang Sang Yu (Yang Sang Herb Company), Miriam Lee and Wei-Chieh Yang (Dong Acupuncture), Miki Shima (Japanese Acupuncture and Kampo), Andrew Ellis (TCM Theory and Herbal Medicine), Shudo Denmei (Meridian Acupuncture), Jeffrey Yuen, Max Hung Wu (TCM) and Western herbal medicine with Brian Weissbuch, L.Ac. of KW Botanicals.

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