Podcast  Course

Considering Blood Stasis

When there is blood stasis there is almost always stagnant fluids. When the fluids stagnate there’s almost always stagnant blood.
(number of) NCCAOM PDA
The words “qi and blood stasis” frequently work their way into our diagnosis of a patient's situation. But getting blood stasis from the realm of theory and into our perceptual vocabulary takes some practice. And this can be quite helpful especially when working with cases that don't resolve the way we think they should.
In this podcast course we look into how the long term effects of blood stasis can cause problems 5, 10, 20 years down the road that become baffling as the usual stuff just doesn't work. Or makes things worse.
Goals and Objectives
  • Obvious signs of blood stasis, what to look for
  • The critical importance of understanding pathomechanism
  • A case study with Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang in the treatment of PTSD
  • Deficiency taxation and the use of da huang si chong wan, a case for why you should not be afraid of using bugs in the treatment of blood stasis
  • Distinguishing a healing crisis from mistreatment
Course Requirements
NCCAOM National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Professional Development Activity (PDA) points are awarded for active learning that is earned in an in-person or e-learning environment. 

Registrants must complete all modules in the course, including a mandatory worksheet, and pass the end of course assessment. Passing is 70%.
Meet Your instructor

Greg Livingston, PhD, L.Ac

Greg Livingston, PhD, LAc, is unique amongst Chinese medicine practitioners in the west. He completed a Chinese Medicine PhD in China, entirely in Chinese, and is one of the few westerners licensed to practice Chinese Medicine in China, where he spent over ten years in total as a student, teacher, and Chinese Medicine physician. Dr. Livingston has over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in general internal medicine with an emphasis on cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. He especially enjoys the challenge of working with individuals who have stubborn and difficult conditions.
Dr. Livingston earned his 4-year Masters in Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute (1997), in California, and his PhD in Clinical Chinese Medicine from Zhejiang Chinese Medicine University (2009), in Hangzhou, China. During his 10+ years in China he studied with numerous senior-level doctors, spending thousands of hours in clinic with them and seeing tens-of-thousands of patients. During the majority of this time he also practiced in local and international hospitals and clinics.

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