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2019 Annual Meeting & Seminar: Functional Approaches to Concussion Treatment for TCM Practitioners

08/02/2019 9:00 AM | Bryn Clark (Administrator)

The ASM Board is excited to announce our Annual Meeting is September 22, 2019.  The theme for the day is "We are stronger together!". Amy Moll, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. will provide an excellent educational seminar, FUNCTIONAL APPROACHES TO CONCUSSION RECOVERY, for Chinese Medicine practitioners.  (NCCAOM PDA's presently pending.)

You don't want to miss this event! If you are an acupuncturist in MA you'll meet and visit with colleagues, connect around professional issues, visit the vendor booths and enjoy faire from Boston's finest food trucks.  Participate in raising up our profession!   

Vendors will be on to showcase their excellent wares for us from the opening of the event, to the time the the beer truck departs the site. Our schedule starts with the Annual Meeting at 10 A.M.  At 11:30 we break for lunchtime activities, with food provided by some fo Boston's best Food Trucks.  Networking with fellow practitioners and Lunch and Learn activities will take place during this time.  The seminar will start at 1 pm.

Sign up for the day here.

Functional Approaches to Concussion Recovery for Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Patients with concussions and post-concussion syndrome are often seeking natural solutions for the relief of a complex array of symptoms: chronic pain, chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety, depression, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, cognitive deficits, gut disorders and more. Are you prepared to tackle the complexity of patients with post-concussion syndrome? This course provides the necessary foundational understanding of post-concussion syndrome, and a roadmap to successfully merge the fields of clinical neuroscience and Chinese medicine for optimal patient outcomes.

This course covers the following:

The complex clinical presentation of concussion: No two concussions are alike, and thus there is no single acupuncture protocol that can be administered. Understand from a neurological perspective why your concussion patients present with a wide array of signs and symptoms. We will cover eye movement disorders, vestibular disorders, autonomic dysregulation, and deficits in frontal lobe function, parietal function, and cerebellar function.

Assessments: We will discuss a variety of easy-to-administer assessments that will allow you to assess your patient’s brain function and measure neurological improvements. We will cover highly specific intake questions related to various lobes of the brain, brainstem, visual, and vestibular systems in order to pinpoint where the neurological deficits exits for each patient.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: We will provide concrete examples of how to combine Chinese medicine differential diagnosis with neurological findings to create a treatment plan specific to each individual patient.

Bio: Dr. Amy Moll is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery. She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. She teaches courses for healthcare practitioners across the country on neurological exam techniques, functional neuro-rehabilitation, dysautonomia, and concussion recovery.

While in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Moll was the lead researcher on a randomized clinical trial on the effects of acupuncture on cerebral blood flow velocity in mixed martial arts fighters following concussion. She was the team acupuncturist for the professional MMA fighters at Fortis MMA in Dallas Texas, working with UFC and Legacy fighters. She is now back in private practice in Bend, Oregon providing a unique combination of acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and functional neuro-rehabilitation for the treatment of neurological disorders.


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