8 Hours Shadowing Toby Daly in Clinic
May 4, 5 or 6
The medical interview is the practicing physician’s essential tool for developing a diagnosis and establishing rapport with the patient. In this class students will observe the Saam acupuncture tradition’s heart centered approach to the medical interview. These explorations will include observation of guiding principles, techniques, and reliable questions to facilitate this approach. In the discussion following the medical interview a special emphasis will be placed on tips for navigating the dynamic tension inherent in a medical interview. This tension exists between the physician’s task of eliciting specific clinical information alongside their task of facilitating an environment where a patient can spontaneously report relevant clinical information.
Accurate point location and appropriate needle techniques are essential aspects of the Saam acupuncture tradition. In this class, we will explore best practices for ensuring correct point location. We will then look at applying the precise needle techniques required for each acupuncture point. Practitioner demonstrations will allow participants to critically evaluate the clinical skills of palpation and insertion techniques.
8 CEUs NCCAOM Provider #278
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