Natural Health Workshops

Pacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Medicine. Please see below for information on our current professional Continuing Education activities.

For details about our multi-week Continuing Education courses intended for the general public, please visit Continuing Education.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

with Dr. Martha Lucas, January 17-18, 2015

Course Information The course covers the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System, as has been featured in The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times, with protocols for the face and neck. Participants not only learn the Mei Zen protocols but also learn supporting information including contraindications and how to choose an appropriate candidate, how Mei …

The Art of Fermentation

with Sandor Katz, Sunday, February 8, 2015

Course Information Come learn how simple it is to make your own kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your home. …

The Art of Percolation

with Kevin Kunzler, February 14-15, 2015

Course Information Few herbalists would argue that the best part about our work is creating beautiful medicine! Unlike some exchanges with our human clients, working with plants is overwhelmingly rewarding and positive. Growing, harvesting and processing plants into usable medicine is an important skill for every herbalist to understand. Even if you don’t make your …

Acupuncture Treatment of Pain in the Upper Extremity

with Whitfield Reaves, March 14-15, 2015

Course Information This seminar features the use of advanced acupuncture techniques in the treatment of pain and common sports injuries. Included will be the tendino-muscle meridians, distal points, and strategies using the opposite side and opposite extremity. Treating the site of injury is detailed with such techniques as threading the tendon, trigger point therapy, and …

Homeopathy 101

with Shoshana Scott, March 21-22, 2015

Course Information Homoeopathic medicine uses medicines made from the plant kingdom in a very special way. Through a specialized process called drug potentization, which consists of dilution and succession (shaking), inert properties within plants and herbs are released. These potentized remedies are rendered more capable of addressing some of our deepest medical and psychological problems. …

Herbal Medicine and the Human Microbiome: A New Rationale for the Most Ancient System of Healing

with Peter Conway, March 28-29, 2015

Course Information Did you know that as human beings only 5% of our cells are actually human and that the other 95% are microbial? The human microbiome is the complex network of micro-organisms that lives on us and within us. Perhaps the best known part of the microbiome is the “gut flora” but we also …

Healing the Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Disease

with Robert Rogers, April 4-5, 2015

Course Information This workshop will delve deeply in the preparation and application of Flower and Mushroom Essences for the practitioner. It will examine various pathways of inappropriate thought patterns that can lead from mental and emotional imbalance to physical manifestations. Flower essences bring light into areas of darkness; mushroom essences are produced under lunar influence …

Pediatrics and Gynecology in Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine

with Dr. Greg Livingston, PhD, LAc, May 9-10, 2015

Course Information In this highly practical workshop, Dr. Livingston will discuss the diagnosis and Chinese herbal treatment of a wide range of pediatric and gynecological conditions with an emphasis on application of theory and formulas from classical texts such as Huang Di Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue, as well as …

A Comprehensive Guide to using Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum

with Dr. Debra Betts, June 6-7, 2015

Course Information Saturday Acupuncture in early pregnancy: treating with confidence during conception and the first trimester. Dr. Betts reviews safe practice from a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and western medical perspective. This includes the relevance of points labeled as “forbidden” in some acupuncture texts. Specifically their use in research, including animal models, use in China …