Clinical Toolbox: Maximizing Treatment Effectiveness

with Dr. Reuven Freesman, February 4-5, 2017

Course Information

This weekend workshop focuses on maximizing clinical results by developing the hands-on practical skills essential to proper diagnosis and treatment. The emphasis will be on developing skills in pulse diagnosis, channel and point palpation in addition to other topics commonly encountered in a clinical setting.

This course is packed with some of the most clinically relevant and immediately practical information that Dr. Reuven Freesman has learned and developed over his 10+ years of experience as a practitioner, instructor and clinical supervisor.

Day 1 – Clinical Skills


  • Intro:
    • Discussion on clinical effectiveness and the 4 aspects of a successful treatment
    • Direct vs indirect diagnostic methods and the importance of developing direct diagnostic skills
  •  Simplified Pulse Diagnosis – mastering the basics
  • Intro to Channel Palpation
  • Point Palpation
  • Needling techniques

Day 2


  • Treatment Evaluation
    • Using pulse changes to evaluate treatment
    • Other feedback mechanisms
  •  When it’s not working: identifying and treating blocks
    • Aggressive Energy
    • Exit-Entry Blocks
    • Scar Tissue and other structural blockages
    • Ongoing lifestyle contributions to pathology
    • Psychological Blocks
      • Identity investment
      • Secondary Gain

Afternoon – Various Topics

  • Specific and non-specific acupuncture effects
  • Working with difficult and complex patients
  • Patient compliance, homework and self-care
  •  Responses to treatment
  •  Treatment Planning and Patient Communication

Course Instructor

Dr. Reuven Freesman has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine for over 10 years. With additional training and expertise in Pulse Diagnosis, 5 Element Acupuncture and Meridian Balancing, Reuven has extensive experience in treating pain, stress, digestive issues, fatigue, menopause and many other issues including working with pregnancy and children. He runs a busy practice providing holistic family medicine in Victoria.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5, 2017, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until January 3)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until January 3)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until January 3)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Course Prerequisites

  • PRC Students and Alumni: ACU113/114 Techniques and Therapeutics
  • Non-PRC Students: coursework comparable to the above prerequisites
  • Other Registrants: active CTCMA practitioner registration

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.

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