- To understand the concept of a lingering pathogen, and how to identify its presence in the body.
- To understand how to use the model presented to analyze and organize information clearly to come to a clear and rational diagnosis, and to formulate a rational treatment strategy.
- To become familiar with the herbal and acupuncture techniques necessary for expelling pathogens from the body and restoring homeostasis.
0 hrs - 1 hrs
Introduction to the background and historical concepts; lingering pathogens in the context of a modern clinical practice.
1 hrs - 2 hrs
Description of the strengths and limitations of the model; where the model is derived from.
2 hrs - 3 hrs
The pathogens described in the model; why these pathogens are prominent; concept of scaling in terms of severity; difference between heat and damp heat.
3 hrs - 4 hrs
The levels that pathogens are located at; the hybridization model and why it works in the modern clinic.
4 hrs - 5 hrs
Detailed description of the levels – qi level, shaoyang, ying and blood levels. How these levels differ and how pathogens move between them. Detailed analysis of how to identify a pathogen at a specific level.
5 hrs - 6 hrs
Etiology of lingering pathogens, and how to identify them from the physical and subjective findings. Specific features of lingering pathogens and examination techniques unique to their discovery, including physical findings, tongue and pulse characteristics.
6 hrs - 7 hrs
Treatment methods, with detail on how to evict specific pathogens from specific locations.
7 hrs - 8 hrs
Herbal formulas and acupuncture protocols for expelling lingering pathogens.
8 hrs - 9 hrs
Case histories and drilling of the diagnostic and analytical technique.
9 hrs - 10 hrs
Continuing case history analysis and refining diagnostic and therapeutic technique.
This was super! It was presented succinctly and to the point. It made understanding the levels a pathogen travels so easy. And included easy protocols to evict these pathogens in patients who are often so complicated by the time they get to our office. I found this course filled in all the blanks with questions that arise in daily practice. The correct amount of repetition to sink in.
Kathy K. - Canada
As an ND, I encounter many patients who present with lingering pathogen pictures. I have many options in my naturopathic toolbox, but after taking this course, I will be much more confident and likely to treat with the appropriate Chinese botanicals and acupuncture points. I have even gone back to some patient files to re-assess their post-viral fatigue diagnosis treatment plans, using the lingering pathogen model.
Corlyss H. - Canada
Interesting analysis of a reasonably commonly seen pattern in patients in modern clinic with extremely useful clinical protocols for management of said patterns.
Anthony M. - Canada
I found this course very informative answering many questions with regards to why there are times when no matter what one does there is no lasting effects, or that one must see a patient oftener than one would like. Looking forward to better results with some of my long time patients where I can move treatment times further apart giving them a better, healthier lifestyle.
Bonnie D. - Canada
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Taught by Will Maclean
A graduate of the Sydney College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Will Maclean, M.Sc.Chin. Med, Dip.TCM, Cert. Chin. Med, trained in China, and has practiced TCM for over 25 years. An author, Will teaches internationally and speaks on topics pertainingView full bio