Biomedicine of Breast Cancer      5 Hours - FL ‘Biomedicine’, and NCCAOM ‘Core’

Breast Cancer is unfortunately very prevalent in our patients. This interesting course will provide you a number of very useful aspects to better understand all the types and all the terminology. It will cover such things as the current surgical methods, reconstruction, staging, diagnostic methods and the day to day aspects of what a newly diagnosed Breast Cancer patient experiences.  It will provide clarity to those things most people have heard of (such as Estrogen Receptor status) but don’t adequately know the relevance or practical considerations of.  Includes comprehensive handouts that include the details of the talk, listings of the main terminology and interesting and useful images - everything from post surgery to actual PET and Ultrasound images.


Amy has worked in Integrative Medicine, mostly with Oncology patients, since 2002, and currently is a full time employed Acupuncturist at the Memorial Healthcare Systems Integrative Medicine Division.

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Key Herbs in Integrative Oncology

                                                        6 Hours - FL ‘Biomedicine’, and NCCAOM ‘Core’

(this is more hours than ‘required’ for renewal in FL or the NCCAOM, but don’t worry the extra hours are 100% usable as they roll over into “General” hours for FL, and “Core” hours for NCCAOM)

Herbs play an ever increasing role in Integrative Oncology. This course will provide and cover all of the most important, most well recognized herbs - for use at various times throughout the Cancer journey -- with extensive, in depth information relating to documented modern biomedical actions. It is rich in Biomedicine. The herbs will be presented in terms of biomedicine, but also biomedical causes and treatments in Oncology will be provided. Organized, focused, and loaded with information: when, when not, proper usage and safety. Focus will be mostly on individual herbs, but some noteworthy formulas for use in Integrative Oncology are included, as are numerous resources for future learning.

Understanding and Treating the Breast Cancer Patient

                              16 Hours total:      8 Hours - FL ‘Biomedince' and 8 for 'General’, and 16 for NCCAOM ‘Core’

This comprehensive presentation covers everything from the biomedical dynamics of Breast Cancer initiation and development to the Chinese Medicine treatments that can be enormously beneficial during and after medical treatment.   It is designed to be comprehensible and beneficial to those with any level of knowledge of Breast Cancer. It is appropriate and valuable to those in any and all of the various traditions in Asian medicine (all styles of Acupuncture, with or without herbal training).  The focus is to provide clarity to the topics that have the most practical relevance in providing care.  The focus of the information is specific to Breast Cancer, but much of it applies to other areas within Oncology.


Legal, Ethics, Malpractice Considerations, Communication, Integration, Biomedical Mechanisms, Types, What Cancer patients experience, Timing of them coming in, Most frequent complaints, Diagnosis, Biopsy, Lymph Nodes, Margins, Size, Grading, Pathology, Staging, Metastasis, Surgery, Reconstruction, Chemotherapy Radiation, Hair Loss, High Risk Populations and Genetics, Research


ntegrating OM with Oncology, Information Gathering, including Denial, What Not to Do,  Main OM Patterns, Methods to Treat: Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet and Supplements, Anxiety, Issues Prior to Surgery, Issues Post Surgery, Surgical Pain, Scars,  Oncotype, During Chemotherapy, During Radiation, Hair Growing in, Fatigue, Disturbed Sleep, Neuropathy, Low Appetite, Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, "Long Term"

Functional Medicine Aspects in Breast Cancer

                                                        3 Hours - FL ‘Biomedicine’, and NCCAOM ‘Core’

Functional Medicine provides a unique and valuable view of biomedical systems, and provides the OM practitioner, and their patients, added knowledge and tools.  This is particularly true in the case of Breast Cancer.  This course covers the most important biomedical causes of Breast Cancer and the Functional Medicine connection to them.  Provides clear knowledge of the most important organ system dysfunctions to access and focus on - from a Functional Medicine perspective - for patients dealing with Breast Cancer, and includes the rationale for each.  Treatment solutions are covered, including lifestyle, diet, herbs and supplements.