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Acupuncture Today
January, 2008, Vol. 09, Issue 01
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Pacific Symposium a Success

19 Years and Still Going Strong

By Christie Bondurant

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine hosted its 19th annual Pacific Symposium on Nov. 8-11, 2007 at the Catamaran Resort, located at Mission Bay in San Diego.

More than 700 guests enjoyed the four-day event filled with lectures, workshops, advanced techniques and much more. Speakers and highlights included keynote speaker and Acupuncture Today columnist, Felice Dunas, who spoke on "The Role of TCM in Corporate Wellness Programs"; "Tuina for Asthma" workshop taught by Bill Helm; advanced workshops, "Root Treatment in Acupuncture," taught by Nigel Dawes; "Treating Syndromes Associated with Obesity," taught by Kiiko Matsumoto; and daily morning and afternoon shen gong exercises.

More than 70 exhibitors attended the conference, including the following:

  • offers a vast online database of licensed acupuncture providers, acupuncture schools, events, photos, resources, advice, decision-support tools and much more.

  • AcuGems, a new approach to healing with gemstones, creating a connection between the healer and the care of one's being.

  • Acupuncture Media Works offers patient education and marketing materials to help grow your practice.

  • Blue Poppy Enterprises provides books and educational products about Chinese medicine and acupuncture, CEU classes for CM practitioners and offers a line of internal herbal formulations, topical tincture and ointments designed by Bob Flaws.

  • Evergreen Herbs, a collection of herbal formulas recovered after years of study and research in China.

  • Helio Medical Supplies, manufacturer and supplier of quality acupuncture needles such as AcuGlide, Acu-Master, Vinco, Viva and C&G.

  • Honso USA, Inc., supplier of standardized, evidence-based herbal medicine.

  • Kan Herb Company, provider of unique herbal products that are safe, pure and effective.

  • Lhasa OMS, oldest supplier of acupuncture needles and alternative medicine health care supplies in the U.S.

  • NuHerbs, distributor and wholesaler of Chinese herbal products in the U.S.

  • Qpuncture Inc., developer and supplier of high-quality educational software for acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

  • SEIRIN-America, Inc., over 25 years of supplying needles for painless acupuncture worldwide.

  • TCM Windows, powerful software designed to help medical professionals with patient tracking, inventory, billing, accounting and client communications.

For more information on next year's Pacific Symposium or to be added to the mailing list, call (800) 729-0941 or e-mail the Pacific Symposium coordinator at .


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