Acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners and students, as well as providers representing various other health care disciplines, flocked to San Diego's Catamaran Resort Hotel to attend the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Annual Symposium in November. The symposium, the 20th such event organized by the college, featured a wide array of distinguished speakers covering topics such as how to create healing environments; understanding the heart/kidney axis; clinical strategies for resolving blood stagnation; treating zang-fu syndrome; tuina for diabetes; preventing HPV-related cancers with Chinese medicine; and integrating TCM with conventional Western medicine.
Attendees had the opportunity to earn up to 57 continuing education units approved by the NCCAOM, the California Acupuncture Board and the state of Florida. In addition to the full schedule of courses conducted during the symposium, Dr. Giovanni Maciocia and Yoshito Mukaino each held two-day post-symposium workshops.
The symposium also featured a multi-level exhibit hall that provided attendees access to the latest AOM supplies, practice-management tools and techniques from more than 70 vendors, including:
Acupuncture Media Works
American Healing Technologies, Inc.
Brion Herbs/SUNTEN Corp.
Crane Herb Company
Protocol for Life
United Pacific Manufacturing
Look for a complete symposium wrap-up and details regarding the 2009 symposium on the PCOM Web site (www.pacificcollege.edu) as they become available.