Free CBD Webinar – June 12, 2019 (1.5 CEUs)

Free CBD Webinar – June 12, 2019 (1.5 CEUs)

LIVE Webinar: June 12, 7-8:30PM (PST)

Course Title: The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and CBD for Inflammatory and Neurological Disorders

Credits: FREE 1.5 (Category 1) credits issued to CSOMA Professional members upon successful completion of the course

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Course Description:
California is the largest state in which medical cannabis and CBD (cannabidiols) derived from hemp is legal, and openly available to the patients and public. CBD products are marketed in stores and online, and available through acupuncture supply companies. Many patients see licensed acupuncturists for pain and and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and colitis, general medical issues like insomnia and anxiety, as well as neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Given the widespread availability of CBD products and limited scientific and medical education available, the topic of clinical CBD is particularly timely for practitioners of acupuncture and TCM.

Course Objectives:
1) To provide a brief review of what is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how it works.
2) To explain the differences between medical cannabis and hemp-derived products.
3) To review the anatomical locations of CB1 and CB2 receptors and describe their physiological and immunological function.
4) To provide the basic concepts of “resting” and “Active” CB1 and CB2 cell receptors due to state of health condition of the patient.
5) To provide a summary of the mechanisms of action from in vivo and in vitro studies with CBD for support with inflammatory and neurological conditions.
6) To provide clinical guidelines on appropriate use of CBD with a variety of health conditions seen by acupuncturists.
7) To review important of potency, purity and safety issues with regards to sources of CBD.

About the Presenter: Dr. Sunil Pai, MD
In addition to being an MD in Family Medicine (2001) and Fellowship Trained in Integrative Medicine (2002), Dr. Pai holds a certification in Medical Acupuncture (Helms/UCLA) and Scalp Acupuncture (Stanford) in 2006 and has been practicing acupuncture since that time. He is Vice President of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute, a non-profit 501c3 educational organization teaching acupuncturists, DOMs and MDs in specialized techniques for neurological disorders.

Disclaimer. Presenter is a medical consultant for Phivida and receives a stipend for lectures. However, there will be no mention of the brand name or products in this lecture. Only scientific and clinical education will be provided.

Provider: CSOMA is a CAB CEU Provider #25
Cancellation/Refund Policy: No fee for course. Refund is not applicable.
May 2018 Oakland Conference & Expo

May 2018 Oakland Conference & Expo

May 17 & 18, 2018 I Oakland, CA

‘The Acupuncture Solution to Pain Management & the Opioid Epidemic’

Conference Pricing

Early Bird Registration
Ends April 20
Fee Regular Registration
Starts April 21
Professional, CSOMA Member $100* Professional, CSOMA Member $120
Professional, Non-Member $140 Professional, Non-Member $160
Student, CSOMA Member $20 Student, CSOMA Member $20
Student, Non-Member $50 Student, Non-Member $50

Conference pricing is for 11 CEUs total, 2-day registration.

* Only $9 per unit for CSOMA members!

Need to register for one-day only? Please contact us and indicate which day you wish to attend. Single-day registration is available to licensed practitioners only.

Course Descriptions

Presenter: Michael Corradino, LAc, DAOM, MTOM
Course Title: Neuropuncture
Course Details: Thursday morning and afternoon, 5.5 CEUs (Type 1)
Neuropuncture applies neuroscience to the TCM model to create evidence-based clinically proven protocols.Treat pain conditions utilizing the neuropuncture system; Learn the neurobiology of pain and how it relates to the neurophysiology of acupuncture and how to use the outcomes that are clinically reproducible

Presenter: Neil Gumenick, MAc (UK), LAc, DiplAc
Course Title: Classical 5-Element Acupuncture and the Pain Epidemic
Course Details: Thursday morning, 3.0 CEUs (Type 1)
The course will cover basics of Classical 5-Element Acupuncture diagnosis and the concept of Causative Factor, as well as how to address the physical, mental and spiritual levels of disease. It will also teach how to detect and resolve several serious energetic blocks including Possession, Aggressive Energy, Husband/Wife Imbalance, and Exit-Entry Blocks.

Presenter: Michael Anderson, MIEC
Course Title: Acupuncture and the Opioid Crisis – A Professional Liability Perspective
Course Details: Friday morning, 1.5 CEU (Type 2)
The class will include a brief history and discussion of regulatory changes in western medicine. It will cover how changes will affect acupuncture’s role in treating chronic pain. We will discuss unique patient issues, liability issues, documentation and best practices for pain management.

Presenter: Anthony Von der Muhll, LAc, DNBAO, FAAPM
Course Title: What You Need to Succeed: Essential Skills in Pain Management with AOM
Course Details: Thursday afternoon, 2.5 CEU (Type 1)
This course covers: working in an integrative pain management practice, including office management, pain-specific history taking and medical documentation; physical exam skills, including range of motion, strength testing, sensory function; AOM treatments, including cupping, gua sha, trigger point needling.

Presenter: Dr. Barbara Martello, DACM, LAc
Course Title: Pain Management in Japanese Meridian Therapy
Course Details: Friday afternoon, 1.5 CEU (Type 1)
This course will cover clinical applications of Japanese meridian therapy for pain management and addiction treatment. Pain management will be explored through the lens of Japanese Meridian Therapy. In response to the opioid crisis in the country, practitioners need to be fluent in pain management and the mechanisms behind addiction. Treating both are required to be effective in clinical practice.

Presenter: Ben Zappin, LAc
Course Title: Traditional Chinese Formulas for Substance Abuse Withdrawal, Harm Reduction, and Pain Relief
Course Details: Friday afternoon, 2.0 CEU (Type 1)
The class will cover common presentations of substance use/abuse and withdrawal, using Western and Chinese medicine differential diagnoses. Topics will include: common TCM formulas and their applications for withdrawal, harm reduction and pain presentations; risk management, collaborating with other health care providers, and some Western herbs.

Cancellation Policy

CSOMA Cancellation Policy requires notification two weeks prior to the event or a $40 processing fee will be charged. After May 11, 2018, no cancellations will be processed, and no refunds will be issued. CSOMA is Continuing Education Provider (CEP) #25 with the California Acupuncture Board


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Thursday Schedule

Time Speaker / Event Room Speaker / Event Room
8:00AM – 8:30AM Check-in Laurel
8:30AM – 9:00AM President’s Welcome Laurel
9:00AM – 10:30AM Michael Corradino Laurel Neil Gumenick Eastmont
10:30AM – 11:00AM Expo Room Activities / Tea Break Uptown
11:00AM – 12:30PM Michael Corradino Laurel Neil Gumenick Eastmont
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch & Raffle Uptown
1:30PM – 2:45PM Michael Corradino Laurel Anthony Von Der Muhll Eastmont
2:45PM – 3:00PM Break
3:00PM – 4:15PM Michael Corradino (cont’d) Laurel Anthony Von Der Muhll Eastmont


Friday Schedule

Time Speaker / Event Room Speaker / Event Room
8:00AM – 8:30AM Check-in Laurel
8:30AM – 9:30AM Keynote Amy Matecki, “Hospital Acupuncture Programs” Laurel
9:30AM – 10:00AM Expo Room Activities / Tea Break Uptown
10:00PM – 11:30AM Andrew Ellis Laurel Michael Anderson Eastmont
11:30AM – 12:30PM General Membership Meeting Laurel
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch & Raffle Uptown  
1:30PM – 3:30PM Barbara Martello Laurel  Ben Zappin Eastmont


Continuing Education