Continuing Education for Acupuncturists

Suzanne Robidoux is coming back to NC!

We are honored to have Dr. Suzanne Robidoux return for 3 classes this spring.

Please do not miss this opportunity to study with this internationally revered expert on Classical Chinese Medicine. We expect that all courses will carry approximately 7-8 NCCAOM PDAs per day, but they have not yet been submitted for approval.

All Classes Will Be Held in Pittsboro, NC. 

Up to 20% discount available per course, see below.

May 3 & 4: Moxa Fire for Life!:  $465 before discount

In Chinese language, the two characters of 针灸 (zhen jiu) cannot be separated and make one entity. “Zhen” meaning acupuncture or the act of needling, and “Jiu” meaning “moxibustion”. There is a common quote from the Huang Di Nei Jing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor) which states: “If the disease cannot be treated successfully with acupuncture; it will be treated with moxibustion.” Moxibustion and acupuncture are often regarded as two legs of one medical system; one cannot go as far without the other. Unfortunately, moxibustion techniques have somehow been forgotten and are not so common in this era.

Dr. Robidoux has spent over 2 decades learning, developing and treating patients with various types of moxibustion treatments. She has used moxa treatments to save patients who were diagnosed with incurable diseases and were on the verge of death. Based on her clinical experience, she realised that Chinese medicine practitioners should always have the knowledge of moxa treatments available and fresh to offer to their patients.

On the first day, Dr. Robidoux will bring you a full day of learning the importance and application of over 10 different types of moxibustion treatments as well as understand when to use which technique. From cold to heat syndromes, from excess to deficiency patterns; from pain, prolapse, inflammation, skin disorders and much more. While teaching these techniques, Dr. Robidoux will discuss some interesting case studies of severe pain, paralysis, anorexia and life threatening bleeding disorders as well as infertility and multiple sclerosis.

In addition, Suzanne incorporates these moxa teachings with the classical understanding of the energy body and teaches techniques to practitioners so they can have a better quality of life and health. Adequate time will be given for practitioners to practice these techniques and gain the necessary experience to apply them in clinic immediately.

May 5-6: Yuan Qi Acupuncture for Pain: $535 before discount                                                     (limited to 50 participants)

In Taiwan, there are three main classical lineages of Chinese medicine which are very traditional and strict schools with thousands of years of experience. They have kept the teachings of the ancient Xian (miraculous doctors) like Hua Tuo and Bian Que and passed their knowledge through closed discipleship.

This course was formulated for practitioners who are interested in understanding the essence, the origin and power of Chinese acupuncture. After this course, participants will understand the circulation of the various energies in the body and learn how to balance the energy of their patient as well as themselves with few points. Participants will receive the knowledge of 60 new acupuncture points which give us access to reinstating harmony and a clam and pain free state of being. In this course, practitioners will gain a new way to see life and health and learn practical tools to recreate a balanced harmony in the body and mind.

This class is sponsored by the North Carolina Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine whose mission is promote the highest standards of professional practice for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine in North Carolina. All profits will support the NCSAAM in its efforts to uphold the integrity of Asian Medicine and to provide its members, the public, and policymakers  resources for ensuring the preservation and advancement of the art, science, and practice of Asian Medicine.

May 9-12: Jing Fang Classical Formulas, 4-day Foundations Course 2 of 4: $975 before discount                     (limited to 25 people)

Prerequisite: Jing Fang Classical Formulas, 4-day Foundations Course 1 of 4. Dr. Robidoux has this class upcoming in Dublin, Australia and Toronto

During this 4-day classical medicine seminar, Dr. Robidoux will introduce the classical approach of the  Jing Fang Herbal Medicine System as understood by Dr. Hu Xi Shu and transmitted through Suzanne’s teacher, Dr. Feng Shi Lun.

In this second part of the course, we will continue to understand the diagnostic process of the Jing Fang system by looking at the Yangming and Taiyin syndromes and the corresponding formula patterns, making the classical texts from Zhang Zhong Jing pertinent and applicable in clinic.  Whether you are new to the Jing Fang system, or have been practicing it for some time, this 4-part course will take you systematically through the process of identifying the correct syndrome, formula patterns and single herb modifications in order to obtain the best clinical results with your patients.

Classes run from 8:30-5:30 each day. 

  • Early Bird Discount (before February 1): 10%
  • Multi-Class Discount: 10%
  • Member of State Assn Discount: 10%
  • Maximum Discount Available: 20%
  • 7.5 NCAAOM PDAs each day (pending approval)

 


Courses Available at EarlyBird Discount



Please email heather@stillpointacupuncture.com with any questions or for a customized invoice.

If you would prefer to pay by check, you may discount the price by another 2% and mail to:

Stillpoint Acupuncture

229 E. Raleigh St.

Siler City, NC 27344

 

Dr. Suzanne Robidoux (苏珊/苏璇) has now been living in China and Taiwan for the last 13 years studying with various masters with a focus on classics and clinical practice. She started by spending three years in the south of Taiwan to master mandarin while learning with clinical masters. Then she moved to Nanjing and completed her Ph.D. in acupuncture at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in 2007.

During her doctorates, she focused her studies and research on treating neurological disorders and psychological disorders as well as Major Depression Disorder at the psychiatric department. One of these masters was Dr. Lu Qian at the NeurologicalHospital (direct lineage of doctor Jiao Shu Fa). During her apprenticeship with Dr. Lu, Suzanne learned the most effective ways to treat severe cases of post-stroke coma, paralysis, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, Meniere’s diseases and other life threatening neurological diseases. Over 90% of the patients would receive cranial acupuncture with body acupuncture.

Suzanne came to Beijing in 2007 and worked with several masters all over China to bring their life’s work to the printing press and make the knowledge available to the West. She has translated and edited over 20 professional Chinese medical textbooks related to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, during which she had the chance to work with Dr. Shi Xuemin, specialist in neurological disorders and famous for getting the best results with his needling technique. In the West, he is known to be the treating doctor from Tianjin in the documentary “9000 Needles”.

Suzanne is now a fellow at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine researching the clinical efficacy of the classical approach of the Zhang Zhongjing’s classical texts “Shang Han Lun” and “Jin Gui Yao Lue” in Beijing.  She also works at the Suicide Prevention Center in Beijing to contribute to the benefit of society providing acupuncture treatment severe cases of depression and suicidal tendencies. In her free time she continues to research and practice the art of Bagua Zhang and the Zhou yi.