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January 2014

January 25, 26 & Feb. 1, 2:  (Two Sat & Sun) 
Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory & Terminology Course 
w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH      Time: 9:30 - 4:30 PM (28 CEU) 
    Cost: $479.00
(May be a Stand Alone Class) 
*pre-requisite for Chinese Herbology Program
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This is a powerful course for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.  
 
Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment.

This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.
Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle theory.
 

The Eight Principle theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis.
 
This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies. 

This is an intimate class of just 7 people at maximum, and speaks to the creative learning experience and personal attention needed to study this prophetic and detailed system of wellness.
 

LAURA MIGNOSA, NCCH is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and has traveled yearly to China (19 years) for study and to expose her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. 
She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer. 
Her private practice is maintained at the school where Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help.  


Level II Chinese Herbology Program for past graduates of CIHS is being developed and will include 4 Sunday classes to better enable practitioners to continue the life time study of Chinese Herbal Therapy ~
Subject Matter & Dates to follow soon!

March

22,23 & April 5,6 (Two Sat & Sun) Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory & Terminology Course 
w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH               Time: 9:30 - 4:30 PM (28 CEU)       

Cost: $479.00
(May be a Stand Alone Class) *pre-requisite for Chinese Herbology Program

This class can be audited by students who have taken the January course & wish to proceed on to the Herbology program free of charge ~

This is a powerful Intensive for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.  
 
Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment.

This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.
Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle theory. 

The Eight Principle theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis. 
This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies. 

This is an intimate class of just 7 people at maximum, and speaks to the creative learning experience and personal attention needed to study this prophetic and detailed system of wellness.
 

LAURA MIGNOSA, NCCH is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and has traveled yearly to China (19 years) for study and to expose her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. 
She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer. 
Her private practice is maintained at the school where Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help.

2014

One Year Chinese Herbology Program Dates

April 19, 20 (Sat. & Sun) Start of Certifed Chinese Herbology Program Start 
(8 weekends in one Year)  *pre-requisite course in Chinese Theory and Terminology needed to begin study. 
w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH  Time: 9:30- 4:30 ~ Cost: $2395.00

The objective of this course is to teach the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine as well as the diagnostic principles for the therapeutic use of over 150 herbs and more than 35 Chinese herbal formulas.  Case studies, review of organ disharmonies, and clinical observation will be included. The preparation of herbal tonics and teas, Tongue and Pulse diagnosis, as well as advanced GYN issues will be covered.   Herbal identification (samples of most herbs showed), their tastes, formula structure, contraindications, as well as the acquisition of professional Chinese Herbal formulas will be addressed.    Exceptional handouts provided. Independent Study required to fulfill certification requirements.

April 19, 20: Spleen Disharmonies:
 Herbs and formulas for digestive disorders. Chinese Medical Patterns of wet phlegm, acid reflux, diuretic issues, food stagnation, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and discomfort, as well as other middle burner issues will be addressed

May 17, 18: Liver Disharmonies: Formulas and herbs for the Chinese Medicine Patterns of the Liver will include information on stagnations of the body such as cysts, PMS, some GYN concerns, high blood pressure, migraines & emotional stagnation effecting digestion and pain. 

June 21, 22: Heart Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas to calm the spirit and heart will be covered. Recent information obtained from clinical experience in Beijing will  be addressed as well. Emotional (Shen) conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, manic depression are all part of a heart disharmony in TCM and will be addressed this weekend.

August 9, 10: Lung Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas to treat the western diagnosis of sinus infections, flus and colds, coughs, allergies, asthma and more will be covered. TCM sees this organ as our immune system and formulas to stay well will be addressed as well.

September 20, 21: Kidney Disharmonies & Herbal TonicsAn overview of the kidney issues as they relate to the reproduction organs and all organs in general. Formulas that treat the western diagnosis of yeast and urinary tract infections will also be addressed. Tonic formulas to help keep the body strong even with chronic disharmonies, will be covered as well. Each student will prepare a warming Kidney Tonic and a Defense Formula Tea for use during the winter months. 

October 18, 19: Clinical Diagnosis & Observation: Students will identify disharmonies of guests by using observation, Interview and  Tongue & Pulse indications that will help students arrive at a TCM Differential diagnosis. They will then be able to provide a treatment strategy and appropriate herbal formula that will encourage the health of the patient, under supervision. Each student will present their case to the class to further enrich the learning of this healing modality.

November 8, 9: Bi-Syndrome (Pain)This class will show the various types of pain as seen in TCM. Trauma, Acute, Chronic, and differential treatment strategies used for all types of pain will be included. Some additional external applications for pain will be addressed as well. 

December 6, 7: Gynecological Issues: Common pathologies seen in the transition of a woman's body will be covered in this class. it will include the signs and symptoms of menses irregularities, menopause, mastitis and cancers as seen in TCM. Formulas learned in China Hospitals will be shared. Students will come away with information that can be easily used in a practice of TCM.

It should be noted that at this time, no state has authorized separate licensing for practicing herbologists. In many states, only acupuncturists or Naturopaths can legally prescribe herbs using a western diagnosis.  However... that does not prevent an herbalist from suggesting formulas in accordance with Chinese Medical Theory.  It is not using or suggesting herbs that is at issue...but diagnosing a Western-named disease without having a medical license. There are thousands of herbalists in America and Europe.  In the West, Herbologists have been accepted as healers for hundreds of years.  In China, Herbalists have been mainstays of the medical healing arts for thousands of years

 

Laura Mignosa, NCCHis a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and travels yearly to China for study and to expose her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer and her private practice is maintained at the school.  Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help. 

  

 

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     Wow, I can't  believe a year has gone by already. I want to thank you for helping "awaken" a new understanding of TCM: HERBS~
From a technical perspective, you are an excellent teacher and communicate the essential information needed to understand a very complex subject.
    
Even more important, spiritually you are a gifted healer whose enthusiasm is inspiring. I look forward to seeing you again in future classes.
           
                                                                                   D. M. of Suffield, CT ~ DC, Dipl Ac

You'll never know how much I appreciate all you have taught me!  You really opened my eyes to another way of seeing illness and disease. I know there are lots of expensive 4 year programs that incorporate TCM with Herbal Studies, but your concentrated program does in one year what others take a few years to teach and you do it in a way that is very easy to digest.
JMB   Bedford NY

2013

January

January 19, 20 & Feb. 2, 3  (Two Sat & Sun) Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory & Terminology Course w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH      Time: 9:30 - 4:30 PM (28 CEU)
Cost: $489.00
(May be a Stand Alone Class) 
*pre-requisite for Chinese Herbology Program

This is a powerful course for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it's uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.   
Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment
.
This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.
Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle theory. The Eight Principle theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis. This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies. 
        
 (Students who pay for this class may audit the same class in March at no cost)

LAURA MIGNOSA, NCCH is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and travels yearly to China for study and exposes her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer. Her private practice is maintained at the school where Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help.  
Presently she is writing her book titled," DeCoding T.C.M. (Traditional Chinese Medicine)" 

One Year Certified Traditional Chinese Herbology Program

March

23,24 & April 6,7 (Two Sat & Sun) Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory & Terminology Course w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH      Time: 9:30 - 4:30 PM (28 CEU)        Cost: $489.00
(May be a Stand Alone Class) *pre-requisite for Chinese Herbology Program

This is a powerful course for anyone interested in the Differential Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and it's uses today. Aroma therapists, Body workers, Massage therapists, and other wellness practitioners benefit from incorporating this holistic perspective of the human energetic systems.   
Through recognition of patterns, TCM describes disharmonies without diagnosing disease.  By studying this material, patients of TCM practitioners can increase their understanding of the perspective of Chinese medicine, and participate more fully in their treatment
.
This course also serves as the foundation on which our Chinese Herbology Intensive is built upon. All our courses are taught with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis as practiced in China today.
Course Objective: Among the distinctive perspectives of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the Eight Principle theory. The Eight Principle theory is the foundation for differential diagnosis. This course offers a student the opportunity to learn about the terminology and diagnostic skills needed for accurately recognizing the clinical signs and symptoms of each pattern of disharmonies. 

April 20,21 (Sat. & Sun) Start of Certified Chinese Herbology Program Start (8 weekends in one Year)  *pre-requisite course in Chinese Theory and Terminology needed to begin study.
w/ Laura Mignosa, NCCH  Time: 9:30- 4:30 ~ Cost: $2395.00

The objective of this course is to teach the fundamentals of Chinese Medicine as well as the diagnostic principles for the therapeutic use of over 150 herbs and more than 35 Chinese herbal formulas.  Case studies, review of organ disharmonies, and clinical observation will be included. The preparation of herbal tonics and teas, Tongue and Pulse diagnosis, as well as advanced
GYN issues will be covered.   Herbal identification (samples of most herbs supplied), their tastes, formula structure, contraindications, as well as the acquisition of professional Chinese Herbal formulas will be addressed.    Exceptional handouts provided. Independent Study required to fulfill certification requirements.

April 20,21: Spleen Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas for digestive disorders. Chinese Medical Patterns of wet phlegm, acid reflux, diuretic issues, food stagnation, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and discomfort, as well as other middle burner issues will be addressed

May 18,19: Liver Disharmonies: Formulas and herbs for the Chinese Medicine Patterns of the Liver will include information on stagnations of the body such as cysts, PMS, some GYN concerns, high blood pressure, migraines & emotional stagnation effecting digestion and pain. 

June 22,23: Heart Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas to calm the spirit and heart will be covered. Recent information obtained from clinical experience in Beijing will  be addressed as well. Emotional (Shen) conditions such as depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, manic depression are all part of a heart disharmony in TCM and will be addressed this weekend.
 
August 10,11: Lung Disharmonies: Herbs and formulas to treat the western diagnosis of sinus infections, flus and colds, coughs, allergies, asthma and more will be covered. TCM sees this organ as our immune system and formulas to stay well will be addressed as well.

September 21,22: Kidney Disharmonies & Herbal Tonics: An overview of the kidney issues as they relate to the reproduction organs and all organs in general. Formulas that treat the western diagnosis of yeast and urinary tract infections will also be addressed. Tonic formulas to help keep the body strong even with chronic disharmonies, will be covered as well. Each student will prepare a warming Kidney Tonic and a Defense Formula Tea for use during the winter months. 

October 19,20:
 Clinical Diagnosis & Observation: Students will identify disharmonies of guests by using observation, Interview and  Tongue & Pulse indications that will help students arrive at a TCM Differential diagnosis. They will then be able to provide a treatment strategy and appropriate herbal formula that will encourage the health of the patient, under supervision. Each student will present their case to the class to further enrich the learning of this healing modality

November 16,17: Bi-Syndrome (Pain): This class will show the various types of pain as seen in TCM. Trauma, Acute, Chronic, and differential treatment strategies used for all types of pain will be included. Some additional external applications for pain will be addressed as well.
 
December 14,15: Gynecological Issues: Common pathologies seen in the transition of a woman's body will be covered in this class. it will include the signs and symptoms of menses irregularities, menopause, mastitis and cancers as seen in TCM. Formulas learned in China  Hospitals will be shared. Students will come away away with information that can be easily used in a practice of TCM.

Laura Mignosa, NCCH,  is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist who is both Western and China trained. She is the director of CIHS since 1992 and travels yearly to China for study and to expose her students to the culture and clinical training of Beijing Hospitals. She was the co-investigator on a clinical trial at UConn Medical Center to evaluate the effectiveness of Chinese herbs for menopausal symptoms and breast cancer and her private practice is maintained at the school.  Laura successfully treats all types of disharmonies, especially those that Western medicine offers little help.  
It should be noted that at this time, no state has authorized separate licensing for practicing herbologists. In many states, only acupuncturists or Naturopaths can legally prescribe herbs using a western diagnosis. 
However... that does not prevent an herbalist from suggesting formulas in accordance with Chinese Medical Theory.  It is not using or suggesting herbs that is at issue...but diagnosing a Western-named disease without having a medical license. There are thousands of herbalists in America and Europe. 
(In the West, Herbologists have been accepted as healers for hundreds of years.  In China, Herbalists have been mainstays of the medical healing arts for thousands of years)

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