Edith Davis Seminar Series

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Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Presented by the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Chapter of the NWHSU Alumni Association.


Japanese Style Acupuncture Diagnostics and Techniques

Drink Your Way to Better Health: Adaptogens Made Easy

Date, time, location

Date: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Lecture room to be announced
Northwestern Health Sciences University


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Japanese Style Acupuncture Diagnostics and Techniques
Colleen Moore, MOm, LAc

(10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break)

10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Japanese Style Acupuncture Diagnostics and Techniques (continues)

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Drink Your Way to Better Health: Adaptogens Made Easy
Colleen Moore, MOm, LAc

Topic descriptions

Japanese Style Acupuncture Diagnostics and Techniques

An informative, practical seminar for your practice - providing you with hands-on training and valuable material. Learn how to:

  • Perform Akabane (manual measurement of qi in a meridian with a heat source) and interpret results to formulate a root acupuncture treatment
  • Practice and interpret abdominal palpation and pulse diagnosis to determine a 5 Element Sho/presentation and the associated root acupuncture treatment
  • Complete acupuncture plan with branch treatments including hands on practice of intradermals, ion pumping cords and electrostatic absorbers
  • Understand other accessory techniques: moxa, cupping, bloodletting, KHT and auricular, from a Japanese Acupuncture perspective

Drink Your Way to Better Health: Adaptogens Made Easy

Prevent disease, promote endurance, energy and calm and become more resilient to stress by making every drop of liquid you consume count.

Discover an easy and practical way to get the most benefits from Chinese adaptogenic herbal teas. Be introduced to many adaptogens (consumed as tea), including a few medicinal mushrooms.

There will be a beverage tasting that will put Napa Valley and Verdant Tea to shame!

In this class, you will:

  • Understand the concept of Adaptogen
  • Review and emphasize the three classifications of Chinese Herbs
  • Sample teas of the major adaptogens and define their benefits and indications


CE hours


NCCAOM approval is pending

Tuition (includes lunch)

Practitioner: $79
First-Year Graduate: $40
Student: $25


Or call 952-885-5446

Speaker bio

Colleen Moore, MOm, LAc

Colleen Moore is a clinic supervisor in the Northwestern Health Sciences University teaching clinics. Her career in holistic medicine began as a practitioner of Jin Shin Do Acupressure in 1988. This healing modality inspired the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi gong and cranial sacral therapy. Through these hands-on therapies, she honed her diagnostic and treatment abilities and was inspired to become an acupuncturist.

Moore also developed expertise in the use of Japanese style diagnosis and treatment. Akabane, abdominal palpation and specialized pulse diagnosis, treatment principles and needling - which form the basis of Japanese acupuncture. She holds a master of Oriental medicine from Northwestern's Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program. Read more about Colleen Moore.

The Legacy of Edith Davis

Edith Davis’ passion and persistence helped shape the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Minnesota as we know it today. She was one of the founders of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota.

Davis also started the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, which merged with Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1999 to become the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program in the College of Health and Wellness. The program has earned national accreditation and the ability to award master's degrees.

Her legacy at Northwestern lives on with the Edith Davis Seminar Series.


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