- OCOM Alumni Association 2012 Continuing Education Event Fukushin - Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis
- June 2, 2012 9:00 - 5:00
- University of Oregon White Stag Block - Portland
- Continuing Education
2012 Continuing Education Event
Fukushin - Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis
6.0 CEUs pending
Saturday, June 2, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TBA - Downtown Portland
Join the OCOM Alumni Association for our annual continuing education event - free to Alumni Association members. This event will include:
- 6 CE credits,
- Catered lunch,
- Tours of OCOM's new building in Old Town Chinatown, and
- OCOM Alumni Association's general membership meeting.
Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan based on the classical writings by Zhang Zhongjing. Careful inspection of the Shanghan Zabing Lun reveals countless references to abdominal conditions that could only have been diagnosed by actual palpation of the abdomen. The skill however never fully developed in China but flourished in Japan. Fukushin refers specifically to Shanghan Lun style of abdominal diagnosis for the purpose of prescribing the Han dynasty formulas of Zhang Zhongjing.
Kumiko Shirai’s Fukushin course is taught to match the abdominal patterns with formula methods and formula families. The Fukushin course introduces diagnostic methods, which improves practitioners’ clinical skills.
Kumiko Shirai grew up in Kobe, Japan, but has been living in the USA for more than ten years. Influenced by her mother, a Taiji master, she learned to appreciate Asian medical and martial arts from an early age and has been practicing Aikido for almost twenty years. Kumiko majored in Chinese Studies (BSc) and attended the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, USA where she ultimately graduated with a Masters (MSc) of Oriental Medicine. Kumiko trained in discipleship with Dr. Arnaud Versluys for three years and specializes in Han-dynasty herbal medicine and Japanese abdominal diagnosis fukushin.
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