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Dr. Christine Cannon

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Chinese Single Herbs and Formula’s Recorded Courses
Expires After: Does not Expire

These are pre-recorded courses with Dr. Cannon are ideal for students of Chinese herbal medicine, students who are preparing for national or state board exams, and practitioners wanting an easy way to review commonly used herbs and formulas. Dr. Cannon brings 30 years of experience in the clinical application of Chinese herbs and formulas to guide you in increasing your overall herb knowledge and clinical application skills.

Coming Soon…..

  • Herbs and Formulas that Clear Heat – this course includes the categories: Clear Heat Quell Fire, Cool Blood, Clear Heat and Toxins,  and the Clear Heat and Dry Damp categories. 11 hours / 11 NCCAOM PDA Points.  $44.99
  • Herbs and Formulas that Drain and Resolve Damp – this course includes the categories: Drain Damp, Aromatic Transform Damp, and Dispel Wind Damp. 10 hours / 11 NCCAOM PDA Points (pending). $41.99
  • Herbs and Formulas that Tonify – this course includes the categories: Warm the Interior, Tonify Qi, Tonify Blood, Tonify Yin and Tonify Yang. 16 hours / 16 NCCAOM PDA Points (pending). $79.99

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Gynecology Module 2 – September 6 through October 11, 2022
Expires After: Does not Expire

Sign up by August 23rd and receive a 20% discount!!
(cost is $340 with discount applied at checkout)

Course Overview

Taught by Dr. Christine Cannon, DAHM, this online course is module 2 of four modules to be taught over the course of the coming year. The modules are designed for upper level students and practitioners who wish to take their knowledge and clinical efficacy to a new level by effectively treating menstrual cycle disorders.

In this module participants will learn how to use acupuncture, diet, and herbal formulas to treat the following menstrual cycle irregularities, and conditions: amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, short and long cycles, along with excessive and scanty menses.

In the upcoming module 3, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, perimenopause, menopause will be covered and the final module, module 4,  is dedicated to working with infertility and assisted reproduction techniques (ART). Case studies will be incorporated into lectures to provide clinical examples of the theoretical principles covered.

All four modules can be taken at any time however, it is recommended that module 1 is taken before modules 2, 3, and 4 as it provides a strong foundation of knowledge that can be applied in the subsequent modules. If you haven’t completed module 1 and would like to sign up for module 2, please email Dr. Cannon at chriscannon@cmrc.com for more information.

**All online live classes are recorded for future access by all participants at their convenience.

Course Calendar and Cost Module 2 (see below for modules 3 & 4 dates)

The course consists of 6 2-hour live lectures that are held each Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm MST. (Total of 12 course hours)

  • Class 1:     Tuesday September 6th
  • Class 2:    Tuesday September 13th
  • Class 3:    Tuesday September 20th
  • Class 4:    Tuesday September 27th
  • Class 5:    Tuesday October 4th
  • Class 6:    Tuesday October 11th

Cost:

  • $340.00 if registered by August 23rd, 2022 (discount applied at checkout). $425.00 from June 22nd to the beginning of class.

Course Content

This module takes an in-depth look at the of use acupuncture, diet, and herbal formulas to treat the following menstrual cycle irregularities, and conditions: amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PMS, short and long cycles, along with excessive and scanty menses.with in-depth discussions and case examples of when the cycle is not balanced.

CEU and PDA Hours

Approved for 12 NCCAOM PDA and California CEU points

Module 3:  November 1st, 2022 – December 6th, 2022
Module 4:  January 3rd, 2023 – January 24th, 2023

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Gynecology Module 1 – July 12th through August 16th, 2022
Expires After: Does not Expire

Sign up by June 28th and receive a 20% discount!!
(cost is $340 with discount applied at checkout)

Course Overview

Taught by Dr. Christine Cannon, DAHM, this online course is module 1 of four modules to be taught over the course of the coming year. The modules are designed for upper level students and practitioners who wish to take their knowledge and clinical efficacy to a new level by effectively treating menstrual cycle disorders.  Participants will learn how to use acupuncture, diet, and herbal formulas to treat menstrual cycle irregularities, and conditions such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis, fibroids, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause, menopause.  Module 4 of the series is dedicated to treating infertility and assisted reproduction techniques (ART). Case studies will be incorporated into lectures to provide clinical examples of the theoretical principles covered.

All four modules can be taken at any time however, it is recommended that module 1 is taken before modules 2, 3, and 4 as it provides a strong foundation of knowledge that can be applied in the subsequent modules.

**All online live classes are recorded for future access by all participants at their convenience.

Course Calendar and Cost Module 1 (see below for modules 2-4 dates)

The course consists of 6 2-hour live lectures that are held each Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm MST. (Total of 12 course hours)

  • Class 1:     Tuesday July 12th
  • Class 2:    Tuesday July 19th
  • Class 3:    Tuesday July 26th
  • Class 4:    Tuesday August 2nd
  • Class 5:    Tuesday August 9th
  • Class 6:    Tuesday August 16th

Cost:

  • $340.00 if registered by June 21st (discount applied at checkout). $425.00 from June 22nd to the beginning of class.

Course Content

This module takes an in-depth look at the menstrual cycle from both an east Asian and allopathic perspective. What is happening throughout the cycle in terms of east Asian principles of yin and yang, qi, blood and body fluids and the western physiological understanding of the hormones shifts that occur throughout the cycle will be presented with in-depth discussions and case examples of when the cycle is not balanced.

CEU and PDA Hours

Approved for 12 NCCAOM PDA. California CEU points pending.

Module 2:  September 6th, 2022 – October 11th, 2022
Module 3:  November 1st, 2022 – December 6th, 2022
Module 4:  January 3rd, 2023 – January 24th, 2023

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Online Chinese Herbal Medicine Study Program 2022
Expires After: Does not Expire

The 2022 program has begun, but you are welcome to join us! Please contact Christine at: chriscannon@thecmrc.com to learn how you can join the program.

The 2022 program will begin Thursday March 3, 2022.

This online study program is taught by Dr. Christine Cannon, DAOM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac. The program is an in-depth study of the clinical application of Chinese herbs and formulas. The material is presented in such a way as to promote learning and embracing Chinese herbal medicine in a practical, simplified way for beginning students as well as seasoned practitioners and educators. The program was developed by Dr. Cannon, who has developed and fine-tuned the curriculum from her 25 years of teaching Chinese herbal medicine online, and for accredited colleges in Colorado, and Hawaii.

The program consists of 6 modules taught over 10 months. Five of the modules consists of 6 1.5 – 2 hour lectures, and the sixth module consists of 4 1.5 – 2 hour lectures. The live lectures are held each Thursday at 11:00am – 1:00pm MST. You can join the weekly live lectures, or listen to them at your convenience. You have lifetime access to the recordings and will receive detailed digital handouts.

What you will learn:

  • The theoretical principles on the use of Chinese herbal medicine
  • How to use the different forms of Chinese medicine – decoction, powder, or pills for example.
  • Herb drug interactions.
  • 27 categories of herbs and key formulas that relate to each category.
  • Specific herbs and formulas from each category that are commonly used in the contemporary practice will be covered, prioritizing each herb and formula as primary – most effective, most often used and secondary – less commonly used, but useful.
  • Relevant theoretical, diagnostic, clinical information and “treatment tips” for each category
  • Documented and academically agreed upon cautions and contraindications for all herbs and formulas covered.

 

The 6 modules are approved for 12 NCCAOM CEU PDA points each
(a total of 68 points for the whole program)
CA Approved

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Course Calendar and Cost

The program consists of 4 six-week modules of 2-hour live lectures each Tuesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm MST. (Total of 68 program hours)

  • Module 1:     Thursday March 3, 2022 through Thursday April 7, 2022
  • Module 2:     Thursday April 21, 2022 through Thursday May 26, 2022
  • Module 3:     Thursday June 9, 2022 through Thursday July 14, 2022
  • Module 4:     Thursday July 28, 2022 through Thursday September 1, 2022
  • Module 5:     Thursday September 15, 2022 through Thursday October 20, 2022
  • Module 6:     Thursday November 3, 2022 through Thursday December 8, 2022 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Cost:

  • Program cost: $1,900.00. Early registration discount: $1,600.00 if you register for the program before February 10, 2022 (discount applied at checkout). To pay in full and enroll in the program click here 
  • 10% discount is available to students currently enrolled in a masters or professional doctorate program. To receive your discount code please email: chriscannon@thecmrc.com
  • 50% discount is available to those who have taken the herbal program previously with Dr. Cannon, when paid in full. To receive your discount code please email: chriscannon@thecmrc.com
  • Payment plan: $500 deposit with 10 payments of $140.00 each. Discounts do not apply to the payment plan. To enroll in the program and pay your deposit click here

Course Content

Module 1:

  • Introduction and overview of the development of Chinese herbal medicine
  • Methods of delivery of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Herbs and formulas that: Release the Surface Clear Heat and Cool Blood

Module 2:

  • Herb/Drug interaction
  • Herbs and formulas that:
    • Clear Heat and Dry Damp
    • Clear Heat and Toxins
    • are Moist Laxatives and Purgatives
    • Resolve Food Stasis

Module 3:

  • Herbs and formulas that:
    • Drain Damp
    • Resolve Wind Damp
    • are Aromatic and Transform Damp
    • Stop Cough and Wheezing
    • Dispel Hot Phlegm
    • Dispel Cold Phlegm

Module 4:

  • Herbs and formulas that:
    • Regulate Qi
    • Move Blood
    • Stop Bleeding

Module 5:

  • Herbs and formulas that:
    • Warm the Interior
    • Tonify Qi
    • Tonify Blood
    • Tonify Yin
    • Tonify Yang

Module 6:

  • Herbs and formulas that:
    • are Astringent
    • Anchor Yang and Calm the Spirit
    • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
    • Dispel Wind and Stop Tremors

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Advanced Online Chinese Herbal Medicine Study Program September 2021
Expires After: Does not Expire

Course Overview

This is online advanced study program is designed to encourage active participation and discussion on herbal treatment for conditions commonly seen in clinical practice. In each module Dr. Cannon will provide an overview of a particular condition with in-depth information on the most effective herbal treatment to be used. Acupuncture and other CM approaches to treatment will also be discussed.

The program is available to everyone who has completed Dr. Cannon’s previous CHM study programs, practitioners who graduated with CHM as part of their master’s degree and actively use CHM in their practices.

**All online live classes are recorded for future access by all participants at their convenience.

Course Calendar and Cost

The program consists of 4 six-week modules of 2-hour live lectures each Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm MST. (Total of 48 program hours)

  • Module 1:     Tuesday September 7, 2021 through Tuesday October 12, 2021
  • Module 2:     Tuesday November 2, 2021 through Tuesday December 14, 2021 (no class Thanksgiving week)
  • Module 3:     Tuesday January 4, 2022 through Tuesday February 8, 2022
  • Module 4:     Tuesday March 2, 2022 through Tuesday April 6, 2022

Course Content

Module 1:      Gynecology

Module 1 provides an overview of the Chinese and Western medicine understanding of the menstrual cycle, with an in-depth discussion of how to treat menstrual cycles imbalances according the the phases of the cycle. Additionally, the treatment of complex disorders such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and fibroids will be presented and discussed.

Module 2:     Chronic pain and inflammatory conditions

Module 2 provides an of inflammation from both a Chinese and western medicine perspective, with an in-depth discussion of how inflammatory conditions are treated with Chinese herbal medicine and other CM protocols. Conditions such as chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohns disease, and other inflammatory conditions (including long-haul/post Covid) will be covered.

Module 3:     The Shen

Module 3 provides an understanding of the Shen from the Chinese medicine classics, along with contemporary perspectives on Shen disturbances seen in clinical practice. Formulas and treatment approaches for depression, anxiety and other mood disorders will be discussed, along with the challenges of working with clients who are taking pharmaceuticals.

Module 4:     Complex cases and their management

Module 4 provides an opportunity for participants to share complex cases from their clinical practice to gain insight as to useful treatment approaches that may be used. Dr. Cannon will also be providing complex cases and their treatment for discussion by the group.

CEU and PDA Hours

Module 1 and 2, 24 California CEU and NCCAOM PDA points approved.

Module 3 and 4, 24 California CEU and NCCAOM PDA points pending

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Dosing Basic of Chinese Herbal Medicine – Free Class!
Expires After: Does not Expire

 

This free class covers all aspects of dosing different forms of Chinese herbal medicines – decoctions, granules, teapills, tablets and tinctures.

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Theoretical Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course consists of approximately one-hour of recorded lecture with Dr. Cannon.

Course Goals

The goal of this course are to provide an introduction to and review of the theories and principles behind individual Chinese herbs and formulas.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of the Materia Medica as a categorization of medicinal substances based on taste, temperature, channel entered, actions, indications, and contraindications.
  • Differentiate common herbal substances based on their individual qualities and natures.
  • Understand herb nomenclature
  • Be familiar with the different treatment strategies employed when using Chinese herbal formulas
  • Understand formula design and hierarchy
  • The course includes a worksheet quiz for students to assess their understanding of the material

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Herbs and Formulas that Relieve the Surface
Expires After: Does not Expire

This course provides two and a half hours of recorded lecture with Dr. Cannon.

Course Goals

The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the herbs that belong to the Relieve the Surface of Wind Cold and Wind Heat categories in the Chinese Materia Medica.

For each herb studied the course will cover:

  • the name in Pin Yin, and Latin
  • the taste, temperature and channel association
  • the primary actions and indications for each herb

For each formula studied the course will cover:

  • the name in Pin Yin and English/Latin
  • the primary actions and indications for each formula
  • the primary conditions treated by each formula

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Differentiate common herbal substances based on their individual qualities and natures.
  • Discuss the following with regards to the most commonly used herbs and formulas to relieve the surface:
    • Chinese, Pin Yin, Latin, botanical, and common nomenclature
    • Category and functions
    • Visual identification
    • Taste, temperature, and entering meridian
    • Taxonomy and nomenclature
    • Actions and indications; classical and contemporary usage
    • Contraindications
    • Application of herbal dosages
    • Clinical application of the formulas studied