October 12th, 2013 9:00 AM   through   October 13th, 2013 4:30 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 284
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional after 9/18 $ 359.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni after 9/18 $ 329.00
Full time student $ 95.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience acupuncturists, herbalists
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Qin Bo-Wei was one of the most important Chinese medicine scholar-physicians of the 20th century. This workshop introduces Qin Bo-Wei’s system of herbal prescribing, which is a synthesis of the most important ideas in Chinese medicine’s history. Instructor:Jason Blalack, LAc. Oct 12-13, Sat & Sun, 9a.m.-4:30p.m. 12 CEUs, PDAs

Qin Bo-Wei’s system pre-dates most of Mao Ze-Dong’s influence and differs in a number of ways from the current TCM model, yet can easily be integrated into modern clinical use. This system is ideal for those wishing to diagnose clearly, write custom formulas (as opposed to stock formulas or patents), improve  precision in herbal prescribing by writing smaller more accurate formulas, or who simply want to break out of a basic TCM pattern structure. Although this lecture will present a brief historical background, the primary focus will be on clinical strategies, a presentation of a number of Qin’s 56 methods, and case studies that demonstrate how treatment methods can be applied to one’s clinical practice.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Describe the history and significance of Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 methods
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of phlegm conditions
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of wind conditions
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of food conditions
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of qi conditions
  • Describe the Meng-He style influence of treatment, using smaller number of ingredients, smaller doses, and various herbal processing
  • Describe Qin's thinking method, so as to be able to expand it with your own methods

Cost Notes: Receive a discount, register by 9/18.
Class fee includes a 100 page handout.

Optional Text: Qin Bo-Wei's 56 Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions, by Wu & Blalack.  Text may be available in the Bastyr bookstore.  Call ahead for availability (425)-602-3026.

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #284. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

NCCAOM PDA points pending approval for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA

Jason Blalack, LAc

Jason Blalack is the translator, compiler, and editor of,Qin Bo-Wei’s 56 Treatment Methods: Writing Precise Prescriptions, with clinical commentary by Wu Bo-Ping (published in 2011 by Eastland Press). Jason has made numerous trips over the past decade to study closely with Dr. Wu Bo-Ping, one of Qin Bo-Wei’s most intimate and long-standing students, as well as several other older generation doctors. Consequently, Jason’s approach embodies a style that precedes our modern TCM system. He is passionate about helping students and practitioners bridge the gap between this approach and our modern TCM model by clearly presenting a clinically oriented method of thinking. Jason is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and maintains a full-time practice in Boulder, Colorado. He runs a website devoted to Chinese medicine case studies and discussion at www.chinesemedicinedoc.com/practitioners.