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ICEAM Chicago

ICEAM Chicago was founded in 2010 and is governed by Stephen Bonzak, MSTOM, DCCM, LAc. ICEAM Chicago is responsible for hosting all Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ seminars for the Midwestern United States. All seminars offered in Chicago are recognized as Continuing Education Units (CEU) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), as well as the State of Illinois.

Courses in Chicago are commonly held at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in downtown Chicago (http://www.pacificcollege.edu/prospective/locations/chicago/campus).

Since 2014, Chicago ICEAM director, Stephen Bonzak, ex-officio, has been responsible for the management of ICEAM activities in California through the auspices of the former ICEAM San Diego. To inquire about classroom or clinical training opportunities in Los Angeles and San Diego, please contact the ICEAM Chicago staff.

Mailing Address:
CICEAM
433 W. Harrison,
PO Box 805281
Chicago, IL 60680


Student discounts are available! Read about ICEAM pricing and discounts for more information.

Payment plans are available in some cases, but cannot be purchased directly through iceam.org. Please contact us to learn more and discuss arrangement options.

For more information, please contact Stephen Bonzak at sbonzak@chicago.iceam.org.

 

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June 2017

Chicago – The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part One

June 24 - June 25
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This three weekend course is the instruction of specialized Materia Medica and formula studies in the service of canonical Chinese medicine as practiced by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shanghan Lun and the Jingui Yaolue.

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July 2017

Chicago – The Herb and Formula Archetypes: The Outer Circle, Part Two

July 22 - July 23
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This three weekend course is the instruction of specialized Materia Medica and formula studies in the service of canonical Chinese medicine as practiced by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shanghan Lun and the Jingui Yaolue.

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September 2017

Chicago – Shanghan Lun Pathophysiology and Basic Patterns

September 16 - September 17
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The Treatise on Cold Damage or Shanghan Lun is one of the most prominent Eastern Han-dynasty (circa CE 200) classics in Chinese medicine and the first clinical handbook in China’s medical history. It is also the center of the Canonical Chinese Medicine Training.

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October 2017

Chicago – Shanghan Lun Abdominal Diagnosis Fukushin

October 14 - October 15
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan based on the canonical 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. Throughout history, two major trends and types of abdominal diagnosis developed, being the Nanjing and Shanghan Lun schools, which respectively diagnose the abdomen in service of either acupuncture or meridian treatment, and herbal treatment. Fukushin refers specifically to Shanghan Lun style of abdominal diagnosis developed by Japanese scholars during Edo period (1603-1867 CE) for the purpose of prescribing the Han dynasty formulas of Zhang Zhongjing.

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December 2017

Chicago – Tian-Lineage Shanghan Lun Pulse Diagnosis

December 9 - December 10
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This three weekend course is the instruction of specialized Materia Medica and formula studies in the service of canonical Chinese medicine as practiced by Zhang Zhongjing in the Shanghan Lun and the Jingui Yaolue.

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March 2018

Chicago – Shanghan Zabing Lun Formula Families

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The Shanghan Zabing Lun or the Treatise on Cold Damage and Complex Diseases is considered the forefather of all formula books. The original work was lost to the tooth of time, but most of its contents are preserved in two extant works called the Treatise on Cold Damage shanghan lun and the Concise Essentials of the Golden Cabinet jingui yaolue. The first work primarily addresses externally triggered disorders while the latter work describes the pathology and treatment of complex diseases generated internally.

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April 2018

Chicago – Shanghan Lun Canonical Formula Modification System

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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During this course, a strict system of clinical modification will be taught. The system was developed by Dr. Versluys over the course of the last ten years by analyzing both Zhang Zhongjing’s prescriptions as well as the characteristics of the Tian-Zeng lineage’s clinical practice. It is fully grounded and based in the classical writings of the original designer of the formulas, Zhang Zhongjing. The system is organized along a hierarchical system of formula modifications and provides a failsafe method for modification to adapt to a broader collection of complex clinical manifestations as often encountered in Chinese medicine clinic in the West. A waterproof modification system forms the basis of classical herbal practice and the elimination of random clinical variables which are the greatest cause for failure in clinic.

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May 2018

Chicago – Tian-Zeng Lineage Shanghan Lun Case Studies and Clinical Strategies

May 12, 2018 - May 13, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The Shanghan Zabing Lun is the first historical manual to teach the treatment of both acute and chronic complex diseases that have been triggered externally or have arisen from internal damage. Though a classical work, it is of great clinical value for modern day practice.

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June 2018

Chicago – Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part One

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This is the authoritative instruction of the etio-pathology and treatment of over 70 complex diseases recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yaolue. During these two weekends, virtually all illnesses of the original text are discussed in great detail, allowing the student to gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the pathomechanisms behind these often chronic, recalcitrant and debilitating illnesses. The formulas used in the Jingui are taught in their respective clinical contexts.

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July 2018

Chicago – Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part Two

July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This is the authoritative instruction of the etio-pathology and treatment of over 70 complex diseases recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yaolue. During these two weekends, virtually all illnesses of the original text are discussed in great detail, allowing the student to gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the pathomechanisms behind these often chronic, recalcitrant and debilitating illnesses. The formulas used in the Jingui are taught in their respective clinical contexts.

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September 2018

Chicago – Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part Three

September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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This is the authoritative instruction of the etio-pathology and treatment of over 70 complex diseases recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yaolue. During these two weekends, virtually all illnesses of the original text are discussed in great detail, allowing the student to gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the pathomechanisms behind these often chronic, recalcitrant and debilitating illnesses. The formulas used in the Jingui are taught in their respective clinical contexts.

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October 2018

Chicago – Tian-Lineage Jingui Yaolue Pulse Diagnosis

October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Diagnosis in Han-dynasty was primarily done by taking the pulse. Every formula can be identified through one or more pulse patterns presenting in the patient. Though many pulses are mentioned in the Jingui Yaolue, crucial detail is often hidden, and it is as if this knowledge is merely implicitly present, as if it were embedded. Therefore, the Tian Heming Canonical Formula lineage’s main strength and contribution to the field of Chinese medicine to have made this advanced knowledge on pulse diagnosis crystal clear and evident. This knowledge has never been recorded in any book, but was rather transmitted orally from Dr. Tian Heming through Dr. Zeng Rongxiu to Dr. Arnaud Versluys. The latter of which has been teaching this material around the world in more systematized and structured format since a few years.

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November 2018

Chicago – Jingui Yaolue Abdominal Diagnosis Fukushin

November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan based on the canonical 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 腹診 refers specifically to the style of abdominal diagnosis developed by Japanese scholars during the Edo period (1603-1867 CE) for the purpose of prescribing the Han dynasty formulas of Zhang Zhongjing.

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December 2018

Chicago – Tian-Zeng Lineage Jingui Yaolue Case Studies and Clinical Strategies

December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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The Shanghan Zabing Lun is the first historical manual to teach the treatment of both acute and chronic complex diseases that have been triggered externally or have arisen from internal damage. Though a classical work, it is of great clinical value for modern day practice.

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