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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:
1011 W. Wellington
Suite 220
Chicago, IL 60657

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.

Early Bird registration prices end January 26th, 2018.

Cancellation policy for the entire series:
Cancellation before January 19, 2018 incurs a $50 service fee
Cancellation after January 19 until February 16, 2018 50% refund
Cancellation after March 3, 2018 no refunds will be granted

Cancellation policy for individual classes:
Cancellation less than two weeks prior to registration for individual seminars a 50% refund will be granted
Cancellation more than two weeks prior to registration for individual seminars there will be a $50 service fee charged

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


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September 2018

Chicago – Diseases of the Jingui Yaolue, Part Three

September 15 - September 16
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago,IL60601United 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 - October 14
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago,IL60601United 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 - November 11
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago,IL60601United 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 - December 9
ICEAM Chicago, 65 E. Wacker Pl.
Chicago,IL60601United 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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