Traumatic Stress Response: Orientation, History and Context

Acupuncture has much to offer survivors of traumatic stress. Our concept of Qi is our greatest contribution to the study of traumatic stress. This course explores the traumatic stress response as an energetic (qi) system that has been stimulated beyond its range of resiliency and is awaiting restoration of its natural balance and equilibrium.

Traumatic Stress Response: Orientation, History and Context

7 Lessons 
Included
1:30 hours 
On-Demand Video
2 Interactive
Quizzes
Certificate On Completion
CEU/PDA/CPD

What you will learn

  • Apply Yin/Yang theory to the concepts of sympathetic activation and parasympathetic collapse after traumatic stress.
  • Discuss traumatic stress as a vibrational illness and acupuncture as vibrational medicine.
  • Explore the usefulness of acupuncture as a component of public health settings serving trauma survivors.
  • Apply Western physiology’s description of the Central Nervous System to Asian medicine’s understanding of the 3 Jiao.

This is the first part of Alaine Duncan’s program Revolutionize Healing from Traumatic Stress: Integrating Acupuncture and Asian Medicine with Neurobiology.
The program includes 2 live training sessions & 4 pre-recorded sessions (including this one).
Registration is now open. Find all the details here.

Revolutionize Healing from Traumatic Stress: Integrating Acupuncture and Asian Medicine with Neurobiology

Course Overview

Acupuncture has much to offer survivors of traumatic stress. Our concept of Qi is our greatest contribution to the study of traumatic stress. This course explores the traumatic stress response as an energetic (qi) system that has been stimulated beyond its range of resiliency and is awaiting restoration of its natural balance and equilibrium.

It shows trauma as vibrational illness and acupuncture as vibrational medicine. 

Trauma is experienced differently today than when acupuncture came into being 3,000 years ago. Rarely in current time do survivors return home from war, natural disasters or human tragedies to intact families and communities and an agrarian life-style that immerses them in the regulating impulses of the lunar and solar cycles. Integrating modern Western physiology with Acupuncture and Asian medicine can give rise to new treatment paradigms that more fully meet the needs of modern-day trauma survivors.

Engaging the body is essential for restoring regulation and balance in survivors of traumatic stress. The dysregulation caused by traumatic stress leaves its imprint in the tissues and affects the body, the mind and the spirit of survivors. Restoring regulation to survivors cannot rest alone in the hands of mental health providers.

Our theoretical foundation is rooted in balance between opposing poles of energy that co-exist in dynamic tension – and is mirrored in neurobiology’s division of the autonomic nervous system into its sympathetic and parasympathetic aspects. Acupuncture is a useful component to comprehensive care programs for survivors of traumatic stress. It can support the work of mental health providers, physical therapists and medical doctors, and can play a vital and critical role in the treatment of many of the public health issues facing our nation.


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Course Reviews:

excellent presentation

Rated 5 out of 5
January 28, 2021

Hi, many thanks for organising this webinar. A really excellent presentation. Alanine Duncan imparted a clear understanding for the TCM and Neurobiology. A very generous introduction. I’m inspired by her compassionate reasons for working in this field, and considering learning more.

Carina Claffey
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About Instructor

Alaine D. Duncan, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Alaine Duncan is an acupuncturist and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is the author of The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner's Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment. Alaine has a fascination for the interface of East and West, the personal and the political, the individual and the collective -- and holds a special place in her heart and her mind for the role of healers and healing in cultural transformation.

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Course Includes

  • 2 Sections
  • 8 Lessons
  • 3 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate