Register today for the entire 12-Course Webinar Series with Jake Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac and and receive:
- 48 CEUs upon completion of the entire series
Individual Classes available (4 CEUs for $100 each) Select from Course Schedule below.
Do you want to gain confidence in treating modern illnesses?
Modern diseases have been rising sharply in the past 40 years. The sudden and widespread appearance of these illnesses can be attributed to the environmental toxins that your patients are exposed to on a daily basis. These toxins have created burdens on the human body that put demands beyond our evolutionary development.
These modern diseases are not discussed in the classical literature of traditional Chinese medicine, and can be addressed through a recent, alternative form of treatment known as Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine looks at a group of modern illnesses through the lens of physiology and etiology. It has developed its own group of lab tests to confirm diagnosis, and relies on nutritional and Western herbal medicine for its treatment. The integration of Functional Medicine into your East Asian medicine practice will provide your patients with a unique and powerful line of therapy.
Confidently address modern presentations and enhance clinical efficacy through the integration of Functional Medicine with TCM.
Functional Medicine looks at a group of modern illnesses through the lens of physiology and etiology. It has developed its own group of lab tests (blood, stool, urine, saliva) to confirm diagnosis, and relies on nutritional and Western herbal medicines for its therapy. These illnesses are considered modern because of their sudden and widespread appearance, and their lack of historic antecedents. Causative agents are also modern: environmental toxins, diet and lifestyle, and overuse of pharmaceuticals, particularly antibiotics and steroids. These illnesses are not discussed in the classical literature of Traditional Chinese Medicine, although they are beginning to be discussed in China in more modern texts. The purpose of the program is to familiarize practitioners of TCM with the contributions of Functional Medicine, especially as they relate to clinical practice. More importantly, the application of traditional and modern Chinese herbal will be taught, which contribute a unique line of therapy to the emerging field of Functional Medicine.
Topics include: The Role of Environmental Toxins in Modern Disease; Detox Protocols for Liver and Kidney; Adrenal Fatigue; GERDS (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease); Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Control; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Leaky Gut Syndrome; Thyroid Dysfunction; Neurotransmitter Disorders; Utilizing Common Blood Tests in Clinical Practice; Detoxing Heavy Metals; and Supporting Chemotherapy and Radiation with Chinese Herbal Formulas.
In taking this series, you will have the opportunity to:
- Examine 12 modern illnesses that can be successfully treated with Functional Medicine and TCM
- Explore the physiology, etiology, and relevant diagnostic lab tests of each illness
- Analyze the illness from a TCM perspective
- Discuss relevant applications of traditional and modern formulas as well as unique prescriptions used for therapeutic purposes
The Integrating Functional Medicine with TCM series includes an introduction to Jake's approach to the subject followed by a series of 11 courses that are organized by different modern illnesses that can be treated through the integration of Functional Medicine with TCM.
Each course is CAB and NCCAOM approved for CEU/PDAs.
Each class is also sold individually. However, the courses build upon each other, so they should be taken in order after completing the intro course. For those who purchase the entire series, there is an option to submit a final case study and receive personalized feedback from Jake Fratkin. Students who complete the entire series including the final case-study assignment will receive both a CEU certificate and a Certificate in Advanced Studies from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
If you purchase one or more courses individually before signing up for the whole series, you will be given credit toward the purchase of the series.
Be sure to click the Enroll at the top of the page to get the reduced rate for the entire series.