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AAVA 2014 Acupuncture Problem Solving and Pattern Differentiation:
Case presentations and wet-lab

October 25, 2014
Renton, Washington

Lecture Program:
Acupuncture Problem Solving and Pattern Differentiation: Case presentations and wet-lab with Michelle Schraeder, DVM, FAAVA, MEd
7:30AM-8:00AM - Registration and Breakfast (included)

Case studies in Acupuncture Problem Solving and Pattern Differentiation
:  See how Dr. Schraeder assesses some past cases of various issues to figure out the pattern and how to best treat the patient. She will also show how she integrates acupuncture with food therapy, TuiNa, laser and western medicine.

11:00AM-12:00PM - Lunch (included)
TCM and Cardiac Arrhythmias: Cardiac Arrhythmias are often not well described in various acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine references. Sometimes they are only referred to instead as “palpitations”, rarely they are indexed as heart arrhythmias, and other times they are missing altogether.  Palpitations includes not only arrhythmias, but also other conditions where the patient “feels” a functional altered heart rate due to fear, stress, or exertion that can have nothing to do with an ongoing organic arrhythmic disease process as being considering here, but more a Shen disturbance.   This discussion is to combine several references on this topic and also consider the physiology behind cardiac arrhythmias and how one can use it to explain how acupuncture can alter cardiac rhythm and rate.

Wet lab: live cases to work up together and treat:
See Dr Schraeder in action on live cases as she helps participants to apply their knowledge. Group problem solving of the cases will be encouraged in this interactive wet lab.

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014


Renton Technical College
3800 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA  98056

Speaker: Dr. Michelle Schraeder, DVM, FAAVA, MEd

Dr. Schraeder graduated from The Ohio State University in 1985.  Through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) she is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has completed a three year course in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine through the Chi Institute, and is certified in veterinary Tui-na (massage). Dr. Schraeder became one of first two veterinarians to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA). She has also obtained a Masters of Education in College and Continuing Education. Presently she is chair of the IVAS International Education Committee, an IVAS board member, and a member of the AAVA Advanced Certification Committee and its Organizing Committee for Specialty Recognition in Acupuncture to the American Veterinary Specialty Board. She practices integrative medicine, utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine with conventional medicine, at her clinic in Bellingham, Washington.

CE Credit:
6 Hours IVAS and AAVA; AAVA is an Allied Constituent Organization of AVMA and may qualify for continuing education credit in states that accept this form of program.

Registration & Pricing:
AAVA Member Early-bird (Exp. August 1, 2014) $275
AAVA Member Standard $300

Non-Member Early-bird (Includes membership for 2014-2015) (Exp. August 1, 2014) $425
Non-Member Standard (Includes membership for 2014-2015) $450

Click here for registration


We have reserved a room block at a nearby hotel called the Marriott SpringHill Suites Seattle South/Renton for $99++tax per night.  Please follow the link below for reservations.
Last day to book by: 9/26/14

Transportation to Renton Technical College from the hotel will be provided for you.

Click here to make a reservation at the Marriott SpringHill Suites