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PTSD and Chronic Pain with Dr. Steven Aung

A Special Seminar with Dr. Steven KH Aung

PTSD and Chronic Pain: A Physical, Mental and Spiritual Approach with Aung Vital Energetic Alignment (AVEA)

Dr. Steven Aung’s AVEA protocol provides a unique and compelling solution to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain conditions. The protocol addresses not only physical needs, but provides a holistic solution for the totality of body, mind and spirit.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), vital energetic alignment procedures are indicated for those who have lost their essential harmony of body, mind and spirit due to accidents, chronic illnesses and traumatic experiences. In such cases, classical acupuncture therapy largely involves treating the physical injuries without necessarily addressing the mental and spiritual aspects of such trauma.  But for patients who experience a traumatic event, general anesthesia for a surgery, or unconsciousness due to some other reason? They may experience lingering symptoms of disembodiment, such as confusion, states of ‘mental fog’, concentration difficulty, and other negative mental and spiritual states.

There are many significant local and distal acupuncture points located along the Principal Meridians for treating physical injuries, malalignments, and accompanying symptoms. However, vital energy (Qi) alignment procedures are indicated to harmonize the whole person where classical and biomedical modalities have proven ineffective.  In these cases, Aung Vital Energetic Alignment (AVEA) acupuncture protocol is the most effective therapy to harmonize the whole person physically, mentally, and spiritually.  AVEA centers around classical ‘energetic’ acupuncture points on the Governor Vessel (Du) and the Conception Vessel (Ren) which are both members of the eight extraordinary meridians.

About the Presenter:

At the University of Alberta, Steven KH Aung, CM MD PhD OMD FAAFP, is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine, and Adjunct Professor in the Faculties of Extension and Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Aung founded the Medical Acupuncture Program at the University of Alberta in 1991. He is also a medical acupuncture consultant for the U of A Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute and Covenant Health, as well as the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic and the Edmonton Oilers hockey team. He is an active consultant for the College and Association of Acupuncturists of Alberta. Dr. Aung currently sits as Director of Community Engagement for the Integrative Health Institute at U of A.

He is a family, geriatric and integrative medicine physician, and a TCM practitioner, calligraphy artist and teacher. Dr. Aung seeks to blend Eastern, Western and natural medicines in his medical clinic in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2012, Dr. Aung received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2017 he was a recipient of the Dr. Rogers Prize Groundbreaker Award for excellence in complementary and alternative medicine.

Course Details:

  • the seminar runs Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9:00 am to noon
  • it is being held at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport, 6257 Airport Road, Mississauga
  • the course fee is $95.00 + tax for Acupuncture Canada members; $125.00 + tax for non-members

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