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The Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Alumni Association

presents the

Edith Davis Seminar Series
Northwestern Health Sciences University

November 4, 2017



Vanquishing the Enemies of the Spirit

  • 5 PDAs: Sat., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (includes lunch)
  • Practitioners: $79
  • Students: $25

The complexities of modern life are very unsettling. Anxiety is both an increasing problem and one that often interferes with the treatment patients seek with us as acupuncturists. The protocol of “Vanquishing the Enemies of the Spirit” is an effective, highly targeted and classically based point combination to eliminate the Shen disturbance. Practitioners may use it as a primary focus or as a background support therapy. It will be presented within the context of traditional Chinese medicine, classical thought and advanced Daoist perspectives. Students will receive a copy of chapter eight of the translation of the Ling Shu.

Andy LiningerYour instructor: Andy Lininger, LAc

Andy is an emeritus professor with Northwestern Health Science University. He worked as full-time acupuncturist and clinical faculty at the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds Clinic from its opening in 2000 until it closed its doors in 2014. He was credentialed to practice in the HealthEast hospitals, treating his own patients who were hospitalized and seeing patients when called in at Bethesda Hospital.

Prior to 2000 Andy was on staff at the Healing Center, a HealthEast complementary medicine clinic, as well as part of the Hennepin Faculty Associates Alternative Medicine Clinic. Andy also ran his own clinic in 1995 with Xiao Gong, MD, TCMD, retired dean of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Shandong Medical University. They practiced together until Dr. Xiao returned to China.

Andy has extensive continuing education training with teachers featured in his acupuncture studies with Edith Davis, DOM, from whom he received his diploma in acupuncture. Now semi-retired, Andy continues to practice at AAAOM and Woodbury part time. 



The Legacy of Edith Davis

Edith DavisEdith Davis’ passion and persistence helped shape the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Minnesota as we know it today. She was one of the founders of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota.

Davis also started the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, which merged with Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1999 to become the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program in the College of Health and Wellness. The program has earned national accreditation and the ability to award master's degrees.

Her legacy at Northwestern will live on in the dispensary that bears her name – The Edith Davis Dispensary.

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