The Tao of Trauma

Integrating Five Element Theory, Biomedicine, & Trauma Treatment

15 CEU/PDAs (NCCAOM, CA, FL, pending TX)

Live Course – Next date/city will be announced in 2021

Note: This course is part of our year-long, five-module certificate program Repairing the Shattered Heart. Originally all the modules were live in-person trainings. However, due to Covid-19, we changed the format of some of the courses. This course was held live in March 2020. If we are unable to teach live in 2021, we will likely convert this to an online course.  Each module stands alone and does not require completion of any other module. Please contact trainings@acuwithoutborders.org or 503.477.9731 with any questions. 

Alaine Duncan, L.Ac.
Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac.
Ravyn Stanfield, LAc. DOM, M.Ac, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac.

Many elusive, chronic, and hard to diagnosis problems – like chronic pain, autoimmune and digestive disorders, insomnia, depression and anxiety – are rooted in autonomic nervous system dysregulation caused by traumatic stress. Asian Medicine’s Law of Yin and Yang is mirrored in neurobiology’s division of the autonomic nervous system into its sympathetic and parasympathetic branches. Our Law of the Five Elements mirrors the self-protective response, and informs an integrative study of trauma physiology. When East-Meets-West, nuanced and powerful diagnosis and treatment emerges. We are fortunate to live in a time and place where ancient and modern, Eastern and Western approaches are available for restoring survivors to balance and regulation. 


($25 Discount for Early Bird registration 6 weeks or more before course starts)

Registration will open once we schedule the 2021 date of this course. Depending on public health guidelines around Covid-19, we may create a distance-learning version of this course. 

*15 PDA/CEU Points (Approved by NCCAOM, CA, FL Pending TX)
CA Provider # is 0619. This is a Category 1 Live Course.