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Introduction to Cannabis Medicine from a TCM Perspective

Friday, 10/26 at 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM

This lecture will introduce the history of cannabis use in China. The major therapeutic directions of the plant correlated with TCM patterns will be discussed. The endocannabinoid system will be explained followed by a discussion of the biochemical constituents of the plant. A review of the known contraindications of cannabis will be presented. The lecture will finish with a discussion of extraction methods, quality assurance testing, and legal issues in the United States and worldwide.

Chad Conner

Chad Conner has over 18 years of experience developing and overseeing successful, integrative medicine centers in both the United States and abroad. As a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Chad has provided Chinese Medical services to the University of San Diego medical school free clinic, and San Diego Hospice while also running a successful private practice for 18 years. He also serves as faculty at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. While abroad, Chad co-founded Ananda Health Center’s in Casablanca, the first multi-disciplinary wellness center in Morocco. Chad also lead many workshops and residential retreats in Morocco, using the 5 elements emotional spiritual correspondences with inquiry-based process work. His treatment styles included Japanese Acupuncture and process orientated psycho-emotional techniques. During his time in Morocco he founded Institute of Wu Wei, the first Acupuncture school in Morocco, partnering with the oldest Acupuncture School in France, SPERE. Over the last 5 years Chad has studied and incorporated Cannabis Medicine into his practice, and co-founded Pure Ratios. Pure Ratios is a vertical integrated medical Cannabis and CBD Hemp company specializing in combine eastern natural medicine and western scientific research to create unique products. As such, Pure Ratios is home to the award-winning 96 Hour Topical Reservoir Patch, Patented Lozenges, Aromatherapy infused Vape Cartridges, Herb infused CBD and THC Topicals and Capsules. He was featured in several PodCasts talking about Cannabis and Chinese Medicine. He is currently writing a book on Cannabis Medicine for natural health practitioners.


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