Pacific Symposium is This Week! 


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine has held the annual Pacific Symposium for the past 23 years. A meeting of minds in the industry of Oriental and Integrative medicine, Pacific Symposium brings together practitioners, massage therapists, students, and professors in the field from all over the world. 


Starting this Tuesday, November 1st at the lovely Catamaran Resort in San Diego, Pacific Symposium's Pre-workshop with Jeffrey Yuen will kick off our 7 day conference which includes seminars and workshops by some of the industry's leading voices like Giovanni Maciocia, Kiiko Matsumoto, Arnaud Versluys, Matt Callison, Heiner Freuhauf, and Felice Dunas. Speakers will present on a variety of timely Oriental medicine topics from Chinese dietary therapy, posture, Qi Gong, aging, to fertility and traditional Thai massage, there will be something for everyone. Pacific Symposium is proud to present Alex Tiberi as this year's Keynote Speaker. Tiberi will explore Cosmology, Magic, and Science in Chinese Medicine.


If you are interested in attending, passes will be available for purchase at the door. Find more info HERE


We look forward to sharing another successful and enlightening

 week with you at Pacific Symposium 2011!

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