The Extraordinary Vessels and Child Development

Speaker: 
David Miller, M.D., L.Ac.
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 1
Room: 
Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Credits: 
1.50

Description:

The extraordinary vessels govern not only reproductive physiology, but also growth and development, and the process of personality formation and acculturation.  Human development and the development of the personality cannot be understood without recognizing the foundational influence of these vessels.  As we progress through different stages of growth, from fetal to adulthood, the extraordinary vessels both guide this process and differentiate to make us who we are as gender, race, and culture identified creatures.  We can see this process mirrored in animal groups as well, and through exploration of these systems see the melding of evolutionary biology with Chinese medical physiology.  No system in Chinese medicine better describes the human experience than the extraordinary vessels.

Objectives:

  • Understand the core domains of influence of each of the extraordinary vessels
  • Identify the ages of development when each vessel is most active, and understand how this influences later life behavior
  • Cross reference the influence of these vessels between human and animal models
  • Understand the postural correlates of the vessels and how posture can influence physiology
  • Consider novel options for the treatment of a number of conditions through the application of extraordinary vessel theory.
David Miller, M.D., L.Ac.

Dr. David W. Miller, MD, LAc is one of the only MD physicians in the U.S. dually board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Dr. Miller received his Bachelor’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from Vassar College, his M.D. from the Brown University School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.  He then completed his Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine with the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.

Dr. Miller is currently in private practice with East-West Integrated Medicine, but is also an instructor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where he designed the school’s Integrative Pediatrics curriculum. At Pacific College, he has also designed and taught curriculum for the study of Integrative Endocrinology, Nephrology, Public Health, and Medical Communications.  Dr. Miller sees all ages in his practices, but specializes in Pediatrics seeing patients from newborn to adulthood.

Dr. Miller is also involved with organized medicine and medical legislation, and is the chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists, president of the Illinois Acupuncture Federation, Legislative Director for the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and sits on the Illinois Board of Acupuncture with Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.  He is a subject matter expert and chair of the Biomedical Examination Committee for the NCCAOM, and is a peer reviewer for Meridians:  The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  He is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the National Physicians Alliance, the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Chicago Medical Society as well, and sits on the ISMS Council on Education and Health Workforce.   Dr. Miller also participates in the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine. 

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Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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