Treating Digestive System Conditions: Crohn's Disease, Leaky Gutt, Hepatitis, Post-Chemo Nausea, Post-Partum Fatigue, Parasites & Celiac Disease (TCM-08DIG000)

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Study material with CEUs or PDAs $ 425.00
Study materials only without CEUs/PDAs $ 275.00
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Instructor: Tran Viet Dzung, MD Approved for 22.5 CEUs/PDAs for: LAc NCCAOM PDAs, LAc's in CA. This package includes 12 DVDs.

This seminar was originally recorded at in March 2009.

This home studyincludes lecture (Dr. Tran Viet Dzung speaking in French and simultaneous live translation into English by a translator) and patient treatment sessions by Dr Tran.

In this home study, we will be studying the digestive system from the point of view of both allopathic medicine and energetic medicine.

Food contains a variety of nutrients — molecules needed for building new and repairing damaged body tissues and sustaining essential chemical reactions. Food is also vital for life because it is the source of energy that drives the chemical reactions occurring in every cell of the body. 

Food as it is consumed, however, is not in a state suitable for use as a cellular energy source. First, it must be broken down into molecules small enough to cross the plasmic membranes surrounding the cells. The breaking down of larger food particles into particles small enough to pass through the cellular membranes is called digestion. The passage of these smaller molecules through the cells and into blood and lymph is termed absorption.

The organs that collectively perform these functions of digestion and absorption compose the digestive system.

Here are some words from Rose Haywood, who will be translating this class from French.

“In Dr. Tran’s classes, he first spends some time elaborating the concepts according to allopathic medicine and then 'makes the bridge' between the two medicines. So, for example, he'll go into the basic anatomy and (to some extent) physiology of the relevant system, noting key facts on an overhead slide. He then revisits these notes, step by step, and explains each according to TCM. He does this in a detailed and systematic way, which provides the participant a very unique learning opportunity.

“He then goes on to the treatment. The treatment protocols and points are unique and wonderful, first because they come straight from the Chinese medical classics, which were studied in great depth by Van Nghi and Tran, (classics that hailed from ancient Viet Nam, hence books which escaped the various purges that occurred over the centuries in mainland China). And the best part is that these treatments have been systematically verified in Tran's own practice, so that when he says 'You can use this point and that point but in my experience this point works better,' it is not just hot air.

“Not only this, but he gives his students all over the world 'homework' to do — verify the action of this point, that point etc. And they do. It's only in the USA that Tran's students are mostly non-MDs. In almost all of the other countries he visits, his students are medical doctors, mostly internists and specialists with massive medical and surgical hospital caseloads, so that when these guys do research, they have access to really sick people (and unconscious people — in Brazil they even did an experiment on a patient undergoing gallbladder surgery, doing a particular point to dilate the bile duct, and did X-rays of before and after! The results were visibly amazing). They report back to Tran on their experiments, write papers and teach other people. It's very exciting.

“Tran's material is serious cutting-edge. He can demonstrate that there really is only one medicine, with allopathy being the material aspect and TCM (energetic medicine) being the energetic aspect, without which one can't treat effectively. You leave his seminars feeling that you've learned something you could never get anywhere else. And you can use it the next day in your practice.”

Course Notes

Post-course quiz must be completed with a score of 75 percent or higher to receive CEUs.


Tran Viet Dzung, MD, is the faculty member in charge of acupuncture at the University of Medicine in Nice, France, and has been the assistant editor-in-chief of the Revue Francais de Medicine Traditionelle Chinoise since 1973. His achievements include founding member and president of the Association for Eastern Medicine, founder and member-of-honor of the Association of Physician Acupuncturists of America, and member- of-honor of the Medical American Academy of Acupuncture.

After 10 years of practicing medicine as a surgeon in France, Dr. Tran came across the world-renowned acupuncturist/MD, Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi, and for the next 30 plus years joined forces with Van Nghi in translating, clinically testing, and rewriting with commentary the ancient classical medical texts. Together, Drs. Van Nghi and Tran have translated over 10 books in French, including the LingShu, DaCheng, NanJing, NeiJing and others.