Fri, Nov 08


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The Confluence of Nature & Nurture in Classical Chinese Medicine: Extraordinary Vessels

Extraordinary Vessels, Constitution, and Destiny. Part one of a two weekend seminar series focuses on the destiny, or life blueprint, as formatted at the Yuan level.

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The Confluence of Nature & Nurture in Classical Chinese Medicine: Extraordinary Vessels

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Nov 08, 2019, 9:00 AM GMT+11 – Nov 10, 2019, 5:00 PM GMT+11

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About the Event

This is the first weekend of a two-part seminar on the Extraordinary Vessels and Luo Vessels. These weekends will be followed in 2020 by further classes on the complement channels of classical acupuncture from both Sean Tuten and Ann Cecil-Sterman.

Extraordinary Vessels are the unconscious blueprint (Yuan Qi) from which the destiny is acted out through the consciousness (Ying Qi) of the Primary Channels. Because they are the foundation from which all other channel systems develop, they are the most foundational of the complement channel system and ultimately the most powerful in that they offer the possibility of profound personal transformation and cultivation. This course will examine the development of the Extraordinary Vessel system via classical Chinese understandings of reproduction, conception, and gestation. The three ancestries of the Extraordinary Vessels and their relationship to genetic & personal expression will be discussed in detail. Finally, the course will cover each channel and important trajectories, point selections, symptom clouds, and approaches to treatment interventions.

Day one and two will focus on didactic theory and demonstration of techniques. Day three will be a supervised teaching clinic in which participants will practice directly on patients in order to become comfortable with the techniques and application of the theory. In this way, participants will be able to immediately and confidently apply these extraordinarily effective treatments in their clinical practices. The course will provide 20 hours of CEU’s.

Key Topics:

Extraordinary Vessels as the channels of survival and evolution, and why the Yuan level is the most appropriate level for treating genetic/hereditary disease, and threats to the Shen’s destiny.

The development of the constitution in utero, its expression in the organ system, and strategies for addressing constitutional challenges.

Important clinical relationships between Yuan Level (Genetic), Ying Level (Visceral), and Wei Level (Immunological) disorders.

The three ancestries of the Extraordinary Vessels as a blueprint for human development, physical and emotional maturation, and survival.

The significance of Extraordinary Vessel trajectories and point confluences and clinical strategies for optimum point selections.

Specific symptom and pulse indications for each Extraordinary Vessel trajectory, and the appropriate needling depth, technique, and treatment protocols for each channel.

Management and mitigation of the rebellious qi that develops from Extraordinary Vessel treatment.

Participants will immediately apply the theory and techniques to live patients in order to feel confident using the Extraordinary Vessels in their clinical practices.

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