Classes & Events

                                                               

  • Acutonics Level 1: Sound Gates to Meridian Harmonics

Taught by Donna Carey, DOM and Ellen Franklin, PhD

This class is approved for 24 CEU/PDA'S through NCCAOM

This is a rare opportunity to learn this system directly from the directors of The Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine.

Friday -  Sunday, March 2-4, 2018

This foundational class introduces you to the philosophy and cosmology of the Acutonics integrative care methodology, while illuminating its scientific and mystical roots. The class explores the cross-cultural use of sound and its healing potential, the relationship between the human body and sound, and how we can use acupuncture points and energy meridians as pathways for vibrational healing. We help you develop your clinical skills by exploring a wide variety of physical, psychological and spiritual conditions. In addition, we examine the concepts of cellular memory, sound imprinting, and the role of the Kidney as the guardian of our primordial Qi, all within the context of an Eastern medical model. The course also introduces new insights into the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, which provide a powerful therapeutic gateway for sound vibration.

You will learn how to apply precision calibrated tuning forks, using the Acutonics Earth/Moon Professional and Solar 7th Sets. An introduction to the principals of the Five Elements helps you develop an understanding of the relationship of these tools to the cycles of nature, the organ and meridian systems, the emotional body, and the archetypal qualities of the heavenly bodies. You will also learn to implement effective treatment protocols using the Extraordinary Vessels, the Microcosmic Orbit, the Windows to the Sky points, the Three Treasures, and other points rich in therapeutic benefits.

 

  • The Best of Tung's Magic Points
  • The Ancient Art of Cupping
  • The Ancient Art of Bleeding

Taught by Susan Johnson, L.Ac

The Ancient Art of Cupping: Thursday, March 15

This class is approved for 6.5 CEU/PDA'S through NCCAOM

Susan begins with a lecture exploring and differentiating all the different styles of suction techniques, as well as gua sha. She will discuss at length the reasons for cupping, what the various shades of color on the skin mean, how to use cupping as a diagnostic tool, and how and why toxins build up in the muscles and/or joints.

Diagrams of specific cupping patterns will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to patient and doctor interface, safety concerns, and post-cupping expectations. In the late afternoon attendees will break into a clinical setting for supervised practice of the suggested cupping patterns. Susan will demonstrate one or two important cupping patterns and then supervise as attendees work on each other.

The Ancient Art of Bleeding: Friday, March 16

This class is approved for 4.5 hours CEUs/PDAs for CORE plus 2 hours CEUs/PDAs for SAFETY through NCCAOM

Bleeding is a cross-cultural modality used from time immemorial, in ancient Egypt, India, the Middle East and throughout all of Asia. In Chinese medicine, bleeding is commonly referred to as: pricking bleeding, micro-puncture, triangular needling or simply, blood-letting. This course is designed to explore: the origins of blood-letting; different styles and forms of bleeding; sterile technique and safety concerns; and to provide instruction on a wide variety of points that are bled for common ailments.

Susan will demonstrate as many different bleeding techniques as time allows, including: superficial and deep bleeding, seven star hammering of the toxin areas, Three Gold bleeding and bleeding the sacrum.

The Best of Tung’s Magic Points: Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 20

This class is approved for 13 CEU/PDA'S through NCCAOM

In the Best of Tung’s Magic Points, Susan’s favorite acupuncture points in Master Tung’s system are presented with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, some combinations and case studies. So many extraordinary points from Master Tung’s work can yield immediate and lasting results, but some of them Susan finds herself using every day due to their clinical usefulness.

This seminar is designed for both beginning and advanced students, and the points are appropriate for practitioners at every level. In the beginning stages of learning this point system, students find that it’s an invaluable recipe book—it’s simple to learn, useful, and effective right away.

This two-day course provides acupuncturists with an understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points, a brief history of this points system, and a wide variety of the most commonly used point combinations. Students will be able to utilize the points immediately in their own clinical settings. Crystal clear video clips demonstrate the precise point location and needling technique for all points discussed in class. Handouts will be provided; no books are required.