Nov
6
to Nov 6

Taiji (T'ai Chi) Classes in Northern NJ (weekly/ongoing)

  • Wushu Kung Fu Fitness Center (map)
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Dr. McCann teaches Hunyuan Chen Style Taiji classes at the Wushu Kung Fu Fitness Center in East Hanover, NJ. For more information please click here. Classes are held Sunday mornings at 9am (right after Qigong class). Click here to view the main form we will start with, including a video and list of form movements.

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Sep
26
to Dec 12

Daoist Neigong & Paida Gong for the Channels

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Paida Gong is the practice of patting the body to move and strengthen the Qi mechanism. This classical method of Qigong combines static standing and moving exercises with channel stimulation to systematically work each primary channel, and the Du and Ren vessels.  As part of the patting exercise we use a special herbal sack that contains a Daoist lineage formula. The practice not only strengthens the body and prevents disease, but also gives acupuncturists a true sense of Qi movement that enhances treatment ability. In addition to the Paida Gong we will also practice Daoist Neigong standing and moving postures to enhance Qi absorption and circulation. This is a rare opportunity to learn classical body-mind cultivation practices in a small group setting tailored to Chinese medicine students and practitioners. Open to PCOM students, faculty and alumni.

Runs each Tuesday from 12-1pm; open to PCOM students, staff and alumni

$10/class; $25 for materials fee (Paida sack)

For more information please contact us

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

Tung's Pain Management and Bloodletting Therapy

  • Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (map)
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Day 1: Tung’s Acupuncture for Pain Management

This class will cover an introduction to the application of the Tung lineage of classical acupuncture in the treatment of pain, one of the most common conditions seen in a modern acupuncturist’s clinic. Our discussion will include essential theory that bridges Tung’s points with classical theory to allow for the effective selection of points, the use of special needle methods to maximize efficacy, and key Tung lineage points that can be incorporated into any acupuncturist’s practice.

Day 2: Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine

Bloodletting therapy is a fundamental method of classical acupuncture and according to the Neijing is essential in the treatment of chronic disease. In this class we will cover the basics of bloodletting therapy and see how this very old therapy can be a very dynamic and useful tool in the modern acupuncturist’s toolbox. Topics will include when and why we use bloodletting, how to actually apply the technique, and commonly bled points and areas of the body. We will also explore the Tung lineage approach to bloodletting and it’s application in the treatment of a wide variety of internal and external medicine complaints.

For more information or registration please click here!

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Practical Tung's Acupuncture for Pain Management and Bloodletting

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pain management is one of the most commonly seen conditions in the modern acupuncture clinic. This course will be an introduction to the Tung lineage approach to distal point needling with a focus on pain management. We will cover core theory of Tung's system, important needle methods and point combination techniques, and an overview of some of the most important points for pain management. We will conclude with an introduction to Tung's bloodletting therapy and how it is integrated into clinical practice.

Click here for more information and for registration. 

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Lectures on Tung's Acupuncture in Germany

  • Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin (map)
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Dr. McCann will be lecturing at Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum für Klassische  Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin in Frankfurt. We will have a full three days of teaching to include Classical Chinese Hand Acupuncture (in the Tung tradition), Tung's Essential Points for Gynecology, and Tung's Bloodletting Therapy. More details will follow as the date gets closer! For more information please contact us.

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Aug
9
to Aug 16

The 19th International Seminar on Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong

  • Huangshan Tiandu International Hotel (map)
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The 19th International Seminar on Hunyuan Taiji and Qigong will be held this summer at Mount Huang. Seminar contents will include Hunyuan Taijiquan, Qigong and Pushhands methods. This exciting week of training will be conducted by Master Wang Fengming, an internationally known Taiji and Qigong master who was also designated a Successor of Intangible Cultural Heritage" by the government of China. For more information please feel free to contact us or contact the course sponsors directly.

This course is not sponsored by the Institute for Classical Asian Medicine, but rather the King of Neigong International Taiji Academy. Click here for a course flyer. 

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Jul
9
8:30am 8:30am

Master Tung's Essential Points for Gynecological Conditions

In this course, Dr. McCann, co-author with Dr. Hans-Georg Ross of Practical Atlas of Tung’s Acupuncture, a highly-regarded Tung book known for its clear, comprehensive and organized contents, shares the top Tung points used for gynecology that yield results with conditions such as irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, infertility, disorders of the breast, spontaneous habitual miscarriage, and other problems related to women’s health. Detailed descriptions of Master Tung's point locations, functions, and indications will be covered in this course, as well as basic theory, needle technique, and clinical strategy.

Master Tung's system of unique extra points is famous for it’s clinical efficacy, it’s simple needle techniques, and use of minimal points even in complex and chronic conditions. While most acupuncturists associated Tung’s acupuncture with pain management, it is equally effective in internal medicine, especially the management of women’s health.

This course is entirely online. For more information or to register please click here. 

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Jan
22
9:00am 9:00am

Fast Pain Relief with Tung's Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Part II

Master Tung's system and its unique set of acupuncture points are famous for its simplicity, convenience, and clinical efficacy. In Part II of this course, Dr. McCann shares the best Master Tung acupuncture points for pain conditions and injury management that yield immediate results for the lower body. Detailed descriptions of Master Tung's point locations, functions, and indications will be covered in this course as well as effective Chinese herbal medicine used for pain relief. Topics covered in this course include pain and/or injuries stemming from the back, buttock, legs, hip, knee, ankles and feet.

This course is an online webinar. For more information or to register please click here.

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Jan
21
9:00am 9:00am

Fast Pain Relief with Tung's Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, Part I

Master Tung's system and its unique set of acupuncture points are famous for its simplicity, convenience, and clinical efficacy. In Part I of this course, Dr. McCann shares the best Master Tung acupuncture points for pain conditions and injury management that yield immediate results for the upper body. Detailed descriptions of Master Tung's point locations, functions, and indications will be covered in this course as well as effective Chinese herbal medicine used for pain relief. Topics covered in this course include pain and/or injuries stemming from the head, face, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers.

This is an online webinar. Please click here for more information and to register.

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May
23
9:00am 9:00am

The Five Transport Points – A Master Class

The Five Transport Points are some of the most commonly points used in acupuncture. However, few modern practitioners have a deep understanding of how important the points are and how to use them in treating complex channel-organ patterns. Books such as the Nanjing even went as far to advocate that most problems should be treated only with these points! Staring with an overview of classical texts, this class will offer a deep analysis of how the Five Transport Points are used in the clinic. We will cover topics such as the Qi dynamics behind the points, how to chose by symptom, how to chose based on time, and the efficient choice of points to accomplish core supplementation or drainage of the channels. We will also discuss Zi Wu Liu Zhu needling – choosing points based on the hours of the day rather than symptom presentation.

Classes are sponsored by the Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine in Ireland. For more information please contact Kathleen Dowd at 086 2236335 or kdowd1@eircom.net.

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May
21
to May 22

Tungs Acupuncture for Female Reproductive Health

To be successful in practice today acupuncturists must be able to handle women’s health concerns including how to support fertility and assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF. While Tung’s acupuncture is often associated with pain management, it also excels in the treatment of women’s health concerns. Join us for this day of exploring Tung’s classical acupuncture points for women’s reproductive health, and learn strategies to deal with disorders such as infertility, menstrual irregularities, and female urogenital pain syndromes. We will also discuss the use of Tung’s points based on the four stages of the menstrual cycle to enhance efficacy of treatment.

Classes are sponsored by the Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine in Ireland. For more information please contact Kathleen Dowd at 086 2236335 or kdowd1@eircom.net

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May
20
9:00am 9:00am

A Day of Diagnosis

The primary cognitive activity of the practicing clinician is diagnosis, and proper diagnosis leads to better treatment. During this class we will look deeply into several methods of diagnosis that are either poorly taught in modern education or not taught at all. Topics will include a classical look at pulse diagnosis, an overview of acupuncture channel diagnosis from the Ling Shu (which is sometimes different from the Zang-Fu based herbal diagnosis we learn in school), and the Nineteen Lines on Pathology from the Su Wen. We will also cover classical facial diagnosis, and Tung’s palm diagnosis. Finally, we will have hand-on training in using the pulse as a dynamic method of choosing the living acupuncture point for more effective treatment.

Classes are sponsored by the Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine in Ireland. For more information please contact Kathleen Dowd at 086 2236335 or kdowd1@eircom.net.

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May
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine – An Introduction

Bloodletting therapy is a fundamental method of classical acupuncture and according to the Neijing is essential in the treatment of chronic disease. In this class we will cover the basics of bloodletting therapy and see how this very old therapy can be a very dynamic and useful tool in the modern acupuncturist’s toolbox. Topics will include when and why we use bloodletting, how to actually apply the technique, and some commonly bled areas of the body.

Classes are sponsored by the Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine in Ireland. For more information please contact Kathleen Dowd at 086 2236335 or kdowd1@eircom.net.

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May
19
9:30am 9:30am

Entering the Door to Tung's Acupuncture

Tung's system of classical acupuncture and its unique set of points are famous for their simplicity, convenience, and clinical efficacy. The approach challenges some of the fundamental assumptions of conventional acupuncture. Join us to learn how we can utilize minimal distal point needling to treat even the most complex and chronic of patients. In this half-day introduction we will cover the basic overview of the system, the deep theory that underlies the use of points, and core needle strategies for effective treatment. This class is essential for those new to Tung’s system, and practitioners with Tung experience will find this an invaluable review as well.

Classes are sponsored by the Newcastle College of Chinese Medicine in Ireland. For more information please contact Kathleen Dowd at 086 2236335 or kdowd1@eircom.net.

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Mar
25
to Mar 26

Pai Da 拍打 - Classical Daoist Health Preservation

Pai Da 拍打 is the classical health preservation practice of patting the channels to open and ensure smooth circulation of Qi and Blood. Thus it is used to both treat and prevent disease. This class will present a classical Daoist lineage of Pai Da that utilizes a special sack filled with rice and a Chinese herbal formula to enhance the patting. This lineage was handed down through the 20th century Qigong giant, Hu Yaozhen.

Our instructor, Wang Fengming (click here to read more about Master Wang), is a world renowned Taiji and Qigong master, and a master of the Nourishing Life tradition of Chinese medicine. He is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, and an 11th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taiji, a 2nd generation lineage holder of Hunyuan Chen Taiji, and a lineage holder of a classical lineage of Daoist Neigong (Qigong). He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books and articles on Taiji, Qigong and health preservation methods. Dr. McCann will be assisting and translating for Master Wang.

  • $250 for professional acupuncturists, $220 for NJAAOM members (11 CEU hours provided)
  • $220 for students in ACAOM accredited program, OR members of the general public (no CEU hours provided)
  • There will be an additional $25 fee for materials - Pai Da (Patting) sack made with Chinese herbs (for those who do not yet have)

NCCAOM APPROVED for 11 PDA hours

Class runs Friday March 25 5-9pm, and Saturday March 26 10am-6pm

Class will be held at Studio Yoga in Madison, NJ (2 Green Village Road)

To register or for more information please contact us by clicking here.

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Mar
6
10:00am10:00am

Year of the Monkey Tung Series: Classical Chinese Hand Acupuncture - the Tung Family Tradition (Day 2)

  • Institute for Classical Asian Medicine (map)
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Join us for our Year of the Monkey series on Tung Acupuncture. This year we begin with an in depth look at classical Chinese hand acupuncture!

The Tung family lineage is a classical method of acupuncture dating back to the Han dynasty. One of the unique and special features of Tung’s system is that different areas of the body are used as microsystems that can treat the entire body. While most acupuncturists are familiar with hand microsystems such as Korean hand acupuncture, few are aware of classical Chinese hand acupuncture systems such as Tung’s. This course will introduce the essential concepts of Tung’s approach to treatment with a focus on the hand microsystem in managing pain and neurological conditions. We will cover all Tung’s points on the hand including many that have yet to be published in English.

Class will be held on two consecutive Sundays. NCCAOM approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours. $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or to register. PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO 12 – PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

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Feb
28
10:00am10:00am

Year of the Monkey Tung Series: Classical Chinese Hand Acupuncture - The Tung Family Tradition (Day 1)

  • Institute for Classical Asian Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Year of the Monkey series on Tung Acupuncture. This year we begin with an in depth look at classical Chinese hand acupuncture!

The Tung family lineage is a classical method of acupuncture dating back to the Han dynasty. One of the unique and special features of Tung’s system is that different areas of the body are used as microsystems that can treat the entire body. While most acupuncturists are familiar with hand microsystems such as Korean hand acupuncture, few are aware of classical Chinese hand acupuncture systems such as Tung’s. This course will introduce the essential concepts of Tung’s approach to treatment with a focus on the hand microsystem in managing pain and neurological conditions. We will cover all Tung’s points on the hand including many that have yet to be published in English.

Class will be held on two consecutive Sundays. NCCAOM approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours. $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or to register. PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO 12 – PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

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Jan
19
to Apr 19

Qigong and Taiji Therapy Classes (Pacific College of Oriental Medicine)

  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a weekly class on classical Daoist cultivation arts. During this class, which is open only to PCOM students, faculty and alumni, we will continue our exploration of the Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong (click here to read more about this system). In addition we will start learning Taiji Therapy, a system of movement therapy based on Chen Style silk reeling exercises. To read more about Taiji Therapy please click here

Classes run each Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm. Cost is $10 per class. For more information please contact us. 

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Nov
21
to Nov 22

Tung's Acupuncture Basic Course - Part 2 (Pennsylvania)

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this two-weekend course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Even if one never uses Tung’s unique points, this class will help deepen the clinicians understanding of conventional acupuncture and 12 channel theory.

This is part 2 of our 4 day seminar. For more information or registration please click here. 

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Oct
24
to Oct 25

Tung's Acupuncture Basic Course - Part 1 (Pennsylvania)

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this two-weekend course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Even if one never uses Tung’s unique points, this class will help deepen the clinicians understanding of conventional acupuncture and 12 channel theory.

For more information or to register, please click here.

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Sep
22
to Dec 8

Daoist Neigong (Taiji Stick/Ruler & 24 Seasonal Node Daoyin)

Daoist Taiji Stick and Ruler Neigong, also known as the Guiding Qi Needle, is a classical method of Qigong cultivation attributed to the Daoist Immortal Chen Tuan. Using two wooden implements, the Taiji Ruler and Taiji Stick, practitioners go through a series of exercises that build Qi in the Dantian, and then circulate it through the channels of the arms and legs, and several Extrordinary Vessels such as the Du, Ren and Dai. This not only strengthens the body and prevents disease, but it also gives acupuncturists a true sense of Qi movement that enhances their treatment ability. In addition to the Stick and Ruler Neigong we will also learn the 24 Seasonal Node Daoyin exercises, which link a specific movement to each of the 24 segments of the calendar. This series of exercises, also attributed to Chen Tuan, harmonize the body with the seasons as well as treat specific diseases. This is a rare opportunity to learn classical body-mind cultivation practices in a small group setting tailored to Chinese medicine students and practitioners.

Class meets weekly each Tuesday from 12-1pm at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Open only the PCOM students, alumni and faculty. For more information please contact us.

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Sep
5
to Sep 6

Classical Chinese Hand Acupuncture - The Tung Tradition

The Tung family lineage is a classical method of acupuncture dating back to the Han dynasty. One of the unique and special features of Tung’s system is that different regions of the body are used as microsystems that can treat the entire body. While most acupuncturists are familiar with hand microsystems such as Korean hand acupuncture, few are aware of classical Chinese hand acupuncture systems such as Tung’s. This course will introduce the essential concepts of Tung’s approach to treatment with a focus on the hand microsystem in managing pain and neurological conditions. We will cover all Tung’s points on the hand including many that have yet to be published in any European language. In addition the class will introduce the Dao Ma and Dong Qi needle techniques that make Tung’s acupuncture so effective. The course is in English with German translation and will include copious handouts. 

For more information or to register please click here.

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Sep
4
9:00am 9:00am

Bloodletting Therapy in the Tung Tradition

Bloodletting therapy is a core and essential therapy of classical Chinese medicine, albeit one that has almost been forgotten by modern acupuncturists. The classics of Chinese medicine are clear that bloodletting is the acupuncture method of choice for treating the most chronic and recalcitrant of conditions. This class will explore the theory and practice of bloodletting with a special focus on the Tung lineage of classical acupuncture. Class will also provide hands-on practice so participants can return home ready to implement the therapy in their clinics. Course will be in English with German translation. To read more about bloodletting please click here to see Dr. McCann's comprehensive text on bloodletting in Chinese medicine.

For more course information or to register please click here.

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Jul
11
9:00am 9:00am

The Six Sounds - Classical Chinese Nourishing Life Arts

Chinese medicine's ideal as expressed in the classics such as the Huang Di Nei Jing is that the superior physician treats disease before it arises. This tradition of preventive medicine is best exemplified by the Nourishing Life tradition (Yang Sheng 養生). This class will present an in depth look at a rare Daoist version of the Six Sounds for Nourishing Life practice (Liu Zi Jue Yang Sheng Gong 六字決養生功). This version is unlike those that are commonly seen in print and video! This Qigong set systematically works the major Zang viscera, incorporating breathing, movement and visualization. Furthermore, we cover other related practices that stimulate and regulate the channels such as Pai Da (拍打 patting). This exercise is a foundation for self care for practitioners, as well as an excellent exercise that can be taught to patients as an adjunct to other care.

Our instructor, Wang Fengming, is a world renowned Taiji and Qigong master, and a master of the Nourishing Life tradition of Chinese medicine. He is a disciple of the late Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, and an 11th generation lineage holder of Chen Style Taiji, a 2nd generation lineage holder of Hunyuan Chen Taiji, and a lineage holder of a classical lineage of Daoist Neigong (Qigong). He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books and articles on Taiji, Qigong and health preservation methods.

$195 for professional acupuncturists $175 for NJAAOM members (7 CEU hours provided)

$175 for students in ACAOM accredited program, OR members of the general public (no CEU hours provided)

There will be an additional $25 fee for materials - Pai Da (Patting) sack made with Chinese herbs

NCCAOM approved for 7 PDA hours

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Apr
26
9:30am 9:30am

Year of the Ram Tung Series - Tung's Acupuncture Part 2 (Continued)

  • Institute for Classical Asian Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this four-day course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Unlike other courses this one will be limited to a small number of participants so material can be transmitted in more depth with adequate time for questions and practice.  NCCAOM Approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours (for 2 days - first half of class to be held on April 19). $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or to register. PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO 12 – PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. PART 1 IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.

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Apr
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Master Tung's Points for Headaches

Join us for the FREE 1 hour Lotus Institute webinar on some of the most important points in Tung's systems for the treatment of headache. In addition we explore some of the fundamental theories of Tung's acupuncture that let us understand when and why to choose certain points. (Class times are PACIFIC TIME in the USA)

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Apr
19
9:30am 9:30am

Year of the Ram Tung Series - Tung's Acupuncture Part 2

  • Institute for Classical Asian Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this four-day course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Unlike other courses this one will be limited to a small number of participants so material can be transmitted in more depth with adequate time for questions and practice.  NCCAOM Approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours (for 2 days - second half of class to be held on April 26). $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or to register. PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO 12 – PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. PART 1 IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS.

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Apr
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Hand Acupuncture and Bloodletting Webinar

Hand acupuncture is a unique microsystem approach to treating the whole body. While most people are familiar with Korean hand acupuncture, a modern invention, Chinese acupuncture has lineages of hand treatment that go back to ancient times. This FREE webinar will introduce Tung's approach to hand acupuncture as well as introduce bloodletting therapy. While the website for registration is in German, the webinar will be presented totally in English. The times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time in the United States (the webinar starts at 9pm in Germany's time zone).  For registration please click here.

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Mar
23
9:00am 9:00am

Taiji (Tai Chi) Therapy Training

Taiji (also spelled Tai Chi) is one of the great internal martial arts of China. Originally a powerful method of self-defense, Taiji also contains exercises that strengthen the body, treat disease and calm the mind. Taiji Therapy is based on a centuries old exercise known as Silk Reeling, or Chan Si Gong 纏絲功. Silk Reeling movements use the power of circular movements, combined with breathing and visualization, to loosen joints, increase strength, and circulate Qi internally. These traditional martial arts practices have been modified to focus on health maintenance and disease treatment.

Taiji Therapy contains sets that can be done standing, sitting, or lying. In addition it combines physical movements and stretches with acupressure and patting. These can be used for personal health maintenance or can be taught to patients. Practitioners with a background in Tuina or physiotherapy will find this class particularly stimulating. It is also a great way for acupuncturists to integrate traditional exercise therapies in their practice.

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Tung's Acupuncture for Endocrine and Digestive Disorders & Tung's Points for Shang Han Lun Patterns

Digestive and endocrine disorders are commonly seen conditions and often recalcitrant to treatment. One of the reasons for this is that they are complex problems of multiple and difficult patterns such as blood stasis. Tung’s acupuncture is a perfect treatment approach for these conditions as it allows clinicians to choose and implement needle protocols using a minimal number of points while still addressing complex and chronic cases. In this weekend we cover commonly seen disorders and discuss how to use key Tung points and protocols to address them. As part of the discussion we will cover hand acupuncture points that are rarely seen and not included in most English language texts, and other therapies such as bloodletting and direct moxibustion.

In addition to our disease discussions this weekend, we cover an exciting and rarely seen topic – the use of acupuncture to address Shang Han Lun patterns. Our discussion will start with a basic understanding of Shang Han Lun diagnosis in the school of the famous twentieth century master physician Hu Xi Shu. After understanding his basic framework for the Six Level patterns, we discuss how Tung’s points can treat them. This topic illustrates how Tung’s points can be used flexibly to address a wide range of conditions, not just the western medical diagnoses that most textbooks and teachers discuss. Join us for this weekend where we combine the very modern with the very classical! For more information please contact us by clicking here.

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Mar
1
9:30am 9:30am

YEAR OF THE RAM TUNG SERIES - TUNG'S ACUPUNCTURE PART 1 (Continued)

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this four-day course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Unlike other courses this one will be limited to a small number of participants so material can be transmitted in more depth with adequate time for questions and practice.  NCCAOM Approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours (for 2 days - first half of class to be held on Feb 22). $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or for registration. Participants are limited to 12 - please register early.

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Feb
22
9:30am 9:30am

Year of the Ram Tung Series - Tung's Acupuncture Part 1

  • Institue for Classical Asian Medicine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tung’s acupuncture is a classical family lineage that represents an ancient system of practice that survived to the present day independent of the TCM movement. Once a guarded secret, it is characterized by a unique set of extra points, its minimal use of needles, an almost exclusive use of distal point treatment, and an extensive use of bloodletting therapy. In this four-day course we will cover the history, theory and clinical application of Tung’s acupuncture while learning, in depth, the location and indications of each unique extra point. Furthermore, we will look at the rational and clinical importance of distal point needling starting with classical texts such as the Nei Jing. Unlike other courses this one will be limited to a small number of participants so material can be transmitted in more depth with adequate time for questions and practice. NCCAOM Approved for 14 PDA/CEU hours (for 2 days - second half of class to be held on March 1). $400 for both days, $375 for NJAAOM members or students currently enrolled in a Master's degree program. Please contact us for more information or for registration. Participants are limited to 12 - please register early.

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Jan
24
to Jan 25

Tung's Acupuncture Part I

  • New England School of Acupuncture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a basic course on the history, theory and points of Tung's acupuncture. Over the course of 2 weekends we will cover all of the points in Tung's original book and their clinical uses. Please join us for this exciting class! For more information or to register please contact the New England School of Acupuncture.

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