Maryland Acupuncture Society, Inc.

   

Jeffrey Yuen

Date and Time: November 19-20, 2005

Saturday -10 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am to 5 pm

15 CEUs Available

We are expecting a large group and there will be a limited number of desks so if you require a writing surface come early!

MANEFESTATIONS OF SHEN

For seminar information contact:

Barbra Esher / 410.360.3534

E-mail: registrar@maryland-acupuncture.org

Jeffrey C. Yuen is a Taoist priest of two traditions, the Jade Purity and Complete Reality schools. Mr. Yuen is the Director of the Acupuncture Program at the Swedish Institute and President of the International Tai Chi Institute, both in New York City. He was the first recipient of the "Educator of the Year Award," conferred by the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM). Jeffrey lectures frequently to state and national associations of acupuncture and Asian Medicine, as well as hospitals, medical colleges, and schools of Asian Medicine.

 

FEES: SEMINAR TOPIC:  
 
Postmarked by Oct 20, 2005 after Oct 20, 2005
MAS Member $250 $275
MAS Student Member $225 $250
Non-MAS Member $295 $320

Alliance, AOBTA and ASNY Members* 

*enclose proof of current membership

$268 $290
CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancel by Oct 20, 2005

75% refund

after Oct 20, 2005

No Refund

 

 

The concept of Shen in Chinese medicine has always been elusive. Yet Shen is the single factor that is the root of all diseases and conditions of life. Shen and its dynamics are rarely taught within the curriculum of TCM - creating a missing link in grasping the essence of Chinese medicine. It is often inadequately translated as spirit, purpose, mind, Dao, etc. yet the concept of Shen extends beyond alchemy, religion, philosophy, mysticism and self-cultivation. This weekend seminar covers an in-depth discussion on the different aspects of Shen and its manifestations, including the concepts of Ling, Hun, and Po. In addition, the influences from other traditions on Chinese Medicine are examined pertaining to the Shen. Lastly, clinicians learn how to effectively treat Shen disturbances.

 

Day 1

CONCEPT OF SHEN & ITS MANIFESTATIONS

• Concept of the Ling-Soul & Shen-Spirit
• The Big “Shen” & the Little “Shen”
• Shen & Alchemy
• Shen & Conception
• Jing-Essential Qi & its Attributes via the Hun, Po, Yi, Shen and Zhi

INFLUENCES ON THE SHEN

• Concept of the Zong-Ancestors
• Concept of the Gui-Demons
• Concept of the Gu-Parasites

PATHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION WITH THE SHEN

• Tan-Phlegm: Etiology & Pathology toward the Shen
• Heat: Etiology & Pathology toward the Shen
• Cold: Etiology & Pathology toward the Shen
• Qi Shang-Seven Inuries: The Emotions
• Disruption of the Xue-Blood

 

Day 2

TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR SHEN DISTURBANCES

• Some Important Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Strategies for Shen Disturbances
• Sun Si-Miao and his 13 Gui-Ghost Points
• Wang Qing-Ren and his Treatment of Blood Stasis

DEVELOPMENT OF A TREATMENT SESSION

• Needling Techniques Relevant to Shen Treatments
• Cauterization & Fumigation – Its Role in these Treatments
• Other Factors in Clinical Management

IMPORTANCE OF CULTIVATION

• Influence of the Client’s Shen on the Clinician & Vice-Versa
• Techniques to Remain Grounded During Treatments
• Some Cultivational Techniques