The Five Phases in the Classical Texts

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The Five Phases in the Classical Texts

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Registration: 
$325 Professional
$300 AOBTA® Members* (read details below)
$250 Students and Recent Graduates (<2 years)

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Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts
317 North Main Street, Natick, MA 01760

Virtual attendance available. Inquire.

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Saturday-Sunday, February 17-18, 2018
The Five Phases in the Classical Texts
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New Class! 14 NCCAOM PDAs pending

This course presents the Five Phases as they were described in the Classical Texts of acupuncture and shows how they are even more necessary in modern times.  The foundation of this approach is how the basic theories of Yin-Yang polarity are applied to the categories of Five Phase correspondence.  

Of special importance is how these levels elucidate a more comprehensive meaning for its corresponding Phase.  For example, it describes and organizes over 200 different psycho-emotional temperaments according to Yin, Yang, and Balance to facilitate their use in clinical practice.  It also describes the Hún and Pò in depth as examples of using acupuncture in treating psycho-spiritual aspects frequently seen in the clinic.

  • Introduces the Five Phase Categories of Correspondence on the Cosmological, Physiological, and Body/Mind/Spirit levels.
  • Shows how the Five Phases are generated from basic Yin-Yang polarity.
  • Provides a listing, description, and organization of over 200 psycho-emotional temperaments.
  • Details a complete description of the Hún and Pò, as well as the Spirit Functions of the other Phases.

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Early Registration: 
$325 Professional
$300 AOBTA® Members* (read details below)
$250 Student sand Recent Graduates (<2 years)

Regular Tuition:
$375 Professional
$350 AOBTA® Members* (read details below)
$300 Students and Recent Graduates (<2 years)

Remote participation available though Zoom video conferencing. Contact Lauren Paap to arrange a time to set-up a practice run and orientation. Contact details below.

Each program qualifies for 14 NCCAOM PDA’s. 


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Dennis Willmont, Lic. Ac., is an accomplished Author, Acupuncturist, Shiatsu Practitioner, Chinese Herbalist, Essential Oils Practitioner, Macrobiotic Counselor, and Way of Life Counselor.

Dennis has more than 40 years of experience with the Dàodéjīng – a classic Chinese text that has been a source of inspiration for Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, artists, poets and healers.  He has been practicing Shiatsu, Acupressure, Tàijíquán, and Daoist meditation since 1971, and Acupuncture since 1976.  He graduated from the first class at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).

He has also studied Wu style Tàijíquán with Li Li-ta in San Francisco and Yang style with T.T Liang and Yang Jwing-ming in Boston where he has earned the rank of assistant instructor as well as Xingyi and Baguquan with Liang Shouyu.

A true pioneer, in the 1970’s Dennis created and taught the first 500-hour program in Shiatsu/Acupressure in North America, before the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®) existed.  He is an AOBTA® Certified Instructor and Honorary Member.

In an attempt to share his vast knowledge with colleagues and students, Dennis Willmont has written ten books on acupuncture and natural healing, several of which have been used as textbooks in educational institutions.  Currently, he is working on completing Volume Two of the five volume series on the Dàodéjīng and how it relates to the Three Levels of Healing in acupuncture.

In addition to his rigorous writing schedule, Dennis maintains a practice in acupuncture, Chinese herbs, whole foods dietary practice, and essential oils in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

His books are used by acupuncturists, teachers, and acupuncture schools around the world.  

To learn more about these treasures, or to purchase, visit Willmountain Press (link)


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For Questions and to arrange virtual attendance contact:

Lauren Paap, Founding Director of EMTEC

Email: Events@EasternMedicinalTherapies.com

Cell: (617) 435-3586

Investing in our Community: The AOBTA® is a national Membership Association for Asian Bodywork Therapy Students, Professionals, Educators and Schools and the only organization dedicated exclusively to serving the ABT profession. 

The American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®) is launching a membership drive and fundraising campaign.

*As president, in an effort to support the AOBTA® and ABT community, Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC) will offer all new AOBTA® professional members $75 credit to apply towards the full program price of one program. Offer good April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2018.

For current members, EMTEC will match any contributions given though waving the AOBTA® member discount upon purchase of each class. i.e. in this offer $25 waived equals $50 donated to the AOBTA®. Inquire for details.                 


To learn more about the AOBTA®:

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®)
Membership Association for Asian Bodywork Therapy Students, Professionals, Educators and Schools

To Learn More and Apply for Professional Membership:
http://www.aobta.org/professional-membership

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