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EV Sunday Series: Harmonizing Shen: An Acupressure approach using the Chong Mai

  • Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts 317 North Main Street Natick, MA, 01760 United States (map)

One of the Extraordinary Vessels, the Chong Mai or the Penetrating Vessel has an important influence on affecting the emotions. Its characteristics have the ability to harmonize the emotions when they are imbalanced. Extraordinary Vessels are the deepest pathways that circulate Yuan Source Qi and connect to the Dan Tien “elixir field”. You will review and enhance your understanding of the pathway, characteristics and energetic implications of the Chong Mai.  We will discuss how emotions can cause pathology, and best approaches for treatment when using the Chong Mai.

Deepen your clinical skills by differentiating hara assessment for the Chong Mai and evaluating how a client with an imbalance in Shen might present.

Designed for Acupuncturists and Asian Bodywork Therapies, learn how to harmonize the emotions using an Acupressure treatment to connect and balance the Chong Mai. You will practice basic Acupressure techniques and learn how to open the vessels and access the Qi. Specific Acupoint combinations will be practiced to tap into the resonance of the Chong Mai.

Barbara Blanchard, Lic.Ac. Dipl. (NCCAOM)®, Acupressure Shiatsu AOBTA®CI

Barbara Blanchard: Founding Director of the former Acupressure Therapy Institute and AOBTA Certified Instructor of Acupressure, Barbara Blanchard has more than 35 years experience in teaching and developing curriculum. She specializes in Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupoint energetics, traditional Chinese medical theory (TCM), magnet therapy, moxibustion and other adjunct therapies. Barbara is a dynamic teacher interested in practical application of theory or best clinical results. With a lifelong passion for learning and education, in addition to her private practice in Cambridge, MA. Barbara is one of the three founding teachers and primary mentors for Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC).