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

Classical Chinese Medicine and the Dàodéjīng
Psycho-Spiritual Healing Series with Dennis Willmont

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Like the Heavenly Ancestor of Lǎozi, the Great One is another name for the all-inclusive divinity or divine state that represents the unification that can potentially be achieved to Restore Peace and Harmony to the individual, society, and the world.
Through the fourteen acupuncture points used in this treatment formula, you will have the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning of their pointnames so you can see how this all-inclusive cosmology from the Daoist tradition was built into the Classical Acupuncture system.  Such an approach definitely elevates whatever can be achieved on the Symptomatic and Preventive Levels alone. 
Through this study, you will learn exactly where this divinity/divine state is concentrated within the body and what the points and channels are that connect it with its higher Yin-Yang resonance in Heaven, as well as how these spiritual functions directly relate to the lower, but essential, Body-Mind-Spirit functions of acupuncture.
These energetic and spiritual connections are also related to Fēngshuǐ and several pictures taken in China by Dennis will demonstrate how these ideas are also related to Chinese geography. 
These places are considered sacred in Daoism and were also discussed in the Classical Texts such as the Dàodéjīng, which you will also have the opportunity to explore during this course.
In the second half of this course, you will be able to practice this acupuncture/acupressure treatment on each other through a specific acupressure protocol in which you will be able to experience the effects of this treatment, and then discuss its potential for yourself and your clients at the end.
Although not required to take the courses in order, this course continues in the direction of the previous course on the “Heavenly Ancestor Treatment” by examining the “Great One Treatment” formula. 

Approved for 6 NCCAOM PDAs

Dennis Willmont, Lic.Ac., Author, Acupuncture and Shiatsu Practitioner, Chinese Herbalist, Essential Oils, Macrobiotic and Way of Life Counselor

The Dàodéjīng is a classic Chinese text that has been a source of inspiration for Daoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, artists, poets and healers alike. 

Author, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Dennis brings more than 40 years of experience to this subject matter, having practiced Shiatsu, Acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and Acupuncture since 1976, graduating from the first class at New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).

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

In an attempt to share his vast knowledge with colleagues and interested students, Dennis has written ten books on acupuncture and natural healing, several of which are used as textbooks in educational institutions. Currently Dennis is working on completing volume two of the five volume series on the Dàodéjīng and how it relates to the practice of acupuncture. 

He currently maintains a practice in acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Whole Foods Dietary Practice, and Essential Oils in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Dennis has also studied Yang style Taijiquan with Yang Jwing-ming in Boston where he has earned the rank of assistant instructor as well as Xingyi, and Baguquan with Liang Shouyu. His books are used by acupuncturists, teachers, and acupuncture schools around the world.

End Note: the AOBTA® is launching a fundraising campaign. EMTEC will match any program participant waved discount to contribute to this fundraiser. Inquire for details.