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“The Heavenly Ancestor Treatment” Psycho-Spiritual Healing in Classical Chinese Medicine

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

This course shows how ancient Daoist mythology uses symbols to convey the deeper level of meaning that the divine is both within and without the human being only waiting to be discovered.  In Daoist philosophy, especially in the Dàodéjīng, divinity is closely related to Dào, which is considered to be the Source of All Things. 

In a parallel way of thinking, the quasi-historical author of the Dàodéjīng (Lǎozi), through which these sacred ideas first came forth in the written word, was considered to be the personification of this Source, or Dào.  In later times, the mythological rendering of Lǎozi’s birth has a direct connection to the energetics of acupuncture, which is further symbolized in the acupuncture pointnames. 

By comparing and contrasting these particular human energetics with the mythology of Lǎozi, we can easily come to the unavoidable understanding that this aspect of divinity was considered by the ancient Chinese to be cosmologically built into the human system waiting for further discovery.

In this course, we will explore both the mythology and energetics of this possibility through our examination of the pointnames of the relevant acupuncture points.  You will be shown how these points can be organized into an acupuncture or acupressure treatment.  You will then have the opportunity to practice this treatment on each other with a specific acupressure protocol, and then discuss the results. 

This approach will give you the opportunity to see for yourself how this greater perspective was built into the Classical Chinese acupuncture system, and that Healing in the acupuncture/acupressure profession has the potential to go far beyond anything we could have previously imagined!  Just how far that is will depend on you and your continued practice and cultivation.


Dennis Willmont has been actively practicing Shiatsu, Acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and Acupuncture since 1976 graduating from the first class of acupuncturists trained in North America. An Honorary Member and AOBTA Certified Instructor, Dennis has designed, directed, and taught at the first 500 hour Shiatsu/Acupressure school in North America.

 Dennis Willmont

Dennis Willmont

A pioneer in his day, Dennis is an accomplished Herbalist, dedicated Daoist and has contributed quite a bit to the Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy communities, including publishing over ten books with more on the way.

Bringing over 40 years experience to this subject matter, practitioners and students will rarely have the chance to study with such as masterful teacher. 


This course is part of a series. Classes can be taken individually and in any order. See details below.

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

Psycho-Spiritual Healing Series
Classes are scheduled from 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.

“The Heavenly Ancestor Treatment”
4-15-17: Psycho-Spiritual Healing in Classical Chinese Medicine

“The Great One Treatment”
6-3-17: Psycho-Spiritual Healing in Classical Chinese Medicine

“The Big Bell Treatment”
6-4-17: Psycho-Spiritual Healing in Classical Chinese Medicine

“Daoist Psychology”
 Psycho-Spiritual Healing in Classical Chinese Medicine

Supportive Discount Codes:
10% AOBTA Members – enter code "AOBTA"
20% Recent Graduates (less than 1 year) – enter code "Graduate"
25% Students – enter code "Students"

20 participants per class, register early to reserve your space!
$180 per class for professionals
$162 per class for AOBTA members (see details below)
$144 per class for recent graduates (see details below)
$135 per class for students (see details below)

$600 for all four programs = $150 per program
*Students enrolled in the monthly payment program enter code "DW-PSHS"

$75 per class for event volunteers! (inquire for details)