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

Extraordinary Vessels Sunday Series with Barbara Blanchard

Sunday, April 8, 2018
9:30-5:30 p.m.

What is aging and how do we look at it from a Western and Chinese medicine viewpoint. What are the Extraordinary Fu and how are they related to aging. Learn the correlation between the Extraordinary Fu and common diseases of the elderly. Study some of the common geriatric symptoms and how to differentiate TCM patterns of disharmony. Understand the significance of Jing, Shen and the most important Zang Fu to include in treatment protocols for the aging. Consider the importance of psychoemotional conditions in the elderly and the best ways of treatment. Practice an Acupressure Sequence treatment for harmonizing psychoemotional and physical conditions.

This course covers the following:

  1. Definition of aging and its signs and symptoms
  2. Aging and its relationship to the Extraordinary Fu
  3. Common geriatric conditions and TCM patterns
  4. Jing, Shen and Zang Fu in aging conditions
  5. Psycho-emotional issue in the elderly
  6. Acupressure Sequence treatment for harmonizing psycho-emotional and physical conditions

Teacher Note: As this is the second part in the series program participants must have prior knowledge of the Extraordinary Vessels, or come having learned their pathways and primary access points. Students of Chinese medical theory welcome.

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

20 participants per class, register early to reserve your space!

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