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Spend Two Days with Two Masters:
Presenting Two Complementary Treatment Strategies
for working with the Divergent Channels

Diane Iuliano Sensei with guest Dennis Willmont

Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Hyatt-House Waltham
54 4th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451

Divergent Channels Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
with Diane Iuliano 

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:30-5:30 p.m.                  

Often described as mysterious, Divergent Channels gauge how harmonized we are inside and out. As Divergent Channels pass through the heart, they are uniquely suited to integrate exterior-interior relationships – such as our relationship with the external world to replenish postnatal Qi and Extraordinary Vessels to support our genetic heritage.

This class will integrate Divergent Channels with Extraordinary Vessel polarization therapy.  Participants will learn to cultivate diagnostic skills using Jing wells, pulse and abdominal palpation. Employing these methods often lead practitioners to a unique treatment strategy to expand the range of clinical application, including disorders of the heart such as manic-depression, insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep.

This course has both didactic and practical components.

  1. Understand and execute the sequence and flow of Channel Divergence Therapy
  2. Practice and develop diagnostic skills: observation, auscultation/olfaction, questioning, pulse and abdominal palpation, therapeutic interaction
  3. Identify diagnostic zones on the hara
  4. Diagnose and Execute Divergent Channel Treatments of Shima, Irie and Naomoto Sensei

Essential Oils and the Divergent Meridians
with Dennis Willmont

Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9:30-5:30 p.m.                 

This course interprets the Essential Oils in terms of the functional categories of TCM and the Five Phases to show how they can be used to enhance specific treatment protocols with the Divergent Meridians. 

Each Phase will be divided into Physical and Psycho-Emotional Presentations with 2-3 oils for each category representing each Phase.  In addition, one oil for each Phase will be singled out for its unique capacity to Empower that Phase because of its ability to unify its physical and psycho-emotional of that Phase and will be discussed in considerable more detail as an example of how each of the oils can be understood. 

This course is designed as a lecture, with no practical component.

  1. Introduces twenty-nine essential oils according to the functional categories of TCM and the Five Phases. 
  2. Divides each Phase into its Physical and Psycho-Emotional aspects with 2-3 oils for each category in each Phase.
  3. Discusses one oil for each Phase in much more detail as an example of taking these ideas to the next higher level of understanding.
  4. Demonstrates different ways these essential oils can be used in different protocols for the Divergent Meridians. 

Teachers Note: Classes can be taken together or separately. Each day is designed to teach participants each master teachers unique understanding and practice style. In day one, you will learn about the Divergent Channels and how to assesses and treat clients using the styles cultivated by Shima, Irie and Naomoto Sensei. Day two introduces the Essential Oils to enhance your treatment to address Physical and Psycho-Emotional presentations using the principles of TCM and the Five Phases. Click on image above to be routed to the registration page.

New Classes! 14 NCCAOM PDAs pending, or 7 for each day

Diane Iuliano,
L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM®

Diane is a world-renowned teacher and practitioner of Japanese Healing Traditions. She has served as Co-Chair of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), now Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCPHS), Japanese Acupuncture program since 1995 and maintains a busy private practice at the Lydian Center in Cambridge, MA.

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Always in demand, we are honored that Diane makes time to teach for Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC). 

Diane Iuliano Sensei has been practicing Japanese style acupuncture for over twenty-five years, after graduating from Boston College with a BA degree in fine arts and receiving her LicAc from NESA.

Diane has studied extensively with Miki Shima, Shoji Kobayashi and Toshikatsu Yamamoto and earned a Japanese acupuncture teacher’s certificate from Miki Shima and the Japanese American Acupuncture Foundation in July of 2005. She is a founding member of the North American branch of the Shakuju Association. Diane has practiced acupuncture at Mount Auburn Hospital, where she supervised the first New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) satellite clinic at the hospital in the Center for Women.

Diane has been teaching acupuncture in Tokyo and Hokkaido for the past ten years, and was the first American female keynote speaker at Hokkaido University in 2007. Diane participated as a research associate in the Stop Hypertension Acupuncture Research Program (SHARP) at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a board member of the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute. In 2006 Diane was awarded the first teaching certificate in the USA from Shoji Kobayashi and the Shakuju Association. An accomplished practitioner herself, Diane has been given special permission to carry on the teaching of her mentors, Stephen Birch, Miki Shima, Yamamato, Dr. Tan, Teri Oleson, Shudo Denmei, Fukushima, Kobayashi and carry on their legacy. Diane has served as Co-Chair of the NESA (now MCPHS), Japanese Acupuncture program since 1995.


Dennis Willmont, L.Ac., AOBTA® -CI

Scholar, Author, and Practitioner of Classical Chinese and Daoist Healing Arts, shares his advanced understanding of the Application of Essential Oils.

His books, including one specifically dedicated to the understanding and use of EO in Chinese Medicine are  available for purchase can be found by following the link below.

Books can be ordered on-line, or in person at one of his classes. Essential oils can only be ordered online.

Aromatherapy with Chinese Medicine:

Five Phase Modular System:

Essential Oils:

Event Location:
Hyatt House - Waltham
54 4th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451                 

Lauren Copenhaver
Sales Manager
P: (781) 373-6054

King Room: $229 per night. For overnight guests, to get the discounted rate, tell Lauren Copenhaver that you are attending the "Divergent Channels & Essential Oils" class.