The Dàodéjīng Training Series: Achieve Higher Levels of Healing
Jun
3
to Nov 30

The Dàodéjīng Training Series: Achieve Higher Levels of Healing

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Dàodéjīng Training Series teaches participants how the higher levels of healing can be accomplished with acupuncture and acupressure through the underlying principles laid out in ancient Chinese Medical Texts, most notably the Dàodéjīng. 

Dennis Willmont and Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center are accepting applicants for the Dàodéjīng and Classical Chinese Medicine, Achieve Higher Levels of Healing Training Series. Contact Lauren at Events@EasternMedicinalTherapies.com to learn more.

Each program is either approved, or pending approval for NCCAOM PDAs

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Beginner and Advanced Shakuju Therapy with Osamu Hara Sensei
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Beginner and Advanced Shakuju Therapy with Osamu Hara Sensei

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5, 2017
Friday 9:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9:30-5:30 p.m.

Beginner and Advanced Shakuju Therapy
with Osamu Hara SenseiNakaya Satoshi Sensei, and Diane Iuliano Sensei

Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center is pleased to present to you three days of Shakuju with three outstanding teachers. 

Day one is a basic class designed for Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork students and practitioners who have had little or no training in Japanese style acupuncture. Appropriate for students and practitioners who want a “refresher” and would like more supervised practice time to cultivate their skills. This course provides fundamental information and training in skills that are critical in performing Shakuju style treatments. 8 NCCAOM PDAs pending

Day two and three is an advanced course designed for both Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork students and practitioners.  Participants will learn advanced treatment techniques of Shakuju Therapy.  This course will review the theory and conceptual foundation of this treatment style to allow for a deeper understanding of Shakuju Therapy.  Also included will be a further refinement of diagnostic skills as well as advanced treatment options.  Additional treatments beyond the basic root treatment steps will be covered, including the addition of supplemental reference points, jing well treatment strategies including bloodletting to enhance treatment results, and an ability to choose appropriate treatment forms and sequences of needling. 14 NCCAOM PDAs pending
Prerequisite: Beginner Shakuju Therapy class

Each program is either approved, or pending approval for NCCAOM PDAs

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Chinese Medicine's Character Profile Evaluation "CE-40"
Jan
28
to Jan 29

Chinese Medicine's Character Profile Evaluation "CE-40"

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CE-40: A practical tool for diagnosis and treatment of the meridian system at the level of the Emotions, Will and Intention. In this weekend seminar participants will learn to use one of Chinese Medicine’s most sophisticated and interesting assessment tools: the Character Assessment-40 (CE-40) written exam. The CE-40 profile analysis matches Chinese Medicine’s meridian system with each of the eight categories described in the profile.

Cindy Banker MA, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, Five Element Shiatsu AOBTA® C.I.

Approved for 15 NCCAOM PDAs

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Extraordinary Vessel Sunday Series with Barbara Blanchard
Jan
15
to May 14

Extraordinary Vessel Sunday Series with Barbara Blanchard

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1.      1-15-17  Harmonizing Shen: An Acupressure Approach Using the Chong Mai
2.     2-19-17  Releasing Trauma with the Yang Chiao Du Mai
3.     3-12-17  Expanding Heaven’s Breath with the Yin Chiao Ren Mai
4.     4-9-17  Increasing Flexibility of Life with the Yang Wei Dai Mai
5.     5-14-17 Extra Vessel Esoteric Acupressure Overview and Magnet Therapy for Extra Vessels

Barbara Blanchard, Lic. Ac., M.Ac., Dilp. Ac. (NCCAOM), Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), Acupressure Shiatsu ABOBTA® C.I.

Each program is either approved, or pending approval for NCCAOM PDAs

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Symposium II: Emotional and Spiritual Healing with Chinese Medicine
Jan
13
to Jan 15

Symposium II: Emotional and Spiritual Healing with Chinese Medicine

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Three days, three teachers:

Friday, January 13, 2017   6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Classical Chinese Medicine and Psychology: An Introduction
Learn a Daoist Inspired Acupressure Sequence
Guest Teacher Dennis Willmont

Saturday, January 14, 2017   10:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Zhang Jie Bin: The Classic of Categories
on Emotional and Mental Illness (Qing Zhi Bing)

Excite the Mind and Dive into a Classical Chinese Medical Text
Guest Teacher Cindy Banker

Sunday, January 15, 2017   9:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Harmonizing Shen: 
An Acupressure Approach using the Chong Mai

Harmonize the Shen with Esoteric Acupressure for the Chong Mai
Guest Teacher Barbara Blanchard

NCCAOM PDAs
Weekend: 16.5
Friday: 3.5
Saturday: 6.5
Sunday: 6.5

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Achieve Higher Levels of Healing: Daodejing and Chinese Medicine
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Achieve Higher Levels of Healing: Daodejing and Chinese Medicine

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Friday, January 27, 2017 (6:00-10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, January 28, 2017 (10:00-6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, January 29, 2017 (10:00-6:00 p.m.)

This five-part course presents how the higher levels of healing can be accomplished with acupuncture and acupressure through the underlying principles laid out in ancient Chinese classics, most notably the Dàodéjīng. It includes a higher form of knowledge that comes from the integration of the Head and the Heart, or the Dào and the as they are called in the Dàodéjīng, a comprehensive and integrated cosmology; higher and more comprehensive levels of healing that take place through the balancing of the Virtues; a comprehensive worldview called the Order of the Universe that is revealed through the organization of the major themes of the Dàodéjīng, which results in what is called the Thematic Context; and the practical application of these principles in clinical practice.


Part 1 (Friday: 6:30PM-10PM) introduces the concept of the Three Levels of Healing. Understanding these levels and using them together is essential to Restoring Humanity and alleviating the Suffering and troubles of the world. To do so we will explore a code hidden within the Dàodéjīng that only emerges through the application of the Five Phases to the Dàodéjīng and results in the overall perspective of its Thematic Context.

Part 2 (Saturday: 10:00AM-1:00PM) continues the definition of Dào from Part 1 to its Manifestation into the world, which establishes the Pattern for how the unification of the Body/Mind/Spirit is directly connected to the cosmology of the world-at-large. The important part of this cosmology links All Things together in a universal inclusivity according to various ratios of Yin and Yang. We will conclude Part 2 with the legendary story of Lǎozi’s birth and its amazing connection to this higher level of practice.

Part 3 (Saturday: 2:00PM-6:00PM) defines Virtue, the “” of the Dào-dé-jīng, in relation to Higher and Lower Virtues. The Higher Virtues are the five non-reactionary impulses of the Heart/Mind, while the Lower Virtues consist of psycho-emotional reactions on the Spirit and Emotional levels. These are then defined as the Pre and Postnatal aspects of Human Nature. The Prenatal Original Spirit which is good because it retains its inherent connection to All Things and Dào while the Postnatal True Nature separates us from ourselves and from All Things. According to the Highest Level of Healing, this separation is responsible for all the Suffering in the world and also leads directly to individual health problems on the psycho-physical level. In other words, the Suffering in the world-at-large is directly connected to Suffering on the individual level so that correcting problems within the individual will also have a dramatic impact on the world-at-large.

Part 4 (Sunday: 10:00AM-1:00PM) covers the Fragmentation from Dào and its associated worldview including the degeneration from an orderly universe to one that is random and haphazard and results in Sickness, Disease, and Suffering. These are then re-examined from a Five Phase perspective that shows how these actions are only normal Five Phase imbalances carried to the sociological extreme, which is called Confusion and Disorder in the Dàodéjīng.

Part 5 (Sunday 2:00PM-5:00PM) is called Embracing Dào and shows how this Fragmentation can be reversed by Returning to Dào as Source by following special principles laid out in the Dàodéjīngthat restore Yin-Yang Balance and Harmony to the individual so that our Inner Potential can be reclaimed and humanity on the personal AND the global level can be restored.


Dennis Willmont

Dennis has been practicing Shiatsu, Acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and Acupuncture since 1976 graduating from the first class of acupuncturists trained in North America. Dennis is also an herbalist and dedicated author producing over ten books - driven by his personal quest to heal the world by living and applying the Doaist principles of health and healing through integration of the Mind, Body and Spirit. A Honorary Member and AOBTA Certified Instructor Dennis has designed, directed, and taught at the first 500 hour Shiatsu/Acupressure school in North America. Brining over 40 years experience to this subject matter, practitioners and students will rarely have the chance to study with such as masterful teacher. 

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Window of the Sky Points: Esoteric Acupressure
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Window of the Sky Points: Esoteric Acupressure

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First mentioned in the classical Chinese text the Ling Shu, the “Window of the Sky” points are ten distinct points used to balance the earthly and heavenly aspects of the body and spirit. These points are uniquely qualified to address psycho-emotional issues and release the head and neck when the pattern stems from impaired communication between the body and the mind. A transition from a contracted form to an expanded experience helps with the release of emotional traumas.

The class will dive into the energetic actions and effects of these points, and how to effectively palpate in order to tap into their hidden treasures.

Acupressure techniques for releasing the head and neck on a subtle energetic level will be taught, giving participants the opportunity to experience the effect of opening the energetic gate to the higher spirit of “heaven.”  As important as opening this flow of Qi to an expanded self is the need to secure a grounded center for the spirit self.  We will explore the means of creating this aspect of balance for Shen imbalance.


Barbara Blanchard Lic. Ac., Dipl., Ac. & Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, C.I. Acupressure Shiatsu (AOBTA)®

Barbara Blanchard graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1993. She has been practicing Acupressure Shiatsu since 1978 and is the former Founding Director of the Acupressure Therapy Institute (ATI) in Quincy, MA. She is double board certified in Acupuncture and Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) and is a Certified Instructor (CI) of ABT.

A licensed acupuncturist in Massachusetts, her studies with Dr. Yoshio Manaka, Steve Birch, Kiiko Matsumoto, Shizuko Yamamoto, Jeffrey Yuen, Richard Tan and others have influenced her style in integrating classical and modern Japanese meridian theory with Asian Bodywork Therapy and Acupuncture.

With more than 35 years of teaching and developing curriculum, Barbara brings experience and sensitivity to her clients and students who benefit from her commitment to healing and education. She specializes in Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupoint energetics, traditional Chinese medicine theory, magnet therapy, moxibustion and other adjunct therapies. She is a dynamic teacher interested in practical application of theory for best clinical results. 

Barbara also has experience in research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biochemical mechanisms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Divergent Channels: Comprehensive Treatment Strategies
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Divergent Channels: Comprehensive Treatment Strategies

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Often described as mysterious, Divergent Channels gauge how harmonized we are with nature, inside and out. As Divergent Channels pass through the heart, they are uniquely suited to facilitate and integrate exterior-interior relationships – such as our relationship with the external world to obtain and replenish postnatal qi, and the Extra Vessels supplying the twelve main meridians with Qi and Blood, and supporting our genetic heritage.

This class will integrate Divergent Channels with Extra Vessel polarization therapy.  

Participants will learn to cultivate diagnostic skills that engage jing well points, pulse and abdominal palpation. Employing these methods often lead practitioners to a unique treatment strategy that expands the range of clinical application, including addressing disorders of the heart such as manic-depression, insomnia and dream-disturbed sleep.


Diane Iuliano has been practicing Japanese style acupuncture for over twenty years, after graduating from Boston College with a BA degree in fine arts and receiving her LicAc from New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). Diane has studied extensively with Miki Shima, Shoji Kobayashi and Toshikatsu Yamamoto and earned a Japanese style acupuncture teaching 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 NESA satellite clinic at the hospital in the Center for Women.

 
 Diane Iuliano

Diane Iuliano

Diane has been teaching acupuncture in Tokyo and Hokkaido for the past 8 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 certificate in the USA from Shoji Kobayashi and the Shakuju Association in August of 2006. She currently teaches at the Mass College of Pharmacy University and NESA Japanese program and maintains a busy private practice in Belmont, MA.

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