Essential Bodywork for Clinical Practice 2016


Essential Bodywork for Clinical Practice: A Four Module 63 Hour Training Program. Attendance in this advanced training program requires completion of the prerequisite seminar “Tangible Qi in the Clinic”.

The greatest force in healing is touch. The ancient Chinese realized this, and, guided by medical theory and clinical experience, developed touch into the highest healing art within the field of Chinese medicine. The usefulness of a sword depends on the warrior’s handskill; the efficacy of a needle depends on the practitioner’s skill of touch. To treat internal diseases or external injuries without deeply training the hands is to be overly optimistic of ones clinical results. This four module training program provides the same bodywork foundation that Andrew Nugent-Head learned in China, set sequentially in the way he learned over his years training there. It is, in his opinion, the most important piece of practicing tangible, effective and reliable medicine. Taught by Andrew Nugent-Head

TOTAL CEU HOURS PENDING BY THE CALIFORNIA BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE & ACCEPTED BY THE NCCAOM: 63

PREREQUISITE SEMINAR: TANGIBLE QI IN THE CLINIC – January 25-26, 2016

A one time attendance of this seminar is required before attending the Acupuncture for Internal Diseases, Acupuncture for External Injuries, and Bodywork training courses. If you have already attended this seminar, you do not need to purchase or attend this seminar!

This critical seminar first focuses on what ATS calls Demystifying Qi, creating a grounding of what Qi really is and isn’t as well as a common language for participants to use for all modules to follow. This is followed by what ATS calls Developing Tangible Qi, which is seeing and training in how to tangibly and reliably affect Qi in patients by applying hand techniques to the skin, connective/muscular tissue, and skeletal system. Throughout, participants train in the Eight Storing Qi & Developing Sensitivity Practices, as well as learn how to adapt their own personal cultivation exercises to the clinical application of tangible Qi manipulation for reliable, repeatable treatment results. Cost is $400 if purchased alone, $300 if purchased with a full program. This seminar provides an additional 18 CEUs in addition to the rest of the course if you have not previously attended this foundations seminar.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 11 Video Lecture Hours

Module 01: Daoist Zangfu Acupressure – February 15-16, 2016
Focused on regulating the Qi flow in the organs of the body cavity, Daoist Zangfu Acupressure is a powerful bodywork treatment method to return fundamental health to very sick patients. Originally passed on by a wandering Daoist, it was nearly lost in the Cultural Revolution. Today, there are only a handful of people focused on using this incredible bodywork system in the clinic. It was the first clinical treatment method learned by Andrew Nugent-Head, taught to him by the late Professor Wang Jin-Huai.

• 11 Contact Hours
• 02.5 Video Lecture Hours

Module 02: Yin Style Bagua Bodywork Techniques I – March 14-15, 2016
Modules 02 introduces the medical bodywork of Yin Style Bagua. Bodywork is the fundamental treatment method of Yin Style Bagua medical practitioners, the core of their Qi based skillset and the source of their acupuncture skill. These two modules cover the 24 basic hand techniques, the differences between Qi focused vs. Blood focused techniques, skeletal alignment, protocols and treatment demonstrations.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06.5 Video Lecture Hours

Module 03: Yin Style Bagua Bodywork Techniques II – April 11-12, 2016
Modules 03 continues the medical bodywork of Yin Style Bagua. Bodywork is the fundamental treatment method of Yin Style Bagua medical practitioners, the core of their Qi based skillset and the source of their acupuncture skill. These two modules cover the 24 basic hand techniques, the differences between Qi focused vs. Blood focused techniques, skeletal alignment, protocols and treatment demonstrations.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 04.5 Video Lecture Hours

Module 04: Deep Qi Protocol – May 16-17, 2016
Using Deep Qi work only, the final module introduces the skills to address the intangible yet most fundamental Qi of sickness and health, which is the Yuan Qi. It focuses on understanding what we must tangibly do to get to and awaken the Yuan Qi when working with the chronically, systemically or terminally ill. Candid discussions on the possibilities of spontaneous healing, giving quality of life through the dying process, the successes and failures of both Chinese and allopathic medicine, and practitioner maturity are balanced by learning and practicing a protocol sequence for awakening the Yuan Qi as well as adapting it to redressing physical and emotional imbalances.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours

COST OF PROGRAM prerequisite seminar previously attended: $1595

COST OF PROGRAM with discounted prerequisite seminar cost: $1895

TOTAL CEU HOURS: 63 (Pending approval by the California Acupuncture Board)

DATES OF PROGRAM:

• Prerequisite Seminar–Tangible Qi in the Clinic: attendance not required if previously attended
January 25-26

• Module 01: Daoist Zangfu Acupressure
February 15-16

• Module 02: Yin Style Bagua Bodywork Techniques I
March 14-15

• Module 03: Yin Style Bagua Bodywork Techniques II
April 11-12

• Module 04: Deep Qi Protocol
May 16-17

LOCATION & TIMES

The Alternative Clinic 23 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801

  • Day 01 of each module (Mondays): 8:30 to 4:00pm
  • Day 02 of each module (Tuesdays): 8:30-12:00pm

Please read our 100% non refund policy before purchasing this course!