Tangible Acupuncture for Internal Diseases ZURICH 2016-2017

Taught by Andrew Nugent-Head, this is a 5 Module in-depth training program designed to take practitioners through the steps necessary to grasping the tangibility of acupuncture in the clinic where there is no doubt of the speed or efficacy of the treatments given when treating internal diseases. Please note that participants must have attended a Tangible Qi in the Clinic seminar as a prerequisite prior to attending any ATS acupuncture or bodywork training programs. This program is hosted by Nicolas Leimgruber in Zurich, Switzerland.

Course Outline:

Module 01:  Tonifying the Upright, Dispersing the Pernicious, Regulating the Channels – November 05-06, 2016
Participants build the tangible needling and hand skills to Tonify Upright Qi, Disperse Pernicious Qi, and Regulate the amount of Qi in the channels, as well as the theory to know when to do which and in what amount. This module focuses heavily on practical treatment skills which are the foundation of this medicine and the modules to follow, as well as grasping what are the major Qi influences affecting both ourselves and our patients.
• 12 Contact Hours
• 10 Video Lecture Hours

Module 02:  The Eight Functions of Qi – January 21-22, 2017
Building on Module 01, Module 02 moves into defining how Qi moves and acts/reacts within the body. Drawing from the classics, we learn to see Qi from the perspective of the Nan Jing and Classical Chinese medicine, then learn to reinterpret the language within English texts from within the context of the Eight Functions of Qi to clearly see pathology and needling strategies instead of point function listing. A great deal of emphasis is also placed on refining the practical treatment skills introduced in Module 01.
• 12 Contact Hours
• 05 Video Lecture Hours

Module 03: Doors & Pathways of Qi – March 11-12, 2017
With a clear understanding of the influences and functions of Qi, along with concrete hand skills to obviously create and guide Qi sensations in patients, Module 03 focuses on the importance of point selection, channel manipulation, and the key differences of needling a point for its point functions or needling a point for its channel functions. Importance is also stressed on the order of treatment, and how to strategize Tonification and Dispersal at each point as well as in the treatment overall. Participants review previous practical treatment skills and are introduced to variations in order to develop a broader understanding of Tangible Acupuncture techniques.
• 12 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours

Module 04: Awakening the Source – June 24-25, 2017

Module 04 introduces the skills to treat 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 treating 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 in the very ill.
• 12 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours


Module 05: Treatment Protocols for Internal Diseases – September 16-17, 2017
Guided by a clear understanding of theory and tangible treatment skills, participants focus on applying previous knowledge to the treatment of different internal diseases commonly seen in the clinic. Examining treatment strategies from both the perspective of the patient who has the disease and the personality of the disease itself, we learn different ways of treating the same disease name based on the actuality in front of us and not a fixed protocol listed in a book. A great deal of discussion of theoretical and actual case histories shed light on the importance of being rigid in skill yet flexible in application to achieve the fast and obvious results which were so common to this medicine prior to the 1950’s. Module 05 also stresses the removal of any belief in the passive role of the practitioner in the healing process, as we are responsible for and should be accountable to every patient who entrusts their health and recovery to us.
• 12 Contact Hours
• 11 Video Lecture Hours

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