Tangible Acupuncture for Internal Diseases Asheville 2016


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.

Course Outline:


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 program provides an additional 18 CEUs if you have not previously attended this course.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 11 Video Lecture Hours

Module 01:  Tonifying the Upright, Dispersing the Pernicious, Regulating the Channels – July 18-19, 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.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 10 Video Lecture Hours

Module 02:  The Eight Functions of Qi – August 08-09, 2016
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.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 05 Video Lecture Hours

Module 03: Doors & Pathways of Qi – September 12-13, 2016
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.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours

Module 04: Awakening the Source – October 03-04, 2016
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.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 06 Video Lecture Hours

Module 05: Treatment Protocols for Internal Diseases – November 14-15, 2016
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.
• 11 Contact Hours
• 11 Video Lecture Hours

COST OF PROGRAM prerequisite seminar previously attended: $1995

COST OF PROGRAM with discounted prerequisite seminar cost: $2295

TOTAL CEU HOURS: 80 (Pending approval by the California Acupuncture Board)


• Prerequisite Seminar–Tangible Qi in the Clinic: attendance not required if previously attended
January 25-26 or June 13-14

• Module 01: Tonifying the Upright, Dispersing the Pernicious, Regulating the Channels
July 18-19

• Module 02: The Eight Functions of Qi
August 08-09

• Module 03: Doors & Pathways of Qi
September 12-13

• Module 04: Awakening the Source
October 03-04

• Module 05: Treatment Protocols for Internal Diseases
November 14-15


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

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