The East and West of Headaches
Oct
15
9:30 am09:30

The East and West of Headaches

Prerequisite:  previous bodywork  (6.5 PDA/NCCAOM)

Headaches are a common clinical condition that can benefit from Acupuncture and Acupressure treatment. This workshop will study the different types of headaches as defined by western medicine, and also, eastern medicine. Identify primary, secondary and the causes of other headaches.

Learn the differentiation of headaches from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. Identify excess and deficient headaches with specific symptomology, triggers and aggravations. Consider Acupuncture treatment prinicples and prescriptive Acupoint combinations. Lastly, practice an Acupressure treatment specific for one type of headache, learning Acupressure techniques, Acupoint combinations and flow of form. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of headaches and how best to treat them in your clinical practice.

1.	Extraordinary Vessels and the Curious Organs: Correspondences and Implications for Treatment
Jan
14
9:30 am09:30

1. Extraordinary Vessels and the Curious Organs: Correspondences and Implications for Treatment

Prerequisite:  previous bodywork and knowledge of the Extraordinary Vessels  (6.5 PDA/NCCAOM)

Acupuncture theory studies Qi through meridians and organs. The traditional yin and yang organs are known as the Zang Fu. There are six additional organs known as the Curious Organs or Extraordinary Fu. This workshop continues the series of Extra Vessel Esoteric Acupressure workshops taught by Barbara Blanchard. Previous knowledge of the Extra Vessels will be helpful as a brief overview will be presented. 

  • The six Curious Organs and their energetic functions
  • The correspondences between the Extraordinary Fu and the Extraordinary Vessels
  • Hands-on practice of one Esoteric Acupressure Sequence that pairs one of the Extraordinary Fu with an Extraordinary Vessel
2.	Extraordinary Vessels and Women's Health Part 1: Painful Menses
Feb
11
9:30 am09:30

2. Extraordinary Vessels and Women's Health Part 1: Painful Menses

Prerequisite:  previous bodywork   (6.5 PDA/NCCAOM)

The Extraordinary Vessels are a unique group of special channels with broad influence on the whole body and psychoemotional health of the individual. The Extraordinary Vessels are said to evolve from the “uterus” or deepest source of Qi. Learn the connections that the Extra Vessels have between the “uterus” and Heart.  Review aspects of women’s health including menses, reproduction and menopause. This workshop will look closely at Painful Menses.

  • Four phases of the menstrual cycle
  • Zang Fu that play a part in menses
  • The Extra Vessels that are important in menses
  • Recognize clinical TCM patterns of painful menses
  • Best treatment plans and times of treatment
  • Acupressure Sequence for treatment of Painful Menses
3. Extraordinary Vessels and Women's Health Part II: Menopause
Mar
11
9:30 am09:30

3. Extraordinary Vessels and Women's Health Part II: Menopause

Prerequisite:  previous bodywork  (6.5 PDA/NCCAOM)

Menopause is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle. Understand menopause from a Chinese medicine perspective. Further your understanding by learning the correlations with the Extraordinary Vessels Ren Mai, Chong Mai and Dai Mai.

  • Menopause from a Chinese medicine perspective
  • Common menopausal symptoms
  • Factors that aggravate the menopausal symptoms
  •  Importance of the Extra Vessels, Jing and Shen
  •  Acupressure and Acupuncture treatment protocols
  • Practice an Esoteric Acupressure Sequence for treatment to alleviate symptoms and balance the Shen spirit
4. Extraordinary Fu and Aging
Apr
8
9:30 am09:30

4. Extraordinary Fu and Aging

Prerequisite:  previous bodywork  (6.5 PDA/NCCAOM)

What is aging and how do we look at it from a Western and Chinese medicine viewpoint. What are the Extraordinary Fu and how are they related to aging. Learn the correlation between the Extraordinary Fu and common diseases of the elderly.

  • Definition of aging and its signs and symptoms
  • Aging and its relationship to the Extraordinary Fu
  • Common geriatric conditions and TCM patterns
  • Jing, Shen and Zang Fu in aging condtions
  • Psychoemotional issue in the elderly
  • Acupressure Sequence treatment for harmonizing psychoemotional and physical conditions

Extra Vessels Esoteric Acupressure:  Increasing Flexibility of Life with Dai Mai
Apr
9
9:30 am09:30

Extra Vessels Esoteric Acupressure: Increasing Flexibility of Life with Dai Mai

This will be the fourth in a series of five Extra Vessel workshops. This will complete the four paired Extra Vessels. The last workshop in May will be an overview and review of practical application.

The Extraordinary Vessel Dai Mai also called the Belt Vessel is the only horizontal channel in the body that binds the other vessels. It has the ability to store excesses both physical and emotional that can often lead to stagnation inhibiting embracing life in the now. Learn the key to unlock the door to promote growth, creativity and flexibility of movement. Practice Acupressure Therapy for releasing stagnation both physical and psychoemotional held by the Dai Mai.

Event Location: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
317 North Main Street, Natick, MA 01760

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Extraordinary Vessel Esoteric Acupressure Series 2017
Mar
12
9:30 am09:30

Extraordinary Vessel Esoteric Acupressure Series 2017

I am pleased to invite you to the continuing series of Extra Vessel Acupressure seminars. We have completed the study of the Chong Mai and Du Mai and will be studying the Ren Mai next. The seminars include theory, assessment diagnostics, treatment strategy for specific conditions, acupoint energetics and location, and a hands-on practice of Esoteric Acupressure Specific for treating the Extra Vessel.

Expanding Heaven's Breath with the Yin Chiao Ren Mai, the 3rd in the series of five Extra Vessel Acupressure treatments, is scheduled for March 12, 2017.

The Ren Mai has a broad influence on many conditions related to the Yuan source Qi. Of particular interest in this workshop will be the effectiveness of Ren Mai in treating Heart and Lung conditions related to asthma and respiratory conditions. Learn Acupressure Therapy for opening the chest, easing breath and calming shen.  In freeing one's constrictions, the Ren Mai allows expanding one's essence of deep spirit. 

Review the context of the Extra Vessels already studied in this series - Chong Mai, Du Mai and Ren Mai and how they are related to and influence each other.

There will be two more seminars in this series: 

4.   Sun. April 9, 2017:  Increasing Flexibility of Life with the Yang Wei Dai Mai

5.    Sat. May 13, 2017:  Extra Vessel Esoteric Acupressure Overview: Putting it into Practice

Don't miss this opportunity to learn with Barbara Blanchard. Mark your calendars and register to reserve your place. 

Extraordinary Vessel Series
Feb
19
May 13

Extraordinary Vessel Series

  • Roots and Wings Yoga and Healing Arts

The Extra Vessels are deep pathways of Qi that connect to the Yuan Source Qi and the Main Meridians. They have the ability to influence a broad range of disharmonies both physical and psycho-emotional. They are unique in their characteristics and energetic effects. This series of five workshops will cover the eight Extra Vessel pairs. The workshops will be on Sundays once a month beginning in January  2017 ending in May 2017.

 

Each workshop will focus on one Extra Vessel pair with an emphasis on a specific condition best treated by that Extra Vessel pair.  A review of energetic functions, characteristics and pathways will be included.  Extra Vessel hara assessment will be practiced. A unique Acupressure sequence will be practiced for each Extra Vessel pair. If you attend each workshop you will learn esoteric Acupressure Therapy for the Extra Vessels and experience the power of working with this deepest level of Qi.

 

The series will include (tentative schedule Sun.  9:30-5:30pm, 6 NCCAOM PDA's pending review):

1.    Sun. Jan 15, 2017: Harmonizing Shen: An Acupressure Approach Using the Chong Mai

2.    Sun. Feb. 19, 2017:  Releasing Trauma with the Yang Chiao Du Mai

3.    Sun. March 12, 2017:  Expanding Heaven’s Breath with the Yin Chiao Ren Mai

4.   Sun. April 9, 2017:  Increasing Flexibility of Life with the Yang Wei Dai Mai

5.    Sat. May 13, 2017:  Extra Vessel Esoteric Acupressure Overview and Magnet Therapy for Extra Vessels

HARMONIZING SHEN: An Acupressure Approach Using the Chong Mai
Jan
15
10:00 am10:00

HARMONIZING SHEN: An Acupressure Approach Using the Chong Mai

  • Eastern Medicinal Therapies

One of the Extraordinary Vessels, Chong Mai has an important influence on affecting the emotions. Review the pathways, important Acupoints, and characteristics of the Chong Mai. Learn hara assessment for the Chong Mai and how a client with an imbalance in Shen might present. Practice an Acupressure treatment for harmonizing emotions. We will discuss how emotions can cause pathology and best approaches for treatment. You will be able to use what you learn in your practice for best results.

Symposium II: Emotional and Spiritual Healing with Chinese Medicine
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Event Location: Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center
317 North Main Street, Natick, MA 01760

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Window of the Sky Points: Esoteric Acupressure
Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

Window of the Sky Points: Esoteric Acupressure

  • Eastern Medicinal Therapies

First mentioned in the classical Chinese text the Ling Shu, the "Window of the Sky" points are 10 special Acupressure 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 head and neck when the pattern stems from impaired communication between the body and 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 experience 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.  Please note that this is a featured workshop as part of an Emotional and Spiritual Healing with Chinese Medicine Symposium. Details below, links embedded. 

Emotional and Spiritual Healing with Chinese Medicine: Symposium I 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Eastern Medicinal Therapies Eduction Center
317 N. Main Street, Natick, MA 01760

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