Portland Acupuncture Seminars

2015 Neijing Lingshu Classical Acupuncture Seminar

 Neijing Medicine: The 27 Techniques of the Guanzhen

Physiology, Pathology, and Practice

Presented by: David White

September 26 and 27 2015

East West College of Healing Arts: 525 NE Oregon St, PORTLAND, OR, 97232 USA

Synopsis:

The Huangdi Neijing 黃帝內經 is a clinical manual, a philosophical guide, and a scientific treatise. Originating in the Han era (206BCE – 220CE) of ancient China the text had immense influence over the formation and growth of all East-Asian medicine over the last two millennia. A classical manual written and contributed by multiple authors, the Neijing offers unique clinical insights, and above all a complete medical system.

This seminar will present chapter 7 of the Huangdi Neijing Lingshu 黃帝內經靈樞, titled Guanzhen 官針 or Manipulation of Needles. It is the guiding chapter of classical Han acupuncture methodology. 27 techniques in total are discussed in this chapter, their mechanics, and subtle hints to the pathophysiology that each technique may be employed for. During this seminar these hints will be expanded upon and cross-referenced with the entire text to give each participant a great comprehension of the why and how of classical acupuncture technique. This format was chosen for those that have both studied elements of the Neijing and for those that have no experience with the text. It introduces, through the 27 techniques, foundations of Neijing Medicine as well as advanced methods for treating serious disease with acupuncture.

Over two days David White will present the clinical approach of Neijing Classical Acupuncture and draw on his years of private practice, clinical and archival research, and over a decade of tuition under the renowned Dr. David Tai in needling methodology. Included in this discussion will be a number of case studies from both Dr. White’s and Dr. Tai’s private practices. Time will also be allocated for demonstration and guided practice of not only needling but diagnostics as well.

Day One: 9.30 – 12.30

·      Introduction to Neijing Medicine, Dr. White’s practice and the lineage of Dr. David Tai.

·      Introduction to the Guanzhen, structure, contents and importance.

·      Categories of techniques, base diagnostics for this seminar.

Day One: 1.30 – 5.00

·      The Nine Techniques for the Nine Pathological Changes

·      Practice.

Day Two: 9.30 – 12.30

·      The Twelve Techniques that Correspond to the Twelve Channels.

·      Practice.

Day Two: 1.30 – 5.00

·      The Five Techniques that Correspond to the Five Zang.

·      Practice

·      Conclusion.

About the Speaker:

David White is a scholar-physician residing in Sydney, Australia. He has studied classical Chinese thought and medicine since a young age under a number of teachers. His passion and focus for the pre-Han and Han era of Chinese medicine stems from an unwavering search for understanding of the clinical origins of acupuncture. David maintains a private practice on Sydney’s North Shore and has been a senior lecturer at the Sydney Institute of Chinese Medicine for over twelve years. He is the director of the Institute of Neijing Research (INR)

Registration:

Please email info@neijingmedicine.com for all registration and payment details. Cost of this seminar is $300 for practitioners and $250 for students.

www.neijingmedicine.com

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