USA Acupuncture Seminars 2015 Done!

It was with great pleasure and immense gratitude that I travelled over to the USA this last month to teach as pecks of the Neijing Acupuncture style to my fellow practitioners and students. My first stop was in Kansas City, where acupuncturist Dr. Chris Powell was my host. We had a great time eating magnificent food and doing a full day seminar on the very specialised Renying / Cunkou pulse diagnosis technique of the Neijing. I am looking forward to returning to Kansas City to teach advanced needling techniques and more in 2016.

Following this was my return, after 3 years, to Portland, Oregon. I consider Portland a second home and have many close friends, some family to me, who live and practice there. I presented a 2 day seminar on the core needling chapters of the Neijing to a great group of people - a group that was a mixture of students past, long time practitioners, scholars, and friends. We steadily went through the classical methods one by one and enjoyed some practical time as well. In 2016 I will be kicking off the Neijing clinical program there with the diagnostic weekends - where pulse, complexion, and palpation techniques are taught in depth. It was a very special time for me in Portland this year as I reconnected with my old Neijing ISSCA crew and also was able to stay with my classical brother Dr. Verluys in his amazing home with his incredible family. 

Teaching has been a part of my Chinese medicine life as much as practice has. 2015 is 13th consecutive year of teaching undergraduate acupuncture and the 3rd year since the launch of the Institute of Neijing Research (INR). I look forward to many more years of teaching this incredible art, science, and medicine.

In Good Health...

Dr. White

Dr. White Teaching in Portland, OR.

Dr. White Teaching in Portland, OR.



Kansas City, MO, USA Neijing Classical Acupuncture Seminar

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On the 20th of September 2015 David White will be presenting a one day introductory seminar on Neijing Classical Acupuncture with a focus on the Renying / Cunkou Pulse Diagnosis. Please see the attached image for more information. All registrations are to be emailed to Dr. Chris Powell at aqpunctr@gmail.com. 

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

classicalneijingacupuncture

Classical Chinese Medicine Education...

Dear friends,

2014 saw the inception of the Institute of Neijing Research (INR), the only Neijing focused post-graduate education institution in the world. My intention for starting the INR was to allow students, practitioners, and other interested a path into classical China, it's culture and medicine. The Huangdi Neijing, in it's current form, consists of 162 specific chapters. It is a clinical manual and medical treatise which encompasses the first complete system of acupuncture and Chinese medicine to date. It spawned such magnificent texts in both herbal medicine and acupuncture (an example of this is the Shanghan Zabinglun). 

In addition, the INR wishes to work in conjunction with other classical institutions to ensure that the future of Chinese medicine around the globe is built and continued to be built on a strong foundation. In it's current form, Chinese medicine is often taught in a diluted form on mass. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it allows graduates of current "TCM" programs to gather information about the many various methodologies in east-asian medicine that is ultimately available to them. 

Furthermore, the INR will also be hosting a number of Pre-Han and Han Dynasty cultural talks. The purpose of these talks is to allow participants to see life through the lens of the Han culture. From early medical texts (pre-Neijing), to cultural and ideological concepts (Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism, Cosmology and Cosmogony etc) these talk are intended for people from all walks of life. In time we hope to have a continuous dialogue through regular seminars and talks on early Doaist thought and how it can help individuals in their day to day routine. In fact, it may be the answer to breaking that routine.

For all information on seminars, events, evening talks, reading groups and much more please head over to www.neijingmedicine.com

In Good Health,

David White
INR Director