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Saturday Morning General Session:
- Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing
- Posture and Pain: A TCM Perspective
- Introduction to Master Tung's Magic Points
Date and Time
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:00 am – 12:05 pm Pacific Time
3 CEU/PDAs (CAB and NCCAOM approved)
CAB Category 1
Pacific Center for Lifelong Learning: CEP 100
Pacific Symposium General Sessions are typically comprised of three separate lectures, each of which is approved for 1 PDA/CEU by NCCAOM and CAB.
Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing with Jill Blakeway
Saturday, 11/02 at 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM
What is the energy that heals us? Are there a variety of prompts, both physical and psychological, that can encourage the body to heal? In 2017, Harper Collins sent Jill Blakeway around the world in search of answers. Moving from her own clinic to the halls of academia, she talked to healers, researchers, and practitioners—from a yogi who uses a breathing technique to block his own experience of pain; to a Japanese monk who has performed verifiable healings by running energy into acupuncture points; to a team of skeptical scientists at City University New York who have used “hands-on” healing to repeatedly cure mammary cancer in mice.
The result is a new book, Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, which examines the wide range of healing modalities used to diagnose and treat illness by manipulating the energy—the vital life force referred to as qi in TCM—that pulses through the cells of our bodies. For this session, Blakeway will draw upon her experience researching this book to examine acupuncture as a form of energy medicine and explore the science behind its profound effects.
Posture and Pain: A TCM Perspective with Matt Callison
Saturday, 11/02 at 9:55 AM to 10:45 AM
TCM practitioners understand that zang fu-related pathologies can contribute to the patient’s musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This internal and external relationship must be diagnosed and treated for successful long-term outcomes. In 2011, Callison presented the results of over 100 postural assessment and TCM differential diagnosis case studies correlating specific postures with zang-related pathologies. This session will present the evolution of this ongoing research. Understanding the relationships between posture, the myofascial sequences (jingjin), and zang fu pathology allows you to further refine your assessment and treatment techniques.
Introduction to Master Tung's Magic Points by Susan Johnson
Saturday, 11/02 at 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM
Susan Johnson has been practicing Tung’s Points for over 30 years. In her careful observation of their energetic effects, she has mastered the use of these extraordinary points and developed a very clear and precise way of presenting them. This session will begin with an introduction to the system, including a very brief history of Master Tung Ching Chang and Tung’s Points in America. She will then cover in detail the seven theories implemented in choosing the proper acupuncture points within Tung’s system, differentiating between pain management and organ system imbalances.