Treating Zang Fu Disorders with Meridian Conversion Theory (ACUP - 13 TREA02)
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
|Professional both days after 1/15 (price per day)||$ 214.50|
|Professional Sun only after 1/15||$ 239.00|
|Bastyr/NIAOM alumni both days after 1/15 (price per day)||$ 194.50|
|Bastyr/NIAOM alumni Sun only after 1/15||$ 219.00|
|BU Staff both days after 1/15 (price per day)||$ 172.50|
|Full time student both days after 1/15 (price per day)||$ 94.50|
|Full time student Sun only after 1/15||$ 119.00|
Prerequisite: Clinical Wonders of Acupuncture 1, 2 & 3 on Saturday, Feb 1 at Bastyr or another date in the past.
You will further explore the relationships of the channels to the hexagrams of the I-Ching. By exploring these connections, you will learn how to develop simple treatments that affect the body at a deep energetic level. Dr. Tan will discuss how Zang-Fu diagnosis was historically used for herbal diagnosis and treatment. He will teach you how to equate your Zang-Fu Diagnosis with a Meridian Diagnosis which allows you to devise effective acupuncture treatments.
Some discussion on traditional herbal formulas, as they relate to case studies, will also be included. Finally, there will be discussion on difficult cases and hands-on demonstration of the practical application of Dr. Tan’s treatments.
Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:
- Develop simple treatments that affect the body on a deep internal energetic level
- Describe advanced methods of Balance Method to create the most effective treatments for internal disorders
- Describe “Meridian Therapy” and use the techniques to in treatment
- Practice treating internal disorders with confidence such as digestive, respiratory, psychological, and gynecological problems
- Translate your Zang Fu diagnoses into effective Balance Method treatments
- Describe how you will use your understanding of the Ba Gua in clinical practice
- Correlate I-Ching theory to your acupuncture treatments
Cost Note: Receive a discount, register by Jan 15.
Register for both days (Clinical Wonders of Acupuncture 1,2,3 on Feb 1) and receive a discount.
Please Bring: A notebook and pen
Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons.
Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 1062. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
CEUs approved for LAc’s licensed in CA
Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan, OMD, began his studies in Chinese Medicine as a small child living in Taiwan. There he apprenticed with numerous masters and studied herbal medicine, five elements, zang-fu energetics and channel theory. As a young man he took his training to the army hospital where he treated hundreds of patients in conjunction with their western medical treatment. After moving to the U.S., Dr. Tan recognized frustration in the acupuncture community where many practitioners complained about the lack of clinical results and the length of time that it took for patients to feel better.
Yet, the classical texts state that the effectiveness of acupuncture treatments should be seen immediately, just as the shadow appears instantly when a pole is placed under the sun. Dr. Tan had an overwhelming desire to share this information, and he began to lecture about the classical methods of acupuncture that yield instant results. Years later, Dr. Tan is now renowned for sharing his knowledge of the Balance Method to thousands of practitioners worldwide. He continues to lecture on the basics of acupuncture treatments, while constantly expanding his teachings for dedicated students.
Besides compiling this traditional knowledge, Dr. Tan is most proud of his own unique inventions in the field of Chinese medicine. He developed the Strategy of Twelve Magical Points which treats complex and multifaceted disorders. In addition, he combined the Balance Method with Five-Element theory which allows for tonification and sedation of specific points without needle manipulation.
Dr. Tan is the author of five books: Twelve and Twelve in Acupuncture, Twenty-Four More in Acupuncture, Shower of Jewels, Dr. Tan’s Strategy of Twelve Magical Points and Acupuncture 1,2,3. He has plans for a future book entitled Acupuncture 1,2,3 for Internal Disorders. Dr. Tan is also sought after for his knowledge of Feng Shui design for both residential homes and large-scale business developments. In addition, he makes time for personalized Ba-Zi readings based on his complex understanding of Chinese astrology.