Therapeutic Functions & Meanings of Acupuncture Points through the Classics & Chinese Calligraphy (TCM - 12THER04)

  Please register at the door - room 286 on 2nd floor.
April 21st, 2013 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
ROOM 286
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States
Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 125.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 115.00
BU staff $ 105.00
Full time student $ 50.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience health care professionals, full time AOM students with at least one year clinical experience, acupuncturists & medical doctors with acupuncture training
Exclude from main events feed No
Does SP-9 plus LI-11 always equal draining dampness and clearing heat? Not always. If you would like to train your thinking in terms of yin yang, then you need to understand that each acupuncture point has multiple meanings and functions. In this seminar you will learn how to formulate acupuncture points by yin yang thinking in order to achieve a clinical efficacy that is directly affected by the points that are chosen. Instructor: Hong Yu, DAOM, LAc April 21, Sun, 9a.m.-4p.m. 5.5 PDAs

It is common knowledge that one plus one equals two. However, one acupuncture point plus another acupuncture point will never automatically equal two therapeutic functions. The points are specific to meridians which represent different stages of Jing Qi 经气 flow and possible network functions with other meridians. Using the classics and Chinese calligraphy, her seminar will first explain the Chinese name, and then the therapeutic functions and meanings of 36-60 common acupuncture points. In addition, there will be practice and discussion of how to formulate acupuncture points effectively using actual clinical cases.

Upon completion of this seminar you will be able to:

  • List functions and meanings of the 36-60 points
  • Identify functions and meanings of these 36-60 acupuncture points
  • Formulate the 36-60 points by using clinical cases in class
  • Describe the therapeutic formulations and meanings for clinic efficacy

Hong Yu, DAOM, LAc received a degree in Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology in 1996, and later graduated as a DAOM from Bastyr University in 2008.  She was raised in a family where her father dedicated his life to the literature of ancient China and her mother worked in a Chinese medicine hospital. The classics were part of her childhood.

She is currently supervising clinic shifts for masters and doctoral students at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, is serving as a Chinese medicine physician at Bastyr Integrated Oncology Research Center, and teaches a TCM diagnosis lab class for masters’ students.   

Class Notes

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room 286. 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.

One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or eat in Bastyr’s dining commons

Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs, CPEUs):

NCCAOM PDA points pending approval for LAc’s