15 acupuncture CEUs California and NCCAOM approval. This five-part course presents how the higher levels of
healing can be accomplished with acupuncture and acupressure through the
underlying principles laid out in ancient Chinese classics, most notably the Dàodéjīng. It includes a higher form of knowledge that
comes from the integration of the Head and the Heart, or the Dào
and the Dé
as they are called in the Dàodéjīng, a comprehensive and integrated
cosmology; higher and more comprehensive levels of healing that take place
through the balancing of the Virtues; a comprehensive worldview called the Order
of the Universe that is revealed through the organization of the major themes
of the Dàodéjīng, which results in what is called the Thematic
Context; and the practical application of these principles in clinical
Part 1 (Friday: 7PM-10PM) introduces the concept of the Three Levels of
Healing. Understanding these levels and
using them together is essential to Restoring Humanity and alleviating the
Suffering and troubles of the world. To
do so we will explore a code hidden within the Dàodéjīng that only emerges
through the application of the Five Phases to the Dàodéjīng and
results in the overall perspective of its Thematic Context.
Part 2 (Saturday: 10AM-1PM) continues the definition of Dào from Part 1 to its
Manifestation into the world, which establishes the Pattern for how the
unification of the Body/Mind/Spirit
is directly connected to the cosmology of the world-at-large. The important part of this cosmology links
All Things together in a universal inclusivity according to various ratios of
Yin and Yang. We will conclude Part 2
with the legendary story of Lǎozi’s birth and its amazing
connection to this higher level of practice.
Part 3 (Saturday: 2PM-5PM) defines Virtue, the “Dé” of the Dào-dé-jīng, in relation
to Higher and Lower Virtues. The Higher
Virtues are the five non-reactionary impulses of the Heart/Mind, while the
Lower Virtues consist of psycho-emotional reactions on the Spirit and Emotional
levels. These are then defined as the
Pre and Postnatal aspects of Human Nature.
The Prenatal Original Spirit which is good because it retains its
inherent connection to All Things and Dào while the Postnatal True
Nature separates us from ourselves and from All Things. According to the Highest Level of Healing,
this separation is responsible for all the Suffering in the world and also leads
directly to individual health problems on the psycho-physical level. In other words, the Suffering in the
world-at-large is directly connected to Suffering on the individual level so
that correcting problems within the individual will also have a dramatic impact
on the world-at-large.
Part 4 (Sunday: 10AM-1PM) covers the Fragmentation from Dào
and its associated worldview including the degeneration from an orderly
universe to one that is random and haphazard and results in Sickness, Disease,
and Suffering. These are then re-examined
from a Five Phase perspective that shows how these actions are only normal Five
Phase imbalances carried to the sociological extreme, which is called Confusion
and Disorder in the Dàodéjīng.
Part 5 (Sunday 2PM-5PM) is called Embracing Dào and shows how this
Fragmentation can be reversed by Returning to Dào as Source by
following special principles laid out in the Dàodéjīng that restore
Yin-Yang Balance and Harmony to the individual
so that our Inner Potential can be reclaimed and humanity on the personal AND
the global level can be restored.
50% Student discount without CEU credit. Simply enter "Studentdiscount" on the order form.