UPCOMING EVENT INFORMATION:
APPROVED FOR CA CEU
JUNE 13 - 15, 2020 (SAT - MON)
Shamanic Origins of Classical Chinese Medicine: Manipulating the Internal Terrain
In this class, Jeffrey Yuen will explore the shamanistic techniques of internal manipulation and release of the ego. This training was done in different levels. First, the cultivator explored changing one’s ego, and this is facilitated through the use of masks, which allow us to explore taking on another persona. Once a cultivator becomes adept at engaging the personas of different masks, they move on to releasing the mask the cultivator was born with. Through this cultivation, it was believed the shaman became free and was then able to “channel” or “become” a variety of persona which, in the context of medicine, were used for gaining insights into healing and to directly facilitate healing. Once the shaman had mastered this technique, s/he could then help patients also change their own “masks”, as a disease can only exist within a specific terrain. If you change the terrain you change the disease.
Dr. Yuen will further discuss how these methodologies and tools can be applied to modern healing practices. While attendance at prior classes may be helpful, each weekend covers specific aspects of shamanic contributions to Chinese medicine and is a subject in and of itself.
JULY 24 - 27, 2020 (FRI - MON)
Divergent Channels in the Treatment of Acute Infectious Diseases (Fri & Mon)
According to the Huang Di Nei Jing, wind is the cause of ‘a hundred diseases’. While wind can be caused by multiple etiologies, one of the main etiologies is infectious. During an acute invasion, if the body is not strong enough to fight the pathogen directly, it directs the pathogen into areas of latency. One of the more important ways this happens is via the divergent channel system. The divergent channel system is a safety mechanism the body has evolved to deal with severe acute illness, and can also be used to deal with accumulated latency.
Jeffrey will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of aggressive or deadly infectious diseases that challenge the constitution. Some examples will be taken from recent diseases such as the 2019-nCoV (recent Wuhan Coronavirus) and SARS as well as the management of deadly complications of diseases such as sepsis and encephalitis.
Essential Oils: Pharmacopeia Update based on the Experience of Jeffrey Yuen (Sat & Sun)
Essential oils are the essence or Jing of plants. Through the doctrine of signatures, they are very useful in treating pathologies related to the jing, especially working with pathogens that directly threaten the yuan or constitutional level. As such, the oils can help us not only guide out or transform physical pathology, but also can influence our phenotypical expression and how we experience and interface with the world (our temperament).
In this class, Jeffrey Yuen will discuss new additions to the materia medica of essential oils based on a wide variety of oils that have become more commonly available in recent years. He will discuss physical properties of these newer oils as well as his clinical experience in how they can be used to influence the constitution, physical pathology and one’s temperament.
DECEMBER 5 - 7, 2020 (SAT - MON)
Shamanic Origins of Classical Chinese Medicine: Manipulating the External Terrain
In this class, Jeffrey Yuen will explore the shamanistic techniques of external manipulation and how we can influence the vibrations of the surrounding environment. As with internal training, the manipulation of the external environment had different levels. First, we explore the manipulation of the external environment through vibration, specifically through ritual movements. Next the prescribed external movements are replaced by spontaneous movements that are generated from internal cultivation. Finally the cultivator realizes that the border between the internal and external (the physical body), is an illusion and that internal and external are one. At this stage the shaman was believed to be able to directly manipulate the external environment merely through thought or intention. This training formed the basis of the Chinese medical technique of using intention within acupuncture and other techniques. It also formed the basis for Chinese medical qigong.
While attendance at prior classes may be helpful, each weekend covers specific aspects of shamanic contributions to Chinese medicine and is a subject in and of itself.
** LIVE-STREAMING AVAILABLE
EVENT DATES & TIME:
DECEMBER 5 - 7, 2020
Registration: 9:30am (EST)
Lecture: 10am - 6:30pm (EST)
**Please note that this and all other seminars given by AUCM are recorded. Methods used may include audio, video or still photography. Because audience members ask questions or participate as subjects in the seminars, and because recording may include audience members, AUCM requires that, as a precondition to signing up for any AUCM sponsored classes, all attendees consent, without restriction, to being recorded in whatever form recording is occurring by AUCM at the seminar. Attendees must further agree that all rights, including all intellectual property rights, to such recordings (and to all derivative works of such recordings in whatever form), shall belong exclusively to AUCM. Attendees will not be compensated in any way for providing the above permission or for releasing any rights to recordings; rather it is a precondition to attend the seminars.
***For Livestream Participants: While we are taking reasonable precautions to keep the live stream video up and running (including redundant connections, computers, etc.) there is always a possibility of technical failure. In the event of a technical failure, any parts that are not streamed properly will be made available to the live stream participants as soon as we are able to get the recorded video uploaded to Vimeo within a months time. If they are small areas that are not demonstrations, we may upload audio only so we can get it up quickly. Due to the additional expenses we have in offering this, we are unable to offer any refunds based on technical problems. However those signed up as live stream participants will be able to view any missed video online. We do not have plans to offer this series for CEU"s online at the moment, therefore, live stream may be the only way to participate remotely in these classes.
****Taping/Recording of the lectures will not be permitted.
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