Treat pain in anywhere in the body with distal needling. This course is based on the article “The Foundations of Channel Theory” printed in the Journal of Chinese Medicine in September 2012 (issue 100) and years of studying with Dr Tan and his Balance Method.

This course describes, explains and leads to a real understanding of how and why meridians interact with each-other and how to use this information to improve clinical results. This information is invaluable in the clinical setting as it permits the acupuncturist to understand why they are choosing the acupuncture points they are using and to develop customized treatment plans for their patients. TCM has been teaching that each point has indications as to its function. These indications are often given without an explanation as to why or how the point works. This course demystifies this seemingly empirical information and gives the acupuncturist confidence in their treatment plan and allows them to know that their patient will get better.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess pain, orthopaedic conditions and physical complaints using meridian theory and devise an appropriate treatment plan
  • Understand classical empirical point indications in a logical non-empirical way.
  • Gain a different understanding of point descriptions by placing the focus on channel theory and understanding meridians
  • Enhance their practice by solidifying their prognostic skills based on meridian assessment

Outline

  • Introduction and theory of meridian interactions
  • I Ching and Ling Shu references
  • Breakdown of the six systems
  • Presented using the 24 hour clock model
  • Presentation of the Unified Acupuncture Theory and how it is used
  • Step by step logical construction of model
  • Visual representation of the model in action and Reasoning behind the model
  • Introduction to imaging and mirroring
  • Basic image and mirror of the body
  • Reversed basic image and mirror of the body
  • Demonstration of model working in demonstration
This Course Includes:
Acupuncture, TCM Theory
Pending Approval:
California
California: 
Category 1
Florida
General CEUs: 
6.00
NCCAOM Details
Core Knowledge, Skill, Ability: 
6.00
Texas Details
General Acupuncture: 
6.00

Jonathan Shubs

Presenter: 

My acupuncture adventure starts when I was 12 years old. Having seen my parents undergo three hip operations, 2 cancer treatments, and being diagnosed as diabetic in a period of three years I was confronted at this early age with the need to find a better way to help people live a healthy and full life. The symptomatic treatments that my parents underwent brought me to the realisation that a holistic approach to health would be more beneficial. At the same time being confronted with ones parents being in ill health also leads to questioning of ones understanding of the world around us. A philosophical undertaking of understanding started at the age of fourteen and took me on a journey that eventually led to ancient Chinese philosophy.

Against this backdrop of searching for meaningful ways to help people live a healthy balanced life and coupled with an attraction to ancient Chinese thought, the acupuncture world became the obvious career path.

Having the opportunity to study under Daniel Deriaz at the start of my academic career introduced me to the various types of acupuncture that existed and opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities. Upon completion of my formal acupuncture training I went on a quest to learn and acquire as many different styles and techniques that I could. This ranged from Worsley style 5 element, to Manaka Japanese style acupuncture, to Master Tung acupuncture, to Korean Sa’am 4 needle technic, and finally to Dr. Teh-Fu Tan and his balance method. It was with Dr. Tan that I was able to find a common thread between these different styles and allowed me to combine them into practical clinical treatments.

Parallel to my acupuncture career I develop a teaching career first as an English language trainer and then as head of the academic department of a language school. Having over 15 years of teaching experience in various fields (language, teaching tools, teaching approaches, etc.) has allowed me to create a teaching style that motivates and engages participants to acquire the information being taught in a very natural way.

I currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland where I have my own private practice and am the trainer for professional development courses at the Academie des Arts-Therapeutic in Geneva where I teach acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well as clinic management and patient-therapist relationships.

Jonathan Shubs