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This course is designed for Licensed Acupuncturists who wish to deepen their skills in clinical application of the five meridian system of acupuncture found in the classics of Chinese medicine. We will cover the basic theoretical foundation for treatment protocols involving the Sinew Meridians, the Luo Vessels, the Divergent Channels, the Eight Extraordinary Vessels and the Primary Channels from a classical point of view. We will also examine individual cases, outlining protocols for each individual case in each of the meridian systems. Our discussion will examine the unique features of each system, and the ways in which these features manifest on the pulse, in the spirit and in treatment objectives.
- Session 1 - Present the basic theory of the Five Meridan System and outline relationships via the Wei, Ying and Yuan model.
- Session 2 - Present each of the Five Meridan Systems individually with treatment guidelines.
- Session 3 - Clinical application of treatment protocols for each of the 5 meridian systems; cases reviewed for treatment specifics in each of the meridian systems
- Session 4 - Continuation of clinical application of treatment protocols for each of the 5 meridian systems; cases reviewed for treatment specifics in each of the meridian systems.
Josephine Spilka is a licensed acupuncturist, practicing since 1994 with a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles. Shortly after graduating she was introduced to the synthesis of classical teachings and the modern practice of Chinese medicine by Sharon Weizenbaum, then went on to study extensively with Jeffrey Yuen beginning in 1998.
Currently, as the owner of www.essencepresence.com, Josephine teaches, mentors and consults in Chinese medicine and Buddhist meditation. Additionally, as a faculty member of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina, she teaches core curriculum courses utilizing classical systems such as Divergent Meridians, Luo Vessels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels as well as supervising students in the college clinic and conducting case review. Combining deep study with practical application, Josephine aspires to share the benefits of putting the classical teachings into clinical practice with her students and other licensed professionals.
In all that she does, Josephine is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms. Growing and innovating from her foundation in Chinese medicine, she teaches on essential oils and Chinese medicine, shares contemplative photography, and serves others in finding and mining their own essence. With pith and passion, Josephine brings together many streams of teachings to offer an inspiring and practical application of ancient wisdom.