Registration Now Open!!
The Acupuncture Society of Virginia presents
Psycho-emotional Disorders and the 8 Extraordinary Vessels
with Yvonne Farrell DAOM, L.Ac
Saturday April 2nd, 2016 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday April 3rd, 2016 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
14 NCCAOM PDA (Core)
Location: Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks
11787 Lee Jackson memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033
Special room rates available, see below
"According to the principles of acupuncture, one must examine the patient carefully first and then treat according to the conditions of his spiritual activities."
(Chap. 8 Ling Shu/Ben Shen)
The course will give an overview of the 8 Extraordinary meridians and their use in the diagnosis and treatment of psycho-emotional disorders. We will discuss how the functions of the vessels relate to psycho-emotional health and how the 8 Extraordinary vessels respond to evolutionary stress. Understanding the pathways an the points along the trajectories will give practitioners a deeper understanding of how to use these vessels to help their patients adapt to the major changes in life that often cause emotional suffering.
Course Overview and Objectives
The objective of this course is to present attendees with additional tools for diagnosis and treatment of emotional disorders using the 8 Extraordinary vessels.
Overview of emotions in Chinese medicine, 5 Spirit/Wu Shen and emotions related to the levels of Qi
Overview of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels, 4 Seas and 4 Transporters
Discuss treatment of 8 Extraordinary Vessels for depression, anxiety, disease of focus, phobias
Discuss treatment of 8 Extraordinary Vessels with cognitive disorders, anger management, eating disorders, bonding issues, paranoia
Review case studies and treatment strategies
Early bird rates end February 20th (early rate/regular price)
ASVA Member - $300/$330
Student ASVA Member - $250/$280
Allied State Organization Member* - $306/$337.50
Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $330/$360
Student Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $300/$330
Extra $50 for registration day of event - We encourage you to check with us ahead of time to make sure spots are still available.
*Allied State Organizations - Acupuncture Society of DC (ASCD), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS), North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM), Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA). Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CSAOM)
ASVA Annual Membership Meeting is on Sunday April 3rd during lunch (12-2PM). Please register separately for this event. All Virginia acupuncturist welcome, ASVA members free.
One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.
One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded.
Less than one week prior or nonattendance: No refunds.
Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for 24 years. In 1996, she graduated from Emperor’s College with a Master’s in Chinese Medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997. She was a member of the faculty at Emperor’s College for 13 years. In addition to her faculty duties at Emperor’s, Yvonne was also a clinical supervisor.
Specializing in the use of the Secondary Vessels in treatment, Yvonne has been teaching channel theory to students for many years. She has developed proficiency with these systems because she feels they are very effective in the treatment of psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual disorders.
Yvonne directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students with the hope that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. She believes that self-cultivation & self-knowledge are essential in developing capacity as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine.
Yvonne received her doctoral degree (DAOM) from Emperor’s College in 2007. In 2009-2010 Yvonne was the Director of a team that was responsible for getting Yo San University’s first DAOM program up and running.
Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment of psycho-emotional disorders or stress induced illness.
Seminar and ASVA Membership Lunch Group Room Rate:Special room rate: $96/night
Guests can call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the "Acupuncture Society Room Block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's web site, go to www.fairfaxmarriott.com. The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is ASOASOA. The end date for the room block is Wednesday March 30th, 2016. Limited rooms available so please plan to register early. Information about the local area will be emailed to you upon registration.
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