Class Schedule

In-Depth Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Oakland, California
Dates:September 9-10th, 2017
Phone:+1 (800) 262-9929
Website:http://www.mayway.com/mayway-lecture-schedule
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

The In-Depth Master Tung’s Points & Theory series, taught by Susan Johnson, is a two-weekend course designed to immerse practitioners in this profound system of acupuncture. Students are encouraged to participate in both weekends for the maximum experience, but attendance in both weekends is not required. While the Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points is an excellent introduction to this system, the number of points covered is limited. In-Depth Master Tung’s Points delves into many more points, beginning with the hands and arms on the first weekend, and moving on through feet, legs, and torso, ending with the head on the second weekend. In this more focused version of her Beginning Series, Susan presents points from Master Tung’s system with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, point combinations, and case studies. Crystal clear video clips demonstrate the precise point location and needling technique for points discussed in class. Students will learn unique and practical tools that will allow them to use the points immediately and effectively.

This two-weekend seminar is designed for both beginning and advanced students, and the points are appropriate for practitioners at every level. In the beginning stages of learning this point system, students find that it’s an invaluable recipe book—it’s simple to learn, useful, and effective right away. The complexities and deeper connections of the system become clear as practitioners study these points again and again. Susan continuously expands her own understanding about the points and includes new information and case studies each time she teaches. These classes are very relevant for practitioners who want to review their techniques.

These seminars are an exceptional opportunity to learn Master Tung’s points, fondly referred to as “magic” points. Some people dislike the word “magic” in reference to the points, but you might decide for yourself after trying out Master Tung’s Points. Not only can they be understood using the Nine Star/Magic Square theory of the I-Ching, Tung’s Points are also immediately useful, and in most cases, have instant and lasting results.

The seminars may be taken as a two-weekend series, or individually. The entire series can be taken many times, and always, new jewels will be gleaned.
In the first weekend, Susan introduced this point system and taught the history, beginning theory, and energetics of the points. Students learned many important points of the hands and arms and began points of the feet and legs.

In the second weekend, students will continue to learn points of the feet and legs, and begin to learn points of the face, head, and torso. The material will be concentrated on point study; rather than general theory, students will learn theory as related to individual points.
Handouts will be provided; no books are required.

The Ancient Art of Cupping – Live and Streaming Webinar

Location:Oakland, California
Dates:October 7th, 2017
Phone:1 (800) 262-9929
Website:http://www.mayway.com/mayway-lecture-schedule
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

Susan presents the Ancient Art of Cupping with the benefit of her numerous years in practice. She will begin with a lecture exploring and differentiating all the different styles of suction techniques, as well as gwa sha. Susan will discuss at length the reasons for cupping, what the various shades of color on the skin mean, how to use cupping as a diagnostic tool, and how and why toxins build up in the muscles and/or joints. Diagrams of specific cupping patterns will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to patient and doctor interface, safety concerns, and post-cupping expectations. In the late afternoon, attendees will break into a clinical setting for supervised practice of the suggested cupping patterns. Susan will demonstrate one or two important cupping patterns and then supervise as attendees work on each other.

Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points & Bleeding Class

Location:Bastyr University, Seattle WA
Dates:October 20-22nd, 2017
Phone:(425) 602-3000
Website:https://bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2615
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

In the Best of Tung’s Points, Susan’s favorite acupuncture points in Master Tung’s system are presented in depth, with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, some combinations and case studies. These seminars are designed for both beginning and advanced students, and the points are appropriate for practitioners at every level. In the beginning stages of learning this point system, students find that it’s an invaluable recipe book—it’s simple to learn, useful, and effective right away. The complexities and deeper connections of the system become clear as practitioners study these points again and again. Susan continuously expands her understanding about the points and includes new information and case studies with every series, so these classes are also relevant for practitioners who want to review their techniques. This three-day course provides acupuncturists with an understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points, a brief history of this points system, and a wide variety of the most commonly used point combinations. Students will be able to utilize the points immediately in their own clinical settings. Crystal clear video clips demonstrate the precise point location and needling technique for points discussed in class.

The Ancient Art of Bleeding is a cross-cultural modality used from time immemorial, in ancient Egypt, India, the Middle East and throughout all of Asia. In Chinese medicine, bleeding is commonly referred to as: pricking bleeding, micro-puncture, triangular needling or simply, blood-letting. This course is designed to explore: the origins of blood-letting; different styles and forms of bleeding; sterile technique and safety concerns; and to provide instruction on a wide variety of points that are bled for common ailments.

This class begins with an introduction to bleeding techniques, followed by a narrated slideshow from Susan’s 1987 trip to HeFei Research Hospital, in China, with Dr. Miriam Lee, where they studied bleeding techniques with a third generation bleeding expert, Dr. Wang Xiu-Zhen. Susan discusses: sterile technique; different sizes and types of bleeding needles, including disposable hypodermic needle tips and lancets; points that are commonly bled; bamboo cupping; and some interesting case studies.
Lecture will continue with the theory behind the use of bleeding, including seven distinct functions of bleeding; further safety concerns, including sterilization and the proper disposal of blood products; knowing the laws regarding bleeding; superficial bleeding, like: seven-star hammering; common conditions that are bled; a slideshow of bleeding being done in New Delhi; a slideshow of bamboo cupping being performed in Viet Nam; and a series of six movie clips from Susan’s previous bleeding classes, used to demonstrate different bleeding techniques.

In the afternoon, Susan will demonstrate as many different bleeding techniques as time allows, including: superficial and deep bleeding, seven star hammering of the toxin areas, bleeding the knees for herpes, bamboo cupping of the spine, DT07 Three Gold bleeding and bleeding the sacrum. Students from the class will volunteer for these demonstrations. Attention will be given to setting up for a bleeding technique, performing the technique and attending to aftercare and cleaning the treatment area.

Note: The “Best Of” weekend is only open to Bastyr University DAOM Program students; however, the bleeding portion will be open to all licensed acupuncturists (NCCAOM PDA credits are available for the Bleeding class, but no CAB CEUs).

The Fourth Tung’s Acupuncture Symposium, Guangzhou, China

Location:Guangzhou, China
Dates:November 4-6th, 2017
Phone:+86-18658500417
Description:

This conference will be the first of its kind, expecting over two thousand attendees, with speakers and attendees from all around the world. Topics will vary from presenter to presenter, but all will be within the realm of Master Tung’s Extraordinary Acupuncture. Susan Johnson, L.Ac. will present a paper entitled, “Using Master Tung’s Gallbladder Points for Diseases of the Head and Neck.” For more information about this conference, contact Dilin Wu (吳帝霖) using WeChat app, or via methods above.

The Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Renaissance Meadowland Hotel, New York Metropolitan Area
Dates:November 11-12th, 2017
Phone:(360) 941-3424
Website:http://www.tungspoints.com
Cost:$450 / Before October 1st: $400, students: $275, no early bird
Description:

For the Best of Tung’s Points weekend, Susan’s favorite acupuncture points in Master Tung’s system are presented with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, some combinations and case studies. We have been given so many extraordinary points from Master Tung’s work, all of which can yield immediate and lasting results, but some of them Susan finds herself using all day, every day due to their clinical usefulness.

This seminar is designed for both beginning and advanced students, and the points are appropriate for practitioners at every level. In the beginning stages of learning this point system, students find that it’s an invaluable recipe book—it’s simple to learn, useful, and effective right away. The complexities and deeper connections of the system become clear as practitioners study these points again and again. Susan continuously expands her own understanding about the points, and includes new information and case studies with every series. These classes are very relevant for practitioners who want to review their techniques.

This two-day course provides acupuncturists with an understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points, a brief history of this points system, and a wide variety of the most commonly used point combinations. Students will be able to utilize the points immediately in their own clinical settings. Crystal clear video clips demonstrate the precise point location and needling technique for all points discussed in class.

Handouts will be provided; no books are required.

PDAs: 13 units

4% processing fee added

Tuition Type

The Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Courtyard Boston Downtown, Boston MA
Dates:November 18-19, 2017
Phone:(360) 941-3424
Website:http://www.tungspoints.com
Cost:$450 / Before October 1st: $400, students: $275, no early bird
Description:

For the Best of Tung’s Points weekend, Susan’s favorite acupuncture points in Master Tung’s system are presented with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, some combinations and case studies. We have been given so many extraordinary points from Master Tung’s work, all of which can yield immediate and lasting results, but some of them Susan finds herself using all day, every day due to their clinical usefulness.

This seminar is designed for both beginning and advanced students, and the points are appropriate for practitioners at every level. In the beginning stages of learning this point system, students find that it’s an invaluable recipe book—it’s simple to learn, useful, and effective right away. The complexities and deeper connections of the system become clear as practitioners study these points again and again. Susan continuously expands her own understanding about the points, and includes new information and case studies with every series. These classes are very relevant for practitioners who want to review their techniques.

This two-day course provides acupuncturists with an understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Points, a brief history of this points system, and a wide variety of the most commonly used point combinations. Students will be able to utilize the points immediately in their own clinical settings. Crystal clear video clips demonstrate the precise point location and needling technique for all points discussed in class.

Handouts will be provided; no books are required.

PDAs: 13 units

4% processing fee added

Tuition Type

The Ancient Art of Cupping

Location:Courtyard Boston Downtown, Boston MA
Dates:November 20th, 2017
Phone:(360) 941-3424
Website:http://www.tungspoints.com
Cost:$250 / Before October 1st: $200, students: $175, no early bird
Description:

Susan presents the Ancient Art of Cupping with the benefit of her numerous years in practice and years of synthesizing available information. She will begin with a lecture exploring and differentiating all the different styles of suction techniques, as well as gwa sha. Susan will discuss at length the reasons for cupping, what the various shades of color on the skin mean, how to use cupping as a diagnostic tool, and how and why toxins build up in the muscles and/or joints.

Diagrams of specific cupping patterns will be provided. Significant time will be devoted to patient and doctor interface, safety concerns, and post-cupping expectations. In the late afternoon attendees will break into a clinical setting for supervised practice of the suggested cupping patterns. Susan will demonstrate one or two important cupping patterns and then supervise as attendees work on each other.

PDAs: 6.5 units

4% processing fee added

Tuition Type

Tung’s Points Supervision and Practicum

Location:San Jose, California
Dates:December 9-10th, 2017
Phone:(831) 476-4648
Website:http://www.tungspoints.com
Cost:$450 / Before November 1st: $400
Description:

In supervision class you will learn how to find the exact point location, first through the body’s landmarks and then through concise palpation. The best points, faultlessly needled, should have a tangible effect within moments of their application. This is what you will learn to expect from properly needling Tung’s points. Susan and her carefully chosen supervisors will help you to recognize what might be an incorrect needling of Master Tung’s Points and give you the understanding you need to perfect your point location and needling techniques. In the Supervision class, you will learn how to perfectly execute the most commonly used points in this extraordinary system of acupuncture. Whether you have been practicing for decades or perhaps only months, you will benefit from Susan’s careful guidance and personal attention to detail, as she critiques the needling experience of her students, on different body shapes and sizes.

 

Susan maintains a supportive, informative, encouraging and inspirational environment for the optimum learning of these points. The practice of needling Tung’s Points while being supervised by Susan and her best supervisors is invaluable in assuring that every point is flawlessly applied and perfected.

Class size will be extremely limited. First registration preference will be given to her current Beginning Series students, followed by any other licensed acupuncturist or acupuncture students, providing evidence of current enrollment.  Open enrollment will begin November 1st. To be placed on a waiting list, please call (831) 476-4648.

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