Class Schedule

The Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Oakland, California
Dates:March 25th- 26th, 2017
Phone:+1 (800) 262-9929
Website:http://www.mayway.com/mayway-lecture-schedule
Cost:Please contact sponsor
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.

The Ancient Art of Cupping

Location:Oakland, California
Dates:Monday, March 27th, 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 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.

Pre-symposium Workshop III – Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Dates:April 8th, 2017
Phone:310.379.8261
Website:http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

The primary goal of this eight hour course is to provide medical acupuncturists with an understanding of the energetics employed when using Master Tung’s Magic Points. Susan will present a brief history of Tung’s Point system and a selection of some of the most commonly used points for daily clinical use. Following this class, participants will be able to utilize the points discussed, immediately, in their own clinical setting. In this introductory course, a variety of Susan’s favorite points in Master Tung’s system are presented in depth, with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, and crystal-clear digital video footage. These seminars are designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to –

  • Summarize the history of Tung’s Points in the USA.
  • Review the use of The Nine Stars of the Magic Square and how we can use it to help with the selection of points within Tung’s Acupuncture system for structural issues and pain.
  • Discuss the seven operative theories involved in the proper use of Tung’s Points: Opposite-side needling technique, Dao Ma or Back Horse technique, Active Qi-moving technique, Five Element Relationships, Guiding Points, I-Ching Relationships and Bleeding techniques.

Utilize a variety of points and point patterns from Tung’s system of points, including: point location, operative theory, indications, needling techniques, contraindications and a digital video presentation of location and technique for every point presented.

The Best of Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Denver, Colorado
Dates:April 29th- 30th, 2017
Phone:303-329-6355 x16
Website:http://www.cstcm.edu/the-best-of-master-tungs-magic-points/
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

This will be an entire weekend of Susan’s very favorite acupuncture points in Master Tung’s system presented with precise anatomical location, operative theory, indications, combinations and related case studies. Saturday’s session starts with a brief history of Tung’s Acupuncture followed by an overview of the energetics employed when using these points. Susan emphasizes the importance of keeping your energetic pathways clear and your point selection minimal. She will deliver a lecture on the five most important operative theories, so that practitioners can begin to understand how and when to choose which points. Sunday afternoon, after basic understanding is more solid, the deeper secrets of Tung’s Points are revealed as found in Ling Shu 5 of the Nei Jing. Do not miss this.

This class is designed for both beginning and advanced students and practicing acupuncturists, with new material and interesting case studies providing an action-packed review for seasoned Tung practitioners.  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.  A handout will be provided with material found nowhere else, including: detailed point location, drawings, indications and Susan’s commentary on her use of the points.

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.  Every point pattern Susan discusses in this weekend is what she’d refer to as a ‘heavy-hitter.’  You can take everything you learn right into your clinic and apply it on Monday morning for immediate and profound results.

Clinical Pearls

Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
Dates:June 1st, 2017
Phone:+972545400872
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

During this one-day class in a clinical setting, students will observe Susan Johnson’s style of diagnosis and treatment. Susan will work with up to three volunteer patients in the morning and three in the afternoon, and will discuss the factors that inform her treatment strategies. Students in the class may serve as volunteers for demonstrations or bring patients with challenging cases for interview and treatment in front of the group.

While addressing patients’ reasons for seeking assistance, Susan will demonstrate how to work in a sensitive and caring manner with people of all ages and differing needs. Because many patients have multiple symptoms and treatment needs, Susan will show students how to sequence treatment protocols for the greatest possible progress in each session while simultaneously recognizing the best interests of the patient.

Susan will discuss her process of observation, gathering, and organizing information in order to help practitioners understand how to formulate treatment for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Susan stresses the importance of utilizing the fewest possible needles so that the patient’s energy is not wasted or dissipated. In order to concentrate the effects of treatment, and to avoid dispersing or blocking energetic pathways, it is essential that every needle employed is absolutely necessary.

This is a unique opportunity to observe Susan’s work as she uses the wide variety of skills taught in her classes. It is recommended but not essential, that attendees have some prior knowledge of Tung acupuncture.

Register early; class size is limited.

The Ancient Art of Cupping

Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
Dates:June 2nd, 2017
Phone:+972545400872
Cost:Please contact sponsor
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.

The Ancient Art of Bleeding

Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
Dates:June 3rd, 2017
Phone:+972545400872
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

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 clean-up.

Clinical Pearls

Location:Stevenage, United Kingdom
Dates:Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Phone:+44 7814 079678
Website:http://www.orientalhealthseminars.co.uk
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

During this one-day class in a clinical setting, students will observe Susan Johnson’s style of diagnosis and treatment. Susan will work with up to three volunteer patients in the morning and three in the afternoon, and will discuss the factors that inform her treatment strategies. Students in the class may serve as volunteers for demonstrations or bring patients with challenging cases for interview and treatment in front of the group.

While addressing patients’ reasons for seeking assistance, Susan will demonstrate how to work in a sensitive and caring manner with people of all ages and differing needs. Because many patients have multiple symptoms and treatment needs, Susan will show students how to sequence treatment protocols for the greatest possible progress in each session while simultaneously recognizing the best interests of the patient.

Susan will discuss her process of observation, gathering, and organizing information in order to help practitioners understand how to formulate treatment for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

Susan stresses the importance of utilizing the fewest possible needles so that the patient’s energy is not wasted or dissipated. In order to concentrate the effects of treatment, and to avoid dispersing or blocking energetic pathways, it is essential that every needle employed is absolutely necessary.

This is a unique opportunity to observe Susan’s work as she uses the wide variety of skills taught in her classes. It is recommended but not essential, that attendees have some prior knowledge of Tung acupuncture.

Register early; class size is limited.

Tung’s Points Advanced Series – Part One

Location:Stevenage, United Kingdom
Dates:June 9-11th, 2017
Phone:+44 7814 079678
Website:http://www.orientalhealthseminars.co.uk
Cost:Please contact sponsor
Description:

Day One: The Ancient Art and Science of Cupping. Susan offers detailed instructions on when to use cupping patterns. The class includes precise anatomical descriptions of muscle groups and how they are best cupped, as well as demonstration, diagrams, and some guided practice.

Day Two and Day Three: Master Tung’s Magic Points by disease rather than location. This class is critical for learning point combinations, and provides differential disease diagnosis using Tung’s Points.

In a classroom setting, the instructor will provide an expanded way of looking at Tung’s Points, by differential diagnosis and disease. Rather than focusing on the points by their anatomical location, as in the Beginning Series, we will study the various points that might be used in treating each particular condition, as determined through differential diagnosis. For example, students will learn how to determine which points to use for certain types of sciatica, headache, asthma, etc. Each of these disease processes can be addressed in multiple ways using Tung’s Points. It is important that students can easily recognize which type of headache they are observing, and how to best go about treating the patient. A wide variety of ailments and their treatment options will be covered. Combinations of Tung’s Points patterns will be formally introduced. Time will be allotted to answering students’ questions, troubleshooting difficult or challenging cases, and championing their successes.

Course Objectives

1) To provide the Licensed Acupuncturist with the opportunity to acquire the practical knowledge required, in the proper use of Master Tung’s Points.

2) Where points were studied in-depth and anatomically in the Beginning Series, in the Advanced Series they are discussed through the lens of ‘differential diagnosis by disease.’ Points and point combinations are offered and grouped accordingly. A completely different perspective on the points being given, this series makes the Tung’s Points system very valuable in a clinical setting. The objective is to understand the points.

In-Depth Master Tung’s Magic Points

Location:Oakland, California
Dates:June 24 - 25th, 2017 and 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. 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 will introduce this point system, and teach the history, beginning theory, and energetics of the points. Students will learn many important points of the hands and arms, and begin 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.

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