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Extraordinary Vessels and the Curious Organs

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EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS and the CURIOUS ORGANS:
Correspondences and Implications for Treatment

Extraordinary Vessels Series with Barbara Blanchard
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:30-5:30 p.m.

Acupuncture theory studies Qi through meridians and organs. The traditional yin and yang organs are known as the Zang Fu. There are six additional organs known as the Curious Organs or Extraordinary Fu. This workshop will introduce the significance of the Extraordinary Fu, their energetic functions and pairings with the Extraordinary Vessels.

Previous knowledge of the Extra Vessels will be helpful as a brief overview will be presented. Emphasis will be on the Extraordinary Fu and how to focus on them within treatment. Class discussion will consider Acupuncture and Acupressure treatment strategies. Hands-on practice will include an Acupressure treatment for one of the Extraordinary Fu with an Extraordinary Vessel.

This course covers the following:

* The six Curious Organs and their energetic functions
* The correspondences between the Extraordinary Fu and the Extraordinary Vessels
* Acupressure and Acupuncture treatment protocols
* Hands-on practice of one Esoteric Acupressure Sequence that pairs one of the Extraordinary Fu with an Extraordinary Vessel

Barbara Blanchard, M.Ac. Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)®, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM)®, Acupressure Shiatsu AOBTA®-CI Founding Director of the former Acupressure Therapy Institute and AOBTA Certified Instructor of Acupressure, Barbara Blanchard has more than 35 years experience in teaching and developing curriculum. She specializes in Acupressure Shiatsu, Acupoint energetics, traditional Chinese medical theory (TCM), magnet therapy, moxibustion and other adjunct therapies.

Barbara is a dynamic teacher interested in practical application of theory or best clinical results. With a lifelong passion for learning and education, in addition to her private practice in Cambridge, MA. Barbara is one of the three founding teachers and primary mentors for Eastern Medicinal Therapies Education Center (EMTEC).

Teacher Note: As this is the second part in the series program participants must have prior knowledge of the Extraordinary Vessels, or come having learned their pathways and primary access points. Students of Chinese medical theory welcome.