Hey there, it's that time again, the first week of school. Wow,
those two weeks flew by! I spent one of the weeks on my honeymoon
in Kauai. Oh what a wonderful place and such awesome weather. The
island was hypnotic, such lush green foliage and amazing waterfalls
and enormous waves. I completely forgot I had a life outside Hawaii
and I definitely did not want to leave. We went on an ATV trip that
toured us around areas where Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones were
filmed, we went hiking along the cliffs of the ocean and we swam in
waterfalls. But all good things must come to an end and I had to
leave the beautiful island.
Back to School…
This trimester is going to be a busy and intense one. I am
taking Patent Formulas and Herbal Formulas as well as Imaging, OM
Nutrition, Neurophysiology, and Senior Seminar IV - plus my clinic
shifts. Some students asked me why I was going to study when it's
only the first week back, but if you don't want to fall behind you
will keep up with your studies.
I did take Sunday off to go to an all-day Tung's Seminar. Dr.
Tung Ching has been referred to as "the greatest acupuncture master
who ever lived." He was born in the Shangdong Province in Northern
China. When the Communists occupied China, he moved to Taiwan. He
was a traditional Chinese physician famous for the miraculous and
spontaneous results he would obtain by using few needles. The
acupuncture points and techniques he used are unique and only a few
are similar to the Traditional Chinese Acupuncture points. His
points number over 700 and cover the whole body including head and
ears. From 1953-1975, there were over 40,000 patient visits in his
clinic. Master Tung's Points were a treasured family secret, handed
down and refined over generations. He was the first one to break
his family tradition and began to teach his acupuncture system to
outsiders. He selected all his students, 73 of them, without any
charge. He even offered boarding for those students if in need. Dr.
Chuan-Min Wang is one of the 73 students that gave the lecture I
We received a course in Tung's acupuncture taught by Jia at
National. I tried some of the points in clinic and received good
results so I decided to expand on the knowledge. At the seminar, we
learned to observe the spine, palm and face to look for signs of
excess or deficiency to help with our diagnosis. I really enjoyed
the class and I am excited to use the tools I learned, especially
for gynecology and pain syndromes of the shoulder and knee.
Tip: As a student, I recommend attending as many seminars
as you can fit into your schedule because they are often offered to
students at 50% off!