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School and Seminars

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 attended. 

Elizabeth -acupuncturist

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!