American University of Complementary Medicine
Jeffrey C. Yuen
Treating Constitutional Issues with the Eight Extra & Divergent Meridians Using Gems & Stone Medicine
January 10 - 12, 2009
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
January 10 - 12, 2009
9 a.m - 5 p.m. each day
Registration @ 8:30 a.m.
In this weekend of a series reintroducing the use of gems and stones in the practice of Classical Chinese Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen will focus upon constitutional treatments with the eight extraordinary and divergent meridians. Historically, the most important materia medicas from Shen Nong’s Ben Cao Jing to Li Shi Zhen’s Ben Cao Gang Mu described the properties of stones and their uses in “herbal” medicine. In addition, the Shan Hai Jing (Classics of the Mountains and Seas) provides one of the earliest records about the use of stone needles. Yet gems and stones have largely been left out of contemporary practice. In this weekend’s course, Dr. Yuen will focus upon using gems and stones to stimulate the eight extra meridians, creating treatments designed to benefit our constitution, our genetics, our life’s curriculum, and our deepest sense of self. He also will address the use of gems and stones to activate the divergent meridians in treating chronic degenerative disorders such as cancer, arthritis, and chronic fatigue as well as issues of temperament.
On Monday, Dr. Yuen will demonstrate the clinical uses of gems and stones in treating patients or participants presenting with constitutional issues. He will use the eight extra or divergent meridians for these treatments. The practicum will be limited to 30 participants.
Please Note: Taping of the lectures will not be permitted.
About Jeffrey C. Yuen
Jeffrey C. Yuen, DMS, is the 88th Generation Daoist Master of Yu Ching Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School), Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect, ordained by 87th Generation Daoist Master Yu Wen, Dr. Yuen’s adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Dr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine. Dr. Yuen is an esteemed faculty member of the American University of Complementary Medicine & other schools