Jeffrey Yuen in Los Angeles / Nei Jing
American University of Complementary Medicine
DR. JEFFREY C. YUEN
Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Internal Classic)
Sept. 9-12, 2011
Jeffrey Yuen will provide an in-depth examination of this most important work in the history and practice of Chinese medicine, Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine). Participants will consider the breadth and depth of the authors’ vision of the art of living and practice of medicine, which provided the foundation for all subsequent development of Chinese medicine. Jeffrey will critique commentaries and applications of Nei Jing thought to contemporary Chinese medical practice and research. Dr. Yuen also will discuss the Su Wen’s emphasis on healthy lifestyle routines as the fundamental basis of all health and departures from these routines as the primary cause of pathology. He will suggest ways of applying these lifestyle recommendations in acupuncturists’ clinical practice.
Huang Di Nei Jing and The Cultivation of a Superior* Physician
In this seminar, Jeffrey Yuen will introduce the Huang Di Nei Jing with a focus on the Taoist perspective of cultivating the qualities of a superior physician. The Nei Jing was heavily influenced by Taoist practice and philosophy and therefore, knowledge of a lot of the background information was assumed rather than explicitly stated. As a result, understanding the depth of the Nei Jing can be challenging. However, if you have the appropriate background, the Nei Jing is a guidebook for what you need to know to become a superior physician. In this series, Jeffrey will take a unique approach in how this text is taught. He will present the text from the perspective of his lineage and he will discuss cultivation techniques his lineage uses for developing the skills of a superior physician. Therefore, this class will be a combination of didactic and practicums. Day one of the first series will provide a context for the Nei Jing. Day 2 is a discussion on one of the most important aspects of longevity: the etiology of disease. Day 3 will begin the discussion on pathogenesis with a discussion of how the body uses the joints to maintain pathology as well as how to treat it so as not to allow pathology to move deeper into the body. Day 4 will be the discussion and demonstration of needling techniques that are used to ensure pathology is guided out appropriately. Jeffrey will discuss both the original techniques and his recommendations for adaption so that it is clinically applicable in modern times as well.
* Disclaimer: The term "Superior" is used here because it is the terminology used in the Nei Jing, not to imply that Jeffrey feels that other traditions are in any way inferior.
Series 1: Philosophical Foundations of the NeiJing
Day 1: Introduction to the NeiJing as the Foundational Text of Chinese Medicine
Day 2: Concepts from the NeiJing and their Etiologies into the Disease Process
Day 3: Treatment of Pain and Bi-Obstruction in the NeiJing
Day 4: Needling Techniques (Part 1) of the NeiJing
Series 2: Pathologies and Progression of Diseases
(May 4-7, 2012)
Day 1: Basic Theories of Pathology and their Manifestations During Progression
Day 2: Influences from the Seasons, Astrology, and the Inner Shen-Spirit
Day 3: Treatment of Shen Disturbances Based on the NeiJing
Day 4: Needling Techniques (Part 2) and Some Diagnostic Techniques
Series 3: Rhythms of Humanity & Medical Responsibility
(Nov. 9-12, 2012)
Day 1: Cycles of Life -- from the Neonates to the Elders
Day 2: The Role of the Healer & Healing Process
Day 3: Treatment Strategies Based on the NeiJing
Day 4: Pulse Diagnosis & Cultivational Techniques According to the NeiJing
Lecture: 9am - 5pm
About Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen
Jeffrey C. Yuen 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, Jeffreyï¿½s adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Mr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine. Mr. Yuen is an esteemed faculty member of the American University of Complementary Medicine, Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, the New England School of Acupuncture, & Daoist Healing Arts, among other schools. He lectures internationally.