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American University of Complementary Medicine
Jeffrey C. Yuen

Gem Elixirs and Gems & Acupuncture: Classical Chinese Medical Perspectives

February 15 - 17, 2008

Gems and stones have played a major role in Classical Chinese Medicine, with descriptions of their properties outlined in the major material medicas (Ben Cao). In these texts, stones are considered living, evolving entities. More importantly, their density and solidity represent greater permanence in healing and greater stabilization in energetic intentions and therapies. They can also serve as chelating agents to draw out toxins from the body-mind-spirit continuum. In addition, the application of gems on acupoints or as jewelry can promote certain healing vibrations and draw positive influences or repel negative factors.
In this 15-hour seminar framed around the Tuscon Gem Show, Daoist priest Jeffrey C. Yuen will discuss the healing properties of gems from a Classical Chinese Medical perspective, and how to use them to make gem elixirs/waters for internal intake as chelating agents. He also will introduce the use of gems on acupuncture points, the relationship of gems to the various channel systems, and the therapeutic use of gem jewelry.

The Tucson Gem Show

The seminar is scheduled around the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase, which consists of dozens of shows taking place at the same time. For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers. The "Gem Show" is much more than a single event at one location. Dozens of concurrent shows are held in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls around town. The shows attract thousands of treasure hunters from every corner of the globe and most are open to the public. The shows culminate in the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show on Feb. 14 - 17, 2008, the largest event. Participants will have Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon free to visit the Tucson Gem Show. The Residence Inn by Marriott is reserving several rooms for seminar participants up until Jan. 15, 2008. This new hotel opens in late December 2007. For reservations in the meantime, call Ed Meyer at 520-850-2030.

February 15 - 17, 2008
6 - 10 p.m. Friday
2 - 8 p.m. Saturday &
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday

Please Note: Taping of the lectures will not be permitted.

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