Thursday, February 26, 2015

Treating the Spirits CEU program

A one day workshop exploring the wisdom of
Chinese Medicine with
Sean Fannin & Ian Rawlinson
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Petaluma, CA
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

7 hours acupuncture CEU’s pending

For thousands of years Chinese medicine has recognized the importance of treating the spirits. The Chinese classics frequently mention the importance of the spirits.

When spirits are overwhelmed they leave; when left in peace they remain. Thus the most important thing in the conduct and treatment
of a being is maintenance of the spirits.

Su Wen Chapter 13

In Chinese medicine the concept of the spirits is not a vague or ill-defined idea, but one which is described extensively and in detail in the Chinese classics. Developing a deeper understanding of these ideas has great benefit to anyone interested in gaining a full understanding of Chinese medicine.
In this workshop through lectures, experiential exercises and discussions we will explore ways we can understand these important ideas. Emphasis will be placed on practical ways to apply these ideas to our own lives and helping our patients maintain the benefits of treatment.

A large number of acupuncture points include reference to the spirits in their name. Points such as Spirit Store- house, Heavenly Spring and Receiving Spirit are a few of many important points that help support the spirits. In
this part of the workshop we will examine some of these acupuncture points and explore their clinical application.

Chinese Herbs & Qi Gong
Within Chinese herbal medicine, one of the primary ways that we can focus on addressing the spirit is through the blood. The blood is the material basis and root or anchor for the spirit, in particular the relationship of the blood to the heart and liver. In this part of the workshop we will focus on engaging the spirit through the blood from our initial interactions with the patient all the way through our specific choice of herbal strategies.

Ian Rawlinson B.A. B.Ac. LicAc. has studied Oriental healing traditions for 40 years. In 1980 he began his studies of Five Element Acupuncture. What led him to study this tradi- tion of Chinese medicine was the emphasis it places on treating not only the body, but also the emotions and the shen or spirit. Working with patients with this integrated approach
has absorbed him for over 30 years.
Sean Fannin, CH, Dipl.CEM is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, specializing in traditional Chinese herbalism, Medical Qigong, and client education. He has worked in a clinical practice that is based on the Chinese medical and philosophical classics since 1992. Sean’s primary interest is in classical Asian philosophy and its application to modern life. This has formed the basis for his clinical practice, teaching and writing.

For general questions and information contactSean Fannin: 707.763.8040

For enquires about the class content contact:
Sean 707.763.8040 or Ian: 707.762.4309

Space for the class is limited and preregistration is required

Fees: General public before March 4, $115. After March 4, $130. Fees for acupuncturist wanting CEU’s before March 4, the fee is $150.
After March 4, the fee is $170
Cancellations made before March 14 will result in a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 15, 2015