Prerequisite: Licensed acupuncturist or AOM health practitioner.
Description: This two-day course translates the deep wealth of ancient medical wisdom into practical approaches for relevant diagnosis and treatment for all patient conditions seen today. It provides a unique synthesis of the ancient medical texts, as clinically practiced, translated, and taught by Tran Viet Dzung, MD, and the late Nguyen Van Nghi, MD, over the past several decades, a clinical approach that continues to be practiced by thousands of acupuncturists and doctors throughout the world. Dr. Tran has been an instrumental link to the ancient medical texts as he may be the only individual in the world in possession of an original version of all these texts, passed to him from his late teacher and friend Dr Nghi, passed to him by the government of the Republic of Vietnam. Reflecting his view of the integral nature of Jing Shen in health, Dr. Tran is often heard noting that "Mental is everything!"
The entire content of this course is based on the original ancient medical texts from three to six thousand years ago, fused with an appreciation of advances in conventional modern medicine. This course will invite you to revisit the information you learned in your original training from a deeper theoretical and clinical perspective, rooted in ancient wisdom and illuminated by modern science. It will generously provide comprehensive, synthesized practical information from the ancient texts to lead to enhanced, if not immediate, clinical results with patients.
This class will:
The class will consist of approximately four hours of morning lectures on physiology, pathology, and treatment of mental and emotional well-being including some common psychological and psychiatric conditions. The afternoons will consist of a minimum of three patient treatments each day, to allow transformation of theory into clinical practice. If you have a patient with a mental, emotional, or psychological complaint that you would like to bring to the lecture for a complementary treatment and consult, please submit your case review for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. The afternoon treatments are a unique, invaluable part of the training as you will observe the inherent theoretical reasoning behind the point selection, refined point location (often different than what is taught in schools), and specific needling technique, all derived from the ancient medical texts.
Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available at the clinic to refill).
Meal: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch or enjoy several local restaurants in the vicinity.
Location: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic, room #165 & #166, 3670 Stone Way N, Seattle. Parking in the Bastyr clinic basement parking is reserved for Clinic patients only. There is a Bastyr Clinic Parking Lot located one block west of the clinic or street parking is available (observe parking sign restrictions).
Eligible for 14 PDAs for the following professions:
LAc - NCCAOM PDAs: Eligibility pending approval
MD: Eligibility pending approval
Susie Hayes, MSc, LAc, EAMP, NCCAOM Dipl
Since earning her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1998, Susie has been a dedicated clinician, teacher, and educator in the field of Acupuncture. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr and has taught acupuncture to professionals nationally on topics including pain and women’s health. Since 2000, Susie has studied with Tran viet Dzung, MD, from whom she has gained valuable knowledge that fuses the ancient medical texts with the understanding of scientific advances in modern medicine; her thousands of hours of continued training have spanned numerous specialties including psychology, neurology, cardiology, gynecology, immunology, rheumatology, Afflux Pathologies in the Divergent Meridians, and Endocrinology and the Curious Meridians. She has organized and assisted Dr. Tran with his teachings throughout the country for over a decade (Bastyr Clinic Bio).