This class begins with an introduction to bleeding techniques, followed by a narrated slideshow from Susan’s 1987 trip to HeFei Research Hospital, in China, with Dr. Miriam Lee, where they studied bleeding techniques with a third generation bleeding expert, Dr. Wang Xiu-Zhen. Susan discusses: sterile technique; different sizes and types of bleeding needles, including disposable hypodermic needle tips and lancets; points that are commonly bled; bamboo cupping; and some interesting case studies.
Lecture will continue with the theory behind the use of bleeding, including seven distinct functions of bleeding; further safety concerns, including sterilization and the proper disposal of blood products; knowing the laws regarding bleeding; superficial bleeding, like: seven-star hammering; common conditions that are bled; a slideshow of bleeding being done in New Delhi; a slideshow of bamboo cupping being performed in Viet Nam; and a series of six movie clips from Susan’s previous bleeding classes, used to demonstrate different bleeding techniques.
In the afternoon, Susan will demonstrate as many different bleeding techniques as time allows, including: superficial and deep bleeding, seven star hammering of the toxin areas, bleeding the knees for herpes, bamboo cupping of the spine, DT07 Three Gold bleeding and bleeding the sacrum. Students from the class will volunteer for these demonstrations. Attention will be given to setting up for a bleeding technique, performing the technique and attending to aftercare and cleaning the treatment area.
After taking this course you will be able to:
1. Describe a brief history of blood-letting
2. List seven primary functions attributed to blood-letting
3. List four different methods of bleeding
4. Describe five different implements of bleeding
5. Demonstrate proper sterile technique
6. Recite eight reasons not to bleed
Course notes: This class is limited to 21 participants.
One hour dinner break – Bring a sack dinner, et a snack in the dispensary or eat at local restaurants
Location: Bastyr Clinic for Natural Health room #165.
Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.
Parking is on the street or in area parking lots.
Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).
Your Instructor: Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson has been studying acupuncture since 1982. She is an esteemed teacher of Master Tung’s Magic Points, a potent system of acupuncture handed down as a treasured family secret for generations and made public by Master Tung Ching-Chang.
Susan graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California and was licensed, in 1984. By then, she’d begun an internship with Dr. Miriam Lee whose influence was life changing for her. She became Dr. Lee’s primary student and trained extensively with her for many years. In 1987, they travelled together to Hefei, China, to study bleeding techniques with Dr. Wang Xiu Zhen. Susan studied Master Tung’s Magic Points with both Dr. Lee and Dr. Wei-Chieh Young. During the 1980s she also worked with Dr. Lee, lobbyist Art Krause, and elected officials to pass legislation expanding the scope of acupuncture in California.
Susan Johnson practiced acupuncture in San Francisco until 1988, specializing in the treatment of HIV. Through this experience she learned about opportunistic diseases and how to treat difficult and complex disorders such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), Candida, cancer, and the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Since 1988, she has maintained an acupuncture practice in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in difficult and challenging cases.
Throughout her career Susan has relied extensively on Master Tung’s Magic Points. Her passion for Tung’s points and her desire to share this remarkable system with other practitioners has inspired her to guest lecture worldwide, write articles and produce webinars and tutorial DVDs, on: Master Tung’s Magic Points and the Ancient Art of Cupping. Susan continues to work on innovative ways to share Master Tung’s Magic Points with a global audience, making this incredible system available to as many people as possible.