Eight Extraordinary Channels Clinical Applications
And a Professional Analysis of the Eight Opening Points
6-CEUs Live Webinar
June 4, 2023, 10am-5pm, PDT, 6-CEUs approved
Live Webinar, Hosted by Emperors College
Licensed Acupuncturists: $90
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In this workshop, Dr. Twicken will the analyze the work of Dou Hanqing, the first person to present the eight flowing and pooling points, also known as the intersection, opening, command and master points of the eight extraordinary channels. This a deep study of the presentation of these commonly used points which leads to when to use them and when not to use them in clinical practice. This is a peer review of the theories, assumptions and suggested clinical appliations.
David will present a framework to develop customize treatments for each patient based on classical, traditional and Taoist viewpoints of the Eight Extraordinary Channels. This is the essence of Chinese medicine
The Eight Extraordinary are first presented in the Nei Jing Su Wen and Ling Shu; David will show the presentation in those classic books and the main changes in their functions and usage until the current time. You will then be able to evaluate all theories, interpretations and applications commonly presented and decide how best to apply them in clinical practice.
Dr. David Twicken. DOM, L.Ac., practices Traditional Chinese Medicine and has taught at Chinese medical schools for thirty years. He has taught acupuncture courses, philosophy of oriental medicine, tai chi chuan, medical qi gong, feng shui, I Ching, Chinese astrology, medical history and secondary vessels.
David has written six books on Chinese medicine:
I Ching Acupuncture: The Balance Method, Clinical Applications of the Ba Gua and the I Ching
The Eight Extraordinary Channels, A Handbook for Clinical Applications and Nei Dan Inner Mediation
The Divergent Channels, A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation
The Luo Collaterals, A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and the Six Healing Sounds.
Clinical Points Selection.
Nei Dan Inner Meditation–June 2023 Release
Comments about Twicken’s Eight Extraordinary Channels book:
‘In the Daoist tradition, cultivation practices centered around the Eight Extraordinary Meridians provide one of the pathways toward enlightenment or immortality. The ancestral founder master of QuanZhenNanZong (the Southern Complete Reality School), Zhang Ziyang, stated that those who are able to open the eight extraordinary meridians will obtain the Dao. I recommend David Twicken’s Eight Extraordinary Channels to Chinese medicine and Qigong practitioners interested in working with the physical and spiritual layers through these extraordinary meridians.’
– Master Zhongxian Wu, lifelong Daoist practitioner and author of 11 books on Chinese wisdom traditions
‘Eight Extraordinary Channels is an insightful and eminently practical presentation of the core meridians in the human body that hold most of life’s potential. It covers the eight channels in theory, clinical application, and Daoist self-cultivation. Clear and systematic, the book is a potent resource for anyone involved in Chinese medicine.’
– Livia Kohn, PhD, Professor Emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies, Boston University
‘Twicken illuminates the missing link between Chinese medicine and Taoist spiritual practice, making it essential reading for both healers and adepts. His book is far superior to existing Eight Extra Vessel literature with its wealth of historical detail and rare clinical protocols that penetrate deep ancestral and constitutional issues. In my 35 years’ experience, any healer who opens their Eight Extra Channels will quickly improve their clinical success rate. More important, they will open wide the “Eight Big Rivers” of pre-natal Jing. Also known as “Eight Psychic Channels”, in Taoist internal alchemy they are linked together to open the Microcosmic Orbit – the key to whole body enlightenment and long life.’
– Michael Winn, founder www.HealingTaoUSA.com and co-writer with Mantak Chia of seven books on Neidan Gong
‘Close to turning of the Dao, the Eight Extraordinary Channels correlate to eight directions of space. David Twicken’s clear introduction to these channels and their Nei Dan applications allows the reader a direct alchemical and meditative experience. Such a view is essential to best practices in Qigong, herbs and acupuncture. A great contribution!’
– William Morris, PhD, author of Li Shi Zhen Pulse Studies: An Illustrated Guide