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American University of Complementary Medicine

October 17 - 20, 2008
West Los Angeles

Addictions: A Meridian Approach
(Saturday & Sunday)

Addictions are pervasive in our culture, and include such diverse compulsive behaviors as addictions to drugs, alcohol, food, purging, sex, pornography, exercise, gambling, computers, self-mutilation, and shopping. Some forms of addictions entail physical dependence, a state in which the body relies on a substance for normal functioning, and goes through withdrawal symptoms when it is suddenly removed. Other forms of addictions involve psychological dependence, recurring obsessions about or compulsions to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences. A meridian approach to working with addictions can broaden and deepen the work of helping people overcome these distressing behaviors. In this two-day class, Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen will elucidate how the eight extraordinary meridians, the divergent channels, the luo-connecting vessels, the primary meridians, and the sinew channels can be used to treat various facets of a person’s body, mind, and spirit, and serve as invitations to overcome psychological and/or physical addictions.

The Addictions seminar will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday & Sunday, October 18 - 19, 2008, in the 3rd Floor Conference Room (33-105), Center for the Health Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095. Park at the Medical School & ask for directions to the Biomed Library. The auditorium is on the same hallway as the library, two floors above.

Interpreting Lab Data within the Paradigm of Chinese Medicine
(Friday & Monday)

In this seminar, Dr. Jeffrey Yuen will discuss the interpretation of standard laboratory test findings within the paradigm of Chinese medicine. Most acupuncturists primarily are familiar with the interpretations of lab data according to orthodox medicine, but laboratory findings also can be translated into the paradigm of Chinese medicine. Among topics to be covered are red blood count, hemoglobin, hematocrit, white blood cell count, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, platelet count, uric acid, BUN, creatinine, albumin, bilirubin, SGOT, & SGPT.

The seminar on Laboratory Data, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Friday and Monday, October 17 & 20, 2008
About Jeffrey C. Yuen

Jeffrey C. Yuen is the 88th Generation Daoist Master of Yu Ching Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School), Yellow Emperor/Lao Tzu Sect, ordained by 87th Generation Daoist Master Yu Wen, Jeffrey’s adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Mr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine. Mr. Yuen is an esteemed faculty member of the American University of Complementary Medicine, Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, the New England School of Acupuncture, & Daoist Healing Arts, among other schools. He lectures internationally.

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