American University of Complementary Medicine
Jeffrey C. Yuen
& Stones: Their Uses in Classical Chinese Medicine
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
August 22 - 24, 2009
9 a.m - 5 p.m. each day
Registration @ 8:30 a.m.
Alchemy in Classical Chinese Medicine concerns the redemption of the shen-spirit from the jing-essence. Alchemists are more interested in promoting longevity and immortality by preventing disease, than they are in treating people medically after they have contracted an illness. All of us have a Mingmen Fire, which we typically burn slowly as we live our lives. When our Mingmen Fire begins to diminish and weaken, our yang qi fails to protect us, and diseases can take root and proliferate.
Alchemical traditions focus on consolidating our yang qi and bringing it to the right temperature in the caldron of our lower dantien, so that we can transmute and change our Jing, preventing it from further decay. If successful, we seal our qi, which permits us to enjoy longevity.
In this class, Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen discusses the uses of gems and stones in alchemical traditions to promote longevity.
On Monday, Dr. Yuen will demonstrate the clinical uses of alchemical gems and stones in treating patients presenting with various problems. The lab is limited to 30 participants.
About Jeffrey C. Yuen
Jeffrey C. Yuen, DMS, 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, Dr. Yuen’s adoptive grandfather. Immersed in the practice and study of Daoism and the classics of Chinese medicine since early childhood, Dr. Yuen offers unparalleled knowledge of the rich, oral traditions that fully integrate physical, psychological, and spiritual facets of the medicine. Dr. Yuen is an esteemed faculty member of the American University of Complementary Medicine & other schools.