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American University of Complementary Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Yuen
Longevity Practices & Self-Cultivation
plus the Urinary Bladder & Kidney Primary Meridians
March 5 - 8, 2010
Little-Known Energetics of the Urinary Bladder and Kidney Primary Meridians (Friday & Monday)
On March 5 & 8, Dr. Yuen takes a fresh look at the Urinary Bladder and Kidney primary channels. Depicted in classical texts as one long continuous circuit, the primary channels tell the story of the prerequisites and requisites of our postnatal lives in each of three energetic layers. The first layer details the necessities for survival, while the second layer portrays our needs for interacting and creating meaning in our lives, and third layer conveys our level of differentiation or ossification. On Friday, Dr. Yuen will focus his attention on the physiology, pathophysiology, and psychology of the Urinary Bladder Primary Meridian, and on Monday, Dr. Yuen will discuss the physiology, pathophysiology, and psychology of the Kidney Primary Meridian. Dr. Yuen will delineate the philosophical implications of these two meridians and the lessons they can teach us. He also will discuss essential oils and gems and stones that resonate with these channels.
Longevity Practices and Self-Cultivation from Shen Nongs Ben Cao (Saturday - Sunday)
On March 6 – 7, 2010, Dr. Yuen will discuss the role of upper grade herbs in Shen Nong’s Ben Cao in preventing disease & promoting longevity. In addition, he will describe herbs & formulas we can develop from Shen Nong’s Ben Cao to help us engage in the process of self-cultivation.
Dr. Yuen also will critically analyze Shang Han Lun formulas from Shen Nong Ben Cao perspective. The earliest extant text on Chinese materia medicine, the text describes three classes of natural substances: 1) superior-grade herbs, animal products, stones, grains, fruits, and tree products used for prevention; 2) middle-grade herbs and other natural substances used on a restorative basis after illness; and 3) lower-grade herbs and other items that treat disease. In this weekend of the program. Dr. Yuen will discuss herbs, animal products, stones, grains, fruits, and tree products used for promoting longevity and enhancing self-cultivation.
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 and lectures internationally.
March 5 - 8, 2010
Friday through Monday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.