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Essential Oils and Classical Chinese Medicine - Jeffrey C. Yuen in S.F.

American University of Complementary Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen

December 19 - 21, 2015


22.5 CEU Hours in Category I, approved by the CA Acupuncture Board


” Essential Oils and Classical Chinese Medicine"

For the first time, Jeffrey Yuen will be teaching the actions and uses of the recently available TCM essential oils. With this new access to essential oils made from Chinese medicinal plants, the scope of their therapeutic interventions is blossoming. Jeffrey's unique depth of experience with Chinese herbs along with his enthusiasm for the use of essential oils in classical Chinese medicine clinical practice will allow practitioners to gain invaluable guidance in this burgeoning field.

"Oils are inherent in plants the same way that blood is inherent in the human body. In their essential oil form, new and highly potent elements, inaccessible in other plant preparations are created. Essential oils are often miraculous in their powers to stimulate healing and potentiate change in a very short span of time.

The Chinese word for essential oil is Jing You. This Jing is the same character as the concept Jing/Essence in Classical Chinese medicine. Essential oils are the Jing or concentrated essence of the plants from which they come. They therefore have the potential to resonate directly and powerfully with the body’s Jing therapeutically.

In Chinese medicine, the brain is thought of as the sea of marrow, a sea of Jing. When the aroma of an essential oil enters the nostrils it communicates directly with the brain. In ways that science has yet to fully explain, aromas have the capacity to stimulate brain activity of many kinds and to activate emotion and memory.

Volatile oils are also the way plants protect themselves and the way they communicate. In Chinese medical terms the aroma of these volatile oils is therefore analogous to Wei/Defensive Qi. Essential oils then also therapeutically resonate with Wei Qi. When an aroma is inhaled, it directly enters the Lung system which disseminates Wei Qi, going directly to the system most involved in many disorders of Wei Qi."

Excerpted from the About section of AlchemicaBotanica.com and from the article The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine written by Josephine Spilka, and published in Acupuncture Today, June 2015.

Registration will start at 8:30am. Class 9am - 5:30pm.
Meeting Room: Columbus I, II, III (4th Floor)
Hilton San Francisco

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108

Phone 415-433-6600

Reservations can be made directly with the Hotel room reservation department by calling their direct number at (415)433-6600. In doing so, please ask for the group rate under "American University of Complementary Medicine".

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****$30 Discounted self-parking for overnight guests.

22.5 CEU Hours in Category I, approved by the CA Acupuncture Board

Fee Schedule

Postmarked by Dec. 5, 2015
Licensed Acupuncturists/ Non-Students
Three Days $635
Two Days $475
One Day $315

Postmarked after Dec. 5, 2015
Licensed Acupuncturists/ Non-Students
Three Days $685
Two Days $525
One Day $365

Unlicensed Oriental Medical students can receive a $50 discount on the above prices.

Make checks, credit card payments, or Money Orders payable to "AUCM" and mail or fax with completed form below to:

415 N. Camden Dr. Ste. 214
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 550-7445, Fax: (310) 550-0543

Refund Policy: 80 % before Dec. 5, 2015; None Thereafter. It is not possible to transfer registrations from event to event or person to person.

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Essential Oils and Classical Chinese Medicine


Recent seminar comments from students:

Wonderful job. One of the most organized classes that I have been to.

- Jennifer S., L.Ac

Jeffrey is so enlightening. He helps broaden my understanding of how to live and why pathology happens, and what to do about it. Each class add to few more pieces to the overall puzzle.

- Rose G., L.Ac

The fountain of this knowledge flows freely and deeply to nourish our souls.

- David C. L.Ac, Professor of Chinese Medicine

Jeffrey answers all the questions that you ask - as well as the questions you need to ask but haven't. A must for personal and professional self cultivation.

- Lisa G., L.Ac

I am very grateful to Jeffrey and to AUCM for this fabulous opportunity to clarify and refine my understanding. Great facility! Looking forward to next class. Thank You!

-Joan B., DDS

With Jeffrey Yuen you always know you are getting the best instruction Chinese Medicine has to offer. He teaches the deepest levels of our art and science with depth and wit. I am always grateful for the experience.

- Linda R., L.Ac

He makes you feel proud to be an acupuncturist. He's awesome!!!

How do you improve what he does? He really sets the standards for the future theoretical teachings of acupuncture.

Kathleen W., L.Ac

Today was the best practical class I have been to in many years.

- Student

Thank you, Jeffrey for the treasures that you share with us.

-Ken G. L.Ac

Jeffrey is such a different (higher) level. I wonder if I will ever be able to really practice CCM even remotely close to his level. Baby steps I guess! :)

- Bill W. L.Ac

So thorough and intense. Really appreciated it. Thank you!

- Student

Thank you much for another amazing experience on the way of unfolding the mystery. (Very Grateful).

- Mona D. L.Ac


- Radia N.

The combination of spiritual & epigenetic information - along with a sophisticated presentation of Chinese Medicine is why I love these classes.

-Angela R. L.Ac

Brilliant class - as always. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

- Megan H. L.Ac

Jeffrey’s classes always go above and beyond what is listed as the topic. His lectures are always more in-depth than anyone would expect. Always super!
- J. Cheng L.Ac.

Qi Gong is great for me and Jeffrey is such a great teacher for this! Need more Qi Gong classes!
- R. Shih L.Ac.

Thank you! I really appreciate the theoretical information as well as the practical applications.
- G. Kreiger L.Ac.

Illuminating to understand what is behind the moves of Qi Gong.
- M. Tombelaine L.Ac.

This course has been amazing! Seems like maybe one day is not enough to cover everything. Would be great to have additional tongue diagnosis classes. Thank you so much!
- Student

This is exactly what I have been wanting!

This is the most in-depth course on male infertility that I have ever attended!
- G. Miller

Excellent! Instruction came from a deep source of Knowledge.
- K. Hedayat M.D.

He’s amazing!
- D. Levoy L.Ac.

Thank you so very much for your time and information. I so appreciate all you do for the field of Chinese Medicine. You Rock!!
- M. Ivey L.Ac.

Enjoyed tremendously, very meaningful and helpful! Many Thanks!
- J. Borden, DDS

Grateful and inspired by Jeffrey's teachings, as always!
- E. Robert L.Ac.

Jeffrey is a treasured resource in our profession and it is always an honor and pleasure to study with him.
- Student

Thank you for your immense generosity, sharing your wisdom and experience.
Thank you for sharing your heart and your brilliance and blessing all of us beyond words.

His brilliant, inspiring lectures are unsurpassed.
- G. Devlin L.Ac

Amazing Calligraphy! Hats off to all involved who made it happen. Thank you Jeffrey, here’s to wellness!!
- Student

Thank you for sharing your time, heart & wisdom. Very meaningful & appreciated by me.
- L. Drango L.Ac

Unparalleled! Outstanding!
- J. Houston L.Ac

Loved the Ethics day! Thank You! :)
- D. Keefe L.Ac

Jeffrey is an International Treasure!
- Student

Lots of fun and wonderful!!!
- K. Williams L.Ac

Thank you, Jeffrey for your extraordinary wisdom & knowledge and all that you do to share it!
- Student

Jeffrey is a true gift.
- L. Gibile L.Ac

Thank you so much to Jeffrey & the school coordinators for pulling all the pieces & tools together. It was a great engaging & even challenging experience. :)
- K. Uejo, Acupuncture Student

Can’t say enough great things about learning from Jeffrey!
- Anita P. L.Ac

- E. Robert L.Ac

Jeffrey’s talks always further & deepen my understanding of Chinese Medicine.
- T. Evans L.Ac

The Greatest Course!! Thanks a lot!!!
- F. Leonard L.Ac

Jeffrey’s knowledge & articulation is beyond measure. Thank you for bringing him out.
- J. Jackson L.Ac

What can you say about a Living Treasure?
- D. Chan L.Ac

Contact: AUCM
Email: info@aucm.org
Phone: 310-550-7445