Engaging Vitality: Modul 1-3

A Palpation Workshop for Effectively Working with Qi in the Clinic

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Course Outline

Efficacy in acupuncture is grounded in a therapeutic engagement with qi. Doing this well requires not only carefully listening to patients with our ears, but also with our hands.  

Although pulse and abdominal diagnosis are hallmarks of manual diagnosis in East Asian medicine, they represent just a fraction of the information available. This three-weekend training will enhance your ability to more directly perceive and make use of qi in your practice.

Module Dates 2021

1 | April 10-11, 2021 (Rayén Antón & Ferdinand Beck):
Introduction to Qi Palpation in the Practice of Acupuncture

2 | May 08-09, 2021 (Marguerite Dinkins):
Intermediate techniques in Qi Palpation in the Practice of Acupuncture

3 |June 18-20, 2021 (Rayén Antón):
Fluid Dynamics and the Use of the Extraordinary Vessels in the Practice of Acupuncture

How Is This Program Applicable To Your Practice?

Using the palpatory sensibilities and vocabulary of osteopathy, participants will be introduced to tangible palpatory referents for different aspects of qi, including: 

  • How to feel the location of core restrictions (what could be more important!)
  • How to use variations in temperature to gain general and specific information
  • How to directly feel which points are most available for treatment and their precise locations
  • Directly assessing the flow in each channel
  • How to feel whether your treatments have produced a clinically meaningful change
  • How to use of the principle of effortless action (wu wei) in your practice.

How Is The Program Organized?

This program has evolved over the years and is now offered as a three-module format. This allows to give the students time to improve their skills and learn how to integrate this work into their clinical practice.

Participants will learn the basics of this palpation approach in the first two weekends. In the third weekend, Rayén will demonstrate how these diagnostic aids can deepen our understanding and improve our ability to use the extraordinary vessels.

Techniques such as these allow us to respond more fluidly to the requirements of our patients’ qi in a true dialogue. They are primarily diagnostic in nature and are readily integrated with nearly any style of acupuncture. They provide a means for the fundamental concepts of East Asian medicine to come to life in our hands.

Instructors Rayén Antón
Ferdinand Beck
Marquerite Dinkins
Teaching Hours 53 UE (=Credits)
Teaching Language English

Participants based in Germany might be eligible for funding of up to 500 € of their fee: 
Follow this link for instructions (in German): Bildungsgutscheine.