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Nov 16, 2019
Aroma Acupoint Therapy I - Using Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine 14 Hrs / 14 CEUs Santa Cruz

Aroma Acupoint Therapy I - Using Essential Oils in Chinese Medicine

14 Hrs / 14 CEUs
  • Sat, Nov 16, 2019
  • Santa Cruz

Course Description:

Harness the Power of Essential Oils to Boost Your Practice!

In this completely updated and expanded workshop you will discover ...

• An innovative, gentle hands-on method of treatment that allies the potency of essential oils with acupuncture and bodywork to dramatically enhance your practice — with practicum breakouts to practice and experience this work.

• How to select the oils and match them accurately to specific acupoints.

• How to get transformative results treating the basic energetic imbalances that lead to common conditions such as muscle tension and pain, anxiety, overactive mind, depression, insomnia, fatigue, headaches, etc.

Acupuncture or bodywork alone are often insufficient for producing the kinds of results we ideally want to see with our clients. So many conditions involve mental and emotional issues, and many of them present chronic disorders that usually respond better to gentle treatment ... which ends up being more effective.

Genuine essential oils when used with specific acupuncture points can bring a powerful new dimension to our practice. Holding certain oils on specific matching points will modulate neuroendocrine functions by activating peptides, thereby triggering profound energetic changes in the individual. Aroma Acupoint treatment can create truly amazing and lasting shifts in treatment outcome. These can be monitored by often rapid changes in the pulse, affect and complexion, as well as providing rapid relief of physical, emotional or mental symptoms.

Aroma Acupoint Therapy proves invaluable for patients presenting mental and emotional blocks; for treating infants, children and the elderly, as well as for those afraid of needles. It also excels at treating patients with chronic conditions who are too weak or sensitive to tolerate acupuncture. It also combines easily, of course, with acupuncture itself.

In a bodywork practice, it allows the practitioner’s fingers to take a deserved break while the oils are being gently applied to the active points. This was one of the very best seminars that I’ve experienced. It both enhanced my current understanding of TCM patterns and diagnosis, and expanded these horizons into an entirely new and invigorating perspective. Thank you for blazing these trails! — Bruce Gustafson LAc

The seminar opened up an entirely new understanding of the energy of not only the acupuncture points that were utilized but also the depth at which we can access their functions when combining them with the energy of essential oils. — Muin Daly LAc

Adding AAT to my practice has made my treatments more effective and long lasting. I have witnessed quicker and more significant changes with symptoms and patterns and I have seen improvement with cases that had hit a plateau in terms of progress. AAT has helped to increase my confidence as a practitioner and has helped many of my patients experience significant shifts in their patterns. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and creating a system of using essential oils that fits into the TCM scope and practice seamlessly. — Emily Andrews LAc


Instructor Introduction:

Peter Holmes Lac., M.H.

Peter is an English-trained medical herbalist, essential oil therapist and Chinese medicine practitioner with over 35 years' experience of using botanical remedies and essential oils in clinical practice. His extensive training included studies with Oriental Medicine Doctor Ted Kaptchuk, medical herbalist and pharmacist Henri Verdier in Paris, France; medical herbalist Christopher Hedley in London, England; and Elisabeth Roche-Vallee in Paris, France. Peter brings to his courses and seminars over 35 years of study, clinical practice and teaching experience. He has focused on both the physiological and psychological aspects of using essential oils. He has pioneered the use of essential oils both in herbal medicine and with acupuncture and bodywork in particular. Peter is author of five acclaimed textbooks on herbal and essential oil medicine: Aromatica, Clinical Aromatherapy, The Energetics of Western Herbs, Jade Remedies and The TCM Materia Medica & Clinical Reference.

November 16 & 17, 2019 9:00am-5:30pm
Cost: $375 (FBU Alumni Discount 10%)
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