Level 2, Mind

Alchemical Facial Acupuncture Renewal™
2 Modules; 4-6 day certification

Module 1

The Alchemy of Healthy Aging: “Sparking the Shen”™ (2-3 days) Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists only

  • An overview of Western and Eastern alchemical historyworld
  • The 3 burners and the alchemical cauldron
  • Alchemical benefits and contraindications
  • Physiognomy: facial asymmetry and the central corridor of Qi
  • The embryological order: from the Tai Ye to the Yin/Yang
  • The alchemical 8 Extraordinary meridians; beyond pathology
  • An alchemical facial acupuncture protocol, using the origin and insertion of the facial muscles
  • Alchemical treatment points:
    • The Windows of the Sky; “a glimpse of heaven”
    • The 13 Ghost points; “psyche, spirit and peace of mind”
    • The Kidney spirit points; “a matter of the heart”
  • Integration of an alchemical facial acupuncture approach into your existing practice
  • An organic topical herbal protocol and alchemical ritual

Module 2:

The Alchemy of Healthy Aging: “Transforming the Shen”™ (2-3 days) Open to: acupuncturists, advanced students and M. D. acupuncturists only

  • The Transformational Journeychinese_alchemy
    • The 7 stages of personal alchemy
  • Physiognomy
    • reclaiming “frozen”Jing
    • Brain gym; balancing the corpus callosum
  • Alchemical breathing techniques; the microcosmic orbit
  • Facial qi-gong; the “inner” smile
  • The 8 Extraordinary “DNA” meridians; rivers of consciousness
  • The 3 Jiaos and the alchemical cauldron; constitutional body points for transformation, based upon texts from the Han and Sung dynasties
  • How alchemical facial points affect brain chemistry
  • Alchemical nutrition
  • An organic topical herbal protocol

Requirements for Level 2 certification:

  • Level 1, Somatic, certifications
    • Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™, including modules in Constitutional Facial Non-Needle Modalities and Herbal Adjunct Therapies
    • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Archetypes
  • Acupuncturists: modules 1 and 2
  • Non-acupuncturists: n/a