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Effectively Using Ma Danyang’s Heavenly Star Points in Clinic

29 April 2012

Association for traditional Studies – preserving documenting & disseminating traditional knowledge

‘Like Hot Water on Snow’
Effectively Using Ma Danyang’s Heavenly Star Points in Clinic

Andrew Nugent-Head
London 30th June/1st July 2012

For over 800 years acupuncturists have believed Ma Danyang’s collection of 12 points are the most important in Chinese medicine. Their efficacy is said to be like ‘Hot Water on Snow’, and it was cautioned their transmission only go to the worthy.

Today, all practitioners know and use them, but a practitioner must know how to needle them to achieve their full effects. A combination of accurate diagnosis, needling method and hand skill raises these points above all others in efficacy. ‘To be worthy’ meant to be shown how to use them, not simply told to use them.

In my first acupuncture class under the late Professor Wang Jin-Huai, he read to me the Song of the Heavenly Star Points, unlocking their meanings, and the late Dr. Xie Peiqi then taught me the ‘Qi’ skill to achieve their full potential.

During this weekend seminar, Andrew Nugent-Head MSOM teaches the Ma Danyang points as he was taught them, presenting the theory around the points and their different abilities as well as the hand techniques that maximize their potential. He also demonstrates using the Ma Danyang points as part of a protocol, taking the group through partnered practice sessions to move from theory into clinical practice in one weekend.

Seminar Dates:
Saturday & Sunday June 30th/July 1st (9:30 am – 5:00 pm)
Treatment observation day with Andrew: Monday 2nd July (9:30am to 5:00pm)

Seminar Location:
Westminster University, Cavendish campus, New Cavendish St, London, W1W 6UW

Seminar Cost:
£175 early bird (up to 31st May) £195 thereafter. Students £150
Treatment observation day £85. Students £75

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