Tangible Acupuncture: Creating Obvious Results for External Injuries & Internal Disharmonies
Returning to KAMWO for a second Meetup evening, Andrew Nugent-Head talks about what he feels to be the most important thing commonly missing in today's acupuncture treatments: obvious and tangible responses in the patient with each needle inserted, and clear changes to their conditions leaving no doubt as to the efficacy of the treatment.
"Classical acupuncture was tangible acupuncture–the confidence and skill to make a patient immediately feel hot or cold, experience building or draining sensations when manipulating the needle. But the ability to tangibly control Qi has been largely forgotten within acupuncture traditions since the end of Imperial China, and completely omitted from collegiate education since the 1960's. What was once expected now seems magical, and that is not the way it is supposed to be. Every practitioner should be able to do this, and any practitioner can learn how–but you do have to be shown by someone who can. Only when every practitioner is able to practice with this level of tangibility in the clinic will our medicine gain further respect and acceptance in the West."
During this lecture, Andrew will lay out what Tangible Acupuncture is, what it takes to practice it, and why Tangibility is the most important gauge of clinical efficacy and skill.
Andrew Nugent-Head MSOM moved to China at the age of 18 in 1986 and has spent his entire adult life there. He began studying Chinese medicine in traditional mentor-disciple relationships in 1989 and has been treating patients since 1992. Dedicated to preserving China's traditional arts and knowledge, Andrew founded the 501c3 not for profit Association for Traditional Studies, which has produced 70+ educational videos and organized over 150 seminars since 1993. When not teaching internationally, Andrew can be found with his wife JulieAnn (also a licensed practitioner), their three children and two dogs in a small tea village in the mountains outside of Hangzhou. There they treat local villagers and migrant workers free and are also completing their Chinese Medical Doctorate at the Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine.
This Meetup will be in a 90 minute lecture format
All our Meetups are essentially free! Attendees will be given a coupon of $20.00 toward purchases at Kamwo's Online Store; you must be present in order to redeem coupon.