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As well as upcoming seminar events, the Maryland Acupuncture Society also has distance learning courses for CEU/PDA Credit based on recordings of past seminars, and also seminar recordings without credits.

Past events are listed at the bottom of the page. For events prior to March 2013, click here.

We also provide forums to arrange ride sharing to seminars, and shared accomodations or networking while attending seminars. Select a link below to post a message or read messages others have posted.

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Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • SOLD OUT. Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044) Please go to for the lowest overnight rates available
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    The Eight Extraordinary Vessels (Qi Jing Ba Mai) are considered the ancestral and constitutional vessels of Chinese acupuncture.  As such, these channels are utilized for the treatment of congenital issues and acquired conditions that damage the jing-essence.  Stemming from the unfolding of yin and yang via the first ancestry (Chong, Ren, and Du), these vessels serve as the basis and foundation of human existence by which an individual undergoes the process of evolving into the biological (natural), individual, social, and even the transpersonal self.  Through working with these eight vessels, clinicians gain a deeper understanding of how to mediate one’s destiny and adapt to the potential taxation accorded by oneself, society, and the environment.  More importantly, treatment strategies will be examined pertaining to the reversal of latent pathogens that have been absorbed into the constitution resulting in chronic degenerative diseases.

    Participants will learn:        

    • Energetics of each of the eight extraordinary vessels (EV)
    • Physical and psychosocial development associated with the 8 EV
    • 8 EV as ditches for constitutional pathogens and their reversal
    • Diagnosis of the 8 EV and their pathological process
    • Treatment strategies of the 8 EV – coupled pairs, point combinations, and integration with the other channel systems
    • To recognize which of the 8 EV to utilize for patients’ spiritual and emotional challenges

    Day 1:

    • Introduction to the 8 Extraordinary Vessels – Evolution & Constitution
    • The 1st Ancestry – Chong, Ren, and Du
    • Correlations to the Curious Fu-Bowels
    • Unfolding of Destiny – the Cycles of 7 & 8
    • Wei-Linking Vessels – Exposure to the Social World
    • Natural Cyclical Rhythms and Acquired/Learned Rhythms
    • The Nine Heart Pains – Challenges to Human Existence
    • Sabotage to the Irrigation of Yuan-Source Qi – Zang Zao/Visceral Agitation 

    Day 2:

    • Self-Inquiry – Bridging the Outer and Inner Chapters – Qiao-Motility Vessels
    • The Orifices & their Impact on our Sensation & Perception
    • Keeping It Together – the Dai-Girdle Vessel for Consolidation and Latency
    • Letting It All Go – the Dai-Girdle Vessel for Rectification and Release
    • The Impact of the Other Vessels on the First Ancestry and Their Diagnoses
    • Chong Mai as the Basis of Post-Natal Qi and the Impact on the 5 Zang 6 Fu
    • Development of Treatment Strategies Based on the 8 EV
    • Point Combination and Coupled Pairing of the 8 EV

    Presented by Jeffrey Yuen, who needs no introduction. 

    Pending for NCCAOM PDA

    Pending for CALIFORNIA CEUs, CA Provider #731, Fulfills Category #1 requirements for license renewal.   

    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to February 9, 2018 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.


    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044)

    Open to all Maryland Acupuncture Society Members. Dinner will be served during the meeting!

    The meeting agenda will include election of board officers, official reports from all board members, and open membership discussion on future directions and projects for MAS.

    Board Positions up for re-election:

    David Blaiwas - up for re-election second term as President

    Kathryn Nemirovsky - up for re-election second term as Secretary

    Sheri DePetro - up for re-election second term as Vice President Internal Affairs

    Election for Vice President of Public Affairs




Past events

11 Nov 2017 Korean Hand Acupuncture and Therapy presented by Dr. Dan Lobash Ph.D., L.Ac. - 14 CEU available
11 Mar 2017 Chinese Scalp Acupuncture presented by Dr. Jason Jishun Hao - 14 CEU available
05 Nov 2016 Caring for Cancer presented by Rylen Feeney Dipl. CH & ABT (NCCAOM) - 14 CEU available
11 Sep 2016 A Day with Jack Daniel: Safety, Ethics, and the Extraordinary Fu - 6 CEU
09 Apr 2016 Essentials and Advanced Practices in Auriculotherapy presented by Terry Oleson - 14 CEU available
14 Nov 2015 Health, Wellness, and the Five Channel Systems Using Needles, Touch, Essential Oils, and Stones on Acu-points - 14 CEU available
15 Aug 2015 ICD-10 Intensive presented by Mori West, - 7 CEU available
14 Mar 2015 Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 presented by Dr. Richard Tan - 14 CEU available
07 Feb 2015 Acupuncture Insurance Billing presented by Mori West, - 14 CEU available
01 Nov 2014 Orthopedic Acupuncture: Treatment of Common Injuries and Pain presented by Whitfield Reaves, OMD LAc
15 Mar 2014 Chinese Medical Pediatrics presented by Jeffrey Yuen
02 Nov 2013 Fertility and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine presented by Randine Lewis
06 Oct 2013 Fall Member Benefit Seminar - A Day with Jack M. Daniel
13 Jul 2013 Wholistic Nutrition for the Chinese Medicine Practitioner presented by Rylen Lee Feeney
29 Jun 2013 Sole Awakening - Tuina for the Sole - Chinese Reflexology by Joanna Flores
07 Jun 2013 5 Common Healing Herbs and Spices to Use in Your Practice
09 Mar 2013 Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1,2,3 and Introduction to Global Balance presented by Dr. Richard Tan
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