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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.

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Upcoming events

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 11 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Sheraton, Columbia, MD (10207 Wincopin Cir, 21044) Please go to for the lowest overnight rates available
    • 249

    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

    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.

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 22 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 20

    Dr. Dan Lobash returns for a class limited to 21 students! 

    Advanced Korean Hand Therapy:

    Yin-Yang Pulse and Three Constitutions Diagnosis and Treatment: Theory with In-Class Practice

     Come back with 5 months KHT practice under your belt with questions, ready to learn more in a hands-on setting.

    Korean Hand Therapy (KHT)and acupuncture is a complete energetic medicine system located on the hands. Each hand embodies a hologram of the entire body. The hands reflect the current condition of the body. Pain or problems anywhere in the body have precise corresponding points on the hands. If you find the sensitive corresponding point and stimulate them, the problem often will be resolved. KHT is the perfect addition to all other treatment modalities. Or, it can stand alone as a complete treatment approach. Long experience shows that it can reduce or eliminate pain instantly in most situations.

    KHT and acupuncture is more than a correspondence system like auricular therapy BECAUSE it includes a micro-meridian system on the hands that parallels the body system. This greatly amplifies the healing effects possible. It combines perfectly with body acupuncture.

    Three Constitutions

    1. Understand the theory
    2. Perform Three Constitutions diagnosis several times
    3. Validate the constitutions on each side using O-Rings test Test Silver and gold probes and silver rings
    4. Develop and apply a treatment plan to balance each side and test its effectiveness on the patient

    Yin-Yang Pulse Diagnosis 

    1. Understand the theory 
    2. Perform Yin-Yang Pulse diagnosis
    3. Validate diagnosis with O-Ring, Test Probes and Silver Rings
    4. Compare Three Constitutions pattern to with Yin Yang Pulse conclusion
    5. Discussion of 7 position pulse diagnosis, application of Nogier pulse Nogier
    6. Design and apply treatment plan with pellets using
      • Simple tonification and or sedation
      • Two point tonification and sedation
      • Five element tonification
      • Other
    7. Design and apply a complete treatment plan based on Three Constitutions and Yin Yang Pulse:
      1. Correspondence therapy
      2. Eight Extra pulse balancing
      3. Yin Yang Pulse balancing

    Dr. Dan Lobash, Ph.D., L.Ac. has been practicing acupuncture since 1980 and Korean Hand Therapy clinically since 1988. He is the primary KHT teacher in the US, teaching hundreds of professionals annually. His offices are in Hemet, Santa Barbara CA. and Orlando, Florida.

    Dan studied with the founder of KHT, Dr. Tae-Woo Yoo, and organized many extensive training programs as well as weekend seminars in the US and Canada. He has a background as an engineer, psychologist and licensed acupuncturist in California and nationally.


     Register with at least a $200 deposit up through December 21, 2017

     Postmarked by March 1, 2018

    Postmarked after 3/1/18

     MAS Member




     Non-MAS member




     AOBTA, APA, ASDC. ASVA, FSOMA, NJAAOM, North Carolina AAOM, or VTAA member




    • Approved for MD License Renewal 14 CEU and 14 pending NCCAOM PDA
    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled by March 1, 2018 to receive no more than a 75% refund. Cancellations after March 1 will not receive any refund.

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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