JEFFREY YUEN - The Nine Heart Palaces: Wellness and Healing for Practitioners and Patients, & Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the Recovery from Illness

  • 06 Mar 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 08 Mar 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • The Maritime Conference Center - 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
  • 119


  • Must be a member of an allied organization - AOBTA, APA, ASDC, ASVA, NCAAOM (North Carolina), NJAAOM & VTAA and listed on their website. Includes the full weekend, but does NOT include the Friday seminar.
  • Special Fee for MAS members, does not include Friday seminar.
  • Available for Acupuncture Students who are MAS student members.
  • One standard Table provided by the hotel for two days of seminar.
  • Two standard size tables for 2 days. Tables provided by hotel.

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The Nine Heart Palaces:
Wellness and Healing for Practitioners and Patients

Friday 3/6: (9 AM - 5 PM, in Classroom 1):

Note: Friday class has sold out as of 1-27-2020.

Program Description

In Chinese medicine, the Heart is believed to be subjected to nine major lessons, ranging from the themes of individual self-efforts (such as health and abundance) to those that involve group dynamics (as in relationships and globalization). While certain curriculum can be construed as relatively easy for some of us, there are also those facets that continue to need refinement, so as to avert the nine heart “pains.” This one-day discussion will explore the avenues of these nine “palaces” and their cultivation in achieving a healthy journey through life. Aspects of Chinese medical modalities will be integrated into the development and fulfillment of these nine palaces so as to liberate the shen-spirit of the heart towards wellness and healing.

Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the concept of the nine heart palaces and their subsequent pain/suffering
  • Develop an understanding in the management and treatment strategy for the nine themes of human existence within Chinese medicine
  • Apply the use of the nine points of the Heart and Pericardium channels in the culvation of the nine palaces

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the Recovery from Illness

Saturday 3/7 & Sunday 3/8 (9 AM - 5 PM, in Large Auditorium):

Weekend class is limited to 248 participants. 

Program Description

Chinese medicine operates from three perspectives – preventative, therapeutic, and restorative care – each involving different emphases and strategies, with the recognition that the bodymindspirit continuum has varied reactions due to its level of healing. This seminar will explore and focus on the dynamics of the bodymindspirit continuum during the recovery process and the energetics associated with restoration and rehabilitation. Notably, the course will examine the changes in physiology within immunity (wei qi), blood and fluids (ying qi), and genetics (yuan qi) when an individual is returning back to wellness (hui chun). With the understanding that acupuncture points, herbs, and other tools of Chinese medicine elicit different reactions based on the health of the individual, we will discern which agents are more appropriate during this phase of healing, and more importantly, why certain therapeutic approaches may be contraindicated during recovery. Lastly, the class will discuss the role of the mind and spirit within this process.

Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the different effects of acupuncture points and herbs in the different aspects of healing – preventative, therapeutic, and restorative
  • Develop treatment strategies for working with the different levels of qi – wei, ying, and yuan – during the restorative and recovery process
  • Learn to evaluate the progress of successful recovery and rectify obstructions to complete healing, such as scars, blood stasis, and tissue damage
  • Understand the management of different and intractable conditions that warrant episodic healing crises and dormancies
  • Integrate the various tools of Chinese medicine for restorative care and when such tools or specific approaches are contraindicated

Presented by Jeffrey Yuen

Jeffrey C. Yuen comes from a Daoist lineage and is an ordained priest of two traditions of Daoism, the Jade Purity and Complete Reality schools. Mr. Yuen trained under his adopted grandfather, the late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-1981) of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, a sect from the Shang Qing tradition of Daoism that developed during the later Han Dynasty (3rd Cent. CE). Master Yu Wen trained in Mt. Hua and learned all the facets of Daoism, including the classics; rites and liturgies; healing arts; and divination. He later traveled extensively throughout China and served as the lineage holder of the Daoist martial arts system we know as Wu Xing Quan/Five Element Fist – an internal and monastic style of Hua Shan. Having a strong resonance with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Jeffrey studied extensively under Master Yu Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years old.

Jeffrey has served as Dean of Academic Affairs of the Acupuncture Program at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and is President of the International Tai Chi Institute, both in New York City. Mr. Yuen was the first recipient of the Educator of the Year Award conferred by the AAAOM. He lectures frequently nationally and abroad. Not long ago, The Academy for Classical Chinese Medicine, a post-graduate center for Chinese Medicine was created in Dublin, Ireland, devoted to his teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine.

Approved for NCCAOM PDA (7 for the Nine Heart Palaces, 14 for Recovery from Illness)

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


Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to February 6, 2020 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.

Seminar Recording Disclaimer: Please note that this and other seminars given by MAS may be recorded. Methods used may include audio, video or still photography. Because audience members ask questions or participate as subjects in the seminars, and because recording may include audience members, MAS requires that, as a precondition to signing up for any MAS sponsored classes, all attendees consent, without restriction, to being recorded in whatever form recording is occurring by MAS at the seminar. Attendees must further agree that all rights, including all intellectual property rights, to such recordings (and to all derivative works of such recordings in whatever form), shall belong exclusively to MAS. Attendees will not be compensated in any way for providing the above permission or for releasing any rights to recordings; rather it is a precondition to attend the seminars.

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