with Patricia BaleySee In Store
Why Luo Mai? Luo Mai are a useful approach to clearing pathogenic factors that may not be responding well to other acupuncture techniques. According to Maciocia, most Blood stasis occurs in the connecting channels. These channels also allow us a way to release other pathogenic invaders that may be contributing to unresponsive chronic disease in our patients. Use of the Luo Mai is a way to shift your patient from a chronic disease state to a position of health.
This is a review and discussion of use of the Luo vessels in veterinary acupuncture. We discuss the area covered by the individual Luo Channels. Then we discuss Luo point location, what Luo pathology looks like clinically, how to palpate and use these points, and clinical use as applied to veterinary acupuncture.
This course is suitable for preparation for advanced veterinary certification exams, such as the FAAVA (Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture) exam.
With completion of the course the veterinarian will understand how to palpate and locate these points, how to use these points clinically and why one would utilize a Luo vessel.
Dr. Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVH, FAAVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
with Holly GuzmanSee In Store
This course is comprised of two lectures presented by Holly Guzman at COMS 2014. The first lecture titled BLOOD is 1 hour long, and the 2nd lecture is titled Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life, and is 3 hours long. See below for specific outlines for each lecture.
Blood and Qi are a pair and a continuum in Chinese medicine. Qi is the more popular subject: getting Qi, moving Qi, energy work, etc. Blood is of equal importance. The tradition of Chinese Medicine obviously does not define Blood the way that we interpret the western word. This lecture covers definitions and significant aspects of Blood from diverse perspectives. Blood work is key work for physical and emotional comfort, trauma resolution, memory (wanted and unwanted), and more. Why is it often difficult to build blood in blood deficient patterns when the person takes lots of blood herbs? This inquiry and others about the concepts of blood are presented. Holly's lectures are always based around applications for clinical success.
Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life
The Luo meridians are blood vessels, and carry all the complex components of blood. The classical indications for usage of the Luo is arranged to reflect the sequence of the Chinese Clock. The Chinese Clock is a reflection of both 24 hours, and also the progression of our consciousness in our lives. This begins with the first moment of breath into the lungs, and ends with the last moment of our life, when the liver meridian goes to GV 20, and carries the evolved hun spirit out the top of the head. Blood and the Luo meridians are more readily understood when their classical indications are clearly put into this perspective. The afternoon workshop will present each Luo meridian in a user friendly way. It will re-teach the art of the plum blossom needle, bleeding, gua sha and tonification. Treating Blood is a practical approach to resolve physical trauma (a stuck blood imprint), emotional trauma (as can lead to stuck blood), and simply to promote the capacity to move smoothly through the phases of our lives.
Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly was part of the first graduating class of ACTCM; in addition to her private practice, she lectures internationally, teaches at Five Branches University, and is a contributing author to several health texts.
Dr. Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVH, FAAVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinar...