Shen and the treatment of psychological disorders

This presentation focuses on psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and phobias. Building on his vast experience, Yair Maimon presents the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders from a new perspective, providing effective clinical tools for any practitioner of Chinese medicine.

This course at a glance

Dates: 

April 10/11 2020

Days/Time: 

Sa./Su., 9:00 – 17:00

Hours: 

14 hours

Teacher: 

Dr. Yair Maimon

 

Language: 

English

Cost:

CHF 495.–

Place:

Chiway Akademie, Unterer Graben 1, 8400 Winterthur

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«The acupuncturist goes all the way to the origin of the patient’s life, to the place where the spirit is rooted, to ben shen.”»

Dr. Yair Maimon

About this course

This presentation focuses on psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and phobias. Building on his vast experience, Yair Maimon presents the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders from a new perspective, providing effective clinical tools for any practitioner of Chinese medicine.

 

In Chinese medicine, there is an inherent understanding of the body, mind and spirit as a single unit, which is directed by the heart and the shen. All psychological disorders are rooted in the shen or in some aspects of the shen. Traumas, and especially childhood traumas, are affecting the ability of the heart to connect to our innermost. 

 

If we want to help patients to see their inner strengths and to transform their emotions, we carefully need to look for and discover their hidden places, using Chinese medical diagnostic tools such as observing the patients’ eyes and complexion, listening carefully to their wishes and identifying their strengths. The seven emotions, five wills and the Hun, Shen and Po give us clues to diagnose and treat what we define as psychological disorders. 

For example, an angry person blaming everyone for his depression may at the same time display the inner beauty of the Hun’s capacity to create, imagine and be full of compassion. Many acupuncture points and classic medical texts show us how to turn the liver’s stagnation and depression into hope and creative powers. 

 

Ling Shu Chapter 8 says: “For every needling, the method is above all, not to miss the rooting of the spirit”. This is a vital message for every acupuncturist. In this lecture, a clinical decision making process for “rooting of the spirit” will be discussed. Furthermore, there will be presentations of clinical cases, new approaches to diagnosis and different acupuncture protocols and special points to successfully treat psychological disorders.

 

Content of this workshop
  • New Chinese medical approach to psychological traumas and how to treat them. 

  • Understanding of the patients constitution so as to arrive at a concise and precise therapeutic plan.  

  • Understanding of the spirit’s role in: past experience, prenatal experiences, influence of the parents, traumas from childhood and other traumas.

  • Clear approach to treatment of trauma and understanding of GUI (ghosts).

  • The role of the Shen, Hun and Po and the emotions as seen in depression, phobia, anxiety attack and  obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD).

  • Deeper understanding of function of points vis-à-visspirit disorders (e.g. GB 13 ben shen, root of the spirit)

  • The clinical application of: 13 ghost points of Sun Si-Miao, windows of the sky, aggressive energy treatment, dragon points and more.

  • Special one needle technique.

  • Ancient Chinese medical texts dealing with psychological disorders.

  • Detailed presentation of clinical cases which illustrate a diagnosis and treatment plan that can be easily understood and applied in the clinic. 

  • Live demonstration with audience participation.

About the teacher

Dr. Yair Maimon

Dr. Maimon is an internationally renowned figure in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with over 25 years of clinical, academic, and research experience in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Dr. Maimon integrates complementary and western medicine in his own unique way. He combines a vast background of TCM styles with a wide clinical and teaching experience. His teaching is clear and inspiring. www.yairmaimon.com

 

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