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Stems and Branches second year


accreditation: NVA, Zhong

Dates: 26.3.2018 – 31.5.2018

Venue: Conference centre Drakenburg; Dr. Albert Schweitzerweg 1; 3744 MG Baarn;

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In 2017/2018 there is a 2 – year course in “acupuncture according to stems and branches” given by Joan Duveen. Besides theoretical training there also will be practical training in pulse diagnosis, focused on this subject.

The first year already happened.
The dates and times for the second year are the following:

  • 26.03.2018 – 28.03.2018; 09,30 – 17.00
  • 23.04.2018 – 25.04.2018; 09,30 – 17.00
  • 29.05.2018 – 31.05.2018; 09,30 – 17.00

The minimum of participants are 10, the maximum 25. The course will be given in english.

The philosophy of stems and branches is more than 4500 years old, based on the knowledge of the old sages of China. It provides the practitioner with understanding and insight in the constitutional energies of patients. Originally it was used as curative and preventative medicine.

This philosophical system will be taught together with pulse diagnosis focused on this subject together with the therapeutic consequences for the practitioner. Often it is said nowadays that this philosophy is too mystical and too difficult to learn for use in clinic. This is not true, however it does take some years to learn the possibilities of this system, which aims to treat the patient instead of the illness.