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Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) RYS 300
June 10, 2017 @ 5:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm$325
This course is for the 300 Hour Teacher Training Program but open to anyone who has interest in Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. In this complementary health approach.get an overview of Traditional Chinese medicine and see how many aspects of this ancient practice have merit in today’s world. Learn how TCM views the human body as a miniature version of the larger, surrounding universe. Covered will be the Yin-Yang Theory, teaching harmony between two opposing yet complementary forces, that supports health, and how disease results from an imbalance between these forces.
Also covered will be the Five Element Theory—fire, earth, wood, metal, and water—symbolically represent all phenomena, including the stages of human life, and explain the functioning of the body and how it changes during disease. We will discuss techniques such as Cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, tui na, and qi gong
Chinese dietary therapy.
Instructor: Mary Beth Armstrong,MS, LMT, LAc, NCCAOM Certified, Yoga I.S.® RYS 200 Hour Graduate. Mary Beth has specialized in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Sag Harbor, NY since 1994. She is a licensed massage therapist through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and holds licenses in California and New York. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. Mary Beth received her bachelors degree from Hunter College in New York City and her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. Upon graduation and moving back to New York, Mary Beth has been studying with Jeffrey Yuen, a 40th generation Taoist Priest, acupuncturist and herbalist. She has completed 2 year programs with him in Chinese herbs, Nutrition based on Chinese Medicine, stone medicine and advanced acupuncture practices in addition to many other topics including qi gong, feng shui, caring for hospice patients, essential oils and other topics not covered in any other acupuncture schools.
In addition to her acupuncture studies she has completed Level One in Cranial-Sacral work through the Upledger Institute, The Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist program, and 10 a Day Course in the Work with Byron Katie. She has also completed courses in Pranic Healing, Bach Flower remedies, Pilates, and the 200 hour Yoga teacher training with Lauren Eirk at Yoga Integrated Science™.