chineseMaster Jeffrey C. Yuen will be back in Ireland next April 2017 to continue with his series of seminars on the 12 Primary Channels

The seminar is the fourth conference in the series on the Primary Channels from the perspective of Classical Chinese Medicine. The topic for this next seminar is The Urinary Bladder Channel.  

This seminar takes place over the weekend of Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rdApril 2017.

This is a unique opportunity for you to experience the channel systems of acupuncture, as they ought to be learned – from the Classical Perspective of Chinese Medicine.

Daoist Priest and world-renowned Scholar of Daoism and Chinese Medicine, Master Jeffrey C. Yuen continues to share his extraordinary insights into the 12 Primary Channels with a greater emphasis on the importance of the sequence of the channels and the clinical significance of their progression from the Lung Channel to the Liver Channel. More focus is placed on the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the channels and their acupuncture points and with greater intonation on these channels from the perspective of wellness, self-cultivation and healing!

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The Urinary Bladder Channel

Water represents the foundation and essence of life, in terms of the manifestations of our thoughts as generated and shaped by our perceptions. Its displacement and irrigation germinate into the realities that serve to validate our lives and our “truths.” In doing so, water also signifies the substantiation of consciousness.

In Chinese physiology, as the Yang of Water or the Shen-Kidneys, the Pang Guang/Urinary Bladder begins at the eyes (one of the portals of perception) and relays information back to the brain which then dictates the distribution of jing-essential qi from the Kidneys to fulfill the testimony provided by the external, social, and genetic environment. Thus through the regulation of the Urinary Bladder, one can influence the manifestation of realities and foster a terrain associated with wellness, health, and empowerment.

This seminar will examine the role, dynamics, and therapeutics associated with the Urinary Bladder within the sequence of the primary channels. Its trajectories, acupuncture points, and correlations will be explored, along with its significance in the process of healing.

Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017, All Day
, Each Day

Cost: 325.00 EUR

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What is Classical Chinese Medicine?

Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) has her roots deeply entwined with the philosophies of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. It has evolved from the classical teachings of the ancient Daoist medical texts of China. These include the, Huangdi Neijing – Su Wen, Tai Su, Ling Shu; the Nan Jing; Mai Jing, Shang Han Lun; Jia Yu Jing and the teachings from the Imperial Medical Academy of the Song Dynasty and the subsequent Four Great Masters of the Jin-Yuan period – Liu Wansu, Zhang Congzheng, Li Gao and Zhu Danxi.

ACCM is committed to enriching the practice of Acupuncture by reclaiming the heritage and legacy of Classical Chinese Medicine. Highlighted in this undertaking is the study of the ancient Daoist texts, the history of ideas and their influence in the development of styles of practice.


In addition, Classical Chinese Medicine relies equally on a synthesis of laws of:

  • Yin and Yang
  • Acupuncture Pathways (Sinew, Luo. Primary, Divergent and Extraordinary Channel Systems)
  • Wu Xing (5 phases / resonances – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water)
  • Liu Qi (6 energetics – Tai Yang, Shao Yang, Yang Ming, Tai Yin, Jue Yin and Shao Yin)
  • Sanjiao Energetics ((production of Wei, Ying, Jing and Jing Shen, Xue, Jing Ye).

Strong emphasis is also placed on the aspect of Daoism that involves self-cultivation as a fundamental component of the evolution of a safe and competent clinician and health care provider. This self-cultivation comes through the discipline of Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and the study of Daoist philosophy. It is important that practitioners of Chinese medicine live the philosophy they teach.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Many of the ancient Daoist medical texts have been lost or discarded over the millennia as China has undergone many cultural and political upheavals. For example, the rise of Neo-Confucianism in the eleventh century CE, where the old Daoist philosophy and medical texts were banned or destroyed and again in the nineteenth century with the introduction of Western Medicine in China when there was an attempt to “Westernize” Chinese medicine.


Training in Chinese medicine in Ireland and most Western countries today typically focuses on the practice and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is the system of medicine that evolved following the Cultural Revolution in China.

During the development of TCM in the 1950’s many of the roots of the medicine were lost in an attempt to unite and systematize various styles and traditions in order to popularize and promote Chinese medicine in China and throughout the world. Less emphasis was placed on the emotional and spiritual components of illness and healing.