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As well as upcoming seminar events, the Maryland Acupuncture Society also has distance learning courses for CEU/PDA Credit based on recordings of past seminars, and also seminar recordings without credits.

Past events are listed at the bottom of the page. For events prior to March 2013, click here.

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Upcoming events

    • 06 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Maritime Conference Center - 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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    The Nine Heart Palaces:
    Wellness and Healing for Practitioners and Patients

    Friday 3/6: (9 AM - 5 PM, in Classroom 1):

    Note: Friday class has sold out as of 1-27-2020.

    Program Description

    In Chinese medicine, the Heart is believed to be subjected to nine major lessons, ranging from the themes of individual self-efforts (such as health and abundance) to those that involve group dynamics (as in relationships and globalization). While certain curriculum can be construed as relatively easy for some of us, there are also those facets that continue to need refinement, so as to avert the nine heart “pains.” This one-day discussion will explore the avenues of these nine “palaces” and their cultivation in achieving a healthy journey through life. Aspects of Chinese medical modalities will be integrated into the development and fulfillment of these nine palaces so as to liberate the shen-spirit of the heart towards wellness and healing.

    Goals and Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will:

    • Understand the concept of the nine heart palaces and their subsequent pain/suffering
    • Develop an understanding in the management and treatment strategy for the nine themes of human existence within Chinese medicine
    • Apply the use of the nine points of the Heart and Pericardium channels in the culvation of the nine palaces

    Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the Recovery from Illness

    Saturday 3/7 & Sunday 3/8 (9 AM - 5 PM, in Large Auditorium):

    Weekend class is limited to 248 participants. 

    Program Description

    Chinese medicine operates from three perspectives – preventative, therapeutic, and restorative care – each involving different emphases and strategies, with the recognition that the bodymindspirit continuum has varied reactions due to its level of healing. This seminar will explore and focus on the dynamics of the bodymindspirit continuum during the recovery process and the energetics associated with restoration and rehabilitation. Notably, the course will examine the changes in physiology within immunity (wei qi), blood and fluids (ying qi), and genetics (yuan qi) when an individual is returning back to wellness (hui chun). With the understanding that acupuncture points, herbs, and other tools of Chinese medicine elicit different reactions based on the health of the individual, we will discern which agents are more appropriate during this phase of healing, and more importantly, why certain therapeutic approaches may be contraindicated during recovery. Lastly, the class will discuss the role of the mind and spirit within this process.

    Goals and Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants will:

    • Understand the different effects of acupuncture points and herbs in the different aspects of healing – preventative, therapeutic, and restorative
    • Develop treatment strategies for working with the different levels of qi – wei, ying, and yuan – during the restorative and recovery process
    • Learn to evaluate the progress of successful recovery and rectify obstructions to complete healing, such as scars, blood stasis, and tissue damage
    • Understand the management of different and intractable conditions that warrant episodic healing crises and dormancies
    • Integrate the various tools of Chinese medicine for restorative care and when such tools or specific approaches are contraindicated

    Presented by Jeffrey Yuen

    Jeffrey C. Yuen comes from a Daoist lineage and is an ordained priest of two traditions of Daoism, the Jade Purity and Complete Reality schools. Mr. Yuen trained under his adopted grandfather, the late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-1981) of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai, a sect from the Shang Qing tradition of Daoism that developed during the later Han Dynasty (3rd Cent. CE). Master Yu Wen trained in Mt. Hua and learned all the facets of Daoism, including the classics; rites and liturgies; healing arts; and divination. He later traveled extensively throughout China and served as the lineage holder of the Daoist martial arts system we know as Wu Xing Quan/Five Element Fist – an internal and monastic style of Hua Shan. Having a strong resonance with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Jeffrey studied extensively under Master Yu Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years old.

    Jeffrey has served as Dean of Academic Affairs of the Acupuncture Program at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and is President of the International Tai Chi Institute, both in New York City. Mr. Yuen was the first recipient of the Educator of the Year Award conferred by the AAAOM. He lectures frequently nationally and abroad. Not long ago, The Academy for Classical Chinese Medicine, a post-graduate center for Chinese Medicine was created in Dublin, Ireland, devoted to his teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine.

    Approved for NCCAOM PDA (7 for the Nine Heart Palaces, 14 for Recovery from Illness)

    Approved for CALIFORNIA CEUs, CA Provider #731, Fulfills Category #1 requirements for license renewal.


    Cancellation Policy: Registrations must be cancelled prior to February 6, 2020 and only a 75% refund will be given. After that time you will not receive a refund.

    Seminar Recording Disclaimer: Please note that this and other seminars given by MAS may be recorded. Methods used may include audio, video or still photography. Because audience members ask questions or participate as subjects in the seminars, and because recording may include audience members, MAS requires that, as a precondition to signing up for any MAS sponsored classes, all attendees consent, without restriction, to being recorded in whatever form recording is occurring by MAS at the seminar. Attendees must further agree that all rights, including all intellectual property rights, to such recordings (and to all derivative works of such recordings in whatever form), shall belong exclusively to MAS. Attendees will not be compensated in any way for providing the above permission or for releasing any rights to recordings; rather it is a precondition to attend the seminars.

    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Maritime Conference Center - 692 Maritime Blvd Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 - Chesapeake Dining Room, in Salon 1, located in in Building #2
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    Open to all Maryland Acupuncture Society Members. Dinner will be served during the meeting! Join the MAS during the Jeffrey Yuen Seminar and be eligible to attend (if space is available). 

    The meeting agenda will include election of board officers, official reports from all board members, and open membership discussion on future directions and projects for MAS.

    You must be present at the meeting to vote in elections, and you must register to attend!

    Board Positions Open for Election:

    • President (position currently held by Denise Tyson as Acting President) 
    • Vice President of Internal Affairs (position currently held by Sheri DePetro on 2nd term)
    • Vice President of Public Affairs (position currently held by Jennum O’Hara on 1st term)
    • Secretary (position vacant due to resignation of Grace Ganel in January 2020)

    Board Positions Open by Appointment:

    • Member-at-Large (position vacant due to resignation of Mark Greiner in February 2020)

    If you are interested in serving on the MAS Board, please contact by February 28, 2020 with your resume and letter of interest. Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting. 


Past events

07 Dec 2019 Postponed - Life in Business for Acupuncturists - 4 CEU
27 Oct 2019 Commercial Real Estate for the Acupuncturist! - 3 CEU
28 Sep 2019 MAS Membership Meeting - September 28, 2019
28 Sep 2019 Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Untying the Knot - Lonny S. Jarrett - 14 CEU available
09 Jun 2019 Special Preview for MAS Members - Workshop: Life in Business for Acupuncturists - 4 CEU
27 Apr 2019 Acupuncture Insurance Billing & Documentation presented by Mori West, - 14 CEU available
02 Feb 2019 Chinese New Year Gala Event - Guests Welcome
02 Feb 2019 LECTURE Title: "Year of the Earth Pig: Feng Shui & Cosmological Influences in Your Practice” - Jennifer Brown - 4 PDA
04 Nov 2018 Sunday - Dynamic Pulse Workshop - Ann Cecil-Sterman - 7 PDA
03 Nov 2018 Saturday - Dynamic Pulse Workshop - Ann Cecil-Sterman - 7 PDA
10 Mar 2018 MAS Membership Meeting - March 2018
10 Mar 2018 8 Extraordinary Vessels and Fulfilling Destiny - Jeffrey Yuen - 14 CEU available
11 Nov 2017 Korean Hand Acupuncture and Therapy presented by Dr. Dan Lobash Ph.D., L.Ac. - 14 CEU available
11 Mar 2017 Chinese Scalp Acupuncture presented by Dr. Jason Jishun Hao - 14 CEU available
05 Nov 2016 Caring for Cancer presented by Rylen Feeney Dipl. CH & ABT (NCCAOM) - 14 CEU available
11 Sep 2016 A Day with Jack Daniel: Safety, Ethics, and the Extraordinary Fu - 6 CEU
09 Apr 2016 Essentials and Advanced Practices in Auriculotherapy presented by Terry Oleson - 14 CEU available
14 Nov 2015 Health, Wellness, and the Five Channel Systems Using Needles, Touch, Essential Oils, and Stones on Acu-points - 14 CEU available
15 Aug 2015 ICD-10 Intensive presented by Mori West, - 7 CEU available
14 Mar 2015 Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1, 2, 3 presented by Dr. Richard Tan - 14 CEU available
07 Feb 2015 Acupuncture Insurance Billing presented by Mori West, - 14 CEU available
01 Nov 2014 Orthopedic Acupuncture: Treatment of Common Injuries and Pain presented by Whitfield Reaves, OMD LAc
15 Mar 2014 Chinese Medical Pediatrics presented by Jeffrey Yuen
02 Nov 2013 Fertility and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine presented by Randine Lewis
06 Oct 2013 Fall Member Benefit Seminar - A Day with Jack M. Daniel
13 Jul 2013 Wholistic Nutrition for the Chinese Medicine Practitioner presented by Rylen Lee Feeney
29 Jun 2013 Sole Awakening - Tuina for the Sole - Chinese Reflexology by Joanna Flores
07 Jun 2013 5 Common Healing Herbs and Spices to Use in Your Practice
09 Mar 2013 Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1,2,3 and Introduction to Global Balance presented by Dr. Richard Tan
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