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Cultural Healing Exchange for Acupuncturists in Peru

December 20, 2015-January 4, 2016

SacredValley, Peru


Discount offered to AAC participants: 10%

Provider: Paititi Institute founded by Roman Hanis and Cynthia Robinson. Roman Hanis has been working closely with the indigenous Peruvian culture since 2001. Seeing the vital role that ancient cultural practices can play in today’s world, Roman honors and shares their value and wisdom through his work in community projects and healing retreats. He is a certified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner in Peru. In 2004, he was pledged as a healer-curandero by the Whitoto and Yahua tribes.
Can earn 10 points towards AOM volunteer service for NCCAOM recertification.
Additional  PDA’s May be Possible. 
This is a service trip and opportunity for healers
to deepen their own practice.
This retreat is a powerful opportunity for acupuncturists to more deeply awaken their path of service, while at the same time experiencing and learning Ando-Amazonian healing traditions. The first part of the trip will be an opportunity to participate in ceremony and visit with healers and visit sites in the Sacred Valley. The second half of the trip will be spent offering acupuncture and reiki clinics in local Peruvian villages. Acupuncturists and acupuncture students of all levels are invited. The clinics will be supervised by licensed acupuncturists and medical practitioners.
Contact information:
1. By phone –please contact Susannah Neal 785-760-6633
3. Please text Joanne Neville at (303) 726-0084  to RSVP for
Informational Meeting in July

JEFFREY YUEN: Rites and Rituals in Chinese Medicine




Santa Fe, NM at the:

Fort Marcy Hotel Suites 

321 Kearney Avenue, Santa Fe


Price: $550

Discount for AAC participants: 10% ($495)


PDA’s: 20

Daoist Healing Arts was founded in 2001, in response to our need to integrate a spiritual perspective into our medicine and health care. Daoist Healing Arts has the express purpose of providing education in Chinese Medicine using a Daoist approach. Daoism has an open arms precept that allows people from all walks, religions, and traditions to participate. It is the goal of Daoist Healing Arts to assist each person in harmonizing body, mind, and spirit for improved quality of life. Daoist Healing Arts is proud to offer workshops, events, and educational DVDs.
Course Description: The process of healing involves the therapeutic encounter, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment – all of which represents a “ritual” by which the clinician connects and develops rapport with the patient. We will spend three days invoking the sanctity of presence, allowing the therapeutic session to easily be transformed into a sacred experience that transcends “ordinary” treatments. We will explore the role of the clinician, the sacraments of the tools (needles, herbs, oils, stones, etc.), and the “meaning” of the orientation of working on, working with, and working through the “dis-eased” individual. This seminar will illuminate the essentials of the profundity of healing.
July 16-18
321 Kearney Ave Santa Fe, NM ~ (505) 988.2800

Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield’s

Chi-Akra Center for Ageless Living


Opal Acupuncture, LLC


Foundations of Constitutional

Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ 
A 3-day entry level facial acupuncture course;
Module 1 of a certification series* in
Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™

Southwest Acupuncture College
6620 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, CO 80301

July 10-12, 2015, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
24 NCCAOM PDA’s pending
Foundations of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is a comprehensive seminar which provides the practitioner/advanced student with the basics for all the other facial acupuncture protocols created by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac., M.S., M.M., featured in her 3-tiered Practitioner Certification Program offered through
Chi-Akra Center.  It is the foundation upon which everything else is built.
Participants will be introduced to safe, painless and effective protocols for renewing the face as well as the body. This course will teach the acupuncturist how to customize a facial acupuncture treatment by ascertaining the 5 Element constitution and meridian imbalances involved in the aging process of the patient.
The seminar will also include:
*The history of facial acupuncture
*The Eight Extraordinary meridians
*Specific acupuncture points for face and body
*Jacques Lavier’s acu-muscle facial needling techniques
*An introduction to motor point needling for the neck
*Kidney spirit points
*Chinese physiognomy: Five Element hand and face reading
*Important operational information, general rules and supplies needed for facial acupuncture treatments
*A full topical herbal treatment protocol using herbal masks, creams, essential oils, and jade rollers
*The Instructor will demonstrate all techniques, and the participants will give and receive treatments
10% discount offered to Acupuncture Association of CO members. 
Register before 6/10/15 for early bird pricing!  
Register and Pay Online:
Diana Horowitz, L.Ac., Wakefield Technique™ Certified Teacher for CO
Graduate with honors, 1st International
Certification Program (2012-13).
Diana Horowitz, L. Ac., graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City in 2003, and moved to Denver shortly afterwards to open her acupuncture practice, Opal Acupuncture, LLC. She knew she’d found her life-long mentor when she attended a seminar taught by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac. In 2007. Diana has assisted Mary Elizabeth and her teaching partner, MichelAngelo, in seminars and conferences spanning the US, and is a graduate of the 1st International Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification held at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN, 2012-2013.
Diana maintains her acupuncture practice at A New Spirit Wellness Center in Northwest Denver, where she delights in nurturing and guiding her patients towards experiencing greater vitality and radiance.
*Notice to participants:  this seminar is a necessary pre-requisite to module 2 of this certification series, Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™.  Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L. Ac. M. S., M. M., will offer this subsequent seminar at SWAC, September 18-20, 2015.  For more details, see the Seminars page of the Chi-Akra Center web site at  Registration will be handled online through Constant Contact.  Practitioners/advanced students who complete both training modules will receive a certification in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ from Chi Akra Center.
For all questions regarding the July seminar, registration, content, logistics, travel, accommodations, etc. please contact Opal Acupuncture;