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What is EV? Lecture by Chip at CSTCM in Denver

  • Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine Denver, CO (map)

WHAT: A day-long Seminar

Engaging Vitality: An introduction to a Palpation-Based Approach to Qi, Rooted in the Classics  

A really great opportunity for TEAM students & licensed acupuncturists to get an introduction to the theoretical basis and practice of EV. 

Instructor: Chip Chace

Cost: $50 for the entire day (I know, so awesome)! Space is limited. 

CEUs: 7.5 NCCAOM PDA points. (Sorry, we do not have California CEU approval.)

Please spread the word! Please share with your colleagues and fellow acupuncturists and friends who you want to get in on the goodness that is EV!

Link to REGISTER and find out more INFORMATION

Engaging Vitality (EV) is an approach to acupuncture based on the premise that if we take the concept of qi seriously it should be palpable in many forms within the human body. EV makes use of a number of osteopathic ideas and techniques as a means of informing and enhancing a Chinese medical diagnosis, and it is based on an intimate familiarity with the medical and spiritual literature of China. Engaging Vitality training is most typically a hand’s on learning experience, involving the bare minimum of theoretical discussion, yet its principles are informed by an intimate familiarity with Classical Chinese literature. 

You are invited to this one-day seminar with Chip Chace, where we explore the theoretical basis for Engaging Vitality. Chip will present an overview of some of the ideas central to both the medical and internal cultivation traditions that form the foundation to the Engaging Vitality approach. A few of these include the principles of stillness (jing靜),  the pivotal dynamic (ji機), and open communication (tong通). Far from abstract concepts, these are all tangible aspects of qi with clear palpatory referents that can help to guide treatment strategy in innovative and effective ways. We will conclude the morning session with a demonstration of how the EV approach is applied to a live patient. 

We will then spend the afternoon exploring how these concepts are central to the development of the extraordinary vessels within the internal cultivation traditions and how this perspective, coupled with the EV repertoire, can inform the practice of acupuncture. 

Limited Enrollment – Max 40 – Enroll Early


Earlier Event: June 8
Study Group Seattle
Later Event: June 23
Module 1 Seattle SIEAM only