What You Get
Approved: Florida (4), IVAS (4), NCCAOM (4), Standard Certificate (4)
LENGTH 4 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Seminar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
This course is comprised of two lectures presented by Holly Guzman at COMS 2014. The first lecture titled BLOOD is 1 hour long, and the 2nd lecture is titled Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life, and is 3 hours long. See below for specific outlines for each lecture. BLOOD Blood and Qi are a pair and a continuum in Chinese medicine. Qi is the more popular subject: getting Qi, moving Qi, energy work, etc. Blood is of equal importance. The tradition of Chinese Medicine obviously does not define Blood the way that we interpret the western word. This lecture covers definitions and significant aspects of Blood from diverse perspectives. Blood work is key work for physical and emotional comfort, trauma resolution, memory (wanted and unwanted), and more. Why is it often difficult to build blood in blood deficient patterns when the person takes lots of blood herbs? This inquiry and others about the concepts of blood are presented. Holly's lectures are always based around applications for clinical success. Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life The Luo meridians are blood vessels, and carry all the complex components of blood. The classical indications for usage of the Luo is arranged to reflect the sequence of the Chinese Clock. The Chinese Clock is a reflection of both 24 hours, and also the progression of our consciousness in our lives. This begins with the first moment of breath into the lungs, and ends with the last moment of our life, when the liver meridian goes to GV 20, and carries the evolved hun spirit out the top of the head. Blood and the Luo meridians are more readily understood when their classical indications are clearly put into this perspective. The afternoon workshop will present each Luo meridian in a user friendly way. It will re-teach the art of the plum blossom needle, bleeding, gua sha and tonification. Treating Blood is a practical approach to resolve physical trauma (a stuck blood imprint), emotional trauma (as can lead to stuck blood), and simply to promote the capacity to move smoothly through the phases of our lives.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Chinese Medicine’s concept of Blood.
  • Learn when to move Blood, how to nourish Blood, and why to use bleeding.
  • Acquire knowledge on the Luo Meridians relationship to Blood.
  • Learn an application of the Lou vessels connections to the Chinese Clock of time, both daily time and life span time.
  • Learn a protocol for bleeding the Lou vessels to treat deep emotional pain.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction, blood letting, original nine needles, Qi versus Blood, Blood and memory, bruising.

    30 min - 1 hrs

    Lou vessels, emotions, being authentic.

    1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Lou clock, 1st Trilogy survival energetics: Lu/LI/St/Sp. Lu and LI: tactile development, St and Sp: digestion emotionally and physically. 2nd Trilogy socialization/interaction energetics: Ht/SI/ Bl/Kid. Ht: communication.

    1.5 hrs - 2 hrs

    9 Palaces, transformation, herbal formula for letting go, SI: pure from impure, criticism. Recorded questions and answers.

    2 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Bl and Kid: fear and panic. 3rd Trilogy: Differentiation energetics: Per/SJ/GB/Liv. Per and SJ: emotional refinement, GB: courage to change, Liv: self definition.

    2.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    Tools and protocol to treat Lou: moxa - plum blossom, full and empty Lou, stagnation on meridians.

    3 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Plum blossom for emotional anguish, why people cut.

    3.5 hrs - 4 hrs

    Harmonizing needle technique as last part of protocol - showing of tools used: Gua Sha, plum blossom, moxa.

    What People Are Saying

    Holly is an excellent teacher with a wealth of clinical experience.

    Mary D.- Canada

    Excellent, thought provoking and clinically relevant material.

    Hayley J.- United States

    Holly is a blessing to our field, I feel privileged to know and learn from her work. I look forward to more e learning opportunities with her.

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    Blood, Luo, and the Clock of Life

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    About Holly Guzman

    In 1972, age 13, Holly studied acupuncture with help from the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan where she lived. There, she was given a booklet on curing deaf mutes. A few years later, Holly traveled to the Guang Zhou School for the Deaf Mute in China to see the successful acupuncture protocol in action. She also witnessed acupuncture anesthesia in major surgery, and national health care programs utilizing Chinese herbs. In 1979, Holly attended NESA, and a year later assisted Ted Kaptchuk to open an acupuncture program at a state hospital, a first in 1980. In 1983, Holly joined the first graduating class of ACTCM. Concurrently, she assisted Miriam Lee, (who treated 10 patients an hour, 8 hours a day) and studied with Yat Ki Lai, expert on herbal safety, from Lai’s lineage treating royalty. Lois Johnson M.D., an oncologist, is Holly’s mentor for advanced western herb studies, and Daoist Jeffrey Yuen inspires her applications of Chinese spiritual aspects in health. She has been greatly influenced by Kiiko Matsumoto, known for unsurpassed acupuncture results, with whom Holly continues studies www.KiikoMatsumoto.com. In 1985, Holly became one of the first faculty members of Five Branches University. She returned to the Orient for 7 months in 1987, to continue her training in Chinese medicine including doctorate studies at the Hefei TCM Hospital #1, Beijing TCM Hospital, and, with Kiiko, Manaka Hospital in Japan. Holly regularly lectures at major Chinese Medicine symposiums, one of the very few unpublished speakers with this honor. She is a contributing author in Acupuncture in Practice, The Natural Health First Aid Guide, and Breast Cancer/Breast Health. Holly has practiced in Santa Cruz, CA since 1983, specializing in women’s health, pediatrics, immune issues, cancer, and epilepsy. She currently teaches for the Masters, Doctorate, and Extension programs at Five Branches and offers students clinical training externships at her private practice. Her hobbies include growing Chinese and Western herbs, surfing and beekeeping. Holly Guzman teaches in the Department of TCM Acupuncture.

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