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Live-Streaming – 8x Vessels, Trauma and the Vagus Nerve – Peter Shea

December 17th, 9am-1pm, Live-Streamed Online

4 NCCAOM Core OM PDA points (In Process) - $80

Trauma, the Vagus Nerve and the Extraordinary Vessels

The 8x Vessels as the vessels of the yuan qi are a natural place to work when treating trauma.  Trauma is often stored in the yuan qi, a place where trauma can be repressed, and the body can try to maintain it in latency. Generational trauma is also stored in the yuan qi.  Trauma imprints the body at its core and affects our psycho-social functioning.  

Societal conditioning even in the absence of overt trauma imprints the body using similar energetics, leaving individuals without access to their “original nature.”  

This class looks at trauma and the 8x Vessels from the lens of the functions of the Vagus nerve, the original free and easy wanderer. This class includes treatment strategies and point selections for using the 8x Vessels for helping to heal trauma.

Schedule for the Event

9:00am – 1pm

Lecture and Presentation
  1. In this class, students will learn how trauma imprints the yuan qi and the 8x Vessels.
  2. In this class, students will learn how to treat the Heart-Kidney Axis with 8x Vessels.
  3. In this class, students will learn about the Vagus nerve, it’s pathway and it’s relationship to the para-sympathetic nervous system.
  4. In this class, students will learn 8x Vessel acupuncture strategies and lifestyle suggestions for improving vagus nerve function.

Peter Shea


Peter Shea, L. Ac., is a practitioner of Chinese medicine. He is   an instructor, a clinical supervisor and the Clinic Director at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in   Asheville, NC.  He has been a professional bodyworker for over 20 years and a Licensed Acupuncturist since 2003.  He teaches workshops on the 8-Extraordinary Vessels, Tui Na, Qigong and the I-Ching. 

He is the author of “Alchemy of the Extraordinary: a Journey into the Heart of the Meridian Matrix,” published by Soul Pivot Press and available on their website or through

He practices Chinese Medicine at Mountain Oasis Health in Asheville.  He lives outside of Asheville, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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