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Live-Streaming – Understanding 8x Vessels and Zang-Fu Patterns – Peter Shea

November 19th, 9am-1pm, Live-Streamed Online

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

Zang-Fu Patterns and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 

The 8 Extraordinary Vessels are just that: extraordinary.  This is the area where the jing-essence and shen-spirit interact in the alchemical cauldron of our being.  Looking at how the state of each of the 8x Vessels will likely be reflected in the Zang-Fu organs and their diagnostic patterns is a great way to develop a grounded understanding of the big picture of the 8x Vessels and when is the most appropriate time to apply the clinically.

This class looks at each of the 8x Vessels and explains how disharmony in the 8x Vessels shows up in commonly seen Zang-Fu patterns.  We will address needling techniques, point selections, pulses and treatment plans using the 8x Vessels. 

Schedule for the Event

9:00am – 1pm

Lecture and Presentation

  1. In this class, students will learn how issues related to the 8x Vessels commonly present as zang-fu patterns.
  2. In this class, students will learn treatment strategies and point prescriptions for the 8x Vessels.
  3. In this class, students will learn to blend their zang-fu pulse taking with 8x Vessel pulse qualities.
  4. In this class, students will learn how to modify 8x Vessel treatments based on concurrent zang-fu syndrome presentations.

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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