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Emotions & the Blood – Dr Joe Rothstein

8 NCCAOM Approved PDA points - $180

September 23rd, 2022 - 9am-6pm- Live in WA In-Person & Live-Streamed Online. Location TBA in Skagit Valley, WA

A Classically-Inspired Approach to Shen and Blood 

Reaching beyond the primary channels can be very rewarding when working with emotional and spiritual difficulties. In this course, Dr Joe will introduce and review the workings of the Luo Mai – The networking vessels or Collaterals – when working with Emotional habits and patterns. We will also discuss the employment of Chong Mai – The Penetrating Vessel – In treating disorders and disharmonies of the Blood. The use of Chinese Herbs and Herbal Formulas, as well as Essential Oils and Gemstones will be touched upon. 

Schedule for the Event

9:00am – 1pm – Introduction & Theoretical Framework

Review of Classical methods of treating Blood disorders using the 8 Extraordinary Channels, The Luo Vessels, the Primary Channels as well as Chinese Herbal Medicine, Essential Oils, and Food Therapies. 

Some of the Patterns we will discuss include:

  • Blood Stagnation
  • Blood Deficiency
  • Shen not Rooted
  • Shen Disturbance

2:00pm-3:00pm – Ethics & Boundaries

We will discuss Referral indications, the ethical boundaries of working with Shen disturbance, and safety while practicing psycho-emotional techniques as Acupuncturists.

3:00pm – 6:00 pm – Clinical Applications

Practical Treatment methods and suggestions related to Case Studies, based on the theoretical framework presented in the morning lecture. 

Dr. Joe Rothstein


Joe discovered Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in his twenties. He was experiencing issues that were not purely physical, emotional or spiritual, but a combination of all three. During an appointment with his Acupuncturist, he realized that he was interested in studying it and practicing himself.  

Joe graduated from both the Master’s and Doctorate programs at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, in Asheville, NC. He has continued to study with Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist Priest of the Jade Purity Tradition. He completed a certificate program with PsychoEnergetics Training lead by Irene Tobler and Psychologist Michael Mervosh. He has also apprenticed in group wilderness therapy with Mr Mervosh and the Hero’s Journey Foundation

Joe actively practiced Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for over 10 years. Joe owned and operated a very busy practice at Acupuncture Associates of Marysville for 8 years, until closing the practice in the fall of 2021. Since then, Joe and his family have gone traveling, currently residing in beautiful Umbria, Italy. He is currently teaching Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine both online and at various locations around the world. He is a lifetime learner, and is currently learning the value of experience over material wealth. He and his family can be found walking through Ancient Roman cities, or working in their garden and vineyard. 

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