Acupuncture and the Autonomic Nervous System

What we can learn from stress and trauma responses

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Acupuncture & the Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a primary system for regulating body homeostasis, organ functions, and yin-yang balance in the body. Additionally, stress can have acute and chronic effects on the ANS, body, and mind. By understanding various kinds of stress responses including acute, chronic, and traumatic stress, acupuncturists can learn more about how needle techniques regulate the ANS and organ systems.

In this course Jim elaborates on:

How stress and trauma affect the ANS / Yin-Yang Balance

Ways that acupuncture can assist in modulating the ANS

How needle techniques affect the ANS in different ways

Three key things to assess in our clients including ANS activity, sensitivity, and responsiveness

Pendulation and titration and how this applies to acupuncture

Breathing exercises that modulate the ANS

How ear acupuncture affects the PNS and why it is so powerful

Your Instructor

Jim Spears
Jim Spears

James Spears is a passionate and dedicated acupuncturist. Jim as he likes to be called has been a practicing acupuncturist since 2001. During the past 19 years, Jim has had many accomplishments including author, international lecturer, and educational tour guide, that included taking acupuncture students to China. Jim has both studied and practiced in the U.S., China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

A long and enthusiastic student of both Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and Master Tung's system. Jim’s unwavering commitment to the Tung System had him eventually asking himself the deeper questions of why the Tung system is so effective.

It is no surprise that Jim’s dual interest in physiology and movement therapies, including Qi Gong and yoga, eventually led him to start investigating the Tung system with fresh new ideas about what makes Tung points so powerful.

Since his initial inquiries and investigations, Jim has developed a strong congruent theory of the Master Tung system. And now, Jim is generously sharing his ongoing ideas and research of how the body’s network of connective tissue and fascia, plus the structural tensegrity of the system are the keys to illuminating the power of the Tung Points

Frequently Asked Questions

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