Unified Acupuncture Theory
A Master Class In Acupuncture Unity
This course describes, explains, and leads to a real understanding of how and why meridians interact with each other and how to use this information to improve clinical results. The information in is course invaluable in the clinical setting. It permits the acupuncturist to understand why they are choosing the acupuncture points they are using and to develop customized treatment plans for their patients.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to
- Assess pain, orthopedic conditions, and physical complaints using meridian theory and devise an appropriate treatment plan
- Understand classical empirical point indications in a logical non-empirical way.
- Gain a different understanding of point descriptions by placing the focus on channel theory and understanding meridians
- Enhance their practice by solidifying their prognostic skills based on meridian assessment
- Be more confident in their treatments and get better clinical results
Starting at the age of 12 Jonathan watched as his parents battled many health issues, including hip operations, cancer treatments, and diabetes. These early experiences set him on the road to finding better ways to help people live healthy and full lives. It was empirically clear to Jonathan that a holistic approach to health would be far more beneficial than the symptomatic treatments that he watched his parents suffer through. And then it was the bigger philosophical picture of a child being witness to both his parents suffering as their health unraveled that sent him on a journey that eventually led to East Asia philosophy. It was this interest in health & wellness, coupled with ancient Chinese thought and philosophy that quickly made acupuncture the obvious career path for Jonathan.
Early on in Jonathan's studies as an acupuncturist, he was introduced to the various styles of acupuncture, and he realized that each style had its own power and merit too it. This opened his eyes to the limitless possibilities that existed within acupuncture.
And once his formal training had ended Jonathan set off to learn as many different acupuncture styles and techniques as he could. This included Worsley 5 Element style, to Manaka Japanese style acupuncture, to Master Tung acupuncture, to Korean Sa’am 4 needle technique, and finally to Dr. Teh-Fu Tan and his balance method. And it was with Dr. Tan that I was able to find a common thread between these different styles and allowed me to combine them into practical clinical treatments.
Jonathan now lives in Lausanne, Switzerland where he runs a private acupuncture practice and teaches at the Academie des Arts-Therapeutic in Geneva where he gives courses in acupuncture and Chinese medicine as well as clinic management and patient-therapist relationships.
Having over 15 years of teaching experience in various fields (language, teaching tools, teaching approaches, etc.) has allowed him to create a teaching style that motivates and engages participants to acquire the information being taught in a very natural way.