The renowned Master Tung teachers are returning to ICOM for a second year in a row. Alongside the popular Foundation course, there will be this Advanced programme which has been designed for practitioner’s who have good knowledge and experience of Master Tung acupuncture.
The course is delivered over the course of 2 days for a total of 18 hours.
The course was highly praised last year with feedback such as “[Gil and Shaun] are experts sharing many clinical tips that work, with passion and dedication” as well as “very knowledgeable teachers, both in the theory and practice.”
Advanced Course Course Content
The course will cover:
Palm diagnosis is an essential component of Master Tung acupuncture, enabling practitioners to assess a patient’s overall health and in helping to identify key acupuncture points. In this part of the course you will learn the art of palm diagnosis, including how to interpret the markings and features of the palm. This is an important part of diagnosis that can sit alongside your traditional techniques such as pulse or tongue.
In this section, we will delve into a range of case histories and clinical applications of Master Tung acupuncture. Through detailed case studies, you will gain insights into the effective use of Master Tung acupuncture in addressing various health conditions. We will analyse treatment strategies, needling techniques, and patient outcomes, allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of its practical application.
Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) in Master Tung’s Acupuncture
Explore the fascinating concept of Vascular Autonomic Signal (VAS) within the context of Master Tung acupuncture.
The vascular autonomic signal (VAS), also known as the Nogier reflex or reflex auriculo-cardiac (RAC), is a subtle change in the pulse that can be detected when pressure is applied to specific points on the ear and Acupuncture points. The VAS can be used to determine which points are active, it also could be used for diagnosis. It is thought to be a reflection of the body’s autonomic nervous system response to stimuli.
This section will provide you with valuable knowledge on how to identify and utilise VAS in diagnosing and treating patients effectively. We will cover the theory, assessment methods, and practical applications of VAS in your acupuncture practice.
Practical Work – Revisit Locations and Needling
The practical aspect of this course is vital for honing your Master Tung acupuncture skills. You will have the opportunity to revisit key acupuncture point locations and practice needling techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors. This hands-on approach will allow you to refine your needling precision, ensuring safe and effective treatments for your patients.
This course has been designed to help you progress and master your Master Tung style of acupuncture. As a result, there are pre-requisites for students to have an in-depth knowledge of Master Tung’s acupuncture.
The course will be delivered in-person over two days at ICOM.
11th and 12th May 2024 9am-6pm with one hour for lunch.
Places are limited – participants must commit to the entire course as the learning and applications are cumulative. Please book early to guarantee your place.
This course is only open to professional acupuncturists who who already have good knowledge and experience of Master Tung acupuncture. Please email [email protected] with details of your qualification and/or experience of Master Tung Acupuncture prior to booking. Eligibility will be decided on a case by case basis to ensure that participants get maximum benefit from the course.
Cost for 18 hours of tuition: £450.
About The Teachers
Seminars will be taught by two experienced practitioner lecturers; Dr Gil Ton and Shaun Goodman. Two teachers ensures maximum individual attention and support to participants.
Dr Gil Ton is a Chinese medicine practitioner, researcher, and lecturer since 2011. He is one of the leading voices in Master Tung Acupuncture and delivers courses and conference speeches internationally.
After studying Acupuncture extensively for many years, Gil has learnt from some of the great masters including Professor Wang Ju-Yi whilst living in Beijing. Years late, he moved to Taiwan to complete his postgraduate degrees where he subsequently learned Taiwan Master Tung Acupuncture with Professor Lee Kuo Cheng (李國政). He lived and practiced acupuncture there for over 6 years where he gained an extensive background in this style of working. Since then Gil has worked as a lecturer and research fellow at the Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University in Taiwan. Gil has published 6 scientific papers and continues to teach at multiple schools globally.
Shaun Goodman, Dipl.Ac. IATCM. graduated as a Chinese Medicine practitioner in 1995 and since then has been practicing acupuncture at an Acupuncture Centre near Jerusalem. During the last 15 years he has studied and practiced the clinical application of Channel Theory and Master Tung Acupuncture. He also studied Master Tung Acupuncture with Professor Lee Kuo Cheng (李國政) in Taiwan. Shaun teaches globally on topics such as Meridian Theory, Master Tung’s Acupuncture and Bloodletting. He has previously been elected as the 5th most influential practitioners of Chinese Medicine in Israel which shows incredible enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for Chinese Medicine.
Cancellation policy for CPD course bookings at ICOM
- Refunds for cancellations two or more months before the course commencement will incur a 15% administration fee.
- Refunds for cancellations between two months and two weeks before the course commencement will incur a 25% administration fee.
- Refunds for cancellations two weeks before the course commencement will incur a 50% administration fee.
- No refund will be given for no shows or cancellations upon the course commencement.
- Any amount overpaid by the student will automatically be refunded to the student’s account.