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Advanced Acupuncture for Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression


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As a conscientious Acupuncturist, it is imperative to consider the mental and emotional well-being of a patient to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Ancient medical texts from thousands of years ago insist upon an inextricable link between mental and physical health, giving tremendous importance to the Mental (Jing Shen) in physiology and all considerations of pathological prognoses.

This 6-hour lecture translates the deep wealth of ancient medical wisdom fused with perspectives from advances in conventional medicine into practical approaches for the psychological conditions seen too commonly in the clinic today of anxiety, insomnia, and depression. You will receive a unique synthesis from the ancient medical texts, as clinically practiced, researched, and taught by Tran Viet Dzung, MD over the past several decades, a clinical approach that continues to be practiced by thousands of acupuncturists and doctors throughout the world. Reflecting his view of the integral nature of Jing Shen in health and illness, Dr. Tran is often heard noting that "the Mental is everything!"

This course invites you to revisit the information you learned in your original training from a deeper theoretical and clinical perspective. It will generously provide comprehensive, synthesized, practical information from the ancient texts to lead to significantly improved clinical results for all patient conditions, particularly in the common cases of anxiety, insomnia and depression.


By the end of this course, students will be better able to:

  • Provide thorough explanations of the formation of Acquired Jing and Jing Shen —the Mental aspect of each organ system—Hun, Shen, Yi, Po, and Zhi—that allows the organ to function and promote homeostasis
  • Review how the Mental (Jing Shen) is susceptible to be at risk from its potential enemies of anger and frustrations, anxiety and excess joy, worry and preoccupation, sadness and grief, and fear and stress, and the pathways these enemies can take to harm the Jing Shen, leading to illness
  • Review symptomatology and pathology that can present from the Jing Shen having been harmed by stress, overwork, and the above negative psychological elements
  • Detail acupuncture techniques to maximize, preserve, and protect the Jing Shen of each organ system to promote internal homeostasis
  • Cover effective acupuncture techniques to inhibit the negative psychological enemies of the Jing Shen, to prevent and treat illness due to Jing Shen that’s been harmed
  • Explain etiology, symptomatology, and energetic diagnosis and treatment, including curious points (extra points), for the common psychiatric complaints of anxiety, insomnia, and depression

Section 1

  1. The Importance of the Mental in the Ancient Medical Texts and Clinically in Modern Times
  2. The Role of the Mental in Physiology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  3. Review of the Formation and Circulation of Ying Qi, Acquired Jing, and Jing Shen
  4. The Formation and Physiological Interrelations of the 5 Jing Shen Hun, Shen, Yi, Po and Zhi

Section 2

  1. Emotions and the manifestations of the 5 negative psychological enemies
  2. The Destabilization Pathways of the Enemies on the Physiological Jing Shen and Organs
  3. Etiological Implications of the Emotions causing Illness
  4. Symptomatology, Etiology and Treatment Protocols for the 5 Jing Shen Pathologies from the Ling Shu

Section 3

  1. The Importance of Preserving the Kidneys and the Will
  2. Practical Clinical Applications Applied to Daily Practice and Treatments for Common Conditions
  3. Conventional and Energetic Diagnoses and Treatment of Anxiety

Section 4

  1. Conventional and Energetic Diagnoses and Treatment of Insomnia
  2. Conventional and Energetic Diagnoses and Treatment of Depression
  3. Q & A

Section 5

  1. Curious Points specific for Treating Anxiety, Insomnia, and Depression
  2. Techniques for Preserving the Jing Shen/Mental and Preventing Pathology
  3. Treatments for Creating Psychological Protection from Mental Pathologies for all Patients
  4. Q & A

Since earning her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1998, Susie has been a dedicated clinician, teacher, and educator in the field of Acupuncture. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Bastyr and has taught acupuncture to professionals nationally on topics including mental and emotional health, pain, women’s health and medical qi gong.

She has practiced acupuncture in Washington state since 1998, including founding Energetic Medicine PLLC, where she has enjoyed treating numerous individuals and families with a variety of acute and chronic health concerns.

Since 2000, Susie has studied with Tran Viet Dzung, MD, from whom she has gained valuable knowledge fusing the ancient medical texts with the understanding of scientific advances in modern medicine; her thousands of hours of continued training with him in several countries have spanned numerous specialties including psychology, neurology, cardiology, gynecology, immunology, rheumatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, afflux pathologies, internal branches of the principle channels, divergent meridians, curious meridians, advanced diagnosis, and chronopuncture.

She has organized and assisted Dr. Tran with his teachings throughout the country for over a decade, including founding Advanced Acupuncture Intensives offering DVDs and CEUs from intensive 5-day courses for professional acupuncturists and physicians in a remote NW setting.





$150.00 USD

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