Master Tung's system of unique extra points is famous for its clinical efficacy, its simple needle techniques, and use of minimal points even in complex and chronic conditions. While most acupuncturists associated Tung’s acupuncture with pain management, it is equally effective in internal medicine, especially the management of women’s health.
In this course, Dr. McCann, co-author with Dr. Hans-Georg Ross of Practical Atlas of Tung’s Acupuncture, a highly-regarded Tung book known for its clear, comprehensive and organized contents, shares the top Tung points used for gynecology that yield results with conditions such as irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, infertility, disorders of the breast, spontaneous habitual miscarriage, and other problems related to women’s health. Detailed descriptions of Master Tung's point locations, functions, and indications will be covered in this course, as well as basic theory, needle technique, and clinical strategy.
- Use Tung points for gynecology that yield results with conditions such as irregular menses, dysmenorrhea, infertility, disorders of the breast, spontaneous habitual miscarriage, and other problems related to women’s health.
- Understand the use of Tong Ying / Microsystem and channel theory in the selection of points
- Know the locations and indications of commonly used Tung lineage points for Ob/Gyn conditions
- Understand the clinical application of these points, including how to find the live point for treatment
- Basic overview of Tung’s acupuncture, concepts of body relationships / Tong Ying theory
- Channel theory and connections; introduction to needle technique including Dao Ma needling, and finding effective points
- Top 15 points for treating Ob-Gyn conditions with locations and indications (2.5 PDA)
- Finish discussion of points; case study discussion
Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc is the co-author with Dr. Hans-Georg Ross of Practical Atlas of Tung’s Acupuncture, and is the author of Pricking the Vessels: Bloodletting Therapy of Chinese Medicine. He has taught Tung’s acupuncture and other advanced topics in Chinese Medicine in Europe, in Asia, and throughout the United States. Dr. McCann did his initial training at the New England School of Acupuncture and then his clinical doctorate at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with specialties in Geriatric Medicine and in Women’s Health. Prior to that he graduated from Oberlin College and was a Fulbright fellow to Japan.
Dr. McCann is on the faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he teaches Chinese medical classics, and is also on the faculty of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine doctoral degree programs. Aside from his teaching and clinical responsibilities, he is currently enrolled as a PhD research student at the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Dr. McCann has a strong interest in the Nourishing Life traditions of Chinese medicine, and is an avid practitioner, a teacher, and a formal lineage holder in Chen style Taijiquan and a classical system of Daoist Neigong.