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The Inner Functions of Acupuncture Points

April 13 - April 14

Instructor: Lonny Jarrett, LAc

The imagery contained in the acupuncture point names  will be discussed as it relates to the point’s deeper functions. Acupuncture points will be discussed as archetypes that embrace the full realm of human expression. The meridians as maps of the body, soul, and spirit will be presented as they pertain to the integral functioning of the evolving human being. The diaphragm as the demarcation between consciousness and unconscious will be considered as well as the importance of opening it early in treatment in order to create a stable foundation for health. Points and herbs that open the diaphragm will be presented along with this.  Points on every channel will be considered as icons of Chinese philosophical, cosmological, and medical concepts. Discussion of the function of several point categories including source, Xi-cleft, Luo, Reunion, and Window Points will be included.

We will review the use of the 60, Five-element points in terms of constructing elegant treatments, as well as analyze many acupuncture point combinations.

Material will be drawn from, “The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine” by Lonny Jarrett.

  • What is an acupuncture point?
  • How are point like archetypes?
  • How do they work?
  • What is the role of intention in activating point function?
  • What is the relationship between a point’s name and its function?
  • What is the relationship between an acupuncture point and it’s meridian?
  • How to design treatments that resonate with the patient’s functional dynamics while considering, time, weather, season, signs, and symptoms.

Some of the points covered will include:

  • KI-7, 23, 24, 25
  • BL-10, 65
  • CV-1
  • GV- 10, 11, 20
  • LV-3, 13, 14
  • GB-40, 24
  • HT-1, 2
  • SI-6, 19, 16
  • HP-6, 8
  • TE-5,17
  • ST-9
  • SP-21
  • LU-9, 1
  • CV-17, 21
  • LI-17, 18
  • Yin Tang


About the Teacher:

Lonny Jarrett has been practicing Chinese Medicine in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He is a founding board member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts and a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Lonny is author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine and, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. He holds a Master’s Degree in Neurobiology and a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was recently featured in the text, “The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling” by best selling author Stephen Cope. Lonny hosts www.nourishingdestiny.com, an online community for 3,000 practitioners of Chinese medicine worldwide. His teaching schedule is at: www.chinesemedicine.courses and his texts are available from www.spiritpathpress.com.



The conference will be held at:

Marriott Westminster

7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021


The AAC has arranged room rates of $119/night. Please make your reservations before Monday, April 1st, 2019 to guarantee a room and at this rate.

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April 13
April 14


Acupuncture Association of Colorado


Denver Marriott Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021 United States
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