Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Red Tree Wellness Inc. Continuing Education 
Red Tree Wellness Inc. Continuing Education 

Suffering, Non-Responders, Cases & Techniques using the Eight Extraordinary Vessels 


Did you know that the Channels of Acupuncture and Eight Extraordinary Vessels can regulate psycho-emotional states? Interested in learning more?

Join us October 26 to 28, 2018 and explore TCM psycho-emotional aspects of Non-responding patients, Eight Extraordinary Vessel cases and techniques, and Clinical observation with Dr. Yvonne Farrell!

In this 2.5 day seminar, dive deep into the nature and pathology of the channels of acupuncture like never before, and learn the intimate details of how the Eight Extraordinary channels of acupuncture treats suffering and non-responders, learn from case studies and techniques, and observe Dr. Farrell in clinical practice.


Day 1: Suffering and Non-responders

We will explore what it means to treat patients who have been labeled non-responders. What are the characteristics of patients who have difficulty changing? The first part of the class will be about treating these patients from a post-natal perspective through the primary channels, recognizing the impact of self-preservation, the creation of latency, coping mechanisms and the importance of lifestyle and digestion.  In the second part of the class, we will focus on the impact of trauma, deeply held beliefs and constitutional predispositions and how those things may impede healing. We will explore the efficacy of the 8 Extras in the treatment of these deeper issues. 

  • Recognize the basic characteristics of non-responders and create a basic treatment.

  • Assess the difference between pre-natal and post-natal conditions in order to decide between a primary channel treatment and an 8 extra treatment.


Day 2: Cases & Techniques of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

We will discuss complex, difficult or challenging cases. We will explore when to use an 8 extra treatment, how to achieve more clarity when determining which vessel(s) to use and how to create an 8 extra treatment.  We will practice pulse taking and postural assessments it relates to the 8 extras. Needle technique for the 8 extras will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Point location for the master points will be reviewed and practiced.

  • Identify 8 basic pulses indicating 8 extra pathology.

  • Adapt point location and technique to create an effective 8 extra treatment.

  • Deepen your knowledge on how to create a treatment plan for difficult cases.


Day 3: Clinical Observation with Dr. Farrell

In this morning, half-day seminar, Dr. Farrell will diagnose and treat patients while being observed by students. Discussions will take place about the differences between treating a patient with the 8 extras and other approaches. Students will observe an approach to diagnosis and witness the creation of a therapeutic relationship. They will have an opportunity to ask questions about point selection, technique and potential outcomes and prognosis.

  • Identify 8 basic pulses indicating 8 extra pathology.

  • Adapt point location and technique to create an effective 8 extra treatment.

  • Deepen your knowledge on how to create a treatment plan for difficult cases.


$487 + GST  for the full weekend (2.5 days), EARLY BIRD discount is $450+ GST.

CEU's are 20 hours

Space is limited! Register early to resevere your spot!

Early Bird deadline is Friday September 7th, 2018

Registration is at 8:30am.  Class time is 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

CEU's are 20 hours. Course qualifies for CTMCA and CNPBC Category 'C' CEU's, and are California Acupuncture Board Category 1 APPROVED (20 CEUs), CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM APPROVED (AOM-BIO) 18.5 CEUs, NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for 24 years.  In 1996, she graduated from Emperor’s College with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine. She has been in private practice since 1997. She was a member of the faculty at Emperor’s College for 13 years. In addition to her faculty duties at Emperor’s, Yvonne was also a clinical supervisor.  In 2007 Yvonne received her Doctoral Degree (DAOM) from Emperor’s College. In 2009-2010 Yvonne was the Director of a team that was responsible for getting Yo San University’s first DAOM program up and runningSpecializing in the use of the Secondary Vessels in treatment, Yvonne has been teaching channel theory to students for many years. A student Jeffrey Yuen, she has developed proficiency with the Eight Secondary Vessels system and has found they are very effective in the treatment of psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual disorders.  In addition to teaching in the master’s programs of two schools, Dr. Farrell has been teaching CEU courses for several years. Her courses are lively, informative and clinically relevant. Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment of psycho-emotional disorders or stress induced illness.  She is very passionate about the medicine and enjoys sharing this through her teaching. Dr. Farrell is the author of the book Psycho-Emotional Pain and the Eight Extraordinary Vessels available on Amazon.

If registration is full, please email clinic@redtreewellness.ca with your contact information and license number. 
You will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if a spot opens up.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $75 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course, and after the course begins.