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

Eight Extras 101 - Architect of Change - Practicum 


Did you know that the Channels of Acupuncture and Eight Extraordinary Vessels can regulate psycho-emotional states, and can be used to treat addictions? Interested in learning more?

Join us November 15 to 17th, 2019 and explore TCM psycho-emotional aspects of channel theory, the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, and how life change occurs, with Dr. Yvonne Farrell!

In this 2-3 day seminar, dive deep into the nature and pathology of the channels of acupuncture like never before, including psycho-emotional aspects of each system, enhance your learning through cases, techniques and practicum with Dr. Farrell.


Day 1 – Friday November 15, 1pm – 6pm:  The Eight Extraordinary Vessels 101

This course provides an overview of the channel system with a focus on the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. We will explore the pathways of each of the 8 extras and how those pathways inform the functions and clinical applications for each vessel.  Participants will learn how the 8 extras are different from the primary channels and how they have a profoundly deep impact on the vital substances, extraordinary fu and 7 orifices. We will discuss how these vessels can be used to treat diseases or imbalances that are affecting yuan qi.  Participants will learn how to create 8 extra treatments with confidence.

 Day 2 – Saturday November 16, 9am – 6pm and Sunday November 17, 9am - 1pm:  The Architect of Change.

Patients suffering from chronic physical and emotional conditions often have many habituated patterns of being and entrenched beliefs that make change challenging. In this course, we will explore how change occurs and what we might do to support our patients in their capacity to initiate and sustain change.  A healthy relationship between yuan qi and ying qi is an essential ingredient in the process of change. We will cover the 8 Extraordinary Vessels (8EV) and their impact on transformation and transportation (T & T) from a constitutional perspective (yuan qi). We will also discuss the post-natal function of the Spleen and Stomach as agents of change through diet, lifestyle and interaction in relationships (ying qi).  In the Pi Wei Lun, Li Dong Yuan says that “once the Spleen & Stomach are damaged, the five turmoils will arise. Damaged by heat, the original qi loses its function and, as a result, the limbs are cumbersome and fatigued. “ (Flaws 2004) In this state, change is almost impossible.

*Pre-requisite: Eight Extraordinary Vessels 101.

Day 3 – Sunday November 17, 9am – 6pm:  The Architect of Change case studies, and afternoon practicum.

The morning continues from Day 2 with cases studies. In the afternoon, Dr. Farrell will supervise as you practice on fellow students to diagnose and treat several patients using Channel Theory and the Eight Extra Vessels. Discussions will take place about the differences between treating a patient with the 8 extras and other approaches. Students will practice Eight Extras diagnosis and treatment, and have an opportunity to ask questions about point selection, technique and potential outcomes and prognosis.

*Pre-requisite: Eight Extraordinary Vessels 101.


$550 + GST  for all 3 days, CEU's are 19 hours.

$400 + GST for Days 2+3, CEU's are 14 hours.

Three day EARLY BIRD discount is $525 + GST. 

Two day EARLY BIRD discount is $$380 + GST

***NOTE: Day 1 is a pre-requisite for Days 2+3. If you have not taken the Eight Extraordinary Vessels with Dr. Farrell before in previous years, you must take Day 1.

Students - email the clinic for rates.

Space is limited! Register early to resevere your spot!

Early Bird deadline is Friday October 4th, 2019

Registration is at 8:30am.  Class time is Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. 

CEU's are  14-19 hours. Course qualifies for CTMCA and CNPBC Category 'C' CEU's, and are California Acupuncture Board Category 1 approval pending (19 CEUs), CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approval pending (AOM-BIO) 19 CEUs, NCCAOM PDA provider number 168958.

Dr. Farrell has been involved in helping others to restore balance in their lives for over 25 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. Specializing 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 psychoemotional and psychospiritual disorders. Although she has a general practice, her specialties include the treatment of psychoemotional 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.