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

Sleep Disorders and the Eight Extras, Case Studies and Pulses

Did you know that the Eight Extraordinary Vessels regulate psycho-emotional states? Of course you didn’t, we did not learn that in-depth in TCM school. Did you know that the Channels of Acupuncture and Eight Extraordinary Vessels can help treat things like sleep disorders?

Join us June 11 + 12, 2022 and dive deep into TCM psycho-emotions with Dr. Yvonne Farrell!

In this 2 day seminar, dive deep into the nature and pathology of the Eight Extraordinary 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 - Sleep disorders and the Eight Extras - Saturday June 11, 2022

Day 1 of the 2-day weekend seminar will focus on sleep disorders from the Eight Extraordinary Vessel (8EV) approach. This course will cover both the TCM and biomedical understanding of the physiology of sleep and then explore the patterns associated with insomnia and some select parasomnias. Participants will be reminded of the value of restful sleep and the dangers associated with sleep deprivation. In addition to the TCM and biomedical understanding of sleep, we will also cover the benefits of the 8EV in the treatment of chronic, debilitating sleep disorders. We will focus on the unique nature of the 8EV to access resources for sleep. We will also explore the effect of the 8EV on the curious organs, especially the brain and the 5 spirits, to support restful sleep. 

  1. Participants will review and deepen their understanding of the biomedical theories underlying sleep disorders.

  2. Participants will review the common TCM patterns for Insomnia and correlate those patterns to an 8 Extra approach.

  3. Participants will be able to diagnose and choose points for sleep disorders from the perspective of the 8EV and 5 spirits.

  4. Participants will develop a more refined ability to diagnose and treat difficult patients.


Day 2 - Sleep Disorders and Cases - Sunday June 12, 2021

On Day Two, Dr. Farrell will cover several cases that clinically demonstrate the information provided in the previous day. Dr. Farrell with also teach pulse-taking as a meditation and introduce 8 basic pulses that are associated with 8EV pathology. Participants will be able to ask questions about 8EV point selection, technique and potential outcomes and prognosis. Demonstrations and supervised practice will be offered to anchor the information to make it more clinically useful.

    1. Participants will be able to identify 8 basic pulses indicating 8 extra pathology.

    2. Participants will create treatments for specific cases and explore how to adapt treatments for their own patients.


    *Pre-requisite for the whole seminar: Eight Extraordinary Vessels Diagnosis and Treatment course, either through Red Tree Wellness Inc or Healthy Seminars. Proof of completion required.  https://healthyseminars.com/product/8-extraordinary-vessels-diagnosis-and-treatment-psycho-emotional-pain

    $400 + GST  for 2 days, CEU's are 14.75 hours.

    EARLY BIRD discount is $390 + GST. 

    ***Pre-requisite: Eight Extraordinary Vessels Diagnosis and Treatment course, either through Red Tree Wellness Inc or Healthy Seminars. Proof of completion required.

    Students - email the clinic for rates.

    Space is limited! Register early to resevere your spot!

    Early Bird deadline is Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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

    Due to legal restrictions, we will NOT be able to offer this course online as a live webinar. Course is subject to COVID-19 restrictions, if any.

    CEU's are 14.75 hours. Course qualifies for CTMCA and CNPBC Category 'C' CEU's. California Acupuncture Board Category 1 approval pending (14.75 CEUs), CAB Provider number 1234. NCCAOM approval pending 14.75 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 Extraordinary Vessels system and has found they are very effective in the treatment of psycho-emotional and psycho-spiritual disorders. Dr. Farrell has been teaching CEU courses for several years. Her courses are lively, informative and clinically relevant. 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.