The Upper Orifices: An Introduction
Thursday Apr 28, 2022
7:00pm- 10:00pm Eastern

The Eyes
Thursday June 9, 2022
7:00pm- 10:00pm Eastern

The Ears
Thursday June 30, 2022
7:00pm- 10:00pm Eastern

The Mouth & Nose
Thursday July 21, 2022
7:00pm- 10:00pm Eastern


Daoist Traditions College 
382 Montford Ave, Asheville NC, 28801 

The Upper Orifices

Elisabeth Rochat

de la Vallée

1-week course recording*

12 PDA's total for 4 classes
(NCCAOM & California applied*)

This page is for registration of the complete 4-course series on the Upper Orifices.  Register for all four courses by April 28th and recieve a discount of $50. You must register with the link below to receive this discount. 
April 28 - An Introduction
June 9- The Eyes
June 30 - The Ears
July 31- The Nose & Mouth
Thursdays 7-10pm, Eastern

Fee: $250

Register Now! 
The Upper Orifices (ear, eye, nose, mouth and tongue), are doorways opening on the exterior of our bodies allowing perception.
They depend on the heart, master of mind and life, and the heart is responsible for the discernment present in each of these sense organs. With the upper orifices as its servants and messengers the heart is in charge of the entirety of the relationship between the center of one’s life and the periphery. This relationship illustrates the connection between emotions and passions.

Each upper orifice depends on a specific organ for nurturing and balance. This means that any thought, action or feelings that disturbs a Zang organ can also disturb its orifice and each Zang organ participates in building and nurturing the sense organs. Awareness of the relationship of the brain and its connection to the sensory orifices is essential.

All the pathways must be taken into account, including Primary and Eight Extraordinary Meridians, and Luo and Divergent pathways.
We will study these orifices as a group and then examine each individually. We will explore the sensory organ and their relation to Five Element theory, but also other organs and body functions that create patterns related to pathology.

This study is based on the classical texts of medicine, most especially the Neijing and Nanjing with their commentaries. 

* NCCAOM provider #1278. This course has applied for 3 ceus per session in Category 1 with the California Acupuncture Board under provider number 0666.  

* 1 week access to course recording begins immediately after course concludes.  We are not able to respond to requests for extended access. 

Payment methods: Paypal or check. Check should be mailed to Daoist Traditions College 382 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801. Your seat is not reserved until payment is received in full and must be received prior to class attendance. 

Email confirmation will be sent once registration is complete and payment has been received.

We offer a 50% refund for cancellations completed 30 days or more before class. Cancellations made from 29 to 15 days in advance will be offered a 25% refund. We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance.