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SOLD OUT New York: Feb 8-9,2014; Advanced Palpation and Needling with Poney Chiang


Advanced Palpation and Needling

Classical Point Locations from the Systematic Canon (JiaYi Jing)

Poney Chiang

February 8-9, 2014 9:00-5:30

15 PDA/CEUs NCCAOM approved.

Explore & palpate channels, pulsating vessels, points and more based on classical canonical locations

Refine needle intention and precision                                                      

Apply integrative Neuro-Meridian approach to pain conditions & learn anesthesiology regional nerve block needle technique

Experience and replicate the correct DeQi response                         

Develop the skill to "press and pluck" select channels and needle canon-based points, and to observe response based on the underlying neuro-anatomy

Learn to think of points as three-dimensional structures so you can begin to think outside the point. 

Participant Requirement: NY Acupuncture License, PCOM graduate, or PCOM senior student-Intern level.

Practitioners $375 Students $250    


Earlybird Discount by January 15th: $345/$200

(refunds until 2 weeks prior minus $25 cancellation fee)

Workshop Description:

The Systematic Canon (JiaYiJing/JYJ) is the very first acupuncture manual dating from the 3rd century where all subsequent manuals including modern TCM-based point locations trace their ancestry.  TCM standardized point locations have slowly drifted from the JYJ original over the subsequent centuries, due to social-political currents and Western anatomical influences.  Based on the presenter’s canonical research there is reason to re-interpret and refine the location of more than 25% of the modern locations!  Cross-referencing of over 300 peer-reviewed articles reveals that almost all canonical points overlap motor nerves, sensory nerves, autonomic nerves, motor entry points and musculo-tendinous junctions.

Chapter 75 of Spiritual Pivot gives the most important teaching on palpation: "One who uses needles, must first examine the repletion (Shi) and vacuity (Xu) of the Jing Luo (Channel &Collateral), palpate and follow it, press and pluck it, observe its responsive movement, then obtain it and come down on it (with needle)".  用針者必先察其經絡之實虛切而循之按而彈之視其應動者乃後取之而下之

Poney will teach the skill to "press and pluck" select channels.  Then he will demonstrate how to needle these canon-based points to properly “observe its responsive movement” based on the underlying neuro-anatomy.

***Please note: This is the first time Poney’s workshop is taught in the US.  For more information visit  The neuro-palpation approach taught in this workshop is unique and completely unlike other channel palpation teachings such as Applied Channel Theory.

Workshop Highlights:

-Line-by-line textual interpretation of select canonical point location v.s. TCM locations

-Learn to palpate anatomical structures described in the canons such as channels, pulsating vessels, muscle separations, bony protrusions & depressions.

-Learn some regional nerve block needling techniques used by anesthesiologists.

-Clinical case examples demonstrate exactly how an integrative Neuro-Meridian approach is applied to pain conditions.


About the Instructor:

Poney Chiang, PhD, R.Ac, RTCMP, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM), LAc (NY) Poney received a Bachelor degree in microbiology and a Doctoral degree in biomedical research from the University of Toronto. His interest in Oriental medicine led him to complete both Zen Shiatsu and Medical Qigong Therapy diploma programs. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, and 5 year apprenticeship within a medical lineage that formerly served the Forbidden City.  He began teaching in 2008, and has been asked to teach his acupuncture training program to Residents at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and Doctoral candidates at the American College of TCM in San Francisco.  His students call this Neuro-Meridian integrative approach the “future of acupuncture”.  Poney has been an author to Oriental Medicine Journal, European Journal of Oriental Medicine and Oriental Medicine Newsletter on a wide range of topics. He has appeared numerous times on local television (OMNI News) as an expert in Chinese medicine.   He has been invited as a speaker for the Canadian Dermatology Nurse Association, Canadian Skin Patience Alliance, York Region Police Association, Asian Integrative Medicine Symposium and International Contemporary Acupuncture Symposium.  His interests include Daoist culture and classical swordsmanship. He resides in Toronto with his wife and 3 children.


For more information, contact: Cynthia Neipris 212-982-3456 x229