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Berkshire County Acupuncturist

Clinical Integration
[Live Stream]

The course emphasizes Five-element constitutional diagnosis and a depth view of Chinese physiology all from an integral and developmental perspective. I will cover all pulse patterns involving the relationship of the two sides of the pulse, stability, the three heaters, the three depths, and individual pulse qualities.


A Top-Down view of Five-Element Constitutional Diagnosis
[Live Stream]

10/9 + 10/10 2021 - 9AM-5PM ET
In this course constitutional diagnosis will be examined as an organizing framework that yields deep insights into each patient's destiny and path of healing. The imagery contained in the acupuncture point names will be discussed as it relates to the points inner functions. We will cover the functional dynamics of the ­sheng and ke cycles to understand Chinese medicine as a fully holistic/integral science. Participation in this class is suitable for practitioners from any tradition and level of training who wish to deepen their perspective on their art.

My long association with Lonny Jarrett over the course of many years has afforded me some of the most satisfying discussions concerning Chinese medicine that I have had with anyone. I am grateful for his writing and teaching his thoughts to the world, especially those about “becoming” that he describes as an act rather than solely as a “process.” Lonny Jarrett is fashioning a brilliant paradigm built around an awareness of one’s freedom to choose (for what is higher) instantly through the intention to virtue. Lonny’s overarching dedication to improving the human condition was recognizable from our early conversations and seems from the outside to have been part of a “process” reaching the form as expressed so eloquently in this volume.
Leon Hammer, MD
Lonny Jarrett's class changed the way I practice medicine. The class was so inspirational and life-changing that I took it twice. Lonny brings a depth to the medicine no matter what style of acupuncture we use (I practice French Energetics), and I am forever grateful to him. His teachings opened my heart and my mind. We travelled from Georgia and even though it is not close, the class was worth every effort we made. There is ongoing cultivation of depth and care through conversations on Lonny's website, nourishingdestiny.com. I highly recommend his two year course.
Anna Kelly, MD, LAc.

A Top-Down view of Five-Element Constitutional Diagnosis [LIVE STREAM]

SATURDAY 10/9 + SUNDAY 10/10 2021 9AM-5PM ET

The upper class of medicines . . . govern the nourishment of destiny and correspond to heaven. . . . If one wishes to prolong the years of life without aging, one should [use these].

The middle class of medicines govern the nourishment of one’s nature and correspond to man. . . . If one

The lower [class of] medicines . . . govern the treatment of illness and correspond to earth. If one wishes to remove cold, heat and [other] evil influences [from the body], to break accumulations, and to cure illnesses, one should base [one’s efforts] on [drugs listed in] the lower [class of this] manual.

Clearly, for the author of the Shen Nong Ben Cao, China’s oldest herbal text, the highest aspect of healing involves helping the patient fulfill destiny in order to live out the years as allotted by heaven. 

Five-element constitutional type comprises the unconscious tint on the lens that we see the world through. It filters how we create meaning and come to embody it. Knowledge of constitution imparts a vision that allows us to see patients creating themselves in real mime with an understanding of the conscious, and unconscious, forces at work.

In this course constitutional diagnosis will be examined as an organizing framework that yields deep insights into each patient’s destiny and path of healing. The imagery contained in the acupuncture point names  will be discussed as it relates to the points inner functions. We will cover the functional dynamics of the ­sheng and ke cycles to understand Chinese medicine as a fully holistic/integral science. Participation in this class is suitable for practitioners from any tradition and level of training who wish to deepen their perspective on their art.

Topics include:   

• Chinese medicine as a science of conscious awareness.

• Emotion, Virtue, and Vice of the Five-elements

• Destiny and Constitutional Type. 

• The Relationship Between Chinese Cosmology & Physiology.             

• Inner Functions of Acupuncture Points, Herbal formulas, and Point Combinations.  

• The Suggestive Process in treatment and the therapeutic relationship.

• Diagnosis by Color, Sound, Odor & Emotion.

• The Relationship between the Five-elements and Eight-Principles.

• Practical exercises in diagnosis.

Practitioners $375

Students $325 (for those enrolled in CM school)

Email: lonny@nourishingdestiny.com
Phone: 413-298-4221

Applied for 14 CA PDA
Accepted by NCCAOM
Provider: 774
Category I PDAs
To pay by check: 
Please make check out to Lonny Jarrett.
Mail to: 
Lonny Jarrett
PO 1093
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Refund Policy
Course fee less 20% administrative charge is refundable if written notice is received two weeks prior to program date. No refunds will be made after that date.

Shen Ming Seminars reserves the right to reject any registration for any or no reason as long as it is not an unlawful reason.

If you have any spark or desire to take this class, find a way to make it happen. The time and money I've spent have been repaid a hundred times over in my confidence and cultivation as a practitioner and in my connection to a deep source of inspiration for practicing this medicine. Every weekend has been a transformational learning experience. Studying with Lonny has been the best decision I've made since deciding to go to acupuncture school! When I signed up, I had just moved to a new city and was seeing very few patients a week. But I made the leap, and I have no doubt it's been a big part of why I now have a thriving practice as I'm approaching our last weekend.
Deb Hardin, LAc.