Morning 1 hr
Understanding blockages and freeing the lungs: a dive into Intrinsic Asthma: blockages in the Bladder and Kidney channels Part 1
One-hour lecture: Intrinsic (non-allergy) asthma is well-treated using acupuncture. By locating the channel aberrations in the Bladder and/or Kidney channels, you can know which acupoints want attention.
The lecture will explain the underlying cause and the treatment of intrinsic asthma. In all cases seen thus far in our asthma research projects, the asthma was caused by the failure of channel Qi to reach the adrenal glands via the Kidney channel. The most common source of this failure occurs along the Urinary Bladder channel.
This talk will cover the changes in channel qi flow that should occur in healthy Bladder and Kidney channels in response to an increased need for adrenaline, and how the body’s failure to make these changes leads to intrinsic asthma.
When an adrenaline increase is not able to occur, usually due to channel blockages in either the Bladder or Kidney channel, the body uses a secondary Emergency Mode system: the mammalian dive reflex. The physiology of the mammalian dive reflex, in which the throat is closed off and mucus lines the airways, is identical to the physiology and symptoms of intrinsic asthma.
Afternoon 3 hr
Exploring blockages and freeing the lungs: Using live cases we further a dive into Intrinsic Asthma:
First, we will first discuss the most common locations for the Bladder and/or Kidney channel blockages that prevent the adrenal gland from responding to a call for more oxygen.
Then, this interactive workshop will have volunteer patients in our “virtual” lecture hall. Class attendees can present their mask-wearing asthma patients to our virtual class. These presenters will need to know how to feel the flow of channel Qi. They will be guided by the teacher to feel for the most common locations at which Bladder and Kidney channel Qi is disrupted in people with intrinsic asthma. Once the channel blockages are located, the presenter will treat the patient and the whole class will be able to see the patient’s response, if any. If a class attendee has intrinsic (non-allergy) asthma, he/she can be a patient, if accompanied by a colleague who knows how to feel channel Qi.
*At least one week prior to the class, attendees with asthma patients are asked to contact Dr. Walton-Hadlock at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign their patient up for a slot in this workshop. Attendees bringing asthma patients are requested to practice feeling channel qi on healthy people prior to the workshop. Because the class will be recorded, patients must sign a release.
Note: Free information on how to feel channel Qi is available at www.pdRecovery.org. From the home page, click on Publications, then click on Tracking the Dragon. The first chapter of this book teaches how to feel channel Qi. Questions about feeling the channel Qi for purposes of this class can be sent to email@example.com. The diagnosing of virtual patients brought by the attendees is a bold step forward for distance learning. I hope to see you there!
- Date: Sunday March 28, 2021
- Speaker: Janice Walton-Hadlock
- CEUs/PDAs: 4
- Modality: Acupuncture, Palpation
Dr. Janice (“J.J.”) Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, LAc. is a professor at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California, where she teaches Advanced Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling, and clinical instruction and supervision.
She is the founder of the Parkinson’s Recovery Project, a non-profit devoted to dissemination of information about treating Parkinson’s disease using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (www.pdrecovery.org).
Her books include Tracking the Dragon, an acupuncture text on advanced channel theory which includes lessons in how to detect, by hand, Channel Qi; Medications of Parkinson’s disease: Once Upon a Pill; and Recovery from Parkinson’s.
She’s had articles about her Parkinson’s disease research published in major English language journals of Chinese medicine including the Journal of Chinese Medicine and The American Journal of Acupuncture, and her “commentary” on Parkinson’s medications research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
She lectures internationally and maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California, but beats a retreat to the Vancouver, BC, area as often as possible.