The Eight Extraordinary Vessels: Exploring this Deeper Pathway of the Web

with Dr. Butch Levy, May 7-8, 2016

Course Information

Providing a clear understanding of the Eight Extraordinary Vessel Pathways and their physiology and pathology offers the necessary conceptual framework to explore Eight Extra diagnosis based on clinical presentation and symptoms.

The goal of this workshop is to allow practitioners and students access to new information, practice its application and immediately apply in their own clinic situations.

In Dr. Levy’s educational experience, the addition of the Eight Extra Vessels has revolutionized his treatment horizons. He aims to pass on his experience, which has been taught to me by my mentor and friend Dr Miki Shima.

This workshop includes the description and personal practice of the Extra Vessel Pulses and Japanese needling techniques, both of which can add a unique dimension to your treatments.

Additionally, there will be an in depth presentation, demonstration and practice session of problem-oriented treatment modalities, which will allow participants to immediately apply these approaches to patient care.

Workshop highlights include the following:

  • Pathways of the Extra Vessels
  • Physiology and Pathology of the Vessels
  • Diagnosis
  • Classical Presentation
  • Pulse Pattern Diagnosis
  • Symptomatic Diagnosis
  • Treatment Principles
  • Master and Couple Activation Points
  • Needling Techniques
  • Problem Oriented Extra Meridian Treatment

The pulse patterns, needling concepts and problem oriented treatments will be demonstrated and then practiced by those attending.

Course Instructor

Dr. Butch Levy is a primary care physician with 37 years’ experience in clinical practice. Into his patient care he incorporates 20 years of Japanese Acupuncture and Kampo herbal training, along with Functional Medicine, for a unique integrated experience.

Throughout his career he has delivered babies, worked ER medicine and provided acute care to many. As the years have passed, he has focused more on difficult cases and chronic illness.

As part of his personal philosophy, Dr. Levy pursues educational experiences for colleagues and students. He has been working with medical students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 4 years. He has taught seminars on acupuncture and cancer care to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, as well as joint seminars with Dr. Miki Shima of The Japanese American Acupuncture Foundations. These joint seminars on integrating oriental care and Western medicine have been Dr. Levy’s active building of connections to bridge concepts of Eastern and Western care, reflecting his goal to provide the best of both worlds for patient health.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until March 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until March 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until March 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 ACU academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

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 $40 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.