A Five Spirits Approach to Treating Insomnia and Anxiety

We will approach the treatment of these common signs of shen disturbance through the lens of wushen, the Five Spirits of Chinese medicine. We will pay particular attention to the shen and the hun; however, the interaction of spirit and blood in the Heart and Liver will also be addressed. Specific spirit points and protocols will be offered along with meditations, breathing techniques, essential oils and flower essences that can enhance the effect of treatment with needles.

  • Understand of insomnia and anxiety through the lens of wushen
  • Deepen their understanding of the role of the blood as the yin matrix of the soul and spirit and the treatment of deficient blood from a Five Spirits perspective
  • Understand the Heart monarch’s role in regulating sleep and dreams as described in classical texts
  • Learn specific points as well as adjunct treatments to treat these conditions
  • Learn sleep meditation and breathing practices to support their patients in developing better sleep patterns

Lorie Eve Dechar’s intuitive work as an alchemical healer, mentor and teacher is supported by a strong foundation of theoretical understanding and clinical experience, including twenty-six years of Chinese medical practice, twelve years as a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City as well as years of teaching at institutes and retreat centers throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. Lorie is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD, 1985. Lorie has trained in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy, is a certified Focusing-oriented psychotherapist, and has become recognized as a modern interpreter of classical Taoist practice. www.fivespirits.com(link is external) and www.anewpossibility.com

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