Whole Heart Acupuncture – Earth Weekend – Webex – August – 29 – 30 – 31 – 2020

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Whole Heart Acupuncture
Earth Weekend

Webex — August 29, 30, and 31, 2020

Practitioners may earn up to 14.5 CEUs for the combined weekend.

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A Stomach Day, A Spleen Day, and a Practice Day

While a single day may not be enough time to cover absolutely everything about the Stomach, or about the Spleen, it’s enough time for a “healing tour” of the issues that are most likely to be challenging our Earth element and the Earth of our clients at this time. These days are designed to be partly a teaching and partly a healing for the participant, who will leave with an embodied sense of the potential of all the Earth acupuncture point treatments that we will cover.

Then on Monday, we’ll practice long-distance acupuncture treatment with each other (see below for more details).


Can’t Stomach It? Saturday, August 29, 2020

A Day-Long Rehab for the Stomach Meridian

There has been a lot going on in the world that many of us are finding hard to stomach—and yet from the point of view of Chinese medicine, everything that comes to us in life is food, if we know how to digest it. Our Stomach makes all the difference when it comes to being resilient enough to accept and receive what is on our plate, “four-wheel-drive” enough to transform it into nourishment, and generous enough to make our life experiences useful not just for us, but for the community around us.

All too often at this time of year, the Stomach is overwhelmed by the “bounty” of our lives. Join Thea Elijah for a point-by-point journey through the Stomach meridian that will give you an embodied experience of what the Stomach meridian has to offer to you and your clients.


Coming Home, Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Day-Long Rehab for the Spleen Meridian

The Spleen is the meridian of farmers and of all who spend their time tending and cultivating.  The Spleen meridian is a journey of establishing the foundations of our life as a garden, and the relationship between nourishment and hard work in our lives. When the balance is off between hard work and deep nourishment in our lives, the Spleen meridian suffers.  Binge eating, binge “consumption” of junk-food-for-thought, and other mechanisms for compensatory pleasure may erupt as we try to correct the balance through extremes.

The ecology of community is crucial in establishing healthy Spleen function, whether it’s communal meals or a barn raising.  Many Spleen points are directly relevant to our ability to ask for help and to work together to make everyone’s life easier and more bountiful.


Integration Day, Monday, August 31, 2020

Online Acupuncture Treatment

Many practitioners are experimenting these days with various techniques for doing acupuncture treatment online. People have come up with some amazing different approaches! Would you like to explore together? Practitioners who are present for both the Stomach and Spleen workshops are invited to share and learn while treating and being treated.


What people are saying about working with Thea online: “The main thing I was most struck by after a 3-4 hour practice with Thea was how energized and full I felt; I was ready to keep going when it ended.  It was the exact opposite of how I’ve felt after many 1-hour Zoom calls at work.”

– David S.


“I feel I cannot begin to express my own personal transformation in this last year as a result of Whole Heart Acupuncture. I too have experienced a deeper connection and a steadier, less quivering opening of my heart with those around me. For me this is huge… and only the tip of the iceberg. I’m grateful for your insights, and to the whole group for the enriching cocoon of love and support in this life-changing journey.”

– Gale Long, L.Ac.

About Thea

Thea Elijah, LAc, has been a student of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for over 30 years. She is the former director of the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at Tai Sophia Institute and the Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture.

She has apprenticed and studied with some of the most influential Chinese medicine teachers in the West. Thea is also a Muqaddam of the Shadhuliyyah Sufi Order.

Workshop Dates

Saturday, August 29, 2020, Can’t Stomach It?
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST)

Sunday, August 30, 2020, Coming Home
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m PST)

Monday, August 31, 2020, Integration Day
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST (8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m PST)


Saturday, August 29, Can’t Stomach It? $180
Sunday, August 30, Coming Home $180
Purchase Saturday and Sunday as a bundle and save 5%

Monday, August 31, 2020 Integration Day $180




Students of Can’t Stomach It? qualify for 4.5 CA CEUs (accepted by NCCAOM).
Students of Coming Home qualify for 4.5 CA CEUs (accepted by NCCAOM)
Students of Integration Day qualify for 5.5 NCCAOM-approved CEUs.

Refund Policy

In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded.
Otherwise, any refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.


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