Extraordinary Meridians!

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

13-15 September 2019
De Vere Staverton Estate,

John Hicks

Workshop title

Reading the face accurately by reading ‘parts’ noticing ‘leaks’ and ‘chronics’

Workshop times

Saturday 11.30-13.00

Workshop description

In the course of a conversation, emotions on the face come and go. Many of these reveal the emotion of the constitutional type through ‘chronics’ and ‘leaks’.

A ‘chronic’ is an expression which may be only partial but gets etched onto the face through repetition. For example, ‘liver lines’ between the eyebrows (which, by the way, are not exclusively caused by a liver imbalance). We tend to take ‘chronics’ for granted and hardly notice them.

A ‘leak’ is an expression which may also be partial, but appears for less than a second. These are invariably important. John will use patient-videos to demonstrate how these expressions appear and disappear.

For each emotion, participants will have an opportunity to wander and observe with ‘new’ eyes. The final issue is how to install and use this different way of seeing.

Speaker biography

John is president and co-founder of the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading, UK. He has been in practice since 1975. He originally trained in five element acupuncture and subsequently learned TCM and undertook clinical training in China. He has suffered with relentless curiosity since the age of five! John is an advanced practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). He also practises qigong and taiji and is trained in Chinese herbal medicine. John is author of The Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine and co-author of Healing your Emotions, and the text book Five Element Constitutional Acupuncture.

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