Divergent Channels & Luo Collaterals, Clinical Applications. 6-CEU Live Webinar

Divergent Channels & the Luo Collaterals. Clinical Applications 

Luo Collaterals coverSunday, November 5, 2017, Los Angeles Time

6-CEUs approved

10am-5pm, $95, 6-CEUs. Live Webinar (This class will not be recorded, no in class location, you watch on your computer)

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This live webinar includes:

978-1-84819-189-1Introduction to the Luo Collaterals.

Introduction to the Divergent Channels

A historical presentation of the changes in the theory and clinical application of the Luo Collaterals from the Han Dynasty (Ling Shu, Su Wen) to the 1950’s and the influence of the European Practitioners.

A Chinese medical theory of the relationship between the Luo Collaterals, Blood and Emotions.

Practical Clinical Applications of the Luo Collaterals for treating pathogenic factors and emotions.

The Divergent Channels and how they relate to the other channel systems.

Learn to treat the Divergent Channels to support your treatment plan and assist other channel systems.

Clinical Applications


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A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen, and the Six Healing Sounds.

Book Reviews

The Luo Collaterals

Taoist healing includes a deep understanding of emotions and their influence on health. In this book Dr. David Twicken presents a Taoist and a classical Chinese medical understanding of emotions and how to treat them with Chinese medicine and qi gong. Especially valuable are the insights he shares about the Shen and the five shen. I highly recommend Dr. Twicken’s book, The Luo Collaterals. A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and the Six Healing Sounds to anybody interested in learning about ancient natural ways to obtain emotional health and well-being.

Taoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Founder of the Universal Healing Tao and Tao Garden, and author of Healing Light of the Tao, Taoist Cosmic Healing, Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao, and Emotional Wisdom.


TCM is the longest living, most complex, continuous body of medical knowledge known to Man. To grasp and duplicate its complexities, especially in the west, requires an equally analytical and intuitive mind. Dr. David Twicken is the ideal expert to help us unlock TCM’s potential because he has such a mind. His clinical and teaching expertise in the field as well as his esoteric studies in ancient Taoist philosophies make him, in my opinion, one of the most valuable masters in TCM today. Studying and applying the information contained in his books has been indispensable to my practice.

Tarek Adra D.C., L.Ac., Pharm-D


Dr. David Twicken’s presentation of the luo mai is immediate, present and practical. This book weaves the idea of spirit in Chinese medicine into the collaterals and window of the sky points. The tables consolidate the narrative, highlighting a depth of knowledge not often found in Chinese medical books. Dr. Twicken proves his longstanding, lineage-based roots and this work is a truly refreshing exploration of the topic.

William R. Morris, PhD, DAOM, President/CEO AOMA, Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


I admire Dr. David Twicken’s dedication to scholarship. He strives to understand the concepts found in the classical texts of Oriental Medicine. As a gifted writer, professor, and clinician he is able share these ideas with us all in a modern context. In this book, like his others, he provides clear explanations that are true to their historical context and applications that students, practitioners, and patients can use today to better their lives.

Adam Chidekel, Ph.D., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., Clinical & Health Psychologist, Licensed Acupuncturist


The Luo Collaterals provides a masterful presentation for the clinical application of the connecting vessels. Acupuncture of the Luo Collaterals is also shown as a vehicle for Self (Shen) realization; promoting the conditions for the manifestation of the Tao. The Luo Collaterals does a superlative job in providing a complete resource for healing the body, harmonizing the emotions and realizing out true self; demonstrating the depth, power and profound beauty that is Chinese medicine.

Gregory E. LeBlanc, Ph.D., L.Ac., founder of Turning Point Acupuncture and Feldenkrais – Berkeley CA., Abbot and guiding teacher at Mountain Gate Zen Center – Berkeley CA., Chief Instructor at LeBlanc Wing Chun – Oakland CA)


Book Review

Book Endorsements

Taoist healing is based on the cosmic and microcosmic flow of qi in the universe and within the body. David Twicken presents a detailed description of the energy flows of the di978-1-84819-189-1vergent channels and how to apply them in clinical practice. Twicken also presents a comprehensive ancient Taoist Nei Dan meditation to transform emotions into vitality and rejuvenating qi. The clinical applications and the Nei Dan practice are essential parts of Taoist healing. I highly recommend The Divergent Channels—Jing Bie: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation to healers of all traditions.”

—Taoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Founder of the Universal Healing Tao and Tao Garden, and author of Healing Light of the Tao, Taoist Cosmic Healing, Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao, and Chi Nei Tsang: Chi Massage for the Vital Organs


 “Dr. David Twicken is one of the pre-eminent voices and teachers within American acupuncture. Part of his gifts lie in providing a clear context and explanation of classical Chinese medicine while providing practical clinical application. The results are treatments that are dynamic and flexible that aid patients in the transformation of their health conditions. I’ve had the great honor of learning directly under Dr. Twicken and the results of his treatment approaches, including divergent channel treatments, have been phenomenal. Patients have not only reported having significant improvement in chronic symptoms but also profound spiritual experiences that I haven’t found with other treatment approaches.”

Stephen Chee, M.D., Board-Certified Family Physician and Faculty at two Chinese Medicine programs


“The divergent channels have fascinated acupuncturists for generations, but the medical classics offer little information beyond simple pathway descriptions and the admonition that they are important to know. In this text, David Twicken, an experienced practitioner of both Chinese medicine and Taoist (Daoist) inner alchemy, offers readers both a working clinical model of divergent channels and a window into his own deep exploration of these topics. Twicken also uses the clinical information as a jumping off point to describe the actual process of alchemy. This book challenges us to consider that there is much more to acupuncture practice than just the regular channels.”

—Dr. Henry McCann, DAOM, L.Ac., author of Pricking the Vessels: Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine


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