Abdominal Acupuncture

Abdominal Acupuncture
Abdominal Acupuncture
15-17 March 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The use of Abdominal Acupuncture (AA) to treat illness, harmonize the Zang Fu, and strengthening the Yuan qi is based on ancient theories of Daoism, TCM, Ba Gua and the Five Elements. 

This technique is based on the regularization of the navel (Ren-8 Shenque) as the central nucleus which is considered to be the first system of regulation, the basis of the meridian system and the distribution of qi and blood of the whole body forming a macroscopic control. The development of the umbilical regulation system is divided into two different systems: one is located in the superficial layer of the skin and is called the peripheral system (musculoskeletal) represented by the Sacred Turtle which includes the meridian system, the second system is located at a deeper layer of the abdomen and is called the visceral or Zang Fu system represented by the Ba gua map.

Treatment aims to adjust, harmonize and re-balance the body and mind.  By concentrating acupuncture therapy in the abdominal and navel region, all parts of the body can be treated because the energetic flow of the whole body is focused in this area.

Abdominal Meridian System AMS

The navel forms the central point of the body, the head is located at the top at RN-12 and the spine ending at RN-3. The upper limbs bilaterally begin at ST-24 that corresponds to the shoulder. The lower limbs bilaterally begin at ST-26 that corresponds to the hip. We need only to stimulate specific acupoints on the abdomen, and this will in turn reflect upon the problem area, in many cases providing immediate relief to the patient.

Strengthening Yuan Qi

According to the Ba gua map and the location of points in the abdominal area, the points RN-12 and RN-10 correspond to the Fire Element and can tonify the Post Heaven Qi and the Spleen and Stomach. The points RN-6 and RN-4 correspond to the Water Element and can tonify Pre Heaven Qi and the Kidneys. By using this basic point combination we can help in several difficult and complicated health problems.

Needling Technique

Needling is done superficially and there is no "da qi" sensation making this treatment painless and acceptable by most patients.

Abdominal Acupuncture is becoming more popular in China and the West, due to its efficacy in treating chronic, long-term conditions such as musculoskeletal problems, neurological disorders, dizziness, insomnia, CFS, digestive disorders and others.

Theory on day 1 and 2, practice and patiënts on day 3.

Some remarks

During the course a Tsunmeter will be used. Tuvia will bring enough we could use.

If you like you can order one at www.acuprime.com of bijvoorbeeld www.docsave.eu

►For abdominal acupuncture '0.22 X 40 needles with guide tube' are used. Please bring these needles with you.

►Acupuncturists have rated Tuvia's Abdominal Acupuncture 3-day course as very good, highly effective and extremely valuable in their daily practice!


Tuvia Scott published an article in the NVA Magazine Huang Ti nr. 3, late summer 2011, titled: 'De navel als centrale kern - Abdominaal acupunctuur volgens De Heilige Schildpad en de Ba Gua'.

Click here if you want to read the Tuvia Scott article (in Dutch)

On YouTube there have been uploaded two films.

Click here for a Tuvia Scott film on point location.

Click here for a Tuvia Scott film on treating a patient.

Kontakt der Kontinenten
Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soesterberg

Tel: +31 346 351755

There is possible to stay overnight (incl. breakfast)
€ 555

incl. coffee/tea/water

Required knowledge

Basic TCM.

Target group

Acupuncturists, last year students acupuncture

Accredited by

Accreditation is obtained from NVA (code A), NWP (3 points/day) and Zhong (category 1, 18 NAP).

Accreditation will be applied at Eufom and BAF if a student is a member of one of these organizations.

A member of the VNT can apply for an individual accreditation in the member section online.

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