The Eight Extraordinary Vessels

in Five Element Acupressure

This 2 day seminar is an advanced course with the prerequisite of at least Level 2 or equivalent since it requires some familiarity with pulse taking. It draws on the classics, including the writings of Li Shi-Zhen, as well as the modern scholarship of Stephen Birch, Kiiko Matsumoto, Leon Hammer, Jeffrey Yuen, William Morris, Thomas Richardson, David Twicken and Yvonne Farrell.

These Vessels are considered to be the first energetic structures to form in utero and are thus deeply entwined with gestational and early developmental patterns which can impact upon health in later life. A knowledge of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels unlocks methods of treatment that can go deeper into the energetic body than solely working at the meridian level.

In particular, working with these Vessels supports the practitioner to work with psychological and emotional issues and trauma.


  • Historical development of the Vessels
  • Gestational development
  • Functions and trajectories
  • Principles of master, coupled and coalescent points
  • Point selection principles
  • Identifying the 8 EV pulses
  • Vessels of the First Ancestry: Chong, Ren and Du
  • Wei Vessels: using the resources of First Ancestry over time
  • Qiao Vessels: perspective, stance and moving through the world
  • Dai Mai: integration, emotional overflow
  • Physical, psycho-emotional and spiritual aspects of the Vessels
  • Lots of time for practice






Lifeflow Meditation Centre,
8/259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA

September 21, 22, 20249 am – 5 pm$570*


Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest NSW

October 26, 27, 20249 am – 5 pm$570*

*Earlybird price $490 if paid in full 6 weeks in advance. Repeating $285/$245.

Approved for CPE points

ATMS – 14 CPE Points

ATMS - Continuous Professional Education (20 Plus Points) Badge