Welcome to Acupuncture Seminar 2020

School of Medicine of Changes in NYC was founded by Andre Yershov, L. Ac., in 2014 to continue and spread the legacy of Dr. Aleksey Ivanovich Falev, Grandmaster of TCM. 

We offer seminars and study groups as a part of Acupuncture Seminar 2020 program, run Days of Health Project, and more. Stay tuned for our upcoming events!


School of Medicine of Changes in Midtown, Manhattan, NYC, 646-369-0160 


I Ching Based Acupuncture Seminar

9 am - 5 pm

Midtown, Manhattan, NYC


I Ching Based Acupuncture Seminar

Today more and more practitioners choose Master Tung acupuncture or Doctor Tan balance method because of efficient results these styles prov...

9 am - 5 pm

Midtown, Manhattan, NYC


I Ching Based Acupuncture Seminar

Overview, Highlights, Contents, Benefits


When Andre graduated from acupuncture school of Pacific College of Oriental medicine in 1997 and started building his practice in Manhattan, New York, he was suddenly faced with the challenging fact that there was no unifying theory of acupuncture, and every practitioner under the same circumstances chose his or her own solution.

Neither studying particular styles nor specialization gave Andre the results he strived for until his search for the very fundamental principle of acupuncture brought him to Aleksey Ivanovich Falev, grandmaster of TCM. Dr. Falev passed away in 2005, leaving behind the titanic body of research, showing how TCM can be converted from a category of art to a precise science based medicine through I Ching. Dr. Chao Chen and his work “Essence of acupuncture therapy as based on I Ching and computers” was another fundamental resource.

Implementing the principles of I Ching became a turning point in Andre's ability to deliver successful treatment protocols. It also triggered his personal interest and research of fundamental ideas of acupuncture and moxibustion as described in Nan Jing, Shan Han Lun and Mai Jing.

As a result of this long and extremely rewarding journey the course of “I Ching Acupuncture NYC” emerged as a core of Acupuncture Seminar 2020 project. The following parts of the course were presented several years ago in Eastern Europe:
“Five transporting points: energetics and applications based on Ba Gua theroy”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, July 2016; “Treatment of painful disorders based on Jing Fang table and the method of seasonal balance”, Daugavpils, Latvia, August 2015;  “Three step approach in acupuncture for treating painful disorders”, Riga, Latvia, August 2015.

The contents of this course will help practitioners to understand and use many existing methodologies of treatment more effectively, since it shows a unifying principle of formulating and conducting an acupuncture protocol.

One of the main goals of this course is to analyze the structural connection between three main principles of acupuncture- place, time, and method, using classical Chinese perception, shifting the accent of the analysis to dependence on cyclical natural processes. 

Disturbance of cyclical processes in human organism due to external or internal factors leads to imbalance of the Yin and Yang substances, participating in metabolism of internal organs and their meridians, which, according to the classical Chinese concepts, results in disease. Ebb and flow of Qi and Blood, organs and their functional systems (meridians), being subjected to the law of cyclical changes of Yin and Yang,  have as their energetic models images of trigrams and hexagrams, which rule them and which represent the inner essence of this law. The system of trigrams and hexagrams, their development and transmutation, helps to choose acupuncture points and methods of their stimulation in such a way that Yin and Yang achieve their balance, which would be reflected by a harmonious trigram and hexagram, thus tuning specific systems of the organism to normal functioning of vital processes, which leads to healing.

Weekend course highlights

Duration: 2 days (16 hours) Sat., Sun.

This unique course provides a theoretical and practical exposure to the concepts of Yi Jing (Cannon of Changes) as a unifying theory of Oriental medicine for creating fast and effective treatment protocols.

With the publication of the NIH Consensus statement in 1997, there has been a growing interest in high quality academic research and clinical methods of acupuncture, highlighting the pressing need for acupuncturists to be able to predict the most effective points, and to deliver well grounded treatment protocols with consistent results, which will withstand rigorous scrutiny.

This course is designed to teach how Yi Jing Ba Gua theory can be used to identify the most effective points and their combinations and how to produce consistent positive results in treatments if one takes into account the structural connection between the three main principles of acupuncture- place of needling, time and method, shifting the accent of the analysis to dependence on natural cyclical processes.


Day 1:
Fundamental concepts of I Ching: Wu Ji, Yin Yang, Tai Ji, Trigrams, Hexagrams, etc.                       
Medical interpretation of fundamental concepts and diagnosis.

Day 2:
Treatment: needling techniques and methodologies based on Yi Jing.        
Case studies: cervical pain, upper thoracic and shoulder pain, lower back pain, sciatic pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, chest pain, seasonal allergies, common cold, gastrointestinal issues.                            

The students of this course will:

  • learn how foundations of TCM are rooted in the“Cannon of Changes” through the theories of Ba Gua, Wu Xing, and Tai Ji;
  • be able to derive easily the functions of acupuncture points, transporting points in particular, without memorizing the information;
  • translate Western diagnoses into accurate acupuncture diagnoses;
  • create fast, powerful treatment strategies, using the three main components of successful acupuncture protocols: time of the year, point location and way of needling;
  • know the essence of channel conversions and how to use them to treat complex conditions using the minimal number of channels and needles;
  • understand the principle of prescriptions in modern TCM as well as in classical acupuncture textbooks and be able to modify the protocols to apply them to any particular case;
  • walk away with effective acupuncture solutions, which treat consistently most common conditions seen in clinical practice: headache, seasonal allergies, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, sciatic pain, and digestive disorders.


The course is suitable for licensed acupuncturists. 

Sign up by the following deadlines to get a generous deal!

By March 1, 2020 $200

By March 20, 2020 $250


I Ching Based Acupuncture Seminar

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