Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V. in OFFENBACH/FRANKFURT

Video-recording: The Treatment of SHEN Disorders in Chinese Medicine with Essential Oils and Acupuncture

Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H., Interpreter: Daniela Henning

Video recording of the online seminar by Peter Holmes on 17/18, 20, 26/27 September 2021.
After booking and payment you will receive a link to the video recording as well as the script.
Interpreter: Daniela Henning
Script: in English

Entfesseln Sie die Kraft von essentiellen Öle in ihrer Praxis

Course description

Mind and feelings powerfully influence physical symptoms as well as the outcome of disease in general. Mental and emotional disorders account for a large percentage of modern conditions, only some of which are actually diagnosed in Western medicine as mood and anxiety disorders. Energetic medicine provides a dynamic framework for treating preclinical as well as diagnosed dysfunctions of this type. The ability to identify, evaluate and treat these common shen conditions can therefore make the key difference in clinical practice. In the case of patients on medication, timely treatment can also reduce the need for medication and counteract their side effects. Essential oils can act as potent catalysts for managing and reversing these disorders as they directly impact the brain's limbic system and peptides. We will explore how essential oils with their powerful Qi qualities of fragrance impact the mind and the pathogenic emotions from the perspective of body-mind energetics.

The discussion will include the unique neuroendocrine functions of essential oils as they modulate specific hormones and neurotransmitters. In the practicums we will put this knowledge hands-on into practice, selecting oils to apply to matching acupoints.

Five reasons to include essential oils for treating mental-emotional issues:

  • They work much more quickly than herbs or acupuncture in breaking through emotional blocks
  • They are able to get to the root of the many conditions involving emotional disharmony
  • They are invaluable for treating infants and the elderly, as well as for patients afraid of needles
  • They excel at treating clients with chronic conditions who are too weak to tolerate acupuncture
  • Using essential oils in treatment has the extra benefit of promoting self-healing

In this innovative seminar, you will gain valuable insight into following topics

  • How the Six Fragrance Energies of essential oils can powerfully modulate Qi and Shen
  • How to evaluate and treat mental-emotional patterns using the Three Shen Dysfunctions, Six Diagnostic Conditions and Five Elements
  • Making a differential diagnosis and selecting oilpoint treatment for important disturbances seen clinically, incl. anxiety, depression, shock and trauma, bipolar syndrome and OCD
  • The pathogenic emotions: their body-mind energetics and treatment with the energetics of essential oils matched to acupuncture points – with practicums
  • The ‘spirits’ of selected essential oils to profoundly affect treatment outcome

“Peter Holmes has a deep understanding of, and appreciation for the therapeutic benefits of treating mental-emotional disorders with essential oils. I am using the oils every day now to treat patients in my rehabilitation center and havealready seen dramatic results from his suggestions.”
Susan Naverson AP

“The wealth of information that was shared and practiced in just two days is phenomenal, and I’m coming away with highly relevant clinical information that I can take into my practice right away.” Ellen Ellis LAc

“Peter Holmes brings us new and original ways to integrate the use of essential oils into our practice in treating mental issues and emotional disorders.”
Kevin Alen LAc, PhD

“This seminar gave me the tools I needed to work with my more challenging patients, as well as with children. The depth of knowledge of the instructor and his passion really brings this valuable material to life.” Dia Vickery Lac

An introduction to the treatment of acupuncture points with essential oils in English.


Basic knowledge of Chinese medicine / acupuncture


All participants will receive a certificate of participation from the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V."

Peter Holmes
Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H.
Interpreter: Daniela Henning

Die Organisation und Kosten

Ausbildungszentrum Mitte
Frankfurter Str. 59
63067 Offenbach, im Hof Eingang rechts, 3. Stock
Tel: 069 / 82 36 14 17
Fax: 069 / 82 36 17 49

Course date
Recording of the online seminar by Peter Holmes on 17/18, 20, 26/27 September 2021.

AGTCM Credit points: 24

The credits will only be credited if at least 60% of the questions sent in are answered correctly.

Course-recording fee: 380 €
AGTCM-members: 304 €
TCM Fachverband Schweiz-memebers: 342 €

After receipt of your registration, you will receive an invoice with information on the payment modalities.
After payment you will receive a link to the video recording and the script in English.