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Tung acupuncture: Introduction

Date(s): 6 - 7 June 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture graduates

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Tung Acupuncture is well known for its quick and spontaneous results.  It is commonly observed by practitioners of this style that noticeable effects can be often achieved in as little as 1 to 2 treatments, and involving very few points.

 Pain – results are usually instant upon inserting needles

  • Needles are never inserted in the site of pain of injury
  • Effect on a variety of conditions can be immediate and long lasting
  • Useful for both acute and chronic conditions
  • Particularly helpful for conditions such as psoriasis, asthma, tinnitus and chronic fatigue


Day 1: Practical prescriptions: Hormonal balancing, immediately effect back pain and sciatica, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, kidney tonification, hip, ankle and elbow pain

Day 2 (day 1 is a prerequisite): Angina and heart disease, liver disease, immune stimulation, autoimmune disease, glaucoma and eye disorders, whiplash and neck pain

There will be practical prescriptions from this lineage for:

  • Treating joint, back pain and bone spurs
  • Further protocols for heart disease, angina and arteriosclerosis  
  • Powerful points for female hormonal imbalances
  • Treating fatigue and general pain
  • Points for depression with Tung acupuncture.
  • Stroke and paralysis

About ‘Tung’ Acupuncture

It is said that the Tung’s family acupuncture dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 20 CE).  The oral lineage was passed as a treasured family secret from Father to Son.  The last in the dynasty was Tung Ching Ch’ang who was born in 1916 in Shangdon Province.  Escaping from the impact of the cultural revolution he fled to Taiwan in 1949.  He broke the family tradition and began teaching the secret family points before dying in 1975. He was a Taoist acupuncturist, and treated hundreds and thousands of patients.  Most of the 740 acupuncture points are unique to the Tung Family acupuncture system.

This method has been developed independently to TCM and is based on holographic system and 5 element association.


Philip Weeks is a graduate of CICM, a leading expert in natural medicine and nutrition, and is a qualified herbalist. He is the author of Make Yourself Better published by Singing Dragon. He practises in Hereford and at Park Crescent in central London.

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