Edith Davis Seminar Series

Esoteric Acupuncture: A Modern Look at an Ancient Path to Health, Harmony and Well-Being

Date, time, location

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Lecture Room 2
Northwestern Health Sciences University


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Esoteric Acupuncture: A Modern Look at and Ancient Path to Health, Harmony and Well-Being
E. Reenah McGill, DOM, MOm, LAc

11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


12:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Esoteric Acupuncture (continues)

Topic description

Esoteric Acupuncture is first and foremost a method to achieve well-being, by balancing and harmonizing mind, body, spirit and soul. This is achieved through balancing the Heart and Kidney meridian systems and the chakras. Specific patterns, when properly used, free the patient of energy blocks and barriers along with their resulting anxiety, depression, pain and decreased energy.  

You'll examine the ideas and philosophies of Esoteric Acupuncture, including how to assess the flow of Qi energy through the chakra system by learning to see or sense energy - or through the use of such tools as your hands or a pendulum. Heart Yin, one of the most useful patterns, will be demonstrated. If time permits, needles will be provided for practicing this pattern on each other.

The seminar includes:

  • Introduction of the concepts and terminology of Esoteric Acupuncture
  • Description of the esoteric patterns and their meridian points
  • Class participation in accessing Qi energy
  • Description of Sacred Geometry
  • Demonstration and explanation of the Esoteric Heart Yin Pattern

Speaker bio

E. Reenah McGill, DOM, MOm, LAc, has practiced Esoteric Acupuncture for more than 10 years and is one of only a few protégés of its founder, Dr. Mikio Sankey. Read more about Dr. E. Reenah McGill.


CE hours


Tuition (includes lunch)

Practitioner: $79
First-Year Graduate: $40
Student: $25


The Legacy of Edith Davis

Edith Davis’ passion and persistence helped shape the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Minnesota as we know it today. She was one of the founders of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota.

Davis also started the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, which merged with Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1999 to become the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The college has earned national accreditation and the ability to award master's degrees.

Her legacy at Northwestern lives on with the Edith Davis Seminar Series and the clinic that bears her name – The Edith Davis Teaching Clinic.

The Edith Davis Seminar Series is presented by the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alumni Association.


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