Dai Mai (Belt Channel) vs. Ghost Points – How to decide?

CEUs: 4 NCCAOM PDAs, 4 California Acupuncture Board CEUs

Post Pandemic Strategies for entrenched Long-Viral conditions and other chronic conditions complicated by trauma(s) and negative emotional patterns

Presented by Leta Herman


After years of experience using these treatments in practice, Leta has designed this workshop to explain her practical approaches to treating chronic conditions related to Negative Emotional/Cellular Patterns, Stored Trauma, Toxins, and Latency, causing Chronic Viral Syndrome (such as long-COVID and Epstein-Barr) and other chronic conditions, such as Lyme co-infections and auto-immune diseases. This is one of the most successful ways Leta has found to treat long-term viral conditions, deep emotional pain that contributes to a host of mysterious symptoms, and unusual belly fat that seems sometimes unrelated to dietary choices.

Leta will compare the use of the Eight Extraordinary Vessel approach using the Dai Mai treatments vs. the Alchemical approach using the Ghost Points treatments that she uses in her Chinese Medicine Clinic, Alchemy Healing Center in Northampton, Mass.

The Dai Mai Channel is the body’s survival mechanism for storing toxins that cannot be purged due to the overwhelming circumstances of life. The Ghost Points work on releasing cellular and emotional patterns that are the result of trauma and negative life circumstances. This class will compare these two approaches from an Alchemical Chinese Medicine perspective.

In this workshop, Leta goes into detail and explains who is a good candidate for the protocol (with various uses and client cases), explains the methods used for the protocol, identifies the common purging reactions with tips and tricks for how to address them, and then compares the Dai Mai protocol to the popular Ghost Points, which have similar uses.

Is this for you? Whether this is for YOU or one of your clients, this treatment is a powerful and amazing way to shift into successful treatment strategies with challenging cases. If you have clients with symptoms that are unresponsive to treatment and tend to carry extra weight or puffiness around their Belt Channel, this could be a valuable healing strategy to understand as a healer.

Why the Dai Mai?

A person may know that something needs to change in their lives, but they just don’t have the emotional or physical resources to make that change. And rather than deal with the problems, they stuff their emotions or toxins in their waist belt (their Belt Channel). Then their bodies must work very hard to keep these toxins away from the vital organs of the body. Because holding onto this latency in the Belt Channel takes a lot of effort, it often results in exhaustion and compromises a person’s ability to create and reproduce. Eventually, if this accumulation of dampness and stagnation continues, the Belt Channel will become full and will no longer be able to contain what is being stuffed, eventually resulting in physical illness. Essentially, what has been suppressed begins to leak out and cause many different types of symptoms. Causes of latency may include long-term negative emotional situations, trauma, and viral illnesses. Dai Mai treatments often are quite extensive and require a unique strategy for each person. The Dai Mai Extraordinary Vessel (Belt Channel) can release toxins, emotions, patterns, and virtual load that the body has been unable to purge.

Why the Ghost Points?

The Ghost Points (made famous by Sun SiMiao) are a different approach to healing from trauma and negative life events. They are not as physically demanding as the Dai Mai treatments, but can have many of the same healing effects. Leta will emphasize the importance of distinguishing your healing goals and challenges in terms of the diagnostics so that you may select the best approach for each client.

In this problem-solving workshop we will discuss:

  • Short history of Dai Mai & Ghost points
  • How to assess the appropriateness of a Dai Mai treatment compared to a Ghost Point treatment
  • Approaches to treating and specific protocols
  • How to deal with potential side effects (from toxins releasing)
  • Best practices of how to support clients through the purging process
  • Specific approaches with long-COVID, Shingles, Epstein-Barr, etc.
  • Comparison of when to use Dai Mai vs. Ghost Points (or other similar treatments) for clearing trauma patterns from the body/mind/spirit 

Who should take this class?

  • Practitioners interested in incorporating Alchemical Healing and Extraordinary Vessel approaches into their practice (acupuncturists, acupressurists, medical qigong and other energywork practitioners)
  • ​Practitioners who are focused on the psycho-emotional aspects of treatment
  • ​Practitioners and Students who would like to expand their treatment toolbox for difficult patient cases
  • ​Anyone who has an intense curiosity about emotional healing
  • Practitioners who are looking for alternative methods for treating long-covid, auto-immune illnesses, and chronic bacterial infections like Lyme disease and the related co-infections.

Leta Herman (CI-AOBTA) is an Alchemical Healer, Chinese Medicine teacher, Podcast host of the Inspired Action Podcast, as well as author of Through the Mystery Gate, The Energy of Love, Connecting Your Circle, and The BIG “Little” Gua Sha Book. She is the founder of the Alchemy Healing Center, a very active Chinese Medicine clinic in Northampton, MA dedicated to helping clients find their true potential through Alchemical transformation. She is the driving force behind the new Alchemy Learning Center (AlchemyLearningCenter.com), offering online classes and live events related to The Five Elements, The Nine Palaces, and Alchemy.

She has immersed herself in the philosophies of Daoism, Alchemical Healing, and Chinese Medicine for over twenty years. She is a long-time student of Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest and Chinese Medicine master. She is also a graduate of Eliot Cowan’s Plant Spirit Medicine studies program and has studied intensively with well-known teachers and former students of J.R. Worsley, who brought Five Element Acupuncture to England in the 1960s.


Upon completion of this class and the quiz, you will receive a Certificate of Completion plus 4 NCCAOM (APPROVED), California Acupuncture Board (APPROVED) CEUs.

This course is pending approval by the NCCAOM (Provider #170389) for 4 hours of continuing education.

This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board (Provider #1735) for 4 hours of continuing education.

Refund Policy:

As is the industry standard, we do not offer refunds on our digital products, no exceptions.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 1 Topic
  • 1 Quiz

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