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The Ancient Art of Cupping with Susan Johnson, L.Ac.

Live Streaming Webinar & Seminar at Mayway!

Saturday October 7th, 2017 

  • Live Webinar: 10:00am-5:00pm PST with bonus (non-CEU) footage from 5:00-6:00pm.
  • In-person Seminar: 10:00am-6:00pm PST (includes final hour of cupping practice)
  • Approved by the CAB for 6 CEUs for the webinar and 7 CEUs for the seminar. Approved by the NCCAOM for 7 PDAs for the seminar and 6 PDAs for the webinar.

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Susan Cupping on Back

About the Class:

Back by popular demand!  Please join us for the Ancient Art of Cupping clearly presented by seasoned practitioner Susan Johnson, L.Ac. This one-day course will explore clinical applications of cupping and the differentiation of cupping styles and suction techniques.

Additional material that will be covered:

  • Discussion on shades of color on the skin and their meaning
  • Different types of cupping devices
  • How to use cupping as a diagnostic tool
  • How and why toxins build up in the muscles and/or joints
  • Gwa sha; its clinical significance and application
  • Important discussion of the patient and doctor interface, safety concerns, and post-cupping expectations
  • A bamboo cupping demonstration video will be shown

Cupping can yield immediate results and Susan emphasizes the patterns she uses for various diagnosis due to their clinical usefulness through videos and live demonstration. Clear diagrams of specific cupping patterns will be provided. Handouts will be provided; no books are required.

In the late afternoon, all attendees will watch a short, live demonstration when Susan will demonstrate one  important cupping pattern.

In-person attendees will then break into a clinical setting and Susan will circulate as attendees practice the suggested cupping patterns on each other. (Note: webinar attendees may continue to watch the attendees practice broadcast as bonus footage to learn via verbal feedback given to the in-person practitioners. However, during this bonus broadcast, a moderator will not be available for questions. The cupping practice bonus footage does not include CEUs for webinar attendees.)

In-person attendees should bring their own cupping kits for use during the practice session. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. (No fire cupping will be permitted during this class. Suction style kits only.)

Susan Johnson L.Ac.

Susan Johnson, L.Ac.Susan Johnson has been studying acupuncture since 1982. A graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Susan practiced in San Francisco from 1983-88, specializing in the treatment of HIV. She studied Master Tung’s Magic Points with Dr. Miriam Lee and Dr. Young Wei Chieh, Ph.D. for more than 12 years and has used them nearly exclusively in her practice for thirty years. Dr. Tung’s system, which utilizes meridian points in new ways and also includes extra points, can provide perfect keys to the treatment of particularly challenging conditions, in addition to a wide range of common ailments. Dr. Tung’s Points are immediately useful and instantly effective in most cases. Susan maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. She is a dynamic teacher renowned for her clear presentation of this style of acupuncture.  Articles & Videos


Register online, or call Mayway at 1-800-262-9929. Questions? Email us:  (Login to your Mayway account or signup for a new customer account to purchase.)


This course is approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider # 680, for 6 hours of continuing education in category 1 for webinar attendees with bonus (non-CEU) footage from 5:00-6:00pm, and 7 hours for in-house seminar attendees. Approved for 7 NCCAOM PDA points in AOM-BIO for in-house seminar attendees, and 6 hours for webinar attendees with bonus (non-CEU) footage from 5:00-6:00pm.


Saturday October 7th, 2017
Live Webinar: 10:00am-5:00pm PST with bonus (non-CEU) footage from 5:00-6:00pm.
In-person: 10:00am-6:00pm PST (includes final hour of cupping practice)


Mayway Conference Space, 1338 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607. 1-800-262-9929 or


Category Regular Price
IN-PERSON CLASS - L.Ac./practitioner $225
IN-PERSON CLASS - Student (no CEUs) $175
LIVE WEBINAR - L.Ac./practitioner $175
LIVE WEBINAR - Student (no CEUs) $125


80% refund if the cancellation is at least two weeks before the seminar, and none thereafter.


Logging in to the webinar broadcast the day of the webinar is required for receipt of CEUs/PDAs. This is a live broadcast and online participants are encouraged to submit questions for the instructor during the broadcast for case examples and clarification. Webinar attendees are also required to register and download the webinar software (if needed) before they will be able to view the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be available to all webinar attendees for a two week period after the class! Please click here to view important webinar information, including information about wifi, materials and the class recording.


All herbs and herb products available on this website will be available for sale after the completion of this course. Paid attendees will receive a $25 product discount coupon towards a $50 purchase of Plum Flower®, Bamboo Pharmacy®, and Min Shan® brand products. (Use of coupon or purchase of Mayway herbal products is not required to attend a Mayway sponsored educational event.)


(NEW) For this class, we have LIMITED parking in the Mayway garage on Mandela Parkway between 12th and 14th Streets. We do not have access to the lot across the street as we have for previous seminars. Mayway staff will be at the garage door to direct you. Our garage has tandem parking (one car in front of another), so please be aware that you may need to move your car for another attendee during the course of the day and if you know you will not be needed your car during the day, please park in one of the rear spaces. There is also street parking available on Mandela and cross streets. To prevent theft, please do not leave belongings visible in your car.

West Oakland is the closest BART Station, about a 10-minute walk away, or you can take a taxi or Uber/Lyft from the station to Mayway. Directions can be found here.


Please enter and exit our building using the front door at 1338 Mandela Parkway. Seminar will be held in the 2nd floor Conference room. Mayway Staff will be available to assist you.



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