The transport points are rich in story, function, connection and seem to have a capacity for engaging qi in profound ways as it flows from the tips of the fingers and toes, up to the elbows and knees. Lou points are particularly interesting as they both connect yin and yang channels.

In this conversation with Sean Tuten we investigate the capacity of the luo channels to act as a first defense against overwhelming experiences that come from the outside. How they both protect against and can storage pathogenic influences. More importantly, the kind of treatment that removes these obstructive influences.

Listen into this conversation on time streams, channel dynamics and understanding pathology as a useful response by the body.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  •  Sean's journey into Chinese medicine and starting an HIV clinic in Zimbabwe
  • The impact of Zimbabwe on Sean's perception of the world and embracing minimalism
  • The societal misconception of busyness as a virtue and the value of stillness
  • Acupuncture as a tool for self-reflection and addressing spiritual needs
  • Moving overwhelming experience into latency as a way to breath-in breath-out cope with the overwhelming
  • Relationship of sinew channels and luo points in dealing with external challenges
  • Because of the dynamics of latency, we are living in different time streams
  • The significance of addressing challenges in the present moment with acupuncture treatments
  • Critical  importance of clinical judgment and understanding pathology as a useful response by the body
  • Cultivating a clear line of communication between the spirit and heart in treatments

To be healthy you gotta make babies, make art, or both.

Sean Tuten, L.Ac​

I have been practicing Chinese medicine since August of 2002.  In 2000, I formed a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called the Village Health Project with Dr. Elizabeth Checchio whose mission was to work with local grassroots organizations and n’angas (traditional healers) in Zimbabwe to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa.  The project ran for 8 years.

I have been teaching in the U.S. and internationally since 2004 as an associate professor at Southwest Acupuncture College, a continuing education provider for Golden Flower Chinese Herbs, and, since 2016, as the founder and director of the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship.

I maintain a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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Shop Talk with Chris Shelton
Power of Qi Gong to Regulate Emotions
and Promote Wellbeing


​In this shoptalk on self-cultivation, Chris Shelton his perspective on the world of Qigong and its profound healing powers. Leaning on his experience of having Qigong profoundly change his life, he shares his practice that unites movement, breath, and mind-focus to harness the body's innate ability to heal.

Chris explains how Qigong promotes the harmonious flow of qi, and addresses imbalances and blockages that lead to physical and emotional ailments. He highlights its transformative effect on stress reduction, chronic pain relief, and emotional well-being, making it indispensable for modern-day living.

Chris showcases remarkable healing stories achieved through consistent Qigong practice. From alleviating anxiety and depression to supporting chronic illness recovery, the evidence speaks for itself about Qigong's profound effects.

Additionally, Chris shares how the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies are using these ancient practices in their work.

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Chris Shelton

I'm Chris Shelton, committed to uplifting consciousness with a motto, “If I can do it, YOU can too!” For over 30 years, I've dedicated my life to helping people reduce stress and find pain relief through Qigong—an ancient holistic health modality. Qigong saved me from a debilitating back injury as a teenager, and I transformed from suffering to becoming a martial-arts champion, renowned healer, and successful business owner. 

Qigong offers non-invasive, affordable, and empowering healthcare. I've touched countless people worldwide, including Special Olympics teams and celebrities, guiding them to reclaim health and embrace life free from chronic pain. Featured in various media, I founded Morning Crane Healing Arts Center and co-created The Qi Club and Qigong Teacher Training, continuing to inspire others on their path to wellness. Additionally, have a course on face-reading at