KEYNOTE :: Fascia: The Rosetta Stone Linking East to West

Friday, 11/03 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Qi, acupuncture channels, and Chinese medicinal theory have seemed incompatible with Western science until now! Building on his book The Spark in the Machine, Dr. Keown shares how the most important story of all—how we grow from a single cell—brings Chinese medicine into complete focus. When we understand qi at this level it can not only be understood but actually seen! Furthermore, the acupuncture channels become clear as day and Dr. Keown shows how they are visible in every anatomical textbook. Chinese medicine has a science: that science is called embryology.

Daniel Keown

Daniel first became interested in acupuncture in his teens, when his octogenarian grandmother would return from her trips to China and tell him of the great tradition of Chinese medicine. He then made it his life’s work to get acupuncture and Chinese medicine fully integrated within the Western medical system. To this aim he completed not only a degree in Western medicine, in 1998, but also Chinese medicine in 2008. Realizing that there were still major aspects of Chinese medicine that were poorly understood (or maybe taught), he continued to study. In 2011, he travelled to China to learn under Dr. Wang Ju-Yi in Beijing. It was here that he realized that the key to understanding acupuncture lay in the embryology and awareness of space within the body. In 2014, he published his best-selling book The Spark in the Machine, which shows how Western science validates Chinese medicine. The understanding of the fundamental scientific nature of Chinese medicine, qi, and channels continues to guide, illuminate, and instruct Daniel’s work and practice. When not working, he lives with his wife and two children in Tunbridge Wells in the UK, tending his allotment and dreaming of surfing the perfect wave.