Study Groups

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New Mexico Hari Practice Groups

Third Thursday of Each Month
Santa Fe Practice Group

At the office of Dr. Claudia Sheils, DOM
1919 Fifth St, Unit E
Santa Fe, NM

Text (505) 690-9399 to confirm your attendance. 

Albuquerque Practice Group
At the office of Dr. Eric Michaelsen, DOM
5800 McLeod Rd. NE, Suite C
Albuquerque, NM
The Albuquerque Kozato study group is currently on hiatus. If you are in Albuquerque and interested in helping revive this study group, call or text Eric at (505)750-2764 or email


Online Hari Study Group and Grand Rounds Subscription

The High Desert Hari Society is committed to the preservation & transmission of the classical style of Japanese Meridian Therapy. Oftentimes practitioners feel like islands unto themselves, where they do not feel they have support for the various clinical questions that arise in patient sessions. In Japan clinicians undergo extended mentorships that bring about practical experience and confidence. This is rarely possible here in the United States.

As a solution, the HDHS is hosting a monthly virtual study group on various topics pertaining to Classical Japanese Medicine, including Hari-style meridian therapy and various other acumoxa topics in the style of case-based learning (CBL). Case-based learning is recognized across disciplines as an effective way to promote higher levels of cognition. Each session will be led by an experienced practitioner. Sessions will be 90 minutes and feature a short lecture by the hosting practitioner followed by the presentation of case studies and discussion of modes of treatment. 

The study groups will be held monthly via Zoom and will run from 9:00pm-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time (6-7:30 Pacific, 7-8:30 Mountain, 8-9:30 Central). Communication and logistics will be handled primarily by Acazia Gilmore. If you join after the first session, you will receive the audio files and any notes from previous sessions.

We encourage submission of case studies one week before meeting, so that everyone has a chance to review and the host practitioner may select cases that are the most helpful to all. An effort will be made to get to as many case studies as possible.

Monthly Hari Study Group Details:

2022-2023 Session Dates (subject to change):

  • June 1, 2022 – Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, L.Ac., DOM
  • July 6th, 2022 -Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, L.Ac., DOM
  • August 3, 2022 -Dr. Gretchen Lorenson (Gonzalez), DOM, AP
  • September 7, 2022 -Dr. Gretchen Lorenson (Gonzalez), DOM, AP
  • October 5, 2022 – Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, L.Ac., DOM
  • November 2, 2022 – Dr. Elizabeth Talcott, L.Ac., DOM
  • December 7, 2022 – Dr. Ehrland Truitt, DOM
  • January 4, 2023 – Dr. Ehrland Truitt, DOM
  • February 1, 2023 – Tracy Thorne, MAOM,L.Ac.
  • March 1, 2023 – Tracy Thorne, MAOM,L.Ac.
  • April 5, 2023 – TBD
  • May 3, 2023 – TBD

Location: Online as a video/call-in meeting on Zoom Meeting.  Access to these study groups is provided each month prior to the meeting with a paid Study Group subscription.  (Sign-up below)

Time: 9:00pm-10:30pm Eastern Standard Time (6-7:30 Pacific, 7-8:30 Mountain, 8-9:30 Central)

Access to these meetings will be provided for a nominal fee to support the ongoing operations of the High Desert Hari Society and to provide optional compensation to the instructors for their time and the wealth of knowledge.

Annual Subscription payment: Hari study group subscriptions are annual at a rate of $300, $250 for students. Subscribing for an individual year (June to May) gets you permanent access to case studies and audio files of all study groups for the year in which you subscribed. If you join after the first session, you will receive the audio files and any notes from previous sessions.

Subscription Payment

As long as your subscription payments are current you will be sent the link to join the meeting each month on the day of the meeting.

Check Payment 

Please note the following:

  • Check payments must be received by the office before you will receive access to the study group.

If you wish to pay the Annual Subscription payment of $300.00 by check, make check payable to HDHS and mail it to: 

5800 McLeod Rd NE Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Credit Card Payment

  • All Credit Card / Paypal payments incur a 3% convenience fee.

Annual Subscription – $300 for 12 monthly study group sessions ($50 discount for full-time acupuncture students)

Professionals – $300.00 + 3% convenience fee = $309.00


Students– $250.00 + 3% convenience fee = $257.50



Kampo Online Study Groups

The High Desert Hari Society hosts Nigel Dawes for a monthly online Kampo study group series, which is currently on hiatus and set to resume in fall of 2022. If you would like us to inform you when we restart the series, contact

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