Dr. Wang and Jason Robertson teaching 2010 in ABZ MITTE
This interactive five-part seminar will combine online distance lectures (September/October 2020) with a capstone hands-on seminar in ABZ MITTE in august 2021.
Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué) is a current of thinking in contemporary acupuncture which strives to reintroduce classical physiological systems in the modern clinic. Developed by Beijing professor Wang Juyi (王居易) during 50 years of practice, it is an approach to diagnosis and treatment which allows for innovation and flexibility.
The goal of this series is not to provide a collection of protocols for individual diseases but instead to foster a conceptualization in each student’s mind of a moving, living system. Through the development and application of a classical way of seeing physiology and pathology, students will open doors to new clinical insight while creating skills for truly individualized acupuncture treatments.
At the heart of Applied Channel Theory is a belief that clinical results will improve significantly if one can combine classical systems with palpatory diagnostic technique. For this reason, a true transmission of Professor Wang’s life work must include not only theory but also technical training in careful channel examination. Before his passing in 2017, Dr. Wang would invite students for two-week extended seminars in his Beijing clinic. Lectures would be followed by clinical demonstration and hands-on palpation practice so that each student could develop an acupuncture style of their own that is rooted in core classical foundations.
It is exciting to have an opportunity to re-create this more thorough training in Applied Channel Theory for students in the 21st century. The structure of the class will involve four live, online Sunday-Monday lectures from 6PM-10PM over a 6 week period followed by a four-day in-person workshop in ABZ MITTE.
By spreading the information out over a series of interactive lectures, students will be able to learn at a natural pace while slowly integrating and preparing the material for the extended hands-on seminar in august 2021 in ABZ MITTE where the material will come more to life.
Part One – February 21-22, 2021 – 6PM-10PM
Introduction to Six Channel Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Clinical Reasoning in East Asian Medicine
- Six Channel Theory and Classical Physiology
- Foundations of Point Location and Needling
Part Two – February 28 – March 01, 2021 – 6PM-10PM
Taiyin and Yangming Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Taiyin and Yangming as a Balanced Post-Natal System
- Discussion of Common Taiyin and Yangming Palpated Findings
- Clinical Application of Taiyin and Yangming Point Pairings
Part Three – March 21-22, 2021 – 6PM-10PM
Shaoyin and Taiyang Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Shaoyin and Taiyang as Providers of Heat and Cold
- Discussion of Common Shaoyin and Taiyang Palpated Findings
- Clinical Application of Shaoyin and Taiyang Point Pairings
Part Four – March 28-29, 2021 – 6PM-10PM
Jueyin and Shaoyang Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Jueyin and Shaoyang – Movement of qi and blood
- Discussion of Common Jueyin and Shaoyang Palpated Findings
- Clinical Application of Jueyin and Shaoyang Point Pairings
Part five: Practical workshop on „Applied Channel theory” August 12-15, 2021 –> HERE
This online-course will be recorded by video.
The video recording will be made available to participants approximately 2 weeks later at no additional cost – exclusively for personal use.
The online-course can also be booked as a video recording (incl. Script) about 2 weeks later.
By registering online, participants agree to the video recording.
Basic knowledge of acupuncture
All participants will receive a certificate of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und TCM e.V.”
Frankfurter Str. 59
63067 Offenbach, entrance in the yard to the right, 3rd floor
Tel: 069 / 82 36 14 17, Fax: 069 / 82 36 17 49
21./22. February and 28. February/01. March 2021
21./22. and 28./29. March 2021
Participants: min. 12
each 6pm – 10pm (CEST)
AGTCM Credit Hours: 38
Costs: 800 €
AGTCM members: 640 €
TCM Fachverband-Schweiz members: 720 €
This course will be recognized as a CPD course with the TCM Fachverband – Schweiz (the Association of TCM professionals in Switzerland).