Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V. in OFFENBACH/FRANKFURT

online class: Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis - Fukushin for Shang Han Lun Formulas

10.01. – 29.05.2024
Kumiko Shirai DACM, LAc

Class in English - no translation provided
You will receive the Zoom access data and the invoice on 8 January 2024.
Participants will receive a record of the online appointments by 15 July 2024.

Hands-on Fukushin class on June 28-29 2024.

Course Descripion

Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan (Edo period 1603-1867 CE) based on the classical writings by Zhang Zhongjing. Careful inspection of the Shanghan Zabing Lun reveals countless references to abdominal conditions that could only have been diagnosed by actual palpation of the abdomen. The skill however never fully developed in China but flourished and preserved in Japan. Throughout history, two major schools and types of abdominal diagnosis developed; Nanjing and Shanghan Lun schools, which respectively diagnose the abdomen in service of either acupuncture or meridian treatment, and herbal treatment.
In this Fukushin class, students will learn how to match abdominal findings with herbal prescriptions. The students are required to know herbal formulas prior to taking this course. The purpose of this class is to improve practitioners’ clinical skills to diagnose Chinese medical patterns.
All classes are 2 hours, if the materials are not finished in that class, they will be continued in the next. This is preliminary schedule, and subject to slight change in contents.

Class 1: Introduction to Fukushin, history of Fukushin, Kanpo (Kampo), Japanese scholars, and Japanese cultural concept of the abdomen. Function of six conformation and its map reflected on the abdomen.
Class 2: 13 pathological abdominal findings and herbal methods to treat each pattern. How to palpate the abdomen: video of palpation sequence and technique.
Class 3: Formulas that treat abdominal fullness and emptiness.
Class 4: Formulas that treat epigastric congestion, hardness and resistance. Formulas that treat subcostal distention, fullness, and resistance.
Class 5: Formulas that treat water sound. Formulas that treat rectus abdominus muscle tightness.
Class 6: Formulas that treat pulsations.
Class 7: Formulas that treat blood stasis, pain, peri-umbilical hardness and lower abdominal hardness.
Class 8: Questions and discussions. Review of the entire class, discuss what to treat first when many abdominal findings are found.
Class 9: Case studies. Students are also welcome to bring cases to share.

Participation requirements

This class requires knowledge of Shang Han Lun formulas and is preliminary for the hands-on Fukushin class on June 28-29 2024.
If needed, we offer a second 2-day class on sunday/monday 30. June/01. July 2024

Certificate of participation

All participants receive a confirmation of participation of AGTCM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin e.V.)

Kumiko Shirai DACM, LAc
Kumiko Shirai DACM, LAc

Organisation and costs

Ausbildungszentrum Mitte
Frankfurter Str. 59
63067 Offenbach, im Hof Eingang rechts, 3. Stock
Tel: 069 / 82 36 14 17
Fax: 069 / 82 36 17 49

Dates 2024
January 10. + 24.
February 07. + 21.
March 06. + 20.
April 17.
May 15. + 29.

Wednesday 19.00-21 CET

AGTCM Credit Points: 24

Costs incl. recording by july 15/2024: 550 €
AGTCM-Members: 440 €
TCM Fachverband Schweiz-Members: 495 €

Certification of BDH and TCM Fachverband Schweiz are being applied for.

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive the Zoom access data and the invoice on 8 January 2024.