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

Video-recording: Applied Channel Theory Six Channel Physiology, -Pathology, -Diagnosis and -Treatment

Dr. Jason Robertson, Interpreter: Werner Freystätter

Language of lessons and script: English
Interpreter: Werner Freystätter

Below you will hear a short introduction in English to the video recordings and the hands-on workshop 2025 by Jason Robertson.

This theoretical introduction is an excellent opportunity to acquire the basic knowledge in preparation for the Advanced Hands-on Workshop on 23-26 October 2025 and to watch and listen to the videos again and again as required.

Course description

The course includes 8 video recordings (3.5 hours each) which build a comprehensive theoretical introduction to six channel physiology and pathology. Using this theoretical foundation, the course also includes strategies for diagnosis and treatment utilizing the most effective point combinations according to Professor Wang Juyi. The videos are supplemented with 4 short practical videos demonstrating point location and channel palpation.

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 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 and point location. 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 advanced training in Applied Channel Theory for students in the 21st century.

The structure of the course involves eight video recordings of 3.5 hours each.
Ideally, these more theoretical basics are followed by the four-day advanced hands-on workshop on 23-26 October 2025 at ABZ MITTE. By spreading the information out over a series of lectures, students will be able to learn at a natural pace while slowly integrating and preparing for the extended seminar where the material will further come to life.

Class Details

Part One: Introduction to Six Channel Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment
(two recorded lectures a 3,5 hour)

Subjects Covered

  • Clinical Reasoning in East Asian Medicine
  • Six Channel Theory and Classical Physiology
  • Foundations of Point Location and Needling

Part Two: Taiyin and Yangming Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
(two recorded lectures)

Subjects Covered

  • 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: Shaoyin and Taiyang Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
(two recorded lectures)

Subjects Covered

  • 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: Jueyin and Shaoyang Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment
(two recorded lectures)

Subjects Covered

  • 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: Live Seminar in Offenbach October 23-26, 2025 (four days) - to be booked separately - only in English
Advanced Discussion of Application, Location and Needling of Point Categories as well as channel-palpation

This four-day workshop will be presented as an advanced course for those familiar with the basic principles of “Applied Channel Theory”. A detailed description of the daily class plan can be seen below. The core goal of the event will be to further deepen palpation skills through a careful review of the major point categories of acupuncture. In the last years of his work with his senior apprentices, Professor Wang began to return to the absolute primacy of careful point location. This was likely due to his realization that training which emphasized theory without student embodiment led to less than satisfactory clinical results. In that spirit, this class will involve discussion and location practice for the five transport points (五輸穴 wǔ shū xué), source points (原穴 yuán xué), cleft points (郗穴 xī xué), collateral points (絡穴 luò xué) and eight extraordinary vessel confluent points (八會穴 bā huì xué). Each day, students will alternate between listening to lectures and supervised practice for developing skills to locate the exact ‘space’ where Dr. Wang found the best clinical results.


Basic knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Recommended reading: Dr Wang Ju-Yi "Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine", Eastland Press.


All participants will receive a certificate of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und TCM e.V.”

Dr. Jason Robertson
Dr. Jason Robertson
Werner Freystätter
Interpreter: Werner Freystätter

Organization and Costs

Ausbildungszentrum Mitte
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

AGTCM Credit Hours: 38
The credits will only be credited if at least 60% of the questions sent in are answered correctly.

Costs: 720 €
AGTCM members: 576 €
TCM Fachverband-Schweiz members: 648 €

Certification by the TCM Association Switzerland and BDH is being applied for.

After receipt of your registration, you will receive an invoice with information on the payment modalities.
After payment you will receive a link to the video recording and the script in English.