with Sonia Tan
Humans have a very important role in the unity of man and nature. We in fact are an organized whole and encompass both being a part of nature and managing nature. The ancient Chinese metaphysics concept of the Three Essences (Sān Cái 三才) - Heaven, Earth and Humankind, can be applied and seen in various aspects of our life, and in concepts such as harmony of body, mind and spirit. In this short introductory webinar, see how the integration of these Three Essences apply within Acupuncture itself, as well as in our life as a whole.
This course provides a brief introduction to the basic foundations of the metaphysical origins and framework of Sān Cái 三才 → The Three Essences of life in Chinese Metaphysics. The Three Essences are the ancient Chinese metaphysics concept of the unity and harmony of man and natural law - Heaven - Tiān 天, Earth - Rén 人 and Humankind - Dì 地. This concept can be applied and seen in various aspects of our life, and in aspects such as the harmony of body, mind and spirit. Students will learn some history of Feng Shui, Astrology and the Five Elements/Phases, and have a peek into how it is integrated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Sonia F Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, licensed since 2006, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. She is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan.
with Peter FirebraceSee In Store See Entire Series *
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A detailed study of the heart and the kidneys, the north-south, jing-shen axis of Chinese medicine. Linked with fire and water, li and kan, the exchange between these two organs has always been considered of prime importance for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, from fertility to longevity in tranquility and serenity. We will study the Daoist, alchemical and medical aspects of the heart and the kidneys from ancient texts and images and crystalize this knowledge into useful clinical practice by studying key points on the heart, kidney and other meridians from Shen Feng, Spirit Seal (Kid 23) to Shen Men, Spirit Gate (Ht 7), from Ming Men, Gate of Destiny (Du 4) to Zi Hu Door of the Child (Kid 13). Restoring the Shao Yin interweaving of heart and kidneys, the cooling and warming of midnight and noon, the retreat and resurgence of December and June, restores brightness to the mind, peace to the heart, strength to the body and resilience to the spirit.
A graduate of the International College of Oriental Medicine, Peter Firebrace, FBAcC, has extensively studied TCM and Chinese language and philosophy. He was a co-founder of Monkey Press, teaches internationally, and also produces songs and poems on topics pertaining to TCM. Peter is in the process of setting up Guan Academy of Chinese Medicine for online teaching.
with Kiiko MatsumotoSee In Store
This audio/visual course by master acupuncturist Kiiko Matsumoto presents a detailed approach to common, severe digestive problems.
It includes a presentation of the 9 Star system, which is a foundational part of Chinese Medical thought. In Chinese Medical theory, the 5 Elements/10 Stems are considered related to the heavenly level. The 12 branches, 12 meridians, 12 yearly cycles are considered related to earthly level. The middle level between these is the 9 stars, the human level, between heaven and earth. Each section of the nine star map relates to one of the five elements, and 3 of the 9 star areas relate to Earth.
This class discusses these positions of the earth element on the abdomen, the direct relationship to the small intestine, and many digestive disorders that reflect on the abdomen (hara) with this exact pattern of pressure pain. Theory and didactic information is given on how to approach digestive disorders that may clearly have the diagonal 9 Star pattern of earth/small intestine pressure pain on the abdomen (hara), A base treatment of left SI 3, right Bl 62 is worked up, with multiple variations. Emotional and physical trauma accompany many painful digestive conditions, and is addressed using acupuncture points over related brain pain/memory areas.
Kiiko Matsumoto is a licensed acupuncturist, internationally recognized for her scholarly work interpreting the Chinese Classics and her unique and practical acupuncture style that integrates the work of important Japanese masters. An author on numerous acupuncture texts, she maintains a private practice in Boston and frequently lectures around the world.
with Armin KochSee In Store
In this 10-hour online course, the classical time-based acupuncture methods Zi Wu Liu Zhu Zhen Fa and Ling Gui Ba Fa, and their historical background will be presented. The calculation of “open” acupuncture points for any geographical location at any time will be explained.
Different acupuncture strategies regarding the main channels as well as that of the eight extraordinary channels will be explained along with their application in a time-optimized manner. Many exercises with the newly developed tool called the ‘Wheel of Time Acupuncture’ will be explained and demonstrated, and it will enable participants to apply the time-based acupuncture methods in their clinical practice.
In addition, the participants will get an overview of the four pillars of destiny, which form the basis of Ba Zi, a traditional system of metaphysical knowledge.
An MD, Dr. Armin Koch received his teaching certificate and completed his Medical Board Exams in Switzerland. He has been a general practitioner (FMH) for over 20 years, and specializes in Acupuncture and Herbology at his private practice.
A graduate of the International College of Oriental Medicine, Peter Firebrace, FBAcC, has extensively studied TCM and Chinese language and philosophy....
An MD, Dr. Armin Koch received his teaching certificate and completed his Medical Board Exams in Switzerland. He has been a general practitioner (FMH...
Kiiko Matsumoto is a licensed acupuncturist, internationally recognized for her scholarly work interpreting the Chinese Classics and her unique and pr...