with Elisa RossiSee In Store
The course focuses on what may be puzzling concepts, starting from accurate references to the Classics, to the exploring of contemporary clinical use.
We explore shen in many contexts: Shen as extra-ordinary, that which is beyond yin and yang, does not belong to this world of the ten thousands—the world of differentiation, of shapes, of transformation; Shen as the most subtle of the three treasure (shen-qi-jing); Shen as vitality/life (in eyes, pulse, tongue, etc); Its functions (cognitive functions, consciousness, wisdom and intuitive knowledge, integration of the emotions, perception); Its significance in individuals and its relation with the psycho-emotional disorders.
We also explore the Hun and the Po, a couple whose meaning and functions may be vague and confusing. We explore their relation with jing and shen and what is meant by: “hun enters po and po holds hun”, “they are the light and the dark side of the moon”, “hun is the flame of po; po is the root of hun”, “po as remembering on the inside, hun as governing movement and action”.
We also examine their clinical use by looking at disorders in which patients suffer of conditions as a lost contact with reality, anorexia, obsessive thought, somatic disorders, violent behavior, etc. Clinical examples will be discussed.
Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 2006 she is member of Milan Medical Board for Non-Conventional Medicine. Elisa has written numerous books and has lectured extensively around the world.
with David LloydSee In Store
Have you ever wanted to understand the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine using modern scientific research? Have you ever decided to start a Qigong practice, but didn't know where to begin? Do you want to experience an authentic Qigong lineage, backed by modern science?
If so, this is the course for you.
In this course's theory section, you learn modern science behind how our bodies create and circulate energy. You learn how our three Dan Tian generate and store energy. You learn the contemporary anatomy that validated the presence of the acupuncture channel system. You learn how modern research explains the ancient concept of Jing (Essence), Qi (Energy), and Shen (Spirit). You also learn the fascinating science behind the Qigong mindstate of Ru Jing, and how modern science has proven the link behind how our minds connect to the environment.
In this course's practical section, you learn about the fundamentals of proper Qigong posture, the three methods of proper Qigong breathing, and several basic exercises that help you create more Qi. Along with generating more Qi, you also learn how to move Qi and increase your Qi's power.
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Dr. David Lloyd, R.Ac, R.TCMP, D.Ac has been studying Qigong for 30 years and instructing for 20 years. His mission has always been to bridge classical Chinese medical theory with western science.
David Hastings Lloyd, R.Ac, R.TCMP, has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Qigong for over 20 years and has also authored several books on these topics.
with Holly GuzmanSee In Store
This course is comprised of two lectures presented by Holly Guzman at COMS 2014. The first lecture titled BLOOD is 1 hour long, and the 2nd lecture is titled Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life, and is 3 hours long. See below for specific outlines for each lecture.
Blood and Qi are a pair and a continuum in Chinese medicine. Qi is the more popular subject: getting Qi, moving Qi, energy work, etc. Blood is of equal importance. The tradition of Chinese Medicine obviously does not define Blood the way that we interpret the western word. This lecture covers definitions and significant aspects of Blood from diverse perspectives. Blood work is key work for physical and emotional comfort, trauma resolution, memory (wanted and unwanted), and more. Why is it often difficult to build blood in blood deficient patterns when the person takes lots of blood herbs? This inquiry and others about the concepts of blood are presented. Holly's lectures are always based around applications for clinical success.
Blood, Luo and the Clock of Life
The Luo meridians are blood vessels, and carry all the complex components of blood. The classical indications for usage of the Luo is arranged to reflect the sequence of the Chinese Clock. The Chinese Clock is a reflection of both 24 hours, and also the progression of our consciousness in our lives. This begins with the first moment of breath into the lungs, and ends with the last moment of our life, when the liver meridian goes to GV 20, and carries the evolved hun spirit out the top of the head. Blood and the Luo meridians are more readily understood when their classical indications are clearly put into this perspective. The afternoon workshop will present each Luo meridian in a user friendly way. It will re-teach the art of the plum blossom needle, bleeding, gua sha and tonification. Treating Blood is a practical approach to resolve physical trauma (a stuck blood imprint), emotional trauma (as can lead to stuck blood), and simply to promote the capacity to move smoothly through the phases of our lives.
Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly was part of the first graduating class of ACTCM; in addition to her private practice, she lectures internationally, teaches at Five Branches University, and is a contributing author to several health texts.
with Janice Walton-HadlockSee In Store See Entire Series *
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Qi is a code word. It can take years for a student of Chinese medicine to begin to understand all the variations and permutations implied by the word “Qi”.
Even so, many practitioners of Chinese medicine fling this word at their patients. The imprecise and even incorrect use of the word “Qi” can lead to grave concerns on the part of patients who go home frightened by their “Qi deficiency” or puzzled about their “Stagnant Qi.”
By learning the ancient roots of this word, by reviewing the derivative forms of this word (Gu Qi, Zhong Qi, and so on), a practitioner can be reminded of ways to communicate with his patient in a manner that isn’t mystical or alarming.
By putting key Chinese medical words into English – and by knowing the historical origins of these words and understanding what they actually meant historically as well as in light of western understanding of physics – a practitioner can come up with far more helpful treatment plans, and also empower his patient.
Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, L.Ac., is a professor at Five Branches University, and specializes in Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling; she is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, and is an author on topics relating to Channel Theory and Parkinson's.
Having started her studies as a teenager, Holly Guzman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been devoted to studying and practicing TCM for most of her life. Holly wa...
David Hastings Lloyd, R.Ac, R.TCMP, has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Qigong for over 20 years and has also authored several books...
Elisa Rossi PhD, MD, is a Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist, and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1994 Elisa co-founded the School of TCM “MediCina” and from 20...