with Hui ZhangSee In Store
Wei Qi or defensive Qi runs around the blood vessel and Ying Qi or construction Qi inside the blood vessel. Wei protects the body from external pathogens, which functions like the immune system. Moreover, Wei is tightly related to the nervous system, which regulates temperature, sweating, circadian rhythm. Ying refers to blood and other Yin substances which nourish the whole body. In Shang Han Lun, a Taiyang exterior condition is regarded as Wei. Wei to treat a Wei disease. In Wen Bing (Warm Diseases), a Wei level condition refers to the early stage of fever due to warm pathogens e.g. coronavirus. The manifestation is various in wind-heat, damp heat, dryness, and wind-cold. What are the similarity and differences of Wei in the two systems? How can we use herbal medicine and acupuncture in practice to treat Wei disorders?
In this seminar, my course will cover the following topics
1. Deep explanation of Wei, form classics and meridians theory
2. Herbal medicine treatment, Ma Huang Tang and its modification
3. Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment
4. Wei, immunity, and coronavirus: prevention and sequalae treatment
5. Wei and nervous system disorders, psychological diseases
Hui Zhang, Ph.D., is a Chinese Medicine Doctor, Educator, and Researcher. Having trained at the Chengdu University of TCM in China, he works in Denmark. Hui lectures regularly in Denmark, Germany, Austria, and China.
with Elisa RossiSee In Store
To us westerners it looks as a reductive over-simplification that in Chinese medical tradition there are only 5 or 7 emotions and that they do not seem to consider all the other sentiments, as hate, envy, jealousy, attachment, aggressiveness, shame, fault, regret, avarice, etc.
It is the result of recognizing the essential, of going to the root, to the core, into the heart of the primary emotions.
Chinese Medicine sees emotions as physiological events, a response of our qi and shen to what comes from the outside world. But excessive emotions are harmful: “Desires without limits and worries without end consume jing, coagulate ying qi and expel wei qi; then the shen leaves and the disease is not curable” (Suwen, ch.14) and “When euphoria and anger are not regulated, they will injure the organs, when organs are injured, illness originates in the yin” (Lingshu, ch.66).
Emotions, internal movements, affect qi. If qi does not move properly we can have qi stagnation, blood stasis, accumulation of dampness and phlegm, transformation into Fire and internal Wind, etc. Yin, blood, and jing are injured.
Sadness consumes qi, euphoria scatters the shen, thought and worry knot the flow of qi, anger rises it up, fear does not contain it.
How to recognize the single emotions in patients and in the therapeutic encounter.
Detailed clinical examples help to recognize different patterns and how to use the “shen-axis” points combination.
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 Josephine SpilkaSee In Store
Part II - Heart & Will looks at what happens after we take in our world, begin, you could say, to make it our own. In effect, this is our inner world. Looking at emotional disorders, sleep disorders, and anxiety disorders, in the context of our relationship to our conscious selves, our emotional lives and the way these aspects affect our bodies.
This section of the course explores the mechanism of ying qi, the relationship between the blood and the spirit as it manifests in our daily lives, as well as in how we sleep, in how we relate to others and how we discover who we are in our world. Ying qi is intimately connected to how comfortable we feel in our bodies and whether we can adequately respond with post-natal resources to the stresses in our lives.
This section features many precious oils such as Frankincense, Neroli, Rose and Sandalwood as well as detailing the specifics for safe and effective use of all essential oils.
You'll learn to use these essential oils to calm the spirit, ease the stresses of life and build capacity for healthy interaction, opening the heart and focusing the will in service of peace, contentment and spiritual alignment.
Josephine Spilka, M.S., L.Ac., has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine and Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms.
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.
Don't delay; get started today!
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 Subhuti DharmanandaSee In Store
Part 1: Introductory Presentation - Clinical Results in an Adjunct Cancer Therapies Program
Several significant developments in chemotherapy and radiation treatments in recent years have improved the tolerance for those medical therapies, yet many cancer patients still struggle with prolonged experience of debilitating symptoms. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers possibilities to reduce the severity of the side effects. In China, one of the medical reform goals of the highly active TCM research phase (1960s-1980s) was to utilize TCM in new and effective ways. For cancer patients, the concept of “supporting normality” (fuzheng) was promoted, relying on herbal tonification therapy and supported by use of acupuncture. At the Immune Enhancement Project (IEP) in Portland, Oregon, these methods were adapted to modern western conditions, and several hundred cancer patients have been so treated during a period of nearly twenty years. Effects of the project are revealed by oncologists who express surprise at how well their patients had managed through the course of medical therapies and by the increasing referrals to the program from physicians and nurses working with cancer patients. The program methods, with special reference to the use of acupuncture, will be described.
Part 2: Treatment Framework - Five-Zone Acupuncture and Six-Actions Herb Prescribing for Adjunct Cancer Therapy
Five zone acupuncture emerged from treatment of shen disorders (spirit/mind/brain functional disturbances) and was one of the most commonly used approaches at the IEP Clinic for supporting patients undergoing cancer therapies. Acupuncture point selection focuses on the head/neck and bilateral transport regions: from elbow to fingers and from knee to toes which unites the neural networks and restores normality. A foundational needling set includes a subgroup called New Twenty Needles (to expand upon Old Ten Needles). The six-actions herb method is based on the methods of tonifying qi, nourishing blood, smoothing the flow of qi, enlivening the circulation of blood, raising clear qi to the head, and benefiting the marrow. This recording details these therapies so that you will be empowered to support your patients who may be contending with a cancer diagnosis.
Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., established the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care (ITM) in 1979 to promote education, research, and charitable works in the field of traditional medicine systems. With a background in science and herb prescribing, he is able to organize the formats for the clinics, and he has produced many articles on subjects pertaining to TCM and herbs.
Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., established the Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care (ITM) in 1979 to promote education, research...
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...
Josephine Spilka, M.S., L.Ac., has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine and Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and is focused on investigati...