Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學jīng luò yī xué) is an approach in Chinese medicine rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application.
Developed by Dr. Wang Ju-yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. More precisely, Applied Channel Theory requires that examination of acupuncture channels be considered in the broader context of other diagnostic tools.
In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory (channel qi transformation), channel differentiation, channel selection, the nature of acupuncture points, point selection and location, and various methods of channel regulation (like acupuncture, moxibustion, hand techniques, cupping and so on).
This two-day class will focus on learning the basics of channel examination through interactive lectures, video presentations of Dr. Wang Ju-yi’s recent clinical cases in Beijing, and hands-on practice of technique. In addition, an exploration of channel-based physiology will be presented from the text Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine.
Emphasis will be on learning channel examination, which is a classical diagnostic technique not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the West. In the earliest Chinese medical texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is viewed as an essential technique to confirm diagnosis and refine point selection.
Channel examination involves the methods of observation, feeling temperature/moisture, palpation of pulses, pressing and palpation of channels. For the first two days students will practice how to accurately palpate the 14 channels in the body and to feel abnormal changes within the channel spaces. In addition, Dr. Wang’s unique point locations will be taught.
Subjects covered will include:
• Classical channel physiology and a discussion of how physiology manifests with specific, palpable changes on the acupuncture channels
• Techniques for palpating each of the fourteen major channels. This section of the class will involve hands-on work by the students; palpating channels on each other with feedback from the instructors.
• An introduction to the acupuncture treatment style (including point selection) of Dr. Wang Ju-yi through video case studies of the master in action.
About the Instructor:
Jonathan Chang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2012 with a degree in Chinese Medicine, and from McMaster University (Canada) in 2002 with a degree in Arts and Science. From 2008 to 2017 he studied with Wang Ju-yi in Beijing, and was Dr. Wang’s full-time assistant at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center and Clinic.
With two other apprentices, he helped compile a book of Dr. Wang’s clinical cases that was published by the China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April 2014, titled Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory Clinical Case Studies. Along with Mei Li, he is working on an English translation of the book, which will be published by Eastland Press.
He was one of the main contributors to Dr. Wang’s An Introduction to Applied Channel Theory, which was published in 2016 by the China Press of TCM.
In August 2012, he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association and Wang Ju-yi, as an apprentice and official instructor of Applied Channel Theory. In 2015, he was recognized as one of Wang Ju-yi’s indoor apprentices.
Jonathan is originally from Canada, but has lived in China since 2002 to focus on studying the Chinese language, Chen-style Taijiquan and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Lesgever: Jonathan Chang
-basiskennis Traditionele Chinese Geneeskunde.
-aanbevolen voor acupuncturisten enn Tuina therapeuten
Minimum aantal deelnemers is 10
vrijdag: van 10u30 tot 18u00
zaterdag: van 9u00 tot 17u00
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