CPD courses for acupuncture

In-Depth Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis. 2 Days.

Jamie Hamilton Lic. Ac.

This method of pulse diagnosis is easy to learn, clarifies underlying theory and shows hard to diagnose aspects such as the 5 Element constitution and 8 Extraordinary vessel imbalances.

The Mai Jing pulse diagnosis technique is presented in detail. It gives a clear picture of the 6 paired channels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and importantly gives an accurate reading of the elemental imbalance and CF. This latter aspect is quite a revolution for 5 element practice as the reading very much complements and corroborates findings of CSOE (colour, sound, odour, emotion). It also gives a special insight into the nature of Yin and Yang pulses. With a unique notation method and a clarification of the position and character of the pulse, we can re-discover the dynamic qualities of the pulse qualities that we already know.

With an enhanced method of pulse diagnosis that we are confident in, we can in turn better understand the meaning of certain important topics in Chinese Medicine theory.

I am confident that it will make a significant difference to your clinical results and enjoyment of practice.    

Seminar includes comprehensive notes, and a certificate on completion.

Eligibility: Suitable for Acupuncture Practitioners as well as Shiatsu practitioners and 3rd year students.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh.

Dates: 1 - 2 May 2019

Price: £190                                                                                                                                                              

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Elaine H: "I would thoroughly recommend studying here; it's tailored to your needs, very informative, and Jamie a very good source of information and a great teacher".

Applied Channel Theory: Advanced Classical Practical Skills. 2 Days.

Michael Phoenix Lic. Ac.

We are delighted to welcome again Michael Phoenix, to teach this two-day workshop. Additional to the principles of Applied Channel Theory, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, we will also explore diagnostic palpation of the channels - which includes treatment of points and channels with pressure and specialist pulse diagnosis - as well as other advanced classical treatment modalities: work on the Du channel, plucking technique and special Gua Sha techniques.

Attendance on this course will qualify graduates to attend the advanced workshop with Jason Robertson in November 2019.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 9-10 May 2019

Price: £190

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Interpreting the Twelve Zang Fu Organs of Chinese Medicine. 2 Days.

Deborah Woolf Lic. Ac.

Explore key characters and phrases related to the twelve zang fu organs to deepen your understanding of their function and dysfunction. This two day workshop will look at Chinese Medicine through the characters and reveal their meaning. Each zang fu organ has a 'cluster' of Chinese terms that are used specifically with it: for instance, the classics state to 'firm the spleen' rather than the looser idea of to 'tonify the spleen'. Chinese medical terminology represents a vital link to our interpretation of the Chinese Medicine itself.

East West College is delighted to invite guest lecturer Deborah Woolf to explain and bring to a wider audience the details of these essential characters. An experienced teacher of Classical Chinese Medicine and Philosophy, Deborah 's knowledge and love of the Chinese language enables direct interpretation for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 21-22 June 2019

Price: £190

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Introduction to Jing Fang. 1 Day.

Frances Turner Lic. Ac.

Jing Fang is an approach to Chinese medicine founded in the second century clinical manuals the Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage) and Jin Gui Yao Lue (Secrets of the Golden Cabinet). Its study continues to bring new insights and applications for acupuncturists today. Key concepts focus on a three-layered model of the human body, and include the nature of Qi and the vital need to resolve Damp. Observe Chinese Medicine afresh through this fascinating lens. 

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 19 October 2019

Price: £95                                                                                                                                          

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Advanced Applied Channel Theory with Jason Robertson 2019. 3 Day intensive

This Course is now full, but Jason will be back Mid-November 2020 for another advanced intensive, and we can take bookings for that now, please ask using the booking form.

Jason Robertson Ph. D. Lic. Ac.

We are excited to announce that in November Jason Robertson will visit us from Seattle to teach an in-depth advanced practice of Applied Channel Theory for the first time in the UK. The workshop will be based on his latest research and clinical experience as well on his PhD based on the writings of Dr Wang. The course is only available to postgraduate students who have already completed a previous Applied Channel theory 3-day course (either at East West College or elsewhere). Please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Dates: 7-9 November 2019. 9am to 6pm

Price for 3 days: £390                                                                                                      

Looking ahead to 2020...

Live Well Live Long Weekend Residential

Peter Deadman Lic. Ac.

This weekend will be an enjoyable and potent mix of qigong and lifestyle education. Peter will teach qigong forms (backed up by videos) that everyone can take away for daily practice, as well as discuss how we can cultivate our minds, emotions, bodies, and breath to increase health and wellbeing. Places are limited to 20 so book early!

Venue: Charney Manor, Oxfordshire

Dates: 26-28 June 2020 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

Price: £370 (single room rate)                                                                                                                                       

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Wang's therory related to Tung and Tan styles?

In a word: "no". All three of these teachers did ephasise the need for palpation of channels and used ideas that relate to the six channels (Taiyang, Shaoyin etc.) but Dr. Wang's approach contains a theory base very much in line with classical Chinese Medicine, whereas Dr. Tung (and Dr. Tan whose work was based on Dr. Tung) has a different lineage of thinking.

Can you teach a course where I am based?

Yes we can. With about a 6 person minimum we can come to you with a similar cost stucture to the courses quoted above.

What if I am a shiatsu practitioner?

You may well be able to join our courses. If you have a reasonable TCM knowledge you should be fine with any.