CPD courses 2020 - 2021:

Due to coronavirus, several course dates this spring and summer are changing, please bear with us as we arrange new dates.

Stay well and hope to see you soon!

Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis / Applied Channel Theory / Live Well Live Long / Understanding dampness / Interpreting the zang fu organs of Chinese medicine

Interpreting Chinese Characters of the Fu Organs + Spleen                           £95

Deborah Woolf    1 February 2020 (Sat)

This day's course discussed the Chinese characters pertaining to the Fu Organs and the Spleen and unravel the cluster of characters and meanings linked to each one. Engaging and clear, students were kept interested by the many links and a better understanding of Chinese Medicine that arises. Thank you to Deborah for a fascinating workshop!

Please contact us if you would be interested in attending this course in future.

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In-Depth Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis. 2 Days.                                           £210

Jamie Hamilton  / 23 & 24 April 2020 (Thursday & Friday)

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS COURSE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.

To be notified of our next available date, contact us on the Bookings page at the bottom right box.

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; this makes for a significant difference to clinical results and enjoyment of practice.    

Eligibility: Suitable for Acupuncture Practitioners

Venue:  Reading

"Enjoyable, articulate and inspiring, I would recommend Jamie's 'Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis' to almost every acupuncturist I know". Jonathan C-W, Edinburgh. May 2019
'Very satisfied; this has opened up the whole subject of diagnosis'. Bruce McCallum

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Insights from the clinic of Dr Wang Ju-Yi: Channel Diagnosis & Point Studies £390

Jonathan Chang    7-9 May 2020        (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, this course has now been postponed to early May 2021.

see new course dates below

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Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory 2 Days.                             £210

Jamie Hamilton    12 & 13 June 2020 (Fri-Sat)

Due to coronavirus this course is being postponed to 16-17 October 2020

We will study the fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory and channel palpation, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, exploring the detailed model of the six channel system and theories of qi transformation which explain the Chinese medicine physiology and pathophysiology of the body, and how this manifests in channel changes. We will go through the basic principles of Applied Channel Theory step by step following the ideas presented in Jason Robertson's textbook. At every point it will be backed up by practical exercises to firmly ground the theory in the diagnostic palpation of the channels.

Venue: Reading

Attendance on this course will qualify graduates to attend future advanced workshops with Jason Robertson

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Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory in Scotland                           £230

Jamie Hamilton    3 & 4 July 2020 (Fri-Sat)

Due to coronavirus this course will be postponed to April 2021 (see below)   

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Understanding Dampness:

A Classical Chinese Medical Approach to Dampness                        £115

Frances Turner       10 October 2020        

How the transformation of dampness in the body is directly affected not only by climate and diet, but also by the state of our mental, emotional and spiritual being.

The Shang Han Lun reveals the direct connection between stuck body fluids (dampness and phlegm), deficiency of body fluids and yang qi, and the simultaneous arising of heat. It helps us to understand us these interlocking concepts and frees us to treat our patients in a creative, flexible and effective way in the modern age. These concepts are useful not only for herbalists but also for tui na practitioners and acupuncturists.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading                                                                                                         

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Advanced Applied Channel Theory. 3 Days.                                       £390

Jason Robertson  /    12-14 November 2020

This workshop presents an in-depth advanced practice of Applied Channel Theory. It will be based on Jason's latest research and clinical experience as well on his PhD based on the writings of Dr Wang. The course is only available to graduates who have already completed a previous Applied Channel theory foundation course (either at East West College or elsewhere).  

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading                                                                                            

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Testimonials on the 2019 course:

'Revelatory 10/10, actually even better - 12/10'. Gaenor F-S
'It will take my practice to the next level'. Martine Duma    
'Fantastic course, inspirational'. Anne-Marie Gabriel

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Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory in Scotland                          

Jamie Hamilton      23 - 24 April 2021 (Fri - Sat)

We will study the fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory and channel palpation, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, exploring the detailed model of the six channel system and theories of qi transformation which explain the Chinese medicine physiology and pathophysiology of the body, and how this manifests in channel changes. We will go through the basic principles of Applied Channel Theory step by step following the ideas presented in Jason Robertson's textbook. At every point it will be backed up by practical exercises to firmly ground the theory in the diagnostic palpation of the channels.

Attendance on this course will qualify graduates to attend advanced workshops with Jason Robertson or Jonathan Chang.

Venue: 7 Victoria Terrace, central Edinburgh

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Insights from the clinic of Dr Wang Ju-Yi: Channel Diagnosis & Point Studies £390

Jonathan Chang    6-8 May 2021        (Thurs, Fri, Sat)

The applications of Applied Channel Theory will be explored as Dr Wang's clinical cases are discussed along with his most commonly used point pairs and special locations. There will be additional video footage of Dr Wang in practice. This is a very special opportunity to study with one of Dr Wang's official apprentices who spent five years as his full-time assistant. Jonathan is originally from Canada but has lived in China since 2002 and is an instructor for the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Center.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

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Live Well Live Long - A Weekend Residential  (New Dates)                             £370

Peter Deadman       9-11 July 2021 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)

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.

The weekend will be suitable both for beginners and advanced practitioners of qigong but a moderate level of fitness is recommended. There will be several hours of qigong every day, in addition to health and lifestyle talks.

Venue: Charney Manor, Oxfordshire. Charney Manor is situated in Oxfordshire, between Swindon and Oxford in Charney Bassett. The buildings date back to the thirteenth century; there are lovely grounds, the food is home cooked; a perfect centre for a retreat.

The price represents the single room rate. Each room has private facilities (ensuite).    

Limited places. Book early to reserve your place. Course dates were previously 26-28 June 2020 but have been changed due to coronavirus.

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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.

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