CPD courses 2019 - 2020:

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

Fundamentals of Applied Channel Theory 2 Days.                             £190

Jamie Hamilton     29 & 30 November 2019 (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 the advanced workshop with Jonathan Chang and Jason Robertson in 2020.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

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In-Depth Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis. 2 Days.                                           £190

Jamie Hamilton  / 5-6 December 2019   (Thurs, Fri) 

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

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"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

Interpreting Chinese Characters of the Fu Organs + Spleen                           £95

Deborah Woolf    1 February 2020 (Sat)

This day's course will discuss 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 are kept interested by the many links and a better understanding of Chinese Medicine that arises.

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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)

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                                       £370

Peter Deadman     26-28 June 2020 (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.

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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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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.