CPD courses 2019 - 2020:

Mai Jing Pulse Diagnosis / Applied Channel Theory / Live Well Live Long / Introduction to Jing Fang / Interpreting the twelve zang fu organs of Chinese medicine

Interpreting the Twelve Zang Fu Organs of Chinese Medicine. 2 Days. £190

Deborah Woolf Lic. Ac./ 21-22 JUNE 2019

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: East West College, Farnham

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Applied Channel Theory: Advanced Classical Practical Skills. 2 Days. £190

Michael Phoenix Lic. Ac. /   11-12 OCTOBER 2019    

This course will focus on the Six Fold Division and how it can deepen the practitioner's understanding of channel theory and application of acupuncture. Emphasis will be on the Applied Channel Theory, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, and we will  explore diagnostic palpation of the channels. Encouraging a more classical approach to patients, the course also includes advanced classical treatment modalities: cupping, needling, plucking and Gua Sha techniques.

Attendance on this course will qualify graduates to attend the advanced workshop with Jason Robertson in 2020.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

Introduction to Jing Fang. 1 Day.   £95

Frances Turner Lic. Ac.      19 OCTOBER 2019

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                                                                                                         

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Advanced Applied Channel Theory. 3 Days. £390

The 2019 Course is now full, but Jason will be back in November 2020 for another advanced intensive. Scroll to bottom of page for more info

Jason Robertson Ph. D. Lic. Ac.      7-9 NOVEMBER 2019        

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 graduate students who have already completed a previous Applied Channel theory foundation course (either at East West College or elsewhere).  

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading                                                                                           

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

Jamie Hamilton Lic. Ac. / 5-6 DECEMBER 2019

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, Shiatsu practitioners & 3rd year students.

Venue: TBC either Reading or Farnham.

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

Jonathan Chang    7-9 MAY 2020    (3 days)    

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.

Venue: Quaker Meeting House, Reading

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Live Well Live Long - A Weekend Residential   £370

Peter Deadman Lic. Ac. / 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.

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Advanced Applied Channel Theory. 3 Days. £390

Jason Robertson Ph. D. Lic. Ac.    /    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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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.