This page records some of the training courses and CPD offered since 2012.
A Monthly Series: In-depth Clinical Cases (Advanced level)
Online with Jonathan Chang 2022-2023
12 months / £80 for one or £220 for three
We have just finished this 12 part series with Dr Jonathan Chang, where he has explained Dr Wang's clinical cases from his case studies book (the Chinese edition). We covered fifteen topics from the most relevant chapters on Respiratory and Circulatory cases to Gynaecology and Anxiety-Depression. Jonathan described the different physiological systems and relevant pathologies together with what are the common channel changes, simple symptom patterns, common point pairs and clear cases with pertinent discussions.
The classes were a follow on from our introductory course to help understand the clinical thinking of Dr Wang Ju-Yi and the application of the theory.
We covered the following:
Circulatory System; A Lung Cancer Case
Urinary Tract and Sweating
Nervous system, including Bells Palsy and Shingles
Low Back Pain
Anxiety and Depression ('Constraint')
Important Notice: Prior to attending an advanced series, it is important to have completed a two-day introductory in-person workshop first. Jonathan's engaging and direct style of teaching using diagrams and online writing tools make for an enjoyable and productive learning outcome.
This has been a special chance 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. We hope to repeat this series in future with Jonathan.
I have attended many seminars and teaching of Chinese Medicine. Jonathan's teaching is for me the most relevant to my clinical practice not only because of the system he is teaching but also the way he unreservedly shares his knowledge and experience to fellow practitioners. Orly Barziv
Clear, well-organised and informal style of teaching. Content is inspiring and clinically helpful. Jonathan is really good at presenting Dr Wang's case studies systematically in a way that really helps to understand Dr Wang's clinical reasoning. The organization of these courses is excellent. Very happy I signed up for all the classes and looking forward to the next ones. Monique Staring
I just finished watching Jonathan Chang's first monthly webinar on Dr. Wang's clinical cases (this first one is on coughs), and it's such a fantastic learning tool. I couldn't make the live webinar last 28 January (because I always work on Fridays), but I've been plugging away at watching the videos. I wasn't sure at first if Ishould register for the course because I knew I wouldn't be able to participate in the live webinar. But it doesn't matter because the case discussion allows me to review Dr Wang's channel physiology and look at how to apply the pointpairs in real cases. Jon has an engaging teaching style, and I very much like how he remembers how Dr Wang approached cases, and of course the reasoning behind the treatments. A real bonus is the clear explanation of Dr Wang's point location, which sometimes differs from the textbook location. Tess Lugos
10/10 : Great as always. The case about Lung Cancer was really helpful to see Dr Wang's thinking process in a complex case like that. Damian Allegretti
It was such a great opportunity to not only deepen my knowledge on physiology and pathology, but as I said before, to also grasp the thinking process of one of the most important contemporary Chinese medicine practitioners: (the late) Dr Wang Ju -Yi. Damian Allegretti, May 2023
The course In-depth Cases Studies with Jonathan Chang offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the application of applied channel theory (ACT). It goes far beyond the ACT book by Jason Robertson and looks over Dr Wang's clinical shoulder to treat patients with various ailments through ACT. Jonathan Chang's structured approach facilitates access immensely. I can therefore recommend the course without any ifs and buts. This is especially true for colleagues who already use channel palpation in practice and need more theoretical tools to differentiate between different complaints.
Shiatsu Skills for Acupuncture Practitioners. 3 Days
Jamie Hamilton MRSS(T) Lic.Ac. MBAcC / Dates in 2014, 2017, 2019, 2022
Shiatsu is a Japanese bodywork style that offers acupuncturists a great way of extending our practice into bodywork. We meet the body and meridians of the patient in a completely new way, opening channels and points with stretches and different styles of pressure. Shiatsu is a bona fide method of working the qi that has impressive results! Additionally the addition of shiatsu to an acupuncture treatment can provide patients with a greater sense of nurture and wellbeing.
This ultra-practical intensive course explains and develops both the theory and practice of Shiatsu. A useful sequence of shiatsu bodywork to treat the neck and shoulders, and a and useful supine and prone sequence will be presented along with and understanding of the effective treatment of channels and points with acupressure allowing you to give a very reasonable, effective treatment to your patients. All together this course will allow you to understand and treat the channels in a new way as compared to standard acupuncture, both enhancing your current practice and possibly creating new lines of treatment. Most Shiatsu in Britain is practised on a futon, but our course teaches Shiatsu on a couch, so that you can apply this useful technique easily during your Acupuncture treatments. Eligibility: Suitable for Acupuncture Practitioners and 3rd year students.
The aim of the course is to teach you a method of bodywork that complements your acupuncture practice. The intention is that it can be used in addition to ordinary acupuncture needling and moxa.
This is not a replacement for learning Shiatsu in full as that should be learnt as a full diploma. It will give you some of the tools to help you know more about Shiatsu, help you integrate Shiatsu and perhaps give you a taste for learning Shiatsu in full in the future.
“Being an acupuncturist I felt drawn to Shiatsu , which I believe fits in so well with Acupuncture. I was struggling to find a suitable course as most of the colleges offered acupuncture for shiatsu practitioners, but not the other way around. Luckily, I came across the East West College website, who offer just what I was looking for. The class was small, which allowed time for extra questions and support, and the college had a nice atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. Jamie is such an enthusiastic teacher and his three family shiatsu method fits in so well with acupuncture. I would highly recommend this course to any acupuncturist who wish to learn a new way of looking at points and channels.” Suzi B.
Sue H.: "I learned so much more than just treating neck, back and shoulders; I enjoyed learning opening the channel & energy direction, plus how to treat sciatic pain".
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".
Loved the course and Jamie's teaching style. The content is rich. I feel I have added some great techniques to help my patients much more. Sandra Hart, Lancashire 20 Nov 2022
Jamie's teaching is superb! His style is relaxed and clear. He balances theoretical content with practical skills. He is very supportive and patiently guides his trainees to empower their learning. Judith Blair, 20 Nov 2022
Always been intrigued about Shiatsu so this was an ideal first step! Great content, I can see myself including Shiatsu elements in my teachings. Very well delivered. Larissa Mosca, Nov 2022
This course studied the principles of Applied Channel Theory, pioneered by Dr. Wang Ju-Yi. We explored the diagnostic palpation of the channels - 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. Michael's first hand knowledge of Dr Wang's teaching brought awareness of Applied Channel Theory to many new students and always in a lively, imimitable style. The first one of these was presented together with Jamie Hamilton.
Interpreting the Twelve Zang Fu Organs of Chinese Medicine. 2 Days.
Deborah Woolf Lic. Ac. 2019 - 2020
Exploring key characters and phrases related to the twelve zang fu organs to deepen our understanding of their function and dysfunction. This two day workshop looked 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. 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.
The teaching of this course has enriched how we have been able to study deeper into the primary sources as well as being very interesting for its own sake.
Here Deborah explains the pictures on an ancient funeral banner dating from 186 BC: a story of a woman and her 'three hun' [spiritual soul] & the invitation to leave the body in the correct manner; in other words, it describes the soul's cosmological journey through to heaven.
Online Intermediate Course on Applied Channel Theory
*Insights from the clinic of Dr Wang Ju-Yi: Channel Diagnosis & Point Studies*
Previous Six Online Workshops with Jonathan Chang
This six class online lecture series covered insights about Dr Wang's clinical experience and scholarly research including case studies. This recorded series is an excellent follow on from our introductory in-person class. The original class took place from May - November 2021. This excellent series may be repeated in future, however, it is essential to have attended our in person course beforehand.
1) - 4) Introduction to Channel Theory: Tai Yin and Yang Ming system / Jue Yin and Shao Yang system / Shao Yin and Tai Yang system. Other six level relationships.
5) Advanced Point Combinations: Open-Pivot- Closing relationships
6) Clinical Application of Extraordinary Vessel Theory.
The subject matter of the course was really good and very helpful to being able to understand the channels and their relationship to each other. I liked the fact Jonathan demonstrated some of the channels on his own leg/ hand as much easier to understand than on a diagram and helpful to go over some points, like the way to find and needle DU19 . His tips for finding points or palpating certain areas was also helpful like feeling for changes on the heart channel. Having the theory then cases to illustrate what he was teaching about the channels was very helpful. Catriona Jennings, May 2021
I'm enjoying this so much. This week I've had 3 trigeminal neuralgias and a sacral back pain all treated using this method with brilliant results. M.Duma, 14 May 2021
Yangsheng - Live Well Live Long with Peter Deadman
2021 & 2022
A two night residential including lifestyle talks based on Peter's book of the same name, with qigong practice throughout. A wonderful, relaxed programme, informative and most enjoyable.
Qigong for Immunity with Sue Woodd
During the spring of 2020, we offered an online series of short videos with Sue Woodd, qigong and tai chi teacher. With Sue we recorded a six-part sequence for boosting the immunity based on qigong for the eight extraordinary vessels
Anma Training with Fugaku Ito and Anma France
We are so honoured to have worked with the late H. Fugako Ito on our Anma training. For an insight into our Anma training with Fugaku Ito and Nicole Beauvois, please see the videos (in Japanese) provided by Ito sensei, listed on our YouTube channel
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.
For information call or text: 07799 238810 or go to the Bookings Page
East West College is based in Farnham, Surrey and offers some small group courses in our custom made room. Larger courses usually happen at venues in Farnham, Reading, or Edinburgh. We also occasionally run residential events.