This seminar is for Chinese Medicine practitioners and students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of classical Chinese Medicine through the Chinese characters themselves.
Feedback from previous participants:
“I thought that this would be a simple lecture on the zangfu and their function, however this was so much more, by interpreting the Chinese characters for the zangfu. Everything I expected to be addressed was, in a fascinating delivery. Compelling and enjoyable. [ I could not stop and was totally immersed in this… an excellent way to deepen my understanding of Chinese zangfu theory.]”
“This CPD created so many links that has given me a better understanding of Chinese medicine and how it flows, therefore giving me a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat. Very good teacher.”
“Fascinating content and engaging and lively teaching; incredible depth of knowledge. An extremely interesting and well taught course that deepens the understanding of the Chinese medicine approach to the internal organs. Best taught in 3 separate days as it covers a very wide and deep knowledge of the subject.”
“An inspired and amazing teacher who deepens your knowledge and understanding”.
Deborah studies and translates Classical Chinese medical texts, with a particular interest in the background and roots of Stems and Branches, divination and calendars, astronomy and astrology. Her undergraduate dissertation was on spirals and their applications in acupuncture, drawing on her earlier studies in pure mathematics and nature.
She has extended her Stem and Branches understanding with further study with many great teachers including Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée and Dr. Ed Neal (Neijing acupuncture). She is a keen student who is often seen at CPD events.
She has completed an MA at University College London, with a dissertation on numbers and divination in Chinese Medicine and is currently studying for her PhD.
Explore key characters and phrases related to the twelve zang fu organs to deepen your understanding of their function and dysfunction.
This three 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.
Participants may choose to attend all three or individual seminars. Day 1 will cover Liver and Heart, day 2 will cover Lungs and Kidneys, day 3 will cover Spleen and Fu organs (this day only also on Sat 1 Feb in Farnham, click here to book).
About your tutor: Deborah Woolf
Deborah is passionate about Classical Chinese medicine, and has taught Chinese Medicine, Philosophy and practical skills for almost twenty years at the International College of Chinese Medicine. She combines her teaching with a very busy clinic, applying her understanding of the Classics in the practical realm. Her studies strengthen her clinical practice, and the clinical experience is a valuable tool and focus for her studies. A lively and inspiring teacher, Deborah's knowledge and love of the Chinese language enables direct interpretation for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.
Date Sunday 3 May, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June 2020
Time 9 30am - 5pm
Cost £75/day, students £65/day
Tutor Deborah Woolf
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