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.
This seminar is for Chinese Medicine practitioners and students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of classical Chinese Medicine through the Chinese characters themselves.
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 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.
Date Friday & Saturday 21 and 22 June 2019
Time 10am - 5pm
Spaces Max 20
Tutor Deborah Woolf
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