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Channel Examination and Diagnosis: An exploration of classical acupuncture technique with Jason Robertson
Where:Pacific Rim College
When:December 1 - 2, 2018 9am - 5pm

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Course Information Channel examination is a classical diagnostic approach not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), examination of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and refining point selection. This two-day class will focus on learning the basics of channel examination with a specific focus on palpation through interactive lectures and hands-on practice of technique. In addition, an exploration of channel-based physiology will be presented from the text Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine. Subjects covered will include: Classical channel physiology and a discussion of how physiology manifests with specific, palpable changes on the acupuncture channels. Techniques for palpating each of the twelve major channels. This section of the class will involve hands-on work by the students; palpating channels on each other with feedback from the instructors. How to utilize information gleaned from channel palpation to refine and simplify diagnosis. Introduction to the acupuncture treatment style (including point selection) of Dr. Wang Ju-yi (ç‹ å±… 易 ). Live demonstrations of channel palpation and diagnosis by the instructor with discussions of clinical strategies. Course Instructor Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (ç‹å±…易). Mr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 20 years and has studied Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, WA, and is a full-time faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and a visiting faculty member at Pacific Rim College. Mr. Robertson has taught courses on channel theory and diagnosis around the world. Course Dates Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2, 2018, 9:00am-5:30pm

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