Channel Palpation and Diagnosis An Exploration of Classical Acupuncture Technique Presented by Jason D. Robertson (Melbourne)
Sat 2 Apr 2011
Channel palpation is a classical diagnostic technique not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), palpation of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and refining point selection.
The TWO-DAY WORKSHOP will focus on learning the basics of channel palpation through interactive lectures, case studies and hands-on practice of technique. Subjects covered will include:
> An introduction to the role of the distal channels in classical 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 Jason.
> An introduction to the acupuncture treatment style of Dr. Wang Ju-yi. This class will introduce a few commonly-used point pairs and clinical application of these pairs. Case studies will be described and acupuncture technique will be demonstrated.
About the Instructor
Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of the recently released Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi . Mr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 20 years and has studied Chinese medicine in Taiwan, 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. His lectures draw from both a strong rooting in classical concepts and an emphasis on modern clinical application.
Venue: Australian Shiatsu College, 103 Evans Street, Brunswick
Date: 2nd & 3rd April 2011
Time: 9am – 5pm
Early Bird Special (full payment required 4 weeks prior to seminar)
AACMA/ANTA/ATMS member $495
Student (3rd year and above; full time) $395
Early Bird Special
AACMA/ANTA/ATMS member $520
Student (3rd year and above; full time) $410