Herbal medicine is one time both the simple pairing of symptoms with specific medicinals as well as the complex combination of flavors and qi of plants to stimulate a desired physiological response. In this class we will examine the nature of medicinal substances from a traditional perspective and how they are used to achieve balance.
This is one of the 8 session course, which offers an introduction to the basic ideas of Chinese medicine that goes beyond the usual yin-yang, five element parameters most people are familiar with. Students will be introduced to the basic philosophy and cosmology underlying Chinese medicine, including the Yi Jing and the movement of qi, physiology of the human body according to Chinese medicine, the varying schools of thought in history, the acupuncture channels and their relationship to illness, the four diagnostic methods, Chinese herbalism, and a demonstration of various Chinese medicine therapies including acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping.
About the lecturer:
Michael FitzGerald is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and has been a licensed Acupuncturist in California since 2002. In 2005 he married and moved to Taiwan where he continued to study with numerous respected practitioners and do further research. Mr. FitzGerald speaks fluent Mandarin and has been translating Chinese medicine subjects since his first trip to Taiwan in 1996. He has translated for various Chinese medical journals in Taiwan and is translator of the book The Clinical Application of Shang Han Lun Formulas by noted Shang Han Lun expert Chen Rui-Chun. Mr. FitzGerald is currently a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences.
Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.
CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private class or workshop and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private activities or events for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.