Applied Channel Palpation According to Professor Wang Ju-Yi
This three-day class will include a one-day introduction to channel palpation and diagnosis followed by a two-day advanced seminar on clinical application. For the first day, students unfamiliar with the diagnostic style of Professor Wang Ju-Yi will be introduced to Dr. Wang's conception of six-level channel physiology and his palpation techniques. The second and third days will build upon that foundation with discussions of common clinical patterns and live demonstration of patient treatments. The goal will be to show students how they might more effectively combine palpation with classical physiological models. In so doing, practitioners will develop strategies for re-evaluating difficult cases, improving rates of recovery and opening up areas for innovation.
Major subjects will include:
Introduction to Applied Channel Theory (day one)
Strategies for linkng what we know to what we feel – moving beyond intellectual acupuncture
Development of a style of clinical reasoning that remains true to classical models
Live discussions of treatment in action – putting it all together
Discussion of strategies for conceptualizing and treating commonly-seen patterns in modern practice
Suggested literature: Ju-Yi, Wang. Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine
Jason D. Robertson is a licensed acupuncturist and educator in Seattle, WA USA. Mr. Robertson spent 8 years studying Chinese language and medicine in Taiwan and China (B.A. Washington and Lee University, Taiwan National University, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine, Cui Yue Li Institute Beijing). Mr. Robertson is the author of articles on acupuncture channel theory and palpatory diagnostic techniques. In 2008, along with Professor Wang Ju-Yi (王居易) he co-authored Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle). Besides his work as a clinician and author, Mr. Robertson is a member of the core faculty at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and teaches palpation technique in schools and seminars around the world.