January 26-27th, 2013
We are happy to welcome back Fukushin specialist Kumiko Shirai!
This is the sequel to Kumiko’s “Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis and Shang Han Lun Formulas” seminar last July, which was immensely popular among participants! This time we will focus on abdominal patterns for complex diseases, Jin Gui Yao Lue. The first day will be an introduction to Fukushin palpation techniques, while the second day will be devoted to jin Gui Yao Lue adbominal patterns. By dividing the weekend in this way, students who have previously taken Kumiko’s classes are able to attend only the second day, unless of course they wish to review basic techniques. Those who are new to Kumiko’s Fukushin classes should register for both days.
Fukushin refers specifically to the Shang Han Za Bing Lun style of abdominal diagnosis developed by Japanese scholars during Edo period (1603-1867 CE) for the purpose of prescribing the Han dynasty formulas of Zhang Zhongjing.
Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan based on the canonical writings by Zhang Zhongjing. Careful inspection of the Shang Han Za Bing Lun reveals countless references to abdominal conditions that could only have been diagnosed by actual palpation of the abdomen. The skill never fully developed in China but flourished in Japan.
Kumiko Shirai’s Fukushin course is taught to match the abdominal patterns with formula methods and formula families of the Jin Gui Yao Lue. This seminar is very practical and clinically oriented, and is designed to give the participants diagnostic and treatment tools they can apply immediately.
Space is limited so as to allow for quality of instruction and hands-on practice. For more information please call (415)250-8508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOTH DAYS, 14 CEU’s:
$250 early bird (before December 21rst)
SECOND DAY ONLY, 7 CEU’s:
$150 early bird (before December 21rst)
Location: Between Heaven & Earth Acupuncture and Herbs, 8 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA. 94930.
Date: January 26-27th, 2013
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM
About Kumiko Shirai, L.Ac.:
Kumiko Shirai grew up in Kobe, Japan, but has been living in the USA for more than ten years. Influenced by her mother, a Taiji master, she learned to appreciate Asian medical and martial arts from an early age and has been practicing Aikido for almost twenty years. Kumiko majored in Chinese Studies (BSc) and attended the School of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, USA where she ultimately graduated with a Masters (MSc) of Oriental Medicine. Kumiko trained in discipleship with Dr. Arnaud Versluys for three years and specializes in Han dynasty herbal medicine and Japanese abdominal diagnosis, also known as Fukushin. She has taught in Dr. Versluys’ Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ curriculum and teaches both in the US and in Europe.