Japanese Abdominal Diagnosis and Shang Han Lun Formulas
with Kumiko Shirai, MS, L.Ac.
July 21rst -22nd, 2012
Course description: 14 CEU's
We are happy to host Fukushin specialist Kumiko Shirai!
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.
Fukushin refers specifically to the Shanghan 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.
Kumiko Shirai’s Fukushin course is taught to match the abdominal patterns with formula methods and formula families of the Shang han Lun (It will have a sequel for Jin Gui Yao Lue within the next 6 months, date TBA). This seminar is very practical and clinically oriented, and is designed to give you diagnostic and treatment tools you can apply immediately. Kumiko will lecture about the specific herbal methods and formula families for each of the 6 conformations as well as teach hands-on diagnostic methods.
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.
$225 early bird (before July 1rst)
Please review our cancellation policy.
Location: Between Heaven & Earth Acupuncture and Herbs, 8 Bolinas Road, CA. 94930.
Date: July 21rst - 22nd, 2012
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 fukushin. She has taught in Dr. Versluys’ Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ curriculum and teaches both in the US and in Europe.