The Circle of Life
42 CEU's total, category 1, pending (Continuing Education Provider #1005, Between Heaven & Earth Acupuncture and Herbs)
42 PDA's total, pending (PDA Provider #1134, Between Heaven & Earth)
The Circle of Life is the One that gives birth to the myriad things.
In this comprehensive program, we will study the essence of Life itself, as it was seen by the great sages of classical Chinese medicine.
We will start with the principles of classical physiology, followed by a detailed study of flavors and formula architecture through the line by line analysis of the Tang Ye Jing's 25 archetypal flavors and each and every one of its formulae, as well as selections from the Nei Jing. The formulae of the Tang Ye Jing are reflective of human microcosmic physiology and heavenly macrocosmic rhythms, and serves as a template for Zhang Zhong Jing's Shang Han Za Bing Lun.
Our study will continue with the study of the formation of new life and the development of the fetus as described in the Tai Chan Shu (Book of Childbirth) and the Mai Jing. Not only is studying pregnancy and fetal development interesting for the practice of obstetrics, but it is also a vehicle for apprehending deeply organ and channel functions and the nature of Life at large.
We will hone in on the rigorous practice of classical obstetrics. Detailed physiology and pathology of pregnancy, birth and postpartum will be explored, and the obstetrical chapters of the Jin Gui Yao Lue will be studied line by line.
The last module will present close to 100 case studies of pregnancy, birth and postpartum, illustrating the principles and differential diagnosis of the pathologies discussed in previous classes. In the last class, students will be given an opportunity to present and discuss their own case studies.
This training program aims to not only provide rock-solid clinical acumen in diagnosis and treatment in the field of obstetrics, but also to give deeper understanding of human physiology and pathology in general, as it was seen in the Chinese medical Classics. Moreover, it aspires to inscribe this knowledge into a greater awareness of heavenly phenomena and rotation around the center of the human heart, which is the seat of our awareness and the first organ to develop in a baby. This macrocosmic awareness was the source of the amazing corpus of knowledge in the Classics, and the precursor to right action, right diagnosis and efficacious treatment.
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