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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses the tongue and pulse as critical components of health assessment. The tongue is the sole muscle we can visualize that is not covered by skin. Dr Feng will provide the foundational principles of Tongue Diagnosis: length, size, shape, markings, color, amount of saliva and coating. The tongue is an initial indicator of health and it’s condition correlates with TCM diagnoses. Participants will learn the technique and practice with slides of typical tongues as well as the opportunity to do assessments live with Dr Feng.
Pulse diagnosis is a second assessment technique in TCM. The attributes of the pulse provide important health information. There are over 127 different types of pulses. Most practitioners use 12-20 and it requires practice and skill to differentiate among them. Dr Feng will teach the fundamental principles of pulse assessment and diagnosis. The rate, depth and force of the pulse will be addressed and associated with health states. Participants will have audio exposure to types of pulses and learn how to assess their own pulses, as well as pulses of others.
Auricular acupuncture is a system of both diagnosis and treatment by using the ear. In TCM the ear is seen as a micro view or map of the entire body. Specific points in the ear can be used to assess health and to treat conditions with acupressure and acupuncture. Dr Feng will discuss this mapping of the ear to the meridians and provide techniques for diagnosis and treatment.
Tongue - 14th and 21st Sept
Introduction to Tongue Assessment, a diagnostic technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Theory and technique are presented.
Application of Tongue Assessment, an opportunity to apply the concepts from class 1 to assess one’s own health as well as the health of others.
Pulse - 28th Sept and 5th Oct
Introduction to Pulse Assessment, a diagnostic technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Theory and technique are presented.
Application of Pulse Assessment, an opportunity to apply the concepts from class 3 to assess one’s own health as well as the health of others.
Auricular - 12th and 19th Oct
Introduction to Auricular Assessment, a diagnostic technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Theory and technique are presented.
Application of Auricular Assessment, an opportunity to apply the concepts from class 5 to assess one’s own health as well as the health of others. Common acupressure points will be demonstrated.
Participants will be introduced to three key assessment techniques used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Alex Feng will present the theory and technique and use applications to illustrate how these are used. Participants will learn how to assess their own tongue and pulses and auricular or ear points. There is an illustrated workbook that will be shared with multiple examples and the concepts involved.
Type of format: Course with Drop-in's Welcome
Duration of each session: 60 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
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