Advanced Applied Channel Theory Workshop - Channel Diagnosis and Point Pairs Part II
July 20 - 21
We are excited to announce the return of Jonathan Chang for a two day advanced workshop on July 20 – 21, 2019!
During the first workshop, students mainly learned how to examine the channels, with a focus on channel palpation. By the end of the course, however, students are left with two major questions:
1) After palpating the channels, which ones do I select for treatment?
2) Which points do I select for treatment?
For the advanced workshop, the focus will be on:
1) Channel Diagnosis: Methods of Channel Differentiation and Channel Selection
2) Acupuncture Point Theory according to Wang Ju-yi
3) Wang Ju-yi's Point Locations (focus on palpation)
4) Common Point Pairs
Methods of channel differentiation will be introduced, which builds upon the channel palpation methods learned in the first course. In this course, the focus will be on how to interpret the channel changes found upon channel palpation. After channel differentiation, the most difficult step is to then decide which channel to select for treatment. There are six main methods of channel selection that will be covered. Many of Dr. Wang’s clinical case studies will be discussed and analyzed.
Another focus of the course will be an introduction to Dr. Wang’s understanding of the different acupuncture point categories. Emphasis will be on learning how to palpate for Dr. Wang’s point locations. Students will learn that each point has its own unique structure, and that in order to locate each point, they have to be carefully palpated. Previous students often report after the course their “de qi” sensation improves after using Dr. Wang’s locations, and therefore, their clinical results also improve.
Dr. Wang’s most common (and clinically useful) point combinations will also be introduced. Common point combinations involve combining points on the same-name channels, as these channels work in a synergistic way to enhance one another’s functions.
In essence, this is also a practical course with techniques and methods that can be applied immediately in a clinical setting. After taking this course, we hope the students will leave with the confidence to apply this method in a clinical setting.
Anyone who has previously taken Applied Channel Theory with Jonathan Chang.
Saturday July 20, 2019
10am - 6:30pm
Sunday July 21, 2019
10am - 6:30pm
$300 (Early bird special until April 30, 2019)
$350 as of May 1, 2019
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5S 2G8
Please call 416-323-1818 ex. 200 to register. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard or in person using cash or interac. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellations made by the student on or before two weeks prior to the course start date will result in a $35 cancellation fee. Student cancellations made after that date will not receive a refund.
A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.
Instructor: JONATHAN CHANGJonathan Chang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2012 with a degree in Chinese Medicine, and from McMaster University (Canada) in 2002 with a degree in Arts and Science. Since 2008 he has studied with Wang Ju-yi in Beijing, and has been Dr. Wang’s full-time assistant at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Centre and Clinic since 2012.
In August 2012, he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association and Wang Ju-yi, as one of Dr. Wang’s apprentices and an official instructor of Applied Channel Theory.
With two other apprentices, he helped compile a book of Dr. Wang’s recent clinical cases that was published by the China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April 2014, titled Wang Ju-yi’s Applied Channel Theory Clinical Case Studies. Along with Mei Li, he is working on an English translation of the book, which will be published by Eastland Press.
Jonathan was also involved with the publication of Dr. Wang's Chinese book on Applied Channel Theory that was published by the China Press of TCM in 2016.
Jonathan is from Canada, but has lived in China since 2002 to focus on studying the Chinese language, Chen-style Taijiquan and Traditional Chinese Medicine.