Chinese Nutritional Healing Course

Starting September “LIVE” Online and running over 12 weeks on our Zoom Classroom.

Chinese Nutritional Healing

Course Overview:

This “LIVE” online introductory course is open to everybody who wants to learn how Chinese medicine views food as a health remedy.

This course takes you through the fundamentals of Chinese medical theory relating to food from the Oriental perspective. Each week we will cover the theory of nutritional healing but also recipes that have specific wellbeing functions. Leading to the final lesson where we will introduce the student to a number of healthy recipes.

Chinese Nutritional Healing, ‘Dietary or Nutritional Therapy’ is one of the most important aspects of Chinese Medicine. It is the way we engage with our health on a daily basis both preventing and healing illness. It is an ancient way of looking at food and drink through the theory of Yin Yang, the 5 elements, and ‘energy of everyday food’. In Chinese medicine, every food has a type of energy in addition to its physical nutrients. This allows for a holistic understanding of exactly what a food does to you when you eat it. Using this knowledge, a Chinese Medicine diagnosis becomes a powerful tool for healing. Chinese Nutrition is a holistic system of diagnosis and therapy, where each person’s individual characteristics are taken into account to provide a unique diagnosis and a personalised treatment programme.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Chinese medical theory
  • Exploring Yin and Yang in Health and nutrition
  • Understanding the vital substances of Qi, Blood and Essence
  • What are the causes of disease according to traditional Chinese medicine
  • Making a holistic Diagnosis
  • Basics of Chinese nutrition – understanding the energy of food
  • The 5 elements of food
  • Types of food and their effect
  • Eating for the seasons
  • What foods are good for me
  • What foods should I reduce or avoid

Who is this course for
Everyone with a desire to learn Chinese Nutritional Healing. Practitioners and lay people alike will enjoy and gain invaluable nutritional information from this course. The content will challenge you as all our courses will but the course will be interesting, rewarding and fun.

    • “LIVE” online Zoom classroom.
    • A regular classroom where you can ask questions.
    • Limited to 24 students.
    • Prompt start on time.
    • Full notes included.
    • Review videos.
  • Certificate of Attendance.


Disclaimer

This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.


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Tuina Course Content

Course Content: You will gain a thorough knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine, covering the following lectures and practical sessions.

The theory of Yin & Yang, how its understood in medicine, its functions and interactions.

The theory of the Vital Substances.

  • Qi
  • Blood
  • Body Fluids
  • Essence
  • Shen

History and development of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
History and development of Tui Na Chinese Medical Acupressure, Medical Qi Gong,
Concepts and Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Diagnostic methods applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Looking,
  • Asking,
  • Palpation,
  • Smelling,
  • Foundation in Tongue Diagnosis
  • Foundation in Pulse Diagnosis

TCM Syndrome identification of the major syndromes
Theory and Principals of Yin & Yang
Five Element theory and its use in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Vital Substances: Functions and Disharmonies of the Vital Substances

  • Qi
  • Blood (Xue)
  • Body Fluids (Jin Ye)
  • Essence (Jing)
  • Spirit (Shen)

Zang Fu: Organs of the body, their energetic functions and disharmonies
Origins of disharmony, Causes of Disease, the Pathogenic Factors and Emotions
Examination techniques and protocol: Signs & Symptoms
Location of the 14 Meridians and collaterals
Location of the Qi points (approximate 90 points)
Functions of the Qi points. (approximate 90 points)

The quality of our notes are developed according to the latest studies in effective teaching and optimised learning by James O’Sullivan B. A. Psychology and Lic. Ac. (China), they represent a percentage of lecture content to enable the student to enjoy the lecture, while easily take notes and have time to think and ask those relevant and important questions. A lecturer is a facilitator of the dissemination of course knowledge and as such also facilitates active participation between lecture and student

Practical: Examination and practical Diagnostic methods applied to Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Contra-Indications of Tuina
  • Commonly used manipulations and Tuina techniques for acupuncture
  • Cupping (vacuum cupping)
  • Demonstration of Gua Sha (scraping)
  • Treatment of common disharmonies
  • Clinical treatments under supervision using Tuina to treat a wide variety of conditions

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The Financials

The course is run on 11 weekends over a year and costs €1850 if paid in advance.

There is a €500 deposit to secure a place on the course.

Instalment Plan: €1970

  • Oct/Nov/Dec… €500 non refundable (see below).
  • January 2020: €490
  • February 2020: €490
  • March 2020: €490
  • November 2020: Examination fee is included.

Textbook: €33 plus postage or €25 if ordered as group for start of course.

Notes/videos/voice overs: Supplied as course progresses.

Requirements:

  • You must purchase or have access to a treatment couch for use during the training.
  • You will need 2 bath sheet towels, a sheet for couch and any pillows you require.

Refunds / Cancellations:

If our numbers are not met, you will receive a full refund of fees.

If you cancel your course within one month before the start date, you will lose your deposit of €500. All other fees will be refunded in full.

2020 Timetable

The course is run over 11 weekends throughout the year – highlighted on calendar below in Gold.
Saturday at 9:30am to 6pm
Sunday at 9:30am to 6pm.
Lunch 12:30 – 13:30 (not included)

Intensive timetable! you will be tired but you will love this subject and the powerful skills learnt. Roughly 50% of the course is practical.

You will be giving as well as receiving hands on Tuina massage. We locate acupoints directly on skin but the Tuina can be applied over very light clothing, such as t shirt and shorts.

Feng Chi – (GB-20)


  • English translation: Wind Pond

International identity number: GB 20, Gall Bladder 20,

Point Associations:

  • Meeting point of the Gall Bladder and San Jiao channels with the Yang Motility and Yang Linking vessels

Location:

  • In the depression between the origins of m. sternocleidomastoideus and m. trapezius, on the same level with Feng fu (Du 16) below the occiput.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun. or through needling to Neiguan (P 6).

Functions:

  • Eliminates interior and exterior Wind
  • Subdues Liver Yang
  • Brightens the eyes
  • Benefits the ears
  • Clears Heat
  • Clears the brain
  • Benefits the head
  • Clears the sense organs
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain

Feng Chi (GB 20) because of its location, is an essential point for treating all disharmony between the body and head, all issues of the head, brain (seizures, memory, mental/neurological disorders), face, throat and sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue).

Feng Chi (GB 20) translation of Wind Pool goes some eway to describe its function of eliminating Wind, both interior and exterior with symptoms such as  (Exterior Wind) – fever/chills, stiff neck, (Internal Wind) – paralysis, twitching, tremors, numbness, dizziness, vertigo.

It is a primary point when treating Headache, especially occipital and headaches located along the channel of the Gall Bladder.

I find this point especially useful when treating pain, weakness, stiffness conditions of the neck, shoulders, upper back.

Feng Chi (GB 20) is indicated in many texts for treating hypertension, especially due to Liver Yang Rising.


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Wai Guan (SJ-05)

  • English translation: Outer Gate

International identity number: SJ 05, San Jiao 05, Triple Warmer 05, Triple Heater 05,

Point Associations:

  • Luo-Connecting point of the San Jiao channel
  • Master point of the Yang Wei Mai (Yang Linking vessel) with Zu Lingqi (GB-41)

Location:

  • 2 cun above Yangchi (SJ 4), in the depression between the radius and ulna, on the radial side of the extensor digitorum communis tendons.
  • a cun is the distance between the 2nd and 3rd knuckles, or the distance at the widest part of the thumb.
  • Additional: Yangchi (SJ4) is located on the back of the wrist, at the level of the wrist joint (crease) in the depression between the tendons of extensor digitorum communis, and extensor digiti minimi.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1.5 cun. or through needling to Neiguan (P 6).

Functions:

  • Expels Wind Heat
  • Releases the Exterior
  • Removes obstructions from the channel
  • Benefits the ears
  • Subdues Liver Yang
  • Benefits the head and ears
  • Clears heat
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Opens the Yang Wei Mai (Yang Linking vessel)

Wai Guan (SJ-05) is the opening point of the Yang Wei Mai of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which may be the most ancient body energetic system.

SJ-05 is essential in expelling pathogenic factors from the exterior especially febrile diseases. It is indicated for temporal, frontal and vertex headaches

Pain in the cheek, strained neck, deafness, tinnitus, pain in the hypochondriac region, motor impairment of the elbow/arm, pain in the fingers, hand tremor.

Luo-Connecting points of one meridian can communicate with two meridians. They treat diseases of the collaterals and can be used to treat chronic diseases, especially chronic diseases of the Zang-Fu organs. Clinically, Luo-Connecting points are often combined with Yuan-Source points in the treatment of diseases.


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Hou Xi (SI-03)


  • English translation: Back Stream

International identity number: SI 03, Small Intestine 03

Point Associations:

  • Shu-Stream
  • Wood point of the Small Intestine channel
  • Master point of the Du Mai (Governing vessel) with Shen Mai (Bl-62)

Location:

  • Make loose fist,  Point is on the Ulnar side, on the end of the transvease crease, proximal to the 5th. metacarpophalangel joint on the junction of the red and white skin.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun

Functions:

  • Eliminates interior Wind from Du Mai (Governing Vessel),
  • Expels exterior Wind,
  • Benefits the sinews,
  • Resolves Dampness,
  • Resolves jaundice,
  • Clears the Mind,
  • Treats malaria.
  • Benefits the occiput, neck and back
  • Activates the channel and alleviates pain
  • Calms the spirit and treats epilepsy
  • Clears heat and benefits the sensory orifices

Hou Xi (SI-03) is the opening point of the Yang Qiao Mai of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which may be the most ancient body energetic system.

Hou Xi (SI-03) is an exceptional point for neck and back issues when coupled with Bl 62. Shu-Stream points are where the Qi starts to pour down the meridian. They are known to alleviate heaviness and pain in the joints.

Hou Xi (SI-03) is effective in the treatment of headache with stiff neck. It can be used when there are red eyes, deafness, contracture of elbow.

Hou Xi (SI-03) is used to treat febrile diseases, night sweats, psychosis, epistaxis, paralysis of upper extremities. Hou Xi (SI-03) is prescribed for hypertension, hysteria, membrane on the eye, intercostal neuralgia, low back pain, lower limb neuralgia, jaundice, fullness in the chest, hand tremor, common cold, skin disease with itching, cold abscess.

It can be used successfully to treat pain in the scapula, arm and or hand, it is suggested to combine with local points.

Night sweats, combine with HT-06.


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Tai Xi (Kid-03)


  • English translation: Greater Stream

International identity number: K 03, Kd 03, Ki 03, Kid 03, Kidney 03

Point Associations:

  • Shu-Stream
  • Yuan-Source
  • Earth point of the Kidney channel

Location:

  • In the depression between the medial malleolus and the tendo calcaneus, at the level with the tip of the medial malleolus.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun or connect with Bl-60

Functions:

  • Tonifies the Kidneys,
  • Benefits Essence,
  • Strengthens the lower back and knees,
  • Regulates the uterus,
  • Nourishes Kidney Yin and Clears deficiency heat
  • Tonifies Kidney Yang
  • Anchors the Qi and benefits the Lung

Tai Xi (Kid-03) is a unique point in that it strengthens the Kidney and as such it nourishes both Yin and Yang, which in turn nourishes all the Organs.

Tai Xi (Kid-03) is an important point to treat symptoms of Kidney Yin deficiency like, low grade sore throat that worsens with fatigue, constipation which is dry, headache and dizziness, chronic tooth decay due to lack of nourishment to the bones, loosening teeth, tinnitus or hearing loss.

Balance between Kidney and Heart is essential. Kidney water cools Heart fire, and Heart fire warms Kidney water. When the Kidneys and the Heart are in disharmony the Spirit is disturbed giving rise to insomnia, excessive dreaming, and poor memory. Heart and Kidneys in harmony gives one the Will to follow and act on what the Heart desires.

The Lungs and Kidney relationship is a strong one with the Lungs recognised as the ‘canopy’ and the Kidneys are the anchor. It is the Lungs function to breath in Qi and channel downwards to the Spleen where it blends with food and water, transformed into Qi and transported throughout the body. It is the Kidney’s function to grasp Lung Qi and guide it downwards. Kidney deficiency will give rise to breathlessness, coughing as Qi rebels upward, difficult breathing and Asthma.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all sexual functions derive from the Kidneys. In men, seminal fluid is seen to contain one’s essence. In women the Kidneys connect directly with the Uterus and ovaries and is the source of a woman’s essence which is lost through menstruation and childbirth. Tai Xi (Kid-03) is the point of choice for all manner of sexual dysfunction including, impotence, seminal emission, and sexual exhaustion.

Tai Xi (Kid-03) is chosen to treat Kidney disharmony, which manifests as chronic lumbar pain not associated with any physical trauma, weak and/or sore knees, dark circles under the eyes, propensity to fright and phobias.


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Zu Lin Qi – GB-41

  • English translation: Falling Tears (foot) or Foot Governor of Tears

International identity number: GB 41, Gall Bladder 41

Point Associations:

  • Shu-Stream
  • Wood point of the Gall Bladder channel
  • Master (Opening) point of the Dai Mai (Girdling vessel) with SJ-05

Location:

  • In the depression distal to the junction of the 4th. and 5th. metatarsal bones, on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digiti minimi of the foot.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun

Functions:

  • Promotes the smooth flow of Liver Qi
  • Regulates the Girdle Vessel
  • Benefits the chest, lateral costal region and breasts
  • Clears the head and benefits the eyes
  • Resolves Damp Heat
  • Transforms phlegm and dissipates nodules

Zu Lin Qi (GB-41) is an important point for stagnation of Qi, it promotes the smooth flow in the body. This can also be interpreted as de-stressing tension that comes from modern living.

Zu Lin Qi (GB-41) is the opening point of the Dai Mai of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which may be the most ancient body energetic system. When combined with SJ-05, it is indicated for distention and pain of the breast, breast abscess, menstrual disorders and reticent menstruation, and is particularly used in situations where Liver Qi stagnation impairs the smooth flow and regularity of the menstrual cycle.

Zu Lin Qi (GB-41) has an important role when treating headaches due to both emotional, and physical causes, especially occipital and vertex.

It is an important point for menstrual pain and breast disorders.

Zu Lin Qi (GB-41) as the name indicates – “falling Tears (foot)” is important for treating eye problems, redness, swelling and lacrimation issues, tearing, excessive lacrimation.

Local point for lateral foot issues – pain, cramping.


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Gong Sun Sp-04

English translation: Minute Connecting channels or Grandfather Grandson

International identity number: Sp 04, Spleen 4

Point Associations:

  • Luo- Luo-Connecting point of the Spleen channel
  • Master (Opening) point of the Chong Mai (Penetrating vessel) with P-06

Location:

  • In the depression distal and inferior to the base of the 1st. metatarsal bone. 1 cun posterior to Sp-03,  at the junction of the red and white skin.
  • On the medial side of the foot, in the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone.

Needle insertion:

  • Perpendicular insertion 0.5 to 1 cun

Functions:

  • Tonifies Stomach and Spleen
  • Regulates the Chong Mai (Penetrating Vessel)
  • Stops bleeding
  • Dispels fullness
  • Pacifies the Stomach
  • Removes obstructions
  • Regulates menstruation

Gong Sun (Sp-04) is an important and frequently used acu points.  It is the opening point of the Chong Mai of the Eight Extraordinary Vessels, which may be the most ancient body energetic system.

Gong Sun (Sp-04) has an important role in harmonising the middle Jiao when there is excess type epigastric and abdominal pain. It is used to treat food poisoning and dysentery. It strengthens the Spleen. It regulates stagnation of Qi and transform Dampness.

Treats pain  in the heel.

Gynecological and Abdominal issues due to stagnation of Qi and Blood – masses, fibroids, cysts, irregular menstruation.

When combined with P-06 it can treat chest and heart pain and disharmony of the Mind, with sighing, anxiety, insomnia, nervousness.


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