Chinese Medicine in the 21st Century:A Top Down View of Five-element Diagnosis by Lonny Jarrett

  • December 10, 2016
  • 9:00 AM
  • December 11, 2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • PCOM 110 William Street, 19th Floor, new York, NY 10038
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Chinese Medicine in the 21st Century:A Top Down View of Five-element Diagnosis

by Lonny Jarrett

14 NCCAOM PDA's Awarded

  The author of the Shen Nong Ben Cao, China's oldest herbal text, stated that the highest type of medicine helped humans fulfill their destiny, the middle type helped them nourish original nature, and the lowest type treated physical illness. Today, treating people for the nourishment of original nature and the fulfillment of destiny represents an important inner tradition which has been all but lost in the modern practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A basic premise of Chinese medicine is to move stagnation before tonifying and there is no greater source of stagnation in life than having forgotten true self. Thus we recognize that nourishing the fulfillment of destiny is the heart and soul of our medicine. Yet how often do we realize this goal in our lives or in clinical practice?

What is the largest possible context for the practice of Chinese medicine in the 21st century?  How will Chinese medicine help humanity to face the challenges that confront us today? What are the most significant imbalances of our time and how can Chinese medicine help?

       The intention of this course is to give the student a core grounding in this inner tradition. Five-element constitutional diagnosis will be examined as an organizing framework that yields deep insights into each patient's path of healing. We will cover the functional dynamics of the ­sheng and ke cycles to understand Chinese medicine as a fully holistic/integral science. The relationship between the emotion, spirit, and virtue of each element will be presented in the context of understanding the role of human will and awareness in health and illness. Participation in this class is suitable for practitioners from any tradition and level of training who wish to deepen their perspective on their art.


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