Online Learning

We are presently in the process of making past courses available online as streaming videos. The online courses are certified for California State CEUs and NCCAOM PDAs - unless otherwise stated.

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This page will be updated as courses become available.


The Eight Extraordinary Meridians - Part I / Part II

Part I : 5 videos, 4 hours 39 minutes, 5.5 CEU / 4.75 PDA, $82rent on Vimeo ›
Part II : 5 videos, 5 hours 12 minutes, 6 CEU / 5.25 PDA, $90rent on Vimeo ›
videos can also be accessed individually not for credits (and at a different pricing)rent on Vimeo ›

No study of Chinese medicine can be complete without an understanding of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, which are unique in their primary function as source-spring of regulatory power on blood and qi in the human body.

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In a human, the first manifestation of Heavenly Yang (Dumai or Governor Vessel) and Earthly Yin (Renmai or Conception Vessel), allows a powerful fusion, creating the surge of life (Chongmai); this efferverscence is controlled, as if girdled (Daimai) to enclose a vital space. Two couples come to regulate the yin-yang (blood-and-qi) relationship in an intrasystemic (yin and yang Qiaomai) and intersystemic (yin and yang Weimai) perspective.

This course is an in depth study of each of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians as they appear in the Neijing and the Nanjing, including their development as a unique group of meridians. Each extraordinary meridian will be studied in detail, and its underlying philosophical statement will be explored. The detailed presentation of the major associated Classical texts will deepen and enrich our knowledge.

Part I of the course includes: A general presentation, a detailed presentation, the Dumai, the Renmai.
Part II of the course includes: the Chongmai, the Daimai, the Qiaomai, the Weimai.
(Two short questions & answers videos are offered as bonus at the end of Part II of the course.)

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Key Notions of Chinese Medicine

($15 each; presently not available for credits)

Jing, the Channels (or Meridians) are the norms that structure all forms of circulation in the body and control the flow of qi.
45mnrent on Vimeo ›

Mai, the Vital Circulations (also translated as pulses or vessels) are the pathways of blood-and-qi (氣血 qixue)
49mnrent on Vimeo ›

Two of the Five Aspects of the Spirit (shen 神), associated with Heaven and the Liver (Hun), and with Earth, the Lung (Po).
88mnrent on Vimeo ›

Those two Aspects of Spirit linked with the Spleen and the Kidney are the state, the content and the functioning of the heart/mind.
81mnrent on Vimeo ›

Often the most basic concepts of Chinese medicine are the least understood. This study of the key notions of Chinese medicine is an attempt to fill the gap, helping practitioners make the connections between the Classics and their practice.

Each key notion is presented through its character, its uses and meanings in the Chinese classical and medical texts, and with its main correlated notions. Key sentences and excerpts are studied directly from the source texts, including discussion of their practical applications.

Based on the study of Suwen chapter 44, Jinguiyaolüe and other classical Chinese medicine texts, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée presents the main characteristics of Wei, often translated in English by "wilting", "atony", "wasting" or "limpness".

The course videos include:

A general presentation. Analysis of the character wei. What is called wei in pathology. Structure of Suwen chapter 44. The five parts of the body as composing a body of qi, a body in motion.

The effect of the lung internal heat and how it is the first to be responsible for limpness and for a wei symdrome. Lung wei in the Jingui Yaolüe. Beginning of the heat of the heart.

The internal heat in the heart, in the liver, in the spleen and stomach leading to various wei syndromes: wei of the circulation (or vessels), of the muscular movement (or sinews), of the flesh.

The internal heat of the kidneys causing a wei of the bone. Presentation of the primary causes : how emotions produce and internal heat in the lung, the heart and the liver, creating specific wei.

Discussion on zong jin (ancestral muscle, converging of muscular forces) and more on the inner heat of the liver. Dampness harms the spleen, heat harms the kidneys, producing specific wei. Diagnosis according to the five zang organs.

Why the wei pathologies are always treated at the Yangming. More on the zongjin. Relation with Chongmai and Daimai. Treatments at the brook (ying) and transport (shu) points.

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The Wei Syndrome

6 videos, 5 hours 48 minutes, 7.5 CEU / 6 PDA, $90rent on Vimeo ›

Wilting (limpness, muscular atrophy) pathologies associated with the Wei Syndrome are only fully understood by studying the texts presenting their primary causes. The best is the Suwen chap.44, studied in depth in this course.

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Based on the study of Suwen chapter 44, Jinguiyaolüe and other classical Chinese medicine texts, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée presents the main characteristics of Wei, often translated in English by "wilting", "atony", "wasting" or "limpness".

The course videos include:

A general presentation. Analysis of the character wei. What is called wei in pathology. Structure of Suwen chapter 44. The five parts of the body as composing a body of qi, a body in motion.

The effect of the lung internal heat and how it is the first to be responsible for limpness and for a wei symdrome. Lung wei in the Jingui Yaolüe. Beginning of the heat of the heart.

The internal heat in the heart, in the liver, in the spleen and stomach leading to various wei syndromes: wei of the circulation (or vessels), of the muscular movement (or sinews), of the flesh.

The internal heat of the kidneys causing a wei of the bone. Presentation of the primary causes : how emotions produce and internal heat in the lung, the heart and the liver, creating specific wei.

Discussion on zong jin (ancestral muscle, converging of muscular forces) and more on the inner heat of the liver. Dampness harms the spleen, heat harms the kidneys, producing specific wei. Diagnosis according to the five zang organs.

Why the wei pathologies are always treated at the Yangming. More on the zongjin. Relation with Chongmai and Daimai. Treatments at the brook (ying) and transport (shu) points.

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