The Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating both Spiritual and Physical Complaints

The Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating both Spiritual and Physical Complaints
The Power of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating both Spiritual and Physical Complaints
24-26 May 2019
12:30-6PM (day 1) | 10AM-5PM (day 2 and 3)


I started studying Chinese medicine in 1993 and over the past 26 years have found that the two most common types of complaints I encounter in clinic are either musculoskeletal (physical) or emotional (spiritual). A lot of my peers relay a similar experience in their clinics, which has prompted me to write this workshop.

Starting with the Chinese understanding of spirit and body, including their similarities and differences, we will go on a journey discussing a range of different Chinese medicine concepts. These will include the Wu Xing/Five Element Archetypes, Wu Shen/Five Spirits, Qi Qing/Seven Emotions, and the Qi Jing Ba Mai/Eight Extraordinary Vessels. 

The workshop will conclude with various acupuncture point combinations for spiritual and physical complaints.

The beauty of this workshop lies in the understanding that we make a difference in the spirit and the body separately but also view them as a collective whole, because spirit and body are alike, and spirit and body are one as well. Just like Yin and Yang, you can’t have one without the other. This means that when you treat one you also always treat the other. I can’t even begin to count the number of times that has occurred in clinic, where a spiritual complaint has triggered a physical disorder, and vice versa.

The important role of Qi

One of the things that make Chinese medicine so unique, is its special way in which it views the patient; this view also offers us a beautiful vision on what life is and how important the role of Qi is in life. This workshop will make us more aware of our artful use of Qi, which, in the end, is what connects all manifestations of life in body and spirit and at the same time is the tool we use in our diagnosis and treatment. Each of the points combinations discussed and practiced will be taking Qi into consideration, teaching you how to understand, and use Qi wisely; like the Masters of Chinese medicine did centuries ago!

Last of all, regardless of your level of experience this workshop will accommodate you. There will also be extensive notes provided for participants on the first morning of the workshop.

Join me for this fascinating, clarifying, and enjoyable workshop!

David Hartmann

Kontakt der Kontinenten
Amersfoortsestraat 20
3769 AS Soesterberg

Tel: +31 346 351755
€ 579

incl. coffee/tea/water/lunch (day 2 and 3)

Required knowledge

Basic TCM.

Target group

Acupuncturists, student acupuncture, TCM therapists that work with acupuncture points.

Accredited by

Accreditation is obtained from NVA (code AT), NWP (3 points/day), and Zhong (Category 1, 17 NAP).

Accreditation will be applied at Eufom and BAF if a student is a member of one of these organizations.

A member of the VNT can apply for an individual accreditation in the member section online.

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