For this half-day workshop, the treatment of cardiovascular disorders from an Applied Channel Theory approach will be discussed.
The normal physiology of the channels and their relationship to the heart will be discussed. However, Dr. Wang Ju-Yi’s understanding of the difference between the hand jue yin pericardium and hand shao yin heart channels will be the main focus.
Pathology of the channels and their relationship to the heart will be presented, along with common channel changes found upon channel examination. Common points and point pairs to treat cardiovascular disorders will also be presented.
Clinical cases from Wang Ju-Yi’s soon to be published book Applied Channel Theory Clinical Case Studies will be presented.
Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學jīng luò yī xué) is an approach in Chinese medicine developed by Wang Ju-Yi, which is rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application. It involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. More precisely, Applied Channel Theory requires that examination of acupuncture channels be considered in the broader context of other diagnostic tools.
1) An overview of the channels and their relationship to the cardiovascular system according to Applied Channel Theory principles will be presented.
2) A description of the pathology to different channels and their effect on the cardiovascular system will be discussed.
3) A demonstration of channel examination of the distal channels, in particular the hand shao yin and hand jue yin will be demonstrated. Palpation of the du and ren vessels will also be demonstrated.
4) Clinical cases from Dr. Wang Ju-Yi’s book on Applied Channel Theory Clinical Case Studies will be presented.
1) Palpation of the common points discussed during the lecture will be practiced.
2) Palpation of the hand shao yin heart and hand jue yin pericardium will be practiced.
3) Palpation of the du and ren vessels will be practiced (in areas primarily related to the heart).