What is Classical Chinese Medicine?
In the Western world, Chinese medicine is widely acknowledged for its remarkable efficacy in relieving both acute and chronic pain and addressing various other health conditions. However, its substantial role in fostering psychological and emotional health and facilitating spiritual transformations is often overlooked. Unfortunately, this multifaceted benefit is frequently understated in the contemporary institutions of Chinese medicine in the West.
A significant reason for this neglect is the predominant focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the educational curricula of both mainland China and the West. TCM, which rose to prominence post the Cultural Revolution in China, was a time when spiritual pursuits and practices were stringently forbidden, leading to a paradigm where the emotional and spiritual facets of healing were largely ignored. The emphasis during this era was more on creating cost-effective healthcare solutions like acupuncture and herbal medicine to serve the extensive population.
However, the West has witnessed a revitalization of interest in Chinese Medicine, especially in Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM), in recent decades. This resurgence is largely attributed to the dedicated efforts of scholar-physicians like Heiner Freuhauf, Kiiko Matsumoto, Jeffrey Yuen, and their lineage teachers and students. CCM is deeply rooted in the philosophies of Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism and derives its principles from revered texts such as the Huangdi Neijing – Su Wen, Tai Su, Ling Shu; the Nan Jing; Mai Jing, Shang Han Lun; Jia Yu Jing, and the teachings of renowned masters like Liu Wansu, Zhang Congzheng, Li Gao, and Zhu Danxi.
We are of the strong conviction that the practice of acupuncture is elevated to its zenith when the principles of the Classics are fully embraced. This profound wisdom is best acquired through hands-on experience and learning under the guidance of experienced practitioners, a philosophy that is central to our apprenticeship program. By internalizing the timeless wisdom of the Classics, we can unlock the transformative and holistic potential of Chinese medicine, allowing us to experience its multifarious benefits.
Daoist Classical medicine Syllabus
Classical Medicine Theory
TCM & Jing Luo
Needles and Needling Techniques
Diagnosis and Treatment
APPLICATION OF THE CHANNELS
Qi Jing Ba Mai
Classical medicine diet
Gui and Gu
DAOIST CLASSICAL CHinese medicine
practical hands on training in classical medicine, master tung, nutrition, daoist arts, practitioner cultivation and clinical training.