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Li-Dong Yuan's Ping Wei Lun: More Than Just the Spleen And Stomach

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Li-Dong Yuan's Ping Wei Lun: More Than Just the Spleen And Stomach

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Is Li Dong-Yuan really just about the spleen and stomach?

Li Dong-Yuan has been known as the founder of the Earth School of Chinese medicine. His Treatise on the Spleen and Stomach is his most famous work. Yet, Master Li is quite misunderstood as focusing on the digestion as the source of all manner of illness. In this course, Sharon will show that Li Dong-Yuan offers a comprehensive view of physiology, pathology and treatment and that this is rooted in the Neijing. To put him in a category that limits his work to treating the digestion is an unfortunate error as he offers us unique views into many key concepts on Chinese medicine. Master Li’s foundation for understanding is as a person standing on the middle earth. From this view point, he sees the ascending and descending movement of the elements and their associated organs in the surrounding four directions. Therefore, just as in the universe, the earth is the center around and in which transformations occur, the earth is his vantage point from which he understands the functioning of the whole body.

Perhaps the most important contribution of Master Li is his understanding of ministerial fire, both physiologically and pathologically and his ability to treat its disharmony. Sharon will show that the ministerial fire, according to Li Dong-Yuan, is none other than the life force itself and so it’s position and strength is key to understanding the promotion of life and prevention of illness.
In this full day course, Sharon will have you leave with the following:

  • An understanding of some of Master Li’s key formulas for immediate use in your clinical work
  • A chance to take on Master Li’s vantage point as a place to view physiology, pathology and treatment of illness in a comprehensive way
  • An understanding of Master Li’s work in the context of the Neijing and Shang Han Za Bing Lun.
  • Sharon’s hope is that student will leave this course with insight and enthusiasm that will be immediately applicable to their practices.

    Goals and Outlines

  • To understand how involved Li Dongyuan was with the Neijing and Shang Han Lun
  • To understand Li Dongyuan’s concept of Yin Fire
  • To understand the principles of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
  • To get a sense of the breath of Li Dongyuan’s understanding
  • Sharon Weizenbaum graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1983 and has been practicing Chinese medicine for over 30 years. Her first gynecology teacher was Dr. Zhu Shu-rong from Shang Hai. In 1990 she traveled to Hang Zhou where she studied herbal gynecology with Dr. Qiu Xiao-mei as well as Chinese language. She continued her language study at Mt. Holyoke College and translates much of her own teaching materials. In 2007 she traveled back to China to study classic formulas with Dr. Huang Huang, who continues to be one of her teachers. She studied and apprenticed with Kiiko Matsumoto for 12 years and developed Integrative Mandala Acupuncture as a synthesis of her study with both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture teachers. Sharon is the director of White Pine Healing Arts clinic and educational facility. She teaches the Graduate Mentorship Program and Integrative Mandala Acupuncture nationally as well as shorter courses. Her articles have been published in The Lantern and in the North Amercan Journal of Oriental Medicine. She is known for her engaging, clinically relevant and clear teaching style.

    $75.00 USD

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