Applied Channel Theory

This three-day class will include a one-day introduction to channel palpation and diagnosis followed by a two-day advanced seminar on clinical application. The introduction course and advanced seminar can be booked individually. If you have not been to a seminar with Jason Robertson before it is highly suggested to participate in the introductory course. 

For the first day, students unfamiliar with the diagnostic style of Beijing professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易) will be introduced to Dr. Wang's conception of six-level channel physiology and his palpation techniques.  

The second and third days will build upon that foundation with discussions of common clinical patterns and live demonstration of patient treatments.  The goal will be to show students how they might more effectively combine palpation with classical physiological models.  In so doing, practitioners will develop strategies for re-evaluating difficult cases, improving rates of recovery and opening up areas for innovation.

Major subjects will include:

  • Introduction to Applied Channel Theory (day one)
  • Strategies for linkng what we know to what we feel- moving beyond intellectual acupuncture
  • Development of a style of clinical reasoning that remains true to classical models
  • Live discussions of treatment in action- putting it all together
  • Discussion of strategies for conceptualizing and treating commonly-seen patterns in modern practice 

About the instructor 

Jason D. Robertson is a licensed acupuncturist and educator in Seattle, WA USA.  Mr. Robertson spent 8 years studying Chinese language and medicine in Taiwan and China (B.A. Washington and Lee University, Taiwan National University, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine, Cui Yue Li Institute Beijing).  Mr. Robertson is the author of articles on acupuncture channel theory and palpatory diagnostic techniques. In 2008, along with Professor Wang Ju-Yi (王居易) he co-authored Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle). Besides his work as a clinician and author, Mr. Robertson is a member of the core faculty at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine and teaches palpation technique in schools and seminars around the world.

    Introduction Course

  • Teacher: Jason Robertson
  • Language: English
  • Dates: 15. June 2018
  • Times: Fr., 9:00–17:00
  • Length: 7 Hours
  • Place: Chiway Ag, Unterer Graben 1, 8400 Winterthur
  • Accr.: SBO-TCM, Gruppe 1, 7 Std, Label Nr. –––––
  • Cost: CHF 200.–
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    Advanced Course

  • Teacher: Jason Robertson
  • Language: English
  • Dates: 16./17. June 2018
  • Times: Sa./Su., 9:00–17:00
  • Length: 14 Hours
  • Place: Chiway Ag, Unterer Graben 1, 8400 Winterthur
  • Accr.: SBO-TCM, Gruppe 1, 14 Std, Label Nr. –––––
  • Cost: CHF 450.–
 for Applied Channel Theory (Introduction or Advanced)

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