Jason Robertson, MSOM, LAc
"Introduction to Diagnosis in Applied Channel Theory"
Channel palpation is a classical diagnostic technique not often taught in modern acupuncture schools in the west. Emphasized in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), palpation of the channels is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis, refining point selection and improving clinical results.
This introductory class will focus on learning and applying channel palpation through interactive lectures and hands-on practice of technique. In addition, an introduction to channel-based physiology will be presented from the text Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle 2008). Students will leave with a greater understanding of classical physiology and diagnostic techniques for evaluating pathological patterns in both internal conditions and musculoskeletal complaints.
Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易). Mr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 25 years and has studied Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, WA and is a full-time faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (www.siom.edu). Mr. Robertson has taught courses on channel theory and diagnosis around the world.
For more information: www.channelpalpation.org