What You Get
Approved: Florida (1), IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Standard Certificate (1)
Course TYPE Studio Recording
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Course Overview
Your key to unlocking the secret codes of Chinese medicine. A very literate Chinese speaker has no more idea what is meant by "Lung Phlegm in the Liver" than does the average English speaker. For that matter, the word "wiry" and the concept of "Spleen pulse" don't mean anything to the average Chinese speaker. The words we use in Chinese medicine are not words, per se. They are code. "Liver," as you well know, does not mean liver. For that matter, "Yin," in the context of medicine, does not mean Yin. Damp certainly does not mean Damp. And Spleen Yang is present in the smallest, single-celled organism – an organism that does not have a spleen. Your patient might tell to you, "I know all about Yin and Yang. The moon is Yin, males are Yang…" But these Taoist meanings have almost nothing to do with the way these words are used in the Chinese medicine code. What does Yin and Yang mean to a Korean musician? To a traditional Taoist? To a Feng Shui practitioner? And all these different meanings are different still from what Yin and Yang mean to a TCM practitioner! If you understand the way these code words work in TCM, and what they actually mean in plain English – which is not what you think – the whole world of Chinese diagnostics will suddenly make a whole lot of sense. It will even become something you can explain to your patient, using simple, obvious English. Just knowing how the vocabulary actually works, something I never learned in my years of school, has made all the difference in my practice. I understand what I am doing. I am no longer just blindly following the dots. This first class covers material in the first three chapters of Hacking Chinese medicine, and will introduce you to some of the more common usages of the "secret codes of Chinese medicine."
  • Adding depth to an English-speaking practitioner’s understanding of the vocabulary and phraseology of Chinese medicine.
  • Explaining cryptic aphorisms, mistranslations, and the error accumulations of centuries.
  • Introducing the implications of channel theory from an electromagnetic, 21st century perspective.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Word-based communications between doctors versus talking with non-doctors and patients (translator confusion). Differences between historical use of code words and medical use of code words.

    15 min - 30 min

    Various meanings of Yin and Yang in different contexts.

    30 min - 45 min

    Discussion on how scholarly writing can be cryptic. Infinite possibilities: The example of Lung-Phlegm in Liver.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Overview of highly specific translations and meanings.

    What People Are Saying

    Excellent course and book. I love Dr. Janice's writing style, as if she were explaining these concepts in person in simple language.

    Sandy A.- Canada

    Great presentation, I can't wait to see the rest of her courses.

    Lucinda K.- United States

    Thank you for clarifying that this language we're taught is really just code. It makes so much more sense...

    Rita W.- Canada

    This is such a refreshing and illuminating perspective on Chinese Medicine. It has already clarified many doubts and confusion around diagnostic terms and patterns we use to describe an imbalance in the system.

    Janet S.- United States

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    Suzanne G.- Canada

    Good presentation. Teacher is engaging and presents material in a clear way. Definitely adding to my depth and breadth of understanding of Chinese medicine language. I am now thinking more deeply about my diagnoses...like what they actually mean rather than just slapping down a diagnosis based the signs and symptoms. Stimulating to my thought processes!

    Emily H.- United States

    I found it informative, enjoyable, and readily applicable to my work life.

    Sarah S.- United States

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    About Janice Walton-Hadlock

    Dr. Janice (“J.J.”) Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, LAc. is a professor at Five Branches University, in Santa Cruz, California, where she teaches Advanced Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling, and clinical instruction and supervision. She is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, a non-profit devoted to dissemination of information about treating Parkinson’s disease using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (www.pdrecovery.org). Her books include Tracking the Dragon, an acupuncture text on advanced channel theory which includes lessons in how to detect, by hand, Channel Qi; Medications of Parkinson’s disease: Once Upon a Pill; and Recovery from Parkinson’s. She’s had articles about her Parkinson’s disease research published in major English language journals of Chinese medicine including the Journal of Chinese Medicine and The American Journal of Acupuncture, and her “commentary” on Parkinson’s medications research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. She lectures internationally and maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California, but beats a retreat to the Vancouver, BC, area as often as possible.

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