What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 1.5
Approved: California [Until 2024/10/01]* (1.5), Florida (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5), Standard Certificate (1.5)
LENGTH 1.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES There are no notes provided with this course.
Course Overview
Humans have a very important role in the unity of man and nature. We in fact are an organized whole and encompass both being a part of nature and managing nature. The ancient Chinese metaphysics concept of the Three Essences (San Cái ??) - Heaven, Earth and Humankind, can be applied and seen in various aspects of our life, and in concepts such as harmony of body, mind and spirit. In this short introductory webinar, see how the integration of these Three Essences apply within Acupuncture itself, as well as in our life as a whole.

This course provides a brief introduction to the basic foundations of the metaphysical origins and framework of San Cái ?? ? The Three Essences of life in Chinese Metaphysics. The Three Essences are the ancient Chinese metaphysics concept of the unity and harmony of man and natural law - Heaven - Tian ?, Earth - Rén ? and Humankind - Dì ?. This concept can be applied and seen in various aspects of our life, and in aspects such as the harmony of body, mind and spirit. Students will learn some history of Feng Shui, Astrology and the Five Elements/Phases, and have a peek into how it is integrated with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
  • Contextualize Astrology, Feng Shui, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine within the history of Chinese Metaphysics and culture, and with respect to its relationship to each other.
  • Outline the concepts of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and its interrelationship.
  • Outline the basic origins of Ba Gua, Five Elements/Phases, Yin/Yang, Astrology, Feng Shui and Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
  • Identify the interrelationships of the concepts of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.
  • Apply the Heaven, Earth and Humankind concepts to basic life examples including Astrology, Feng Shui, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction, basic history, definitions and examples of San Cai (Three Essences) and Tian-Ren-Di (Heaven-Humans-Earth).

    15 min - 30 min

    Application examples of Tian - Heaven, Ren - Humankind and Di - Earth to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

    30 min - 45 min

    Introduction to Li Gan Jian Ying concept within Tian-Ren-Di and its application to Acupuncture.

    45 min - 1 hrs

    Introduction to Feng Shui and its application to health, Chinese Medicine.

    1 hrs - 1.25 hrs

    Summary and review of Tian Ren Di and its application to health, Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture.

    1.25 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Questions and discussion of San Cai.

    What People Are Saying

    Very insightful, ties so many concepts together broadening my understanding of Chinese medicine.

    Cheryl N.- United States of America

    Great course to bring you back to a spiritual sense of why/ how we do what we do as practitioners.

    Brittany K.- Canada

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    About Sonia Tan

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DTCM Dip, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2006. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Dr. Sonia Tan obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tan. His most advanced level courses after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. With the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the Balance Method legacy, Dr. Sonia Tan developed and created the very first Balance Method/System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited public post-secondary institution–Langara College –launched in 2018. In 2010, Sonia was honoured to be named and be a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking since 2013. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. Sonia has also completed many adjunct and advanced therapy courses, such as Sound Healing, TCM Clinical Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, and Drs. Jeffrey Yuen and Yvonne Farrell’s Eight Extraordinary Vessels approach, that she continually uses in her practice. She is a direct and senior student of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. In addition, following in her grandfather’s footsteps and the classical umbrella of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sonia F. Tan has completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. She completed these certifications under various teachers in 2011. She is a direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan and certified in Ba Zi Chinese Astrology. She has also trained with, and is a certified Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology practitioner since 2011 under Master Marlyna Los. As a student of a variety of martial arts since 1995, Dr. Sonia F. Tan is grateful to her Shifu the late Dale Johns, for her foundation, and to Shifu Matthew Dyck for continuing to guide her along this path. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys educating and inspiring others!

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