5 Element Acupuncture 2024 Live Day 4: Taking a Case History – Emotion Testing, Metal & Water
The recording of the 5 Element Acupuncture: 4th Live Day. The class will be on April 7th 2024. The recording will be available within 48 hours. Handouts will be available about 48 hours before the class.
Day 4 – 4 Hours
In this Live class, we explore anger’s connection to the wood element, its purpose, manifestations, bodily sensations, and its full range from rage to depression. We delve into the framework of anger and its practical application. We practice observing anger’s flow and assessing its balance or imbalance through the five responses.
In the second part of this session, we investigate how emotions manifest on our faces, including emotional “leaks” and how chronic emotions can leave their mark. We explore recognizing “partial” emotional expressions on a patient’s face and how they resonate with our own facial experiences. We then delve into the emotions of the metal element, grief/sorrow, and respect/awe, understanding their functions, structures, and bodily sensations.
We also discuss when to observe emotions and when to elicit them in patients. Additionally, we examine the use of odors in diagnosis, acknowledging its challenges and strategies for improvement in clinical settings. This session comprises concise lectures, group discussions, exercises, demonstrations, activities in breakout rooms, and practical homework assignments to be completed between lectures.
Learning Outcomes, Day 4
- Learn how to diagnose a patients elemental imbalance through odour, and how to develop this skill.
- Understand how to assess the flow of anger in our patients through exploring anger in ourselves, and observing and assessing our patients expression of anger.
- Deepen your understanding of the metal element through considering its larger role in ‘taking in’ respect, and ‘letting go’ of loss.