Anxiety: Diverse Approaches to Treatment and Diagnosis with Chinese Medicine

Anxiety - the disease of the modern world: Explore different approaches of diagnosis and methods in treating anxiety.

ICCM2021: Anxiety Bundle

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5 Lessons / 5 Teachers
8:30 hours 
On-Demand Video
Certificate On Completion

What will you learn

  • Recognize the complexity and clinical approach in treating anxiety, through study cases and acupuncture points used for its treatment.
  • Effectively analyze case examples and formulate an effective treatment plan.
  • Treat common patterns of emotional disharmony in the modern clinic with useful point pairings including specific point locations.
  • Deal with fear and anxiety from the perspective of Chinese philosophical practice.
  • Diagnose and treat sensitive Shen Children.

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Anxiety – the disease of the modern world: Explore different approaches of diagnosis and methods in treating anxiety.

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Is Anxiety Fear? Wisdom from the Clinic!

Anxiety is not fear

Often, the clinical manifestation of anxiety is perceived as fear and then the treatment strategy is focused on the kidney. Through clinical cases, this lecture will unfold the different clinical approaches and use of acupuncture to alleviate this very settled movement in the mind which creates internal instability and turmoil. 

This lecture will take you into a deeper approach of utilizing acupuncture to transform emotions and life. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the difference between, fear, anxiety and depression.
  • Deepen your diagnosis of anxiety in TCM.
  • Learn acupuncture points to treat anxiety. 
  • Through case studies, you will learn the complexity and clinical approach in treating anxiety.

Dr. Yair Maimon OMD PhD Ac

Dr. Yair Maimon is an internationally renowned figure in the field of Integrative and Chinese Medicine with over 30 years of clinical, academic, and research experience. He is the president of ETCMA, the European TCM association.

Dr. Maimon has been leading unique research in herbal medicine and acupuncture atthe Center of integrative oncology at the Institute of Oncology, at the largest hospital in Israel and the middle east- Sheba Medical center. Founder of Refuot integrative medicine center. 

He has published several outstanding research articles in prominent scientific medical journals showing unique, promising results on the effect of herbal medicine in cancer care and prevention. 

He is the President of the International Congress of Chinese Medicine in Israel (ICCM).

Founder of the eLearning: TCM Academy (TCM.AC), which is an innovative online platform for expanding the knowledge of Chinese medicine worldwide. 

Over the years, Dr. Maimon has developed a special insight into the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of psychological, autoimmune disorders and cancer, stemming from a deep understanding of Chinese medicine. 

In addition to being a man of research and a teacher, Dr. Maimon is a fully active integrative and Chinese medical clinician, treating numerous patients and devoted to ease suffering and promote healing.

Dr. Dominique Hertzer: Fear/Anxiety Will Affect all Zang-Organs

“The seven feelings: joy, anger, sadness, fear, affection, hate, and desire – you know them without having learned them. (Liji)

 Fear and anxiety are in Chinese medical classics as well as in philosophy not clearly differentiated. Based on the Daoist concept of fear/anxiety and its philosophical approach to deal with it, we will use classical medical texts to explore the characteristics of the emotion “fear/anxiety” as the most unique of all emotions. We will see why it is not limited to the kidneys but rather may affect all Zang-organs. Here we will introduce the phenomenon of resonance and how it explains the special relationship between fear/anxiety, shock, and the heart.

Learning Objectives 

  • Deepen your understanding of the unique characteristics of fear and anxiety on the basis of philosophical/Daoist and classical medical texts.
  • Learn how to deal with fear and anxiety from the perspective of Chinese philosophical practice.
  • Understand how and why fear and anxiety may directly hurt all Zang-organs.
  • Learn the relationship of resonance between fear/anxiety, shock, and the heart.

Dominique Hertzer did her first PhD in Sinology about the Mawangdui-Yijing  and was an assistant Professor at the Ludwigs-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich from 1989 to 1996. 

After her study of TCM in Munich and Tianjin (China) she finished her second Ph.D. in the field of History of Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke with the topic: Light of the Mind and Perception of the Soul – The Medical Notion of the Psyche as an Expression of Philosophical Thought: China and the Occident.  

Besides working as a TCM therapist and a Philosophical counselor,  Dominique Hertzer is continuing her research work in the field of Chinese Philosophy and Medicine as well as on Daoism, with special regard to Philosophical Practice. She is teaching at the Universities of Munich (LMU), Göttingen and Oldenburg

Jason Robertson: Placing Anxiety within Six Channel Physiology

Psycho-emotional complaints, like any other clinical complaint, can be conceived of as a dominant symptom within a pattern(證 zhèng)of illness. 

This lecture will describe common patterns of anxiety-related complaints including concurrent symptoms, palpation in diagnosis and useful acupuncture strategies.   

The use of a pattern-based approach to describe and treat psycho-emotional complaints will allow for clinical flexibility while providing tools for patient education and empowerment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn classical models for viewing emotions within normal organ-channel physiology
  • Understand common patterns of emotional disharmony in the modern clinic.
  • Use diagnostic differentiation strategies (eg. palpation, observation and questioning)
  • Employ useful point pairings for common complaints including specific point locations.

Dr. Jason D. Robertson is a licensed acupuncturist and educator in Seattle, WA USA. He 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).

Having met Dr. Wang in 1997, Dr. Robertson eventually moved to Beijing to study at his Beijing clinic from 2002-2003. During the following decade, he spent one month each year studying with Dr. Wang and translating for groups of visiting students. In 2008, along with Dr. Wang he co-authored Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle). In August 2013, he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association and Wang Ju-yi as an apprentice and official instructor of Applied Channel Theory. Besides his work as a clinician and author, Dr. Robertson is a member of the core faculty at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine and continues to teach Applied Channel Theory in schools and seminars around the world. Dr. Robertson recently completed his doctoral research based on Dr. Wang’s work at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine.

Amos Ziv: Anxiety and Fright Palpitations – A Common Complaint with Viable Solutions

Anxiety and palpitations often go “hand in hand” in clinical practice and are common complaints encountered by Chinese Medicine practitioners. 

Classical channel theory in conjunction with relations of blood and spirit (Xue-Shen) offer a pragmatic approach for diagnosis and therapy for these conditions. 

This class will explore fundamental aspects of Anxiety and Fright palpitations, understand classical Vs. practical syndrome differentiation and elaborate on effective acupuncture point combinations and herbs. We will also cover specific clinical case examples.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the historical context of Palpitations, Fright Palpitations and Anxiety in Chinese Medicine.
  • Explore the Channel theory approach: Shao Yin Axis, Shao Yang Axis, Jue Yin Axis.
  • Understand the blood and spirit Xue-Shen connections and it’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and fright palpitation. 
  • Know common classical Vs. Practical syndrome analysis and treatments of Anxiety and fright palpitations. 
  • Effectively analyze case examples and formulate an effective treatment plan.


1. Robertson J, Ju Yi Wang. Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine.
2. Benskey D. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica
3. Johns R. The Art of Acupuncture Techniques.
4. Hammer L. Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies: Psychology & Chinese Medicine.
5. Holman CT. Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Integrated Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies.

Amos Ziv has been a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist since the year 2000. He is the founder and former director of the Clinical Research Unit of the Integrated Medical Services at Asaf Harofeh Medical Center, Israel. 

He holds a Master of Science in TCM from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. 

Amos undertook long-term studies at the Chinese National Centre for Integrated Cardiology in Xiyuan Hospital, Beijing and has extensive clinical experience in treating cardiovascular disorders in his private clinic and in a hospital setting. He was privileged to study with great teachers and masters of TCM, among them Prof. Wang Ju Yi who later became his acupuncture mentor in 1999. 

A major focus in his practice was the refining of an immediate result channel theory-based acupuncture techniques. He is the author of many scientific publications and TCM articles and is the owner and manager of ‘Heaven & Earth’ a center for complementary medicine in Rehovot, Israel.

Assaf Mor: The Sensitive Shen Child

Highly sensitive children offer a therapeutic challenge for both parents and caregivers alike, both in diagnosing and even more in treatment, Collecting the information from a sensitive child may be difficult especially when you receive most of the information from the parent that is not always objective, or even more- ALWAYS NOT objective. Therefore, Sensitive-Shen Children demand a specific set of skills in the clinic.

Children are known as very Yang, the common interpretation is that they have hot pathologies but it is actually much broader and has to do with the phase of life and the fact that they are very connected to their Shen.

Most of the pediatric treatment traditions focus on the disharmonies of the 4 elements and not enough of the fire element. Together with the challenge of observation, the treatment of the Shen in children is often neglected and the sensitive children are left untreated.

The workshop will focus on the heart-type children and especially the sensitive Shen types and their special way of presenting disharmonies.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the role of the Shen in a child’s development.
  • Review sensitive Shen disharmonies and their manifestations.
  • Diagnose and treat sensitive Shen Children.

Assaf is a busy practitioner and teacher of Chinese medicine. Practices Acupuncture, Shiatsu, herbal therapy and Qi Gong, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults.

Assaf practice is a unique combination of Classical Chinese medicine philosophy with a modern approach based on Japanese practice. This combination allows him to adjust the treatment to the patient by applying gentle but effective techniques.

Assaf is a graduate of Broshim Campus for Integrative Medicine in the Tel Aviv University in Shiatsu and Chinese medicine. Assaf continued his studies in Classical Chinese medicine, Stems & Branches, Meridian Theories, Pediatrics Acupuncture, Manual and Herbal Medicine, Shonishin and KMI Japanese Acupuncture. Assaf completed an advanced clinical internship in acupuncture at the Guan An Man Hospital in Beijing and continues to learn and professionalize in courses around the world.

Assaf is the founder and Co-owner (with Elad Itzhakov) of the ICCM -The International Community for Chinese Medicine, Based in Israel that is focused on promoting knowledge and professionalism in Chinese Medicine and organizes the Annual ICCM Congress, one of the leading professional congresses in Chinese Medicine in Europe.

Assaf is the founder of AcuPedic© an up-to-date clinical system based on vast philosophical foundations to sustain better health in children and future adults.

Assaf is the Head of the Pediatric division in Refuot and is the Leader & Head instructor of a full year training program in Chinese Medicine Pediatrics, a collaboration with the ICCM.

Assaf is a Teacher and Clinical instructor for Chinese medicine at Broshim Campus for Integrative Medicine in Tel Aviv University and teaches in several other schools and programs around the world.

Assaf served as the head of Chinese Medicine Service at the Pediatric surgery division at the Sheba Medical center at Tel Hashomer focusing on Pre and Postoperative treatments.

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