Liver from the Ground Up

This course provides a fresh look at the Liver in Chinese Medicine through the Chinese characters to reveal their meaning through readings text parts dealing with the Liver from Suwen 2, Suwen 4 and Suwen 8. These texts will illustrate the qualities of the organ.

Liver from the Ground Up

This is Part 1 of the complete course Zang-Fu: The Qualities and Movements of the Zangfu Organs

13 Lessons
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2:45 Hours On-Demand
Comprehensive Handout
Texts & Translations
Certificate on Completion

By taking this course, you will

  • Develop a clearer understanding of the Liver based on the Huangdi Neijing.
  • Recognize how the Wood element resonates through time and space in the body.
  • Explore the specific terms used to describe the quality and actions of the Liver.
  • Grasp how the human body reflects the macrocosm of Heaven & Earth. 
  • Establish a deeper relationship with the body as a whole.

Course Overview

Explore key characters and phrases related to the Liver 肝 (Gan) to deepen your understanding of its function and dysfunction. Chinese medical terminology is a vital link to our interpretation of Chinese Medicine. 

This course provides a fresh look at the Liver in Chinese Medicine through the Chinese characters to reveal their meaning. 

Guided by Deborah Woolf Lic Ac, a keen acupuncturist and enthusiastic lecturer with over 15 years of experience, this course focuses on text parts dealing with the Liver from Suwen 2, Suwen 4 and Suwen 8. These texts will illustrate the qualities of the organ.

No previous knowledge of Chinese is necessary! But you will gain some.

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I understand that the information in this course presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical judgment and used by a trained and licensed
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About the Teacher

Deborah Woolf, LicAc, MBAcC, MA

I am a crazy keen acupuncturist and super enthusiastic lecturer, who, by chance, have discovered and loved the cosmology and numerology inherent in Chinese Philosophy and Medicine. I was lucky to study at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), the oldest acupuncture college in the UK, which teaches all the acupuncture points, as well as philosophy and theory, based on Five Phases, wuxing 五行, and Stems and Branches, wuyun liuqi 五運六氣. My course was a 5 year long extravaganza, and I came out the other side, exhausted, changed and driven. Since then (more than 25 years ago) I have not stopped treating, teaching and studying: these three activities interact fruitfully with each other, allowing me to deepen my understanding and practice of this amazing approach to health, the body and the cosmos. As I am the daughter of academics I took what I was taught and read around the subjects, to immerse myself more fully in ancient Chinese culture. I continue my education in classical Chinese medicine and philosophy and have studied classical Chinese for over 20 years. I may not be able to ask for soup, but I can make a stab at translating very obscure classical Chinese texts! This immersion alongside reading, studying and teaching has allowed me to apply my ‘apprentice' style learning to my practice. I thoroughly appreciate and love what I do and am grateful daily for the opportunity to learn more and more and be able to help my patients and students ever more!

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