Ministerial Fire and Ecological Chinese Medicine

By examining these concepts and their implications, participants will gain a more profound understanding of the intricacies of Chinese medical physiology and channel theory. 

Ministerial Fire and Ecological Chinese Medicine

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By the end of this course, you will

  • Understand the importance of ministerial fire in Chinese medical physiology and channel theory
  • Explore the relationship of ministerial fire to chronic autoimmune disorders
  • Know how ministerial fire in humans is a reflection of ministerial fire on earth according to Li Shih-zhen

Course Overview

Z’ev Rosenberg, a renowned expert in Chinese medicine, explores the concepts of Ming men/ministerial fire in Chinese medicine and its significance in the clinical treatment of chronic disorders. In Chinese medical physiology, Ming men refers to the gate of vitality, the source of the body’s primordial QI or life force, while ministerial fire refers to the body’s essential heat that is responsible for maintaining physiological functions, metabolism and immunity.

In this course, Z’ev Rosenberg cut into into the ecological and philosophical implications of these concepts, drawing on the teachings of Li Shih-zhen, a celebrated physician and herbalist from the Ming dynasty. According to Li, the ministerial fire in humans is a reflection of the ministerial fire on heaven and earth. This has tremendous implications for the cultivation and protection of human health alongside that of plant, animal and mineral kingdoms on earth.

By examining these concepts and their implications, participants will gain a more profound understanding of the intricacies of Chinese medical physiology and channel theory.

This course has been a distinguished component of our prestigious International Online Symposium, ‘From the Books to the Clinic: Ancient Wisdom in Practice.’ It’s also available as part of our comprehensive symposium recording package. Click here to explore this enriching collection and elevate your learning experience.

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About the Teacher

Z'ev Rosenberg

Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac., is recognized as one of the first generation of practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine in America. Before opening his practice in acupuncture and herbal medicine in 1983, he was a shiatsu therapist and macrobiotic counselor from 1975 in Denver, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico, after several years in the early days of the natural foods movement. He was one of the initiators of an acupuncture licensing law in Colorado, spearheading a drive as President of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado from 1984 to 1988. As well as being a professor/chair emeritus at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where he taught for twenty- three years, he has lectured widely around the United States, and has written many articles published in all of the professional English-language journals of the Chinese/East Asian Medical profession. Presently, he is director of the Alembics Institute, an educational institution based in San Diego, and an advisory board member (Krupp Endowment Committee) at the University of California San Diego Integrative Health Center. He is also a professor at the Academy of Chinese Health Sciences in Oakland, Ca., in their doctorate program, as well as at Five Branches Institute, San Jose, Ca.and Yosan University in Marina del Rey, Ca.

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