Temperaments and Beliefs in Chinese Medicine

The six basic “Temperaments” are represented by the “Six energy axis” or the channel systems which constitute a bridge between the inner world “Microcosm” and the outer changes the “Macrocosm” and define the basic responses and adaptations to outer events. 

Constitutions and Temperaments have a major influence on “Belief” mechanisms and further influence the physiology as well as the pathology of a person. This understanding provides a key for freeing oneself from the habitual mind-sets and behaviours.

Temperaments and Beliefs in Chinese Medicine
The Six Archetypes and the Psyche

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What you will learn

  • Treat blocked temperaments with their psychological and pathological manifestations.
  • Use effective acupuncture therapeutic protocols based on the 6 Temperaments.
  • Understand the role of the Extraordinary vessels in life transitions and their psychological impacts.
  • Identify the dialectical systems: 5 elements / 5 movements / 6 energies and the energetics of the 6 levels.
  • Recognize the 6 “Temperaments” in their specific psycho-emotional profiles, belief patterns and “Behaviors”.
  • Support your patients with treatments and exercises to change their habitual beliefs.

Course Overview

The “Temperament” or the habitual psycho-emotional expression of a person depends partly on the transmitted family inheritance and partly on post-natal conditioning.

The six basic “Temperaments” are represented by the “Six energy axis” or the channel systems, which constitute a bridge between the inner world “Microcosm” and the outer changes, the “Macrocosm” and define the basic responses and adaptations to outer events. 

Constitutions and Temperaments have a major influence on “Belief” mechanisms and further influence the physiology as well as the pathology of a person. This understanding provides a key for freeing oneself from habitual mindsets and behaviours.

Choosing acupuncture strategies and points adapted to the temperament constitutes the art of treating a person rather than a disease. 
In this course, we also cover important topics like the symbolism of the numbers 5 & 6 in the Chinese tradition.


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