The Officials in Five Element Acupuncture

Gain a profound understanding of the twelve officials, their heavenly and earthly roles, and the intriguing 'nicknames' assigned to each organ based on the five elements.

The Officials in Five Element Acupuncture

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Taking this course, you will

  • Understand how the designated officials and their roles broaden and deepen our understanding of the zangfu organs, and give a new understanding of how the officials work together. 
  • Learn how these roles, and the associated nicknames, manifest through the organs at the levels of spirit, emotion and physical body.
  • Recognise these imbalances in your patients, and move into a five element acupuncture understanding of the organs. 
  • Gain insights into the classical understanding of the zangfu, and how to incorporate this into your practice.

Course Overview

In this captivating course, Danny Blyth explores the world of Five Element Acupuncture, as originally outlined in chapter 8 of the Suwen (Simple Questions). You’ll gain a profound understanding of the twelve officials, their heavenly and earthly roles, and the intriguing ‘nicknames’ assigned to each organ based on the five elements.

Danny also takes you on a journey through the structure of Suwen 8, comparing notable translations and unraveling the significance of the officials’ order in classical organ understanding. By the end of this course, you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the foundations of Five Element Acupuncture.

This course stands beautifully on its own, offering a wealth of knowledge and insights. Additionally, it’s an integral part of our comprehensive 5 Element Acupuncture Program. If you’re interested in deepening your journey in this fascinating field, click on the icon on the left. There, you’ll find all the details and enrollment options for the program. Whether you’re exploring this course individually or as a step in the broader program, we’re excited to support your learning journey.

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Course Reviews:

Danny is an inspiring, knowledgeable and cool teacher.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 16, 2023

Very good course. So happy I took it. I really enjoyed it and it gave me new and more information about each ”official”. Danny is an inspiring, knowledgable and cool teacher.

Ann Ankar
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