Understanding the Point Names | The Complete Series

In this extensive course, the esteemed Sinologist, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of acupuncture point names. You can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the intricate interplay between these acupuncture points and the body's internal dynamics.

Understanding the Point Names
through the Classics

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17:25 hours 
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By taking this course, you will

  • Understand the significance of acupuncture point names
  • Gain insights into the Chinese characters used for the point names
  • Connect deeper philosophical concepts to your daily clinical practice

Course Overview

In this extensive course, the esteemed Sinologist, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, takes you on a fascinating journey into the world of acupuncture point names.

Through a profound examination of their Chinese characters and references to ancient classical texts, she will illuminate the historical context and energetic attributes associated with the different categories of points.

Participants can expect to gain a thorough understanding of the intricate interplay between these acupuncture points and the body’s internal dynamics.

This covers 5 areas (also available as separate courses)

  • Overview of Point names
  • Categories of Points according to their Name
  • Points indicating Therapeutic Effects in their Names
  • The Body reflecting the Earth
  • Points with Shen in their Names
  • Ren Mai Points
  • Points on the Back and Chest
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21.5 Hours | Group 1

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Fascinating discussion on the meaning

September 15, 2023

Fascinating discussion on the meaning of 4 Ren Mai acupuncture point names and their implications. Delves into the beautiful, esoteric and ancient side of TCM. Highly recommend for practitioners wanting to reconnect with the deeper richer aspects of TCM theory

Anna Cherry

Response from TCM Academy

Thank you. We feel the same. And for clarification: This review was given for the free webinar on Ren3-Ren6, which is now part of this course.

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About the Teacher

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Senior sinlogist Elisabeth Rochat de laVallée has been studying and translating the classics of Chinese Medicine and philosophy for over 40 years. She continues teaching worldwide.

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