Zangfu from the Ground Up: The Qualities and Movements of the Zangfu Organs

This course provides a fresh look at 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 texts dealing with the twelve Zangfu from Suwen 2, Suwen 4 and Suwen 8. These texts will illustrate the qualities of each organ. No previous knowledge of the Chinese language/characters is necessary! But you will gain some.

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Zangfu from the Ground Up: The Qualities and Movements of the Zangfu Organs

Each Organ, in Detail
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14:30 Hours On-Demand
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Comprehensive Handout
Texts & Translations
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Taking this course you will be able to

  • Develop a clearer understanding of each organ based on the Huangdi Neijing.
  • Recognize how each of the Wuxing, Five Phases, resonates through time and space in the body.
  • Explore the specific terms used to describe the quality and actions of each organ.
  • 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 twelve Zangfu 臟腑 organs to deepen your understanding of their function and dysfunction. Chinese medical terminology represents a vital link to our interpretation of Chinese Medicine itself.

This course provides a fresh look at 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 texts dealing with the twelve Zangfu from Suwen 2, Suwen 4 and Suwen 8. These texts will illustrate the qualities of each organ.  

No previous knowledge of the Chinese language/characters is necessary!
But you will gain some.


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Participents Testimonials:

Fascinating content and engaging and lively teaching

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

Fascinating content and engaging and lively teaching; incredible depth of knowledge. An extremely interesting and well taught course that deepens the understanding of the Chinese medicine approach to the internal organs. Best taught in 3 separate days as it covers a very wide and deep knowledge of the subject.

Ralitsa Dimitrova

A very informative and well run workshop.

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

Deborah’s teaching itself was really engaging and clear, resulting in no boredom, no overwhelm, no why-am-I-here feelings. The tangents were also great and not really tangents – just related and explanatory information. For me, this is actual teaching – someone being generous with their knowledge and using it to illuminate a subject. Deborah has a great teaching style and is very free with her vast knowledge of the subject. A very informative and well run workshop.

Bruce McCallum

So valuable

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

The Interpreting the Zangfu workshop was unquestionably a return to the source of Oriental Medicine. Having key classical Chinese characters clearly explained was so valuable. Participants of this workshop will dive into the classics to get an expanded understanding of the richly textured layers of meaning that exist in ancient Chinese characters. A cultural journey through time-and-space made easily accessible by Deborah’s clear and engaging teaching. I would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in expanding and deepening their understanding of the Zang fu organs, and learning the original Chinese characters that described them.

Daniel Scott

A fascinating delivery

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

I thought that this would be a simple lecture on the zangfu and their function, however this was so much more, by interpreting the Chinese characters for the zangfu. Everything I expected to be addressed was, in a fascinating delivery. Compelling and enjoyable. [ I could not stop and was totally immersed in this… an excellent way to deepen my understanding of Chinese zangfu theory.]

Jeanette Jeffrey
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About Instructor

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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Course Includes

  • 19 Sections
  • 77 Lessons
  • 23 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate