Episode 49: Palpation and Wen Jing Tang
Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory
by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
1M ago
In this episode, Jonathan Chang and Jason Robertson discuss a case which shines a light on the interesting role channel palpation might play in Chinese herbal medicine.  What seemed like a fairly straightforward gynecological case using Wen Jing Tang (温经汤) offered potential insight into the Yang Ming system.  One of Dr. Wang's hopes was to integrate channel palpation more methodically into Chinese herbal medical diagnosis and strategy. To that end, Dr. Wang used herbal formulas in some of his clinical cases but felt that the work was not finished. We're hoping that those listening mi ..read more
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Episode 48: Qi in the Channels
Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory
by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
3M ago
In this episode Jonathan Chang and Jason Robertson have a dialogue on the concept of qi in the channels.  Conclusions are difficult but the idea that there is a physiological process (or connectivity/通/tōng) taking place within the anatomical spaces of the acupuncture channels was a foundational concept for Dr. Wang Juyi.  Questions such as "how is qi different from yang" and "what kind of concepts did Dr. Wang use to explain qi in the channels" are considered. In any case, a conception of acupuncture without a serious  engagement with these concepts may lead to less effective c ..read more
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Episode 47: The Importance of Patterns- A Case of Labor Induction
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by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
5M ago
In this episode, Jonathan Chang describes to Jason Robertson interesting cases from his recent teaching in Spain, Poland and Canada.  In the process, a discussion arises regarding the importance of focusing on a 'chief complaint' or 'primary symptom' (主症 zhǔ zhèng) in order to construct a 'symptom-pattern-structure' (證候結構 zhèng hòu jié gòu).  For much more on diagnostic strategy, please see/download Jason and Jonathan's article from The Lantern - Home | The Lantern ..read more
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Episode 46: A Discussion of the Yin Qiao Vessel
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by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
7M ago
In this episode, Yefim and Jonathan discuss the extraordinary vessels, with a focus on Dr. Wang’s understanding of the Yin Qiao. Clinical application of KI-6 to regulate this vessel is also described.  ..read more
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Episode 44: Palpation at the TCM Kongress Rothenburg
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by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
9M ago
In this episode Jonathan and Jason discuss the fascinating synergy of the annual TCM Kongress held in Rothenburg Germany.  This event was the last place Dr. Wang taught internationally in 2014 and one he enjoyed immensely.  This year, Jason participated in a roundtable discussion and demonstration of palpation in East Asian medicine. In addition, he discussed the anatomy and physiology of the Jueyin system as described in classical texts with Italian sinologist Giulia Boshi.  For more information on the Kongress see   Home - TCM Kongress Rothenburg (tcm-kongress.de).&n ..read more
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Episode 44: Palpation at the TCM Kongress Rothenburg
Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory
by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
9M ago
In this episode Jonathan and Jason discuss the fascinating synergy of the annual TCM Kongress held in Rothenburg Germany.  This event was the last place Dr. Wang taught internationally in 2016 and one he enjoyed immensely.  This year, Jason participated in a roundtable discussion and demonstration of palpation in East Asian medicine. In addition, he discussed the anatomy and physiology of the Jueyin system as described in classical texts with Italian sinologist Giulia Boshi.  For more information on the Kongress see   Home - TCM Kongress Rothenburg (tcm-kongress.de).&n ..read more
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Episode 43: A Doctor's Experiences at a TCM Hospital
Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory
by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
10M ago
In this episode, Jonathan Chang talks to Dr. Meng Xiaonan about his experiences becoming a doctor at a TCM hospital in Beijing. Later in the episode, Dr. Meng answers some listeners' questions about the treatment of post-stroke patients.  ..read more
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Episode 42: Remembering Dr. Wang Ju-Yi on the Tomb Sweeping Day
Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory
by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
11M ago
In this episode, Jonathan Chang and Jason Robertson remember Dr. Wang on the annual holiday known as "Tomb Sweeping Day"  (清明節- Qing Ming Jie).  In the spirit of remembrance, Jon and Jason reflect on one of Dr. Wang's favorite quotes from the Neijing.  Ling Shu chapter one describes the very nature of  "channels/points [which are] where spirit qi moves, exits and enters [and are] not [the same as] skin, flesh, tendons and bones ..read more
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Episode 41: Tonifying with Acupuncture
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by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
1y ago
In this episode, Yefim Gamgoneishvili and Jason Robertson discuss the much-debated question regarding 'tonification/補 bǔ' in acupuncture. Specifically, the question often arises regarding whether or not we can actually tonify using acupuncture (or moxa) or whether 'true' deficiency requires herbal medicine or dietary supplementation.  In this episode, Yefim also discusses how a practitioner might assess whether a given point is in a state of 'excess' (實 shí) or 'deficiency' (虚 x ..read more
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Episode 40: Jue Yin/Shao Yang Eye Twitch Case
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by Wang Ju-Yi's Applied Channel Theory Research Center
1y ago
In this episode of Dialogues on Applied Channel Theory, Jonathan Chang and Nyssa Tang chat about an eye twitching case that illustrates an aspect of the yin-yang relationship between the Jue Yin and Shao Yang.  The conversation also meanders into some observations about channel pathophysiology post-Covid and Dr. Wang Ju-Yi’s needling technique at DU14.  Hope you enjoy the conversation ..read more
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