Gate of Life

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

21-23 September 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton,
Coventry

Peter Eckman

Workshop title

Constitutional and Conditional acupuncture; treating both root and branch

Workshop times

Sunday 11.30-16.00

Workshop description

Western science is primarily deductive, analytic and quantitative, while eastern science is primarily inductive, synthetic and qualitative. These are complementary ways of looking at reality; both are equally valid, but employ different perspectives. Following the eastern method of investigation, Peter has developed an approach to acupuncture that reflects the interlocking ideas of traditional Chinese, Korean and Indian medicines, based on their various styles of pulse diagnosis. In addition to study with Master practitioners of all three styles, he has searched for a unifying theme in the pulse teachings of Neijing, Nanjing and Maijing. Peter will discuss the difference between diagnosing someone’s Constitution (often called the CF in five element acupuncture) and their Condition (often called syndrome differentiation in TCM). The Condition reflects our deviation from our innate Constitution. Treatment is best aimed at returning this deviated pattern to that of our original nature, addressing both root and branch together. Topics presented will include basic theory, methods of pulse examination, synthetic diagnosis, relationship to pathology, and treatment approaches. This material is what Peter has been teaching in clinical workshops in China, and the results from his treatments given in China will be shared.

Speaker biography

Peter edited The Essential Book of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Koryo Hand Acupuncture, is the author of In the Footsteps of the Yellow Emperor, and co-authored Closing the Circle: Lectures on the Unity of Traditional Oriental Medicine. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (USA). A former chair of the Schools and Credentials Subcommittee of the California Acupuncture Examining Committee, he has practised acupuncture since 1973, with study in China, Japan, Korea, England, France and the US. Singing Dragon Press issued his most recent publication, The Compleat Acupuncturist: A Guide to Constitutional and Conditional Pulse Diagnosis, in 2014.

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