Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée – Points of Foot Shaoyang Dan Jing 21/10/18


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Points of Foot Shaoyang Dan Jing

An in-depth study of the 6 transfer, luo and xi points of the Gall Bladder Channel Oct. 21 – 2018

This course is suitable for students who want to consolidate their Chinese classical foundation (after a least one year in school and a knowledge of the basis of Chinese medicine), for practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding and for anyone interested in the way life is organised in the body, according to classical Chinese medicine.

Blending the rich poetic quality of the point names with their practical application, we will present an in-depth study of points from research into both the classical and modern literature.

This seminar will show how each point can be understood, in its name and function; the specific quality of qi of the channel/meridian to which the point belongs; according to its relation with one of the Five elements (as well as the limit of such association) and the practical way to use the correlation between a point and an element.

Further Details

The seminar will be delivered at ICOM, in East Grinstead
Date: 21 October 2018
From 9.30 to 17:00
CPD hours: 6

For enquiries please email Julie.Healy@orientalmed.ac.uk

Elisabeth Rochat De La Vallée

After studying philosophy, literature and classics at the Paris University where she completed her Masters degree in Classics and Philosophy, Elisabeth met Claude Larre s.j. who was working on his PhD thesis on the Huainanzi and translating the Laozi. As a result of his influence, she began to study Chinese and work with him on Chinese classical texts. She also studied modern Chinese with a native speaker and spent a year in Taiwan (1974) to further her studies. She holds degrees in Chinese at the Paris University.

In the early 1970’s she embarked on a study of Chinese medicine, together with Father Larre and Dr. Schatz, a western physician with an interest in oriental medicine and the classical medical texts, beginning the first study group of the classical medical texts in Paris which led to the foundation of the European School of Acupuncture in Paris in 1976.

Elisabeth and Father Larre started to offer lectures, seminars and conferences on Chinese classical thought in France and several European countries. In the mid 1980’s, Elisabeth began to accompany Father Larre on his teaching engagements in both the UK and the US. Her knowledge of the medical texts combined to Father Larre’s subtle understanding of the background culture and philosophy produced a unique teaching team. They also worked together on the Grand Ricci dictionary, completing the first publication – two volumes of single characters – in 1999. The complete work of seven volumes was finally published, under her direction, just before Father Larre’s death in December 2001. Elisabeth has continued to teach worldwide, working with both medical and philosophical Classics.

Elisabeth is a well known researcher and translator in regards to ancient Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, and author of numerous influential books in several languages. Member of the Board Ricci Association for the Grand Ricci; Dean of Study in the European School of Acupuncture (www.acupuncture-europe.org); Senior Lecturer of the E.E.A. (École Européenne d’Acupuncture); Lecturer on Chinese Philosophy in the Jesuit University in Paris (Centre Sèvres) and Member of the French Association of Chinese Studies (A.F.E.C.)


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