春生, 夏長, 秋收, 冬藏, 是氣之常也, 人亦應之
Spring engenders, summer flourishes, autumn harvests and winter stores.
This is the constant of qi and humans also resonate with it. Lingshu 44
This agricultural calendar has been in use for millenia and includes a variety of festivals and special events. The twenty-four solar nodes each describe the specific qualities of the breaths/qi of Heaven and Earth (changes in climate, natural phenomena, farming) which are reflected in the human body.
Every month, we will discuss the two of the 24 solar fortnights of that month, looking at the meaning of the terms, what were the suggested actions to be in tune with that quality of qi, including food, exercises, and the relevant acupuncture channels. By following the jieqi 節氣, we align ourselves with the cosmic energies and so can be more effective in our own life and in our ability to help our patients.
These are individual recordings of sessions that have previously taken place.
Deborah’s gives a short introduction to the series in this video:
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
See also Deborah’s Afternoon with a Jiao sessions coming in the Spring.
Saturday 3 April 2021 (recorded session for download)
£24 per downloaded session.
Tutor: Deborah Woolf
Deborah Woolf is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher of Classical Chinese Medicine and Philosophy. She has studied Classical Chinese for over 15 years, to enhance her knowledge and understanding of Chinese Medicine. Her passion for the language of ancient Chinese medical texts enables direct interpretation for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.
She has an MA in Chinese Medical History from UCL and is currently writing her PhD thesis. She studied 3 months in Taiwan and 3 months in Beijing, following Chinese language courses. She has followed Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée for 25 years and is still studying and translating Classical Chinese and Classical Chinese medical texts. She runs and works in a busy clinic in Brighton, applying her understanding of classical Chinese Medicine on an everyday basis. She organises and teaches on Dr Edward Neal’s European practicums, the practical part of his Introduction to Neijing Studies programme. She has lectured in Greece, and is part of the Northern College of Acupuncture MA teaching schedule.
Listen to Deborah’s podcast about Stems and Branches to know more about her areas of interests and background: