Powerhouse Acupuncture Workshop

I Ching 易經 Yìjīng

 

 

Heaven and Humankind Are One: Learn the Magic of the I Ching to Enhance Your Life

If you’ve ever heard of the I Ching, you may know that the 64 hexagrams within this 2,500 year-old book have been used throughout Chinese history as a diagnostic tool to uncover the roots of and potential treatment approach to a person’s medical or personal concern. In this 4-day course, we will provide the essentials of the I Ching and share the magic of the hexagrams so that you can apply the wisdom of this tome to help guide your life.

 

In the first 2 days of the program, we will learn about using the I Ching as a tool for gaining objective insights into any situation through analysis of the hexagrams. The last 2 days will dive deeper into the use of the I Ching as a tool for medical diagnosis and treatment. By the end of this engaging and insightful course, you’ll have the practical know-how to use the I Ching as a tool to gain objective advice about your life and your overall well-being.

 

Heaven and Humankind Are One: Using the I Ching to Enhance Your Practice and Personal LIfe

“If you wish to be a great doctor you should be well-versed in I Ching.”

 

– Sun Simiao (581-682)

 

Welcome to the I Ching, the 2,500 year-old tome used throughout Chinese history as a diagnostic tool to uncover the roots of and potential treatment approach to a person’s medical or personal concern. In this 4-day course, we will discuss the essentials of the I Ching and its 64 hexagrams so that you can apply the wisdom of this tome to help guide your life.

 

The first two days of the course will cover the practice of the I Ching as a tool for gaining objective insights in any situation by analyzing the hexagrams. The next two days will focus on the application of the hexagrams for medical diagnosis and treatment. At the end of the course, you will know how to use the hexagrams of the I Ching as objective advisors in your personal life as well as in your medical practice.

Part I: Introduction, history, and layout of the I Ching (60 min)

  • Introduction
  • Brief history of early divination in China
  • Short history of the I Ching
  • Contents of the I Ching
  • Q&A

 

Part II: Structure and application of the hexagram (1): trigrams (90 min)

  • Exploring the meaning and use of trigrams
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration: consulting the I Ching to create your personal hexagram

 

Part III: The practice of divination (20 min)

  • Background: chance, resonance, synchronicity, fate
  • The cardinal rule: “There are no rules”
  • The “coin method”

 

Part IV: The structure and application of the hexagram (2): lines (120 min)

  • Lines: their structure, meanings, and associations
  • Moving lines (dongyao) and how to apply their meanings
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration: revisiting personal hexagrams with new findings

 

Evaluation of day 1, questions, preview of day 2

Part I: Recap of day 1 (20 min)

  • Lingering and new questions from previous day’s material

 

Part II: Structure and application of the hexagram (3): trigram circles (45 min)

  • Exploration of different circle types (xiantianbagua and houtianbagua)
  • Additional associations and meanings of trigrams
  • Q&A

 

Part III: Structure and application of the hexagram (4): nuclear trigrams & baoti (90 min)

  • Nuclear trigrams and their obstructions
  • Upper and lower nuclear trigrams
  • Enveloping trigrams (baoti)
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration: re-examination of personal hexagrams with new findings

 

Part IV: Structure and application of the hexagram (5): sancai (60 min)

  • A short history: heaven, man, and earth
  • Meaning and application of the sancai in trigrams, hexagrams, and line relationships
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration: re-examination of personal hexagrams with new findings

 

Part V: Knowledge checkpoint: putting it all together (60 min)

  • Group sessions
  • Evaluation

 

Part VI: Guidelines about divination: sharing thoughts and experiences (60 min)

  • Background and old and new perspectives
  • Reality vs expectation
  • Focusing on images and intuition
  • Using the hexagram toward reaching goals
  • Battling a future fallacy

 

Evaluation of day 2, closing questions, preview of day 3

Part I: Recap of day 2 (10 min)

  • Lingering and new questions from previous day’s material

 

Part II: Short history of divination for health (35 min)

  • Oracles bones
  • Early manuscripts and philosophy
  • Q&A

 

Part III: Application of the trigrams for medical purposes (90 min)

  • Trigrams as body parts, organs, symptoms, influences, and typology
  • Examples of applications
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration: consultation and application of the Yijing for real cases

 

Part III: Application of the lines for medical purposes (90 min)

  • Lines as a representation of the body or illness
  • Associations with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Meanings and associations of moving lines
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration time

 

Part IV: Moving trigrams (60 min)

  • The meaning of unbalanced trigrams in TCM
  • How to regain balance
  • Meanings for a possible treatment
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration time

 

Evaluation of day 3, questions, preview of day 4

Part I: Recap of day 3 (20 min)

  • Overview of final day syllabus
  • Lingering and new questions from previous day’s material

 

Part II: Nuclear trigrams and baoti (90 min)

  • Hidden meanings of nuclear trigrams
  • Enveloping trigrams (baoti)
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration time

 

Part III: Houtianbagua and season strength (90 min)

  • Trigrams, organs, and timeliness
  • Q&A
  • Student exploration time

 

Part IV: Exercises and practice (remainder of day)

 

Final questions and course evaluation (30 min)

 

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9AM-10:30 AM
Introduction.

10:30AM-10:45AM
Break.

10:45AM-11:15AM
Medical marijuana pros and cons.

11:15AM-12:30PM
The effects and side effects of marijuana in depth.

12:30PM-1:30PM
Lunch.

1:30PM-3:30 PM
Panel on theoretical treatments for marijuana related disorders.

3:30PM – 4:00PM
Break.

4:30PM-5:00PM
Ethics in the treatment of marijuana related disorders. Questions and Discussion.

Treating Marijuana Syndromes with Acupuncture

9AM-9:30AM
Brief review of day one, questions.

9:30AM- 11:00AM
Treating the effects and side effects of marijuana with acupuncture.

11:00AM-11:30AM
Break.

11:30AM -12:30PM
Special points for treating the effects and side effects of marijuana.

12:30PM-1:30PM
Lunch.

1:30PM – 3:30PM
Case Studies of Marijuana Syndromes.

3:30PM-4:00PM
Break.

4:00PM-5:00PM
Demo, Questions and Discussion.

Treating Marijuana Syndromes with Chinese Herbs

9:00AM-10:30AM
Treating Marijuana Syndromes through diet.

10:30AM-11:00AM
Break.

11:00AM-12:30PM
Side effects and therapeutic effects of Chinese Herbs on Marijuana Syndromes.

12:30PM-1:30PM
Lunch.

1:30PM-3:00PM
Treating the effects and side effects of marijuana with Chinese herbs.

3:00PM-3:30PM
Break.

3:30PM-5:00PM
Special herbs for treating the effects and side effects of marijuana.

5:00PM
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