Qiological Live
Classical Perspective on Treating Heart Pain

In this Qiological Live presentation we explore the fundamental principles of acupuncture as discussed in the 針灸甲乙經 (zhen jiu jia yi jing), Systemic Classic of Acupuncture. Looking through the lens of an ancient case study on the treatment of heart pain you’ll be introduced to some classical ways of thinking and what that means for the modern practitioner.

This is an opportunity to consider qi anatomy as the ancients thought about it, and used it to practice.

In this recorded video session we will discuss
  • Acupuncture anatomy
  • Some classical ways of thinking about acupuncture
  • Using acupuncture to treat heart pain
  • Heart pain through the lens of qi reversal
  • How to choose effective points for heart pain

Seminar Length: One Hour    Seminar Fee: $25

Listen to one of Brenda's previous podcast conversations, this one on Qi Anatomy

A Peek Into the Minds of the Ancestors

Your Instructor For This Class

Brenda Hood, PhD

I was born and raised in Peace River, Canada. Then wound up going to China to study Chinese medicine after I became disillusioned with a degree in psychology. I spent over twenty years there being completely enamored with the medicine and acquiring a few degrees. After returning to North America spent some years teaching Foundations of CM and other basic courses at NUNM. I’m back up in Canada now working on a foundations book to explain the energetic and philosophical bases of the medicine with an eye to using the classics and historical texts as my sources.

Clinically, I started out using the TCM system, but I couldn’t really get it to work like I thought it should. I stepped out of CM academia and spent a lot of time with “folk practitioners” and cultivators. There are a lot of hidden gems in China though living there and speaking/reading the language was definitely required. Through this, I discovered I could feel and sense the Qi in the channels and eventually began to get a sense of the Qi field of my patients. I learned to manipulate these with herbs and acupuncture to help my patients return to health.

Image credits

The deities of medicine. Watercolour by a Chinese painter.  Wellcome Collection  

The Ming-t'ang t'u acupuncture charts.  Wellcome Collection