Qiological Live
Exploration of the Heavenly Stems

We will touch briefly on the foundations of Stems and Branches, then explore the world of Five, the ten Heavenly Stems (tiangan 天干) in more detail. What are they? How do they affect humans? When and how can we use these ideas in our practice? These questions and more will be discussed, although as this subject matter is vast, we can merely hope to scratch the surface!

We will look at the relationship between Stems and space, and their role as the foundation of wuxing 五行 Five Phases. This will extend our understanding of the interactions between zangfu 臟腑 organs and open the door to a discussion of practical applications.

In this real time event we will
  • Explore the relationship of the heavenly Stems and space
  • Understand the Stems as the foundation of Five Phases (wuxing) and the ten zangfu organs
  • Begin to see different relationships between organs
  • Explore the relationship between the body form and the cosmos

You’ll have lifetime access to the recording of this Qiological Live seminar

This is the second of a series of three seminars on the Stems and Branches.
Introduction to the Stems and Branches is a prerequisite for this seminar. You may purchase it here.

We are offering discounted tuition if you purchase all three events as a package.

Live event fee $35, length 90 minutes

Series of three seminars $90,
length 4.5 hours


Move beyond rote learning and see the body in a new and expanded way, allowing you to make new connections

Your Instructor For This Class

Deborah Woolf


Deborah is a course leader focusing on Chinese philosophy and Stems and Branches at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in the UK, the only college in the world to teach practical applications of Stems and Branches. She has taught and practiced acupuncture for over 20 years.

She is currently pursuing a PhD investigating the origins of Chinese Medicine and divination, through translating classical Chinese texts.