Qiological Live
Investigation of the Earthly Branches

We will review the foundations of Stems and Branches, then explore in more depth the world of Six, the twelve Earthly Branches (dizhi 地支).

We will examine the movement from space to time, or from earlier Heaven (xiantian 先天) to later Heaven (houtian 後天) and discuss the role of the ‘organs with name but no form’.

We will explore time and its relationship to the Six channels liujing 六經 in the regular cyclical flow of qi around the body. This will give us a deeper understanding of the universal cycles of time and how these are mirrored in the channels in the body. We will touch on how to combine acupoints based on the human body/microcosm within the cosmos/macrocosm.


In this real time event we will
  • Understand how the original cosmic relationships which tie humans into the universal cycles (Stems and Branches) underpins the practice of Chinese Medicine
  • See how to relate the body’s dis-ease to cosmic flow and cycles
  • Explore different relationships between the zangfu organs and channels
  • Enlarge your use of the 365 acupuncture points available to you

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

This is the third 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


Deepen your understanding of the whole body within the cosmic cycles of the universe.

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.