Qiological Live
Introduction to Stems and Branches

This introduction to Stems and Branches (aka Five Movements and Six Energies, wuyun liuqi 五運六氣) contextualizes the foundations of practice.

We will look at the world of space and time, in terms of Five and Six, in detail. We will begin to open a door onto the universe, an ordered and constant cosmos, which follows natural laws that can be determined.

By understanding the cyclical nature of time and space we will start to learn about Stems and Branches, which are the thread that weaves together many aspects of Chinese thought. This 90 minute webinar is a necessary introduction to the two following webinars focusing on Stems and Branches individually.


In this real time event we will
  • Learn about the interconnectedness of classical Chinese understanding of space and time
  • Understand more about the underlying laws of the universe
  • Begin to notice the cyclical nature of space and time
  • Explore how space and time are expressed in the body

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

This is the first of a series of three seminars on the Stems and Branches, and is a prerequisite for the following seminars. One of which is on Stems, and the other focusing on Branches.

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


This Seminar Was Recorded On
Saturday April 9, 2022

Reconnect to the classical Chinese understanding of humans within the universe— the cosmic origins of acupuncture practice in Stems and Branches

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.