In this class, you will gain a deeper understanding of Wu Shen, the Five Spirits, and the unique insights they offer about the true meaning of health. Lorie draws from translations of classical texts, etymological interpretations of ancient Chinese characters, close readings of Taoist alchemical treatises, and clinical examples from her practice of Alchemical Acupuncture.
The Five Spirits make up the Taoist map of the human psyche. The system provides a mythical view of the nervous system and forms the basis of Chinese medical psychology. The Five Spirits also describe a precise and efficient technology for psycho-spiritual transformation. While this ancient system is recognized by scholars as an integral part of the cannon of Taoist and traditional Chinese medical literature, it is under-emphasized in standard TCM curriculum.
This course has been approved for 4 PDA Points with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) – all in the AOM-BIO category.