Starting May 15, 2020
11 Classes Over Five Months or Three Independent Parts
24 credits NCCAOM and California (Pending for Course, Provider #287)
Part A: Classes 1 – 3, May 15 – June 12
Part B: Classes 4 – 8, June 26 – August 21
Part C: Classes 9 – 11, September 4 – October 9
Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan (Edo period 1603-1867 CE) based on the classical writings by Zhang Zhongjing. Careful inspection of the Shanghan Zabing Lun reveals countless references to abdominal conditions that could only have been diagnosed by actual palpation of the abdomen. The skill however never fully developed in China but flourished in Japan. Throughout history, two major schools and types of abdominal diagnosis developed; Nanjing and Shanghan Lun schools, which respectively diagnose the abdomen in service of either acupuncture or meridian treatment, and herbal treatment.
The purpose of this class is to improve practitioners’ clinical skills to diagnose. They will learn to match abdominal findings with herbal prescriptions.
Total hours of this course is 24 hours and class meets online, biweekly on Saturday mornings from 8:30am to 10:30am (US Pacific Time Zone, first two classes are 3 hours long ending at 11:30am) starting on May 15th. The entire program of this class will last 5 months. Students are welcome to take sections, Part A, B, or C only.
All eleven classes will be recorded for students who are unable to attend live.
Full Course Price:
General Public: $1000.00
WPC Members: $850.00
GMP 2021 Students: $600.00