Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches: The Great Movements (dà yùn) & 10 Heavenly Stems (tiān gān)

4-day Recorded seminar

Presented by Joan Duveen

CPD Points: 24 

CPD approved/pre-approved by AACMA | Acupuncture NZ | NZASA

Online- Recorded in Melbourne Australia, July 2017

365 Days Access + Course Quiz + Downloadable CPD Certificate upon completion

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Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches (Part 1 of 3):
The Great Movements (dà yùn) & 10 Heavenly Stems (tiān gān):
The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic– Recorded Seminar

4-day Recorded seminar

Overview:

For a long time, the individual constitution of Man/Woman/Human/Person (hereafter referred to as Man in all text below) and the related destiny were elements in Chinese medicine that could not be worked on. They were fixed at birth. The Jing Luo, the connection between Heaven and Earth in Man, the system that connects Man to other people and its environment, was the only system that could be influenced. The constitution and destiny were only data. In the course of history, it became clear that the challenges of life, the responsibilities of people themselves and the free will of Man do have an influence on individual constitution and destiny.

Diagnosis and treatment according to the philosophy of Heavenly Stems (tiān gān) & Earthly Branches (dì zhī) are based on the cycles and rhythms of life by which it is possible to find the Qi configuration at the time birth, which defines the stronger and weaker aspects of the constitution. The Earthly Branches in the birth chart Qi template helps to understand the individual physical-emotional-mental development of people, the challenges and (im)balances of the Qi circulation due to the answers to these challenges, and the resulting health or disease.

Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches: The Great Movements (dà yùn) & 10 Heavenly Stems (tiān gān): The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic  is the first part in the 3-part foundation curriculum on Stems & Branches Acupuncture. It will provide registrants with a solid grasp of the overview and foundations of the system, and importantly will teach core theoretical, diagnostic and treatment methods that can be used immediately in clinic the next day. These skills will be expanded upon in further parts of the series to lead to a complete treatment system.

This recorded seminar is part 1 in a 3 part series, however, each recorded seminar in this series does not require the attendance of the previous recorded seminar to attend, due to each recorded seminar covering unique material that can be used separately in clinical application. However all 3 recorded seminars give the complete system to work with, and it is recommended that you attend each in the series, live, or access the online recordings we have on offer.

Curriculum:

This 4 day intensive recorded seminar is designed to build the first levels of foundations in Stems & Branches Acupuncture. Joan Duveen provides an introduction to this system of treatment and teaches core theoretical, diagnostic and treatment principles via a balance of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Learn how to calculate, form and interpret the foundation of the Date of Birth Chart.
  • Learn how to calculate and interpret the nature of specific weather and seasons, to determine effects on patient/self.
  • Understanding how disease can begin or progress related to certain times periods
  • Understanding the nature of each Great Movement and each Heavenly Stem
  • Learn to diagnose the constitution of the patient to provide the foundation for treatment principles

Day 1 provides an introduction and complete overview of Stems & Branches Acupuncture based on Wu Xing and the 4 Faces of Heaven. It will cover the Zi Wu Liu Zhu (Midday-Midnight Ebb-Flow) System and clarify misunderstandings from Classical Chinese medicine literature, and more…..

Day 2 & 3 focuses on the 10 Great Movements and 10 Heavenly Stems- A guide to understanding people/patients:

  • Qi | Li | Shu
  • 4 Virtues of Heaven
  • Wu Xing– The Five Heavens | The Five Movements | The Five Elements
  • 10 Heavenly Stems
  • Insights into physical, dietary, and psycho-emotional consequences
  • Like and Unlike Qi
  • 5 Host and Guest Movements

Day 4 focuses on practical exercises, examples and case histories, and applications of what has been learned over the first 3 days of the course.

 

 

 

“Treat people not diseases” – Dr. J.D. van Buren

“Treating patients using a deep understanding of the application of Classical Chinese philosophy to achieve outstanding clinical results. This is the type of Classical Acupuncture/diagnostics you always thought you’d be studying when you first commenced your Chinese Medicine education…….”

Peter Scarselletti | Director of Qiology

 

 

Outline of Stems & Branches Philosophy

Chinese philosophy describes a Human Being as standing between Heaven and Earth, being influenced by the cycles and rhythms of Heaven and nourished by Earth. Man assimilates these influences but also has an independent life, a free will, being able to conduct his or her life as an individual.

The philosophy of Stems & Branches, in the Classics, is described as the philosophy of 5 Movements and 6 Qi. In this context, “Movements” describes the many different cycles and rhythms, and “Qi” describes the inter-relatedness of everything that exists. By understanding this, one understands the life manifestation of the Universe as we perceive it, which is cyclical and in constant change and how to conduct his or her own life in harmony with universal life.
As a human being, depending on the time we were born, we have a certain character, which is determined by the cycles that were active or passive at that very time. Knowing about his or her own character and understanding it enables one to be oneself and live in harmony with the movement and rhythms of the Universe. One can adapt to constant change while staying true to his or her innate character.
As a human being, we are also born with a certain heritage, which comes from our ancestry. We are also in constant exchange and under the influence of our environment, social and environmental, and through this we develop a personal life, based on thoughts, emotions and desires.

This gives us certain challenges in life and these can be mental, emotional and physical. The way we deal with these challenges determines how we experience life.
The knowledge of our own constitution and the way it interacts with the changes given by the cycles of the Universe can give us guidance of how to conduct our lives and how to deal with our challenges so we can experience the fullness of life.
We will step out of our personal experience of life, where we are separate from the world around us and realise that we are part of a whole, which is called life, interacting with our environment in a meaningful way and giving something back to life itself

We can see that treatment according to the philosophy of Stems & Branches is not focused on the treatment of pathologies only, but on harmonising internal and external life so our patients can deal with their own challenges and lead a responsible life.
By understanding the constitution of our patients and the cycles and rhythms of life, treatment according to the philosophy of Stems & Branches will open certain doorways for change and enable them to make better choices in life. This process always involves a certain growth and development for the patient.

More important than an insight into how to treat our patients, the study and application of Stems & Branches philosophy imply self-understanding through self-reflection and internal development. It requires that we live our lives according to this philosophy, not in a dogmatic manner but through a deep understanding of our self and life. Only then will our own life, our interaction with our environment and treatment of our patients not be based on an outward projection of our own personal challenges.

The study of Stems & Branches philosophy will give us the tools to embark on this journey.

 

 

Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches: an explanation by Joan Duveen

“Treat people not diseases” (Dr. J.D. van Buren)

This is the core idea of the system known in the Western world as “Stems & Branches Acupuncture”. In the classic, Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen, it is known as The 5 Movements and 6 Qi. The meaning and understanding of this philosophy is hidden mainly within the Chapters 66-73 of this classic.

This system allows the practitioner to understand the weaker and stronger aspects of peoples’ energies based on their date of birth and constitution, and the effect of weather, the seasons, diet, free will, physical and psychological circumstances, and how these factors influence health. This leads into knowing more directly the origin and nature of pathology and symptoms in patients and treating them effectively- be it preventively or curatively. Since diseases are based on constitutions and not on symptoms, it is the case that every disease will be treated differently, because the constitution of each person is different. This leads to unique constitutional and personalised treatments. Utilizing an understanding of the cycles of energy from Heaven and Earth and their relationship to the cycles of energy in Man (Human), allow us to affect, and protect the constitutional levels of patients’ energies to help them fulfill their destiny as human beings.

My teacher Dr. J.D. van Buren, who was one of the first people in the Western world practicing Chinese medicine based on Wu Xing, met, during his studies, Dr. Chang Bin Li, from Korea, who introduced him to this system of treatment. Most of what was given to him was mainly theoretical. It is a system not common to many practitioners, even today. It was banned in China during the Cultural Revolution. It is due to Dr. van Buren’s efforts that we are able to work with it in clinic today. Most of his practical life, besides treating patients, was dedicated to making this system available again for practitioners in acupuncture. “Treatments must be based on philosophy only” was one of his other famous expressions. “Many students learn a lot about Chinese philosophy, but have no tools to apply it” he said to me not long before he passed away in 2003.

I had the privilege to study with Dr. van Buren closely for 21 years and have promised him to continue his work. Since 1987 I have taught the Philosophy of 5 Movements and 6 Qi to hundreds of people in Europe and Israel as a Post-Graduate course and also to teachers who were trained to continue this work. There are also other colleges now that include Stems & Branches in their basic teaching program. The oral knowledge Dr. van Buren received was also given to me orally. Since he invited me to study with him, I have dedicated my professional life to developing a teaching program where people will be enabled to include this unique form of constitutional acupuncture into their daily clinical practice.

After multiple requests from Qiology’s director over the last years, I have agreed to offer these unique teachings to acupuncturists in Australia.

Joan Duveen

About the Presenter

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Joan Duveen

Joan Duveen, born in 1950, originally trained and worked as a physiotherapist in his own private clinic, in a health centre, until 1990. In these years he was also a teacher in anatomy, physiology and massage at a college for physiotherapy.

Joan commenced studying Chinese medicine in 1975. He graduated from the Dutch Society for Acupuncture, Holland in 1982, and he graduated with a B.Ac in 1986 at ICOM Holland and was personally invited by Dr van Buren to study at ICOM in England, where he completed his M.Ac in 1991.

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He was a regular staff member at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), UK, for 16 years, teaching Chinese Medicine in years 3 and 4. During these years, and up until the death of Dr. van Buren, Joan was able to study and observe closely with Dr. van Buren. Joan sees it as his task to keep the legacy of Dr van Buren’s work alive. This involves the practical application of Chinese philosophy and the philosophical ideas of the Chinese calendar in the acupuncture clinic, particularly the philosophy of the Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches.

He is a co-founder of the Study centre PaKua (Studiecentrum PaKua). This study centre organizes post-graduate courses in Philosophical Chinese medicine. After 13 years he resigned as chairman of Study centre Pakua, being convinced that the objectives of the organization continue to be propagated.

In 1992 Joan travelled to China with Dr van Buren and Pauline van Buren to visit the Colleges and hospitals of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Besides being a practitioner in his private clinic in Holland, he has been an international presenter since 1987 in Chinese philosophy and acupuncture in Holland, England, Germany, Israel, Norway and Poland, and more recently, Australia.

He is specialized in paediatrics (studied with Julian Scott), pulse diagnosis (studied with Dr. van Buren and Dr. L. Hammer and others), acupuncture according to the Five Elements and the philosophy of Stems & Branches, taking into account the constitutional energies by birth, based on the Chinese calendar, and has written several articles on these subjects in magazines for Chinese Medicine.

Joan is the author of the book- Applying Stems and Branches Acupuncture in Clinical Practice: Dynamic Dualities in Classical Chinese Medicine – published by Singing Dragon:
https://uk.singingdragon.com/products/applying-stems-and-branches-acupuncture-in-clinical-practice
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Apart from spending time with his wife, four children and four grandchildren, and when not teaching, Joan spends time studying Chinese Philosophy, Chinese Medicine, the use of the Yi Jing in the clinic, and keeping healthy with various spiritual and health practices.

As is required by National Law, we disclose that Joan Duveen is not a registered health professional within Australia.

To see more information on the Master Acupuncturist whom Joan continues the legacy of today, please read the information about Dr. van Buren below.

Who was Dr. Johannes Diedericus van Buren?

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As the need arose, Dr. van Buren taught extensively around the world, and it was said that to observe him in the clinic was an inspirational experience for both students and patients alike. After receiving an original text: “System of A New Philosophy by Dualistic Monism” from Sino-Korean Dr. Chang Bing Li, Dr. van Buren made it his life’s work to preserve and develop “Stems & Branches Acupuncture,” a unique and traditional acupuncture treatment system that was banned during the Cultural Revolution in China. Dr. van Buren founded the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in 1974, which is renowned for turning out some of the most prominent acupuncture practitioners and educators in the world, such as Dr. Leon Hammer, Peter Firebrace, Peter Deadman, Peter van Kervel, Joan Duveen, Giovanni Maciocia and Roisin Golding.

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At the time of his passing, Dr. van Buren had practiced acupuncture for almost 50 years and left an impressive legacy that is continued to this day.

For an article that does justice to the fascinating life of Dr. J.D. van Buren, please go to this link: http://orientalmed.ac.uk/interview-with-dr-van-buren/

 


Overview on the 3-Part Foundation Curriculum of Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches

This curriculum is designed to gradually build the skills of practitioners and students in theoretical foundations, diagnostic and treatment methods of Stems & Branches Acupuncture. The curriculum allows attendees to gain rapid competency in this unique system of treatment, to start achieving instant results in clinic, but it should be understood that this system of treatment takes time to develop and master.

3-Part Foundation Curriculum Seminars:

Part 1:

The Great Movements (dà yùn) & 10 Heavenly Stems (tiān gān):The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic

(For the course curriculum of this first part in the series, please proceed to the Introduction tab for comprehensive information).

Part 2:

The 12 Earthly Branches (dì zhī) & The Deep Qi/Energy: The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic

Part 3:

The 6 Divisions (liù qì)- Host and Guest Qi, Celestial Concordances and Corrective Qi + the 24 Seasons: The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic

 

Description

4-day Recorded seminar

Presented by Joan Duveen

CPD Points: 24 

CPD approved/pre-approved by AACMA | Acupuncture NZ | NZASA

Online- Recorded in Melbourne Australia, July 2017

365 Days Access + Course Quiz + Downloadable CPD Certificate upon completion

AU$900.00 +$90GST (GST applicable on orders from Australia only)

Which practitioners/students will benefit from taking this course?

  • Those wishing to study a profound and effective Chinese Classical Acupuncture style
  • Those wishing to gain skills to address their patients on a deep constitutional level to enhance clinical outcomes
  • Those wanting to take their level of understanding of Chinese Classical Acupuncture to the next level
  • Those wishing to gain a greater understanding of Chinese Philosophical concepts (the foundations of our medicine), and apply them effectively in their treatments for outstanding clinical results.
  • Those with an interest in how Chinese Astrological, Time, and Seasonal influences affect their patients, and how to apply knowledge of these influences into their treatments, applicable in either the norther or souther hemispheres.
  • Practitioners/students who wish to move deeper into the foundations of Chinese Classical Acupuncture systems, and move towards integration with or away from other systems of treatment.
  • Those wishing to learn methods of treatment that will prevent the onset of illness in patiens by determining constitutional weaknesses utilising unique diagnostic methods.

Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches (Part 1 of 3): The Great Movements (dà yùn) & 10 Heavenly Stems (tiān gān): The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic – Recorded Seminar

4-day recorded seminar

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia- July 2017

Duration: TBA
CPD: TBA

What do I need to know about Online attendance?

  • A recorded seminar access email will be sent to you automatically upon your registration, with the course access instructions. Please check your junk email folder if you have not received this email, after your registration.
  • There are course notes and chart downloads included in this course and a quiz. They are all contained within your course modules. After completion of the quiz, our system will generate you a downloadable Formal CPD certificate with your name on it.

 

“There’s something deeply primordial about Joan’s teachings and understanding.  They have been to us like a call to a Way that has been lost to all but all Peoples for a very long time.
Through them we have been able to reconnect with both our family’s ancestors and our own embodied authenticity.  Our place on this land, and under this sky.  It is not only the medicine we practice that has seen benefit.”

Anonymous

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Joan Duveen is the author of the book:
Applying Stems and Branches Acupuncture in Clinical Practice: Dynamic Dualities in Classical Chinese Medicine (published by Singing Dragon)
https://uk.singingdragon.com/products/applying-stems-and-branches-acupuncture-in-clinical-practice

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Videos samples from Joan Duveen’s last seminar tour in Australia in 2017:

 

Seminar content preview from a recent interview with Joan Duveen about the 2019 Seminar Recording:
Acupuncture According to the Philosophy of Heavenly Stems & Earthly Branches (Part 2 of 3):
The 12 Earthly Branches (dì zhī) & The Deep Qi/Energy:
The Foundations and Philosophy Applied in Clinic

 

 

 

For a fascinating interview with Joan Duveen on the Heavenly Qi Podcast from back in 2017, please see the link below:

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Heavenly Qi Podcast Episode 41:

Stems and Branches Acupuncture with Joan Duveen