TCM Think

Sapere aude! Dare to think for yourself
Immanuel Kant (1784)

Since the Age of Enlightenment in the 17 th and 18 th centuries it’s been our prerogative to use
our intellect and reasoning to question any kind of believes, ideas and paradigms.
It seems that we have lost this sense of questioning as TCM practitioners, speakers and
writers. Therefore we believe it’s time to resurrect this European tradition that already
started with the Greek philosopher Sokrates 500 BC.

The basic idea of TCM Think is to question our believes of Chinese Medicine, take nothing
for granted and start to look sceptical but lovingly at our own methods.

Our TCM Think morning will be a concise and well-trimmed 2 hours session.

9:15: Nils von Below: Welcome and Introduction to TCM THINK

9:15 – 9:45: Karin Kedar

There are no absolute contraindications to acupuncture needling alone. The contraindications noted for needling during pregnancy are interesting and debatable, however, they are not my topic. I will speak about when not to needle and when, even when I can, I shouldn't.

Learning when not to needle, is as important as learning when to needle.

9:50 – 10:20: Keren Sela

Our basic training in women's health teaches us of a 4 part menstrual cycle with different dominant energies and different distinct treatment principles for each phase.

I want to question this axiom and view the menstrual cycle through the lens of "yang qi".

10:25 – 10:55: Hila Yaffe

We often identify stagnation as a major cause of illness. We have become accustomed to thinking of stagnation as an obstruction of a linear motion.

However, the Chinese medicine classics, as well as modern science, teach us that motion in nature is cyclic.

I will demonstrate an understanding of stagnation as an obstruction of cycle moti.

11:00 End of session.

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