The Challenges of Unbalanced Great Movements – answers and solutions in clinic

   Speakers: Rani Eyal andJoan Duveen

Language: English


This Lecture is suitable for Advanced

This seminar is a follow-up meeting of the seminar Applications of Classical Human Typologies in Acupuncture Clinic – The 10 Great Movements.

Colleagues who studied acupuncture according the stems and branches before are able to follow this seminar.

The 10 Stems and Great Movements describe in a mystical way the manifestation of Cosmic Qi into a human being, thus forming the centre of the Individual that

expresses itself outwards during life. By gaining a deeper understanding of the meaning and quality of each Stem and Great

Movement, we achieve a better understanding of our patients and also ourselves. This will help us in our understanding of the imbalances that lead to disease and give guidance for treatment principles. We will explore the deeper meaning of each Stem & Great Movement from the viewpoint of Classical Chinese Philosophy and apply this practically to give insight into the individual typologies, related Pulse qualities and treatment strategies.

We will discuss, more in detail, the 5 Movements, the 5 Shen and the (un-) conscious short and long term solutions and other possible choices in trying to balance the Heavenly Stems and Great movements to gain health again. We will study the clinical implications and focus on pulse diagnose (Wu Xing pulses, Wei, Ying, Jing, special San Jiao). There will be time for understanding the theory of these subjects as well as practicing pulse diagnosis skills, related to these subjects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Wu Xing -The 5 Movements, pulses of 5 Shen and 4 possibilities, Jing,Qi,Ying,San Jiao
  2. Understanding of the nature of each Great Movement and Heavenly Stem
  3. Insights into and understanding of psycho-emotional consequences 4. Attendees will receive tools to work with 10 HS and 10 GM in clinic
  4. Attendees will receive tools to work with 10 HS and 10 GM in clinic
  5. Subdue and revenge in Great Movements


  1.      Lectures in class and personal from Dr. van Buren from 1982 till 2003
  2.      Fung Yu-Lan A history of Chinese philosophy Vol I and II, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1983
  3.      Das chinesischen Denken. Inhalt-Form-Character. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt, 1985
  4.      Books from Larre, C.s.j. & E. Rochat de la Valee with also personal and class teachings since 1985
  5.      Needham. J. Science and Civilisation in China Vol II, III, IV. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1962
  6.      Schipper, K. Tao, de levende religie van China. Meulenhof, Amsteram, 1988
  7.      Nei Jing, Nan Jing, I Jing, Mai Jing in several editions

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