Understanding the Masters- Cultivating Good Clinical Intuition: Ancient and Modern Perspectives

Language: English

Field: Diagnostics, Classics / Philosophy, Practice

This Lecture is suitable for All levels

In this inspirational session we examine the cognitive aspects of masterful medical practice from both ancient Daoist and modern science perspectives. Looking first at the Warring States and Han dynasty masters’ quest for discerning pattern and change by means of perceptual acuity, Charles then discusses how these things have been studied in cognitive science today. Aiming to get inside the minds of the early sages in a grounded way, we discuss; intuition, yi-intention, wu wei, resonance as well as the work of legendary physicians such as Bian Que and Sun Si-miao, etc. Included are some tips on practical applications in the modern world and activities we might use to cultivate these skills in ourselves

Charles Buck is an experienced TCM clinician, educator and author known for his lucid and engaging style. His diverse interests include classical Chinese medicine, medical sciences, communication and the advocacy of his profession.

Whilst conducting brain research in 1977 he was exposed to acupuncture neuro-physiology science and this prompted a career diversion into classical acupuncture with 3-years study at ICOM (UK). In the early ‘80’s he pioneered CHM study, practice and teaching in the UK. As a faculty member at the UK’s Northern College of Acupuncture since ‘91 he led the country’s first formal CHM training there from 1994. Gaining his TCM MSc in 2000 Charles has acted as external examiner for various universities, has presented at TCM conferences and colleges across the world and published extensively. Notable is his textbook Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Roots of Modern Practice.

As past chair of the British Acupuncture Council Charles has worked for TCM advocacy, PR and branding focussing especially on the ways that science can help us gain increased legitimacy.

  1. Participants have the opportunity to improve their understanding of the classical sagely mind
  2. by the end of the session gaining meaningful interpretations of some key root ideas
  3. methods by with intutition and clinical gaze may be better honed are presented
  4. there is a changce to learn how some classical ideas can re-interpreted through the lens of neurobiology research
  1. yuri pines – envisioning eternal empire – Univ Hawaii Press 2009
  2. miranda brown – the art of medicine in early china – cambridge uni press 2015
  3. don bates (ed) knowledge and the scholarly medical traditions – Cambridge 1995
  4. Francois Jullien – A Treatiseon Efficacy – Univ Hawaii – 2004
  5. Judith Farquhar – Knowing Practice – westview press – 1994

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