We will be hosting a twelve-week long course on the basics of Chinese Medicine every Monday night at 8 o’clock (UT) starting on Monday 9th January 2023. Sign up for the course on Eventbrite.
We will start by looking at the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine, primarily the three treasures Jing Qi and Sghen and why they are so important and what we can do to improve the quantity and quality of them. If you want to start looking at some of the course materials beforehand please join the Facebook group for the course, the first week’s topic will be discussing the three treasures.
The Three treasures
In Ancient Chinese medicine, the “Three Treasures” (also called the “Three Jewels” or “San Bao”) are three fundamental principles that are believed to be the foundation of health and well-being. These treasures are:
- Jing (精): Jing is the essence or vital substance that is responsible for reproduction, growth, and development. It is believed to be stored in the kidneys and is thought to be the source of one’s physical and mental energy.
- Qi (气): Qi is the vital energy or life force that is present in all living things. It is believed to flow through the body along pathways called meridians, and is thought to be essential for good health and well-being.
- Shen (神): Shen is the spirit or consciousness that is responsible for one’s mental and emotional well-being. It is believed to be stored in the heart and is thought to be the source of one’s thoughts, feelings, and awareness.
In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that maintaining balance and harmony among the Three Treasures is essential for good health and well-being.
Why learn Chinese Medicine?
Well for me I did it because my teacher taught it and I wanted to learn what he was teaching. When I first started it was at a Tai Chi class and I was interested in Taoism. When I asked him if he did it he said “That’s all we do!”
One of my big stumbling blocks paradoxically was my education which stemmed from Western philosophy based firmly on Cartesian doubt. This is a method of tearing things apart until there’s nothing left. Once I encountered Chee Soo I began to realize his method was more along the lines of a jigsaw puzzle and tearing things apart was not of much use, in fact, it slowed me down considerably so I decided to become more open-minded.
Chinese Medicine was at the core of his teachings I started to realize and although he was well known as a Tai Chi and Kung Fu master it was his skill at understanding and controlling energies that made him such an outstanding healer.
This course is exactly about that, Qi or energy, and if you can just get a grip on this concept, which in actual fact is a real thing and not merely a concept of the mind, it will put you on the high road to understanding everything related to the Taoist Arts and will do more than anything else to prolong your youth and protect your health into old age.
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