The History of Acupuncture
What you'll learn
- The rich heritage of health wisdom that you tap into when you give or receive an acupuncture treatment
- An overview of the diverse modern world of acupuncture - its origins, history, spread and development
- How to answer your patients' questions about the history of acupuncture
- Understand what other practitioners are talking about when they talk about Sun Simiao or the Suwen
- Awareness of acupuncture concepts
You’ll gain an overview of the diverse modern world of acupuncture - its origins, history, spread and development. And be inspired about the rich heritage of health wisdom that we tap into when we give or receive an acupuncture treatment
The history of acupuncture is a very beautiful journey. It's a glorious tale of China, and other nearby civilisations, over several millennia, and that’s before we even start with the complex web of transmission that brought that knowledge to the rest of the world.
This course gives a nice clear overview, from the Yellow Emperor in neolithic China, through to modern innovations like battlefield acupuncture. It explores questions like:
Just how old is acupuncture?
How to know your Nei Jing from your Nan Jing
Does acupuncture = TCM = the distilled essence of ancient Chinese medical wisdom?
How the heck did they think up acupuncture in the first place?
Just how did acupuncture reach you and me today, all the way from its origins in China thousands of years ago?
The role of women in the history of acupuncture
This course is for practitioners (and anyone else with some knowledge or interest in acupuncture) keen to build your understanding of our history. I It will empower you to:
Answer your patients' questions with confidence
Have a better sense of what other practitioners are on about when they talk about Sun Simiao or the Nei Jing
*** NOTE *** This course takes about 3.5 hours to complete - it is made up of 2:22 hours of video, and arouund 1:10 hours of PDFs
Who this course is for:
- Acupuncturists (and anyone else with an interest in acupuncture)
I qualified in acupuncture in 2005, and built a successful practice in London. I'm now enjoying more sunshine, in my early days of building a practice in Perth, Australia.
I am the author of the Five Elements Reference Cards, and I love practicing integrated TCM and Five Element style acupuncture. I find them hugely complementary to and synergistic with each other.
From earlier in life I have a degree from Oxford University, and teaching experience. I like to think I have a talent for explaining complicated things with some lightness, clarity and fun.
Not long ago I realised I wanted to understand more about the history of our extraordinary medicine, and off I went, down the rabbit hole!
I'm in love with acupuncture. I have been for some time. And here I am, keen to share some of the love, and knowledge, I've picked up along my path.