Have you ever considered studying natural medicine as a way to enhance your life and optimize your health?
Have you ever wanted to know more about the theories used in Oriental and traditional Chinese medicine?
Are you unsatisfied with the explanations given by modern day science in regards to health, psychology and well being?
Then this course is for you!
In this course we explore the one of the oldest and most field tested theories ever developed by the ancient Chinese - The 5 Element Theory.
The 5 Element theory is a framework that helps us to explain health, disease, the relationships between our organs and the connection of our body to our mind.
We will learn about:
Inside the course are a host of videos, quizzes and downloadable handouts to support and enhance your learning.
At the end of this course you will have a good understanding as to the 5 elements and be able to apply this knowledge to treat any imbalances and/or signs of disease, as well as being able to apply the knowledge to increase overall health and vitality.
* Please note, that all the information in this course does not substitute for medical information or medical care provided to you by your medical doctor and/or your preferred health practitioner.
Downloadable document covering important points regarding the Earth element.
A presentation covering the Metal element.
A presentation covering the Water element.
Downloadable document covering important points regarding the Water element.
A presentation covering the Wood element.
A presentation covering the Fire element.
An important video explaining the relationships between the 5 elements. We explore the Shen cycle and the Ko cycle.
A common sequence of disease and how it plays out. I also discuss how to intervene and treat the disease before it gets too serious.
Downloadable document covering the 5 body types and their connection to the 5 Elements.
An introduction into the 3 main sources of energy according to Chinese medicine.
A video to answer any final questions and leave you with some final words of guidance.
Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor, psychotherapist and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine from Brisbane, Australia.
He specialises in blasting people out of stagnation, anxiety and depression and into a more inspired life using the internal sciences of yoga and Chinese medicine to awaken their healing potential.
He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.
In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.
Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.
Michael's other interests include world music, multimedia arts, reading, dancing, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.