Applied Channel Theory Workshop

An Introduction to physiology, palpation and diagnosis

Improve your diagnostic skills, bring reliability and logic to your acupuncture treatments with Channel Theory and palpation!

We all want to provide reliable and effective treatments to our patients. With Channel palpation, it’s easier to reach this aim with more refined diagnosis and a rational and logical choice of points.

Channel palpation is a classical diagnostic technique not often taught in modern acupuncture schools. Emphasised in the earliest acupuncture texts (Nei Jing/Nan Jing), this technique is extremely helpful for confirming diagnosis and refining point selection. It involves the careful examination and gathering of information on the acupuncture channels below the elbows and knees. Quick and easy to use, it can be easily added to your usual diagnostic.

This will improve your diagnostic skills and bring a more profound understanding of channel physiology and the nature of disease.

This two day course will focus on the basics of channel theory and the practice of channel palpation.

Subjects covered will include:

  • Classical channel physiology and a discussion of how physiology manifests with specific, palpable changes on the acupuncture channels
  • Techniques for palpating each of the twelve major channels. This section of the class will involve hands-on work by the students; palpating channels on each other with feedback from the instructor
  • Careful differentiation of channel findings and how to interpret their meanings
  • How to use information gleaned from channel palpation to refine and simplify diagnosis
  • In-depth discussion on the location of the channels and points
  • Introduction to the acupuncture treatment style (including point selection) of Wang Ju Yi (王居易). 
  • Analysis of treatment strategies and case studies based on channel examination.

Nyssa Tang

Nyssa Tang - Acupuncturist

I first met Nyssa Tang in 2014 at a Channel Palpation course organised by Qing Bai Academy of Chinese Medicine in Holland. Pr. Wang Ju-Yi was teaching the theory and Nyssa Tang with other Pr. Wang’s apprentices were teaching practical workshops.

Nyssa Tang has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2004. Upon graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Nyssa moved to Beijing, China and apprenticed for a year and a half with Dr. Wang Ju Yi. She has continued to study with Dr. Wang and is currently recognised as one of his official senior apprentices. Nyssa has facilitated and organised student trips to China and continues to teach Dr. Wang’s techniques in post-graduate programs, both domestically and abroad.