The five element (or five phase system) is a foundational component of classic Chinese medicine. It examines the relationship between our bodies and our environment, how our energetic and physical wellbeing can be reflected in the macrocosm and change of the seasons.
This course will take a closer look at the five phase system. By studying each phase with its respective time of year, we will focus on disharmonies that may arise within each elemental shift. Our focus will be on utilizing western herbs through the dynamic lens of the five elements.
The first class of the series will set the foundation. Each class thereafter will focus on the phase that correlates with the season -discussing energetics, corresponding organ systems, emotional and physical imbalances within each cycle. We will cover a materia medica of Western herbs for each phase, as well as foods and exercises to support each transition. This 6 class series is open to all levels, but it is recommended that students have some western herbal experience. This online course will be a valuable addition to the toolkit of any student or herbal clinician.
20% of all course proceeds will be donated to Stop AAPI Hate- a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating hate and racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Dates: April 29th, May 20th, June 24th, August 26th, September 23rd, October 21st
Time: 10:00-1:00 pm PST