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Wu Xing physiology and its intimate relationship with the Zang Fu patterns March 2017

Sunday 19 March @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Chinese medicine is holistic in nature and treats the person, unlike Western medicine that treats presenting symptoms in independent organ systems.
When people present in clinic they often have a complex and wide range of seemingly unrelated signs and symptoms.
Pattern, or syndrome, differentiation takes  the person’s many signs and symptoms (from the physical to the spiritual) back to the five organs of the wu xing, their physiology  and the relationships between the five zang and their six fu.  This allows the practitioner to draw together  all of the threads in a  person’s life and make a comprehensive, understandable and treatable pattern/s out of it.
Pattern differentiation  is achieved by taking a skilful and comprehensive history that combines the physiology of the wu xing (Five Phases) and the function of the zang fu (solid and hollow organs) to make an holistic diagnosis which defines the ben and the biao and subsequent treatment.
Chinese medicine history taking is an art  that allows use of the  wu xing and the zang fu in pattern diagnosis and understanding.The 4 hour workshop will provide the following:

*         revision of the wu xing and their physiology

*         discussion about one major, commonly seen pattern for each of the five organs

*         demonstration with one clinical case, on how to use the wu xing physiology and zang fu patterns in  practice

*         interactive teaching so attendees can participate, and have fun learning

*         handouts on the wu xing and zang fu patterns

CPD 4 hours approved by NZASA

Dr Joan Campbell is an integrative health professional and registered medical practitioner specialising in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, working in her own well-established practice in Auckland..

She has worked in medicine and allied fields since 1966, including as a registered nurse, medical doctor, GP obstetrician, psychologist (specialising in head injury), Chinese acupuncturist since 1989, undergraduate teacher at the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine for six years, and University teacher of post graduate Chinese medicine and acupuncture programmes for health professionals at Auckland University of Technology from 1995 – 2014.
She is the founder and former president of the New Zealand Institute of Acupuncture Inc and founder and immediate past Chairman of the New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc.

Time: 8.45 – 1PM (registration at 8.30am)

Date: Sunday 19th March 2017

Place: Nyima Tashi-Kagyu Buddhist Centre
30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1021, New Zealand

Parking: Plenty of free on-street parking

Cost: $70 NZIA members  $90 non members

Tea & Coffee & Morning Tea provided.

To attend the course please pay $70 0r $90  in to Kiwibank 38-9018-0363505-00 our brand new account. Please update the account number if you have us in your payee list.

Please leave your name and Wu Xing as the reference.

And send us an email to confirm.

You will  be issued with your certificate and receipt after the course. Thank you.


Morning Tea

Morning Tea Menu
Club sandwich’s with cucumber, curried egg and watercress
Petite scones with home made berry compote and Chantilly cream
Chocolate truffle cake with creme anglaise
Little samosas with tamarind and yogurt


Sunday 19 March
8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Sam North


Nyima Tashi Kagyu Buddhist Centre
30b Pollen Street, Ponsonby
Auckland, 1021 New Zealand
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