8 Video Classes in 2 Parts
18 credits NCCAOM (Provider #287)
Unlimited access to all 8 videos and handouts
Part A: 3 Classes, 8 Hours
Part B: 5 Classes, 10 Hours
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Japanese abdominal diagnosis or Fukushin is the diagnostic art developed in medieval Japan (Edo period 1603-1867 CE) based on the classical writings by Zhang Zhongjing. Careful inspection of the Shanghan Zabing Lun reveals countless references to abdominal conditions that could only have been diagnosed by actual palpation of the abdomen. The skill however never fully developed in China but flourished in Japan. Throughout history, two major schools and types of abdominal diagnosis developed; Nanjing and Shanghan Lun schools, which respectively diagnose the abdomen in service of either acupuncture or meridian treatment, and herbal treatment.
The purpose of this class is to improve practitioners’ clinical skills to diagnose. They will learn to match abdominal findings with herbal prescriptions.
Introduction to Fukushin
Class 1 (3hrs): History of Fukushin, Kanpo (Kampo), Japanese scholars, and Japanese cultural concept of the abdomen. Function of six conformations and its map reflected on the abdomen.
Class 2 (3hrs): 13 pathological abdominal findings and herbal methods to treat each pattern.
Class 3 (2hrs): How to palpate the abdomen: video of palpation sequence and technique. Learn how to chart abdominal findings.
Shang Han Lun & Jin Gui Yao Lue Formulas and Abdominal Patterns
Class 4 (2hrs): Review and discussion from previous classes. Formulas that treat abdominal fullness and emptiness.
Class 5 (2hrs): Formulas that treat epigastric congestion, hardness and resistance. Formulas that treat subcostal distention, fullness, and resistance.
Class 6 (2hrs): Formulas that treat water sound. Formulas that treat rectus abdominus muscle tightness.
Class 7 (2hrs): Formulas that treat pulsations.
Class 8 (2hrs): Formulas that treat blood stasis, pain, peri-umbilical hardness and lower abdominal hardness.