Applied Channel Theory Module 1

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Applied Channel Theory Module 1

August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Taught by Jason Robertson, L.Ac.

Due to rising cases of coronavirus nationally, we are shifting our in-person weekend this August with Jason Robertson to an interactive one-day online course. The 7.5 PDA approved live classroom will introduce six-channel physiology and treatment from the perspective of Applied Channel Theory (經絡醫學 jīng luò yī xué). ACT is a current of thinking in contemporary acupuncture developed by Beijing professor Wang Juyi (王居易) over 50 years of practice, study and teaching. When considering clinical application in ACT, the goal is to foster conceptualization in each student’s mind of a moving, living system instead of a collection of fixed point protocols for given complaints or diseases. Through the development and application of a classical way of seeing physiology and pathology, students will open doors to new clinical insight while creating skills for innovative and individualized acupuncture treatments.

At the heart of Applied Channel Theory is a belief that clinical results will improve significantly if one can combine classical systems thinking with palpatory diagnostic technique. For this reason, a true transmission of Professor Wang’s life work must include not only theory but also technical training in careful channel examination. To that end, this class will serve as both a stand-alone introduction to ACT and a preliminary course to be followed by a two-day hands-on course to be held at Jung Tao in 2021, date TBD.

Class Details:

Introduction to Six Channel Physiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Clinical Reasoning in East Asian Medicine
  • Six Channel Theory and Classical Physiology
  • Foundations of Point Location
  • Introduction to ACT Clinical Reasoning Strategies

Taiyin and Yangming Systems

  • Taiyin and Yangming as a Balanced Post-Natal System
  • Clinical Application of Taiyin and Yangming Point Pairings

Shaoyin and Taiyang Systems

  • Shaoyin and Taiyang as Providers of Heat and Cold
  • ·Clinical Application of Shaoyin and Taiyang Point Pairings

Jueyin and Shaoyang Systems, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Jueyin and Shaoyang – Movement of qi and blood
  • Clinical Application of Jueyin and Shaoyang Point Pairings


Dr. Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易). Mr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 30 years and trained in Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle and is a full-time faculty member at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. Dr. Robertson has taught courses on acupuncture channel theory and diagnosis around the world and has been recognized by the Beijing Administration of Chinese Medicine as one of five official apprentices of Wang Juyi.

Learn more about Applied Channel Theory.

  • $125 registration
  • $100 student/faculty/alumni discount

Learn more or register by contacting the Jung Tao School at (828) 297-4181 or email


August 29, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free – $300


Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine
207 Dale Adams Road
Sugar Grove, NC 28679


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