For many kinesiologists first encountering Chinese medicine, one of the greatest attractions is that it addresses the whole person, seamlessly integrating body, mind and spirit within it’s understanding of human health and disease.
The goal of Five Element treatment is to enhance personal alignment with what the ancient Daoists called the Laws of Nature. When living in accordance with these Laws, the health of the body, mind and spirit is supported.
In the context of kinesiology, the Elements correspond to a matrix of specific muscles, organs, glands, meridians as well as emotions, attitudes, virtues and behaviours.
One of the underlying principles of acupoint selection is that each point on a channel has a unique effect on the Organ, much like each hole on a flute produces a different note.
Yin corresponds to the organs that store Qi.
The yin organs are more stable and constant, representing more of the homeostatic mechanisms of the body. As they work with maintaining the body’s foundation, they’re both more consequential and more vulnerable.
Each Yin organ also ‘houses’ a particular spiritual aspect of a human being.
- Mind (Shen) – Heart
- Ethereal Soul (Hun) – Liver
- Corporeal Soul (Po) – Lungs
- Intellect (Yi) – Spleen
- Will-Power (Zhi) – Kidneys
Collectively these are referred to as the ‘Five Shen’, a complex of all five mental-spiritual aspects of a human being, i.e. the Shen itself, the Hun, the Po, the Yi and the Zhi. This is also often translated as the ‘Five Spirits’ or vital organ intelligences embodied in our heart, liver, lungs, spleen and kidneys.
Five Shen theory is the Daoist understanding of the working of ego, or personal self, called ‘heart-mind’ (xin) in Chinese. The Shen represents the forces that shape our personality including mental and spiritual aspects.
It is the most subtle and non-material type of Qi.
This course journeys through the Five Elements and within them the spiritual associations of key acupoints, exploring their names, functions, and practical healing use in the kinesiology environment.
You will gain strong foundation from both classroom instruction and practical application, along with being able to confidently apply the course material immediately in your own clinic.
What you will learn:
- Understanding the Law of the Five Elements at its deepest level, including the spiritual pathways of the muscle-organ/glands associated with the primary meridians and how to use these in clinical practice to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
- Identify key areas of the body where tensions and constrictions may be associated with spiritual (Shen) imbalances.
- How to apply advanced acupressure corrections through a clinical understanding of energy medicine to create a ‘flow state’ across the Ke and Sheng cycles.
- Enhanced sensitivity to subtle energies and techniques that will allow you to discover the nature and use of acupoints, medicinals, flower essences, and essential oils through your own intuition and vision.
- Developed a deeper understanding of the theory and application for working with the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen), creating a new and deeper level of integration between the client’s biology, psychology, and spirituality.
- How to identify key spiritual (Shen) blocks to treatment and utilising specific kinesiology protocols to improve treatment outcomes.
- You will also receive real world examples of ‘treatment organisation’ and advanced pathways for your setup and corrections for even greater practice success.
Kinesiology Techniques & Protocols
- Five Shen (Finger Mode & Protocol) and how to apply alchemical acupressure corrections for the spiritual pathways of the muscle-organ/glands associated with the primary meridians.
- Shen Harmony (Finger Mode & Protocol) to identify key spiritual (Shen) blocks to treatment and acupoints that can be used to support the health of the Five Shen.
- Windows of the Sky (Acupoints & Protocol) can be used to balance the body when the Qi and Blood (or Yin/Yang) of the head and body miscommunicate. Symptomatology includes things such as mental/emotional issues (most things related to the Sky or Heaven deal with the Mind). The name of ‘Sky’ or ‘Heaven’ denotes the connection that these points are suggested to have with the Mind and the term ‘window’ implies that they open the Mind up to be accessed by the therapist.
- Acupressure Formatting for the ZangFu (Yin & Yang Organs).
- Three Dantian (Finger Mode & Protocol) including the theory and application for working with the Three Treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen), creating a new and deeper level of integration between the client’s biology, psychology, and spirituality.
Take your Clinical Practice to the Next Level
This essential course combines theoretical exploration, practical hands-on skill development, relevant background readings and clinical case studies, along with being supported by an ongoing vibrant online group learning community.
Accreditation: 29 hours Category B with the Australian Kinesiology Association (AKA)