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Explanations of Channels and Points

Course Title: Explanations of Channels and Points

Instructor: Michael Brown

Target Audience: TCM and acupuncture practitioners and students that have at least completed 2 years of training on a TCM or acupuncture course.

Number of classes: 6

Duration (total hours): 18 hr

Language: English


About the Instructor:

Michael Brown is a scholar-practitioner currently residing in Brisbane, Australia. He has been practicing since 2009, except for a year when he lived in China. He completed an Honours of Classical Chinese in 2015 at UQ. In 2019 he and Allen Tsaur released their first translation, Explanations of Channels and Points Vol 1. In 2020, he edited the Complete Compendium of Zhang Jingyue Vol 1-3, and in 2021 he released the second volume of Explanations of Channels and Points. His main areas of research are on the classics of Chinese medicine as well as understanding literary trends within medical texts.


Course Presentation:

This course will present the channels and points explicit reference to the classics, with supporting information from modern authors. It will focus on the five zang-viscera (lung, spleen, heart, kidney, liver plus the pericardium) channels and points.

Each lecture will feature one of the five zang-viscera, and begin with a brief introduction to the physiology of the zang-viscera, then anaylse the channel pathway from Lingshu chapter 10, as well as discussing relevant connections and diseases. 

We will analyse the important points of the channels, examining the meaning of the name, diseases treated, functions of the point, ancestral additions (i.e. those that have been added by later practitioners in songs) and point combinations, and finally, arguably the most important aspect of all, case studies from famous practitioners to help us better utilise these points in clinic.



Session 1: Lung

Session 2: Spleen

Session 3: Heart

Session 4: Kidney

Session 5: Liver

Session 6: Pericardium and conclusion/Q&A


Michael Brown

6 classes (18 hours)


class recording​


Explanations of Channels and Points

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