Conferences, seminars and other teachings planned for the year to come

Unless otherwise stated, teachings are online.

3:30 to 5:00 pm (EDT) - 8:30 to 10:00 pm (UK Time) - 9:30 to 11:00 pm (Paris Time)

Jan. 22 : The making of theChongmai . How this extraordinary channel appeared as an essential pathway and its links with the pathological upsurge of qi in the abdomen, chest and back.

Feb. 19 & March 18 : Presentation and study of the points having chong 衝 in their name. Qichong (氣衝 St 30), Chongyang (衝陽 St 42), Chongmen (衝門 Sp 12), Tianchong (天衝 GB 9), Taichong (太衝 Liv 3), Shaochong (少衝 Ht 9), Zhongchong (中衝 PC 9), Guanchong (關衝 SJ 1).

April 22 : The meaning of the couple formed with ZHI (志, will) and YI (意, intent); its role and importance in the patient.

May 13 : More on the couple formed with ZHI (志, will) and YI (意, intent); its role and importance in the practitioner.

60$ per class with CEU, 45$ without.

Your choice of 6 classes: 300$ with CEU, 225$ without.

Your choice of 3 classes: 150$ with CEU, 110$ without.

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Zhuangzi chapter 14.
Saturday March. 2 & Sunday March. 3, 2024
3:00pm to 7:30pm (London) - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (EDT)

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Friday Feb.2, 2024, 9:00am to 10:30am (PDT) - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (EDT)


Through the examination of the rich classical texts, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how joy relates to health and how the Chinese classics can inform modern thought.



ELATION AND JOY (xi le 喜樂)

In Classical Chinese Medicine, Elation (xi 喜) and Joy (le 樂) are both related to the Heart-mind, to the Fire Qi. But there are significant differences between the two. Whichever English word is chosen to translate each Chinese character, unhealthy xi (喜) is an excess of the Fire Qi, while le (樂) cannot usually be in excess, only in deficiency.

We will study the meaning of each character, their clinical differences and see how they correspond to the double aspect of the Fire, sovereign and minister.


Lingshu Institute

A new series of 6 online CEU Classes

Nov. 11 & 12 2023 - Feb. 3 & 4 - March 16 & 17 - April 27 & 28 - June 8 & 9 2024.

Each Saturday : One aspect of the Laws of Nature according to Worsley’s 5 Elements with Peggy ARENT

Each Sunday : Chinese Laws of Nature according to Chinese traditional view with Elisabeth ROCHAT.

Saturday, Nov.11 & Sunday, Dec. 12 : How the Qi becomes the Five Elements.The law of Mother and Child.

Origin, development and meaning of the concept of Qi : The yin yang of the Four Seasons.

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Interpreting the Emotions with Classical Chinese Medicine

On January 13 & 14, 2024

9 am to 4 pm (ETD) - 6 am to 10 pm (PDT) - 2 pm to 9 pm (London Time)

For information and registration: (828) 225-3993




A vision of the emotion based on Chinese classical texts. For what reason, physiological as well as psychological, they start; how they affect the normal interactions of the qi in a human being, disorganise the flowing of blood and qi, disturb the functioning of the organs at their very core. How we can apprehend them according to the Five phases or elements, to treat them better. The role of the heart is described as the place where spiritual, intellectual, mental, emotional aspects of life are unified and ruled.

After a general presentation of the views of emotions in classical Chinese texts of philosophy and medicine, each of the emotions will be discussed in detail. We describe how each emotion may injure the organ it is related to and what is the mechanism for the symptoms and pathologies they cause; also, since all the relationships which exist between the various functions of the body may be involved, how an organ may be affected by various emotions and how an emotion may affect different organs.

During the presentation, we will explain the Chinese characters for each of the emotions allowing a deeper understanding and a better approach of what they are in Chinese thought.

The basic texts on the emotions, directly translated from the classical books of medicine (Huangdi Neijing Suwen & Lingshu), will be provided to the students.


A Two-hour class on the Heart Protector

On March 6, 2024

4:00 to 7:00 pm (PDT) - 7:00 to 10:00 pm (EDT)

For information and registration: (828) 225-3993




In Chinese medicine, the heart presents a double aspect; it is the sovereign, the great master of my life, in fact my life itself or myself.

As myself, the heart is the unity of all functions, physiological as well as psychological or mental, of all emotions and sense organs; its is the Oneness of all that composes me, constitutes an « I ».

of all that composes me, constitutes an « I ». A specific function is attached to this heart, call its protection and connection (xin bao luo), usually (but not accurately) translated as « pericardium ».

We'll be examining this function in classical Chinese medicine, how it differs from the sovereign while remaining totally dependent on and at the service of the sovereign.

We'll analyse its relationship with blood and qi, and its regular flow to all parts of the body, with the organs and pathways, with emotions and the working of the mind.

We will study the difference between its channel - called Xinzhu or hand Jueyin - and the channel that expresses the function of the heart as sovereign (hand Shaoyin).

We will contemplate the relation between the function of the heart protection and connection and the sea of qi in the center of the chest (Danzhong).

The purpose of this class is to give a better and clearer understanding of the differences between the sovereign and the ministerial fires, and of the qualities and specific features of the heart protection and connection.

It gives a more accurate clinical approach of the Heart and a more efficient use of the points of the two fire meridians.

The teaching is made through a careful reading and understanding of the classical texts of medicine, given in translation to the students.


November 13 to 16: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm (EDT) - 8.00 am to 12.00 pm (PDT)

Zang & fu. Suwen ch.8, the 12 officials.

The vital circulations, meridian, luo, jing bie, jinjing, extra meridians.

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Video Teachings

Some past classes and other teachings are available as online videos, in most cases also in a version valid for Credits (CEU, PDA and other). More details in the Online Teachings page.

Teachings in French and other languages

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