The Three Essentials, USA – 2018/2019
(Ba Zi, Timing and Environmental Design Medicine)
After years of clinical practice, Si Yuan Team’s Master has discovered that many of people’s life difficulties and health problems are rooted in one or more of these factors : Timing (Ba Zi), Environment (Feng Shui) and People (Relationships).
Timing refers to our date of birth and its direct effect on our constitution. Environment refers to the places where we were born, grew up and live today. People refers to our social relationships starting with family members and later including friends and business partners.
This series of classes is mainly dedicated to the study of Ba Zi as a Timing factor. However, the instructor will also incorporate advanced Chinese philosophy on how all three factors influence our lives as a whole. Therefore, he will discuss how to evaluate people’s relationships, as well as how to customize their environmental design to their inner constitution.
Conference in English by Dr. Paul Wang, Dr. Eileen Han, and Dr. Delphine Armand.
No Prerequisite: this class is open to everybody, not only health practitioners!
The Three Essentials Level 1: 10H-18H: 2018 – February 8th to 11th, San Francisco, CA
The Three Essentials Level 1: 10H-18H: 2018 – July 12th to 15th, New York, NY
The Three Essentials Level 2: 10H-18H: 2018 – November 15th to 18th, San Francisco, CA Prerequisite: Level 1
The Three Essentials Level 3: 10H-18H: 2019 – March 7th to 10th, San Francisco, CA Prerequisite: Level 2
The Three Essentials Level 4: 10H-18H: 2019 – August 22nd to 25th, San Francisco, CA Prerequisite: Level 3
28 CEUs per Level. All classes are approved for CEUs in Category One by the California and Illinois State Boards. Please note that NCCAOM accepts California CEUs as valid units. Please check with your individual state board for specific licensing requirements.
The Three Essentials Level 1 – 4 days
This workshop teaching is designed to exercise oneself and the students will be carefully trained. Indeed, no previous study is required.
Participants will first complete understanding of each Chinese character that they will need to memorize in order to practice Ba Zi readings.
Each character will be studied as follows :
- meaning and classical origin,
- correct traditional writing,
- correct pronounciation.
Please note that it is extremely important to be very familiar with the writing, listening and meaning of all the characters introduced in this class. We strongly encourage you to visit the following “Learning tools” webpages to review and practice all the characters.
In this level, the instructor will also introduce the Three Essentials and explain the importance in clinical practice. He will discuss:
- levels of 5-element theory beyond the basics taught in school. He will relate the Five Elements to the 10 stems and 12 branches of a patient’s birth chart and how it affects their health,
- how to understand the constitutional personality and timing factors that exist in each person’s chart as a life progression,
- the birth data of some patients who have difficult disorders (students are encouraged to bring in the birth data of their patients).
By the end of the weekend, attendees will be able to lay out a person’s constitutional chart based on the date, time and place of birth.
Please note this level is mainly dedicated to the learning and practice of the correct lay out of one’s Ba Zi chart. This step is essential for future accurate analysis. Pathologies and treatments will not be discussed in this level.
The Three Essentials Level 2 – 4 days
This level will delve into the analysis of shen levels by using the birth data of your patients. The instructor will introduce the necessary tools for a more precise analysis of personality traits, family relationships, and the main flows in someone’s life. The instructor will show how to present an analysis to a patient or client and how to provide basic analysis and advices.
The instructor will bring in cases from his own practice, participants are encouraged to bring cases from their clinic or relatives.
The Three Essentials Level 3 – 4 days
This level is dedicated to the study of special kinds of Ba Zi charts. Students will study different complex patterns and will be guided to quickly identify the main pattern of someone’s chart by following simple rules. This will ensure that the interpretation of one’s chart is always accurate.
The class is based on a deeper understanding of Tian Gan (Heavenly Stems) and Di Zhi ( Earthly Branches ) and the result of their possible interaction. Both theory and practical application will be focused on. The instructor will analyze complex patterns that need a great depth of insight.
Starting from this level more class discussion and demos will show how to devise treatments based on a Ba Zi diagnosis.
The Three Essentials Level 4 – 4 days
This is the most advanced of the Three Essentials seminars and will be reserved for dedicated students who have been practicing the Three Essentials in clinical practice. This will be the most hands-on weekend and the instructor will allow for a great deal of case studies and discussion in this seminar. He will discuss his own cases, but mostly encourage students to bring up their own successes and challenges in laying out birth charts and applying it into practice. He will also go further into the idea of environmental factors, relationships to those surrounding you and how to “customize” treatments.
Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
The Radisson Martinique on Broadway
49 W. 32nd Street, New York, NY 10001
Please contact 415-447-7515 for room rate information and specify Si Yuan Balance Method Acupuncture.
Contact Alisa at 212-277-2655 and mention Si Yuan Balance Method Acupuncture for room rates.
Tuition (inclusive of all taxes).
Seats are limited!!