Ba Zi – The Three Essentials, Luzern, Switzerland – 2019/2021

This lecture will take place online.

Help your patients understand the underlying connections of their health disorders

After years of clinical practice, the Si Yuan Team’s Master had discovered that many people’s difficulties in life and health problems are rooted in one or more of these factors : Timing (Ba Zi), Environment (Feng Shui) and People (Relationships). These Three Elements are key factors in achieving true physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being in all areas of life.

Read an example of Ba Zi analysis and acupuncture treatments for:
– infertility Caz_Julie_Infertility
– tinnitus, chronic fatigue and pain KL_Laura Tinnitus_Chronic Fatigue_Pain

“Seasonal Balance” Advanced class discusses the importance of “Timing” when formulating a treatment. Ba Zi is like a fingerprint that is unique to each person, based on their personal timing versus seasonal timing. This was Si Yuan’s Master’s most advanced area of research and practice.

How can Ba Zi profoundly improve your pratice ?

  • Understand a patient’s strengths and weaknesses by inner constitution as well as timing. (Applications for infertility, medication, surgical procedures, etc.)
  • Improve your communication with patients by better understanding their personality, behaviour, thinking patterns, fears, etc.
  • Deepen your diagnosis to design more precise acupuncture treatments or customize your prescriptions (environmental design, nutrition, herbs, etc.)
  • Diagnose and help your patient release emotional blockages from the past that are triggering or maintaining current diseases
  • Predict possible evolutions of health, prevent or decrease the intensity of potential illnesses

Why is the Three Essentials class fundamental for all healthcare practitioners ?

  • If you hit a plateau in some cases when using the Balance Method, you need to look at these deeper levels. This is especially important in patients with shen disorders, chronic complaints and recurring problems
  • Very soon, Western medical advances will be able to heal many diseases on a physical organ level, yet we, as practitioners, must focus on the prevention of disease as well as mental/emotional well-being
  • The most important person and influence in your life is YOU. As you learn more about your own Ba Zi chart, you will make discoveries about yourself and the type of people who enrich your life and benefit your career

How to use Ba Zi as a consultant ? (for non-healthcare practitioners)

  • Analyze clients/friends/associates/relatives’ interaction dynamic, thinking, behaviour, etc.
  • Learn and advise how to accept and adapt to different personalities
  • Study compatibility for couples, business partners, associates, etc.
  • Provide more reliable advice and recommendations for all aspects of life by understanding how to follow one’s life flow and taking the best out if it at every moment
  • Have fun giving powerful insights into people’s lives!

This series of classes is mainly dedicated to the study of Ba Zi as a Timing factor. However, advanced Chinese philosophy on how all three factors influence our lives as a whole will be incorporated. The goal is to use all Three Essentials together to cultivate a fuller, richer and happier life.

For more information about The Three Essentials, please visit this page.

Conference in English, translated into German.

No Prerequisite: this class is open to everybody, not only health practitioners!

The Three Essentials Level 1: 10H-18H: 2019 – January 24th to 27th

The Three Essentials Level 2: 10H-18H: 2019 – September 5th to 8th Prerequisite: The Three Essentials Level 1

The Three Essentials Level 3: 10H-18H: 2020 – 30th, 31st January, 1st, 2nd February Prerequisite: The Three Essentials Level 2

The Three Essentials Level 4: Prerequisite: The Three Essentials Level 3

Session 1: 2021 – March 11 – 14 (from 9:00 – 13:00, Paris time)

Session 2: 2021 – April 15 – 18 (from 9:00 – 13:00, Paris time)

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.

The Three Essentials Level I – 4 days

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 II – 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.

Before you join the class, please study the handouts for Level II and exercise yourself using the videos provided in the “Learning tools” webpages.

The Three Essentials Level III – 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 IV – 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.

Before you join the class, please review the handouts for Level III and exercise yourself using the videos provided in the “Learning tools” webpages.


Tuition (inclusive of all taxes).

Please kindly print out your handouts
Prerequisite: Level 3
Prerequisite: Level 2. Please kindly print out your handouts and bring them to the class!
Prerequisite: Level 1. Please kindly print out your handouts and bring them to the class!
This class is the necessary prerequisite for all Three Essentials levels. Please kindly print out your handouts and bring them to the class!

    Gerald Friz Lic. Ac.

    Silvia del Conte

  • Nora Morenza Lic. Ac.

    Sandra Wilfert Dipl.Ac.
    +49 176/39062700 (10H - 18H)

    Vanessa Leite Dipl.Ac.
    +351 939418126
  • Si Yuan Balance Method SARL
    Avenue Edouard-Dapples 24
    1006 Lausanne

    Cancelation Policy

    80% refund will be offered if we receive your cancellation at the latest 15 business days before the first day of the seminar you registered to. No refund will be issued after the 15 days' deadline. All refunds are issued in euros or Swiss francs, depending on the available funds of Si Yuan Balance Method SARL. Any bank fees, commissions or exchange rates related to the refund are the responsibility of the customer. Such fees will not be covered by Si Yuan Balance Method SARL.