Topic: Zhong Ji and the Zen Archer- A Classical Perspective on Disease Dynamics
In Chinese medicine, illness or disease is seen as a process, not a fixed entity. There are two ways of viewing these processes: 1) sequential time, as discussed in the Shang Han Lun, where illnesses and their symptoms progress and transform through six channel stages and 2) analogous synchronicity, as discussed in the Nan Jing and Su Wen, where illnesses and symptoms in the body//mind resonate with phenomena occurring in nature (season, weather, plants, constellations, etc.).
Z’ev will be speaking on how to apply these principles to clinical practice, focusing on diagnostic techniques taking from the Shang Han Lun and Nan Jing, including pulse diagnosis, symptom interpretation, ‘time line’ analysis, and choosing herbal and acumoxa prescriptions.
Z’ev Rosenberg began his study of Chinese medicine in the early 1970s, with studies in macrobiotics and Shiatsu. He was introduced to the theory of Chinese medicine at that time by Michael Broffman, L. Ac. He received a degree from the Santa Fe School of natural Medicine in herbology and massage in 1976, the Kushi Institute (macrobiotics and Shiatsu) in 1979, Southwest Acupuncture College in 1983, and the Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine (post-graduate master’s degree in Oriental Medicine) in 1989. Z’ev has worked as a macrobiotic counselor and shiatsu practitioner throughout the 1970s, and has been in full-time practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine sine 1983.
He is the former president of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC), and he also has written several articles for professional Chinese medical journals, including Oriental Medicine, Protocol Journal of Botanical Medicine, Journal of Oriental Medicine in America, Journal of Chinese Medicine, and most recently The Lantern Journal.