YANG SHENG MASTERY

A 5 Weekend Course by Alex Jacobs in Self-Empowerment with Chinese Medicine Principles for Both YOU and YOUR PATIENTS

CITY COLLEGE of ACUPUNCTURE
LONDON, UK
& ONLINE

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  • Master the core essence of Yang Sheng
    Learn powerful self-help techniques to empower your patients to help themselves and supercharge your own health. 

 

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  • Go beyond simple generic advice 
    Learn how the external seasons, climate and day night cycle affect body physiology and pathology in a deep, tangible and highly technical way, improving your ability to not only to practice Yang Sheng but also to enchance your clinical outcomes.

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  • Deepen your appreciation of QI and Chinese Medicine 
    Experience and reinforce all the concepts of Chinese medicine in new ways and from multiple perspectives.
    Deepen your appreciation of ‘De Qi’ to improve your acupuncture and tui na skills. Reconnect your Chinese medicine knowledge to the everyday Chinese culture it is naturally embedded in

     

 

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  • Activate the potential of your practice 
    Offer ongoing education to your patients, earn extra income, attract new patients and keep existing ones in your network. Show patients how fun, enjoyable and delicious real Yang Sheng can be and give them advice that they will love to follow.

     

 

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  • Learn the theory that ties all the therapies together 
    This is a very practical course and all the theory is self-evident, i.e. you can observe, experience and feel it for yourself. It can be applied into any of the Chinese medicine therapies and is grounded in the classics. In many ways this course is also an in depth introduction to the Huang Di Nei Jing

     

 Get a fresh perspective and firm foundation in all the main self-help techniques:

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CHINESE DIETARY THERAPY

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SELF-ACUPRESSURE

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MEDICAL QI GONG

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EVERYDAY CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE

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BOOSTING
YIN, JING, QI & YANG

Watch The  introductory webinar that lays out the basic theory today for free (see Below)

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About the Speaker

 

Alex Jacobs is a practitioner of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Chinese Dietary Therapy and a Qi Gong and Tai Chi teacher working in North London. He first became interested in Chinese medicine while studying Mandarin in Taiwan 2002-2005. He returned to study and gain his qualifications in the UK and has been in practice for 10 years. He regularly returns to Taiwan and has been studying Yang Sheng in depth over the years. In 2012 he set up the London Chinese Medicine Meetup Group where he teaches monthly classes on Yang Sheng to the general public. He has a particular interest in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and is published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine on the subject of its related Chinese disease term, 'Shan disorder'. He organised the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine conference for 8 years and was elected president of the organisation in 2020. He has just taken on a position as a Clinical Supervisor in Acupuncture at the City College of Acupuncture, London. 

Activate The Potential of Your Practice

Do you feel frustrated that you can only help patients up to a certain point with Chinese Medicine Treatment without them taking action themselves?

Are you often left with the feeling that there is so much more that patients can get from living life according to Chinese medicine principles but often feel it difficult to help them get there?

I want to help save you time and energy to get to the root of Chinese Medicine Self-Help

 

I have studied Yang Sheng for 20 years and taught it to the public for 10 years.

I came to Chinese medicine first as a patient and learned it in large part to heal myself and move to greater states of self-empowerment. I spent many years learning from different teachers including those with a great mastery in Yang Sheng practice with a passion and need to find out first hand what works and what doesn't and get to the tangible reality that the principles point to.

 

Over time I have realised that what initially seemed complex and overwhelming has a very simple core and it's this powerful simplicity that can be applied in complex situations that I will be teaching on this course. 

I have made all the mistakes in learning this so you don't have to!

Through intense study of all Chinese medicine therapies in the clinic and in self-help, I have had many ground-breaking 'aha' and 'wow' moments. By taking this course I will guide you to have the same realisations where you will see for yourself the beautiful and simple order behind the Chinese medicine view of natural cycles and human physiology and pathology.

You will discover a precise technical way to relate the cycle of the seasons to body physiology. You will be able to take any patient that you have and predict how their body will react in any climate, any season or any stage of the year. 

This is a course that will not only enable you to help your patients better but it will improve your own enjoyment of life and re-ignite your passion for Chinese medicine. This is not just a course about Chinese Medicine self-help advice, it is a way of connecting to the inspirational ‘Gong Fu’ level of Chinese culture that is alive, creative, fun and enjoyable. 

FEEL BETTER SUPPORTED AND MORE CONFIDENT IN THE CLINIC

GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH MARKETING TO AND RETAINING PATIENTS NATURALLY BY POSITIVE SELF-HELP COMMUNICATION

BUILD COMMUNITY BY CONNECTING PATIENTS TO THE JOY OF CHINESE MEDICINE

DEVELOP TAILORED PLANS FOR YOUR PATIENTS WITH CLEAR SIMPLE PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES

FULL 5 WEEKEND COURSE IN 2022

 

Booking for the full course is open now.

 

If you would like to learn how to apply this logic  in a tangible way with a wide range of practical applications, you can sign up for the full course where I will also be sharing a huge range of insights, theories and techniques.


Each weekend will have one day devoted to one of the five seasons and one day with a crash course in a particular applied skill.

  • Chinese Dietary Therapy

  • Self-Acupressure

  • Medical Qi Gong

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Nourishing Yin and Jing

  • Warming Techniques for Yang and Qi

 

I can guarantee that for each skill, you will not have been taught this way before. They each contain approaches that have either been taught to me by reclusive teachers or are syntheses of many approaches and wide reading that I have undertaken over my career. Hence, if you have been trained in one or more of these before, you will find a highly useful new perspective. The course will be jam-packed with techniques and practical applications that you can use right away.

 

 I originally come from a teaching background and I enjoy making the complex simple, fun and engaging. I teach in a  highly experiential way. For me, if you cannot directly feel or experience a principle of Yang Sheng or the effect of a technique, then it is not real and useful knowledge. This course will enhance your ability to feel and work with the body and with Qi in direct and tangible ways.

It is my experience that many self-help manuals have techniques or methods that seem beyond the reach of the regular ordinary person. This course will get to the heart of what works and for something to work in the clinic, it must be easy and enjoyable to do.

Course dates can be found below as well as a more detailed syllabus and course prices.

HYBRID COURSE: IN PERSON or ONLINE

Due to global demand for this course as well as restrictions on travel due to the covid pandemic, this course will be in person at City College of Acupuncture near Old Street station in London. It will also simultaneously be live-streamed. Online participants will get almost the same benefit as in person attendees. The only difference is that you won't get to taste my cooking and I won't be able to show you how the self-acupressure should feel. You will be able to learn the self-acupressure routine but for obvious reasons not get the full benefit from the practical. The online option is slightly cheaper for this reason.

To make sure that online participants are able to have all their questions answered. I will schedule dedicated tutorial online sessions after each weekend, all included in the price. 

All sessions will be recorded and both groups, in person and online will have full access to the recordings for the duration of the course and for 3 months after it finishes. This means that if you miss a session for any reason, you will be able to catch up afterwards.

BOOK NOW AND GET ACCESS TO INTRODUCTORY  WEBINAR AND SLIDES

When you sign up to the full course you will get access to a private vimeo group with the free introductory webinar and two other complementary videos. 

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COURSE DATES



The CITY COLLEGE of ACUPUNCTURE
University House
55 East Road
London N1 6AH

Tree Lined Park

SHENG

Spring Yangsheng

Chinese Dietary Therapy

Saturday

Feb 26th

Sunday

​Feb 27th

Palm Trees and Faded Sky

ZHANG

Summer Yangsheng

Self-Acupressure

Tangible Qi

Saturday

Apr 30th

Sunday

​May 1st

Rice Fields

HUA

Late Summer Yangsheng

Meridian Stretching
Qi Gong

Saturday

Sept 3rd

Sunday

​Sept 4th

Red Maple Leaves

SHOU

Autumn Yangsheng

Culinary Herbs

Teas

Nourishing Yin

Saturday

Sept 24th

Sunday

​Sept 25th

Snow

CANG

Winter

Yangsheng

Cultivating Yang

Warming

Saturday

Nov 5th

Sunday

​Nov 6th

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Watch the Free Introductory Talk to the Course Now

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DID YOU KNOW?

The Chinese traditional calendar (often referred to as the farmer's calendar or lunarsolar calendar) divides the year into 24 JieQi or 'Solar Terms'. Each solar term has a name like 'Insects Stir' or 'Frost Descent'. Each of the 4 seasons has 6 Solar Terms. They can be divided into 3 pairs of 2 terms and so the season can be seen in 3 primary phases. Each solar term is roughly 15 days long and can also be subdivided into 5 day periods called 'hou'. Each 5-day hou has its own Chinese saying which helps us understand its underlying dynamic. This course will discuss all of these divisions, enabling you to locate precisely where you are and what its dynamic should be in a normal year. 

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Detailed Syllabus

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SHENG

Feb 26tH & 27th

SATURDAY: SHENG & SPRING Dynamics

  • Foundations: Chinese Calendar

  • What does releasing the exterior really mean? - THE EXTERIOR RELEASE CHAIN

  • The ascent of Yang, physiology and pathology & practical Yang Sheng techniques

  • Guiding principles and techniques for each 30 day period (jieqi), 15 day period (solar term) and 5 day period (hou).

SUNDAY: Crash Course: DIETARY THERAPY

  • The 4 foundations: ABSORPTION, SWEAT, STOOLS, URINATION

  • The CORE QING DAN DIET

  • Adding in TEMPERATURE (QI)

  • Adding in FLAVOUR (WEI)

  • Adding in COOKING METHOD

  • REGULATING SWEAT & EXTERIOR

  • REGULATING BOWELS & URINATION - INTERIOR

  • Matching Physiology

  • Matching Pathology

  • Matching Seasonal/Climate Dynamic

  • SHENG ZHANG HUA SHOU CANG

ZHANG

APR 30th & May 1st

SATURDAY: ZHANG & SUMMER Dynamics

  • Foundations: Cultivation vs Yang Sheng

  • Emotions, Spirit, Inspiration, Expression

  • Maintaining Qi and Fluids at the exterior & practical yang sheng techniques

  • Cooling vs Extinguishing heat

  • Guiding principles and techniques for each 30 day period (jieqi), 15 day period (solar term) and 5 day period (hou).

SUNDAY: SELF-ACUPRESSURE

  • Learn an incredibly powerful Self-Acupressure sequence that can rebalance the body

  • It is a treatment in itself and can treat or take the edge off almost any symptom

  • It uses the principles of SHENG ZHANG HUA SHOU CANG

  • It only takes 3 minutes once fluent with it

  • It is simple enough to teach patients and empower them to take control of their own health

  • The sequence and techniques can help you develop a deeper appreciation for points, qi sensation, your own Qi and your patients' Qi. It requires no special sensitivity to Qi or energy.

  • Once learned, you can use this sequence throughout the year and feedback your experiences with it to the group to enhance learning.

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​HUA

SEPT 3rd & 4th

SAT: HUA & LATE SUMMER Dynamics

  • Foundations: Different ways to place Earth in annual sequence

  • HUA throughout Chinese Medicine. Centrality of Transformation.

  • The connection between HUA, sweet flavour, Astragalus & Yi - Intention

  • Dietary Therapy focus on HUA

  • Guiding principles and techniques for each 30 day period (jieqi), 15 day period (solar term) and 5 day period (hou).

SUN: MERIDIAN STRETCHING QI GONG

  • Different levels of Qi Gong - Cultivation vs Medical.

  • Different Qi Gong types and their relationship to SHENG, ZHANG, HUA, SHOU, CANG

  • Qi Gong practice phases and relationship to SHENG, ZHANG, HUA, SHOU, CANG

  • Novel way to think about meridians in order to experience them tangibly during meridian stretching routine

  • Learn Meridian Stretching Qi Gong routine

  • It balances qi and gets qi flowing in every meridian so great for self-healing

  • Can teach this sequence to patients for self-help.

SHOU

SEPT 24th & 25th

SATURDAY: SHOU & AUTUMN Dynamics

  • Foundations: Zong and Wei Qi

  • Dryness in the Huang Di Nei Jing - Why dryness in Autumn?

  • Warm dryness vs Cool dryness

  • Descent and Slipperiness

  • Chinese Dietary Therapy techniques

  • The wider meaning of Gathering

  • Guiding principles and techniques for each 30 day period (jieqi), 15 day period (solar term) and 5 day period (hou).

SUNDAY: Crash Course:
HERBAL MEDICINE

  • Foundations of Herbal Medicine from the 'YAO XING ZONG YI'

  • The SHENG ZHANG HUA SHOU CANG of Qi (temperature) and Wei (flavour)

  • Whether you are a herbal medicine practitioner or have never studied it, you will find something new and fresh in this approach to herbs while also finding it easy to follow 

  • You can get going straight away experimenting with everyday culinary herbs

BONUS SESSION: NOURISHING YIN and JING

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CANG

NOV 5TH & 6TH

SATURDAY: CANG & Winter Dynamics

  • Foundations: Yin, Yang, Jing, Marrow

  • Boosting Yang within the body

  • Dealing with cold

  • Managing Yang when it is sealed in the depths

  • Guiding principles and techniques for each 30 day period (jieqi), 15 day period (solar term) and 5 day period (hou).

SUNDAY: WARMING TECHNIQUES & TECH

  • Learn techniques to warm and stimulate YANG

  • Huge range of techniques

  • Learn what new technology is out there

  • Moxa discussion

  • Opportunity to review all skills learned so far and apply them to warming

    • Massage and acupressure​

    • External and internal herbs

    • Dietary therapy - Hotpot!

    • Qi Gong

    • Many more...

GENERAL REVIEW & CONCLUSION

OPTIONAL BONUS: Hotpot Social Evening

TICKET TYPE
PRICE
EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT PRICE
REGULAR (In Person)
£1250
£1100
REGULAR (Online)
£1150
£1000
STUDENT (In Person)
£1150
£1000
STUDENT (Online)
£1000
£900

For A Limited Time Only - Book the first weekend as a standalone taster 
'Spring Yang Sheng & Chinese Dietary Therapy'
£200
If you choose to do the full course later, you can pay the remainder of the full fee for the ticket type of your choice.

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