Mo-Fr 9:00-17:00 Uhr
The 28 aspects of life care
2010, 360 min.
Life is nourished, cultivated, maintained in this very moment!
This lecture will focus on the techniques of health cultivation in Chinese Medicine with particular emphasis on classical teachings from the great philosophical traditions of China including Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism, and Buddhism. The twenty eight aspects of nourishing life enumerated by Chinese medicine will be presented, with emphasis on six areas: diet and herbs for longevity, longevity “elixirs”, dao yin and qi gung, acupuncture, and “techniques of the bedroom”.
Diet includes well regulated eating as well as the special health invigorating foods (e.g. pine nuts, honey, mushrooms, and sesame seeds. Herbs are those nontoxic (“heavenly”) herbs that can be used either routinely such as Tian Men Dong and those that are taken seasonally such as Xia Ku Cao for cleansing in the spring. Elixers are the alchemical use of more toxic substances such as heavy metals for developing the enlightened state of an immortal. Dao Yin and Qi Gung are the use of breath and qi in techniques of inner alchemy to refine the essence (jing). Acupuncture (and moxabustion) will include prescription to promote strength, resist disease, delay the effects of aging and promote longevity. Techniques of the bedroom are the use of sex for health, and will include discussion of specific postures for treating disease, correct foreplay for cultivating the jing, herbs for enhancing performance and pleasure, treatment of sexual dysfunction, etc.
As one of the early pioneers of Oriental Medicine in the United States, Alex Tiberi studied acupuncture at the Oriental Medical Institute in Boulder, Colorado, the Institute for Acupuncture Studies in Cambridge, and Northeastern School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Massachusetts. He apprenticed with Dr. Suh, a master Korean acupuncturist in Belmont, Massachusetts. Alex is an accomplished teacher and international lecturer of a wide variety of acupuncture styles including Korean Constitutional, Japanese Energetics, and Five Elements, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In additional to teaching several classes at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Alex is the Chair of the Department of Oriental Medicine and Vice-President of the Board at Pacific College. In his private practice, he specializes in treatment during pregnancy, pediatrics and orthopedics.
Alex Tiberi practices and encourages his students and fellow practitioners at PCOH to practice Oriental medicine as an art, where culture, style, expertise and individual expression come through in treatment. He instills in his patients a sense that they are okay in the world and the confidence that they are in capable hands. According to Alex, health is freedom, and he is utterly committed to creating liberating wellness for all people. Alex values the diversity of patients in his practice and he enjoys traveling, learning and teaching.
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