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Emotions according to the Huangdi Neijing
2013, 326 min.
Emotions according to the Huangdi Neijing with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée on DVD
Rochat de la Vallée discusses based on the Chinese classical and medical texts (Suwen, Ling Shu), the general vision of the emotions. From where they surge, for what reason they begin, how they are seen as movements of qi, how they disturb the regulation of life from the very inside, how they proceed to damage the health and to shorten life, how we can qualify and classify them, for instance according to the Five phases or elements, and how we can treat them.
The DVD shows how an organ may be affected by various emotions and how an emotion may affect different organs.
Also the role of the heart will be described as the centre of an individual and personal life, the place where spiritual, intellectual, mental, emotional aspects of life are unified and regulated.
A basic knowledge of the functions of the organs is helpful. Main texts on the emotions, directly translated from the classical book of medicine (Huangdi Neijing Suwen & Lingshu), will be provided to the students.
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée, born in Paris in 1949, she studied literature, philosophy, and Chinese in Paris and Taiwan, and from 1970 onward she collaborated with the late Fr. Claude Larre and Dr. Jean Schatz on classical Chinese thinking and medical texts. She worked for 30 years with Fr. Larre at the Ricci Institute in Paris and was its General Secretary until 2005. She teaches at the Jesuit University in Paris; she is the senior lecturer and dean of study at the European School of Acupuncture. For 12 years she worked on the Grand Ricci (a Chinese-French encyclopedic dictionary) and was its Chief Editor from 1998 to 2001. She teaches Chinese philosophy, classical language, and traditional medicine in more than 15 countries and at various universities and schools. She has written numerous books, articles and pamphlets which have been published in French, English, Italian, and Spanish among other languages.
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