Points Series - Course 2

A Study of Guan Yuan (Ren4)

by Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Art. Nr.: C-ER003

Approved by: IVAS, Standard Certificate, NCCAOM

Language: English

Course Type: Studio Recording

Course Length: 1.5 h

Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

Access Period: Lifetime

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Points Series - Course 2

Course Overview

This course will explore the point called Guan Yuan (Ren4). The goal of this webinar is to study this point in-depth, and understand what symptoms are specific to it. Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee will examine the Chinese name of this point, using the Chinese characters to reach a deeper understanding of the point's function within the framework of the body, and provide a detailed study from both classical and medical literature. The meaning of Guan Yuan, its description in the medical classics, presentation and explanation of its therapeutic indications, relationship with other points, and common combinations are explored.

Course Objectives

  • The student will study and understand the characters composing the name of the point.
  • The student will learn the meaning of the expression that forms these characters and its classical use, and application in medical texts.
  • The student will be able to describe the profile of the point and its functions.
  • The student will learn the possible functions and clinical patterns for the point.
  • The student will understand how associations with other points may be used in different clinical patterns.

Course Outline

0 hrs - 15 minIntroduction; meaning of the name, 'Guan Yuan (Ren4)' and study of the characters composing the name of the point.

15 min - 30 minStudy of the meaning of the expression that forms these characters and of its classical use, and in medical texts.Associated pathologies as referred to in Chinese medical text.

30 min - 45 minDescription of which movement of Qi the point will correct in relation to the meridians, and possibly to other meridians.Description of the point's profile, and its functions.

45 min - 1 hrsPossible functions for the point.Clinical patterns for the point.

1 hrs - 1.5 hrsDescription of the main associations with other points for a number of different clinical patterns.Common questions that come up in regards to this point and use.


TCM academic and historian, Elisabeth Rochat has specialized in both medical and philosophical Classics in her 40+ years career. She co-authored 'A Survey of Chinese Medicine' and continues to teach about the Classics of TCM internationally.
Kurslänge 1.5h
Kurssprache English
Kurstyp Studio Recording