The “Three Treasures” in Traditional Chinese Medicine — Qi, Jing, and Shen — are described as energies essential for human life. Qi is known as the “life-force energy” and, while circulating throughout the body, is associated in particular with the Liver and Spleen Organ Systems. Jing is known as the “creative energy” and is associated with the Kidney Organ System: kidneys, adrenals, and reproductive organs. Shen is the “spiritual energy” believed to reside in the Heart Organ System. These three energies are inherent in any concept of balance or homeostasis.
We are weaving into our schedule three talks — one on each of the Three Treasures — as well as lunchtime Three Treasures Qigong classes with Thom Dale. We’re calling it the “Three Treasures Thread.” The three talks are:
- “Prana and Qi: Homeostasis and the Wisdom of the Body in Classical Asian Medicine” by David Crow (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.)
- “Clinical and Practical Use of Jing Tonic Herbs” by Ron Teeguarden (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)
- “Our Heart’s Garden: Herbs to Cultivate Balance of Heart & Mind” by Nathan Kaehler (Sunday, 3:45 p.m.)
The lunchtime Qigong classes will be offered on Saturday from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. and on Sunday from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.
Each of the three classes can earn Licensed Acupuncturists one Category 1 CEU. The 1/2 hour Qigong sessions are worth 0.5 CEU each.
To learn more, please read “The Three Treasures in Traditional Chinese Medicine” by Elizabeth Reninger.