Extraordinary Meridians - Course 1

Du & Ren

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee goes in depth of the functions of Du Mai and Ren Mai.

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Course Overview

This course will cover the extraordinary meridians as they are presented in the Classical texts of Chinese medicine. This lecture presents an in-depth study of the meaning of Du Mai and Ren Mai through the study of their names and associated characters, patterns, pathways, nature, physiopathologies, and functions.


  • Understand the Classical view of the extraordinary meridians, including the language of the names and ideas central to the extraordinary meridians.

  • Understand the function and roles of the extraordinary meridians Du and Ren.

  • Understand the physiopathology of Du and Ren meridian.

  • Understand the individual extraordinary meridians and their functions together.

  • Understand the points that appear on Du Ren extraordinary meridians.


  • 0 hrs - 1 hrs

    General Presentation with an explanation of qi jing ba mai and the characters of these channels. A comparison with the 'regular' meridians. A lecture on the symbolic value of the number eight. An overview of functions and uses of the extraordinary meridians.

  • 1 hrs - 2 hrs

    A detailed presentation for the function and roles of the meridians, both individually and as a group. A study of the interaction of EM (extraordinary meridians) with the 12 regular meridians, the kidneys, the 'orgin' (original pattern, original qi).

  • 2 hrs - 3 hrs

    The introduction to the Dumai part 1: the name, the pathways, the nature and function. A description of its relationship with the other organs and channels.

  • 3 hrs - 4 hrs

    The study of Du Mai part 2: a survey of its pathological patterns and its points.

  • 4 hrs - 5 hrs

    A study of Ren Mai: is name, pathways, nature and function. Its relationship with other organs and channels.


  • Pamela M. (Canada)

    I would have liked to come across this course much earlier in my practice as in school we just didn't do much with the extraordinary meridians. This information is so enlightening.

  • Edward F. (United States of America)

    I highly recommend studying whenever possible with Elisabeth Rochat. Her knowledge and understanding of classical medical Chinese is an invaluable asset to our medicine and we need more teachers and translators like her to raise the level of our profession.

  • Nicola B. (Canada)

    Elisabeth has an incredible ability to distill the essence of topics, and to convey the spirit of the medicine through her words. Notes from her classes and books can enrich a grasp of theory and practice over many years, returning to them anew. I so appreciate her boundless inspiration.

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Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

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.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (5), IVAS (5), NCCAOM (5), Standard Certificate (5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 5 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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