Gynaecology & Female Health: Clinical Insights - Course 6

Tian Gui & its Clinical Application

Tian Gui, associated esoteric concepts and references in classic literature. Explanation of its function in sexual development in accordance with Chinese medicine and physiological parallels in bioscience. Application using genuine clinical cases.

Robin Marchment
Robin Marchment

Course Overview

Tian Gui is not always well understood. This course takes you on a cultural journey from its origins in esoteric theory through to its clinical application in genuine case studies.


In the course we look at its conceptual origins, the 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches, the 28 constellations and the Four Guardian Spirits. Its place in the Five Element system is also discussed.


We examine descriptions and definitions in classic literature, its functions in accordance with Chinese medicine, and the concordance of those functions with modern biological theory.


The course explains the role of Tian Gui in Chinese medicine reproductive physiology, and genuine cases from Robin’s clinic are shared, covering a range of presentations with individual treatments.


  • Understand the conceptual origins of Tian Gui and associated esoteric concepts in ancient theory, including astronomy, the 28 constellations and the Four Guardian Spirits.

  • Understand definitions of Tian Gui in classic and recent literature, its functions in Chinese medicine and the concordance of those with modern biology. Know the role and clinical application of Tian Gui in Chinese medicine reproductive physiology.

  • Be able to understand how Tian Gui relates to clinical cases and discuss the cases, the presentations and the treatment.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    The historical and cultural origins of the concept of Tian Gui are explained. Related esoteric concepts are also described.

  • 15 min - 45 min

    The nature and character of the Four Guardian Spirits is described. The relationship of the Guardian Spirits to 5 element theory is explained.

  • 45 min - 1.25 hrs

    The properties and functions of Tian Gui are described with reference to classic literature. Its function compared with modern biological concepts is discussed. The role of Tian Gui in reproductive physiology in Chinese medicine is explained.

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    The clinical application of the concept of Tian Gui is explained in relation to delayed development. Clinical cases of both male and female patients are discussed.

  • 1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    The clinical application of the concept of Tian Gui is explained in relation to PCOS. Clinical cases with various presentations are discussed.


Robin Marchment

Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynaecology. She is lecturer, practitioner and is author of “Gynaecology Revisited” and co-author of “Shang Han Lun Explained”.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Florida (2), Standard Certificate (2.25), NCCAOM (2)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Studio Recording

  • Course Length: 2.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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