Hacking Chinese Medicine - Course 3

A New Look at the Axioms of Chinese Medicine

Janice Walton-Hadlock gives an overview about axioms and variations in flow of Channel Qi.

Janice Walton-Hadlock
Janice Walton-Hadlock

Course Overview

When’s the last time you were helped by the carefully memorized statement: “The Lungs go up and out?”


This class explains how, in our modern times, the words “Channel Qi” have been intentionally omitted, rendering many of our lessons senseless.


For example, most of the aphorisms and axioms that we learn in school refer vaguely to “Qi” or specific organs. These axioms are so vague as to be meaningless in many cases.


By re-inserting the words “Channel Qi” into these “rules” of TCM, we can see how these axioms are helpful and provide constant reminders that we are supposed to be aware of the flow patterns of our patients’ channel Qi, using that information diagnostically and in guiding our treatment choices.


  • Depth will be added to an English-speaking practitioner's understanding of the vocabulary and phraseology of Chinese Medicine.

  • The student will learn about cryptic aphorisms, mistranslations, and various error accumulations that have spanned over centuries.

  • The student will have a better understanding of the implications of Channel Theory from an electromagnetic, 21st century perspective.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    The importance of feeling where the Channel Qi is flowing is explored. Current understanding of the phrase "De Qi," based on scholarly analysis.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Overview on Axioms.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Discussion on channels as learned in school.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Overview on variations in flow of Channel Qi. The idea of 'go through, no pain; No go through, pain.'


  • Carol S. (United States of America)

    This course made 10 years of schooling and professional practice SUDDENLY make the practice of acupuncture make logical, predictable sense. I am not exaggerating when I say this course changed my entire outlook on what it is to be an acupuncturist, and what it is to practice acupuncture. I'm amazed. This little course might just profoundly change how you think and approach your practice.

  • Andreas L. (Australia)

    Another wonderfully in-depth lecture from Janice about Chinese Medicine axioms. Highly recommended!

  • Christine O. (Canada)

    Dr. Janice Walton-Hadlock is a passionate teacher and a pleasure to learn from. Her teaching opens us to another level of knowledge in oriental medicine that brings a new potential to one's practice.

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Janice Walton-Hadlock

Janice Walton-Hadlock, DAOM, L.Ac., is a professor at Five Branches University, and specializes in Channel Theory, Yin Tui Na, Psychology and Counseling; she is the founder of the Parkinson's Recovery Project, and is an author on topics relating to Channel Theory and Parkinson's.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: IVAS (1), NCCAOM (1), Florida (1), Standard Certificate (1)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Studio Recording

  • Course Length: 1 h

  • Course Notes: There are no notes provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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