Points Series - Course 2

A Study of Guan Yuan (Ren4)

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee explores the function and symptoms related to Guan Yuan (Ren 4).

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

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.


  • 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.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction; meaning of the name, 'Guan Yuan (Ren4)' and study of the characters composing the name of the point.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Study 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 min

    Description 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 hrs

    Possible functions for the point. Clinical patterns for the point.

  • 1 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Description 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.


  • Ruby G. (United States of America)

    Extremely well organized, researched and presented. A deep and broad exploration of every aspect of the point, its name and origin, as well as the breadth and importance of its usage. Enlightening.

  • Jane O. (Canada)

    Elisabeth is such an inspiration with her considerable knowledge and clarity. It is a privilege to hear her.


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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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: IVAS (1.5), Standard Certificate (1.5), NCCAOM (1.5), Florida (1.5)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • 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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