Points Series - Course 3

A Study of Da Dun (Liv. 1)

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee explores the function and symptoms related to Da Dun (Liver 1).

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Course Overview

An in-depth study based on the Chinese Classics, on the deep insight of great masters of the past, and on the knowledge of their cultural environment. This presentation sets up a firm foundation for the correct use of the point, Liver 1, which becomes familiar so as to be easily and naturally used. In this course, the Liver 1 dadun acupuncture point, the first point of the Foot Jueyin Liver meridian, is covered. A comprehensive explanation of the point name that helps explain the point's functions, position and roles is explored; as well, the clinical use of Liv. 1 in the great classical texts of medicine and examples of associations with other points to treat specific symptoms and disorders are also covered.


  • 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

    Study and explanation of Liv.1 name Dadun: Chinese characters and meaning in classical Chinese texts and other names for the point are covered.

  • 15 min - 30 min

    Clinical use of Liv.1 in the great classical texts of medicine such as Huangdi Neijing, Zhenji Jiayijing.

  • 30 min - 45 min

    Overview and synthesis of the main functions of the Liv.1 point.

  • 45 min - 1 hrs

    Some examples of associations with other points to treat specific symptoms and disorders.


  • Jane O. (Canada)

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


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

Jane O. (Canada)


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