Shen Series - Course 3

Emotions: How to Address the Jumbled Movements of Qi

The course focuses on emotions as movements of qi and describes how to recognize their disarrangement in patients, and in the therapeutic encounter. 4 Clinical cases: how we can work on different conditions, using a “shen-axis” point combination.

Elisa Rossi
Elisa Rossi

Course Overview

To us westerners it looks as a reductive over-simplification that in Chinese medical tradition there are only 5 or 7 emotions and that they do not seem to consider all the other sentiments, as hate, envy, jealousy, attachment, aggressiveness, shame, fault, regret, avarice, etc.


It is the result of recognizing the essential, of going to the root, to the core, into the heart of the primary emotions.


Chinese Medicine sees emotions as physiological events, a response of our qi and shen to what comes from the outside world. But excessive emotions are harmful: “Desires without limits and worries without end consume jing, coagulate ying qi and expel wei qi; then the shen leaves and the disease is not curable” (Suwen, ch.14) and “When euphoria and anger are not regulated, they will injure the organs, when organs are injured, illness originates in the yin” (Lingshu, ch.66).


Emotions, internal movements, affect qi. If qi does not move properly we can have qi stagnation, blood stasis, accumulation of dampness and phlegm, transformation into Fire and internal Wind, etc. Yin, blood, and jing are injured.


Sadness consumes qi, euphoria scatters the shen, thought and worry knot the flow of qi, anger rises it up, fear does not contain it.


How to recognize the single emotions in patients and in the therapeutic encounter.


Detailed clinical examples help to recognize different patterns and how to use the “shen-axis” points combination.


  • How Chinese Medicine considers emotions.

  • When emotions may become pathological and what disorders in the qi system may happen.

  • How to recognize emotions in patients and in the therapeutic encounter.

  • Possible use of the “shen-axis” points combination in clinical cases.


  • 0 hrs - 30 min

    Description of emotions as seen in the classics, their pathological state and the relations with the qi system

  • 30 min - 1 hrs

    Manifestations of each single emotion in the patient and in the clinical relationship

  • 1 hrs - 2 hrs

    Discussion of the "shen-axis" points combination

  • 2 hrs - 3 hrs

    Discussion of clinical cases and their treatment


Elisa Rossi

Elisa Rossi is a PhD, MD, Psychiatrist, Acupuncturist and Licensed Psychotherapist. In 1983, after a 3-year Course in Acupuncture in Milan, Elisa attended the Training Course of TCM in Beijing. She went back to China 7 more times gaining clinical experience in the TCM Departments of Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Jinan.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: NCCAOM (3), Florida (3), Standard Certificate (3)

    Pending: California

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 3 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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