The Nectar of Plants: Essential Oils and Chinese Medicine Series - Course 2

Heart & Will

Heart & Will focuses on mental-emotional disorders including anxiety, stress and sleep disruption involving the ying qi, the blood and the Heart, Small Intestine, Kidney and Bladder systems.

Josephine Spilka
Josephine Spilka

Course Overview

Part II - Heart & Will looks at what happens after we take in our world, begin, you could say, to make it our own. In effect, this is our inner world. Looking at emotional disorders, sleep disorders, and anxiety disorders, in the context of our relationship to our conscious selves, our emotional lives and the way these aspects affect our bodies.


This section of the course explores the mechanism of ying qi, the relationship between the blood and the spirit as it manifests in our daily lives, as well as in how we sleep, in how we relate to others and how we discover who we are in our world. Ying qi is intimately connected to how comfortable we feel in our bodies and whether we can adequately respond with post-natal resources to the stresses in our lives.


This section features many precious oils such as Frankincense, Neroli, Rose and Sandalwood as well as detailing the specifics for safe and effective use of all essential oils.


You'll learn to use these essential oils to calm the spirit, ease the stresses of life and build capacity for healthy interaction, opening the heart and focusing the will in service of peace, contentment and spiritual alignment.


  • Articulate the basic theory and practice of using essential oils from Chinese medical perspective.

  • Discuss the unique properties of essential oils including use of notes, effects on the spirit and their relationship with essence.

  • Understand and discuss the relationship between wei qi, ying qi and yuan qi as a framework for post-natal life dynamics.


  • 0 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Essential oil basics, discussion of wei, ying and yuan qi. Presentation of framework: Survival, Interaction and Differentiation, focus on interaction, meaning and context in life Heart System.

  • 2.5 hrs - 5 hrs

    Feeling and Emotion; what's the difference in Chinese medical terms. Creating story, finding meaning in context, the work of the Small Intestine. Anxiety, phobias, presentation of 10 essential oils with Materia Medica information.

  • 5 hrs - 7.5 hrs

    Sleep physiology from a Chinese medicine perspective Sleep disorders: insomnia, excessive dreaming, sleep apnea. Discussion of Bladder Channel System. Presentation of 10 essential oils with Materia Medica information.

  • 7.5 hrs - 10 hrs

    Stress, peace of mind and healthy interaction Stress-related disorders, Focus on Kidney system and the Will. Discussion of formulation principles and presentation of cases with discussion and formulation for each case.


  • Kimberly K. (United States of America)

    Absolutely loved this course and Part 1. Appreciate Josephine commitment to CM and not getting distracted by Western DXs


Absolutely loved this course and Part 1. Appreciate Josephine commitment to CM and not getting distracted by Western DXs

Kimberly K. (United States of America)


Josephine Spilka

Josephine Spilka, M.S., L.Ac., has been practicing Classical Chinese Medicine and Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and is focused on investigating the relationship with essence in its many forms.


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  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Standard Certificate (10), NCCAOM (10), Florida (10)

    Pending: California [Upon Request]*

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 10 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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