Ying Qi: How We Manage Interaction in a World of Chaos

Yvonne Farrell DAOM, L.Ac
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 3
Terasen Theatre


This 90-minute lecture on how the Luo-collateral system uses blood to preserve our sanity when we interact in a world of chaos and conflict. As health care providers we need to learn how to develop a state of compassionate detachment which allows us to engage with our patients’ suffering without being invested in it. It takes time to develop this awareness or consciousness. How then do we manage our interaction with patients who have suffered terrible challenges and tragedies without being negatively impacted by them?  We will discuss how the Luo-collateral’s relationship between ying qi and blood provides a way for preserving our sanity until we can, over time, develop more consciousness in our relationships.  We will discuss how the connection between ying qi, blood and the pericardium loop, provides an avenue for the rationalization of uncomfortable experiences. 

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will explore how ying qi is tied to emotional states and learn to recognize constraint in emotional processing.

2. Participants will review the function & pathologies associated with the 3 circuits of the ying qi cycle.

3. Participants will learn how to recognize latency in the Luo-collateral system.

4. Participants will learn a simple technique for releasing that latency and the emotional constraint associated with it.

Yvonne Farrell DAOM, L.Ac

Dr. Farrell has been practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine and Channel Theory since 1996.
She directs her teaching towards the empowerment of students with the hope that they will embody the spiritual aspects of Chinese Medicine and make them their own. Dr. Farrell believes that self-cultivation, self-knowledge and critical thinking are essential in developing capacity as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine.
To that end, she teaches dynamic, informative and thought-provoking live CEU courses and webinars through LA Herbs and Acupuncture and Healthy Seminars.

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