Distal Channel Palpation in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Complaints

This two-day seminar will focus on generating effective acupuncture treatments for common musculoskeletal complaints.

This course at a glance


September 25/26, 2021 new date
(old September 26/27, 2020 - date changed because of Covid-19)


Sa./Su., 9:00 – 17:00


14 hours


Dr. Jason D. Robertson





CHF 490.–

Registration deadline:

September 24, 2021, 15:00 h

Recognition TCM Fachverband:

Content follows


About this course

This two-day seminar will focus on generating effective acupuncture treatments for common musculoskeletal complaints. In particular, the class will explore the use of distal channel palpation for determining main channel effected, nature of the involved pathomechanism and likely foci for 'upstream' local needling.  The class will involve extensive hands-on practice by attendees. Practice will be guided by instructor demonstration of techniques for diagnosis through palpation of channel pathways and precise point location.

Based on his experience in a busy private practice in Seattle USA, Dr. Robertson will cover many of the complaints seen in acupuncture practices around the world. Common complaints in the neck, low back, head, hips, shoulders, knees and elbows will be differentiated by channels affected. Distal treatment strategies will be described and, in some cases demonstrated. A special section of the class will be devoted to explanations of Dr. Robertson's approach for balancing the pelvis and neck. This class builds upon and draws from the life-work of Beijing professor Wang Ju-Yi (王居易) and the six-channel based diagnostic system described in the text Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle). As co-author of that text and longtime apprentice of Dr. Wang, Jason will bring a wealth of information regarding conceptions of structural disorders and the concept of the channel sinews (經筋 jīng jīn) from the perspective of classical Chinese medicine. 

«Jason Robertson has a very warm manner and a genuine interest in passing on his knowledge. He was very aware and sensitive to the needs of the group. There was a lot of time for practical palpation.»

Elaine Y., Participant

«Eine meiner spannendsten Weiterbildungen. Praxisorientiert, toller Dozent, guter Aufbau und angenehme Gruppe. Herzlichen Dank.»

Daniela G., Participant

About the Teacher


Dr. Jason D. Robertson

Jason D. Robertson is a licensed acupuncturist and educator in Seattle, WA USA. Dr.  Robertson spent 8 years studying Chinese language and medicine in Taiwan and China (B.A. Washington and Lee University, Taiwan National University, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine, Cui Yue Li Institute Beijing). He is the author of numerous articles on acupuncture channel theory and palpatory diagnostic techniques. In 2008, along with Professor Wang Ju-Yi (王居易) he co-authored Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, Seattle). In 2017 he completed doctoral research on the concept of clinical reasoning in Chinese medicine at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. Besides his work as a clinician and author, Dr. Robertson is a member of the core faculty at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine and teaches diagnosis and acupuncture treatment strategy techniques in schools and seminars around the world. 


For more information about the work of Dr. Robertson and other apprentices of Professor Wang, please see www.channelpalpation.org