Acupuncture for Internal Medicine – Yin Channel Physiology and Treatment

A Hands-on Approach for the Treatment of Chronic Illness

This course at a glance


November 5–6, 2022


Sa/Su, 9:00–17:00


14 hours


Dr. Jason D. Robertson MS, DAHM





CHF 495.–

Recognition TCM Fachverband:

Label Nr. 22084



About this course

For many acupuncturists, the treatment of pain, musculoskeletal complaints and structural imbalances is crucial to maintaining a successful practice.  However, once a patient experiences improvement with an elbow pain or chronic neck complaint, there is often a change of focus to see if acupuncture can help with one or another chronic health issue.  From the perspective of East Asian Medicine, the treatment of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, colitis, auto-immune complaints and even arthritis often involves regulating the physiology of the yin organs and channels. This interactive, palpation-based class will help practitioners develop skills for differential diagnosis and treatment of these types of complaints with acupuncture.

Beijing Professor Wang Juyi (王居易) developed a methodology for diagnosing and treatment in East Asian Medicine which he eventually called 經絡醫學 (jīng luò yī xué) or “Applied Channel Theory”.  This approach to acupuncture draws from over 50 years of clinical experience and decades of research into how chronic illness is conceptualized and treated in classical texts. For this class, students will explore the physiology and treatment of the Taiyin, Shaoyin and Jueyin channel-organ systems from the perspective of Applied Channel Theory.


Attending students will learn:

  • The ‘normal physiology’ or ‘qi transformation’ (氣化 qì huà) of the lung, spleen, heart, kidney, liver and pericardium through the lens of six-channel (六經 liù jīng) theory.

  • How to palpate the distal pathways of the yin channels as a diagnostic tool.  Much like tongue and pulse, diagnostic information can be gleaned from careful evaluation of this area on every patient.

  • Strategies for discerning a channel-based pattern (証 zhèng) to create a diagnosis.

  • Effective point pairings for common patterns in the yin channel systems.

  • Precise location and needling skills based on the clinical experience of Professor Wang.


More information about Applied Channel Theory, including articles in both English and Chinese, can be found at


«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

Dr. Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易). Dr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 30 years and Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, WA and is a full-time faculty member at the Seattle Institute of East Asain Medicine (  Dr. Robertson has taught courses on channel theory and diagnosis around the world and has been recognized by the Beijing Administration of Chinese Medicine as an official apprentice of Wang Juyi.