Classical Timing in Neijing Acupuncture

Timing is one of the cornerstones of Classical Chinese medicine, whether one practices within the herbal or acupuncture schools. Allowing insight into the patho-physiological mechanisms of the body, calculating cycles of time develops an awareness of direction, understanding, and can assist in determining the required intervention in medicine. This seminar is considered foundational in Neijing time studies and focuses on a few key areas: days that represent both health and illness, the Heavenly Stems in the Neijing, pathological patterns of the 藏氣法時論 (Zangqi Fashi Lun - Suwen Chapter 22), the heat illnesses from the 刺熱 (Ci Re - Suwen Chapter 32), and diagnosis according to Stems from various Suwen and Lingshu chapters. Even though foundational, this seminar is not basic, and forms the clinical setting for many future advanced trainings in Neijing time. Included in this seminar, along with full notes are Chrono-Acupuncture calendars for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for 2019 (up until February 2020). Calendars will be updated as years go by.

Key Areas Covered

  • Concise breakdown of the 10 Heavenly Stems according to Neijing theory, with clear instruction on key terminology and excerpts from classical texts.

  • A strong emphasis on the pathological patterns from the Suwen, with a focus on the specific Zang-Organ disease states for 甲, 乙, 丙, 丁, 戊, 己, 庚, 辛, 壬, and 癸 stem presentations.

  • An overview of the unique adjunct Stem diagnostic methods of the Neijing: Channel and vessel exhaustion, death pulses, wind illness and the five prohibitions.


Tyler Rowe

Guest Instructor

Dr Tyler Rowe is a classical Chinese Medicine practitioner from Melbourne, Australia. He studied Chinese martial arts since a young age which influenced him to later study Chinese Medicine and Feng Shui – Chinese Geomancy. He graduated with Bachelor Degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Victoria University for more than 20 year ago where he also worked as a lecturer and clinical supervisor. Dr Rowe is a diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine and Instructor with ICEAM (Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine) under Dr Arnaud Versluys, and has been studying with Dr David White and the Institute of Neijing Research since 2015. Dr Rowe’s specialty area of interest is Time in Chinese Classics.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome and Overview

    1. Tian Gan: Heavenly Stem Days - Notes

    2. Chrono-Acupuncture Calendar (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE)

    3. Chrono-Acupuncture Calandre (SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE)

    1. Tian Gan: Heavenly Stem Days VIDEO 1

    1. Tian Gan: Heavenly Stem Days VIDEO 2

About this course

  • $90.00
  • 6 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content