The Liver Channel of Classical Chinese Medicine

The Liver channel as the last channel in the continuum of the 12 Primary Channels of Chinese Acupuncture can be viewed as representative of the end of the life cycle and serve as a poignant remainder of the process of completion and death.  Yet in the same vein, within a cyclical movement, the Liver also reflects renewal and the release/resurrection of the ling-soul.  Exploring the trajectory, acupoints, and the functions of the Liver channel, participants will gain deeper understanding of its association to the eyes, brain, throat, and reproductive organs. From the disease perspective, the implications of the role of the Liver channel in the management and treatment of chronic and terminal illnesses will be considered.  In addition, this weekend discussion will examine the process of dying and death within Chinese medicine, the meaning of completion, and the hope for the eternity of the soul.