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Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine | 300 Hour Teacher Training Elective

February 1, 2019 - February 3, 2019


This class may be taken alone, or as part of the 300 hour Certification Program.

This is a two day workshop on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Saturday 02/02/19 from 10:00am – 12:00pm and 02/03/19, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

About this course:

photo by Samuel ZellerTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems.

This 2 day workshop will cover:

  • yin/yang theory
  • 5 element theory
  • how Chinese diet and herbal medicine is categorized by taste, temperature and meridian.

This class will help you understand how your yoga practice also influences your body according to traditional Chinese medicine.

Self Diagnosis and Healing

Traditional Chinese medicine Methods for Analyzing Signs and Symptoms of Imbalance & Enhancing Well-being.

Traditional Chinese medicine has techniques for assessing the balance of vital energy (chi) throughout the body. Deficient or stagnant chi produces outward signs visible on the face, tongue and eyes. It can even alter our voice patterns. In this class, we will learn simple, yet highly sophisticated, time-tested self-diagnostic tools that will enable us to nip health concerns in the bud.

We will discuss signs and symptoms so that we can correct underlying problems and prevent disease. We will cover pulse, face, tongue and eye analysis; the art of “differential diagnosis,” which enables us to trace the origins of our symptoms. We will discover how to go about correcting the imbalances we discover with targeted nutrition and herbs based on the principles found in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Between Heaven and Earth.  A Guide to Chinese Medicine.  Beinfield & Korngold.  Buy it on Amazon

300 Level Teacher Training Elective

RYS 300 Certified ProgramOverview of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Saturday 02/02/19 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Sunday 02/03/19 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
5 credit hours

Sign Up for this 2 Day Workshop Now- $100

About Mary Beth Armstrong:

Mary Beth has specialized in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Sag Harbor, NY since 1994. She is a licensed massage therapist through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and holds licenses in California and New York. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM. Mary Beth received her bachelors degree from Hunter College in New York City and her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA.

Upon graduation and moving back to New York, Mary Beth has been studying with Jeffrey Yuen, a 40th generation Taoist Priest, acupuncturist and herbalist. Mary Beth has completed 2 year programs with Mr. Yuen in Chinese herbs, Nutrition based on Chinese Medicine, stone medicine and advanced acupuncture practices in addition to many other topics including qi gong, feng shui, caring for hospice patients, essential oils and other topics not covered in any other acupuncture schools.

In addition to her acupuncture studies Mary Beth has completed Level One in Cranial-Sacral work through the Upledger Institute, The Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist program, and 10 a Day Course in the Work with Byron Katie. Mary Beth has also completed courses in Pranic Healing, Bach Flower remedies, Pilates, and the 200 hour Yoga teacher training with Lauren Eirk at Yoga Integrated Science™.


February 1, 2019
February 3, 2019
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Mary Beth Armstrong


Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center
211 Clover Lane Suite K
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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