ONLINE: This lecture-based course examines the Eastern idea that a Spirit resides in each of five of our internal organs: the kidneys, liver, heart, spleen and lungs. Students will learn how they give us will, force, emotions, intellect and a spirit that enables them to work in a harmonious relationship with each other to maintain our health. The effects of the emotions on each of these organs will also be discussed in relation to yin and yang, the two energies present in our bodies whose balance is necessary to stay healthy. Since Chinese medicine is a complementary medicine, the individual participates by using its principles to age with wisdom and grace. Students will learn an Eastern way of living that will enable them to contribute to the maintenance of their mental, emotional and physical health. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 40.
William Courtland has been a teacher at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy for 15 years. He has taught introductory, intermediate and advanced courses on the principles of Chinese medicine and acupressure, a form of Eastern bodywork. He has been teaching for OLLI at UConn Waterbury for 15 years.