Applied Facial Diagnosis According to Chinese Medicine
Learn what the features and colours of the face mean about a person’s personality, emotional make-up, and overall well-being according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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Meet your course instructor
CT Holman | LAc, MS
CT Holman brings East Asian Medicine to patients in Salem, Oregon through Redwood Spring PC, and to the world through his international teachings. Licensed in Acupuncture and Certified in East Asian Herbal medicine, CT treats people of all ages and various conditions through telemedicine and at his practice in Salem, Oregon. CT studied in China three times (1999, 2001, and 2003) and integrates the specialties of facial diagnosis, channel palpation, five element diagnosis, and diagnosing and treating trauma. With over 20 years of experience, CT teaches several subjects on East Asian Medicine internationally and mentors students in his clinic and virtually. He is a graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, has extensive post-graduate education with several leading teachers in the field studying directly under Lillian Pearl Bridges, and he is the Director of Development for the Lotus Institute. He has been a drummer for over 35 years and released several records with various bands. CT treats with and teaches shamanic drumming and teaches and practices qigong. CT wrote the textbooks, Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine and Shamanism in Chinese Medicine.
Facial features, colours, and markings provide a blueprint of the emotional and physical state of the body. Ancient Chinese facial diagnosis gives insight into a person’s constitution, emotional tendencies, disease patterns, and belief systems.
CT Holman teaches the Lillian Pearl Bridges Facial Diagnosis lineage (Chen family) style. In this accessible course, CT explains how to detect the state of each organ system and a patient’s personality by reading the various colours and features on the face. He will explain the terms and foundations of Chinese medicine, and how to apply these when examining a patient’s face. The signs observed on the face give you insight into the person’s talents and abilities. This helps you to better understand the person you are looking at and what gifts they bring to the human family.
During this interactive and dynamic course, CT will read two volunteers’ faces to demonstrate how facial diagnosis can be used in dynamic ways.
You will learn:
- The basic foundations of Chinese Medicine.
- How to understand the nature of the Five Elements.
- How the various feature on the face relates to organ health, personality, and innate talents.
- What real telemedicine patient interviews look like, and the information that you can garner from them.
By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of how to start recognizing what various facial features could indicate, while infusing your observations with a TCM state of mind.
Section I | Welcome
2. Course Outline
3. What is Applied Facial Diagnosis?
Section II | The 5-Elements
4. The Water Element
5. The Wood Element
6. The Fire Element
7. The Earth Element
8. The Metal Element
9. Facial Emotional Maps
Section III | Telemedicine
10. Format for Telemedicine
Section IV | Ling
11. Utilizing ‘Ling’ for Healing
Section V | Case Studies – Full Telemedicine Patient Demonstrations
12. Case #1: Lecture
13. Case #1: Telemedicine Facial Diagnosis Demonstration
14. Case #2: Lecture
15. Case #2: Telemedicine Facial Diagnosis Demonstration
Students are saying…
“Excellent! You can tell he knows his stuff!! I have always found interest in TCM, and wanted to have some added basic training in facial reading to add to my tools as a holistic nutritionist. This course was great! I really like the case studies at the end, but honestly all of it.”
“CT Holman studied Facial Diagnosis with me for a number of years and has combined this knowledge with his own extensive clinical experience to create treatments for Emotional Trauma that are incredibly effective. I have personally seen how his treatments have profoundly helped his patients. I am very impressed with his ability to teach about this subject.”
“I have always found the face a helpful indicator of health and this was a way for me to expand on that knowledge. This was a great intro course into Facial Diagnosis. I believe it was a great value and the information given was useful and practical. I really enjoyed this course and it has gotten me excited to learn more.”
“Great quality! Very clear and concise—there was a lot of info, but it was kept interesting and manageable in the way it was presented. The case studies really solidified the information taught throughout the course—it was great seeing it applied to real people in real time!”
“The course was up to my expectations—I like the way he explains everything. Because I find TCM fascinating and I’m intuitively reading faces, this was a chance to understand more details. The explanations about the different parts of the face and their meanings were the most useful.”
“CT has deep knowledge in Classical Chinese Medicine and Chinese face diagnosis. It is easy to see that he loves his work and that sharing his knowledge is an important part of his path in life now.”
“Clear and easy-to-follow, an interesting approach I can use in my practice. Learning how the face reflects the organs, warm food diet for allergies was most useful.”
“Super. It was a great beginner course. Really enjoyed the course, it got me excited. I’d love to do a longer, more in-depth course.”
“Fascinating course! It was great, so much information. It was a topic I didn’t know much about and haven’t seen offered anywhere else. I really enjoyed it and plan to learn more.”
“Great course! It was very well laid out and I thought the teachings were great.”
“I loved the instructor, he was very knowledgeable and the case studies were most useful. I really enjoyed the course and would like to learn more.”
“Very interesting! Well worth the time to watch and really makes me eager to learn more.”
“I loved it, very interesting. Learning about the deficiencies of the organs through reading the face was most useful.”
“Very interesting and useful. The course materials were great and the teachings were very good and clear. Loved it, will pay more attention to my clients.”
“Very good overall, everything was useful. Thanks for the information!”
“CT Holman, you are such a wonderful teacher and presenter: so encouraging, inclusive and generous with your knowledge.”
Please note, this elective course is for PRC Campus students only.