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.
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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.
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…
“CT Holman, you are such a wonderful teacher and presenter: so encouraging, inclusive and generous with your knowledge.”
“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.”
“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.”
Please note, this elective course is for PRC Campus students only.