Wang Ju-yis

Advanced Applied Channel Theory

Instructor: Jonathan Chang



Wang Ju-yi (left) and Jonathan Chang (right)



Course Description:
Applied Channel Theory (
經絡醫學jīng lu yī xu) is an approach in Chinese medicine rooted in the dual research threads of classical texts and modern clinical application.

Developed by Dr. Wang Ju-yi over 50 years in Beijing clinics, hospitals and research institutes, it involves the rigorous combination of theory and diagnostic technique. More precisely, Applied Channel Theory requires that examination of acupuncture channels be considered in the broader context of other diagnostic tools. In addition to channel examination, Applied Channel Theory is a comprehensive system that includes channel theory (channel qi transformation), channel differentiation, channel selection, the nature of acupuncture points, point selection and location, and various methods of channel regulation (like acupuncture, moxibustion, hand techniques and so on).

The first day of this workshop will focus on Channel diagnosis, with a discussion on methods of channel differentiation and selection. There also will be a discussion on point anatomy and point pairs. Clinical cases will also be discussed, with a focus on eczema and depression. 

The second day will focus on Dr. Wang's DU-19 needling technique (and its treatment of back pain and vertigo), while in the afternoon the course will focus on the treatment of stroke and facial paralysis.


Content for the second day will be completely new to students who attended previous advanced classes, so these students can have the option to attend the second day only.


About the Instructor:

Jonathan Chang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 2012 with a degree in Chinese Medicine, and from McMaster University (Canada) in 2002 with a degree in Arts and Science.  Since 2008 he has studied with Wang Ju-yi in Beijing, and has been Dr. Wangs full-time assistant at the Wang Ju-yi Applied Channel Theory Research Centre and Clinic since 2012.  

In August 2012, he was recognized by the Beijing Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association and Wang Ju-yi, as one of Dr. Wangs apprentices and an official instructor of Applied Channel Theory. 

With two other apprentices, he helped compile a book of Dr. Wangs recent clinical cases that was published by the China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April 2014, titled Wang Ju-yis Applied Channel Theory Clinical Case Studies. Along with Mei Li, he is working on an English translation of the book, which will be published by Eastland Press. 


Jonathan was also involved with the publication of Dr. Wang's Chinese book on Applied Channel Theory that was published by the China Press of TCM in 2016.


Jonathan is from Canada, but has lived in China since 2002 to focus on studying the Chinese language, Chen-style Taijiquan and Traditional Chinese Medicine.



Facebook Page: Wang Ju-yis Applied Channel Theory  




Course details:

Dates: November 18 & 19, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10:00am- 6:00pm
Location: Shiatsu School of Canada Inc & The SSC Acupuncture Institute
455 Spadina Ave., Suite 300 (College & Spadina), Toronto, ON.

Requirements: You are required to have a solid TCM theory background and have read the required text (Wang Ju-yi and Jason Roberston's book, "Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine.") (


$300 for Saturday and Sunday 
$150 per day -

Participants that have already taken the advanced workshop can join in only on Sunday.

Participants that have taken the beginner workshop can join in on either Saturday or Sunday.


Registration: Please call 416-323-1818 ex. 200 to register. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard or in person using cash or interac. Registrations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made by the student on or before two weeks prior to the course start date will result in a $35 cancellation fee. Student cancellations made after that date will not receive a refund.

A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.