Back to All Events

Applied Channel Theory Module -1 An Introduction to Channel Examination and Diagnosis with Jason Robertson and Yefim Gamgoneishvili

2 days 9am-5:30pm: $400.00
Early Bird Registration (by 4/05/19): $350.00
Students-$200 (limited space only)
Location: SIEAM 226 SOUTH ORCAS ST., SEATTLE, WA 98368
Full Refund if requested 15 days before class date; 50% refund if less than 15 days before class 

(NCCAOM 15 CEU’s pending; 15 California CEU Pending as Category 1- CA Provider Number 0822) 

This two-day class will focus on developing skills in channel examination through interactive lectures and hands-on practice of technique. Information will be drawn from the text Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine the life-work of Dr. Wang Ju-yi (王居易) and the clinical experience of two of his senior apprentices. 

Subjects covered will include: 

  • Overview of classical channel physiology and a discussion of how physiology manifests with specific, palpable changes on the acupuncture channels. The theoretical lectures will provide foundational steps for developing the ‘way of seeing’ physiological process that shaped Dr. Wang’s clinical reasoning. 

  • Extensive hands-on practice of techniques for palpating each of the twelve major channels. This section of the class will involve hands-on work by the students; palpating channels on each other with feedback from the instructors. 

  • Demonstration and practice locating major points according to the clinical experience of Wang Juyi. Students will learn how to identify point location by palpating anatomical landmarks and looking for the very precise “space” where needling can be most effective. 

About the Instructors 

Jason D. Robertson is the co-author of Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine (Eastland Press, 2008) with his teacher Professor Wang Ju-yi (王居易). Mr. Robertson has studied Chinese language for 25 years and has studied Chinese medicine in Chengdu and Beijing. He currently maintains a private practice in Seattle, WA and is a faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. 

Yefim Gamgoneishvili met Wang Juyi and began using his material clinically in 1998. As one of five senior apprentices of Dr. Wang, Yefim has studied in China numerous times and completed a year of advanced study with Dr. Wang in his Beijing clinic (2013). In addition to his clinical work and study, Yefim is an experienced educator and has been teaching at the Master level programs for over 20 years. He also teaches seminars on Applied Channel Theory and Channel Based Orthopedics in the U.S. and internationally. 

Checks made out to: 

Yefim Gamgoneishvili
907 W Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368 

For more information go to or email

Earlier Event: April 19
Last Day of Winter Trimester
Later Event: May 6
First Day of Spring Trimester