A Top Down View of The Five Elements

An 8 Session Course on Five-Element Constitutional Diagnosis

Welcome to A Top Down View of the Five-Elements

Learn Five-Element constitutional diagnosis with Lonny Jarrett, one of the traditions most engaged and experienced practitioners, teachers, and scholars. 

This is an 8 session class meeting for an evening every three weeks. Participants will watch videos on the content, read on each element in Nourishing Destiny, Clinical Practice, and Deepening Perspectives and then have an opportunity to hear Lonny teach on each element in a 1.5-2 hour Q&A session. Class 8 will involve a three hour session with Lonny diagnosing a patient for one hour in front of the class with 2 hours of presentation afterward including Constitution, diagnosis, prognosis, Chinese physiology, and herbal, acupuncture, and “lifestyle” prescription. 

The intention of my teaching is to give the student a core grounding in the “inner tradition,” a depth approach to Chinese medicine. Constitutional diagnosis will be examined as an organizing framework that yields deep insights into each patient’s destiny and path of healing. The imagery contained in the acupuncture point names will be discussed as it relates to the points inner functions. We will come to understand Chinese medicine as a fully holistic/integral science as well as appreciate the key role that the practitioner’s own level of development plays in achieving this goal. Participation in this class is suitable for students and practitioners from any tradition and level of training who wish to deepen their perspective on their art. 

Nourishing Destiny lays out the philosophical and functional basis of each elemental constitution in terms of the transformation of a disordered relationship to thought and feeling into the cultivation of virtue.

Clinical Practice elaborates the constitutions through the function of each channel’s points.

Deepening Perspectives looks at the elements from a developmental and cultivational perspective that places each individual’s evolution in their own hands. It considers each element from a constitutional and cultural perspective.

Remember when reading, Every term in Chinese physiology had gross-physical, subtle-psyche/soul, and very subtle spiritual implications. When we see a physical sign we must ask, “How is this present in psyche, soul, and spirit?” and when we see a very subtle sign in spirit “shen large S” we must ask, “how is this present in mind and body?”

 Class Dates & Topics: 

8 Sessions: Meditation at 730pm, Class 8-930pm EST. Class may go longer depending on engagement. 

NOTE: In the last class I will see a patient for a full diagnosis. This class is 7-10pm Eastern time.

Class #1: Constitution – Thursday 10.27.2022

Class #2: Water – Tuesday 11.15.2022

Class #3: Fire –Thursday 12.8.2022

Class #4: Wood –Thursday 12.29.2022

Class #5: Metal – Thursday 1.19.2023

Class #6: Earth – Thursday 2.9.2023

Class #7: Element Points – Tuesday  2.28.2023

Class #8: Diagnosis – Thursday 3.23.2023 Class is 7pm-10pm for Patient Interview.

Class #1: Constitution

Thursday 10.27.2022

Class #2: Water

Tuesday 11.15.2022

Class #3: Fire

Thursday 12.8.2022

Class #4: Wood

Thursday 12.29.2022

Class #5: Metal

Thursday 1.19.2023

Class #6: Earth

Thursday 2.9.2023

Class #7: Element Points

Tuesday  2.82.2023

Class #8: Diagnosis

Thursday 3.23.2023

Class is 7pm-10pm for Patient Interview

Continuing Education: 60 California Class I PDA 45 for remote work and 15 for Streaming classes. Please check P.22, item #1 of the NCCAOM recertification handbook to verify that these PDA are accepted for the purposes of recertification by the NCCAOM. Please check with your individual state board to ascertain if they will accept CA approved PDA for your state recertification.

Click here for NCCAOM recertification Handbook.

CA Provider number: 774

Early Bird Registration until 10.1.2022
Practitioner: $550 | Early Bird $475 
Student: $475 | Early Bird $385* 

*The STUDENT rate is for those currently enrolled in a Chinese medicine program. 

Payment Options
Mail to: Lonny Jarrett
PO 1093
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Please include Name, Address, Phone, and Email
Venmo: Lonny Jarrett Verification code: (6168). Please include Name, Address, Phone, and Email as well as the class you are subscribing to.
Online payment includes a 3% convenience fee

Refund Policy
Course fee less 20% administrative charge is refundable if written notice is received two weeks prior to program date. No refunds will be made after that date.

Shen Ming Seminars reserves the right to reject any registration for any or no reason as long as it is not an unlawful reason.