Chinese calligraphy is an ancient and elegant art form that originated with the ancient Chinese shamans known as the Wu. Calligraphy is the traditional Wu’s way of accessing the universal qi for healing and creating harmonizing feng shui energy. Shamans have used brushes to express their healing power for thousands of years in China. Calligraphy is still used as a tool for cultivating inner knowledge and to understand the roots of classical Chinese medicine.
The Classical Texts I-IX series forms a core component of the DSOM program (and are elective courses for students in the MSOM program). These courses deepen the student’s understanding of the cultural and philosophical background of Chinese medicine through careful translation and analysis of selected classical texts. These texts are presented to students in their original written and grammatical form, so that students will gain a deeper understanding of both the vocabulary and the texture of Chinese philosophy, and hence the unique style of medicine that evolved from it.
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