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Tongue diagnosis

Date(s): 16 May 2019

Time: 10am - 5pm

Eligibility: Acupuncture practitioners, 2nd & 3rd Year Students

Venue: College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading

Barbara will discuss the basic principles of tongue diagnosis in relation to the zang and fu using up to 300 pictures of tongues. She will pay particular attention to disease patterns in relation to:

  • blood stasis
  • phlegm
  • dampness
  • pathogenic factors.

The aim of this workshop is to enable practitioners to gain a greater confidence when evaluating these different tongue signs.



Barbara Kirschbaum is a member of British Acupuncture Council and FMRCHM. She qualified in 1980 at ICOM; East Grinstead, England. She studied with Giovanni Maciocia, Ted Kaptchuk and Dan Bensky from 1978-1990 and from 1991 and 1997/98 in various internships at Chinese hospitals in Kunming, Tianjin and Chengdu. She is the author of the Atlas of Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, Volume 1 and 2, and author and publisher of several articles published in Germany. She has been in practice for over 30 years years and has specialized in the treatment of cancer, gynecology and gastrointestinal diseases. Currently she is the director of the TCM-clinic in the Jerusalem-Hospital in Hamburg

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