THE MACROBIOTIC ONLINE COURSE

LEVEL TWO

FOUNDATIONS OF HEALING/12 Weeks

In Level Two, students will gain a thorough understanding of the cycles of nature as they govern health and healing. Using the traditional understanding of the five transformations, or cycles of energy found throughout nature, the Course explores each of the body’s main organ-systems, with studies of form, function, symptoms and remedies, including special foods, teas, and preparations. Studies of meridians and other methods of diagnosis are included.

Curriculum

* Macrobiotic Healing

* Macrobiotic Diagnosis

* Cooking and Home Remedies

* Meridians and Energy Healing

* Macrobiotic Philosophy and Principles

* Solving Problems of Personal and Planetary Health

Topics in Level Two

* The Five Transformations in Health and Healing

* Tree Energy (Liver and Gallbladder) Organs and Symptoms

* Tree Energy Foods and Remedies

* Diagnosis of Tree Energy Organs

* Fire Energy (Heart and Small Intestine) Organs and Symptoms

* Fire Energy Foods and Remedies

* Diagnosis of Fire Energy Organs

* Soil Energy (Spleen, Pancreas, and Stomach) Organs and Symptoms

* Soil Energy Foods and Remedies

* Diagnosis of Soil Energy Organs

* Metal Energy (Lung and Large Intestine) Organs and Symptoms

* Metal Energy Foods and Remedies

* Diagnosis of Metal Energy Organs

* Water Energy (Kidney and Bladder) Organs and Symptoms

* Water Energy Foods and Remedies

* Diagnosis of Water Energy Organs

* Meridian Study of the Organ Pairs

* Five Transformations, Energies, and Organs in the Mind and Emotions

* Preparation of Basic Dishes for the Organ Pairs

* Points and Meridians for Treatment

 

Class Descriptions

Class 1

TREE ORGANS: The Liver and Gallbladder

Introduction to the Foundations of Healing. A review of the Five Transformations cycle in nature and the human body. Detailed study of tree/spring/upward energy and its corollary in the human body: the liver-gallbladder system, with an explanation of the form and energetic function of these organs, as well as the cause of disorders such as gallstone, hepatitis, and fatty liver. Diagnosis of liver and gallbladder conditions, using facial and meridian diagnosis, is also presented.

 

Class 2

TREE REMEDIES: Healing the Liver and Gallbladder

Continuation of the liver and gallbladder. The macrobiotic dietary, home remedy, and lifestyle approach to disorders in the liver-gallbladder. Guidelines include the use of medicinal foods, teas, and dietary applications both to strengthen and fortify these organs and to cancel unwanted symptoms.

 

Class 3

FIRE ORGANS: The Heart and Small Intestine

Detailed study of fire/summer/active energy and its corollary in the human body: the heart-small intestine system, with an explanation of the form and energetic function of these organs, as well as the cause of disorders such as cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, valve disorders, heart failure, and Crohn’s disease. Diagnosis of heart and small intestine conditions, using facial and meridian diagnosis, is also presented.

 

Class 4

FIRE REMEDIES: Healing the Heart and Small Intestine

Continuation of the heart and small intestine. The macrobiotic dietary, home remedy, and lifestyle approach to disorders in the heart and small intestine. Guidelines include the use of medicinal foods, teas, and dietary applications, both to strengthen and fortify these organs and to cancel unwanted symptoms.

 

Class 5

SOIL ORGANS: The Spleen (Pancreas) and Stomach

Detailed study of soil/late summer/downward energy and its corollary in the human body: the spleen (pancreas)-stomach system, with an explanation of the form and energetic function of these organs, as well as the cause of disorders such as diabetes, insulin resistance, hypoglycemia, acid reflux, indigestion, stomach and duodenal ulcer. Diagnosis of spleen (pancreas) and stomach conditions, using facial and meridian diagnosis, is also presented.

 

Class 6

SOIL REMEDIES: Healing the Spleen (Pancreas) and Stomach

Continuation of the spleen (pancreas) and stomach. The macrobiotic dietary, home remedy, and lifestyle approach to disorders in the spleen (pancreas) and stomach. Guidelines include the use of medicinal foods, teas, and dietary applications, both to strengthen and fortify these organs and to cancel unwanted symptoms.

Class 7

METAL ORGANS: The Lung and Large Intestine

Detailed study of metal/autumn/gathering energy and its corollary in the human body: the lung-large intestine system, with an explanation of the form and energetic function of these organs, as well as the cause of disorders such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, COPD, constipation, diverticulitis, and ulcerative colitis (UC). Diagnosis of lung and large intestine conditions, using facial and meridian diagnosis, is also presented.

 

Class 8

METAL REMEDIES: Healing the Lung and Large Intestine

Continuation of the lung and large intestine. The macrobiotic dietary, home remedy, and lifestyle approach to disorders in the lung and large intestine. Guidelines include the use of medicinal foods, teas, and dietary applications, both to strengthen and fortify these organs and to cancel unwanted symptoms.

 

Class 9

WATER ORGANS: The Kidneys and Bladder

Detailed study of water/winter/floating energy and its corollary in the human body: the kidney-bladder system, with an explanation of the form and energetic function of these organs, as well as the cause of disorders such as kidney stone, frequent urination, urinary tract infection, bladder stone, and incontinence. Disorders of the male and female reproductive organs, also classified as water energy, are included. Diagnosis of kidney and bladder and reproductive conditions, using facial and meridian diagnosis, is also presented.

 

Class 10

WATER REMEDIES: Healing the Kidneys and Bladder

Continuation of the kidneys and bladder. The macrobiotic dietary, home remedy, and lifestyle approach to disorders in the kidneys and bladder. Guidelines include the use of medicinal foods, teas, and dietary applications, both to strengthen and fortify these organs and to cancel unwanted symptoms. The macrobiotic approach to reproductive disorders is also presented.

 

WATER REMEDIES MOXA

Demonstration of the traditional Oriental heat therapy known as “moxa” to aid kidney and bladder conditions.

 

Class 11

STUDY GUIDE AND REVIEW

A review of the Level Two Curriculum including a Study Guide to help prepare students for the final exam.

 

Class 12

LEVEL TWO TEST

An online test based on the Level Two Curriculum, including a test review and student presentations on topics related to their study of macrobiotics.

Level Two Schedule, Hours, and Requirements

Digital Studies (Audio and Video): 15 to 20 hours

Live Skype Studies with Edward Esko: Once per week for 12 weeks/2 hours per session

Requirements

* Practice of the Macrobiotic Way of Life

* Study of 3 books by Michio Kushi and/or associates

Certification

Students who complete the Level Two Curriculum of Study will receive a Certificate from the International Macrobiotic Institute (IMI), signed by Edward Esko, Founder.

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