CHINATOWN WELLNESS CENTER
PROGRAM IN CHINESE MEDICAL CHINESE
Three Sessions (eight 1 ½ hours class per session)
with Foon-Ning Ng
This class will teach Chinese from its foundation and focus on the derivation of the characters instead of by memorization of Chinese characters. By the end of the program, all the acupuncture points names will be introduced and explained. Tools and methodologies will be introduces so when new Chinese characters are encountered you will be able to look up the meaning and pronunciation.
Focus of the Program
Topics to be discussed will include:
* Overview of the historical background of Chinese characters
* Structure of Chinese characters
* Type of strokes and stroke sequence
* Radicals (graphic elements)
* Pinyin and tones
Some basic characters related to Yin and Yang, Five Elements, Positions,
Seasons, Metaphorical Terms, Body Parts, Channels, Points etc.
* Introduction to Tool Books and Internet Sites for Learning Chinese
* Acupuncture Points by Channels, their Pronunciation and Meaning
About the Instructor
Foon-Ning Ng was born in Hong Kong. Mr. Ng had a bilingual education in the high school years in Hong Kong. He came to the United States and settled in New York City since 1970. Mr. Ng has worked in the financial and IT industries for the past 30 plus years. For the last five years he has an interest in Chinese medicine. He has been a Tai Chi student of Master Jeffrey Yuen since 2003.
Dates of Class in Session 1
May 7, 14, 28
June 4, 18, 25