The theory of the Nine Continents is one of the oldest philosophical concepts in Chinese mythology, dating back to the times of the biblical great flood (2300 B.C.)
The medical application of this system is described in chapter 20 of the Nei Jing: "Determining Life and Death". In it the human body is divided into three regions or Dantian, each further divided into three categories of Heaven, Earth, and Mankind
These "nine continents" are the first and most fundamental description of human embryology and physiology in the medical texts and are the basis for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital weakness, or Jing deficiency, in patients
The lecture will focus on the nine continents theory and practical application in clinic, including methods of diagnosis, unique treatment strategies, "secret" point combinations and examples of treatment
This course was presented at the ICCM Conference. Pro D Seminars would like to thank the ICCM Conference for allowing us to host their lectures on our site.


  1. Participants will understand the history and theory of the nine continents
  2. Participants will learn unique methods of diagnosis
  3. Participants will learn specific point combinations for treatment


  • Numerology
  • The Magic Square and the Three Regions
  • The Region of Heaven
  • The Region of Man
  • The Region of Earth 
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Rani Ayal


Rani Ayal Dipl. Ac. (IATCM) has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine since 1988.

Initially trained in Shiatsu and Meridian Acupuncture in Japan, Rani returned to Israel and continued his studies in Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Tai Qi Chuan and Chinese Nutrition.

Upon graduating from "Medi- Cin" college of TCM in Israel Rani continued his studies in 5 Elements, Stems& Branches and Classical Chinese Acupuncture under the tutelage of Master Acupuncturist Joan Duveen in Holland, who continues to be his mentor till the present day.

Former head of the Shiatsu dept. at "Medi- Cin" college and the Acupuncture division of the Complementary Medicine Unit in "Sourasky Medical Center" in Tel Aviv, Rani has taught Chinese Medicine extensively to students and medical doctors in different programs throughout Israel.

Today Rani teaches a post- graduate course in 5 Elements and Stems& Branches acupuncture and maintains a private practice specializing in gynecology (especially infertility), pediatrics, oncology and the diagnosis and treatment of "difficult" diseases.

Rani is also one of the international speakers at the 2015 Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.