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Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee

Ken Rose

Jessica Curl Rose


Elisabeth Rochat teaches a class at Three Springs Mendocino, CA

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee



Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee is an internationally recognized author and scholar in the field of the Chinese medical classics. Beginning in 1976, she collaborated with scholars Fr. Larre and Dr. Jean Schatz on publications on Chinese philosophy and classical Chinese medical texts.  Her published works include numerous texts in French and Italian.

See a list of her many texts published in English on the publications page.

She is currently a Member of the Board, Ricci Association for the Grand Ricci; Dean of Study in the European School of Acupuncture, Paris; Senior Lecturer of the E.E.A. (École Européenne d’Acupuncture); Lecturer on Chinese Philosophy in the Jesuit University in Paris (Centre Sèvres); Member of the French Association of Chinese Studies (A.F.E.C.) and Member of the European Association of Chinese Studies (E.A.C.S.).

Ms. Rochat de la Valle lectures  in France, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, on ancient Chinese philosophy (especially on the Taoist texts: Zhuangzi, Laozi, Huainanzi) and on classical Chinese medicine (Huangdi Neijing).

Ken Rose

Ken founded Three Springs Institute in order to promote understanding of the ancient Chinese art of self cultivation in modern society.

Ken teaches tai ji, tui na, and Chinese medicine classes at Three Springs, and for a number of schools in Europe, as well as at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA.  Ken has lectured on the subjects of Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine and martial arts all over the world.  He spent many years in China studying and apprenticing with teachers in the traditional way.  His studies in Chinese medicine focus on tai ji quan, acupuncture & moxabustion, tui na, and yang sheng.


Jessica Curl Rose

Jessica Curl Rose a life long student of Chinese medicine and a teacher at Three Springs Mendocino campus and assists with all Three Springs projects and teaching.   She runs Three Springs Clinic and pharmacy in Mendocino and grows Chinese herbs in her research garden.   She has studied Chinese medicine in New York, San Francisco, Kunming and Beijing.  She lives with her husband Ken Rose in the forest studying classic Chinese texts, Tai ji and the natural world in order to understand health and illness.



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