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80278574 Acupuncture Formulas

80278574 Acupuncture Formulas

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Acupuncture FormulasReview CourseINDEXAcupuncture Introduction 15San Jiao 16Chinese Phonetics 19General Information 21Moxibustion 27Twelve Primary Pathways 33Chinese Clock 34Invisible Pathways of Qi 35Meridians 39Qigong 59 Yin and Yang 61Chinese Medical Theory 63Five Elements 63Indications 69Footnotes 72Exercise #1 73Identification Section 75Gall Bladder 87Governing Vessel 93Heart 97Kidney 99Large Intestines 103Lung Meridian 107Pericardium 109Small Intestines 111Spleen 113Stomach 117Triple Burner 123Chinese Names 127Exercise #2 131Other Causes of Disease 133Evil Influences 137Formula Flow Chart 139Glossary 307Chinese Glossary 325References 343Acupuncture IntroductionWhat is Acupuncture?
 Acupuncture is a treatment based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), asystem of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of TCM is thenotion that a typeof life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energypathways(meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qiis thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, whichare complementary opposites. According to TCM, everything in nature has bothyin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causesdisease. Torestore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along themeridians.These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to thesurfaceof the skin.
California Acupuncture Board
 According to the California Acupuncture Board, acupuncture means thestimulation of acertain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles toprevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological functions,including pain control, for the treatment of certain diseases or dysfunctions of the bodyand includes the techniques of electroacupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion.
A Little History
In China, the practice of acupuncture can perhaps be traced as far back as thestoneage, with the
Bian shi 
, or sharpened stones. Clearer evidence exists from the1stmillennium BC, and archeological evidence has been identified with the periodof theHan dynasty (202 BC–220 AD). Forms of it arealso described in the literature of traditionalKorean medicine where it is called
. It isalso important in Kampo, the traditional medicinesystem of Japan.Recent examinations of Ötzi, a 5,000-year-oldmummy found in the Alps, have identified over 50tattoos on his body, some of which are located onacupuncture points that would today be used totreat ailments Ötzi suffered from. Some scientistsbelieve that this is evidence that practices similar to acupuncture were practiced elsewhere inEurasia during the early Bronze Age. According toan article published in The Lancet by Dorfer et al.,"We hypothesized that there might have been amedical system similar to acupuncture (Chinese
Zhenjiu: needling and burning) that was practicedin Central Europe 5,200 years ago... A treatmentmodality similar to acupuncture thus appears tohave been in use long before its previously knownperiod of use in the medical tradition of ancientChina.
Acupuncture Formulas WWW.ABCTLC.COM Fax (928) 468-0675
16This raises the possibility of acupuncture having originated in the Eurasiancontinent atleast 2000 years earlier than previously recognized." Acupuncture's origins in China are uncertain. The earliest Chinese medicaltexts (Mawang-tui graves, 68 BC) do not mention acupuncture. The Chinese medical text thatfirstdescribes acupuncture is the Yellow Emperor’s
Classic of Internal Medicine(History of  Acupuncture)
Huangdi Neijing, which was compiled around 305–204 B.C.Some hieroglyphics have been found dating back to 1000 B.C. that mayindicate anearly use of acupuncture. Bian stones, sharp pointed rocks used to treatdiseases inancient times, have also been discovered in ruins; some scholars believe thatthebloodletting for which these stones were likely used presages certainacupuncturetechniques.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese MedicineThe Philosophy of the Dao
Dao is often described as "the path" or "the way of life" in Traditional ChineseMedicine(TCM) and acupuncture, just as its counterpart in ancient India, Ayurveda. Thelaws of the Dao advocate moderation, living in harmony with nature and striving for balance. Ancient Chinese believed that moderation in all areas of life is essential to along andfruitful life. We are "fueled" by three treasures: Qi or Chi (pronounced chee),Shen, andJing.
is energy or vital substance, Shen is the spirit, and Jing is our essence. Qi isboth the life force (or vital substance) and the organizing principle flowingthrough allthings and establishing their interconnectedness. The Chinese believe thatevery livingthing (both human and non-human) has qi. In the body, qi is found in the heartand lungsin circulating blood and oxygen.
is the treasure that gives brightness tolife and is

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