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By David Twicken

Rooted within the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken's ebook integrates chinese language and Taoist clinical philosophy, theories, and ideas to obviously reveal that the Divergent Channels are a necessary element of the scientific perform of acupuncture.

He takes a step by step method of help practitioners in 'working out' the channels, and indicates how this flexible channel process can be utilized in any acupuncture remedy. Twicken additionally comprises guideline on 5 Shen Nei Dan internal meditation to assist practitioners achieve a extra profound emotional and religious figuring out.

With case stories and connection with the vintage texts all through, this booklet offers an entire source that would aid clinicians comprehend and use the Divergent Channels in medical practice.

An obtainable and entire account of the Divergent Channel approach, this ebook should be a beneficial addition to the cabinets of scholars and practitioners of acupuncture and chinese language medication; taiji and qigong practitioners; and a person with an curiosity in Taoist perform.

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Kidney divergent channel The separate channel of the primary Leg Minor Yin connects to the popliteal fossa of the knee, separates and joins the Major Yang, and then goes up to reach the Kidneys. At the fourteenth vertebra, the second lumbar, it comes out and connects to the girdle channel. A branch connects with the root of the tongue and comes out in the neck, where it joins the Major Yang to make the first junction. T he Divergent C hannels Pathways Second junction (confluence) Gallbladder and Liver divergent channels Gallbladder divergent channel (—) Liver divergent channel (---) 31 32 T H E DI V E RG E N T C H A NNE L S —J I NG B I E Gallbladder divergent channel The separate channel of the primary Leg Minor Yang winds around the thigh and enters the border of the pubic hair margin to join the Shrinking Yin channel.

The Yin–Yang paired numbers and directions are the basis for the guest and host acupuncture treatments. “Guest and host” means combining Yin–Yang paired channels in a treatment. Combining the Large Intestine and the Lungs in a treatment, or combining the Spleen and Stomach in a treatment, are examples of a guest and host treatment. Chapter 9 of the Ling Shu, “From Beginning to End,” presents using Yin–Yang pairs in treatments. 3 The He Tu diagram and the five phases The He Tu pattern of the five phases is water (1–6), wood (3–8), earth (5–10), fire (2–7), and metal (4–9).

Most scholars and historians believe that the Su Wen and the Ling Shu were written in the Han dynasty. These books are a collection of theories and clinical experiences from many years before they were written. The I Ching is considered China’s oldest book, though over the centuries there were many additions to this ancient book. During the Han dynasty, Yin–Yang, five phases, and sophisticated systems of correspondences were added to it. Profound commentaries were added to the eight trigrams and the 64 hexagrams, specifically the Ten Wings.

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