|Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 08:23: |
Greetings to the forum,
I wonder if somebody can suggest a tonification procedure (preferably acupuncture) for the chong mai?...............
|Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - 12:04: |
Yes, Charles, in fact it is not too complicated. We know that the confluent points of the Chong are Sp-4 and P-6, so, these points must be strengthened. We also know that the Chong channel emerges from the inside at S-30. This point may therefore also be introduced in the prtescription. B-23 is associated with the kidneys, the organ where the Chong channel originates. Thus B-23 may also be tonified. Lastly, Bl-17, the shu of the blood may also be tonified in order to supplement blood energy since the Chong is closely associated with the blood. Now.. you have a full formula.
|Posted on Friday, March 05, 2004 - 08:35: |
Thank you Shmuel. What is the procedure to tonify the Dumai or Ren?
|Posted on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 16:16: |
Hi Charles, sorry for the delay. Dumai master and coupled points are Si-3/B-62 respectively, so these points must be lightly punctured to open the dumai for allowing the passage of Qi. Since this is THE Yang vessel in the body, tonify Du-4 and Du-14 which have a great Yang tonifying properties, and you may well add Du-20 for the same reason. It is also possible to tonify B-16 which is the Dumai Shu point. Here you have the whole procedure.
As for the Ren mai, the same principle applies:
L-7/ K-6 for its confluent points.
Ren-4/ Ren-12 and Ren-20 for each of the three burners.
Hope this helps.
|Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 05:45: |
The Lingshu counsels us "one should not needle the back shu points more than 5 times.. throughout the patients life! To do so may cause death. Moxibustion instead is the treatment of choice."
|Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 11:50: |
The Ling Shu, as well as the other classics, contain plenty of clinical suggestions which have probably been assembled by various authors from diverse sources and that have been, throughout the centuries, subject to countless interpretations and discussions. Shu points may be punctured even 5 times a week, always with very good results, in fact this procedure alone have and will cure thouisands of patients throughout the world from diverse ailments. I wholeheartedly recommend the use of Shu points frequently as one wishes without hesitation or fear.
|Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 14:26: |
Shmuel, why did you recommend stimulating point CV-20 rather than CV-17 for the upper burner?
(see thread 4 from above).
|Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 13:05: |
It is absolutely possible to needle Ren-17 for the same purpose, Peter. My preference for Ren-20 was due to its function as a Yin mobilizer in the upward direction. The question was, how will you tonify the Ren mai. The Ren is the major canal for total Yin of the body. Thus, besides the other points mentioned above, Ren-20 has the ability to attract the Yin in an upward direction, while Ren-17 has a more chest-blood-yang invigorating qualities, not quite the quality needed for the Yin tonification of the Ren mai channel.
|Posted on Monday, March 28, 2005 - 23:09: |