In Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) there are 12 "Normal" meridians.
Inner Smile and Six Healing Sounds Practices As taught by Master Mantak Chia, Universal Healing Tao Center and Tao Garden Thailand In the Taoist tradition, positive and negative emotions are associated with the internal organs. One of the keys to good health is to become aware of the emotional energies that reside in the organs, and to transform the negative emotional energies into positive virtues. Taoists believe that we are all born with the virtues of love, gentleness, kindness, respect, honesty, fairness, justice, and righteousness.
Just about everybody in the modern world has to deal with some sort of stress. Health professionals have placed stress as an underlying factor in a wide range of diseases. The Taoist way of dealing with stress is to perform the Six Healing Sounds. The Six Healing Sounds are so simple and easy to perform that they seem almost too good to be true. I have found the Six Healing Sounds to be the most valuable technique of all the many spiritual practices I ve learned so far. A lot of techniques require months and years of practice before any noticeable results occur.
Meridian System ⑴ Twelve Regular Meridians T he twelve regular meridians are composed of three yin meridians of the hand (Lung Meridian of Hand- Taiyin , Pericardium Meridian of Hand- Jueyin , Heart Meridian of Hand- Shaoyin ), three yang meridians of the hand (Large Intestine Meridian of Hand- Yangming , Triple Energizer Meridian of Hand- Shaoyang , Small Intestine Meridian of Hand- Taiyang ), three yang meridians of the foot (Stomach Meridian of Foot- Yangming , Gallbladder Meridian of Foot- Shaoyang , Bladder Meridian of Foot- Taiyang ) and three yin meridians of the foot (Spleen Meridian of Foot- Taiyin , Liver Meridian of Foot- Jueyin , Kidney Meridian of Foot- Shaoyin ). <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The eight extraordinary vessels of the traditional chinese medicine system, also known as the 8 strange flows and the 8 psychic channels, represents the underlying root of all the body’s energy systems. Unlike other meridians, these are not attributed to a physical body system, but they are more akin to being the source and blueprint which makes manifest all the systems and structure of the body. Alternative Names: Governing Vessel Opening Point: SI 3 Balancing Point: UB 62 Function: (Also known as Sea of Yang) effects all of the yang meridians, brain, marrow a/or spinal cord issues – pain, heaviness, stroke, psychological issues, etc.
Large intestine: Metal-energy yang organ The large intestine is called the 'Minister of Transportation'. It controls the transformation of digestive wastes from liquid to solid state and transports the solids onwards and outwards for excretion through the rectum. It plays a major role in the balance and purity of bodily fluids and assists the lungs in controlling the skin's pores and perspiration.
Many people new to acupuncture may ask, "Why does my acupuncturist ask so many questions?" An initial visit to an acupuncturist usually involves filling out an extensive health history form and having an in-depth discussion with your practitioner. An acupuncturist will ask a number of questions about your health and lifestyle, many of which may seem unrelated to your main reason for seeking acupuncture. The questions, however, are linked together and your answers provide valuable input into the diagnostic process. Along with tongue and pulse diagnosis, asking what are known as the "10 questions" allows your practitioner to create a unique treatment plan for you as an individual. This taking into account a wide variety of signs and symptoms is the key to the success of acupuncture and your practitioners ability to treat conditions where other methods may have failed.
These are alternate terms for meridians. Actually, they imply a lot more than just that, but this is the simplified explanation. I figure some of you are going to check out some of the other info on the acupressure.com site besides the pictures of the meridians. You'll be checking out some of the medical conditions listed on there.
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August 15, 2008 by richard Flip through any human biology book and you should see that a human body is made up of different subsystems: the skin, the muscle, the skeletal, the blood circulation, the nervous system. If it is a medical book, it would even have the lymphatic system overlaid. What most books miss the most is the most important subsystem for the internal martial artists: the fascia system. What is the fascia?
By Edward F. Block IV, PhD In medicine, the study of etiology refers to the study of the origins of disease. The study of pathogenesis is the study of the actual processes within the body whereby disease occurs, develops and changes.
Li Ching-Yuen or Li Ching-Yun ( simplified Chinese : 李清云; traditional Chinese : 李清雲; pinyin : Lǐ Qīngyún (?- May 6,1933) is the subject of a Chinese extreme longevity folk legend. He claimed to be born in 1736, while disputed records suggest 1677. Both alleged lifespans of 197 and 256 years far exceed the longest confirmed lifespan of 122 years and 164 days of the French woman Jeanne Calment .