Friday, 30 June 2017
and thank you for all the positive feedback on this series of power point presentations, much appreciated.
So, here goes with our third presentation!
mastering the pain of angina with the power point Xi Men
Also known as 'door of opposition' and PC-4, this power point regulates the blood and energy flow to the heart.
As western medicine now knows, angina is a referred pain resulting from a narrowing of the coronary arteries which are then unable to deliver quantities of oxygenated blood on demand.
This referred pain travels from the heart along the Pericardium energy meridian.
Xi Men works by dilating the coronary arteries and expanding the diaphragm, responding to oxygenation demands made upon heart muscle.
Medical Qigong, especially dragon tiger qigong, is recommended in tandem with treatment by Xi Men.
mastering knee pain with the 'four eyes of qi' power points
the 'four eyes of qi' power points are located as shown (see the four black dots)
The knee joint is the most complicated joint in the human body. Not only that, it has to bear our body weight whether we are standing still or are on the move!
In clinical master acupuncture practice our findings are that 85% of knee pain responds favourably to treatment with the 'four eyes of qi'.
You can even gain some relief from knee pain by finding these points yourself (as with most joint energy points you will find them in small grooves or clefts around the joint) and applying finger acupressure to these power points. Stimulate with some vigour to obtain temporary pain relief.
Follow up the 'four eyes of qi' treatment by firstly using standing medical qigong exercise, and the secondly, once pain levels reduce, use moving medical qigong exercises.
Sadly, in the very mental civilisation that we live in today, the tendency is for mental activity to dominate physical activity, resulting in ungrounded living!
Much knee pain could be prevented by not using the knee joint as a weight bearing joint, but rather as a weight transference joint, transferring body weight to the soles of the feet. Hence, the advice to practice medical qigong exercise.
Further long term advice for those suffering chronic knee pain is to drink horsetail grass tea. A pot of tea a day for three months is said to regenerate cartilage tissue in the body - knee cartilage erosion is a big factor in this type of knee pain.
next power point presentation
Master acupuncture goes 'mental' in our next power point presentation.
We reveal the yin and yang depression formulae and the point that gets you high!
Until then, may we all be blessed with health and harmony.
Monday, 19 June 2017
We are back in the groove with another power point presentation, same format, different energy points!
A prescription for intelligence - the neuroacupuncture power point Ya Men
Also known as 'mute's door' and GV-15, this power point is the master point in the treatment of the traditional chinese medicine (tcm) syndrome 'phlegm/fire mists the orifices of the brain'.
Saying that, it should be obvious that anyone with that 'woolly head' feeling is going to benefit from this power point!
Now Master acupuncturists, of course, know so much more about this power point than the
mere tcm understanding.
Being a stand alone, one point neuroacupuncture prescription, the master acupuncturist will use a gold needle for maximum effect (needling technique will be neutral). And that effect will be to open and strengthen an energy gate (known as a window of sky gate) between the brain and the spinal cord, stimulating neural transmissions. The two most stimulated neural pathways using this power point with a gold needle are those affecting the pituitary gland and the vocal chords.
Ya Men is situated on the midline of the nape of the neck, between the spinous processes of C-1 and C-2. So, not difficult to find for everybody. This power point responds to acupressure and so we can all massage ourselves smarter with the tip of a finger!
As an endnote, when you are out and about, just observe people's necks and notice who's napes of the neck are open (energy gate open) and extended and who's are closed and bent (energy gate closed).
A prescription for life - combining Hou Xi, Xuan Zhong and Bai Hui points
Sometimes the battle between life and death can hang on a knife edge! Days, hours, minutes, just not enough time to maybe avert death.
It's at those times that this power point prescription can come in handy. The energy points are needled in a specific order: first hou xi (SI-3) ; second bai hui (GV-20) ; third xuan zhong (GB-39) according to the principles of Heaven-Earth-Man.
Hou Xi is the master point of the extraordinary meridian Du Mai (Governor Vessel). It stimulates adrenalin at a glandular level.
Bai Hui is the highest energy point of the body and a meeting point for all the yang meridians. It stimulates brain activity.
Xuan Zhong is the meeting point of all the lower limb yang meridians and mobilises red blood cells.
All three together powerfully arouse internal energy movement and therefore internal organ function.
Sometimes it's not all over!
Next power point presentation
Acupuncture is well known as a pain relief treatment, but you have to know what you're doing!
In traditional chinese medicine (tcm) the same old points are used over and over again, and sometimes they are successful, and mostly there is an improvement.
Master acupuncturists go to the next level when it comes to pain.
We'll use the same format, one needle power point acupuncture and a power point combination, to treat angina and knee pain respectively.
Look out for news of the next presentation in this series of power points on our facebook page.