Acupuncture Training

Zhu Tai Yang Jin (Foot Supreme Yang’s Tendon)

Huang Di In Michael Turk’s Library On May 31, 2014, I met with my mentor Michael Turk in his enviable library! With his help, I finalized my version of the first paragraph of the 13th chapter of the Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu. We also consulted other translations listed in the endnotes that influenced my rendition. Ling Shu 13, ...

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The 2 Types of Acupuncture

Problems of the body can be divided into 2 broad categories, whether we are talking about ancient Chinese medicine or Modern Western medicine. Those categories are: External Medicine (orthopedics)- problems of the muscles/skeletal system or Internal Medicine– problems of the internal organs, glands, etc. We could further divide things but this is the basic concept. Some practitioners specialize in internal medicine and ...

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Read Your F%@&ing Textbooks!

How did acupuncturists in the West get the idea that there is a mystical energy that flows along certain invisible lines in the body?! Let’s explore the subject of “Qi” and “meridians” by looking at excerpts from three well respected textbooks; the CAM book (Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion), the “Shanghai Text” (Acupuncture a Comprehensive Text), and “A Manual of Acupuncture.” ...

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