The Nature of Acupuncture Channels

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” -Albert Schweitzer

The study of Acupuncture seems so complex, in reality it is so simple. 5,000 years ago illnesses were discribed in according to the qualities that man could relate to in nature.  Over thousands of years syndromes, diseases and ailment of many kinds manifested and were relieved through consistant qigong meditation, needling, guasha, tuna , cupping practice and observation of tongue, pulse and palpitation.

Let me explain how simple chinese medicine helps some of our most complex bodily situations.

The channels system connect internal organs to one another to the surface of the body an the environment. It unifies the digestive, lymphatic, nervous, reproductive and other systems into a coherent and responsive whole. The are viewed as conveyors of information about the external environment to the internal organs. When external pathogens invade the body it travels through the channels first.  The disease can move quickly from the channels to the organs.  When the organ or emotional dysfunction lead to internal generated disease the channels pathways are affected in some cases causing palpable changes on the body surface along the course of the channels.

The the channel system is able to respond to the changes in internal and external environments like changes in environmental temperature, organ metabolism or social conditions, disease or discomfort will result.  The channel system help restore the body function and normal metabolism through needling points together.

Each of the channels has an arm and a leg aspect.  Yin and Yang dictates the location of the channel as being on the posterior or anterior side of the body. Each channel is named after one of the twelve main visceras and place along the meridian according to depth within the whole.  The six levels that make up the building blocks of channel theory are, tai yang-greater yang, shao yang-lesser yang, yang ming-brightness yang, tai yin-greater yin, shaoyin-lesser yin and jue yin-reverting yin. Each level is deeper than the one before with tai yang at the surface of the body and jue yin laying deep in the blood.

The levels represent six

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Antonika Chanel