This book has been superseded by an updated and expanded edition, entitled: Acupuncture Today and in Ancient China:
ISBN 978-1-9164830-6-4 (hardback)
ISBN 978-1-9164830-7-1 (paperback)
The new book contains the following new material.
Chapter 2 describes a new insight into the Nei Jing notion of a “meridian”, which differs from today’s notion and clarifies many otherwise misleading Nei Jing passages. At that time, a meridian was considered to be an artery-like tube (p.29). All the organ chapters are also updated to take account of this new information, particularly Chapter 9 (p.183), the heart-related chapter.
Chapter 3 (p.49) is a new chapter that describes the differing notions of chi throughout the history of Chinese medicine, including the 1970’s reinterpretation of chi. It also summarizes the new “intelligent tissue” model of how acupuncture works, and describes how this explains all acupuncture-related phenomena, including all those related to chi, needle sensation, etc. And finally, it suggests an approach that can enable current practitioners (who usually subscribe to the 1970’s notion of chi) to accept the intelligent tissue explanation for all chi-related sensations.
Chapter 17 summarizes the latest published studies that validate the intelligent tissue model of how acupuncture works (pp.323-333).
And other small changes have been made throughout the book to ensure all passages are consistent with the new material.
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About the Author
In 2016, he published a groundbreaking book on Chinese acupuncture, which provides a new explanation of how acupuncture works and also clearly describes the key aspects of Chinese medicine in terms that today's readers can understand.
Since 2017, he has been conducting a research project to obtain objective scientific data to validate his "intelligent tissue" hypothesis on what acupuncture is and how it works. He has already published several scientific papers describing the results.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2. CHINESE MEDICINE METABOLISM
Translation of key Chinese medicine terms
How our body processes food
Overview of Chinese medicine metabolism
The Chinese terms for these various “influences”
Equivalent terms in contemporary metabolism
Other uses of the term “influence”
What are “collaterals”, “tertiary network vessels” and “blood vessels”?
How accurate are the Nei Jing notions of metabolism?
The role of the san jiao
The intake of food and air
The manufacture and transport of blood
The meridian network and its purpose
The notion of defence against pathogens
Does any vapour-like substance flow in the meridians?
The notion of “original influence”
The role of the kidneys, bladder and intestines
Does it matter that Chinese medicine uses metaphor?
CHAPTER 3. PANCREAS AND STOMACH
CHAPTER 4. THE MENTAL FUNCTIONS OF OUR ORGANS
CHAPTER 5. LIVER AND GALLBLADDER
CHAPTER 6. LUNGS AND LARGE INTESTINE
CHAPTER 7. KIDNEYS AND BLADDER
CHAPTER 8. HEART AND SMALL INTESTINE
CHAPTER 9. PERICARDIUM AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
CHAPTER 10. MERIDIAN OBSTRUCTIONS
CHAPTER 11. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL FACTORS IN CAUSING DISEASE
CHAPTER 12. DETAILED CASE HISTORIES
CHAPTER 13. SHOULD THE NEI JING BE INTERPRETED LITERALLY?
The misconceptions about metabolism and physiology
The five phase doctrine
The “generation” relationship
Dissenting voices of the past
Application within Chinese medicine
How the correspondences may have been chosen
The fact-based associations
Applying five phase theory to the organs
Applying five phase theory to explain the correlates
Other notions that do not appear to be fact based
The progress of pathogens through our body
Movement contrary to the normal course
The explanation for hiccup
Liquids flowing via the meridians
Explanations for dizziness, double vision, and insomnia
Is left, yin or yang?
Monthly meridian prohibitions
Needling according to season and moon phase
Needling techniques to “drain” and “supplement”
The nine different needles
Choose acupoints and needling depth according to season
Harming tissue, causes serious disease in the related organ
Frame of mind while needling
The outcomes of blood letting
CHAPTER 15. ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT OF VIRAL AND BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
CHAPTER 16. SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF THE MERIDIANS
CHAPTER 17. THE ELECTRICAL ENERGY WITHIN OUR BODY
CHAPTER 18. BIO-SYMMETRICAL FILTERING
CHAPTER 19. THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT CONTAINS ORGAN INFORMATION
APPENDIX A. FURTHER EXAMPLES OF SYMPTOM TRANSFER
APPENDIX B. THE DAILY CYCLE OF ORGAN ACTIVITY – MIDNIGHT TO NOON, EBB AND FLOW
APPENDIX C. CHINESE MEDICINE TONGUE DIAGNOSIS
APPENDIX D. MORE DETAIL OF OUR BODY’S ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
APPENDIX E. THE YIN-YANG HIERARCHY OF OUR ORGANS
APPENDIX F. OTHER RESEARCH INTO HOW ACUPUNCTURE WORKS
REFERENCES AND ENDNOTES
GLOSSARY OF TODAY’S CHINESE MEDICINE DISEASE TERMS