Learning how to use the 8 extraordinary channels
Including the approach to hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disease
Inner alchemy: the 8 extra channels (8 EX) provide us with the deep understanding of the process of development and regulation. They are the bases for the Meeting of shen and Jing. All the regulation of processes especially hormonal changes including fertility and aging, CNS (Center Nervous System) which includes many neurological diseases are all related to the 8ex.
Clinically they give us the foundation to treat so many complicated and common conditions as well as understanding the flow of QI from our ancestry lineage, prenatal life and daily regulation of Wei Qi and Ying Qi.
The extraordinary channels form a blueprint of person’s destiny. They contain Jing and create an infrastructure for Shen to dwell in. The very basic structure and plan for human body is represented by them.
When the sperm meets the ovum the Ren and Du are created than the Chong and Dai mai are involved in the first cell division. They are the root of creation of all the initial physical structures.
The extraordinary channels are extraordinary and have a vast clinical relevance. They can be used to treat a variety of disease. For example: treating epilepsy, by balancing Yin and Yang Qiao or the Du Mai, loss of consciousness by treating DU 26, Chong and Yin Wei for treating hormonal imbalance and more
For example the Ren Mai ( CV) and Du Mai (GV) are said to :
- RenMai- collect the yin qi of the body, all the Zang organs-and all the Zang meridians have a deep branch Which connects to the RenMai. They all connect in the abdomen and chest, and Via CV 4 connects to the Kidney.
- The DuMai- collect all the yang Qi in the body form the yang meridians which are all connect in the shoulder neck area. Via GV 4 4 connect to the Kidney.”
Therefore a combination of CV 4 4 with points on the RenMai or Opening the Ren can treat a variety of disease relating to the Flow of Yin and such as Fertility, early menopause. In the same way we can combine Du4 with point on the DuMai to treat yang disease and immunity . This further explains the use of Front Shu points and Back Shu points.
The lecture will deal more in depth with the Chong channel covering its pathway, physiology and pathology, techniques of needling. Special attention will be put to the clinical relevance to fertility and in treating modern, complicated diseases like autoimmune or metabolic diseases.
Clinical applications of the 8 Ex:
Hormonal : Hyper/hypo thyroid
Male fertility prostate problem
Female infertility, gynecology, menopause
In the workshop:
Special needle technique for extra channels
Clinical example of treatment of many diseases such : fertility, growth, hormonal, autoimmune,
Special pulse diagnostic methods for 8ex
Combination of points and extra methods to treat 8ex
Prenatal development and more