Ling Shu Acupuncture (English)

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Ling Shu or Miraculous Pivot is Huangdi Neijing combined with Su Wen in a single volume. Ling Shu covers Meridians, acupuncture points, and acupuncture techniques comprehensively and in great detail; thus it has laid a solid foundation for clinical acupuncture theory.

Since the advent of Ling Shu , many authors had contributed important interpretation of the original text for others to understand. Some of these famous authors included Dr.Yang Shangshan (AD 618) ; Dr Zhang Jiebin (AD 1368), Dr Ma Shi (AD 1368), and Dr Zhang Zhicong (AD 1688). However, due to the complexity and the depth of the original Ling Shu text, there were great discrepancies among the interpretations from different authors. This caused much confusion for the beginning students of Acupuncture in trying to understand the text of Ling Shu, and this confusion made the practice of Ling Shu in a clinical setting impossible. In fact, in these past 2000 years, the research done on Ling Shu centered purely on the theoretical side; the application of it in a clinical environment was virtually non-existent.

This book, Ling Shu Acupuncture , is the first of its kind to present acupuncture theory from the clinical viewpoint by connecting the contents of both volumes of Huangdi Neijing and has reorganized the acupuncture theories of both volumes under different subject discussions. These subjects include how to differentiate the imbalance of Yin/Yang by pulse diagnosis? How many acupuncture points will be selected? What is the frequency of treatment for the dysfunctions of different Meridians? What are the reinforce and reducing techniques in Ling Shu? What is the proper depth of puncturing according to the different seasons of the year? What is the proper timing for removing the needle? What is the real meaning of Qi-Arrive? How to observe it objectively? What is forbidden in acupuncture, and the harms that can occur in case of acupuncture malpractice? These subjects will enable the acupuncturist to clearly understand the crux of the theory and will ultimately enable the acupuncturist to utilize the theory in diagnosis and treatment of patients under a practical, clinical setting.

Ling Shu Acupuncture is also the first of its kind to cover over 2000 years of Acupuncture history in its comprehensively detailed discussion and analysis of acupuncture classic books and modern acupuncture theories written after the publication of Ling Shu. These discussions are conducted based on the principles stated in the Ling Shu. From these discussions, one can see that Acupuncture has deviated from the original principle of Ling Shu, and has been conducted through wrong theories throughout the 2000 years. The result is the poor practice of Acupuncture since.

In order to accurately convey the ideal of the original text of Ling Shu , Ling Shu Acupuncture has painstakingly pursued three methods in delivering the meaning of the original text to the reader. First, in the analysis of the original text, Ling Shu Acupuncture utilizes the text before, the text after, and the central idea of the chapter in conjunction with the related text of the other chapters to explain the section of the text in question so as to reach the goal of using Ling Shu to explain Ling Shu. Secondly, Ling Shu Acupuncture is based on the principle of the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine when it comes to the different interpretations of Ling Shu authored before. Lastly, the theory of Ling Shu has been tested extensively during the past five years in clinical settings.

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From the Author:

"Are there any further developments in Acupuncture after the publication of Ling Shu?" "There are many classic acupuncture books, why do you only talk about Ling Shu?" These questions have been repeatedly asked since I started explaining and teaching Ling Shu in 2003.

There has been tremendous progress and improvements in all aspects of this world since the beginning of mankind. So, it is logical to think that Acupuncture, being a very important part of TCM, should have been improving and progressing in all these years through clinical practices. This was also my question when I first started studying Ling Shu.

However, as I progressed further into the study of Ling Shu and began to comprehend the enormous depth of Ling Shu, looking back at the past 2000 years of Acupuncture, I have to admit that since the publication of Ling Shu, there has been no progress in Acupuncture, but rather, deterioration. By meridians diagnosis to the usage of acupoints from before to the present, as well as many other traditional practices, in the point of view of Ling Shu, Acupuncture only exists in name today. 

For example, in Ling Shu, there is no record of the Five Shu points for the Meridian of Hand Shaoyin. However, people from the later generations thought that the 5 Shu points were left out by mistake in Ling Shu. So, in Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (《針 灸甲乙經》), the author added in the 5 Shu points for the Meridian of Hand Shaoyin. This was seen as an improvement or progress in the field of Acupuncture by many of the acupuncturists. 

However, in Chapter 71 of Ling Shu, there is a very specific explanation why the Meridian of Hand Shaoyin does not have the Five Shu points: "Huangdi asked, 'Why does the Hand-Shaoyin not have Five Shu points?'" "Qibo answered, 'Shaoyin is the Meridian that is related with the Heart. Heart is the King of the Five Zang and Six Fu organs, and Shen is stored in it. The organ is very strong, and it could not be attacked by the pathogenic-Qi. If the Heart is attacked by the pathogenic-Qi, and it loses the function in holding the Shen, one will then die. Therefore, the pathogenic-Qi always goes to the Pericardium when the Heart is under attack by the pathogenic-Qi. The Pericardium Meridian is related with Pericardium. That is why those Five Shu points of the Heart are located at the Pericardium Meridian and not at the Heart Meridian.'" 

The addition of the 5 Shu points to the Meridian of Hand Shaoyin by Systematic Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion not only undermined and damaged the completeness of the theory of Meridians and acupoints in Ling Shu, this addition also contradicted the theory of the 5 Shu points reflecting the Zang/Fu organs in the study of TCM.

Furthermore, due to the misunderstanding of the author of Nanjing on the subject of "Jing-well point" of yin meridian is related to "wood" in five elements and "Jing-Well point " of yang meridian is related to "metal" ("陰井木,陽井金" ) in Ling Shu Chapter 2, the author of Nanjing discussed the "Tonifying the Mother and Sedating the Son" usage of the 5 Shu points. This has completely contradicted the theory of the Meridians and acupoints of Ling Shu.

Examples of contradiction and misunderstanding of Ling Shu as such are plenty in numbers. They are discussed in Ling Shu Acupuncture. It is sad that the deviation from true Acupuncture started since the publication of Nanjing. Many ridiculous theories soon came afterwards overshadowing the correct Acupuncture way.

From the Back Cover:

You will never understand true acupuncture if you never studied Ling Shu

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