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Laminated 8.5" X 11" Double-sided Chart of The Five Element Acupuncture Theory

The five element theory is the cornerstone of acupuncture and meridian therapy. This chart clearly shows the relationship of the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood).
• The 12 main meridians are grouped by their element showing their relationships to each other through the Sheng and Ko cycle. The command points "element points" are listed along with the Luo, Xi-Cleft, and Source points. Tonification, sedation, and horary points are marked for each meridian. Yin meridians "Zang organs" are in the inside of the circle, Yang meridians "Fu organs" are on the outside.

8.5" X 11" Double-Sided Laminated Color Five Element Chart

A very unique color horary cycle located on the back of the chart. Every meridian has a time of day when it is most active. The circular diagram shows the time of day when each meridian is most active and the horary point for that meridian. This chart also shows the starting and ending point for each meridian and where on the body they start and end.

Back of Chart showing Horary cycle and tables.

Key Features:
• Five elements in Constructive/Destructive cycle.
• Characteristics of the five elements.
• Yin/Yang characteristics.
• Alarm and Associated points.
• 41 Cardinal points for specific conditions.
• Tsing (Jing-Well) points
• Horary cycle showing time of day when meridian is most active.
• Applied kinesiology Muscle/Meridian associations.

This chart contains 8 valuble tables: The characteristics of color, flavor, sense, emotion, tissue, climate... of the elements. Characteristics of Yin and Yang. Alarm points (Front-mu points). Associated points (back-shu points). Extra associated points that are not listed on most charts. 41 Cardinal points, this are points specific for a condition of body part. Tsing points (Jing-well points), used for meridian graphing and powerfull points for treatment. Muscle/Meridian associations used in applied kinesiology.

Chart close-up showing the command points.

Laminated 8.5" X 11" (21.6 cm X 27.9 cm) Double-sided Chart of The Five Element Acupuncture Theory

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The five element theory is the cornerstone of acupuncture and meridian therapy. This chart clearly shows the relationship of the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood).

Acupuncture Articles by Neil R. GumenickNeil R. Gumenick, M.Ac. (U.K.), C.T. (A), L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture

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Neil R. Gumenick is the founder and Director of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture. Neil is a Worsley certified advanced teacher of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and a practitioner with over 27 years of private practice experience. Neil holds three degrees from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (U.K.), and he participated for 10 years in the Master Apprentice Programô, led by Profs. J.R. & J.B. Worsley. Neil has taught at the USC and UCLA Schools of Medicine, the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, the Traditional Acupuncture Foundation, California Acupuncture College, Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine, and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has been a Professor at Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and SAMRA University of Oriental Medicine. Neil is co-author of The Art of Practice Management for Acupuncture Health Care Practices.

The Future of Energetic Medicine By Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, LAc

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zang-Fu Energetics

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to the history and expression of energetic medicine as practiced in China from its earliest dates up unto the present time. Although it has breathed life into many diverse expressions, including esoteric acupuncture schools, the power of the healing mind and hand, and so on, it has steadily coalesced and unified into its present manifestation. This manifestation is in essence an herbal art, based on the theoretical framework of zang-fu syndromes. Diseases are seen as dysfunction of basic zang-fu energetic processes, which are clearly mapped out and described. Diagnosis is a combination of information from the pulse, tongue and symptom presentation. It is important to note here that pulses are concerned with energetic organs, not channels. Multiple presenting syndromes are prioritized, and herbal prescriptions, with modifications, are administered to normalize organ function. This is done for both acute and chronic disorders, and acupuncture prescriptions are asked to follow this system of organization. (Older systems of channel diagnosis and pathology have died out in mainland China, with the exception of musculoskeletal complaints, but continue in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and to a lesser extent in Taiwan and Hong Kong.)
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