The I Ching Acupuncture Tidal Balance System
We who practice Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are always looking for two skill sets to enhance ourselves as practitioners. The first set is how to be a better practitioner, i.e. how to get better results for their patients and how to do so quickly and efficiently.
The second skill set we are looking for is simplicity and consistency. We want our treatments to work to the same degree of certainty every time and for every condition. Practitioners want something that can be learned easily and assimilated into our office routine seamlessly.
When I teach classes and seminars on advanced acupuncture techniques, I always ask attendees how they measure a class’s success. The answer is overwhelmingly “If I can take one new thing I learned in a class and put it into practice the next day in clinic; that is success”.
The Tidal Balance System of I Ching Acupuncture strongly delivers on all of the above.
The foundations of the Tidal Balance System are easy to learn and are explained in such a way that the system makes perfectly logical sense even to those not trained as professionals in Acupuncture.
Because of the pictographic relationship between the acupuncture points and the channels of energy that govern the health of the body, the Tidal Balance System makes a double impact on the readers left and right brain function. This double impact helps the logical left brain embrace and work comfortably with the creative right brain aspect. Learning is simplified and cognition is assured.
I have been studying the I Ching and Acupuncture since the mid-seventies. For fifteen years prior to my full immersion into professional acupuncture practice I worked in the field of graphic communication, both as graphic designer and teacher.
My work in graphic design taught me that ideas and images are the same thing. The power of the idea that is instilled in the image has double impact on the human psyche. My twenty-five + years in the healing arts have taught me that everything that impacts the psyche impacts the soma or body. The interrelationship is absolute.
The Tidal Balance Method of I Ching Acupuncture takes a unique look at the relationships between organs and channels, acupoints and images and combines them in a way that has a powerful and dynamic effect on both patient and practitioner.
Here is a brief list of the subjects and perspectives discussed in this powerful book:
- The fractal and holographic nature of I Ching symbology
- The relationship of I Ching symbology and Yin Yang theory
- The human body/mind is influenced by nature to a greater degree than we have previously understood.
- The visual representations of many things, especially I Ching symbols, contain the essence of the represented thing itself.
- The channels and vessels in the human body are governed by many factors that give them unique qualities and signatures.
- Acupuncture and other healing arts rely primarily on the balance of Yin and Yang
- Yin, Yang and the channels of the body are greatly influenced by;
- Time of day
- Days in a lunar month
- Phases of the moon
- Seasons of the year
- Years in the twelve year zodiacal cycle
- Individual I Ching symbols represent each of the channels and pathways of the body and can be altered to change the flow of energy in those channels
- There are twelve methods for converting the energy of the channels for positive effect using the Tidal Balance System
- Clinical case studies showing how the system works on actual patients
- A complete original translation of the entire I Ching as it pertains to the Tidal Balance System
With a basic knowledge of acupuncture and or channel theory, every practitioner can begin to utilize the Tidal Balance System of I Ching Acupuncture with immediate positive and long lasting results for their patients.
Non acupuncture therapists such as chiropractors and massage therapists, who are already trained in channel theory in their schooling, can take the ideas of this book and easily adapt them to their practices.