Meridian Circuit Systems

Meridian Circuit Systems : A Channel Based Approach to Pattern Identification

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Through over two millennia Chinese medical practices have evolved over numerous geographical locations leading to many diverse practices. In acupuncture there are various styles of diagnostic methods and treatments that are used, with pattern identification being an essential part of any system. While there are over 8 methods of syndrome differentiation that are commonly used, there is not a system that emphasizes the associations between the 12 regular meridians. In Meridian Circuit Systems a method for pattern identification based on the connections between the channels is introduced. The associations between the meridians are based on the horary cycle and the traditional Chinese names such as the tai yang, shao yang, yang ming, tai yin, shao yin, and jue yin. From these connections the author develops an integrated theory that shows how various meridian circuits may be used for syndrome differentiation. Central to the ideas discussed in the book are 4 meridian (4M) circuits. These are formed by joining meridian pairs such as can be formed between the tai yin and tai yang, and the jue yin and yang ming. When this system is integrated into traditional methods such as zang - fu pattern identification, greater diagnostic and treatment skills can be acquired. This ultimately allows the therapist to use fewer needles with greater results. The book is written for professionals in the field of acupuncture, and it is also suitable for second year students. While its teachings promise to expand the abilities of even the most seasoned acupuncturists, its simple and straightforward writing style is easy to understand, and its methods and techniques are effortlessly implemented into any clinical setting.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • North Charleston SC, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1453784209
  • 9781453784204
  • 510,204

About James A Spears M S

James Spears has practiced Chinese medicine and acupuncture for over 12 years. In addition to earning a Masters degree in Oriental medicine he has studied at the Beijing Chinese Japanese Friendship Hospital, Chengdu University, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Hangzhou Chinese Medical University. He has also done extensive internships in eight hospitals throughout China, and has learned from some of China's premier professors and doctors. James has lived in China and Thailand for many years and is extensively involved in learning, teaching, writing, and practicing acupuncture. His current book Meridian Circuit Systems is an integration of Chinese and Taiwanese styles of acupuncture, and it represents a true milestone in the diagnostic and treatment protocols of Oriental medicine. Through his company the Integrative Healing Society, James leads regular tours to China and Thailand. He has taken many doctors, therapists, and students to Asia to learn the healing arts, and is recognized as a teacher of international standards. He has taught widely in the United States, China, Thailand, and Sweden. For more information about his books, classes, or international tours go to
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