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There are various channels running throughout our bodies
These channel are linked to organs and are responsible for many of the functions of our body, mind and spirit
Imagine these channels functioning as a major blood vessel transporting energy (Qi) through our body
On these channels there are hundreds of points, and when one of these points is punctured by a needle it will alter the person's qi
What are the twelve organs and channels?
What is Qi?
Qi is a concept that all living matter contains energy
It is often referred to as spiritual energy
It is the core of acupuncture

1. Gan-Liver
2. Dan - Gall Bladder
3. Xin - Heart
4. Xin Bao - Heart Protector
5. Xiao Chang - Small Intestine
6. San Jiao- Triple Burner
7. Pi - Spleen
8. Wei- Stomach
9. Fei - Lungs
10. Da Chang - Large Intestine
11. Shen - Kidney
12. Pang Guang - Bladder
By: Clarissa, Gabby, Anna, Tim & Chris
What is acupuncture?
The word acupuncture is of Latin origin. It is derived from two Latin root words-"acus"meaning needle and "punctura" meaning to puncture.
Acupuncture is a holistic practice with a focus on not only treating the patients symptoms but also the underlying root cause
When assessing the persons overall health, the acupuncturist takes into consideration their state of mind, body and spirit
This energy undergoes rhythms, cycles, movements, and imbalances, which are influenced by the weather, our environment, and our circumstances which can have an affect on your health
These twelve channels are the pathways of qi
Each of these channels are linked to a corresponding organ
To an acupuncturist an organ is distinguished by its purpose and not by its location or anatomy
All these channels are interlinked and so if one organ isn't functioning efficiently than that will have an affect on the other organs
Each organ also has a spiritual and emotional aspect to it
Gan - Liver
Digestive disorders are commonly attributed to complications with the liver
They can include flatulence, indigestion and nausea
It's also associated with your vision
Any eye conditions that the person reports to the acupuncturist will give him/her the impression that the liver is the primary cause of their issue
This organ is also connected to productiveness-organization and planning, and is also responsible for giving us guidance, purpose in life, and hope for a fufilling future
Dan - Gall Bladder
If there any stress along this channel the person will most likely ecperiece sore shoulders, a dull pain in their knees, arthiritic hips
Being self-assured, unwavering, and self-motivated are all characteristics that are related to the gallbladder
If there is dysfinction along this channel the person will be the opposit-uncertain, in a constant dtate of dissaray, and have poor judgment
"You have a small gall bladder" is a chinese expression to indicate that the person lacks assertiveness
Xin - Heart

The heart is also known as the "root of life" or "the grand master of the other organs"
Blood is a for of qi, which is created from the ingestio of food and from the air we breath
The bloods main purpose is to sustain and "moisten" our bodies
Heart symptoms such as angina, breathlessness, and heart attacks can be attended to along this channel
The heart is also linked to the toung and the ability to speak
For this reason many speech disorders can be effectivley treated along this channel
When there is a heart blood (qi) deficiency it can bring about a feeling of unsettledness, whcih can lead to restlessness
Heart blood deficiency can arise from being apprehensive or absent-minded
Joy is an emotion related to his organ
What can acupuncture cure?
Traditionally acupuncture has been used to treat all illnes; acute and chronic, physcial and pyscholgocial

Common acute and chronic conditions:
Chronic heart failure
High blood pressure
Poor blood circulation
Stomach Ulcers
Menustral cramps
What is used during the treatment?
It can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals sich as enorphins, melatonin and serotonin
The acupuncturist uses clean, sterilized needles
Needles may be used in various ways including spinning, flicking or movig up and down depending on the skin
Often needles are stimulated by hand in order to cause a dull, aching sensation that is called 'De Qi', known in western society as "needle grasp", a tugging sensation felt by the acupuncturist caused between he needle and the skin, indicating that the point has been located
Common forms of acupuncture practiced are:
1. Moxibustion
2.Conventional Acupuncture
3. Acupressure
This technique is is used with dried and powsered herb leaves or moxa sticks either on the needle or areas that require heat
It can help with increasing blood circulation, removing waste products and reducing muscle spasm and pain
It is mainly used in conditions such as osteoarthiritis, areas of poor Qi flow and cold conditions
Mostly used in the winter because perople are more prone to cold-realted ilnesses
Conventional Acupuncture
This form of acupuncture involves the use of single-use, sterilized disposable needles that pierce the skin at specific trigger points.
A number of needles may be used during each treatment and may be left in position for about 20 to 30 minutes before being removed
Cupping is a method where a glass cup is swabbed with a cotton that has been dipped in alcohol and lit on fire. The cup is then turned upside-down and placed on a specific area on the skin. The vacuum created by the lack of oxygen anchors the cup to the skin and pulls it up into the inside of the glass as the air inside the glass cools on the skin.
In an acupressure treatment, the acupuncturist uses his/her hands to activate trigger points to relive muscle tightness or to stimulate the flow of Qi and balance the body
How does an acupuncturist affect a person's qi?
Thanks for listening !
Before the modern medical advancements acupuncturists relied heavily on the senses to gather diagnostic information, in fact, some traditional acupuncturists today still do. From his diagnosis the acupuncturist must be able to to discern which organ(s) is dysfunctional, what the cause is, and whether or not it is affecting the other organs,
The most important diagnostic method used by an acupuncturist is the pulse diagnosis. This diagnostic is important because the pulse of each of the twelve organs can be felt at the radial artery, which can reveal information needed to make a conclusive diagnosis as to which organs are distressed where the imbalance of Qi is occurring. To perfect this technique would take a life time. Western medicine only focuses on the speed of the cause, while an acupuncturist emphasizes the quality of the cause for example, acupuncturists looks to feel if the pulse is weak, strong, or distinguishable.
The Chinese had evolved a philosophy on the “way of life” called the Dao. It teaches one how to live in harmony with life and nature and to be able to realize their full potential during their time on earth. We each have to build our own road in finding happiness. Neither Chinese medicine or philosophy can offer an universal answer on how to be content. The acupuncturists role is to help restore a patients health and to enable them to live a little closer to the Dao. A belief amongst the Chinese is there should be a balance in every aspect of your life. To further understand the Dao they created a theory developing two concepts which together form the Dao. This theory is called the Yin & Yang.

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