Abdominal Acupuncture is a newer therapy, that is based on the TCM theories and Shen Que Channel System, by needling the points of the abdominal area to treat all kinds of acute and chronic diseases . It is a safe, painless, effective and relaxing therapeutic method. Their needle insertion are superficial.
There are three channel systems on abdomen:
1> Shen Que Channel System (Prenatal Channel System).
2>Traditional Meridian System(Postnatal Channel System).
3> Zangfu-Organ System.
And, 4> Second Brain System.
Shen Que (RN8) Channel System is the network of pathway that transports Qi and blood from the mother to the fetus during the gestation. It was discovered by Dr. Bo Zhiyun 40 years ago. It is why we call it Bo's Abdominal Acupuncture.
This system radiates from the umbilicus, formed before our birth and still exists there after delivery. It is the earliest control system of our human body, and, it is the mother system and senior control center of the Traditional Meridian System, that regulates the whole body.
Western scientists found that our intestine is the second brain of our human being, and 95% serotonin of our body is produced in the abdominal brain. Dr. D Gershon <The Second Brain>”
Main indications of abdominal acupuncture are general chronic diseases and intractable diseases. Such as:
Orthopedic problems of the neck, shoulder, back and four extremities.
Degenerative bone and joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis and sciatica.
Internal medicine problems such as upper respiratory infection(cold/flu), bronchitis, coronary artery disease, hypertension, acute and chronic gastritis, cholecystitis, dyspepsia, diarrhea and constipation.
Neurological conditions including headache and migraines, bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia and cerebrovascular disease, stroke sequel.
Gynecological problems such as menopause syndrome, uterine fibroids, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, amenorrhea.
And difficult diseases, such as: Parkinson’s, insomnia, depression diabetes mellitus, eye diseases, obesity, deafness tinnitus and etc..
Contraindications of Abdominal Acupuncture are:
Acute abdominal disorders without knowing the causes.
Varicomphalus due to splenomegaly and hepatomegaly.
Patient with a malignant celiac tumor.
Extreme weak constitution.
Watch for coagulation disorders, skin lesion.
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The Story of Beginning
One morning in 1972, Dr. Bo Zhiyun was treating a patient suffering from intense low back pain with sciatica that resisted improvement.
A sudden inspiration reminded him that Governing Channel(Du Meridian) and Conception Channel (Ren Meridian)are paired in an exterior-internal relationship, and this moved him to try DU4, DU6 (on abdomen). Within 5 minutes, the patient’s pain disappeared. And what surprised him most was that the pain never returned after only this one treatment.
He repeated these points combination on several patients with similar conditions, and was surprised to find the same results every time.
Thus, Dr. Bo begun a 30-year exploration of the points of the abdomen that led to discovery of the Prenatal or Congenital Channel System that radiates from umbilicus. Sometimes, we call it Miraculous Tortoise because it's shape look like a short-leg tortoise. He become famous because of it.
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