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  1. Birth of Confucianism & Taoism
    772-221 BC
  2. Theories of Acupressure/puncture come in
    206 BC-220 AD
  3. Spread to Vietnam, Korea & Japan
    560 AD
  4. Easter culture wants westernization
    1912
  5. Recognized need to preserve culture after WWII
    1945
  6. W.H.O. sponsors TCM programs --> moves into west
    1970
  7. What is the name of the theory Lao Tsu built his philosophy upon?
    Taoism
  8. What is an acupoint
    • Specific anatomical location on the body:
    • low electrical resistance
    • heightened Chi flow
    • Tenderness & sensitivity
  9. What is the Tao
    • the ultimate that creates and unites all things together
    • it is the unstructured continum from which everything in the universe has come
  10. Opposing Forces:
    Create:
    • Opposing Forces: Yin & Yang
    • Create: Chi
  11. What is Chi
    • the energy of life, exists in all things.
    • it binds energy & matter together
    • it is often referred to as "energy on the verge of becoming matter on the verge of becoming energy"
    • it holds molecules in structure and because molecules are constantly in a state of motion in all matter, whether alive or not, they consist of Chi
  12. Pros & Cons of Acupressure
    • Pros:
    • No side effects
    • Not Evasive
    • Less Money

    • Cons:
    • Can take longer
    • Time intensive-can be a hassle
    • Client takes Holistic Responsibility
  13. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on what concept
    Yin & Yang
  14. Properties of Yin & Yang
    • Complementary; one does not exist without the other
    • Continuous
    • Not good or bad; without judgement. Just is.
    • Together, they produce all phenomena. Happy/Sad, Hot/Cold, Life/Death, Awake/Asleep etc.
    • Yin attracts Yang; Yang attracts Yin. Magnets.
    • Yin repels Yin; Yang repels Yang.
    • Each within the other; nothing is solely Yin or Yang.
    • Extreme Yin transforms into Yang; extreme Yang transforms into Yin. Cry so hard & then you start to laugh or vice versa.
  15. What side is should you always work because it is the more powerful side
    Yin
  16. The Three Treasures
    • Shen
    • Chi
    • Jing
  17. Shen characteristics
    • Spirit of life
    • provides consciousness
    • often referred to as the Mind
    • is the flowering blossom
    • only belongs to humans
    • the ability to see in the future
    • stored in the heart
  18. Chi characteristics
    Energy of life, flowing throughout
  19. Jing characteristics
    • Essence
    • it is the presence of Jing that separates the living from the non-living
    • is like the DNA
    • good for development (tapers out until
    • death)
    • the amount of one's Jing is set at birth
    • you can deplete your Jing reserve with poor diet, lack of sleep etc.
    • reflects the root of the plant
    • stored in the energetic aspect of the kidneys
  20. Medians are
    • the fundamental physical pathways through which the Chi flows connecting superficial areas of the body to internal areas
    • named according to the organ or system to which they are most directly connected
  21. How many primary organ meridians are there
    • Twelve
    • bilateral/mirrored to one side to the other side
  22. How many midline meridians and where do they run
    • Two
    • perineum up the front of body to lower lip & is called REN or CONCEPTION Meridian
    • runs from tip of the coccyx, up the back, over the midline of the head to the upper lip. This is called DU or GOVERNING Meridian
  23. Functions of the Meridian
    • Transportation of Chi & blood
    • Regulating Yin & Yang
    • Resisting pathogens & reflecting signs & symptoms
    • transmitting sensation & regulation of deficiency & excess conditions
  24. Influences over Chi flow
    • changes of season
    • stress
    • physical activity
    • diet
  25. Yin & Yang arose from
    studies of nature
  26. When translated YANG means
    • sunny side of hill
    • dense/solid
    • work all the time
    • transform blood
  27. When translated YIN means
    • Shady side of hill - Yin is "IN the shade"
    • hollow
    • work & rest
    • transforms nutrients
  28. 1st Circuit
    Lung (LU)
    Large Intestine (LI)
    Stomach (ST)
    Spleen (SP)
    • Lung : 3-5 a.m. : YIN : METAL : chest to finger
    • Large Intestine : 5-7 a.m. : YANG : METAL : fingers to face
    • Stomach : 7-9 a.m. : YANG : EARTH : face to feet
    • Spleen : 9-11 a.m. : YIN : EARTH : feet to chest
  29. 2nd Circuit
    Heart (HT)
    Small Intestine (SI)
    Bladder (UB)
    Kidney (K)
    • Heart : 11-1 p.m. : YIN : FIRE : Chest to Finger
    • Small Intestine : 1-3 p.m. : YANG :  FIRE : Fingers to Face
    • Bladder : 3-5 p.m. : YANG : WATER : Face to Feet
    • Kidney : 5-7 p.m. : YIN : WATER : Feet to Chest
  30. 3rd Circuit
    Pericardium (PC)
    Triple Warmer (TW)
    Gallbladder (GB)
    Liver (LV)
    • Pericardium : 7-9 p.m. : YIN : FIRE : Chest to Finger
    • Triple Warmer : 9-11 p.m. : YANG : FIRE : Fingers to Face
    • Gallbladder : 11-1 a.m. : YANG : WOOD Face to Feet
    • Liver : 1-3 a.m. : YIN : WOOD
  31. The 8 Principles of Parameters (YIN & YANG)
    • YIN: Cold -- YANG: Heat
    • YIN: Interior -- YANG: Exterior
    • YIN: Deficiency -- YANG: Excess

    Above are the six divisions
  32. Traditional causes of disease - Internal
    (The 7 emotions)
    • Internal: more subtle, arises withing
    • The 7 emotions:
    • Sadness/Grief: LUNGS : Chi weakens
    • Worry: SPLEEN : Chi "knots" ("knots" in stomach)
    • Joy/Hysteria: HEART : Chi Slows (used so much Chi in the joy, it starts to slow down)
    • Fear: KIDNEYS : Chi descends
    • Fright/Shock: KIDNEYS & HEART : Chi scatters (pull yourself together)
    • Anger:  LIVER : Chi rises ("I've had it up to here..." or "calm down"
  33. Traditional causes of disease - External
    Climatic Factors & External Indicators of Disease
    • External: all excess & from physical environment, usually must dispel for recovery to happen
    • Climatic Factors: "The Six Pernicious Influences": External Indicators of Disease:
    • Wind
    • Heat
    • Cold
    • Dryness
    • Dampness
    • Summer Heat
  34. 1. WIND (Yang)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • growing px's
    • arise & change quickly
    • often combines with other influences
    • WOOD Element
  35. 2. HEAT (Yang)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • heat rises
    • dries up fluids
    • yellow coating on tongue
    • all marked with redness
    • FIRE Element
  36. 3. COLD (Yin)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • is like ice
    • thin, watery mucus
    • WATER Element
  37. 4. DAMPNESS (Yin)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • signs of stagnation & sluggishness
    • heaviness in the body
    • px is localized
    • edema
    • EARTH Element
  38. 5. DRYNESS (Yang)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • decreases fluids in the body
    • METAL Element
  39. 6. SUMMER HEAT (Yang)
    SYMPTOMS IN THE BODY:
    • overexposure to extreme heat
    • summer heat (rash)
  40. Traditional Causes of Disease - Misc.
    • Inappropriate Diet: Just as important to our health is how much we weat and our psychological state while we are eating
    • Overwork/Physical Activity: Creat a balance of Yin (sleep, relaxation, and reflection) and Yang (exertion, movement, and creativity) for the body and the mind
    • Inappropriate Sexual Activity: how much is too much is based on one's constitution and overall health
  41. The Creation Cycle
    - represented by a clockwise circle, each phase supports and gives energy to the next
    • METAL creates WATER by giving life-sustaining minerals
    • WATER creates WOOD by making it grow
    • WOOD creates FIRE by providing the fuel
    • FIRE creates EARTH in the ashes after the fuel is spent by the fire (also molten core of the earth)
    • EARTH creates METAL when forming abundant mineral deposits
  42. The Control Cycle
    - balances the Creation Cycle by inhibiting or suppressing the energy of the phases connected by lines to make a five point star
    • METAL controls WOOD by CUTTING it
    • WOOD controls EARTH by HOLDING it in place with roots
    • EARTH controls WATER by containing & ABSORBING it
    • WATER controls FIRE by EXTINGUISHING it
    • FIRE controls METAL by MELTING it
  43. Five Phase Powers (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) & Correspondences:
    • Season
    • Color
    • Yin Organ (Solid)
    • Yang Organ (Hollow)
    • Climate
    • Flavor/Taste
    • Emotion
    • Orifice
    • Sense/Organ
    • SoundTissue
    • Indicator
    • Fears
    • Archetype
  44. WOOD
    • Season: Spring
    • Color: Green
    • Yin Organ (Solid): Liver (LV)
    • Yang Organ (Hollow): Gallbladder (GB)
    • Climate: Wind
    • Flavor/Taste: Sour/Acrid
    • Emotion: Anger
    • Orifice: Eyes
    • Sense/Organ: Eye/Sight
    • Sound: Shouting
    • Tissue: SinewsIndicator: Nails
    • Fear: Confinement
    • Archetype: Pioneer
  45. FIRE
    • Season: Summer
    • Color: Red
    • Yin Organ (Solid): Heart (HT) & Pericardium (PC)
    • Yang Organ (Hollow): Small Intestine (SI) & Triple Warmer (TW)
    • Climate: Heat
    • Flavor/Taste: Bitter
    • Emotion: Joy
    • Orifice: Genitals
    • Sense/Organ: Tongue/Speech
    • Sound: Laughing
    • Tissue: Blood Vessels
    • Indicator: Complexion
    • Fears: Dullness
    • Archetype: Wizard
  46. EARTH
    • Season: Late Summer
    • Color: Yellow
    • Yin Organ (Solid): Spleen
    • Yang Organ (Hollow): Stomach
    • Climate: Dampness
    • Flavor/Taste: Sweet
    • Emotion: Worry
    • Orifice: Mouth
    • Sense/Organ: Mouth/Taste
    • Sound: Singing
    • Tissue: Muscles
    • Indicator: Lips
    • Fears: Conflict
    • Archetype: Peacemaker
  47. METAL
    • Season: Fall/Autumn
    • Color: White
    • Yin organ (Solid): Large Intestines (LI)
    • Yang organ (Hollow): Lungs (LU)
    • Climate: Dryness
    • Flavor/Taste: Spicy/Pungent
    • Emotion: Sadness/Grief
    • Orifice: Nose
    • Sense/Organ: Nose/Smell
    • Sound: Weeping
    • Tissue: Skin/Body/Hair
    • Indicator: Skin/Body Hair
    • Fears: Chaos
    • Archetype: Alchemist
  48. WATER
    • Season: Winter
    • Color: Black/Blue
    • Yin Organ (Solid): Kidney (K)
    • Yang Organ (Hollow): Bladder (UB)
    • Climate: Cold
    • Flavor/Taste: Salty
    • Emotion: Fright/Fear
    • Orifice: Ears
    • Sense/Organ: Ears/Hearing
    • Sound: Groaning
    • Tissue: Bones/Marrow
    • Indicator: Head Hair
    • Fears: Exposure
    • Archetype: Philosopher
  49. METAL tends to:
    • like order & structure
    • logical
    • methodical
    • wants to do everything right
    • respects authority
  50. METAL can become:
    • rigid & unyielding
    • self-righteous
    • too attached to ritual/thought process (out of touch with reality)
  51. METAL when balanced:
    • methodical
    • neat
    • calm
    • disciplined
    • adaptable
  52. METAL is about:
    • "right" & "wrong"
    • being organized
    • should & shouldn'ts
    • letting go
  53. METAL Physical : Lung & Large Intestine
    • LUNG: Absorbs O2 & eliminates CO2
    • Inspiration of heavenly Chi
    • Governs skin surface, nose, mucus membranes
    • Controls Wei Qi (immune system), immune function protecting against external pathogenic factors
    • LARGE INTESTINE: Absorbs fluids & nutrients
    • Eliminates waste
    • Manufactures & houses friendly bacteria necessary for immune function & digestion
  54. METAL: MENTAL & EMOTIONAL : Lung & Large Intestine
    • Lung & Large Intestine: Governs taking in & letting go
    • Discrimination
    • Rhythmic order allows for logic and reason
    • Definition - boundaries are in place allowing for an openess to adaptation and change
  55. METAL: SPIRITUAL: Lung & Large Intestine
    • Lung & Large Intestine: Spiritual taking in & letting go
    • Spiritual inspiration and progression - expansion
    • Discernment: acceptance and adaptation
    • Extracting order from chaos
    • Allows us to fully experience life
  56. METAL: Physical Indications
    • cough, sneezing, congestion
    • sore throat
    • cold/flu
    • sinus projects, dryness
    • skin projects, asthma
    • depleted immune function
    • bloating, constipation, diarrhea
    • irritable bowel
  57. METAL: Behavioral Indications
    • Domineering personality
    • Rigid, controlling behavior
    • Emotional distance
    • Difficulty with disorder
    • self-righteous
    • overly critical, intolerance
    • inability to adapt
    • obsession with cleanliness
    • tendency toward clutter
    • lack of inspiration
  58. EARTH tends to:
    • community oriented
    • recognize otehrs needs
    • loyal
    • service oriented
    • nurturing
  59. EARTH can become:
    • compelled to interfere
    • manipulative
    • can absorb too much
    • co-dependent, needs to be needed
    • places community above self
    • seeks fulfillment through food
  60. EARTH balanced:
    • nurturing
    • trustworthy
    • clear thinking
    • balance between comunity & self
    • compassionate
  61. EARTH it's about:
    • community
    • food
    • harmony
    • nurturing
  62. EARTH PHYSICAL Spleen & Stomach
    • Spleen: governs transformation and transportation of nutrients and blood
    • digestive enzymes and insulin for balance of blood surgars
    • fertility & menstration (cycle)
    • vitality (life, energy)
    • Stomach: holds food while it ripens
    • feels balanced & fulfilled
    • stable, clear thinking vs worry
    • holds the center (holds Chi in place)
  63. EARTH: MENTAL/EMOTIONAL Spleen & Stomach
    • Spleen & Stomach: when someone feels nourished and secure:
    • balance, stability
    • centered and grounded
    • clear boundaries
    • fulfilling relationships
    • good connections - sympathy, community, outreach
    • contentment & peace
  64. EARTH: SPIRITUAL Spleen & Stomach
    • Spleen & Stomach: Mediatiave quiet mind
    • connected
    • compassionate
    • inner peace
    • spiritually nourished and secure
  65. EARTH: PHYSICAL INDICATIONS
    • compromised immune function
    • high/low blood sugar
    • anemia, easy bruising
    • slow healing and varicose veins
    • prolapsed organs and hemorrohoids
    • lack of energy and fatigue
    • mold/mild, fungus, etc.
  66. EARTH: BEHAVIORAL INDICATIONS
    • craves attention/sweets
    • feelings of inadequacy/emptiness
    • hypersensitive to criticism
    • poor or fluctuating self esteem
  67. FIRE tends to be:
    • keenly intuitive
    • exciting & charismatic
    • understands every nuance in every situation
    • great communicator
    • enchant & entertain
    • very passionate
    • can "work" a crowd (like a comedian)
  68. FIRE can become:
    • frantic
    • self-absorbed
    • anxious
    • can lose touch with reality & whats really possible
  69. FIRE balanced:
    • joyful, enthusiastic
    • confident, intuitive
    • extroverted (tend to be more thoughtful for everyone else)
    • appropriate behavior suitable to context
  70. FIRE it's about:
    • time & place
    • "reading the situation"
    • communication
    • passion
    • NOW!!
  71. FIRE PHYSICAL Heart & Small Intestine
    • Heart:  houses Shen
    • Rhythm of life (blood, emotional life)
    • controls tongue & speech
    • communication
    • love, passion, charisma
    • Small Intestine: separates pure from impure
    • digests & assimilates food
    • assimilates ideas, info (clarity & filtering of thought)
    • confidence
    • ability to judge wisely
  72. FIRE MENTAL/EMOTIONAL Heart & Small Intestine
    • Heart: communication - internally & externally
    • relationship with self
    • source of warmth & courage
    • love/unconditional love
    • intuition & sensitivity
    • passion & charisma

    • Small Intestine: assimilation of ideas
    • clarity & filtering of thought
    • coping
    • confidence
  73. FIRE SPIRITUAL Heart & Small Intestine
    • Heart: Houses SHEN
    • Enlightenment
    • Spiritual health & strength
    • Spiritual expression & communication
    • Psychic ability/intuition
    • Small Intestine: Assimilation of beliefs
    • Ability to judge wisely
    • Spiritual discernment
  74. FIRE PHYSICAL INDICATIONS:
    • heart/panic attacks
    • blood pressure/vacular projects
    • heart disorders/chest pain/palpitations
    • stroke
    • flushed face and rashes
    • hypoglycemia
    • speech disorders
    • excessive thirst
    • insomnia/sleep disturbances
    • disturbing dreams/nightmares
    • excessive sweating
  75. FIRE BEHAVIORAL INDICATIONS:
    • depression
    • restlessness
    • anxiety and any manic behaviors
    • inability to focus and concentrate
    • forgetfulness
    • performance anxiety/fear of speaking
  76. FIRE (PC) PHYSICAL
    • Protects heart
    • Regulates blood flow
    • Regulates sexual secretions
  77. FIRE (TW) PHYSICAL
    • Guardian & coorindator for all organs
    • Governs all Chi
    • Governs endocrine system
    • Controls body fluids
    • Thermoregulation
  78. FIRE (PC) MENTAL/EMOTIONAL
    • protects heart from emotional shock, stress and damage
    • Balance one's relationships with others
    • Integrates heart and mind with kidney jing in love relationships
  79. FIRE (TW) MENTAL/EMOTIONAL
    • balances light and warmth
    • balances fluctuation of emotions
    • relieves stress
    • integrates mind/body/spirit
  80. FIRE (PC & TW) SPIRITUAL
    • Nourishment & protection of spirit
    • Relationship with Divine
    • Relieves spiritual stress
    • Bridge between spirit and matter
  81. FIRE (PC) Physical Indications
    • Chest soreness
    • Speech problems
    • Diminished sexual secretions/circulation
    • Palpitations
  82. FIRE (TW) Physical Indications
    • Thermo irregularities
    • Low energy
    • Hormonal fluctuations
    • Dizziness
  83. FIRE (PC & TW) Behavioral Indications
    • Extreme anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Fear of rejection
    • Overwhelm
    • Hysteria/delirium
    • Emotional Instability
    • Muddled thought processes
    • Conspicuous lack of humor
  84. WATER tends to be:
    • ponder & explore life's mysteries
    • quest for truth
    • patient, hangs back & observes
    • private, prefers to work alone
    • articulate, wants thorough answers & explanations (sometimes looks like hesitation, but just thinking, can be bad in certain situations - like an interview)
  85. WATER can become:
    • isolated, their own island (not present in the here & now)
    • emotionally inaccessible
    • brutally honest
    • imagination gets carried away, creates fear
  86. WATER balanced:
    • patient
    • problem solver
    • self-sufficent
    • strong will
    • intelligent
    • flexible
  87. WATER it's about:
    • the bigger picture
    • being wise
    • progressing through life
    • truth
  88. WATER (Kidney) Physical
    • filters blood
    • stores JING
    • controls all fluids/balances body fluids
    • filters thoughts
    • balances fear and trust
  89. WATER (Bladder) Physical
    • keeps balance of H2O level as overseen by kidney
    • Stores and expels toxins
    • changes shape
    • balances fluids by elimination
  90. WATER (Kidney) Mental/Emotional
    • will to survive - enduring, confidence, sense of purpose, ambition
    • filters thoughts
    • flexibility of mind
    • balance between fear and trust
  91. WATER (Bladder) Mental/Emotional
    • Rules memory - storage of thought
    • Adaptability & flexibility
  92. WATER (K & UB) Spiritual
    • Humility
    • Discernment
    • Spiritual purpose, resolve, vitality
    • Faith
    • Truth
    • Trust
    • Philosopher - wanting to pass truth to next generation
    • Wisdom
  93. WATER Physical Indications
    • low back px/sciatic px/denerative projects
    • ear projects: hearing, infections, vertigo, tinnitus
    • Stiff joints/degenerative arthritis
    • Urinary tract projects
    • Sexual projects/hormonal imbalances
    • Birth/development defects
    • Deep fatique
    • Memory projects (Alzheimer's)
    • Bone and teeth disorders
  94. WATER Behavioral Indications
    • emotional inaccessibility
    • depression/apathy
    • paranoia, phobias, hypochondria
    • infelxibility
    • excessive criticism of self/others (tactless)
    • lack of motivation
    • lack of will to live
    • aversion to cold/intense dislike of winter
  95. WOOD tends to be:
    • seek adventure and challenge
    • independent, determined
    • competent, driven
    • trusts own judgement & authority above all else
    • intense
  96. WOOD can become:
    • restless, emotionally volatile
    • "my way or the highway"
    • turns to stimulants to keep going
    • intolerant
  97. WOOD balanced:
    • risk taker
    • strong leader - good under pressure
    • allows other elements to influence decision making
    • forward moving
  98. WOOD it's about:
    • movement
    • vision
    • intensity - build up & release
  99. WOOD (Liver) Physical
    • The Great Commander - modulates intensity and force of all motion
    • detoxifies blood - neutralizes poison and toxins
  100. WOOD (GB) Physical
    • stores and secretes bile
    • sitmulates peristalsis
  101. WOOD (LV) Mental/Emotional
    • Motivation to make new plans & energy to act on them
    • Vision
  102. WOOD (GB) Mental/Emotional
    • Decision-making
    • Rules courage & decisiveness (angry/rash vs. timid decision making)
  103. WOOD (LV & GB) Spiritual
    • House of Soul
    • Spiritual growth, questing, inspiration
    • Will to become uniquely who we are
    • Understanding on a deep level
    • Insight, wisdom at soul level
  104. WOOD Physical Indications
    • Muscular tension/px, cramps, spasms
    • Tendon/ligament injuries
    • Headaches (esp migraines)
    • PMS (major shift)
    • Cysts, lumps, growths
    • Cancer
    • Wind syndromes (twitches, shaking, migrating px, numbness and tingling)
    • Growing Px
  105. WOOD Behavioral Indications
    • Indecisive/rash decisions
    • Difficulty relaxing
    • Blocked creativity
    • Driven to win at all costs
    • Addictive, self destructive tendencies (chemical, behavior, anything to give destructive cycle)
  106. Animal for Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water
    • Wood: Tiger
    • Fire: Horse
    • Earth: Dolphin
    • Metal: Camel
    • Water: Owl
  107. _____, translated as Spirit is stored in the ______.
    SHEN, translated as Spirit is stored in the HEART.
  108. In the Heart/Small Intestine which one is Yin/Yang
    • Heart : Yin
    • Small Intestine: Yang
  109. The opposing forced of Yin and Yang give rise to
    Chi
  110. Jing, translated as Essence is stored where
    Kidney
  111. What are the meridians of the 1st circuit in their proper order
    • Lung
    • Large intestine
    • Stomach
    • Spleen
  112. What are the meridians of the 2nd circuit in their proper order
    • Heart
    • Small Intestine
    • Bladder
    • Kidney
  113. What are the meridians of the 3rd circuit in their proper order
    • Pericardium
    • Triple Warmer
    • Gallbladder
    • Liver

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