Accupressure

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  1. What is the energy found everywhere in everything?
    CHI
  2. An energy pathway related to a corresponding organ is called?
    Meridian
  3. 1st circuit meridian, time, nature, element
    • Lung                 3-5am    Yin    Metal   C/Fg
    • Large Intestine  5-7am    Yang             Fg/F
    • Stomach           7-9am    Yang  Earth    F/Ft
    • Spleen              9-11am  Yin                Ft/C
  4. 2nd circuit meridian, time, nature, element
    • Heart                1-1pm    Yin    Fire     C/Fg
    • Small Intestine  1-3pm    Yang            Fg/F
    • Bladder             3-5pm    Yang  water  F/Ft
    • Kidney              5-pm      Yin               Ft/C
  5. 3rd circuit meridian, time, nature, element
    • Pericardium     7-9pm    Yin     Fire   C/Fg
    • Triple Warmer  9-11pm  Yang           Fg/F
    • Gallbladder      11-1am  Yang  Wood  F/Ft
    • Liver               1-3am    Yin               Ft/C
  6. How long does each meridian have peak time during the day?
    2 hours
  7. What is the name of the theory Lao Tsu built his philosophy upon?
    Taoism
  8. List 5 phases of Creation Cyle in proper order
    FEM WA WOO
    • Fire
    • Earth
    • Metal
    • Water
    • Wood
  9. Blank translated as Spirit is stored in the Blank
    Heart
  10. Yin means?
    Shady side of hill
  11. Yang means?
    Sunny side hill
  12. If you have time to work only 1 meridian what should you work?
    Yin - more powerful energy
  13. Acupressure pro vs con
    • Pro                                 Con
    • No side effects                 Can take longer
    • Not invasize                     Time intensive
    • less money                      Client holistic
    •                                              responsibility
  14. Acupoint *3 characteristic of specific anatomical location on a body
    • 1 - low electrical resistance
    • 2 - heightened CHI flow
    • 3 - tenderness & sensitivity
  15. In what form is Taoism written?
    Paradox
  16. What is the way, the one, the absolute?
    Tao
  17. Yin
    • Shady side hill
    • cool, relaxed, dark
    • In
    • transform blood
  18. Yang
    • Sunny side hill
    • warmth
    • activity
    • brightness
    • Out
    • transform nutrients
  19. Characteristics of Yin & Yang
    • compliment one another
    • continuous
    • Each in one another
    • Yin attract Yang; Yang attract Yin
    • Yin repel Yin; Yang repel Yang
    • No judgment
    • Together produce all phenomena
  20. 3 Treasures
    • Shen
    • Chi
    • Jing
  21. Jing
    • Essence
    • only in living
    • deplete w/poor health habits
    • level set at birth
    • stores energetic aspect kidney
  22. Shen
    • spirit of life
    • consciousness
    • stored in heart
    • separates human from non-human
    • only humans have shen
  23. CHI
    • in everything
    • without CHI there is no Jing or Shen
    • Cadaver has Chi but no Jing
  24. How many primary meridians are there? Bilateral or unilateral?
    • 12
    • bilateral
  25. What are the 2 midline meridians?
    Ren or Conception - runs perineum up front body to lower lip

    Du or Governing - tip of coccyx up back over midline of head to upper lip
  26. Meridian Function
    • transport CHI and Blood
    • regulate yin & yang
    • resist pathogens
    • transmit sensation & regulation of deficiency
  27. 4 ways to influence CHI flow
    • 1 - change of season
    • 2 - stress
    • 3 - physical activity
    • 4 - diet
  28. CHI flow pathway connect blank areas of body to blank areas?
    superficial, internal
  29. What way does the CHI flow?
    How many times in 24 hours
    (sing to tune head, shoulders, knees & toes)
    • Chest - Fingers
    • Fingers - Face
    • Face - Feet
    • Feet - Chest
    • 3 times
  30. Tsun/Cun measurement chart
    • 1 tsun = width clients thumb
    • 1.5 tsun = pointer finger & middle finger
    • 2 tsun = pointer, middle, ring
    • 3 tsun = all 4 fingers
  31. 8 principles or parameters Yin/Yang
     (health conditions)
    • Yin          6 divisions      Yang
    • Cold                              Heat
    • Interior                         Exterior
    • Deficiency                     Excess
  32. What is Sheng?
    • Creation Cycle
    • Clockwise
    • Each phase supports & gives energy to next
  33. What is KO?
    • balances creation by inhibiting or suppressing phase connected by lines to make a 5 point star.
    • Always skip one cycle
  34. Fire
    Season, color, yin & yang organ, climate, flavor/taste, emotion, orifice, sense organ, sound, tissue, indicator, fears, archetype
    • Summer
    • Red
    • Heart/Pericardium (yin)
    • Sm. intestine, triple warmer (yang
    • heat
    • Bitter
    • Joy
    • Genitals
    • Tongue/speech
    • Laughing
    • Blood vessels
    • Complexion
    • Dullness
    • Wizard
  35. Earth
    • Late Summer
    • yellow
    • spleen
    • stomach
    • dampness
    • sweet
    • worry
    • mouth
    • mouth/taste
    • singing
    • muscles
    • lips
    • conflict/disconnect
    • peacemaker
  36. Metal
    • Autumn
    • white
    • lungs
    • large intestine
    • dryness
    • pungent/spicy
    • sadness/grief
    • nose
    • nose/smell
    • weeping
    • skin/body hair
    • skin/ body hair
    • chaos
    • alchemist
  37. Water
    • Winter
    • Blue/Black
    • kidney
    • bladder
    • cold
    • salty
    • fright/fear
    • ears
    • ears/hearing
    • groaning
    • bones/marrow
    • head hair
    • exposure
    • philosopher
  38. Wood
    • Spring
    • green
    • liver
    • gallbladder
    • wind
    • sour/acrid
    • anger
    • eyes
    • eye/sight
    • shouting
    • sinews
    • nails
    • confinement
    • pioneer
  39. An area of low electrical resistance, tenderness & heightened CHI flow is known as an?
    Accupoint
  40. Fire archetype?
    wizard
  41. One and a half tsun is equal to the width of blank fingers?
    2
  42. Anemia is a physical indicator of what phase?
    earth
  43. Heaven, day, and expansion are qualities of what?
    Yang
  44. The nose orifice is what phase?
    meta
  45. Color of metal?
    white
  46. Taking in and letting go is a characteristic belonging to what phase?
    metal
  47. Acupressure was developed in what country?
    China
  48. Earth archetype?
    peacemaker
  49. Fire season?
    summer
  50. Yin organ metal?
    lung
  51. in the control cycle metal controls wood by what?
    cutting
  52. Flavor/taste metal?
    pungent/spicy
  53. What phase controls speech?
    fire
  54. Conflict/disconnect fear belong to which phase?
    earth
  55. Excessive worry or concern indicator which phase?
    earth
  56. In the control cyle Earth controls water?
    absorbing
  57. In the control cycle Fire controls metal?
    melts
  58. In the control cycle water controls fire?
    extinguishes
  59. In the control cycle wood controls earth?
    Holds
  60. True/False
    Earth likes to be in the middle helping command around them?
    True
  61. T/F
    Earth out of balance can become, manipulative, seeks fulfillment through food?
    True
  62. T/F
    When earth is balanced they are nurturing, trust worthy, compassionate
    True
  63. Stomach/Physical
    • Holds food while ripens
    • Holds center
  64. Spleen/pancreas physical
    • Fertility & menstruation
    • vitality
    • transport, transform nutrients
    • produce blood
    • Pancreas-produce digestive enzymes and insulin
  65. Spleen & stomach/ mental, emotional
    Centered, grounded, clear boundaries, sympathy, empathy
  66. Physical indications of Earth
    • High/low blood sugar
    • anemia
    • slow healing, varicous veins
    • prolapsed organs and hemorrhoids
    • fatigue in muscles
    • mold, mildew, fugnus
  67. Behavioral indications Earth
    • Excessive concern, worry
    • craves sweets, attention
    • poor self esteem
    • hypersensitivity to criticism
  68. Heart/physical
    • Emperor of all organs
    • rhythm of life
    • circulates bood and CHI
  69. Small Intestine/physical
    • Separates pure from impure
    • nourishes body
  70. Heart/ mental, emotional
    • communication
    • love
    • intuition, sensitivity
    • passion, charisma
  71. Small Intestine/ mental, emotional
    • Assimilation of ideas
    • clarity, filtering thought
    • confidence
  72. Heart/spiritual
    • Houses SHEN
    • psychic ability, intuition
  73. Small Intestine/spiritual
    ability to judge wisely
  74. Fire/ physical indications
    • Flushed face and rashes
    • speech disorders
    • excessive sweating, thirst
  75. Fire/ behavioral indications
    • anxiety
    • inability to focus and concentrate
    • forgetfulness

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