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Author Archive | Michael Baker

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Acupuncture Point Series – Spleen: SP 4

Spleen 4 Gong Sun “Grandfather Grandson” Sp 4 is a wonderful point for the spirit of Earth. Its connection with the Chong Mai*, and thus indirectly with Pre and Post Heavenly Qi, gives it a sense of continuity through generations. As the opening point for the Chong Mai, which coalesces with St 30, Sp 4 benefits both […]

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ST36 Stomach 36 Acupuncture Point

Acupuncture Point Series – Stomach Meridian: St 36

We’re launching an acupuncture point series here on the International College of Acupuncture (ICA) blog. Our Principal, Michael Baker, will provide valuable insight into the uses, Chinese characters, historical links and Mind/Body/Spirit relationship of a selection of points. We begin with the Stomach meridian and the wonderful Stomach 36 point. Over to Michael…   St […]

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An Historical Peep at the ”The Law of Cure”

You may have heard of the “The Law of Cure”; the merit for its formulation goes to Dr Constantine Hering, who referred to it as “The Law of Direction of Symptoms”. His original Law specified the direction of symptoms as: “From above downwards”. I learned this as: “Symptoms move from above to below”. “From within […]

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