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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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Differential Autonomic Response to Acupuncture at Wood and Metal Acupoints

As acupuncturists, we know that haphazard needling isn’t as effective as using actual acupuncture points. Still, it’s great to see a recent study showing the different effects on the nervous system following acupuncture at Wood and Metal points. The four acupoints used were: the Wood Tonification Point (Zhongchong, PC9 – Rushing into the Middle), Wood […]

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