Western or Eastern acupuncture?

I think everyone understands that between Western and Eastern medicine - if not the abyss, then such a solid break. What about the difference between western and eastern doctors? Of course, it is, even what. And nothing surprising, because we began to learn about Chinese culture only in the 20th century, and acupuncture and only gained a theoretical basis in Europe only in 1976, when scientists began to study the basic mechanisms of acupuncture. But Chinese traditional medicine is a completely different thing. It is over 5,000 years old, and it has completely different theoretical foundations, very elegant and unusual for Westerners.

As for European acupuncture, it is less than 30 years old. Doctors study it through textbooks and sometimes they consider themselves specialists to be completely groundless. And we are happy to run into the hands of the first doctor, who says that he knows how to do everything as the ancient Chinese. And, perhaps, to a seemingly uninitiated person, it will seem like that, but in reality, to a real Chinese specialist, it will be like the moon. Moreover, many modern experts have broken Chinese thousand-year-old theories to pieces, have come up with a bunch of their own, brought under acupuncture their theoretical base and now are actively engaged in acupuncture in a new way. True, they don’t always argue with the results, but from completely everything is built on self-suggestion ...


Of course, in order to learn Chinese wisdom we need to spend more than one year, but, in this case, even in this small article we will try to convey the very essence.

So the first is energy Ци. About her already written on acudao.ru, that read, do not re-read. In general, this is an abstract definition for concrete manifestations of power, which can be considered the “life energy” circulating in our bodies and in the universe.

The energy of Qi spreads everywhere and permeates everything, including our bodies. And the channels through which Qi travels through our body are called energy meridians (or simply meridians). In addition, each meridian acts on a particular organ. There are 12 such channels in total, but these are only the main channels. There are also additional, and some kind of "magic", and offshoots from them and a lot of other things.

qi energy

On the meridians will be a separate article, so do not worry. In general, this topic is very interesting, which deserves even a series of articles.

The energy of Qi moves through these channels, making a full turn in 24 hours. If on her way there are no obstacles, then the person will be healthy, vigorous and happy. If there is a blockage in some channel, the effect will be the same as in a river, the flow of which will become slow and sluggish.

To resume moving Qi through the body, it is necessary to install needles in special biologically active zones located exactly on the meridians, due to which the channel will receive a stimulating charge, which will destroy the congestion and circulation. This, in fact, is the main task of acupuncture.

All of the above are just the basics. But the most difficult thing in this matter is the balance, which is influenced by a huge number of various factors. For example, if a tightrope walker is walking a tightrope, then we can simply say: “he went through the tightrope”. But in reality, this requires remarkable strength, skill and enormous composure. In other words, many factors and forces simultaneously affect the balance of the equilibrist.

Here and on the energy balance of the body affect a variety of areas, some of which we list below.

  • Yin-Yang concept.
  • The theory of U-Sin, it is the theory of the five original elements.
  • Chinese calendar.
  • Teachings about substances and phenomena related to internal organs (rank, Qi, hui, jing-e, shin, etc.)
  • Base meridians
  • 8 “magic” channels
  • Channels Lo
  • 6 external pathogenic effects
  • Cyclical movement of energy along the channels of meridians

And much, much more that you need to know a specialist who seriously decides to do traditional Chinese medicine. As you can see, this is not enough to do with a textbook. And if European “specialists” are often just superficially acquainted with the main factors, then Chinese doctors know this not just “by heart”, but also, thanks to many years of practice, reach the depths of true cognition.

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It's all about balance

Balance is our everything. And the task of the master of traditional Chinese medicine is his recovery.

In this case, the master, in fact, is not so important what exactly happens to you with this or that organ. In Chinese medicine, not separate internal organs are treated, but the balance of the whole organism at once. And when it is restored, then everything comes back to normal: and the neck stops breaking, and the chronic sinusitis stops. And all because the problems with the neck, and with the nose and with everything else - this is the result of a general imbalance of Qi energy throughout the body.

According to Western medical canons, if you have trouble sleeping, then it’s in your head. Here it will be treated with pills and injections, which often lead to the emergence of addiction. And a specialist in Chinese medicine will start in a similar case ... from the liver meridian, where excess may be found, and study where and how energy is distributed. Then everything will be fixed, the balance will be restored - and the insomnia will simply pass. In other words, the task of Chinese medicine is the restoration of the bioenergetic integrity of the organism. First of all, based on a multitude of factors, an energy diagnosis is made, and only after that the treatment will be discussed.

doctor of traditional chinese medicine

But in Western medicine, struggling with the consequences, not causes. As a result, we constantly suffer from the same diseases, although, it seems, we were treated for them earlier.

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