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Luo Meridianer

Dato: 22-01-2016
Sted: Region Midtjylland Region Midtjylland
Telefon: 6067 4526
Kontaktperson: Camilla Gliemann


This series of seminars are aimed at imparting enough knowledge to students to be able to actually successfully practice the Channels taught within each of the seminar the next day in their own clinic. Ann Cecil-Sterman is the author of the best-selling book Advanced Acupuncture, A Clinic Manual in which the four seminars are based.

Familiarity with the book is not essential yet for those familiar with it these seminars represent an excellent opportunity to consolidate the theory and to observe and learn directly from the teacher the application of protocols described (needling techniques, pulse taking, etc) that cannot be learnt any other way than face-to-face classroom-based teaching.

The Luo Channels are collaterals of the Primary Channels. They are visible reservoirs for pathology and are created by the body in response to a pathogenic factor. They can appear as spider veins or varicosities, and can generate swellings and nodules. The function of the Luo Channels is to hold pathology at the Ying level, away from the organs, using the medium of blood.

The Luo channel live in the Ying energetic layer of the body and deal directly with blood and fluid. Since the Ying is the internal layer in the body The Luos are the best choice for treatment of Internal Pathogenic factors (IPF) mainly issues stemming from the emotions and lifestyle choices such as diet.
Since Blood carries the emotions and house the Shen, the Luo channels treat any emotional condition, as well as any condition that involves blood, circulation and management of it.

Luo Channel treatments can be extremely effective in emotional and psychiatric pathologies, pathologies that involve the accumulation of heat in the interior, reflux issues, and certain musculoskeletal pain issues. This class will discuss the trajectories and progressions within the Luo Channel system, provide a thorough introduction into the theory of the Luo Channels and their treatments and demonstrate needling techniques specific to the Luo Channels.

The Luo channels have their own sequence, sign and symptoms, treatment protocols and needling technique. There is also a developmental model of the Luo channels that shows the evolution of psychological conditions from birth to adulthood. A distinction is made between "longitudinal Luos" and "Transverse Luos" both have differnt Signs and symptoms and treatment protocols.

The student will diagnose, and treat conditions from the perspective of the Luo channels.

After centuries of virtual disuse, the complement channels have attracted renewed focus, largely due to the lifelong work of Dr Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation master of the Jade Purity School of Daoism (Sheng Qing). This work is often called Classical Acupuncture because it adheres to the teachings in the classical texts of acupuncture: the Su Wen and the Ling Shu. Precise transmission of the oral tradition accompanying these early texts is essential for effective clinical application. Fundamentally, the complement channels are used in acupuncture to understand and reverse the course of chronic degenerative disease. The body recognizes disease of an internal organ as the most serious of all illnesses. To ensure safety of the organs, the body uses these Channels to move illness out of the Primary Channels, away from the zang fu, shifting an acute condition into latency, creating a ‘slower’ disease. A common example is an individual with arthritis which arose after a common cold penetrated the exterior, lodging in the joints, where, developing over decades into Joint Bi. Often, the progression is: the patient gets a bad cold they can’t defeat; they were out in poor weather without a scarf and Wind carried Cold into the exterior. The pathogen was very strong, or they were too dehydrated to sweat and/or too tired to muster the Yang to create a fever, so the Sinew Channels, the first line of defense against pathogens, failed. The Primary Channels could not foster the transformation of Ying Qi to Wei Qi to produce a sweat to push it out. The Lungs are then at risk. If there is inadequate Qi to create a cough or if the Lungs have become sticky, the scene is set for the body to reach more deeply, creating a Divergent Channel to shift the pathogen away from the Lung organ. The body then moves the pathogen into the places in the body which have the densest, most Yin material capable of making a pathogen relatively quiet—the major articulations/joints. Now the individual has developed achy joints and is feeling miserable. The nose is still running, still responding to cold, the head and neck are tense trying to prevent further invasion. The person keeps working, staying up late or traveling. All the while, the Divergent Channels are ensuring containment of the pathogen in the joints. Once that latency is achieved, the symptoms fade away—the patient appears to get better and life returns to normal.

Meanwhile, a hidden (joint) condition is thereby substituted for what might have become an acutely dangerous case of pneumonia. Decades later, as the Jing declines because the patient never really rests or eats properly, they start to notice that their joints are aching and stiff in the mornings. Although this is interpreted as simply part of the aging process, it is occurring because Jing is waning, making the individual unable to maintain latency; the old pathogen is slowly being revealed. The clinician determines which channel is being employed to keep the pathogen at bay and then decides whether the body needs help to maintain latency by engaging the channel in its suppressive capacity, or to give the body a directive to expel the pathogen by engaging the channel in its releasing capacity. With resources gathered, the practitioner can begin a series of Divergent treatments to pull that pathogen from the joints, starting with the main points of the Bladder Divergent Channel (there are 12 Divergent Channels, each with specific functions and applications). If trying to eliminate the pathogen, BL-40 and BL-10 are stimulated at the superficial, then deep, then superficial levels. This is the meaning of three time needling in Chapter 63 of the Su Wen. BL-67 is added to usher the pathogen out. After the treatment course, the original severe cold will likely re-emerge from its long sleep but resolve itself surprisingly quickly, thereby freeing the joints. The acupuncture community is now enjoying the astonishing results offered by the these channels which for two thousand years were a key part of acupuncture practice. Today, these Channels are entering the curricula of a rapidly increasing number of acupuncture schools as the practice of these remarkable Channels enters its Renaissance.

Ann Cecil-Sterman, August 2014

Cody Dodo studied classical acupuncture from Daoist Master and teacher Dr Jeffery Yuen. After graduating from The Classical Acupuncture program at Swedish Institute in New York, Cody continue his studies with Master Yuen with courses in Advanced acupuncture, Chinese nutritional therapy and pulse diagnosis. Cody has a private practice in New York City where he treats patient using the complementary channels (The Sinews, Luos, Divergents, and the Eight Extraodinary Vessles.)

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