The Luo Collaterals: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and The Six Healing Sounds

The Luo Collaterals: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Treating Emotions and the Shen and The Six Healing Sounds

by David Twicken


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First referenced in the Ling Shu and the Su Wen, the Luo Collaterals or Luo Mai, are an integral part of the acupuncture channel system. In this book, Dr. David Twicken provides a comprehensive account of the Luo Mai, including detailed analyses of the classical and contemporary theories and clinical applications.

Modern practitioners often use the Luo Collaterals to treat the emotions and the organs, with treatments influencing the blood network, especially the veins and capillaries, along the Luo pathways. Dr. Twicken presents a thorough historical analysis of the new theories on which our modern understanding of the Luo Collaterals and Luo points is based, and explains the applications. He explores the classical Chinese medical and Taoist interpretation of the Shen, the five Shen and the emotions and provides a comprehensive historical analysis of the Window of the Sky points. Dr. Twicken also includes instruction on Healing Sounds Qigong, one of the oldest and most effective forms used to treat the emotions, the internal organs and the five Shen.

An accessible and authoritative guide to the Luo Collaterals, this book will be of immense value to students and practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Taiji and Qigong practitioners; and anyone with an interest in Taoist practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848192300
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Twicken, DOM, L.Ac., is a licensed practitioner and professor of Chinese medicine. He teaches Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Nei Dan, feng shui and Chinese astrology. He has studied Chinese healing arts for 30 years and is the author of I Ching Acupuncture - The Balance Method, Eight Extraordinary Channels - Qi Jing Ba Mai, and The Divergent Channels - Jing Bie, also published by Singing Dragon. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Disclaimer 7

Acknowledgments 9

Author Note 10

Introduction 11

1 The Luo Mai 17

2 The Luo Mai Pathways 25

3 The Luo Mai Functions and Conditions 35

4 Classical Clinical Applications 45

5 The Shen 51

6 The Five Shen 59

7 The Emotions 81

8 Window of the Sky Points 91

9 New Luo Mai Theories and Applications 99

10 Clinical Strategies for Treating Emotions and Shen Disturbances 115

11 The Healing Sounds 139

Appendix 155

Endnotes 167

Bibliography 169

Index 173

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