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Supporting immunity with TCM – Yair Maimon

 

 

Today I will lecture about immunity or different aspects of immunity as you know, immunity or immune system is actually a Western term. So we need to do a lot of translational medicine to understand it from the Chinese medicine perspective.

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Hello everybody. This is Dr. Yair Maimon from yairmaimon.com. Uh, first of all, I would like to thank the American Acupuncture Council, put up this, uh, show in lecture. And, um, today I will lecture about immunity or different aspects of immunity as you know, immunity or immune system is actually a Western term. So we need to do a lot of translational medicine to understand it from the Chinese medicine perspective. It’s one of the most complex system in the body, and it encompasses, um, the root of many diseases we know from what immune to other. And obviously now during the pandemic, we know that the immune system plays a big part, both in, in protecting, but also a big part in the side effects of the COVID in recovery. Uh, so we’ll touch on few aspects of immunity and, um, later I’ll give kind of a small overview of the translation from Chinese medicine to Western medicine and immunity. So let’s start with some slides, please.

Okay. As the slides are coming up, um, uh, I would like to mention that it’s more, I’ll talk in this lecture about like few layers of immunity. One of them is to do with compromised immunity, like in cancer patients. And then the other one will, uh, I would like to discuss more the type of immune and immune response when the immune system is weak from both from how can we treat it from a horrible perspective and how can we treat it from acupuncture? I was very lucky to, um, do also research herbal research, uh, which proved the effect of acupuncture on immunity and especially on deep immunity or innate immunity, which is our, uh, um, the type of immunity that protects us also from viruses and protects us from, uh, all the different aspects of, uh, not acquire the immunity, which is the learning part of immunity.

So, as I say here, I’ll start with this general idea and move. And, um, also in the classics already, um, in so-and chapter 72, they mentioned if sanctuary and sanctuary is a kind of concept of all the upright chain, the body. So if Zen chief, the chief of the body remains strong shakuhachi, which is a general term for invasion of pathogens to the body cannot invade the body. Then she must be weak when invasion of Shechem take place. So already 2000 years ago, they were very aware that there is, let’s say constant war or a constant struggle between two aspects. And it’s important to understand that because when we treat, we are looking at this struggle on one hand, we want to strengthen immunity. On the other hand, if there is a pathogens we want to weaken the pathogen and there’s different ways to talk about immunity in Chinese medicine, and one of them, which I would like to start with, and I’ll try to evolve as, as we go on is to look at three different aspects of immunity Cenci and Shen is an important part of immunity Shen is our connection to self.

And let’s say even our emotional life and spiritual life. So when one is balanced, the immune system is better when one is not balanced emotionally or in the Xena life, then the immune system will go low, we’ll go low and weak. And we have a lot of examples for this, for myriad part of disease, uh, that can come up when the emotion and the spiritual part of the person are disconnected. Then we have the way cheese, white cheese, the very common way to discuss immunity in Chinese medicine. But it’s very superficial. It’s the kind of immediate fight from external threats. And then we have the gene chain, which is like the deepest part of immunity. And really immunity comes from the steepest part of gene chia or interaction all the time of our constitution and our gene with, with life. So, and, and when we go, we have look at the immunity also from a different perspective and I’m proposing different way of how we translate here.

Again, I’m taking this model that we discussed before and enlarging it. So if we look at way cheaper in Chinese medicine, we’ll look at the lung, we’ll look at the way pathogens are invading. The lung is the upper inner organ. Yeah, that is all the time connected with the external. So external pathogens will enter the lung the same as we have now with COVID. And then we can treat the, uh, external pathogens with different, um, method. By the way, also, by treating with 10 Damascus, meridians was divergent Meridian. A lot of the complications of COVID can be explained by the Virgin Meridian. Uh, and then we have [inaudible] and it’s more related to the kidney and it deals with more with internal pathogen. And then sometimes we need to resolve and look at extra meridians, and then we have [inaudible], which causes more collects to the heart and it relates to traumas.

And then we have different special points that can help the person to unlock trauma and deals better with trauma in Western medicine, we also differentiate between adaptive and innate immunity. Most of the lecture now will be on this innate immunity and also most of the, our herbal research. So we are kind of focusing on this aspect. When we look at the class practical example of a weakening of gene as a result, there is a weakened immune system, and you can see in one sentence, I’m talking Western medicine and Chinese medicine, Jenkins, Chinese medicine chemotherapy, which has given to cancer patient for example, is Western medicine. So that’s a classic example of chemotherapy will weaken immune system. And we can explain it from a Chinese point of view. So, um, you feel looking at this, the side effects, for example of chemotherapy, we’re looking at weakening of bone marrow and which causes reduce white and red blood cells.

That’s why I said medicine, Chinese medicine is weak Miro. We have general compromise the immunity and we have lots of hair and no Chili’s medicine Herod belongs to the kidney and to the gene, we have reduced in cognitive and memory functioning, more related to the gene, uh, reduced fertility, eh, aging people will age sometimes very fast when they’re exposed to chemotherapy and deep fatigue. So all this stuff I kind of explained in Chinese medicine, the weakening, this very deep substance, which is called gene. And that means also that when we applied therapy, we’ll use points or herbs to treat the, uh, this aspect of gene. I’ll give a simple example. Well, Herb’s like, uh, the best example is maybe to look at Wrenchen again, very special gene saying very special, a herb, which tonifies the gene and the UNG. So we have the normal [inaudible] that works mainly on the cheese.

We have the prepared, the red, eh, hungry tension. So it most tonifies the young, if there is more young and coldness, we have Xi and Chen, which is like the American ginseng. Um, tonifies the UN and also the superior engine St. Which is not exactly gene thing. See what ya, that actually strengthening the, not just the immune system, but also its ability to cope in stress and difficult times. So all of this herbs are very adaptogenic and this is actually the key strengths for herbal medicine in immunity. It helps to balance the immunity. If it’s overactive, it reduces it. If it’s underactive it, tonifies it. And this is the strength of, uh, looking at Chinese medicine. We hardly ever use single herbs in Chinese medicine. So we use formulas and the classic formula for immunities, you being [inaudible], um, Jane screen made of three herbs, one, she buys you think thing.

It’s amazing classical formula for general general tonifying of immunity. And obviously with the inspiration of this [inaudible] formula, we, we change it. I changed it to one formula, uh, which I’ve researched for many years in Altria, which is the result of research of just one research of almost five years when we tested this formula on different individual, both healthy and eh, cancer patients and immunities suppressed patient. So this is the LCS, eh, one or two in our research on tonics are called now. And then I did another research on the formula, which are let’s discuss here, which also affects immunity, they’ll say is 1 0 1 or protectable. So this formulas have been studied deeply. This is one of our, uh, um, published research on the effect of the botanical compounds, the LCS one-to-one and innate immunity. And I specifically mentioned the native immunity because this is the part of the immune system that both responds immediately to threads like viruses, but also has a very strong component of, uh, checking the body all the way, surveilling the body and killing cancer cells.

So this is the importance of this research. If you see, one of the conclusions was this, this research, uh, works, um, on the net immunity, but we also tested it with different types of chemotherapy and others just to see also that there is no drug in herb interaction. And that’s one of the key components of my work. And I had a very extensive, a biological lab where we can test things on different levels, not just test them on the, uh, immune system, but also see interactions with different drugs and see how different patients they’re responding to it. So this is how we ran the research. We take usually blood, uh, from, uh, patients and, uh, but also from, uh, volunteers, we isolate if you see in blue, the neutral fields from their blood. So we isolate the active, one of the active components of innate immunity.

And then in the next Quare, you can see that we are examining the neutrophil activity. So what we’re actually doing is looking at activity. When you have a normal blood tests, you just have quantity. How many you have, we are looking at how active it is after we are adding the LCS. Uh, one or two, the tonics are to the protectable, to the, uh, cells. So this is a example of, um, uh, in like four patients you can see in blue is their bladder that control Blab. And when we are adding the formula, it’s sometimes active three or four times more, both in healthy patients and in sick patients. So you can see the, how the neutrophil activity has been elevated in Chinese medicine. We also see tonifies cheese. So people are less tired, which is the classical effect of chemotherapy. So like you produce study, but I also think this formula just to sometimes when I’m fatigued I to, to tonify because it tonifies deeply, uh, the chair of the body and not a thing that we are checking, not just the neutrophil activity, but also the activity of natural killer cells.

This is the subtype of the, uh, white blood cells. And this actually are the cells that are both, uh, very active in killing viruses, but also killing cancer cells. So having a strong natural killer cell activity is something which is important to maintain health in all the levels. So here also, you see the difference between the control, uh, the component of the formula are quite interesting. There is three, um, mushrooms. It takes quite a lot of time to make the formula, to establish it, to concentrate. It, it’s always a process of testing it and testing on in, in the lab testing in different ways. And if you look at the three mushrooms put together, they also, uh, have a significant effect on immunity. In other studies, they improve the ability to cope with tress. They activate, um, and their, their active ingredient also being found and being isolated.

So on some of the mushrooms, we can really follow the active ingredient. And a lot of time is the polysaccharide like a big sugar component, which are very good in activating immunity and also balancing immunity, the other herd like a stragglers attracted. And lygus true. Also demonstrate a lot of immunomodulation function and they’re good for fatigue for mental function and stabilizing blood sugar level and even enhancing liver and kidney function. So if formula overhaul is, we know has allistic effect not much wider than just on the immunity, and this is the beauty of it. So when we are designing formula, we are looking at something that works on three different levels of immunity or Nietzsche, which is it’s actually designed Fuji that protects the Sandpoint. And [inaudible], so we’re looking at this different Herb’s and their component and how they work, not just on allowing the body to fight better with external pathogens, but also keep a better immunity inside.

And, um, I would like to know we’ll demonstrate it in a case so you can see how it is applied. A practically, as I say, I see a lot of patients in different stages and, um, this is, uh, a cancer patient. I am patient of mine. She’s 62 she’s after a lung cancer, that the main part of a treatment was removal of her left lung. She didn’t have any further treatment, just the removal of the lung, where the tumor, uh, was found. And she came immediately after the operation. So she was extremely lacking of energy. You can even see a she’s extremely vivid person. I knew her also, I used to see her in the past before she had the lung cancer. So series very active, but suddenly she was white. As we know what happened when you have achieved the efficiency. If you look in their eyes and I put the eyes, she was very depressed and detached and very sad, deeply sad.

I mean, her husband brought her in and, and really like, bang me know, do something for her. She, she really like, you know, she came before the operation. She was herself enough to shoot that. Like she lost it. You know, he feels like she’s, he’s losing her. I’ll not just on a physically, but mostly on this emotional product. So the points that I did was a combination of stomach 36 and large intestine, 10 to lead points since suddenly on the Lange and the lead point on the hand, which you combine it together as strongly tonifying the, and the chief, but again, on a deeper level, because they’re on the young meat and kidney nine, which will, tonify more the gene part of, uh, the, um, the immunity, especially working on the, on the sheet cliff points and the way my suite works deeply on terrifying immunity.

And on the back, this is one of the key points, bladder 42, the poo hall, the door of DePaul, uh, which will both work on her, Shen on the sadness. It’s quite amazing point it’s on the level of bladder, a 13.4, the lung, because it has few function. One, it treats severe immunity of the lung. It works on DePaul, the spiritual or deeper aspect of the land that is when you’re detached from it, there is deep sadness, but it also helps to reduce heat from the lungs. So it’s one of the key points to treat patients with COVID because it will achieve this dual thing that we want. In one hand, it will come this heat in the lung, which is part of the cytokine storm or excessive inflammatory reaction of immunity, but will also strengthen the land that has been weakened by the COVID.

Then by fighting the disease. And I gave her this botanical LCS one or two, the tonics are. So, by the way, if you want to read all the research, you can look away. We have just a research plant website, it’s for data formula with, for both the LCS. One, one that comes with just some pure research website and you have access to the research and also all the herds. So if you are interested, you can always read there more and, uh, to look at this, a prescription for this patient. So you can see again, I’m trying to, I have this kind of whole picture of the face. So for like, for the Shan part to do bladder 40 to DePaul who the tour of DePaul, so it will address not just the physical part, but also the shell is spirit part. This detachment is deep depression that she felt after the operation and then treating the way and the itchy by combining points on the young mean the stomach and large intestine combination and kidney nine, working on the gene.

So you’re seeing Chinese medicine. We kind of very much go from theory to practice and gave her the LCS one or two in the same times, again, to work on the way change, changing. So we are kind of having a complete, um, cover of, of immunity. And that’s the beauty of acupuncture to me that we can think in three dimension and, and treat them three dimension. And the results were amazing. I mean, a week later she was like a different person, you know, it’s like this patient tell you, wow, it’s a magic. So this is a, I think a good example of how it works. And, um, I did, there’s a lot in explaining, uh, especially during the coffin in explaining immunity. And, uh, I put it into one large teaching package it’s called to serve and protect where it has different components. So it doesn’t just look on the, uh, it looks on the foundation of immune system, like focuses also on allergies, inflammation, the way the body responds to external pathogen.

Then it goes deep into in Nathan adaptive immunity and talks about how the immune system works. And how can we it, and also talking about what we look like also deeply in this, uh, or started to look deeply in this teaching about, uh, internal causes and deeper aspects of immunity. And one of the interesting thing from a Western point of view, and it helps us to understand Chinese medicine actually goes deeper into it is when we talk about auto-immunity we talking about distinguishing self from non-self and in Chinese medicine, it has a lot of meanings. So if you will, wherever interested to look at it any further, you can look at the TCM academy website and are able to look at some of these lectures. I think they can kind of give you a wider range of appreciation of how immunity can be treated, especially with acupuncture, because it’s a vast subject.

And to me, one of the key in the clinic, so this is serving protect actually like the idea, cause immunity is a bit like, you know, it has all this aspects of having, uh, when you look in guarding, you know, society, so you have the placements, that’s how he took this name from, and then you have the, um, soldiers on the borders and you have the intelligence, et cetera, et cetera, all of them working to keep society safe and the same works in immunity. So, um, I think this kind of, uh, gives you some insight and some ideas of how we treat them to treat the immunity in Chinese medicine. So, uh, again, I would like to thank the American acupuncture council and, uh, thank you very much for watching wishing you the best of health and healing your ear. So all the very best, and you can watch also next week on the, on this channel and Matt Callison and, uh, Brian Lau talking about, uh, uh, the treatment of sports medicine. So you get another aspect of Chinese medicine and the scope of this medicine and how it treats the variety of problems. And, uh, so I hope now you’ll get more insights about immunity and then hope it was inspired and helpful. So thank you very much again for watching. Thank you.

 

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Anxiety Is Not Fear – Yair Maimon

 

 

…the lecture today will be on, uh, I think a very relevant topic about anxiety, and there is a lot of misconception that links, anxiety and fear, and in Chinese medicine, and we’ll say fear, we’ll link it with the kidney in the essence of the kidney

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Hello everybody. And welcome. I would like first of all, to thank the American Acupuncture Council for, uh, putting up this lecture and, uh, arranging everything around it. So thank you very much. Uh, the lecture today will be on, uh, I think a very relevant topic about anxiety, and there is a lot of misconception that links, anxiety and fear, and in Chinese medicine, and we’ll say fear, we’ll link it with the kidney in the essence of the kidney, but as you will see, anxiety is actually in some cases may be related to kidneys, but in most cases it is not. So I will start with some slides now, so we’ll follow my lecture. Um, so the lecture, as I say, it will be also based on the clinical and clinical experience, because I always like to teach from the clinic from the clinic and from the thing, the most important information we gather from patients.

And we see actually the effectiveness of our daily acupuncture when we are in the clinic. Next slide, the prevalence of anxiety is actually quite wide. I mean, according to the American psychiatric association, they’ll say 10% of people are affected by anxiety disorder, but really 30%. And I think more will experience it in the life. If you ask me now, after Corolla should be updated thing, then the numbers are much higher and it’s twice often women than men. And it makes sense. I think women just, the more sensitive in men are better in maybe negating or not allowing their emotions to out in America. They’ll say it’s about 40 million people suffering from anxiety disorders and it’s the most common mental illness. So, so it’s a kind of major issue. Next slide please.

And, uh, if you look at the, the way it is described, so anxiety refers to anticipation of future concerns. So there is some concern about something bad that will happen. Actually it can be many things is when you unfold the case in the clinic, it can be a very vague thing, or it can be very real in sometimes very surprising and it may create this avoidance behavior. So people will not do something like they’re afraid to drive the car because there is some fear related to losing control in the car or that something will happen in the car. I have very strange cases like people will drive in the car, but not in bridges or not to pass tracks. Usually it relates to something that we will see later on as a, as a kind of trauma-based things. It, but fear is very different. Fear is in emotional response to some real threat, immediate threat it’s more associated in, in Western medicine was the flight and fright reaction that the body chooses. The sympathetic SIM system becomes very active and it’s either fight or try to escape from danger. Next slide.

So when we look at the pathology, we see the things, it is not the same as fear. And, uh, this one is real and this one is a bit unreal and it’s always something, you anticipate something in the future. And when we look at the symptoms, you will see, it’s not really kidney symptoms that you see in the clinic, which if anxiety will be fear, it’s much more the palpitations, the chest pain, chest oppression. I think almost 50% of people who got come to emergency room with like a threatened heart attack, or they think they have heart attack. It’s actually panic disorder or anxiety disorders. So it’s a very common that all the symptoms more relate to the fire into the heart next line. So you see it’s not the kidneys and, uh, if we can look for the next line. So, um, one of the things that anxiety very much refers to is this kind of, uh, um, being rooted in some trauma, in some memory and, uh, this memory that’s the interesting part can be a root of the memory can be known, can relate to a certain situation, but even more interesting.

It can be unknown next time when it is known, it’s very well, I won’t say easier to treat, but like we use different strategy and, uh, it can be, you know, death, it can be an accident. It can be any event, you know, events in the army like, uh, uh, PTSD. Then usually I, I feel that it’s good to combine acupuncture with some other strategy, with some other kind of behavior modifications like a behavior, psychology, MDR, be a feedback. So when you can pinpoint to is some very specific event, like if somebody got stuck in an elevator for a long time, now he’s afraid to go through an elevator is and anxiety and panic attacks about it. Then maybe, you know, it can be, the acupuncture will be amazing and creating a change, but maybe we’ll need another intervention. It’s more interesting when we go to the unknown area, when there is no real reference, uh, to the, the beginning of this anxiety attack.

And then also it can be prenatal or postnatal next slide. And this differentiation of postnatal and prenatal is, is also important in the clinic. I find it many times the postnatal, uh, if the root is already in the postnatal life, we’ll see more of this heart symptoms, palpitations, arrhythmias, chest oppression, different things around the heart. And even people will be concerned that they have something wrong with the heart. When it’s a prenatal, obviously there is no memory and it will relate to some issue maybe that starts very already at the pregnancy time and maybe even earlier, but I mean, it, some things are running in the family. I can good example if the mother, especially the mother, because the mother and the fetus are very connected through their PO. If the mother has anxiety, she can pass it to the child. Obviously, if there was some traumatic event to the mother and I’ve had many cases that I’ve seen that I can route to, sometimes during pregnancy, like the mother went through an accident or the mother, I know different cases where the mother wanted to do an abortion and then regret it.

So in a way it was traumatic to the child. So then there’ll be a certain anxiety and uncertainty issues around death. And that’s whenever there’ll be, I know a patient of mine, if there’d be some death in the movie, you will go into this anxiety attack. So the prenatal roots are very interesting to watch. And then the symptoms also may shift. You will see more like to do also with breathing difficulty, waking up with difficult breathing, being afraid. There’ll be not enough oxygen, uh, eh, even claustrophobia, strange dreams, fear of losing control. You’ll see a lot of different, weird symptoms, which are initiating the anxiety or coming with the anxiety next slide. So it will be very different, uh, when the root is known or unknown. And also to me, the treatment will be different. And I’ll, I’ll talk a little bit about treatment also of unknown roots.

Exactly. I think it can be really, uh, kind of, uh, beginning of, or the root of many symptoms in the clinic. And this is also symptoms you will find when you look at what symptoms anxiety can provoke. So it can be neurological, digestive, respiratory cardiac, muscular. So you have patients actually coming to you with a chronic fatigue syndrome is fibromyalgia was different abdominal, the disturbances, but actually it is anxiety. And you may treat for a long time, the physical symptoms with very little success. And till you change the strategy and the focus of treatment on the anxiety and the root of the anxiety, and then suddenly all the symptoms will disappear. All will get better. Next slide. So this is very common to me to kind of shift my attention from a physical cause to something which is deeper to a real root of disease, which is deeper.

Let’s go through a simple, not simple like case from the clinic. And then I can explain, um, it’s a patient 29 years old is quite a quiet person. Uh, first I introduced him a little bit, like what I see in the clinic. Um, he kind of, kind of rude himself is very shy and, uh, but it can be also engaging. I mean, if you talk with him, he will look at you. So pat is timid, shy, quiet. He will not initiate a discussion. And when you look in his eyes and maybe you can also see through this, there is something a bit lost and a bit sad and a bit lacking there. Next slide. So, uh, this is like, what do you see in the clinic and how the anxiety manifested in him? Uh, any, when you say since the day I remember myself, I have anxiety and anxiety attacks.

I was very shy as a child and almost not seen in this is something also interesting, like this feeling of not being seen by friends. Although he, he, you know, it looks good is very active, but he always, this has stayed. You know, one of the deepest thing that I can say about myself, I always feel alone. Even that he’s surrounded with people, uh, he has this feeling of being alone and he’s when he is with people, easily feels offended and gets insulted, especially in the group, you know, things that maybe people don’t like him or say something about him and he will immediately withdrawn next slide. So this is like very shy and inward person. And if I asked him about the sentence for the anxiety, he says, I have this tension in the upper part of the abdomen around rent 15 and a, and it says like, when I get this kind of anxiety attack or anxiety feeling, I feel everything is going up to the head very often lately I will have insomnia, especially during time that there is more anxiety and this tendency for short breasts let’s time.

So, uh, you can see that there’s like many symptoms and his, his life is very much kind of the quality of life is extremely reduced. My oldest feelings. So I asked him also what makes him better? That’s a very key question to ask people. And a lot of time we’ll give you actually an insight of, um, both the root of the disease, but also for the path of healing. It’s a very simple question. Uh, but sometimes actually the most important. So he says when I feel loved, which was a very surprising, you know, because it was very honest and, uh, you know, titled as patients, you almost feel like you want to hug him suddenly, you know, cause it’s like bringing this honest pain, but also this there’s something about him and not being seen in any meaning law, which is also very much calling for lab to, to ask.

It’s almost the path of the diagnosis. And he says, when I have a new relationship with when he is in relationship with somebody that he loves and feels connected to enclose, there’s less anxiety and then asked him what it is related to. And I find questions that are one of the most important part in really understanding a case, the answers to two good questions, a good, they can be very simple, are extremely revealing. So he says it’s connected to a fear very kind of deep and morphic theory says the feel of being alone, the kind of feeling of being alone gain related to some kind of, you know, it’s not a fear from something, but it has this kind of being alone and this kind of being lost in this being alone as a key, a feature in his internal life, next slide. So you can see that, that he’s very, um, Inwood person, but in the same times is seeking and yawning for, for, for this love and connection.

And I say, when did it start this kind of fear in itself, it started at a very early age. So probably the root is prenatal, as you will see later, asked him if he in yet other fears, he says, don’t not really fierce, but difficulty in relationship, difficulty in start relationship in intimacy. And, um, it says it doesn’t stay long in relationship and he doesn’t understand why, like you said, only feel close, even if the relationship are good for him. So again, it’s a kind of already hinting as towards something deeper, which is the root of the anxiety, next slide. So, uh, the pals and the tank, so the pulse was on the heart and pericardium, uh, some will call it kidney and very deep and weak. So basically I put it. There’s no fire. The fire pulse is very weak. There’s no fire there.

The tongue is normal. Next slide. So you can see that the gain, another issue, uh, we’ll go now to the diagnosis. Next slide. So the diagnosis in general, there is a weakness and it’s important to see access or weaknesses, always the beginning of diagnosis. And there’s a weak fire, weak meekness, 12 fire, some weakness in the kidney. And I put it as a general tendency feeling of not protected because the treatment will reflect the diagnosis, the treatments we want to bring back this ability to feel more protected, next slide. And, um, so again, and when we look at the diagnosis, so you can see this shyness, this ministerial fire pericarp fire, which very much relates to relationship is very weak and very weak Shan and eyes. And if that is kind of a bit lost as Shen is a bit weak, next slide. So you seek instance deficiency overall of firing and weakness.

Uh, since it’s a day, he remembers itself is a prenatal and this feeling of not seeing again, this points to this week fire. So we want to strengthen tonify this fire in a very deep way into treated this prenatal root of this weakness. And as this easily feel offended, it’s another part of CARICOM and it’s a drain. So it’s a pericardial lever. A lot of time can relate to is next time, next time. So, uh, also the symptoms, you know, very much the divergent channel and divergent channels are a lot of times keen treating anxiety as the divergent channel of the pericarp relates to this area and goes up to the head. So it explains this kind of feeling that he has an insomnia shortness of breath, again, relates to the pericardia, this tightness in the chest and this lack of Dwayne stagnation, next slide. So, um, and again is relates to love relationship. So, um, I it’s very clear like where the case is going to end if this weakness of pedicab, but also relate to the gene level next line.

So this, um, prenatal root is one of the key routes that we want to address here. And we want, that’s where I find it, that the kind of usual acupuncture and send the straight forward, doesn’t bring this deep transformation effect unless we go to some kind of a different usage of acupuncture and next slide. So, um, and the pulse on the tongue, again, re reflect the same thing. So next slide, and we can finalize the diagnosis that there’s this fire, especially pericardial, uh, weakness, and some DJing and kidney essence weakness. Next slide. So the treatment I, I, I used for him was sometimes pericardium, which I will not discussing in this lecture, but it’s the fire of the pericarp very interesting point. And I’ll lose it just on its own, just to one point treatment. And one point needling sometimes create very dramatic effect. And then it was very cut one and do 11, which I want to discuss next time.

Um, this is a picture of the DOMA. It’s part of a project that I’m doing with two colleagues, bottles, Kaminski from Poland, then Rania ya’ll from Israel and took together with the painter from Poland and Matina Yankee. And so we kind of paint and portray them Perigon in a various more special way, but basically in this project, looking deeper into the effect of, by the effect of points and the mechanism and the names of points. So do 11 Shen doubts, look at the name, they do it the way of the Shen, the Dow of the Shan, next slide. So here you can see the picture, uh, from our, uh, book, which will be hopefully ready in a year. You’re already working seven years on itself. I’m still optimistic, but it takes long. We already went through all the points twice and we’ll need more time to finalize it all.

So first of all, this point is located on the level of their heart. And you can see here this, this kind of this pathway, this path of the Shen next slide and the path of the Shen is this path, uh, that, uh, the, the road, which the emperor used to travel in the, to the Imperial too. So it means it’s like to go to this ancestral energy. And when we talk about prenatal, uh, effects, we’re talking about really, uh, ancestral or, or things that are passing in the lineage. And I find in the clinic that many strange symptoms can be related to lineage to, to the parents and to the whole lineage. And then that’s why the patient cannot understand the root, or why has this symptoms? So this point is a very special name. Next slide. This Shen down this way to the clear way of the Dow.

And this is the way the emperor used to go to this ancestral through tubes and all the, the points by two on the upper chest and upper back, uh, relate to this dynamic of the gene, going up to the heart to be transformed into shape, to this deep transformation of water and fire. So if you look at the location of the point, it’s on the level of his bladder, 15, which relates to the heart and bladder 44 also, which relates to the heart. So the location also explain us the dynamic of this deep changes of the heart. Next slide.

So we can use this points to establish this back communication with self, the established, a communication with your own downs, your own inner path, which is special for you, you know, which is special for the patient, which is dependent very much on his individuality he’s authenticity, which I can say, like the background noise of sometimes ancestral noise, different traumas are just taking the person of his own path of his own authentic feeling and path. And when person is connected to this place, then the Shen comes out and then nothing really can disturb you. And this point can be used for anxiety distinction for, uh, for flight and next slide for timidity, and also for shortness of breath. The other point, which is interesting is card one, just use it today. Actually in yesterday, it’s called celestial pool and you see this beautiful drawing that we are a painting.

It’s a drawing of this pericarp channel. And this point is on the pericarp. You can see it’s quite high, it’s on the mountain. So it’s on the chest area, you know, just by the nipple next slide. And the name celestial pool is very special. Next slide it’s to do with this place of, uh, the pre heaven and post heaven meeting, meaning of, of really the root of life, which is heavenly. At this point, there is internal trajectory which are connected to rent 17. So it’s also very good to a lot of chest oppressions and, but even eye disorders. I mean, it’s part of the windows of heaven and windows of heaven are very much related to, um, the divergent meridians, which are balanced deep balancing our emotional life, that the Virgin Meridian, the extremely important in treating emotions and especially deep rooted emotional problems and emotional conflict, it’s also meeting point was liver and gallbladder. So when you see things more related, uh, on the, on the drain level, this point again, has another treated actually was this point, the person who is a glacier who has difficulty of swallowing, uh, next slide.

So, uh, as I said, its name is very special. Heavenly pawn is a place of, of this connection. This is this ascend, early pond is, you know, in all the places and all the classic life are starting from water from this essential poem, which everything is timing for next line. So just to kind of finish up this short lecture. So in his case, it is it, is it fear? No, it is more this weakness of this weakness of fire, this deep deed for love and being in and feeling loved and feeling protected, which is, that’s why the CARICOM is sometimes translated as the heart protector. So there is this weakness of also wood and water, which is not supporting the fire, but the fire is the core in his case next line. And using this kind of points really create a transformation. If you’re interested to hear more about kind of how to use transformation points, I put a whole series actually, during COVID about the different, eh, anxiety disorders. I call it creating the cloud series because it’s to do with anxiety and depression and other, uh, more emotional rooted and understanding better the emotions. And now we can treat them with acupuncture next line.

So as a final note, you know, I it’s, I, I call it by the way, clearing the cloud, because sometimes when you use this, especially windows of heaven point, it’s like you open the window. It’s like the, the image is like, you know, suddenly there is light in the room, or if you walk during the day and there is clouds and suddenly they’re clear and the sky is open. So the whole internal feeling is changing. And to me, the most magical part of acupuncture is this ability to transform, to touch heaven in the patient. And to me, having in the patient is, is a very real thing. It’s the real deep inspiration of being connected to something which is greater than, than you. It’s difficult to put it in words, but it’s a very known feeling when you feel in a place when your heart is at peace, when you feel connected, it’s then it’s when you’re alleviating suffering and clearing this clouds and allowing this real deep healing and change. So next time. So, um, I hope it was helpful for you. And, uh, thank you all for joining, joining in, and thanks again, the American Acupuncture Council for providing this show. Be healthy, feel well. And from Shanta Shan, thank you so much and all the best.

 

Mystery of Kidney 1

The Mystery of Kidney 1 Yair Maimon

We know in Chinese medicine, we are actually stepping in this footsteps of giants who had a deep understanding of how matter and energy changes into each other, how water and fire transform next. And so this is from matter and next to energy. So this is really the footsteps we are following. 

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I would like to thank the American Acupuncture Council, putting up this teaching. And, um, soon we will start with going deeper into understanding the mystery of, uh, one very interesting point kidney One. So let’s start the teaching.

So let’s start the teaching.

Well, as, you know, Kidney One is the only point that touches the ground. And next,

Next slide, please,

It is located on the very bottom of the foot. It has by the way, few locations, but this is the one that we use very often. Next slide.

We know in Chinese medicine, we are actually stepping in this footsteps of giants who had a deep understanding of how matter and energy changes into each other, how water and fire transform next. And so this is from matter and next to energy. So this is really the footsteps we are following. Next slide, please.

Can we look at men? Men stands between heaven and earth and then atomical position in Chinese medicine is with both hands out, you know, the anatomical position in West, in Western medicine, it’s with the heads down and that’s indicates the position of men pointing out to heaven and connecting heaven and earth. And in the slides, you can clearly see how the young, they have an energy goes down and how the energy goes up. And this goes through men, and this is also the movements of the meridians. The meridians starts from below and they go up and the young Marie didn’t start from above and go down the next slide. And with the same dynamic of, in any Ang interchanges, we can understand why all the in Meridian that starting with the work point, because that other dynamic from what to fire and why the young meridians are starting with metal, because they’re the dynamic of fire to water next slide.

And

This is a beautiful picture, uh, with my two colleagues about [inaudible]. We are working on this project of actually painting the acupuncture meridians. And this is the painting of the kidney, the whole kidney Meridian, which starts at the kidney one that you will see soon and ends up in the chest with the last kidney points. Next slide. This is the picture of a kidney one. And in kidney one, you see actually here, two birds, one bird is pointing downward, and one bird is pointing upward. And this is very much the dynamic in this kidney. One that brings the yang energy from a bow

Down,

But also brings the yin energy

Back up next.

Oh, you will be able to see the tree because there is this in the painting. We have a tree next. It’s the, well, it’s a DJing Wellpoint, and this is a very strong dynamic of a gene. Well point, the changing of the energy of in an yang next, you will see this,

Um,

Which is pointing down, bringing the energy down and next,

This is

There is the young energy going up at this point. So this is a very strong and, and amazing dynamic on this, uh, acupuncture point next.

Okay.

The name of the point is young Chang and young is bubbling or it’s kind of opening also for flowers. So it’s, so you have this very strong dynamic of energy entering the body. And when you stand with your soul, your feet on the ground, you can actually feel this energy coming up from the ground, but it’s a very special one. The Tron talks about like a spring and it’s to do with the water and with some special water gushing out at this place. Next, Every point has many names and this point also has many names. Um, one of them is in GU in GU called the invalid the deep Valley

Next.

And when we, and I choose this too, to talk a little bit about the name of this, uh, the secondary name of this pointing will because it’s very strongly indicates that this point is genius on the Meridian. It’s the most heated point. It’s a point when you look at somebody, you don’t see it by the way, there is two hidden points. One is on the kidney and the other one is the heart art one. This is the two points you can never see there, but it’s also to do with this hidden route of energy of the kidney. And this is the place where things are starting and initiating. And it’s almost, what’s one of the interesting point actually, to treat fear and deep seated treat, because fear is well, is hidden inside and gushes out and fills you when you are full with fear and will later I’ll give an example of how you use this point with people was fear and anxiety, even panic attack next.

Okay.

The nature of this point is it’s an entry point of the kidney Meridian. It’s a gene, well it’s wood point and it’s the lowest point of the body and it’s to do with the gene. So you see all this pointing to a very strong dynamic of the kidney. And the next time You mentioned before, and it’s very special about it’s one of the only points that has this Juul action. One that it takes a strong access from the head. I just treated somebody with very high blood pressure kidney one immediately reduced his blood pressure, especially if he’d because in his case it was for kidney deficiency and it helps on the other hand to revive consciousness, it brings the young app and revive consciousness, and it helps to calm this period and also rescue the young when needed next slide. This was a good example to show what happens when it’s like when the kid is tapping into the water. So one, we have the dynamic of going down and then the water are coming up. So this kind of a nice reminder of young energy going down while the ene energy responding and going up next slide,

One of the

Paul and one of the, to me, it’s, it’s more than, than the action of the point that this point touches the ground. And this touch this, uh, sole of the foot touching the ground represent on one hand the EAN, but also the beginning of transformation of the cause they, it starts from this point goes up to the Mo to the body, and this is the most place to root yourself. You know, when you walk in the ground, when, and sometimes people went down rooted and just say, take off your shoes. The best is if you’re a next to a beach, you know, you stand in the sand, but also if you are out there in the forest or in your garden, and you put your feet on the ground, you feel that you can root yourself endlessly into the ground through this point. So it has this very strong rooting ability, but also the connection to the ground is like in electricity, we have one place which is connecting to the ground. It allows this access from the head to be discharged naturally to the ground. Unfortunately, we work with shoes and we are full with our head with activity. So this, this charging a notion doesn’t happen. And it means our head stays full with the noise. And the ability of this points to calm is not utilized, unfortunately, because we don’t walk barefoot and we don’t spend time, you know, just being in touch with the ground next time, next slide.

So being

The lowest point in the body, but also being the would point, what point means there is a strong dynamic there, the word for spring, for the strong dynamic of this point for moving the water is very important. That’s why a lot of time we’ll see very strong effect of this point, almost immediate because of this word nature. So this powerful effect of this point is to do with the strong gang movement on the very, in a Meridian of the kidney. This is where the energy move from the bladder to the key liter is a strong change of energies. That’s why it can treat also extreme condition like epilepsy, Vertex, headaches, especially in off sometimes Vertex side effects can be hypertension next time. So one of the incidents is collaborative, young loss of consciousness, the best way to treat loss of consciousness. It’s treat kidney one on the feet and then heart nine. So you balance the fire and water. The two gene dwell points that are very strong in the dynamic of yang and bringing back consciousness next. And it helps to reduce the access of young suffer, red face waiting in the upper parts, strong feeling in the face next.

And one of its deep abilities is to balance the key and the heart. So it’s used very often for agitation, insomnia, but really hard difficulties in falling asleep, but also fears and anxiety, and very important point for menopause. Next line.

Uh, I want to spend a few minutes on this harmony of kidney and heart because they are very commonly seen in the clinic and sometimes they don’t respond. And until you create this strong dynamic of water and fire and for agitation for insomnia, but it’s also used even for memory problem, um, tendency to fear, a lot of time around menopause, women will complain and all this, uh, symptoms and because the water and fire are getting out of balance, especially if there is a preexisting condition of inefficiency. That’s why I put here the tongue of a patient, uh, with the treated with menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and very strong anxiety attacks all related in coming around the menopause time. And kidney one was the one that really resolved the case. Next slide.

And also since it’s a wood point on the kidney and the water is the mother of wood, it’s very good in, um, balancing the liver and kidney. So for uprising of livery angle, liver fire. So especially when you see the strong vision is visual dizziness. My, my last patient in the clinic had the strong spell out of very strong dizziness and, um, and actually changes in vision in the light days. And also kidney one was just immediately after she said, Oh, what did you do? I feel grounded. My dizziness went. So just today, I have to thank this point and his strong ability to help this balance. Next There’s a nice story about Quato and who was treating the general weight. I too had a very strong headache and was, was mine was confused. And yet this very strong visual dizziness, probably some kind of a migraine and headache. And, uh, Watteau was puncturing kidney one and immediately got cured, but also maybe he had the high blood pressure. So again, this was a nice story from already the second century, you know, saying how this point was used dramatically in this case, by the famous WATO physician. Next

Another nice case from the clinic. It’s a patient that I’ve been treating for a while. Uh, he has a fear of water. He has a lot of memories from early childhood of being beaten by his father, but also with great anxiety and fear from, from this beating in, from the father, when he came, he has lower back pain feeling of cold. This general called this as some dizziness. Sometimes you wake up at night to urinate many times, sometimes twice, and he’s quite young. It shouldn’t be, it has a sexual problem is performance anxiety. So you see all many different aspects related to fear and to unstable water and kidney energy. Next, This is his picture and you can see the eyes, you know, you can really see the fear there. You can really assess it. Yeah, I do a lot of diagnosis from observation says you come to the room and go, what’s going on with his kidneys. What’s going on with this fear next. So on him, I treated kidney one and kidney 23. And the reason I use kidney 23, because all the upper Kimmy chest point are very good for deep seated fears from early childhood, from, uh, things that are happening already in the natal or even prenatal life. So, uh, I feel be interested. I’m teaching a lot about this point and especially about 10 points, next slide.

And now they’re good example is a female she’s 42, and I’m saying 42, just married with two. And she felt extremely exhausted when she came to me for the last three years. And this exhaustion is actually got deteriorated in the last year. So when she came, she was most of the time spending in bed. It wasn’t like a depression. It was a real physical exhaustion. She would hardly call go out in, in bed. I even to do simple things before this, she was very functional. She was executive in high-tech and she said she has difficulty concentration insomnia, lower back pain, strong, lower back pain, uh, periods were very delayed. And, um, last year she had infertility and, uh, now she has this all the time. Also dislike fears coming out, even from doing little tasks and difficult. And let’s say she’s 44 because she’s in this time of changes of the kidney Meridian every seven years,

Six

Feature from the clinic side, just from the, you know, I needed a kidney one and I’m bringing this patient because after this one treatment, she, she was like, totally better. You know, she came out of bed and she started to get better from, from this point on, would I obviously treated her more and, uh, in this case is, are so inspiring in South teaching for the effect of the point. So this is, to me, it was always a good example of the, the strength and the, um, ability of this true point to create a dynamic change in, in patients a case.

It looks like we use this

Point also in Chicago. You know, there’s two like main points. One is on the kidney. One again, when you in the simple exercise, simple Chicong exercise, which I recommend for everybody is sustained. Obviously, if you can stand without shoes on the ground, it’s even better. And you root yourself, you inhale and exhale through this point to root yourself, to root the lower that here, Dan can the lower abdomen, and it helps the body to absorb this yin energy. And after a while you feel stronger and firmer, so pericardium and kidney one, or the two, this access and entry points of energy, which are used a lot in Chicano.

Next slide.

This point with boxer, it’s actually one of this, uh, almost homeopathy likes cures likes. It says to subdue the liver young and reduce excess in the head to warm up this point.

Next one

Calming effect of this point is just touching it. It works amazingly in children really dramatically. So you can just touch this point. And then you’ve seen that children are kids that they cannot fall asleep. They’re overactive. So even just touching this point, you can even tell them to breathe to this point, but also in the clinic. If we can just touch for a minute, you see how people immediately relax and come down for insomnia, especially before bedtime. Uh, if you can do it to children, to others, it helps to kind of relax and bring down in the root Dene. So it helps to fall asleep. And now they’re good exercises just to put before sleep, to put the legs. And before this to massage a little bit, this point in hot water, you can even put salt in the water. Again, it helps to discharge the success of energy from the head down to the leg and into the water and helps to relax before sleep next line.

Uh, there is another interesting, uh, um, recorded, uh, teaching, which I did with my colleague, Ron Yale, that we are reading together, writing together this book about kidney one, where we are just discussing this point. So you can also enter and watch it for free if you’re interested, but everything in life is about the jink and Chen. And this exchange, when we see gene is water and Shen fire, and this changes of fire to water and water to fire. This is where we started of method, changing to energy and energy into matter. This is the essence of life on earth. So that’s why this point being on this very edge of this essence of yin is so dramatic and so important and can be used utilized in the clinic in so many ways. Next slide. Again, I would like to thank the American Acupuncture Council for allowing this teaching and thank you all for watching it. I wishing you the best of health. And especially in this time, the best of spirit and happiness, all the very best from me or my mom. Thank you very much.

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The Treatment of Anxiety and Depression with Acupuncture – Yair Maimon

 

Hello and welcome. I would like first of all, to thank the American Acupuncture Council to put up this lecture. And today I will focus on what I think is one of the most emerging problems we see. And we also very clearly see it in the clinic is actually the suffering on the mind level, the strength of Chinese medicine that we see a three dimensional picture of body, mind, and spirit.

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So obviously this challenging time presents challenges to the body, but the real one, which will also stay very long time with us is the challenges to the mind and to the spirit. And from my clinical experience, Chinese medicine is one of the best medicine on earth to make change on this level and to bring back this connection of mind and spirit. So this lecture will be focused on it and we’ll focus on the diagnosis and the treatment on that level.

So let’s start with the slides. First, if we look both anxiety and depression are Western medical terms, not Chinese medicine. And I would like to start and kind of dive into the Chinese medicine dynamic, maybe by a quote of professor Yuval, Harari who say that the best defense human have against pathogen is that isolation is information. And it’s an interesting quote because more and more people around the globe are going into a solution. And there is more and more lack of communication and trust with the people who should provide us the dynamics and the, the safe safety and the safe instructions. And I think this quote more than anything else, kind of points to, uh, something very important about human life, because when we are talking about information and it is true, when you are informed with something, you can take it much more easy.

You know, even to jump from a certain place, if somebody explains you how safe it is, gives you all the safety measurements, he will jump. You know, if it’s not very high, if not, you will be afraid that something will happen. And the reason that we can explain in Chinese medicine, why it is so important, because thinking comes from the IE from the earth, it’s another forms of digestion. So if we look at thinking and earth, we can understand the same way as we, they just food with they just ideas and earth and the is, um, controlling the water, the fears. So when you understand something, you can control your fears and you can control your inner understanding. An inner wisdom brings you to the place where you can cope with everything. If the water is not control, if the fears aren’t getting to be, then there is an excit.

Then there is this fear that something will happen or something not good will happen. So this is just one part of the information part. So the more we are informed, the more we can understand deeper something, the more we can control the fear and anxiety, but isolation is actually the deepest problem because as humans, we should be in touch with other humans, we should communicate with other humans. For us. The fire is the most important part of human life and the ability to communicate, to love, to share and to have inner joy is the core essence of being a human. And this is, we know also the fire element is connected to the Shen, and this is where we house the Shannon. This is how we connect to something higher or bigger, which guides us. So their relationship of fire and water, if there is like too much fear.

And if there is isolation, you can see that there is also some disconnections from one inner self and treatment. Eventually we’ll go to that level. And it’s not just, uh, the mind, the mind and the body is connected. And the immune system is also very much related on the mind and already in PSU and 72 it’s clearly says, and it’s amazing quote, I mean, the more we go to the classic, the more we can appreciate the depth of Chinese medicine, the same zinc, cheat, the upright cheat, the immune system remains strong. Then she actually bad that she cannot invade the body is then cheat must be weak when invasion of shadier takes place. And we now today, by the way, we say almost 70% of people who will be infected by a virus, they will not be sick. And if there is a, an inner invasion of something, it means that something in the sanctuary in that privacy of the body was not working properly.

And when we go deeper into immunity and I gave another talk here about the immunity, or if you want to hear more, this lecture that they give about immunity, immune system is actually made of three layers of Cenci, which we are discussing now. And we are seeing the relationship between the health of the mind and our immune health. Also in Western medicine, there is a clear relationship between the emotions and between the psychological state and immunological state. There is psycho immunological relationship, which is clearly also seen even in biomarkers. But when we look at the immune system, we look at Cenci, we look at G and Gingy and when we wanted a good immunity, we want to have all of them connected, but definitely the Shen. She is the strongest. And this is what Sue in 72 actually tells us in an interesting way. When I was kind of diving into explaining how anxiety and depression works in the body, I called it clearing the cloud series, and this cloud is a kind of imaginary cloud, but I think it kind of help us to understand the location of the problem if somebody has anxiety or depression.

And if we do a proper acupuncture treatment, and that’s sometimes what I had from patient, you know, it’s like, you clear the cloud for me. I came in a rainy day where everything was great and I came out and it feels Sammy and I see everything and then present. So this cloud is to me, a kind of, um, metaphor to something that separates men from heaven. And when we want to understand clearly what it means, depression and anxiety in Chinese medical terms is talking about this communication of men in heaven. Communication on this level is distracted because when you feel connected, doesn’t matter, whatever happens around it, you can express and feel joy when there is a disconnection on that level. That’s when a mental state is set in like depression, anxiety, or any other, um, mental disease. So this kind of helps to show the location of heaven and heaven and Shen are located in the same territory.

And there is different points in the body, which I will talk about some of them. But if you look like the windows of heaven points or points that have the name, Shannon them, we will use two of them in this presentation. They explain why this point, why they have the name and why they’re so effective to connect again, men in heaven. And once this connection happened, then there is inner healing because eventually we allow the person to heal themselves. I mean, that acupuncture needles is just a miracle to allow this inner healing. So after treatment, this should be the situation when men and heaven are connected. When the heart is connected to something which is greater than us, it’s not on a conscious level. It’s just, we feel we are at the right places, human. And when we are disconnected, we feel alone and separated. And this is like the key questions and words that we see when there is a mental disease or when we even look at the patient.

And can we talk about anxiety is depression. As I say, it’s a very Western medical terms. And we have to understand that especially psychiatry is, is an observational medicine. I mean, you can take the blood. And so it say to somebody, you have a depression. So it’s more a list of symptoms. And there’s this five, like a list of symptoms. And it’s updated every time. If you have a number of symptoms from this list, going over two weeks, you have depression. If you have this and this symptoms, you have anxiety. So Western medicine and especially psychiatry is more looking at the behavioral disorders. And it’s quite difficult to define in Chinese medicine. To me, we are much closer to the human experience because we are looking at this three-dimensional model and we put the Shan and mind and emotion, and we define differently, uh, what will be called anxiety and depression.

Uh, by Western medicine, I gave a whole course just on taking the DSM five and breaking it up in Chinese medicine and called it the five types of depression, because you can really see all the symptoms, how they’re feeding the Chinese medicine model, because we are coming from an observational model. We observe the patient our way. We try to understand the world and the patient is immediately three dimensional. In his observation, it takes a minute to look at the patient and to know his inner state. And in psychiatry, obviously it’s close, but it’s more going into a whole list of symptoms, list me the symptoms you have, and then we can compare it to the list we have. And then we define, uh, your condition. So Chinese medicine is much more, I think, accurate in the way it understands and can treat deeper, um, probably in create even a deep healing.

So after a treatment, there is back this connection between heaven and earth. Sorry, I just went the wrong way. Here we go. Um, so just a little look, a little bit about, uh, the reason we’ll have anxiety and depression from Chinese medicine. It’s when there is a good relationship of men in heaven, the is awake and aware and present and human feel comfortable between heaven and earth. This is the human position. So when you are connected, you just feel comfortable. You just feel alive, you just feel not alone, and you feel that you are present. So when there is anxiety or depression, something in this physiological state is disrupted. As I showed, there is some disconnection on that level overall, um, briefly presenting the three models. When we look at depression, to me, it’s very easy to look at five types of depression. We won’t go into all of them.

When we look at things, [inaudible], we’re more looking at the relationship of fire and water, which has disrupted. And as you remember, we talked about the earth about thinking and also about centering. We talk about fire, about communication and join and about water of fear and gene. And this axis. This is actually the Saturday axis is the most important. When we talking about anxiety, something is distracted in this axis. When we’ll talk about stress and conflict, we can bleed the model of seven emotion and the whole movement of change the body. And then we’ll use a different set of pain points. Also looking at their psychiatric definition for depression. If you look at it from a Chinese point of view, it says depression causes a feeling of sadness and a loss of interest in activities. One enjoyed when we we’ve talking about once in joy, once the Shen was connected to the heart and you can have joy.

And then if we go on, we can see the same. If it can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems, and it can decrease the person, the ability to function at work and at home. And then if you’ll look slowly, slowly, the list, you’re welcome to open this and five, you will see how they are connected to the five types of shame and this non presence of shame that you can’t any more, be engaged in things that you were engaged before. So this is like a key idea behind it. So when you look at it, TCM reflection of this depression, eh, definition, we see this interest in activity. Once in joy, again, you will see that the heart is not connected, so you can’t enjoy life. If you look at the anxiety, it’s actually more interesting and much easier to explain. Anxiety is not the same as fear.

And this is again, we’re looking at Western medicine, but because we are using the term anxiety, I think it will help us to understand it better. So anxiety is not the same as fear, which is the response to real and immediate threat in anxiety. It’s some, it involves an expression of like a future threat. There is all the time, the fear that something will happen or may happen. So yeah, I feel this uneasiness constantly, and there is no threat at the moment. The threat is a future threat and a mode of time, imaginary threat. And then even if it’s real, it’s nothing that is happening here. And now it’s, I’m afraid that something will happen in the future. Sure. If I look at it from a, about this way, a definition from a Chinese point of view, you can see that there is a very interesting relationship between the Heartland, the kidney, and the very interest relationship.

If you look at it from a personal perspective, when the heart is connected in the relationship of how that these are good, then there is trust. The heart provides trust and the kidney provides lack of fear or feeling comfortable. And there is with your own gene, your own personality. So if you have no fear, you have trust. And when you have fear, you lose something in this basic trust in being alive, in trust in the world. So this is the local perspective. If we go two a is, if we go to a higher perspective, we see that we look at the three dimensional picture. That man is between heaven and earth, so that we have a greater trust in everything around us. We have a greater trust that even if I leave it challenging time, there is maybe some reason for it. We can trust it.

We can wait and see how nature resolve itself. It’s not all about men. It’s about men living between heaven and earth. So this trust is in a bigger and universal perspective, not just a personal one. And that’s actually, when we are balanced, we have a sense of something bigger than us and I want, so give me a case to illustrate how we are treating anxiety. And this is a manager just came recently, although is a very kind of being patient of mine years ago. He just returned back. And especially because he had the suddenly dispersed fast heart rate palpitations and of in the last few weeks, very severe insomnia. And this palpitation brought him to, it’s like a panic attack. You know, he’s afraid his heart attack. He went to the hospital to the ER few times, and this is a classic panic attack and anxiety in many patients like this.

And this number of them is a growing growing, especially now. So when I try to explain in a deeper way, what’s going on in him when your heart is not well connected, then you use this trust. So yours is setting in constant fear. I have a heart attack. My heart is failing on me. Something is wrong with my heart. So there is all the time. This fear from there’s no real dangers. You know, he had his heart checked in the ER, is this the is direct line, you know, to this company that can check even over the phone, everybody’s telling you how it is. Okay. Don’t have heart problem, but inside there’s a constant fear from a future threat. My heart will fail on me. A beautiful description was of the heart. The heritage ones is the heart beats is like a drum beating, telling all the other organs, everything is safe.

There is a constant beat, which gives you this kind of feeling of trust and safety. When the heart goes off beat, or it’s too fast, there is the sense of anxiety, by the way, it’s also the physical effects. The mind people after heart attacks also have anxiety or people who have problems in heart rhythm will develop like anxiety is the body affects the mind in his case, it was the mind affecting the body. So, uh, it was very clear that the gain is this lack of trust in, in his health. And if you look at the healing and that’s what I expect, you know, that suddenly there is no fear. Suddenly there is no danger and the points they use the team in order to achieve this deep healing were actually very simple, but the point and we’ll go and discuss them. So you’re going back to this personal experience.

So we use heart seven, which is a Firepoint, but it’s also an eras point. So remember if we look at fire earth water so hard, seven ozone, we use it very often. If you’ve gone understand the dynamic of this point, you can see how effective it is. And then keep me 25, which is called spirit storehouse or shanshan. And let’s go deeper into this point, by the way, this is a beautiful picture. Uh, there is a project I’m doing with two colleagues of mine. Butter’s coming needs, give from Poland and Ronnie yell from Israel. It’s called, uh, uh, Gates of life. And we have a painter from Poland, eh, Martina, Yankee, who is painting all the meridians. This is the painting of a Meridian of the kidney Meridian. And I’m highlighting the points. If you see the, the highest of this mountain, which is the chest area.

So we have kidney 23, 24, 25, all relating to the Shen, by the way to most interesting kidneys, all the meridians, but the kidney can easily explain this dynamic of fire and water is the only Meridian that starts on earth on the bottom of the foot. And then up in the heart it’s to do with our deepest transformation of gene, into shame. So again, fire and water is the essence of our life. And if you look at the kidney 25, especially, uh, this is like the drawing of the point itself. So, you know, you can see the storehouse and the shame we are trying to illustrate, uh, the book we are working as deep into the dynamic of the points, but the picture is a loss of bringing beauty and allowing to remember better, the points and points action. So Shane, you now it’s there with the spirit is Chang is a storage and the storage is both a place that you keep it safe, but it’s also treasury a place where you keep something vital.

So it’s where you store the spirits. So it refers to a place where you can take out of storage, but also, uh, it’s a place where when you need, you take from it, but if it’s empty, you have no storage. So both aspect of storage are relevant when we treat this point. So this is like, uh, I’m saying when there is fear stored inside, we can use this point to unlock this fear, especially actually even fear from early childhood and any patient to experiencing anxiety. Now it’s already deep in their early childhood, or it’s a place where you can take from storage when the person is very deficient after a long illness, very weak and has anxiety because of the gene deficiency. So this point works in both aspect. So again, it connects to this regional salts, uh, that can help you to sustain you through difficult time.

This is where you’re calling on the spirit after you’re exhausted and weak. And this is one of the points that has a very strong relationship between the gene exhaustion and Shan exhaustion. So again, it’s a showering treating the kidney in heart. So, um, it treats anxiety from unknown reason, like in this case and supports this gene and heart connection. I also treat acupuncture in a positive way. Remember once I treated the patient, who again, in the past that a lot of anxieties and now he’s coming after a while, but he’s already fine. So it’s more sorry. So it’s more, uh, uh, like a prevention treatment. So I use this point and he asked me, what, what do you treat me for? And I say that you live in the world and you move in the world without fears. So he looked at me and he says, this is my inner dream. And for patients with fear and anxiety, they are in a dream is to live in the world without interfere. And this point is, again, one of the Shen points that can exactly touch that level.

I’m just moving. And this is the patient, sorry, game. This is the patient. Uh, you can see his tongue, you can see the in deficiency. This is probably also one of the reasons why you have this prenatal already anxiety. And, uh, you can see in his eyes, even the fear, you know, and that’s like a normal picture taken. And here is the point skinny 25. I took a picture when he was with the points. And the other point that I use was hard seven, which you know, and here again you have from our future book, the heart Meridian and the heart seven is one of the points on it. Save all the heart channel traveling. Uh, and again, hard one. And the one is the two points, which are hidden if you think about it’s very deep. So again, we have the connection of fire and water.

So this is to do with the eh, picture and all the things you can see on the picture. And that can explain, uh, the point and the, the heart seven it’s Kunshan men and men is a door, but the door is like a passage. So you can pass from inside the outside and from outside to influence. It’s one of the places we can influence the shin in condition. It’s a Yuan point and an era’s point being in earth point, it balances again, fire and water. It’s just in the middle. Being in Yuan pointed, connects to your original cheat toward deep authenticity adult tenting art that we have. That’s why this point is so special. And we can use it both in, uh, again, in many problem with, especially in sleeping problem, memory, anxiety, exactly all the problems, uh, that he was suffering from. And another option is to go in a different way.

Um, again, especially for a sleeping problem, we can use the young child like extra Meridian, you know, in Sharon Young child meets in bladder one in the eye and that to do with opening and closing die. But interestingly enough, if we do the young child, we use bladder 62 and small intestine three. So again, we’re using bladder instead of kidney and small intestine instead of heart. So we’re using the young co-partners of the water and fire, and this is another reason why young chow can be so effective for sleep disturbances, especially this kind of sleep. So eventually we are using the, uh, fire and water to balance the in and the, the, the, uh, the earth and heaven in men and in a deep way to bring back the trust and to bring back this feeling of calmness and safety as human on earth and Chinese medicine goes far more beyond treating the mind in my understanding, and in my clinical experience, it helps people to, well, it helps people for, to grow inside, not just to fulfill their inner path in life, not to just to treat the pathologies.

And that’s the idea of treatment, not just to treat the anxiety and insomnia, but makes a person more on his path and more fulfilled in his life. So, as a final note, I would say the most magical part of acupuncture is the ability to transform, to touch heaven in a patient, alleviate the suffering and clearing the clouds and allowing healing and change. So when we use acupuncture in this respect, in this type of points, magical things are happening. And to me, this is the deep nature of Chinese medicine. So I hope you enjoyed this lecture and got some idea about how to treat and how the best way to treat, eh, and both anxiety and depression, but even beyond this, uh, to help inner healing and health. So be well, keep safe and help as many people as you can. Thank you very much for being with me. And again, thanks to the American Acupuncture Council to putting it up. So thanks and all the best.

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Jing and Cancer – The TCM insights – Yair Maimon

 

 

Hello. My name is Dr. Yair Maimon. Uh, and first of all, I would like to thank the American Acupuncture Council to put up this, uh, presentation and lecture. Uh, I’ve different areas of interest in Chinese medicine. I’ve been practicing for more than 30 years. And one of them is definitely cancer. I’ve been heading also a integrative oncology unit in the biggest hospital in Israel, in the research center.

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And I’ve published many publications on the effect of especially herbal medicine and cancer. So if you have interest, you are welcome to repeat that you can go to my website here. My mother had come or just to go on the internet and search for it. So I’ve been deeply involved in cancer and understanding the [inaudible] significant effect that we find when we do integrity oncology. And when we are using Chinese medicine and this lecture will focus on one of the deepest phenomenons of cancer, which is gene and the cancer, the way we understand and perceive cancer in Chinese medicine, because in Chinese medicine, um, I would put it in a different way.

Cancer is a Western medical diagnosis and disease. So we have to go back to the roots of Chinese medicine to understand cancer. As we know it today in Chinese medicine, and gene really is one of the best way to do it because when we talk about cancer in Western medicine, we talk about something on the side cellular level. We’re talking about a cancer cell. It’s a very specific understanding of mutation of DNA in a cell, and the way cell are growing. So when you look at the Western view, it’s a very cellular view, very DNA based view. And when we look at the Chinese medicine view, we are looking from a different dynamic, and this is what I will try to unfold, kind of to give the core unfolding as far as, uh, the understanding of Chinese medicine and maybe provide those some treatments that we can give example.

So cancer in Western medicine, isn’t uncontrolled growth of abdominus abnormal cells in the body. Normally cell will grow and receive nicely here. And when the cell will be damaged, it will, [inaudible] natural cell death and cell are growing and dying and multiplying in the normal growth rate. I think the cancer, we see this phenomenon of endless a multiplication. They multiply and multiply their ability. They have the normal self to stop growing is hindered. So when we take the larger view in Chinese medicine, we always have to say, I see men being between heaven and earth. Oh, we have to see the movement of cheesy between Shannon Jake. So we also know from the substances in the body, this is three substances that Shan will be the most, and Jean will be the most team. And there is all the time change of yin and yang. And that’s the normal also growth of things.

We have a meeting of two things and then growth. We have a meeting of [inaudible]. We have a meeting of Shannon Jean in order for life to begin, we have a sperm in an oven we have in any meeting and then multiplication of cells up to a human being or any creature starting. So we need the seam, the neon meeting Shen and Jean father, and mother. And we’ll see, because when it comes to cancer, we are, we see something very strange happening at this meeting or this very unique meeting of creation of life. Eh, I’ll give another example kind of slowly put you in, in a certain frame frame, frame of mind, and also in a cell, a liver, we see cells which are very kind of, uh, like STEM cells, which can change into any cell. And we see very differentiated cells. So the less cell is differentiated, like a STEM cell.

It can change into any cell. We can say, we see more Shannon it and less jingling. The more we going to differentiate cells, we see the opposite. We see more gene cells that has a specific role and less shame as humans. Now we are, we are very differentiated from each other when we will go higher. There is less differentiation when we go to the Shen level. But when we look at the, at the gene itself, the gene itself is all the time growing, growing, growing, and slowly declining. So with gene, with time, we had this natural curve of the gene growing and growing, or a person developing, and then going slowly to all the age and dying the same happens also in the cellar level. So when we look at creation, we have to look at Shannon, Jean Green and yang meeting. When we look at development of cells, we have to look at this changes in the gene, which are bounded to one very unique thing, which is time.

So the gene is bounded naturally into time, and then it goes through a natural cycle. So normally we see cell growth and cell death, which are in the same rate. So we see the gene growing and declining, growing and declining, and that’s the normal cell growth in the body. So cell growth and cell death that like in an equilibrium, in an yang is working well. The G having his own natural movement, right? It starts with the Shan, then go through a growth and decline. But when we look at the cancer cells, when we look at the basic idea of, of, uh, of carcinogenic, we see that cell growth is very big comparing to cell. This cell thump something on the gene level is going wrong. Like the cell is multiplying and multiplying and multiplying, and it doesn’t go through its natural cause was time of growing and dying.

And that’s an another thing it knows even to avoid death like normal cells, especially when it’s damaged. It goes into apoptosis, natural Dells and the cancer cells when no one knows how to avoid this process of ptosis. And then it goes into uncontrolled growth. So it avoids the natural cycle of gene. So you see gene here involved in all the level when we are talking about Western medicine, about the way cell multiplies, the way cell growing decline naturally. So in Chinese medicine, we can easily and, and we should be focused on, on the gene level. When we look at it, five substances of the body. So we know Shen is the most young. Then we achieved body fluids, blood, and gene is the most team and cancer in this respect is the most in disease. It’s under depth, also on the cell, it’s on the DMA.

And if we talking DMA deeply, when people are exposed to Western medicine, especially chemotherapy, but also biological medicine and others. And when we look at that, eh, Western medicine and we want to compare it to Chinese medicine, I think the easiest is to look at chemo and chemotherapy because chemotherapy really affects the gene and the mechanism of chemotherapy it’s works on this core DNA, the death of the cell. And it works on the DNA, eh, proliferation. So it really affects the cell, stops it from growing any cell and especially cells in the bone marrow multiplied fast. It affects therefore the book we use, the bone marrow, creating fatigue, early aging, all this sounds a bit like Jane, the longterm effect. Again, it’s chemo. We’ll look at the formation of marrow and you will understand why the facts and patient chemobrain is a phenomenon that patient sometimes for very long time will say that, you know, they can’t concentrate.

The mind is foggy. Their cognitive ability has been reduced. There’s hair loss. Again, especially head hair relates to the kidney fatigue, deep fatigue, affecting fertility and gain the gene and aging, as we said before, and there is a very deep relation to a constitution, okay, because it’s will affect people differently. According to their original gene. When I see different patient coming in, even before chemo, Western medicine, I can many times predict how deep will be the effect of the chemo. And well, we’ll be the recovery and taking into account this preexisting condition. And as we see on a settler lever, the chemotherapy works on the DNA on the very deepest, deepest, the most [inaudible] as we talk about gene of the cell. And we already said before that the chemotherapy reduces the DJing and mostly effect a lot of also biological and other drugs, which are using cancer will affect.

And we can the gene. And that’s why we see this reduction in white and red blood cells and all the other, um, things that we mentioned all will relate to this gene weakness. And, um, another deep aspect in cancer is that we see that cancer is coming up showing more at the times where the gene is changing. So again, it will be around ages, you know, 40 to 49, 50 or, or later. But if you look at the patient’s history, you will see that it relates to changes in Jake. And it has many ramifications, uh, but it’s very interesting to observe it and definitely hormonal changes and cancers that relates to hormones like breast cancer, prostate cancer, because they’re all home or monitor or biological clock relates to gene. And when, eh, and you can see also that a lot of the treatments relates to hormones and eventually will affect extra Marina, like Chong, my rent, which relates to the gym and later, and we want also to help people to recover from, from treatments.

Then we want to replenish life, replenish the gene, replenish the bone marrow. So as you see, the more we are going deeper into understanding the side effects and effects of cancer. The more the gene is, is the key things to discuss. When we look at the marrow in Chinese medicine, marrow suede is a very specific, uh, substance. It relates to the gene, it’s already his gene. It then now wishes and build the bone marrow, the spine and the brain. And, um, the bones are the Fu organ of the mirror that’s already in so and 17. So there is a close relationship between marrow in bones, and it’s quite amazing. The Chinese already more than 2000 years ago, see the relationship between kidney bone marrow production of blood things that actually in Western science, just our recent discovery. And, uh, as you know, the bone marrow produces a different type of STEM cells.

Uh, and while the bone marrow STEM cells will produce either white blood cells or red blood cells or platelets, but they’re all coming from a very deep understanding of STEM cell. So, so bone marrow in Chinese medicine relates very much to the kidney and kidney, gene and kidney gene is, as I said before, the root of our discussion here, when we are a going into understanding the gene, we will talk about extra meridians in Chinese medicine, the teaching by my, the teaching, by my, our, the root of, uh, the body and the body development. So, uh, looking at the level of the development of life, we are going to understanding and unfolding the extreme regions. And as we know, the three meridians that are starting in life are they do the rent and the Chong, they’re all starting in the kidney and the merging from the kidney and building the basic foundation of the body.

And also in Chinese medicine are very much related to do my will treat it many times in brain cancers. The ran my eye, many gynecological in recovery from the deep effect of cancer and the Chung by, and others will relate to replenishing bone marrow. This is by the way now, the way that we use extra Meridian and their function in a indifferent cancer condition, like for, uh, treating brain and, and, and, and brain problems, we’ll use the Dumas, the [inaudible] for the uterus. We can use more chunk rent or die for marrow Chung, buy and rent. And for bone and bone problems, we’ll use the Chong rain, or in way, it’s all unfolded the deeper we understand cancer and this extra Meridian. And later I’ll try to give an example of how I use it in the clinic. So some regions are very much related to a development of life and later to cancer that is related to embryological development and the changes of seven and eight years.

As I say that a lot of time can be when cancer will come up, they relate to fertility and growth. And that’s why, as I say before, a lot of time, we need to, when patients are recovering from chemo, we need to support the gene and aid the coming back of the old fertility and, uh, and the very basic vitality of the body. And they’re serving as a reservoir and in cancer and cancer treatments, this reservoir gets empty. So you want to go back to the deepest, vital places in the body and help recover. And they’re related to kidney and Ranchi, and this is how we treat and extra meridians overall are very much to do with creation, regulation, and protection. This is very deep three aspects that are important in the treatment and recovery of cancer. And I would like kind of to maybe end or, or go to the last part, then give a case from the clinic and see how it all applies in the clinic.

This is a patient of mine. She’s a 50 years old female. Uh, she married with two children. She has for many years with metastatic breast cancer. I’ve been following her up for about 15 years. Uh, she’s undergoing anti hormonal treatments. She has night sweats for just one minute. Somebody Israel is under lockdown and I’m, I’ve been, uh, doing this from another place. So I’ll try to finish up early cause I need to leave this place. So she is a anti hormonal treatment and she has night sweat, and therefore she’s treated, I treated her with the rabbi and the different points together with the rent, my in order to help her. And this gives you the idea of how we treat this patient, uh, and how we combine different points. And last point, I wanted to say something about logic this time 10 and large intestine 10 is a point I use a lot to tonify patient.

It’s the Susan, the point of the, so it can be utilized to strengthen the Angie and, uh, it’s on the young men Meridian. Very good there. A combination is the three lead points, the large intestine, 10 Ren 11, and stomach 36. Again, if you want to read more and understand more, uh, I had few lectures that the same Academy on that topic and there in order to learn about cancer in a, in a more kind of deeper way, I always say it’s combination of Western medicine, understanding Chinese medicine. And we have now a lot of research to support us. So to kind of finish up it’s to do with, uh, life generally and cancer, uh, to do with, uh, the combination of gene and Shen of fire and water gene more relates to the G and the wisdom and the transformation of prenatal life and growing and Shen more to the communication and inspiration.

And this is eventually how we also promote learning in Chinese medicine. So gene relates more to wisdom and personnel transformation. And when we talk about chin, we relates more to inspiration, healing, communication, and connection. So I think when we listen more to the gene, we hear the story of life and transformation. When we listen to the shame, we hear more, the love and inspiration that we need both to keep us on our true path of life. So in this very strange time, when everything is going around, not in the regular way, I wish you all the best of health from Shanta Shan. Thank you. And thank you for watching it all the very best and keep safe.

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All About Tears in TCM with Yair Maimon

 

Hello. I’m Dr. Yair Maimon. I would like to thank the American Acupuncture Council to put up this show and to share this knowledge with everybody today, lecture is about a bit unusual lecture. It’s all about tears on the verge of tears in Chinese medicine. My interest in Chinese medicine started from understanding better human life and to kind of get a better knowledge of who we are, what we are doing here as humans. And, uh, and this led me into investigating different aspects. It’s obviously a Chinese medicine and one special aspect to do with human life is humans are the only one that have hearing. And as we know, tears have a great value and an impact, uh, on, on our life as humans.

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So I set up this exploration of tears and why human tears looking into the classics. And I would like to share with you some of the findings and, and, and to go deeper in, into tiering from the physiological and pathological point of view and chapter 81, it was actually the first one that kind of caught my eyes about tears when it had a very interesting view on it, on sadness and in tears.

And it says the gene of water is easy and the jingle fire is Shen. So, first of all, it’s talks about this two hours aspect of gene. One relates to fire and one relates to water as well. We’ll see the more, we’ll try to understand tears. We’ll see the distance. So unique meeting in the eyes of the Shan from the heart and the gene and the water of the gene coming from the bladder and related to the, to the watery nature itself of the kidney, the interaction of water and fire. It causes sadness of both dizzy and the shame. And this is why the tears is running out through the eyes. So this is the explanation already. It’s so good. 81, about this interaction of what they’re in fire. And it shows us also the connection of the heart and Shen in the eyes. The more we’ll explore this connection, the moon, we’ll see this direct deep connection of the Shen and the eyes, and also the gene and the eyes.

And as we know, only human tears. And if we go deep into understand attending Chinese, uh, medicine, and I’m doing now a lot of work with my attitude into understanding the nature of it, acupuncture and acupuncture points and going into the inner alchemy. And whenever you exploring in their alchemy, you have to position this deep of this deep understanding of positioning men between heaven and earth is the key point. And men can communicate both with heaven and can communicate with earth. And this explain us very deeply peers, because when we look at it from the human perspective, you through this connection of the heart, and the shame is what makes us who we are human is our ability to sense and feel and see the purpose in life. And the deeper meaning is what makes us unique. And on this number one, understanding the tears relates to the heart and relates to the Shen.

And the heart is the one that houses the shed. And as we know, all the emotions are filtered through the heart. So when the heart is full with emotion, it overflows to the heart, to the eyes and to create tears. This is mentioned in link shoe 98 and 36. And actually even in this, in LinkShare 36, it’s X talks about this [inaudible] this deep, uh, pathway or Meridian, or my zone mites called, which talks about this, uh, pathway from the heart to the eyes to form tears. This whole ancestral mind is a very interesting to do as our relationship was the gene in our ancestral energy and our individuality. And, uh, when, when we look at the explanation, I bought this relationship of the heart and the eyes, the emperor says that it’s again. So in 81 that the heart is the specially concentrated essence of the five Zangs.

They all come to the eyes and the eyes is their orifice. And that’s when men has the virtue and the cheese hormone. When men, men has a vitro, the cheese harmonious in the eyes and that’s practitioners. When we look at the patient eyes, when the eyes, they have the good shine to them and the good structure and the good kind of expression, we know that all the five dogs are in order or can work in order for me, it’s the greatest prognosis in the clinic. And, and the, the, the greatest worries, if I see that something in the eyes are not going in the correct way, and this is also unique because you can see the visual of the person also through the eyes. This is why I call this lecture also in the virtue, but also we’ll see on the suffering. So both will manifest through the eyes, through this connection of the Shan and heart in the eyes.

Then the eyes are also called is, is, you know, Shen men. The same is hard. Seven, the gate of the channel, the gate of the spirit. And this is the place where the spirit enters and exits. And this is the place where we have an exchange. So interestingly enough, all the things are going are happening in the eyes and also the peers. So we are already building this deep understanding that the highs have a special, um, aspects in human life. They have a special importance and it’s to do with the shame, but it’s also to do with the Shen, like it’s a gate. So something is coming out and coming in from the eyes. And so the eyes is like a mirror of our spirit. And the eyes is also where the bladder channel starts. So the eyes is also where the gene is connected.

So this is the place. And if you think about tears, as you know, tears are fluid, they’re water, they’re actually manifestation of gene. So this is again, this place where gene and Shane are meeting. So this very unique meeting of something very essential of life is happening in the eyes. If you look at the eyes, all the different aspects of the spirit are presented men. There’s different way to understand and diagnose the eyes. But the inner counter is to do with the shame or also with the heart. The white of the heart is to do with DePaul or with the lung. The pupil itself is to do with the Z or the kidney. And we know when there is a lot of fear, the pupil grow. And when the pupil is over dilated all the time, it shows that something in Dezeen the DJing in the kidneys room, also, when you see that people had the drug abused or were traumatized, or even head trauma in the past, you will see the size of the pupil slightly enlarged.

And the colors of the eyes is to, with the home and the liver. And then the eyelids are to do more with the, and Blunden wine is really another place that we have to investigate and understand because bladder one is where the tree tears drain from. This is the area where there is this manifestation of the gene, the mistake manifestation of the brightness, and the, also the watering of the eyes come from that area. So interestingly enough, the kidney channel starts at kidney one at the bottom of the foot and the bladder channel, which is the young of the water. And the end of the water starts in the eyes. I’m doing another work to him in kind of feel looking with another two colleagues. Maybe if you heard my other lectures, we are talking about unfolding all the deeper dynamic of the Meridian system and understanding the inner alchemy, especially they in there are committed, always take alchemy, which is behind the channels and the points.

So this is one of the places you can see that there is a deep form of exchange to do with the water and fire and to do with the kidney and bladder. And that’s why blood there. One starts at the eye and keep the one starts at the bottom of our feet and in the earth. So you see that the yin and yang of water who have an interplay with Jean and with our inner, uh, essences are one of them is starting in the eye. And one is starting at the basic connection to earth. So understanding bladder one is also to do with understanding the mechanism of tears and the reason for human to tear, and it’s called bright eyes or DJing mean, and this is if we look also anatomically, this is where the tear ducts are, uh, excreting the tears, um, from their formation area.

So, and by the way, one of the great treatment for blocked tear ducts, especially in children can be bladder 67 or small intestine one, but not a 67 is the one we’ll use very often. And it’s very effective time blocking the, uh, ducting dye. And this is the reason why, because it’s the opposite to a bladder one. So this is the place where this power of the gene is manifesting and connecting with the power of the Shan. And this is as we started this place of human life of connecting heaven and earth and connecting this deep human potential and expressing it to the world, even if the swell words are sounding a bit big, but this is the true human design. And this is the design of the eyes. This is the design of the way we can express our deeper inner part. And this is also in the clinic, how we diagnose and see, and for the ancient Chinese, who looked at the nature of men and the universe, uh, and, and they were the one exploring the deep physiology of human life.

This is one of the way to understand why blood, the one is where it is, but the one, by the way, it’s the place where all the young channel are connected. It’s one of the most connecting place for being there, all the Ang channel express, except for the large intestine. And this is the place where they [inaudible] extra meridians, which are to do again with opening and closing your eyes with moving from awareness and being awake to withdrawing and going in for moving from the energy to moving up to the eyes, into the head. And then as you’re closing down it’s night. And so, so many things are to do with bladder one, and there’s many treatments relates to bladder one, uh, actually one day, maybe I’ll go every night just to blend the one I did on some points. Um, cause there’s really many extra, especially extreme cases of insomnia, of, um, a epilepsy and narrow collapsing and others that can be treated with bladder while it’s appointed.

I use in the clinic, I can’t say very often, but I use it quite often and many people are afraid to needles, but it’s a very transformative point, has all acupuncture is very transformative. So, um, it affects the pituitary gland by the way. So it has many, many functions and it explains also the location of the point of all the, uh, meridians that are meeting there. And that’s why it has such a large implication. So until now we kind of explore the eyes, bladder one and human on this. Very, I can say deep aspect of being a human of connecting heaven and earth and the deepest aspect of being able to connect and express heaven. And in the other part of the lecture, I want to live, move into the men level and into the earth level and on the main level. So we are moving into the number five men level is always expressed on the number five, and this is the five element, but all the other aspects of deeply understanding that and number five, and then we’ll move later to the earth level.

We’ll move to the Jean and water. And this is our deep essence and our individuality. So, and so when we’ll move to this gene level and our individuality, uh, we can, again, Komatsu in 81, and it says, tears is the Supreme yin, the very pure essence of the kidney, the water of the ancestral essence that come up. And that’s why a lot of time you can feel that your heart or your eyes are full of tears. When you have certain memories, sometimes it’s a clear memory, but sometimes it’s kind of, you can see a movie, you can see something and suddenly your eyes are full with tears and you didn’t even understand why, but something in you is recognizing something, recognizing the scene, recognizing that something which is going on because it’s to do with our gene, with our ancestral energy, that has also a feeling of our ancestral life. And because we do carry all our ancestors in our gene. So this is the pure, very pure aspect of the ene of the gene, which is manifesting on the level of the eyes. And, uh, and it manifests something which is to do with our own. Um, I can say story here on this earth or on the individual,

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Lineage and transformation. And so again, we talked about having now I talked in this last sentence a little bit about the gene and individuality, and now I want to move into this five aspects of how as men we experienced the tears and how tears are manifested manifesting on the men level. And the men level is to do with our emotions, with the way the emotions are moving through the heart. There are seven emotions, but really there, you can look at a five main physiological emotions, which has to do with the five elements. And this is the movement of this emotions are moving through the hearts and each one of them actually manifest in tears. So we have really five different types of tears. And it’s interesting because, uh, I read quite a lot about tears. And then there is a lot of research. You’ll be surprised how much research about the reason about tears and tears, countries, different tears contain different substances.

And there’s many substances in tears. There is hormones like Kralik teen. Um, there’s an Kathleen’s, there is corticosteroid hormones, uh, and Catholics for example, are natural painkillers and tears are actually seen as a powerful pain relief. And, you know, when people are in great pain in the childhoods, it’s very, and they suddenly bring peers in Sunday. There is a dramatic pain relief. So, um, and the crying also, this is, again, more from Western medicine, sends many signals to the brain and some of them are signals that are really relieving pain. And that’s why when there is extreme pain, people will hear, or even the heart pain, but also physical pain and people who can peer, they have this natural killing natural, uh, um, pain relief effect from the tears. So suddenly the tears themselves are enhancing this pain relief, but tears overall are relieving pain.

And when we go deeper, this is another reason why we tear is because of some pain, either inner pain or external pain, the tears that we all are very, uh, always know it’s the grief, the tears of the lung. So this is the metal cures. And, uh, and this is to do, as we also seen in, in, um, the swing, uh, 81 at the beginning, this is like the, the lunchy, the deep grief is pushing this tear out through this mechanism of the heart. And then we have this tears and there are tears of sadness, tears of separation. But in, in a way, we can also say that there are tears of flooding, golf, something of, of a lounge ourself through connecting through our Shen of letting golfs something and, and, and taking the beauty out of it and letting go of the physical part of it.

Um, interestingly enough, again, also the pension tastes like something which is very, very pungent will make you tear. It was also to do with this mechanism of the lung that making this movement of fluids up to the eyes. And, you know, if it’s something very, very pungent, you will get tears. And this is to do with this mechanism. There is also, the tears are coming connected to the, uh, all the openings. And, and also when there is a tears and before the tears, there is also over watering of the nose and you know, that you get this Sabi nose. And so this liquids are pathing from the eyes also through the nozzle Coventry. And this has to do, uh, with the lung and to do with the metal. Um, so it’s very, as sometimes you can even access tiering, uh, treat through metal and through the lung.

Um, it’s an interesting passage. Uh, also it’s when a person is very sad, but doesn’t cry. So the fluid doesn’t come up to formal tears. This will injure the kidneys, and we know there is a whole process of over grief or grief for over too long, too long time. Well, we can the gene. So this is another connection of the lung to the kidney. Obviously it’s connected in breathing and the ability to breathe, breathe deep, but also from the eyes. So actually crying will enable to release and move the kidney gene in a positive way to connect to the land and, and this, um, in the sense, the tears from grief, our physiological and this, if they’re purifying and they’re allowing space, and this is the main thing, aspect of the log is to create space and to purify and to let go. And, and to when there is sadness, there is an appropriate sympathy and ability to then the difficulty to lap go.

But the tears are allowing this process to go naturally. And this is what helps us to grow. And if it did stop, then the person is stuck and there is lack of growth. And there is a lot of pathologies which are coming another interesting cures. The eyes are related to the liver, and there is many passengers, uh, that relates to deliver and tears. And, uh, and obviously wind when there is when the I will tear. And there is. And so in 23, this is mentioned and, uh, also in, so in 42, there’s a lot of passages. If you start to look at there, um, eh, the majoring does many, the passengers that slowly, slowly, slowly, you can to get a deeper, deeper understanding of tears. And the nature of tears Andrews makes the Chico app and the eyes relates to deliver into the home. So too much anger will also create tears.

And, um, and this tiers, by the way, they use also from ween and also cues from allergy, which will be related to liver and inward are to do with protection. I’m also protecting the eyes and cause interesting. There’s been a research, actually, an even published research from the Weitzman Institute in Israel. And they researchers found, it, found that in women’s studies here, there is a substances which reduces direct testosterones in aggression. And there were even trying to develop this kind of spray, was this substance against a rapist and it gets raped. You know, so men were aggressive or, or so you can actually spray and it reduces testosterone. And it does, you know, when a woman cry for a man, there is a reaction, but it’s okay, interesting that there is actually a substance that you can not isolate. And, uh, so, um, and, and the substance itself reduces to tester testosterone in men.

And, uh, it has been also found out that emotionally then tears, when women tear, it reduces the sexual arouses in men. There’s been, by the way, a lot of research about tears, social aspects, emotional aspects, communicational aspect. Here we are focusing only on the Chinese medicine part, but believe me, the deeper I went into tears, I was Shopkins even there’s a whole books about just research on that tears. Um, so, and I’m given in frustration, we’ll make the deliberate to tear, but also there is tears of hope of seeing the future of, of suddenly being hopeful fully about something. So they gain, there will be this tears, which relates to the wood on every aspect. I’m trying to show the negative tears, but also the positive tears. And there is the heart tears that reflecting. They’re also lonely. I mean, as a broken heart, tears is one of the tears that many people experience.

And this is the kind of classical way to see the relationship of the heart and the emotion of love and broken heart. Cause we say broken heart, but in Chinese medicine in actually has a meaning. It relates to the heart and this overflow for emotions are going up to the eyes and create tears. But there is also the other aspects of cues of joy and laughter and being inspired and being touched by something it’s the same. The tears are related to the heart and our ability to join and enjoy and, and, and laugh and share and, and being in a good spirit, uh, which is to do with our hearts. So only human cry and this response reflects the virtue, our ability to connect, to get excited and to get inspired, but also it reflects the deepest pain in men. And this is like a small thing that I want to finish this lecture with is explaining the different aspects of human pain that relates to tears because the emotions that are overflowing to the heart and, and, uh, uh, relating to on one hand TA pain and also neck on a very deep aspect, also healing, uh, are very specific.

So I would like to kind of focus on the three different aspects, the tears that relates to pain, but also the tears that relates to compassion and the tears that relates to healing. So here we are on a different level of explaining human tears. And as I said, even before, also in re in research, it has been found out that he is a pain reliever, but, uh, when the heart is overwhelmed with emotion, then the tears are coming and they’re purifying and they’re relieving the pain. And they’re an enabling healing. They’re also enabling us sometimes to suddenly understand and see something. And it’ll be many people will experience it. After they’ve been tearing underneath, they can get a deeper insight into their emotion. And there is tears of compassion. If we see another human in pain or in suffering, we are hearing in a way to ease their pain.

We are tearing because we are, we feel compassion close to their pain and as human, this is the way we should relate to each other. We should feel compassion to each other and we should try our best to alleviate somebody’s pain. And this has been the normal human behavior. If somebody doesn’t hear doesn’t have feeling when somebody else is suffering, then it shows that something very deep on the mind level and Mondays emotions is altered. This is not working well. Uh, there’s a few lectures just on this topics, uh, which are explaining why are behaving sometimes. So strangely and even the yellow emperor mentioned in sometimes 80, well, it says no theories because the spirit has no compassion. And if the spirits have no confess compassion, then the wheel has no sadness. So it is something very deep at this on the human level at this person, which is not working well.

He has no compassion and no sadness and no ability to reflect it. And that’s really explains a lot of psychiatric and psychotic situation. So we see that the tiers of the heart are very unique and the tears of the hearts are this deep longing for oneness. The tears of the heart is deep ability to the heart to connect to the shame. And this deep connection can bring healing and can bring, uh, our ability to, to not just to connect to something higher, but to connect to, to human experience overall. And, and this is to me, I think the place where I started to explore the whole aspect of tears, because I had a very deep feeling that this is to do with this uniqueness of men and this tears of the, how does the most touching this uniqueness of being, uh, this deep longing, or this deep feeling also of oneness, uh, not just with the world, but with something which is greater than us.

Um, I have, by the way, some other lectures here, I’m just really touching on this aspect of tears. Um, so if you’re interested, there’s a very interesting lecture about this different types of the depression, where I follow, um, different. I actually taking the DSM five, which is the way how you classify depression and bringing it into the Chinese medical understanding and my main interest in, in my own deepening, my, my knowledge and ability to treat him in Chinese medicine is focused either on gene, where I’m interested in cancer and do a lot of research in cancer, but also how to communicate well to cancer patients and on Shan, where I’m interested in, in how acupuncture can transform on the deepest level human life, both pathology on the physical level, but also on the mind and chin level. So if you’re interested, you can always visit the TCM Academy where I’ve quite plenty of lecture there. Um, so you’re welcome to watch them. So this is like a bit more on tears and to summarize, uh, with the tears of the heart and the joy, I would like to leave this lecture when they,

On the happy note, especially in this times, you know, when there is a lot of loneliness and isolation, we should connect more to joy and heart and communication. So from Shane to Shane, thank you very much and all the best and all the best of health for you all. Um, this is another opportunity to thank the American Acupuncture, Council to put up this show and to facilitate it for the benefit of our community. So thank you very much and all the best.

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