Exploring the relationship between the eight extraordinary vessels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs, this ground-breaking book provides a new way of looking at the deep connection between the flow of qi through the primary channels, the placement of the confluent points of the extraordinary vessels along the primary channel system, and Daoist conceptions of the evolution of consciousness. He emphasizes the importance of the dai mai channel in integration.
The author points to direct relationships between the primary channels, the extraordinary channels, and the zangfu and extraordinary organs which demonstrate a deep, underlying, and continuous connection between the individual and their environment, a continuous connection to Heaven above and Earth below, and, perhaps most importantly, an underlying drive of the channel systems to continually, experientially bring us back to the transcendent unity that we are always a part of, the natural state.
This book will enlarge the perspective of Chinese medicine practitioners, and martial artists, and prompt new approaches to treatment.
Thomas Richardson is a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a scholar and teacher of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. He received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in 2010, and has been in clinical practice since then.
1. The Natural State in Daoism and Chinese Medicine. 2. Vertical and Horizontal Integration: The Dynamic Flow of Qi at the Level of Humanity. 3. The Dai Mai. 4. The Ying Qi Cycle and a Relation of the Extraordinary Vessels to Daoist Cosmology. 5. Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels and the Extraordinary Organs. 6. The Ying Qi Cycle and the Extraordinary Organs. 7. Pairing the Extraordinary Vessels with the Primary Channels and Zangfu.