The Spirit of the Points: An In-Depth Exploration of the Symbolic Meaning of the Acupuncture Point Names
National University of Natural Medicine, College of Classical Chinese Medicine
The great Tang dynasty scholar physician Sun Simiao hinted 1,400 years ago that the secret of understanding the power of the acupuncture points is encoded in their ancient names. This vital piece of information has enormous clinical implications and has literally been lost in translation. Most Western practitioners of Chinese medicine associate each acupuncture point with an abstract number.
This series represents the detailed delivery of goods that was announced in 2018 with the existing video lecture on symbolism of acu-points. In essence, it is the long-anticipated companion series to the Organ Network Series, begun in 2016, and which will be concluded in 2023. In both, Prof. Fruehauf summarizes the findings of a 25-year research project that offers a glimpse into the multi-layered array of complex cosmological and clinical information that was consciously embedded in the naming of the points by the creators of Chinese medicine.
All presentations in English
Running time: 40-60 mins. per video