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1 ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice 201 Introduction, History of Chinese Medicine, Yin & Yang I Jim Ventresca, Doctor of Oriental Medicine AcuPractice A Comprehensive Introduction to the Clinical Theories of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 20 1-Hour Online Classes AcuPractice Seminars. com Complete Programs, Classroom Seminars, Hands-On Training Dr. Jim Ventresca Eastern Paradigm Ancient Yet Living Medicine Nature s Language Macrocosm reflected in the Microcosm Confucian Relationships Family / Society East vs. West Holistic Western Paradigm Non-Reductionist Holistic Eastern Paradigm 1

2 A Very Brief History of Chinese Medicine I Seminal Works Nei Jing Yellow Emperor's Classic of Medicine Ling Shu / Su Wen Earliest Work Nan Jing Classic of Difficult Questions A Very Brief History of Chinese Medicine II Zhong Zhong Jing: Shang Han Lun Sun Si Miao: Morality in Medicine Li Shi Zhen Radial Pulse 9 Positions / 27 Categories TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Progression to TCM 3,000 years of Folk Medicine Western Cultural Invasion 1949 Communist Revolution 2

3 The Five Branches of Oriental Medicine Acupuncture/Moxibustion Herbal Medicine Diet & Lifestyle Tai Ji & Qi Gong Massage & Manipulation Popular Styles of Acupuncture TCM Japanese 5 Element Medical/Chiropractic American Yin & Yang I Tai Ji Symbol 3

4 Yin & Yang II Everything Consists of Yin & Yang Yin & Yang are Relative Terms Yin & Yang Produce One Another Yin & Yang are Infinitely Divisible At Extremes, Yin Transforms to Yang, & Visa Versa Yin & Yang III Clinical Application: Explain Physiology & Pathology Broad Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment Basis of Other Diagnosis Clinical Associations of Yin & Yang Clinical Associations of YANG Function Action Happens In The Present Incipient-Just Beginning, Setting Loose, Setting In Motion, Dynamic Transforming, Causing Change Dissolving, Dispersing, Expanding Clinical Associations of YIN Substance Result Of Action Happened In The Past Completing, Sustaining Responsive, Static, Quiescent Conserving, Preserving Condensing, Contracting 4

5 Clinical Functions of Yin & Yang I Functions of YANG Energy Warms Moves, Activates, Circulates Protects / Provides Defense Functions of YIN Energy Cools Provides Rest the Ability to Rest Provides the Ability to Recover from Disease Clinical Functions of Yin & Yang II Functions of YANG Energy Transforms - Brings About Change Holds Up and In Place: Blood, Fluids, & Organs Functions of YIN Energy Maintains Structure Nourishes & Moistens: Blood, Fluids, & Organs ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars A Comprehensive Introduction to the Clinical Theories of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Coming Up Next AcuPractice Seminars 202 Yin & Yang II & The 8 Principles Dr. Jim Ventresca 5

6 AcuPractice Seminars 201: Development of Chinese Medicine, & Yin & Yang 1 A. Introduction 1. Eastern Paradigm a) Holistic / Homeostatic medicine b) Laws of the universe govern people c) Non-Reductionist: Relationships predominate causal factors d) One of the oldest living traditional medicines 2. Chinese Medicine History: a) Legends and History intertwined in dating of ancient material b) Seminal & Important Books 1) Nei Jing: Yellow Emperor s Internal Classic of Medicine a. Oldest extant book on Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine (1) Probably written between 300 and 100 BCE (2) Divided into two books: Su Wen & Ling Shu 2) The Nan Jing b. Companion to the Nei Jing c. Written in the Han Dynasty 206 BCE CE c) Famous Doctors 3) Huangdi (Huang Ti): The Yellow Emperor a. Mythical Emperor: BCE b. Said to have written the Nei Jing 4) Zhang Zhong Jing c. Circa 160 CE d. Wrote: Shang Han Lun 5) Sun Si Miao e. Circa 581 CE f. Wrote on Morality in Medicine g. Drew the First Acupuncture Charts h. Pioneered OB/GYN 6) Li Shi Zhen i. A Most Famous Dr CE (Late Ming) j. Well known for Establishing Radial Pulse Diagnosis (1) 9 positions, 27 categories b. Wrote: The Great Pharmacopoeia 2. Progression to TCM a) 3,000 years of Folk Medicines b) 1800s to 1930s Western Cultural Invasion c) 1930s s Shang Kai Shek d) 1949 Mao Ze Dong s Revolution in China: e) 1949-Present - Institutionalized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 3. The Five Branches of Oriental Medicine a) Acupuncture/Moxibustion 1) Zhenjiu b) Herbal Medicine c) Exercise 1) Qi Gong 2) Tai Ji d) Diet/Lifestyle! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 1

7 e) Massage & Manipulation 1) Tuina f) Some PeopleAlso Include 1) Meditation 2) Feng Shui 4. Popular Styles of Acupuncture a) Medical/Chiropractic Acupuncture 1) Meridian Based Acupuncture b) TCM c) Japanese Acupuncture d) Five Element Schools e) American Acupuncture B. Yin Yang 1. Everything consists of Yin & Yang a) Yin & Yang are Relative terms that exist only in relationship to one another b) Nothing is totally Yin or totally Yang 2. Yang produces Yin and Yin produces Yang a) Each is necessary for the other s existence b) If Yin increases, Yang decreases and vice versa 3. Yin & Yang are Infinitely Divisible 4. Yin & Yang are Inter-transformational Inter-consuming & Inter-supporting 5. At Extremes Yin and Yang transform into one another 6. Main Uses of YIN/YANG in Clinical Settings a) To explain physiology and pathology b) To serve as a broad guide to Diagnosis and Treatment Most Clinically Useful Associations of Yin & Yang Action CLINICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF YANG Function Happens In The Present Incipient-Just Beginning, Setting Loose, Setting In Motion, Dynamic Transforming, Causing Change Dissolving, Dispersing, Expanding CLINICAL ASSOCIATIONS OF YIN Substance Result Of Action Happened In The Past Completing, Sustaining Responsive, Static, Quiescent Conserving, Preserving Condensing, Contracting! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 2

8 Functions of Yin & Yang Energies in the Body FUNCTIONS OF YANG ENERGY IN THE BODY Warms Moves, Activates, Circulates Protects / Provides Defense Transforms - Brings About Change Holds Up and In Place: Blood, Fluids, & Organs FUNCTIONS OF YIN ENERGY IN THE BODY Cools Provides Rest the Ability to Rest Provides the Ability to Recover from Disease Maintains Structure Nourishes & Moistens: Blood, Fluids, & Organs! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 3

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