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1 ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars 214: Kidneys / Urinary Bladder Kidneys AKA: Shen Wife Of The Urinary Bladder The Treasurer The Strong Official The Laborers Urinary Bladder AKA: Pang Guang Bladder (UB / BL) Husband Of The Kidneys The Official In Charge Of The District Dr. Jim Ventresca Names & Meanings Kidney The Treasurer The Strong Official The Laborer House Of The Zhi Urinary Bladder The Official In Charge Of The District Water Element Growth - Development - Aging Dislikes Cold Ears/ Hearing Internal Moisture Manifests In The Head Hair Musty Odor Will / Commitment / Follow Through Determination / Wisdom 1

2 Governance I Stores Jing Regulate Constitutional Energies Birth, Growth & Reproduction Houses the Will Rules the Bones Governs The Low Back Responsible for Low Back Strength Governance II Responsible for Yin and Yang Balance Nourishes & Warms The Lower Warmer Supplies Yin & Yang Reproductive Function Enables Conception Urogenital Sexual Functions Treasurer Stores the Essence (Jing) The Essence is Precious One Cannot Have Too Much All Kidney Disharmonies Are Deficiencies Never in Excess 2

3 The Roots of the Body Pre-Heaven Life Yin & Yang Qi Common Symptoms Fatigue Low Back Pain & Weakness (Sciatica) Pain & Weakness of the Legs, Knees, & Ankles Impotence and Infertility Incontinence / Polyuria Lowered / Hyper Libido Lower Body Edema Problems of Growth and Development Premature Aging Loss of Hearing / Tinnitus Fearfulness & Lack of Will Common Disharmonies Kidney Qi Xu Kidney Yang Xu Kidney Yin Xu Kidney Jing Xu 3

4 Urinary Bladder The Official In Charge of the District Transforms and Excreting Fluids via the Power of the Kidney Qi Meridian Symptomology Urinary Bladder Meridian Pain Along It s Own Tai Yang Pathway (Posterior Surface) Kidney Meridian Treats The Kidney (SP & LU Qi/Yang HT & LR Yin) Bladder Meridian Pathway 4

5 Clinical Organ Relationships Kidney Supplies Qi to Bladder Xu Bladder Disharmonies are Treated Through the Kidney Shi Bladder Disorders (UTIs) Are Treated Through the Urinary Bladder Kidney Treatment Always Tonification Acupuncture & Moxibustion Diet Lifestyle Herbs ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars A Comprehensive Introduction to the Clinical Theories of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Coming Up Next AcuPractice Seminars 215 Understanding Meridians & Points Dr. Jim Ventresca 5

6 AcuPractice Seminars 214: Kidney/Urinary Bladder 1. Kidney a) Responsible for the balance of Yin and Yang in the body. b) They regulate our constitutional energies, c) Manage reproductive, urogenital, and sexual functions. d) Urinary, prostate, premature aging, and lowered libido are a few of the disharmonies we associate with the Kidneys. e) Housed in the lower back, and so are responsible for the strength of our low back. f) Useful in treating chronic low back and sciatic disorders. g) When the Kidneys are in disharmony, some common symptoms are: h) AKA (1)Low back pain & weakness (2)Pain & weakness of the Legs, Knees, & Ankles (3)Impotence and Infertility (4)Incontinence (5)Polyuria (6)Loss of hearing / Tinnitus (7)Lower body Edema (8)Problems of growth and development (9)Signs of premature aging (10)SciaticaLow sex drive (11)Fearfulness & Lack of Will (12)Fatigue (1) Root of Yin! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 28

7 (a) HT, LR (2) Root of Yang (a) SP (3) Root of Qi (4) Root of Life i) Opens To The Ears j) Dislikes Cold k) Functions (1) Stores Jing (2) It houses the Will (3) Rules the Bones (4) Housed in the Low Back (5) Rules the Knees & Ankles (6) Governs birth, growth and reproduction. (7) Nourishes and Warms (supplies Yin & Yang to) the Lower Warmer l) Common Disharmonies: (1) Deficiencies ONLY: NO Excess Conditions (2) KD Qi Deficiency (3) KD Yang Deficiency (4) KD Yin Deficiency (5) KD Jing Deficiency m) Major S&S: (1) General Qi & Yang Deficiency S & Sx (2) General Yin Deficiency S & Sx (3) Low Back / Knee Pain and Weakness! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 29

8 (4) Impotence and Infertility (5) Incontinence / Urinary Frequency (6) S&S of Premature Aging a) Treating The Kidneys Most always involves tonification. Herbs and moxa/heat therapies are most effective 1. Urinary Bladder a) Transforming and excreting fluids via the power of KD Qi! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 30

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