9/13/2012. Heart - Small Intestine. Pericardium San Jiao. 4 Fire Element Organs Yin Heart & Pericardium. Yang Small Intestine San Jiao

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1 ChiroCredit.com Presents: AcuPractice Seminars 212: Heart - Small Intestine / Pericardium San Jiao 4 Fire Element Organs Yin Heart & Pericardium Yang Small Intestine San Jiao Dr. Jim Ventresca Heart - Small Intestine Heart AKA: Xin Wife of the Sm. Intestine The Emperor Small Intestine AKA: Xiao Chang Husband of the Heart The Official In Charge of the Separating the Pure from the Impure Pericardium San Jiao Pericardium AKA: Xin Bao Luo The Prime Minister who Insulates, Screens, Protects & Maintains the Order of the Heart San Jiao AKA: Triple Warmer Triple Heater Triple Energizer Three Burning Spaces The Official In Charge of Irrigation 1

2 The Good & The Bad When the Fire Element is functioning well, the individual acts from a clear and functional view of the self and the outside world. When the Heart is in disharmony, the Shen is disturbed and the individual s sense of self and others become distorted. Names & Meanings Heart Emperor / Supreme Ruler Emperor Fire Opens To the Tongue Manifests in the Complexion Houses The Shen Pericardium Prime Minister Ministerial Fire Insulates & Sets the Order of the Heart Treat the Heart with the Pericardium (Don t bother the Emperor unless you have to.) Names & Meanings San Jiao The Official In Charge Of Irrigation Classically Described As A System Of Sluices Or Waterways The Form Of The Water Is Different In Each Warmer. More Later 2

3 Fire Element Dislikes Heat Tongue Speech Complexion Blood & Vessels Bitter Taste Consciousness Righteousness Joy / + or - / > or < Governance The Consciousness Communication Between Oneself and Others Maintain the Waterways Communication Within an Individual Common Symptoms Disorders of Mind Spirit Consciousness Memory Thinking Sleep Malaise Depression Anxiety 3

4 Common Disharmonies Heart Xue Xu: S & S: Tx Pr: Tonify HT Xue (SP) Heart (Pericardium) Yin Xu: S & S: Tx Pr: Tonify Yin (HT /KD / LR) Xue Yu : Blood Stagnation in the Heart / Chest: S & S: Tx Pr: Move Xue (HT / LR) Wood Assaulting Fire Liver Assaulting the Heart LR Generates Heat the Assaults the Heart Emotional Trigger Horary Connection Anger / Irrational Behavior Course the LR / Cool the Heat Small Intestine The Official In Charge Of Separating the Pure form the Impure Little Relationship to the Heart, Pericardium and San Jiao 4

5 San Jiao Three Burning Spaces Name But No Form Upper Jiao LU & HT Respiration & Circulation Middle Jiao SP & ST Digestion & Assimilation Lower Jiao KD, UB & Reproductive Organs Elimination & Reproduction San Jiao Three Jiaos Are Collectively Responsible for Water Metabolism Classically Described As A System Of Sluices Or Waterways Lung Adjusts Water D & D Spleen Transforms Water T & T Kidney P & P Meridian Symptomology San Jiao & Sm. Intestine Meridians Pain Along Their Own Pathways SJ / Xiao Yang: Lateral Upper Body SI /Tai Yang: Posterior Upper Body Heart Meridian: Seldom Used Pericardium Meridian: Treats HT /PC /LR 5

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7 AcuPractice Seminars 212: Heart / Small Intestine, Pericardium/San Jiao A. Heart 1. The Heart is the Organ that stores our Shen. 2. The Shen is our spirit, in the sense of that aspect of the awareness which is reflected in our eyes; our sense of our self our perception of the world around us, and how we fit in. 3. In a word, consciousness. 4. Disharmonies of the Heart can manifest as any disturbance of the consciousness, from mild anxiety or depression to severe psychological disorders. 5. All these disorders fall under the term of Shen Disturbance. 1. AKA: The Emperor 2. Houses The Consciousness / Shen 3. Rules Blood And Blood Vessels 4. Dislikes Heat 5. Opens To The Tongue 6. Manifests In The Complexion 7. Common Disharmonies: a) Heart Blood Deficiency b) Heart Yin Deficiency c) Blood Stagnation in the Heart or Chest d) Heat in the Heart e) Major S&S 1) Psychological Disorders 2) Palpitations 8. When the Heart is in disharmony, some common symptoms: are a) Disorders effecting the Mind: Spirit, Consciousness, Memory, & Thinking b) Most Sleep disorders C. Small Intestine 1. Separates The Pure From The Impure 2. Pericardium a) The Minister: Insulates, Screens, & Protects The Heart b) Maintains The Order Of The Heart Energy c) Treats All Heart Disorders Organic & Spirit D. San Jiao (Triple Warmer) 1. AKA: Triple Heater, Triple Warmer, Triple Energizer 2. San Jiao: Literally Three Burning Spaces a) Upper Jiao 1) LU & HT! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 24

8 2) Respiration & Circulation b) Middle Jiao 1) SP & ST 2) Digestion & Assimilation c) Lower Jiao 1) KD, UB & Reproductive Organs 2) Elimination & Reproduction 3. The Three Jiaos are collectively responsible for Water Metabolism (Classically Described As A System Of Sluices Or Waterways) a) Lung Adjusts Water 1) Descends & Disseminates b) Spleen Transforms Water 1) T & T (Transforms and Transports it Up to the Upper Warmer) c) Kidney P & P (Powers the process and & Pumps it up from the Lower Warmer) E. The Pericardium 1. Responsible for Setting the Order of the Heart. 2. Treat the pericardium for all the organic functioning of the heart: a) tachycardia, bradycardia, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, palpitations, etc. 3. The Pericardium also treats the psychological aspects (Shen) of the Heart. F. Treating The Heart and Pericardium 1. Most Heart and Shen/Spirit disorders can be effectively treated by treating the Pericardium. 2. The Pericardium is also effective at treating Fast, Slow or Irregular Heartbeats! 2012 Dr. Jim Ventresca AcuPractice Seminars 25

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