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Acupuncture Today – January, 2021 (Vol. 22, Issue 01)

Treating Trauma: Lessons From Wang Qing Ren and the Luo Vessels

Nicholas Sieben, LAc
Acupuncture is a medicine of spiritual origin, heavily influenced by Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist traditions. Among the most famous chapters from the medical classic Ling Shu is chapter 8 – "Ben Shen": Rooted in Spirit. As we treat our patients for physical and mental ailments, says Chapter 8, we must always be "rooted in the spirit." Beyond just the physical or even psychological, we must also consider the "spirit" of the patient and its relationship to their disease or disorder. 

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