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"Master of Acupuncture" Translation
The "MASTER OF ACUPUNCTURE"
Program is a self-study program for advanced acupuncture practitioners,
based on a translation of three classical Chinese acupuncture
texts (namely the Su Wen, Ling Shu and Nan Ching). These materials
assume extensive background in energetical acupuncture and work
at master's level.
Two thousand years ago, a group of
outstanding physicians in China felt the need to record for posterity
the experience and knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine
that had accumulated up to that time. The format of their record
was a book (The Nei Ching or Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal
Medicine) written primarily in the manner of a conversation between
the legendary Yellow Emperor (Huang Ti) and his personal physician
and advisor (Chi Po). This book is divided into two parts---the
Su Wen and Ling Shu – both with eighty-one chapters apiece.
The Su Wen portion presents the essential theory of internal medicine
such as the energetical physiology, pathogenesis and pathology.
The Ling Shu covers the practical aspects of Chinese medicine
and develops the different therapeutical principles of acupuncture
and moxibustion. The Nei Ching (Su Wen and Ling Shu together)
forms the foundation for the practice of traditional acupuncture
and is still the most authoritative reference book and teaching
text in China on the subject. This book remains highly relevant
today as well as for the future, and its valuable principles have
almost unlimited application in clinical practice, making its
study essential. Very few, if any, traditional acupuncturists
would dare to challenge the basic contents of this celebrated
two thousand year old book to this very day.
The Nan Ching, or "Difficult Classic"
as it is often called, is an explanation of some of the more difficult
to understand passages of the Nei Ching, and thus we feel it is
of great assistance in the study of the Su Wen and Ling Shu translations.
Attributed to the famous Chinese physician, Pien Ch'iao, and dated
by many authorities around the third century B.C., it covers some
of the most difficult problems of acupuncture, which were not
answered in the Nei Ching itself. It consists of six sections,
with a total of 81 chapters (or questions posed and then answered);
concerning diagnosis, meridians, energetical physiology and pathology,
acupuncture points, techniques, and treatment. It is almost a
necessity for complete comprehension of the Nei Ching by independent
study, and simply had to be made available in English as well.
Throughout the years, the Institute
has spent a king's ransom obtaining several complete copies and
editions of both the Su Wen and Ling Shu portions of the ancient
Nei Ching, and one edition of the classic Nan Ching. Translation
and redaction of all texts completed by OICSAA staff. We realize
this program will only be of interest to a select few of you,
but recognize that books which have looked after the health of
a quarter of the world's people for two thousand years, simply
cannot be ignored.
NOTE: Price includes printed materials only. It does NOT include binders, nor any tutorial, examination or certification privileges.
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