|Posted by Kashi Kanta Mishra on March 23, 2014 at 3:40 AM|
This work presents a newconcept for the traditional practitioners and scholars of Acupuncture /Acupressure and the world at large. The work is different in that it tries to study Acupuncture theories as science of energy & force. It deals with Qi as physics deals with energy & force. Materials available in the market seem to be mere study of symptoms and indications of acupuncture points that fail to stand the test of science and universal laws of physics!
People have been studying and talking of five element theory for thousands of years without ever questioning the traditional pathwaysof functional Qi. This Qi is present in every cell / point of our body. It is auniversal fact that energy travels from higher level to lower levels without consideration of direction (vertical / horizontal or otherwise). Thus if welook at functional Qi as energy we can say that Qi travels in every direction, be it Liver Qi or Spleen Qi or some other Qi.
Another fact that all of us have to agree with is that energy travels in different ways from one place to another. We are well versed with transfer of heat; heat travels by:
In Indian Yog Shastra it is said that theenergy from Kundalini, the Serpent Power rises in different ways:
1. Like ants
2. Like snake
3. Like frog etc.
In recent times different scholars ofAcupressure / Acupuncture have claimed different orientations of energy travelin our body. Some say it travels spirally – clock wise and / or anti clockwise, some others are happy to say that it travels in a zigzag way. I amobliged to say that all of them are correct! Probably energy can travel in more ways than we can imagine. One of them is ‘Induction’. The electricity inprimary coil induces current in the secondary coil is a well known fact. TheChinese law of first and last point is well known to all of us! Flow ofelectric current is actually flow of electrons which are already present in the secondary coil but needs a stimulation to travel (start moving) we may compareit with yin energy which may not be able to move on its own. Yin is a responsive force – no?
“THE Qi IS RESULTANT OF YANG & YIN, PHYSICAL AS WELL AS METAPHYSICAL. IT KEEPS CHANGING DUE TO YANG THAT MUST END BECAUSE OFYIN. IT IS Qi THAT ASPIRES TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY, AND THEREFORE FOLLOWS A SETOF RULES, HAS A SENSE OF DIRECTION, TIME AND RESPONSIBILITY!”
If Qi is likea force required for work then at every point it can be seen as resultant of two components perpendicular to each other. We find it very much in line with the above definition of Qi. Yin goes horizontal and yang goes vertical is the ultimate fact behind ‘Biji Meridians’
In my last book ‘Generation and Distribution of Qi’ Idiscussed the fact that “the hundreds of varieties of energies required fornormal functioning of our body / mind complex are generated by only five yin organs” means that each evolutionary phase: wood, fire etc, has a large rangeof active energies. This in turn means that each of the five yin organs generates a large range of energies differing in (say) wavelength and frequency. The oneswith larger wavelengths are yang as compared to those with smaller wavelengths.Further we notice that their always is some energy generated which is too yinto move vertically in TCM (Traditional Chinese Meridians). This energy thoughcan move horizontally parallel to earth’s surface and can be used by us (thetherapists) with due stimulation. I have named them Horizontal BijiMeridians!
Once horizontal meridians linked to all the five (andtherefore 10) organs are traced it is easy to trace the pathway of actual functional Qi – the Spiral Meridians. This work is devoted to detailed study and identification of shu points of all Horizontal and Spiral Meridians.
The work establishesOpposite Flow of Qi in all these Meridians – a significantcontribution to the science of Acupuncture. The concept of opposite flowhas its root in the basic principles of physics. According to the well known factof physics “+ve charge flows in the direction just opposite to the flow of –vecharge”. Similarly at a point on any meridian if Heat is flowing upward thencold should be taken to be flowing downwards!
The book hasfor the first time proposed a model of pooled energies and tried to explain whyhotness / coldness energy can be used as controller energy in our treatmentprocess.
As another first it tries to explain that Luo points of yin meridians can be assigned thestatus of hotness energy and the Luo points of yang meridians can be assigned the status of coldness.
Last pages ofthis book give a few protocols for different chronic and cold conditions/patternsas well as a few case histories which highlights the effectiveness and simplicity of its (Biji concept’s) application. The notion that acupuncture can help only in inflammatory conditions is no more valid. Time has come when wecan say that acupuncture / acupressure can easily cure cold conditions.
In the end I am obliged to express my thanks to Dr Hemant Sharma, Vadodara, Shri R Raju,Shri Shree Hari and Subhash, Hyderabad; Neerav Shukla, Jodhpur; Sajjan Sahal,Kolkata all my dear students for reposing trust in my thoughts and going ahead to using Biji concept. Without their help this work could not have matured.
Last but notthe least I am obliged to express my sincerest gratitude for my wife Purnima who hasbeen all supportive in my success and failure alike.
- K.K. Mishra
Mar 23, 2014