Rooting the Spirit: Clinical Application of the 13 Ghost Points
What will you learn
- Deepen your understanding of the 13 ghost points through understanding their names and energetic.
- Know the classical and modern indications for point selection.
- Apply the 13 ghost points in your clinic.
十三鬼穴: The Thirteen Ghost Points – Course Overview
“Withdrawal and mania disease can manifest as deep silence or excessive and reckless speaking. Laughing, crying, singing, falling asleep while sitting, wanting to eat filth or excrement, running around naked or at night, manic yelling, chaotic gesturing….For this kind of patient use acupuncture and moxibustion in your treatment. When a hundred evils cause illness, there are thirteen points you can needle.”
Sun Simiao – “Essential prescriptions worth a thousand gold coins”
In the year 500 B.C., the legendary doctor Bian Que revived a patient from a state of convulsions by needling the point Gui Gong – Ghost Palace. This is the first documented treatment of a Ghost possession. A thousand years later, Sun Simiao summarized the information and the clinical protocols for thirteen ‘ghost points’, indicated for extreme clinical situations such as neurological disorders, Shen / psychiatric disorders, growths, and tumors.
This course is a personal summary of almost thirty years’ experience treating numerous patients suffering from diseases of ‘ghost possession’. We will explore the names and the energetic of the points, deepening our understanding of the classical indications and their clinical relevance for modern-day patients.
This course has been produced from materials recorded at the ICCM Congress. The ICCM arranges a yearly outstanding international TCM gathering which is held in Tel-Aviv during Vernal Equinox, in March, Every Year.
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The course has been very informative and has helped clarify the usefulness of ghost points in acupuncture treatment. The audio has been grainy at times and there have been some slip-ups in the quizzes. But on the whole, a very good course indeed.
Wow! I was always afraid of using these points, they seemed to be needing special teaching. Rani’s teaching is this teaching. I feel not only as I can now use these points in my clinic but also that I better understand my own patience and Chinese Medicine. Thank you.