A Neurological View of Acupuncture Points
With Guest: Poney Chiang
- The surprising way Poney got in to TCM and Neurology
- How Poney aligned points with nerves
- How neurology changed his practice
- Nerve entrapment – carpal tunnel
- Depolarization of nerves
- Why we should consider the homunculus
- Knowing anatomy and balancing the nervous system
- Thoughts on the acupuncture meridians
My research with cadavers and MRI, together with translations of Chinese medical classics informs my view of acupuncture points from a neuroanatomical perspective. This understanding guides how I palpate point and the type of DeQi sensation I expect to obtain depending on the neuroanatomy associated with any point. I love this medicine because neuroanatomy from Western Science and energetic anatomy from Chinese medicine, are in fact two sides of the same coin. I am grateful that this research and treatment method resonated with many of my colleagues and it has given me an opportunity to author a textbook and to travel the world as a continuing education teacher. Aside from the sense of fulfilment when I am able to help people with health problems, what motivates me as a practitioner is that my research and teaching is helping to elevate our profession within the healthcare landscape. I am honoured to play a role in the advancement of Chinese medicine.
Poney has a couple of upcoming classes:Neuro-Meridian Acupuncture Intensive (Upper Extremity & Neck) Dao Collective, Rye, NY March 13-16, 2020
Neuro-Meridian Acupuncture Intensive (Axial Region + Cadaver Lab) Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences, Oakland, CA March 26-29 2020
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