Publish Date: 2006
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This book presents the result of research and reflections of more than twenty years on the links that exist between Yi Jing and acupuncture. The Yi Jing, a major work of Chinese culture, symbolically describes all the possible situations encountered in Reality. Acupuncture deciphers and heals human beings in all their mutations. The symbolism of Yi Jing joins the humanism of this Traditional Medicine for a dynamic reading of the changes and transformations at work in human beings. The double reflection generates a global vision of the human being and the approach to patients is changed. After an approach to the state of mind, encountered in these two fields, the author sets out to find the oldest roots of the notions of Yin and Yang. This allows him to identify the main strengths of the constitution of a human being and to deepen its symbolic construction. Three fields of application of this approach are then studied. The Extraordinary Meridians are viewed from a descriptive and behavioral perspective, which makes them extremely lively and familiar. Luo points, human being's relationship points with Reality, are also considered on a practical level using a symbolic reading of the links of Heaven, Earth and Man. Many examples shed light on these aspects. The last application is a detailed and comprehensive presentation of the fundamental and symbolic functions of the twelve main meridians through the hexagrams which correspond to their ancient Shu points. This original book is intended for any practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine curious to broaden their field of investigation. Dr M. Vinogradoff has been practicing acupuncture for 25 years. He is a member of the French Acupuncture Association, the French Acupuncture College and the Ricci Institute. After having published the complete translation of Yi Jing, in 2006 he published a novel, the action of which is set in Ancient China.