Obstructed defecation and urinary obstruction

Our body looks like a long tube. We eat through the upper end, and the waste leaves our body through the lower end. There should be no blockage. With blockage, it could cause even mental and emotional diseases.

Here are points for the condition of no bowel movement and no urination.

Apply 3 moxa cones on BL 28 (Bladder Shu), 2 x 7 moxa cones on Dantien, 50 moxa cones on Pomun*, 3 moxa cones on Youngchoong**, 100 moxa cones on Gyeongjoong***, and 3 moxa cones on BL25 (Large Intestine Back Shu).

* Pomun: on the left lower abdomen, three cun inferior to the center of the umbilicus, two cun lateral to the anterior median line (RN 4). It treats infertility. 50 moxa cones can be applied.

** Youngchoong: on the medial aspect of the foot, in two depressions inferior to the prominence of medial malleolus, divided by posterior tibialis tendon. It treats leucorrhea and difficulty urinating. 30 moxa cones can be applied.

*** Gyeongjoong: on the lower abdomen, one cun inferior to the center of the umbilicus, three cun lateral to the anterior median line. 100 moxa cones can be applied.

(Huh Im)

Heaven Response Point

Contracting arm sinew with achy pain, along with inability to eat food and lack of consciousness

The practitioner presses and fixes the knotted muscle with his left thumb and needles the muscle. When the needle reaches the damaged muscle, there will be unbearable pain. This is the heaven response point. Following the pain and needling it will produce great effect. If there is no effect, repeat it. Needling the whole acupuncture points in meridians could not produce better result than this. Needling damaged muscle will produce immediate effect, but needling normal muscle will produce slow and little effect. You should pull the needle out and needle the damaged muscle.

Treating Horses with Acupuncture

I found an interesting picture about horse treatment protocols in the book, Huh Im – Acumoxa Doctor in Chosun Dynasty. The book was written by Sohn, Joong Yang. According to the book, there were doctors in ancient Korea who specialized in treating horses with acupuncture. At that time, horses were used as an important transportation method. Horse treatment techniques were essential, and even the book of horse treatment protocols was published. “The horses share the same meridians as humans.”

* the picture from Huh Im – Acumoxa Doctor in Chosun Dynasty