[PureInsight.org] In Chinese medicine, it is believed that the human body has twelve Main Meridians, fifteen Main Collaterals, and eight Extra Channels, and that they are all interconnected with the organs. The meridians are connected together by collaterals, and it is believed that Qi circulates within the body constantly. As to when the Qi arrives at which acupuncture point and when to put pressure at that point, the ancient people have explained it in methods such as the “Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupoint Selection” and the “Method of Flight” and “Eight Methods of the Intelligent Turtle.”
Among the eight Extra Channels are two special channels called Ren and Du. The Ren Channel starts from the Huiyin Point, goes upward, and ends at the Chengjiang Point below the lower lip. The Du Channel also starts from the Huiyin Point, goes upward from the back, crosses the top of the head, and ends at the Renzhong Point above the upper lip. The Ren Channel is in charge of all the Yin Channels of the body, while the Du Channel is in charge of all the Yang Channels. Together, the Ren and Du Channels form the Small Heavenly Circuit. According to Chinese medicine, as soon as the Small Heavenly Circuit is opened, one will be free from illnesses. In reality, it is cultivation practice, not acupressure, that opens the Small Heavenly Circuit. But both methods share the same understanding that the opening of the meridians and collaterals can bring about good health.
The “Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupoint Selection,” the “Method of Flight,” and “Eight Methods of the Intelligent Turtle” are healing methods that use pressure at the acupuncture points during certain times each day. Making good use of these methods can increase their healing effects. I used to use them a lot to improve my own health and found them very effective in the past.
Later on, people told me about Falun Gong. I read the book Zhuan Falun and found it very amazing that Falun Gong opens all the energy channels as soon as you start practicing, while it can take more than a decade to achieve this in other practices. Therefore, I started practicing Falun Gong.
A period of time later, I felt myself change—I became very energetic. Although sometimes I didn’t feel well, I knew I was transforming karma [rather than being ill]. But since I had done so many years of Chinese medicine research, I found myself unknowingly putting pressure on my acupuncture points in an attempt to ease the discomfort. However, it wouldn’t work for me regardless of how hard I tried. Strangely, however, the discomfort was gone as soon as I did the Falun Gong exercises.
I wondered if my medical skills had become rusty, but when I worked on non-practitioners, it worked better than before. Then, I finally understood it: Falun Gong practitioners’ energy channels are constantly becoming wider, and in the end, all the energy channels will join together and turn one’s body into one without any energy channels or acupuncture points. I also understood that for practitioners, discomfort is not caused by illnesses, and is only something to endure while our energy potency is growing. No wonder acupressure wouldn’t work on me!
January 18, 2009
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2009/1/18/57322.html