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Pestle Needle - Klinisk praksis

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Pestle Needle (杵针)

Pestle Needle was invented by Professor Li Zhong Yu (1920~2003). He has been teaching in Chengdu University of TCM since 1956. He was promoted to Chef Physician in 1986.

Pestle Needle originates from Taoist Yang Sheng (Health Cultivation and Promotion) and Dao Ying (Qi Gong) practices. The ancestor of Li’s family learned the technique of Pestle Needle from Taoist Master Ruhuan in Wudang Mountain. From then on, it has passed through 16 generations. Prof. Li Zong Yu is the successor of 14th generation. Li Zhong Yu has been working as physician over 60 years. In 1970s, he published Pestle Needle.

Now it’s a unique and effective therapeutic method. It’s a national accredited project of continuous medical education.

Pestle Needle is not recorded in ancient classics or Dao Zang (Taoist Sutra). It is only orally inherited rather than literally. Pestle Needle’s philosophy comes from Yi Jing (Book of Chang) within which the Li, Qi, Xiang and Shu theories are widely used in differentiation, composing formulae, selecting points, arranging needles.

Clinical Features
Carefully selected points, mostly DU, RN, UB
Logic distribution of points, easier to remember and use
No puncturing
Gentle stimulation
Combination with Qigong
Deeply rooted in Yi Jing (book of change)

Indication of Pestle Needle

The indications of both acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese Message), e.g. neurological illness, psychological disorders, and internal medicine
Heath promotion, sub-health, relaxation
You will learn and practice

Unique fours instruments/pestle needles
5 techniques using pestle needles
Special points arrangement (Ba Zhen and He Che Lu), indications, usage
Combination of the pestle needle points (PSP) and conventional acu-points
Step by step procedure of treat some common conditions: stress, insomnia, neck pain, health-promotion, lumbago, etc.
七曜混元杵 Qi Yao Hun Yuan Chu/Pestle of Severn Planets, mainly used for the technique of fengli
五星三台杵 Wu Xing San Tai Chu/ Pestle of Five Stars and Three Stages, mainly used for Diankou, Shengjiang, Kaihe and Yunzhuan
奎星笔 Kui Xing Bi/Kui Star Pen, mainly used for Diankou, Shengjiang, and Kaihe
金刚杵 Jin Gang Chu/ Vajry Pestle, mainly used for Fengli
Special Points
Ba Zhen Points (Eight Diagrams)
Eight points around the center in three circles

Internal circle, Middle circle, External circle

He Che Lu
He Che Lu is a Taoist term, indicating the Qi-flow of Du and Ren meridians. Qi originates between kidneys, moves upward along DU meridian and downward alongside RN meridians. He Che refers to Zheng Qi which is generated from Zhen Qi in Zhong Lv Chuan Dao Ji


Zhang, Hui
Since 2004, I’ve been studying TCM in Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), located in Chengdu, one of the four earliest TCM universities in China.

In 2011, I graduated with a Master Degree of Clinical Medicine (Oncology). After three years of foundational study, from 2007 on, clinical internship was involved in my medical study. I’ve been learning with experienced TCM masters and doctors from the Teaching Hospital of CDUTCM, Sichuan Provincial Hospital, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, all top general hospitals in South-west China.

The clinical departments I studied in including acupuncture, neurology, dermatology, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, nephrology, cardiology, gastrology, psychology, etc.

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