Tung's Points, Internal Medicine and Visceral Fascia
In my first class on Tung's Points and Fascial Planes, we explored the fascial planes as presented by Tom Myers in Anatomy Trains. We also discovered that fascial lines mirror the meridians, and can explain many of the actions and indications of Tung's points.
The visceral fascia also surround the organs and connect the organs to each other, as well as to the myo-fascial system and fascial planes.
In the image of the liver the blue arrows represent how the fascia and ligaments connect the liver to other organs and fascial lines.
The visceral fasciae surrounding the organs corresponds with Dr. Tan's five systems of meridian connections.
Right triangular ligament to diaphragm (LU)
Left triangular ligament to diaphragm (LU)
Coronary ligament (LU)
Falciform ligament to
wall and SFL
Hepatic flexure to LI
LV - SI
For Treating Internal Conditions with Acupuncture it is Vital to Understand the Visceral Fasciae and How they Connect the Organs to Each Other and the Fascial Planes
3d Analysis, Tan's Systems & Internal Medicine
The visceral fasciae are a 3D network of connective tissue that hold the organs in place, while connecting them to other structures.
In Dr. Tan's systems the LV and LU are connected through system five. Anatomically the liver and lungs are connected through the diaphragm.
One symptom of hepatitis is referred pain in the upper back, neck and shoulders, and it is known that this results from tension moving through the fasciae, diaphragm and parietal pleura.
GB - Lv - LU
In this image we can see the proximity of the liver with its system connections to the lungs and large intestine.
The system 5 connection between the liver and lungs occur at the diaphragm via the coronary ligament, left and right triangular ligament, and the parietal pleura.
The Four Horses (88.17 - 88.18) and Liver Pattern Symptoms
The Four Horses (88.17 - 88.19) on the SFL are indicated for various liver pattern symptoms such as intercostal pain, costochondritis, rib pain, protruding eyes with hyperthyrodism, and breast disorders. Additionally, the Three Weights (77.05 - 77.07) are also located on the SFL and indicated for various liver related symptoms.
The falciform ligament extends from the liver and attaches to the anterior abdominal wall and Superficial Front Line. This may contribute to why points on the SFL can also address liver disorders.
While many of us use GB points to address liver patterns, the fascial plane model allows us to see the importance of using ST meridian and SFL points in treating liver disorders.
If you want better results with treating internal medical conditions using Tung's points, it is essential to understand the visceral fasciae connections.
Master Tung's Points for Internal Medicine
Here are some challenges when treating internal medical disorders:
Internal conditions are more difficult to treat and require more sessions
Pattern identification is often more difficult
Zang-fu patterns are appropriate for herbs but not so effective for point prescriptions
Determining the most effective points
Developing long term treatment strategies
Extensive Research on Medical Acupuncture Reveals Many Insights
About Tung's Points and Needle Techniques
Scores of medical research have found that acupuncture is effective for many internal conditions. In my 304 level class in Master Tung's Points, Internal Medicine and Fascial Planes, I elucidate what research studies on acupuncture have discovered, and how this relates to Tung's points.
Learn how acupuncture and Tung's points can be used for treating:
Arthritis and Bone Disorders
Urinary and Kidney Diseases
and much more.....
Medical Research for Urological Disorders
Medical research on acupuncture has found that urinary disorders respond well to acupuncture. In Tung's system the most commonly used points include:
Lower Three Emperors
88.09 - 88.11 - Passing Through the Kidney Three Needles
22.08 & 22.09
22.04, 22.05, LI 3
Doing a 3D analysis of the kidney and bladder fasciae, we find the above groups of points work on different visceral fasciae and fascial planes.
The Lower Three Emperors on the Deep Front Line (DFL) are able to influence the deep fascia of the pelvis and posterior renal fascia.
The points 88.09 - 88.11 are on the SFL and influence the UB fascia that connect to the abdominal wall.
22.08 and 22.09 are indicated for kidney and urinary disorders and likely influence the SBL and cranio-sacral dynamic.
Master Tung's Points, Internal Medicine and Fascial Planes
The course Master Tung's Points, Internal Medicine and Fascial Planes will give you many insights for treating internal medical conditions.
Complete your knowledge of how to use Master Tung's points for internal medicine.
Over 90 pages of professional pdf files with images
8 hours of audio recordings
Immediate access to files
12 NCCAOM PDA's
* Pre-requisite for this is the 201 or
202 course Master Tung's Points and Fascial Planes
Internal Medicine - Level 304