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Lung
Heart
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
Stomach
Bladder
Spleen
Kidney
Liver
Gall Bladder
Paricardium
Triple Warmer

8 Extraordinary Vessels

Ren Mai (Conception Vessel)
Du Mai (Governing Vessel)
Chong Mai
Dai Mai
Yin Qiao Mai
Yang Qiao Mai
Yin Wei Mai
Yang Wei Mai

Extra Points


Head
Arms
Legs
Torso
San Jiao

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols


Point Categories

Jing Well Points
Ying Spring Points
Shu Stream Points
Jing River Points
He Sea Points
Lower He Sea Points


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Scientific Evidence

Kim Bong Han -
Between 1961 and 1965, Kim Bong-han used an electron microscope, a spectroscope and an automatic radiography in his relentless pursuit of the meridian system. He experimented with the meridian systems of rabbits and other animals. He once injected a radioactive isotope No. P-32 into the points on meridians of the experimental animals, and subsequently followed the isotope's movement. Later, he saw that isotope No.P-32 moved along a certain path and this 'experimental' path was exactly the same as the one found in the traditional meridian system. Almost no trace of P-32 was detected in any other place except in the meridian system or the points on meridians. As such, the true nature of the meridian system, whose existence had largely been uncertain, was finally revealed. Based on his findings, Kim issued a report on his research containing a theory that said vital human energy flows through the meridian system, thereby shocking many of his contemporaries.
In 1988, an American M.D. Richard Gerber gave high points to Kim Bong-han's theory in his medical best seller entitled Vibrational Medicine, which attempted to solve the complex puzzle about the human body by engaging the concept of vital energy. The following are Gerber's own accounts of Kim's theory.
The meridian system is so small that it cannot be seen with a conventional microscope, and it has been made visible only lately with the development of a powerful electron microscope. In addition, the meridian system, the basic force of life, quickly hides itself upon a person's death. This aspect has so far blocked Western anatomy from observing the meridian system as it works primarily with dead bodies. [1]
Note: "The Work Of Prof. Kim Bong Han ‘The Acupuncturist’ vol 1 (1967) S. Rose -Neil"

Yoshio Nakatani -
Showed in specific organ disease a number of acupuncture points along that organ's acupuncture meridian had a markedly decreased electrical resistance compared with the surrounding skin. (e.g. in Kidney disease several of the kidney points had a lowered skin resistance). He found the resistance values for these points varied with the time of the day, ambient temperature Acupuncture, activity and emotional state of the subject. [2]

Pierre de Vernejoul -
Injected radioactive isotopes into the acupoints of humans and tracked their movement with a special gamma imaging camera. The isotopes traveled thirty centimeters along acupuncture meridians within four to six minutes. Vernejoul then challenged his work by injecting isotopes into the blood vessels at random areas of the body rather than into acupoints. The isotopes did not travel in the same manner at all, further indicating that the meridians do indeed comprise a system of separate pathways within the body. [2] [3]

Voll-
-In the early 1960's came across the fact that the points on meridians' electric conductibility is greater than that of any other skin parts. Voll also let the world know that as each points on meridians are closely related to the functioning of certain internal organs, gauging the electric conditions of points on meridians will produce a clue as to how healthy a particular organ is. If and when an organ is found to be dysfunctional, according to Dr. Voll, the symptom can be relieved by applying an appropriate level of electrical stimulation (i.e., electric acupuncture) to the relevant point of meridians . Later, Voll pioneered a unique medical science field known as 'Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV)' [1]