Channel Plucking

Channel plucking and neuro-anatomical basis of acupoints.

Poney will illustrate that the ancient authors of Chinese medical classics had very precise understanding of neuro-anatomy. In this practical workshop, Poney will explain why Chapter 75 of Spiritual Pivot gives the most important teaching on palpation: "One who uses needles, must first examine the repletion (Shi) and vacuity (Xu) of the Jing Luo (Channel &Collateral), palpate and follow it, press and pluck it, observe its responsive movement, then obtain it and come down on it (with needle)".

用針者,必先察其經絡之實虛,切而循之,按而彈之,視其應動者,乃後取之而下之。

Poney will teach the skill to "press and pluck" select channels. Then he will demonstrate how to needle these canon-based points to properly “observe its responsive action” based on the underlying neuro-anatomy. The neuro-palpation instructions taught in this workshop will prepare students for self-directed learning in their clinics.

Poney Chiang, PhD, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Dr. Poney Chiang graduate with a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He completed a professional Masters in Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York and discipleship in a medical lineage that once consulted for the Forbidden City. His clinical interest include dermatology and neurology.

Poney regularly appears on local television (OMNI News) as an expert in Chinese medicine. He has been an invited speaker to World Federation Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Brazilian Neurofunctional Acupuncture Group and ProD seminars. He is the founder of the Neuro-Meridian Acupuncture Training Group (www.neuro-meridian.net) and is currently writing a textbook on integrative acupuncture combining medical classics and neuroanatomy.