Asian Bodywork III Class 7 - Timur Lokshin LMT, CST, CPT, LAc

Asian Bodywork III
Class 7
Timur Lokshin LMT, CPT, LAc.
Kwan Loong Oil
• Kwan Loong Oil: (acrid and cooling) Effective
topical pain relieving liquid that provides relief
from aches and pains of muscles and joints. It
is especially helpful in the treatment of minor
sports related injuries and pains. Can be used
for minor skin irritations, dizziness, nausea,
and insect bites.
• (Damp/Heat Presentation)
Neti Pot
• A neti pot is a container designed to rinse debris or mucus from your nasal
cavity. You might use a neti pot to treat symptoms of nasal allergies, sinus
problems or colds.
• If you choose to make your own saltwater solution, it's important to use
bottled water that has been distilled or sterilized. Tap water is acceptable
if it's been passed through a filter with a pore size of 1 micron or smaller
or if it's been boiled for several minutes and then left to cool until it is
• To use the neti pot, tilt your head sideways over the sink and place the
spout of the neti pot in the upper nostril. Breathing through your open
mouth, gently pour the saltwater solution into your upper nostril so that
the liquid drains through the lower nostril. Repeat on the other side.
• Be sure to rinse the irrigation device after each use with similarly distilled,
sterile, previously boiled and cooled, or filtered water and leave open to
air dry.
• Neti pots are often available in pharmacies and health food stores, as well
online. Talk to your doctor to see if nasal rinsing is right for you.
Earth Description Chart
Yin Organ:
Yang Organ:
Sense Organ:
Mouth and Lips
Yi, thinking, memory, concentration
Foot Yang Ming
• ST meridian begins internally, where the LI meridian ends. Next to the
nose. It ascends to the bridge of the nose, meeting up with the UB
meridian at the corner of the eye and emerging under the eye.
Descending lateral to the nose, entering upper gum, curving around the
lips, passing through the angle of the jaw. Turns upward, running in front
of the ear to the corner of the forehead. An internal branch descends to
the lower jaw to DU 14. Enters the body and descends through the
diaphragm where it enters its self (ST) and Earth pair (SP) while another
branch from the lower jaw on the surface crosses over the neck, chest and
abdomen and terminates at the groin. Internally the meridian
reconstitutes itself and reconnects with the external branch in the groin.
Runs downward over the front of the thigh, to the outer knee, to the
lower leg and terminates at the later side of the tip of the second toe. A
branch of the ST meridian deviates just bellow the knee to the lateral side
of the middle toe. A short branch from top of foot also connects to the SP
Stomach Channel Key Point
• In the chest (1st through 5th rib) ST 14-ST18 is
measured at 4cun lateral to Ren, in the
abdomen ST19-ST30 is measured 2cun lateral
to Ren.
Foot Tai Yin
• The SP meridian originates at the medial side of the big
toe. It then runs along he inside of the foot of the inner
ankle bone. Ascending along the posterior surface of
the lower leg and medial aspect of the knee and thigh
to enter the abdominal cavity. It runs internally to its
pertaining organ and its Earth pair ST. The main
meridian runs upward to the surface of the abdomen
and upward towards the chest. Where it penetrates
internally to follow the throat, up to the root of the
tongue, under which it spreads its qi and blood. An
internal branch leaves the ST and pass upward through
the diaphragm and enters the HT, where it connects to
the HT meridian.
Digestive System
• The Spleen, Stomach and Intestines are the
main organs in the digestive system. The most
important of these are the spleen and
stomach, which are interconnected by
channels and stand in the interior-exterior
relationship. The spleen governs movement
and transformation, while the stomach
governs the ingestion. The spleen governs the
upbearing while the stomach governs
Digestive System Cont.
• The formation of qi, blood, and fluids relies on the
splenogastric function of moving and transforming
essence of digestate. This is why it is said that the
spleen and stomach are the basis of formation and the
root of acquired constitution. The small and large
intestine are connected by channels to the heart and
the lung, with which they stand in yin-yang
relationship. However, the small intestine’s function of
separating the clear and the turbid and the large
instestine’s function of transforming and conveying
waste are part of the digestive process.
Clinical Practice
• In clinical practice, most of the disorders of
the digestive system are treated as disorders
of the stomach and spleen. Other disorders
such as water damp, phlegm, failure of qi to
contain the blood frequently stem from
impairment of splenic movement and
transformation and thus are also treated as
disorders of the spleen.
• Initial decomposition of the digestate is carried
out by the stomach. The spleen then extracts the
essence of digestate (nutrients) and dispatches it
to the other organs. Ultimatly, it reaches all parts
of the body. Thus it is said that the spleen moves
the fluids of the stomach, and governs movement
and formation of the essence of digestate.
Modern writers explain this function as
comprising digestion, assimilation and
distribution of nutrients.
• Because of its importance in providing
nutrients for the production of blood and qi
that maintain the life and health of the
organism, the spleen is described as the basis
of qo and blood formation and the root of
acquired constitution.
• Impairment of splenic movement and
transformation can lead to a variety of disorders.
Deficient digestion and assimilation may cause
abdominal distention, diarrhea, or nutritional
disturbances. If the distributive function is
impaired, improper movement of fluids may give
rise to endogenous damp, phlegm, rheum, or
water swelling. For this reason it is said that the
spleen ails by damp and is the basis for phlegm
formation. Disorders resulting from impaired
movement and transformation are commonly
denoted by the term splenic vacuity.
• Pathologically, hemorrhage occurring in qi and
blood vacuity patterns stemming from
impairment of splenic movement and
transformation is explained as the spleen is
failing to manage blood. Considering strictly
from the point of view of bleeding, such
conditions could also be described as failure
to contain blood.
• Because the spleen is the basis of blood and qi
formation, all the muscles of the body rely on
their nourishment on the capacity of the stomach
and spleen to move and transform the essence of
digestate. Only when the stomach and spleen are
functioning properly are the muscles full and
sound and the limbs powerful. Impairment of
splenic function may therefore lead to wasting of
muscles, loss of limb power, and in sever cases
atrophy and paralysis.
Function of the Stomach
• The function of the stomach is to receive
ingested food and perform the initial stages of
digestion. Normal performance of this
function is dependent of “free downflow” of
the digestate to the small intestine. The
spleen’s role in the digestive process is
nevertheless preeminent, since it moves and
transforms the essence of digestate and
moves the fluids of the stomach.
Impairment of the Stomach
• Impairment of the stomach function may take
the form of gastric qi disharmony,
characterized by distention and fullness in the
upper abdomen, dyspeptic anorexia,
stomachache, or counterflow ascent of
stomach qi, presenting signs of nausea,
vomiting, eructation, or hiccoughing. Gastric
repletion heat is characterized by constipation
and halitosis. It is attributes in western
medicine to the intestines.
SI and Digestion
• The small intestine’s function of further transforming the
digestate already decomposed by the stomach is referred
to as the separation of the clear and the turbid. The clear
refers to what is useful to the body, while the turbid
denotes waste. In the small intestine, the essence of
digestate is the assimilation into the body by the action of
the spleen. Waste water is absorbed and, by the
transformative action of the kidney qi, is conveyed to the
bladder. Hence, “The small intestine governs liquids”. Solid
waste is passed to the large intestine where it is formed
into stool before being discharged from the body. Thus, the
large intestine is said to govern transformation and
conveyance of waste. Since it absorbs further fluid from the
waste, it is also said to govern humor.
Key Points for ST
• ST function
– Rotting and Ripening
– Controls transportation of food essence
– Controls the descending of Qi
– Is the Origin of fluids
Key Points for SP
• SP Function
– Governs transformation and transportation
– Controls The Rising of Qi
– Contains Blood in vessels
– SP produces blood, LV stores it
– SP T/T qi and LU governs qi
– SP root of post heaven qi, KD root of pre heaven qi
– SP produces blood, HT moves and governs blood