The Large Intestine Luo channel pathway and its properties aren't usually the first thing acupuncturists learn about, but still! ... very useful when needed.
Note to readers! ...
This page is a bit abstruse if you're a beginner. It's not that the words are any, or at least, much, more difficult than on other pages, but this is about a subject usually taught some way into acupuncture courses.
So some of the concepts need your familiarity with other ideas in Chinese medicine.
Actually, I did this page, and other luo-connecting channel pages, for me.
It means I can look up both the channel and its symptoms on my smartphone in case I forget them.
If it helps others, great.
For more information about this type of acupuncture channel, click on luo-connecting channels.
Here are the classical symptoms of imbalances in this luo channel. Of course in diagnosing these conditions, there would be other symptoms making a fuller picture, familiar to acupuncturists:
The Large Intestine Luo channel's indications listed above are succinct. When treating someone, many more signs would be looked for to confirm the diagnosis.
For example, if Cold is suspected, one might expect the kind of abdominal pain to be like those listed for Cold.
One would expect other corroborating symptoms as well:
So, just taking a single example from the list above, you can see that the signs given are just a reminder of what to expect.
In nearly all cases, one would include the Large Intestine luo point: Pianli, Large Intestine 6.
If you live in the Edinburgh area of Scotland, where the author of this site (and of the books described below) works, click on Edinburgh Acupuncturist.
If you live elsewhere, click on BAcC.
Please note! The Kindle editions are less easy to read! Although the paper editions cost more, they are much easier to read and to refer back and forth to the contents and index.
Here are some of the books Jonathan has written:
Still only one comment, though personally I think this is my best book so far.
Published 1986 and, amazingly, still selling. Was apparently used back then by at least one acupuncture college to help students understand Chinese medicine!
No comments yet: just published. (Despite the lurid cover, it explains the five main types of phlegm and what works best for each type. I hope it's easy to read and will be much more useful than all the websites on the subject.)
3000 years of Chinese being stressed, and at last, here's a book showing how all that experience can help you!
By the author of this website, it explains in simple English how to use stress to improve and enhance your life.
NB You can also order 'Qi Stagnation - Signs of Stress' from your bookseller.
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