When first encountering Chong Mo, many acupuncturists roll their eyes! They’ve already learned so much about
- the zang-fu,
- different acupuncture channels,
- the 8 principles,
- position and function of all the acupuncture points,
- the 5 Elements,
- theory of bodily fluids, blood and phlegm,
- the Three Burning Spaces,
- this and the that, (yes, there’s lots more)
- and now suddenly there’s another huge lump of theory to master, which seems more important than all the rest put together!
So here are you, gentle reader, (I say ‘gentle’ to try and placate your frustrations) trying to make sense of your symptoms in terms of Chinese medicine, when Chong Mo suddenly seems to pull the rug from a good deal of what you’ve read on other pages.
Yes, well, it’s a problem. But also, sometimes a solution, though please don’t rush to diagnose yourself. Get someone else to do it. It’s very easy to get confused or, worse, to be absolutely certain that you are right, then to do something rash about it. Do get help!
On this page you’ve read about Chong Mai symptoms. I have two other pages which help you understand this ‘extraordinary’ vessel: