Season Change Marks a Change in Acupuncture Treatment

    Similar to the seasonal differences that affect the pulse, the seasons also affect the location of the acupuncture point.  The more Yang energy present in the environment, the more superficial the location of the acupuncture point.  Ling Shu, chapter nineteen discusses the impact that the season has on the acupuncture point depth.黄帝问于岐伯日:夫四时之气,各不同形,百病之起,皆有所生,灸刺之道,何者为定。岐伯答曰:四时之气,各有所在,灸刺之道,得气穴为定。故春取经血脉分肉之间,甚者深刺之,间者浅刺之。夏取盛经孙络,取分门绝皮肤。秋取经输,邪在府,取之合。冬取井荣,必深以留之。Huang DiContinue reading “Season Change Marks a Change in Acupuncture Treatment”