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Unlocking Wellness with Navel Acupuncture: Dr Ling’s Journey in China

Last week, Dr Ling travelled to WenZhou China. This 5 day trip was for a navel acupuncture internship in a clinic in WenZhou.

(Dr Ling and colleagues are receiving instruction from the chief doctor at the acupuncture clinic)

What is Navel Acupuncture?

Master of I-Ching medicine, Professor Yong Qi created the revolutionary navel acupuncture. The renowned Master discovered the philosophy in the year 2000.

It’s underpinnings and applications precede traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) itself.

The advantages are “simplicity, effectiveness, and practicality”.

Navel acupuncture presents other advantages too. It is easy to apply as the  navel area is very accessible for needling. As the needles are inserted  superficially, they tend to be both safe and pain-free.

Only  the navel and it’s surrounding area need to be exposed.  There is no need for the patient to disrobe and for the practitioner to provide draping.

How Does Navel Acupuncture Work?

Navel acupuncture inserts one or more needles in the navel area.

A navel acupuncturist can address all health disorders. It is especially convenient for pain management and relief.

Navel acupuncture is simple to administer, fast working and reliable. For many common nagging conditions, one or two  needles suffice. More complex complaints might need up to 6 needles.

It is used for the management of the following conditions:

  • migraine
  • neck and back pain
  • frozen  shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • arthritis
  • shingles
  • sciatic
  • trigeminal  neuruoragia
  • and more

Navel acupuncture has proven valuable in treating many complex conditions such as:

  • heart disease
  • hypertension
  • Parkinson’s
  • spinal cord injury
  • stroke
  • lupus
  • prostate problem
  • sinus allergy
  • tinnitus
  • asthma
  • amenorrhea
  • depression
  • weight loss
  • psoriasis

(Dr Ling and his colleagues learning navel acupuncture in WenZhou)

How Does Navel Acupuncture Benefit the Body?

According to TCM, there are two types of energy the body can draw from.

The first is Postnatal energy. This type of energy we  acquire and collect after birth. A bit like a  battery that, unless it is recharged, it slowly discharges with use. It  is this source that most healing modalities access.

The second type of energy is the prenatal.  This is the energy that we inherit,  generate, and collect before our birth… the body securely  stores this type of energy in the navel area. Until recently this type of energy has not been easy to tap.

Navel acupuncture has changed that. This innovative modality is able to  access this energy. In fact, this is exactly how navel acupuncture  differs to other forms of acupuncture… we can now draw on our pre-birth energies.

Hence it has given us the equivalent of  a fully charged battery…. ready to enhance the body’s capacity to heal  itself.

Another Tool in Dr Ling’s Arsenal!

Dr Ling is an encyclopaedia of acupuncture… when challenged with difficult cases he has many tools and methods in his arsenal.

(Dr Ling conducting navel acupuncture treatment on a patient in a clinic in Wenzhou)

Dr Ling is highly committed and travels around the word to learn the most up to date and best practice acupuncture.

In the last 15 years his pursuit and effort have been relentless to benefit his patients. Due to this patients can expect to see improvement within the first session.

Navel acupuncture has been a constant in his treatments for the past 6 years.

He uses this acupuncture system for all kinds of clinical conditions including:

  • fertility
  • neurological
  • autoimmune
  • paralysis
  • pain management
  • dermatology
  • digestive conditions
  • endocrinology
  • cancer
  • and more

The I-Ching and the Fundamental Principle: Balance.

Navel acupuncture is based on the I-Ching and the fundamental principle: balance.

The I Ching or ‘Book of Changes’ dates back 7000 years. It is used in Feng Shui, Taoism, Confusionism and Chinese medicine.

In I Ching theory, balance can be found in many ways.

This balance is revealed by the ba gua, a central element in the I Ching and the Taoist arts. This reflects universal principles that can be applied to Chinese medicine.

(Ba Gua diagram)

Ba means ‘eight’ and gua means ‘sign’ or ‘signal’.  The eight trigrams are code reflecting universal energies, influences and relationships.

Chinese medicine views qi and blood stagnation as the causes of many types of pain. The basic goal is to move qi and blood to eliminate stagnation and pain.

The ba gua guides the practitioner to achieve a balanced state with in the patient… thus eliminating stagnation and pain.

Drawing on Prenatal energy… the secret to navel acupuncture

What’s next!

Dr Ling is already planning a trip to WenZhou early next year… another upskilling course in navel acupuncture.

(Dr Ling is heading to the clinic in WenZhou on a “tu tu”)

Written by

Dr Scott Ling
Dr. Scott Ling is the Chief Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist and the founder of Sustain Health. He holds a PHD Doctorate Degree in Chinese medicine from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Dr Ling’s extensive qualifications also include a Master of Reproductive Medicine (western medicine). Due to his unique medical background, Dr Ling’s approach stresses on the integration of Chinese and Western medicine to ensure patients get the greatest benefits from the best of both medical systems.
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