Acupuncture and Anatomy - merging worlds

Wednesday 8th May 12:45 - 13:30

Using visual information Lynn will firstly map out the Chinese meridians and then superimpose some of the more anatomical highways that have been suggested in recent years.

Specific points where we as acupuncture practitioners can influence the underlying tissue will be looked at, and practically demonstrated (encouraging audience participation!) We will also show how that connects to our central and autonomic anatomy - explaining some of acupuncture’s wide reaching effects.

The purpose of this session is to review visually and practically the connection between the historical development of acupuncture and its use and the growing body of knowledge that we have regarding anatomy, what drives life, and how to affect the body.

The Chinese developed a system of what are called the meridians or channels, through which Qi flows.

The scientific debate about what Qi is remains lively but if we include the concepts of fascial anatomy, current flow, electromagnetic fields, fluid management (lymphatic and intercellular fluids to name but two) - all of the individual life components that make up living things, we may find astonishing parallels that sit happier with the western scientific mind.

Equally experiencing Qi within the world of acupuncture can sometimes leave us as therapists bewildered, yet having to acknowledge something we can’t quite put our finger on.

Acupuncture points are often ways in to the inner world positioned in gaps and spaces to allow us as therapists to influence the internal via the external.


Lynn Pearce, Tutor at AACP