I have in the last year completely changed the way in which I practice. I have become a student of the descendants of The Jade Purity School of Daoism and I now treat predominantly the Complement Channels.
For the last couple of years I have been making annual journeys to New York to learn this very ancient and traditional style of acupuncture in more depth.
The Complement Channels are a series of acupuncture meridians that prevent pathology entering the Primary Channel. The Primary Channels energy runs into the internal organs, so it is essential that pathology be kept out of the Primary Channels.
The Complement Channels used to be a part of the trunk of Chinese Medical theory and practice, but during the Cultural Revolution much of Chinese Medicine was chopped and changed, and the Complement Channels were no longer taught in depth.
During my own Acupuncture training within Australia, we were taught the names of these other channels but we were never taught how to treat them, or that they each need to be treated in a very specific way.
I have found this change to my practice to have greatly improved my ability to treat many chronic and acute conditions.