The Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment, or the “Lotus Flower”, as I like to call it is the topic of this podcast. This topic has been asked about quite a lot by many of you, so here it is. In this informative podcast Pia and I discuss all aspects of the “lotus flower”, including what it is, how to use it, when to use the Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment , what it can be used for, the theory behind the Lotus flower and the power of the point Ren 8 (Shenque) which is our “Spirit Gate” where the Shen enters and leaves our bodies.
We share with you all the details of the mechanics of this treatment and also we talk about lots of cases where we have used this amazingly powerful treatment and the wild & wonderful results we have seen from using this simple and easy to use method. I use the Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment frequently with new clients with multiple issues as it is a great way to prepare the abdomen for the actual Abdominal Acupuncture treatment which might follow, often after using the Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment the abdominal acupuncture prescription will be changed to a more simple one as the “Lotus flower” has resulted in a big reduction in symptoms (see recent article https://abdominalacupuncture.net/jointpain/. )
The Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment taps into the pre natal Qi in a way that few other methods can achieve. The point Ren 8 (Shenque) is needled with eight needles, one in each Gua of the later Heaven Bagua, each needle is placed within a 0.5 cun radius around the umbilicus like the main points on a compass starting from North to North East, then East etc., and working all the way around in a clockwise manner, once all needles are inserted superficially they were directed towards the wall of the umbilicus at a 45 degree angle to a depth of approximately 0.5cun or until observe the needle behind the wall of the navel (do not puncture through the wall). to rebalance the immune, hormonal and nervous system by working on the Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys it is like rebooting ones system and it helps the organs to achieve harmony once again.
As a treatment it is great for
- all types of deficiency
- Inflammatory illness such as Arthritis or digestive problems
- problems due to stagnation
- Mental / emotional conditions
- physical disorders including musculoskeletal disorders
- Respiratory conditions
As the Abdominal Meridian System (AMS) opening treatment is so versatile and powerful always be aware of the time you leave the needles in and do not exceed twenty minutes. I talk about a couple of cases where the results were a little uncomfortable for the clients so that you get an accurate picture of the potential of the “Lotus Flower”. If you are planning any long haul travel to different time zones this simple treatment can be a great way of reducing the impact of jetlag.
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