New hardbound edition! The human spirit incarnates into the human body in Four Stages of Three Aspects each, making Twelve Aspects in all.
Each of these Twelve Aspects is represented by an acupuncture point. In each Stage the Spirit has the opportunity to become comfortable with its physical abode. When life experience disrupts the natural progression of this evolution, the Twelve Spirit Points can be used as a group treatment, or together in various combinations to restore the Body, Mind, Spirit unity appropriate to the Stage or Aspect associated with this disruption.
The Twelve Spiritpoints is a state of the art study of the acupuncture pointnames as they relate specifically to the development of the Shen/Spirit in human evolution. After first examining the nature of this evolution, each of the twelve points is discussed in detail in terms of it's role in the integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. All of the relevant issues of ancient Chinese culture are fully explored in order to understand the symbolic impact of these names and their significance to healing on the spirit level. The reader will then gain an appreciation of the importance of Spirit in healing, as well as it's place in ancient Chinese society. This is more than a book about acupuncture points. It is a testament to the value of the human spirit to health and well-being in all of it's stages and aspects.
Dennis Willmont has been practicing acupuncture, Taijiquan and Daoist meditation for thirty years. His unique blend of scholarship and intuition has led to the formation of a multi-volume series on the energetics and Body/Mind/Spirit connection in ancient acupuncture. This is the second volume in that series.