Here you will find information regarding the clinical practice, development, and research of Classical Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

For all information regarding David White's clinical practice please visit the above website link or call one of the following practice phone numbers or email info@classicalacupuncture.com.au:

Classical Acupuncture Sydney
1/75 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest, NSW, 2065
(02) 8095 8255

Acupuncture in the Sydney CBD and North Shore

Classical Acupuncture

This page will be dedicated to the art, science, and medicine of Neijing Classical Acupuncture. This style of medicine draws its immensely complex and highly effective treatment methodologies from the classical treatise the Huangdi Neijing (Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic). Classic texts of China (Jing) are the core fundamental teachings in Chinese medicine, philosophy, culture, governance, cosmology, and language. The majority of these teachings come from Warring States Era (at the end of the Zhou 1045 BCE - 256 BCE) and Han Dynasties 206 BCE - 220 CE).

The Huangdi Neijing is divided into two texts, the Suwen (Simple Questions) and Lingshu (Spiritual Pivot) composed of 81 smaller texts / chapters most likely formed by multiple authors. The Suwen is a text primarily dedicated to the theoretical basis of Chinese medicine. It includes organ physiology / patho-physiology, acupuncture methods, cosmology, philosophy, diagnostics (particularly pulse and complexion) and clinical methodologies. The Lingshu is focused on acupuncture and moxabustion, channel patho-physiology, channel therapeutics, cosmology, philosophy, psychology and clinical methodologies. The two  texts are integrated as one and should be read as such.

Both texts are written in the form of a dialogue between Huangdi (Yellow Emperor, pictured left) and his cohorts - of particular note is Qibo and court physician and adviser to Huangdi. Neijing Classical Acupuncture utilises the specific methods and theories of these texts. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a contemporary form of Chinese medicine and uses many of the teachings of the Huangdi Neijing as its basis.

For more general information wikipedia has a relatively informative post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Di_Nei_Jing

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