Hundred Meetings

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

22-24 September 2017
Wokefield Park, Reading

Armin Koch

Workshop title

Time Acupuncture - Zi Wu Liu Zhu Zhen Fa – 子午流注针法 – The Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupuncture Method and
Ling Gui Ba Fa – 灵龟八法 – The Eight Methods of the Magic Turtle

Workshop times

Saturday 1430 - 1600

Workshop description

The neologism “Time Acupuncture” wants to illustrate the combination of the energetic of the time with the energetic of the acupuncture. Through the coordination of these energetic cycles we are able to optimise the effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment.

Each time unit is characterized by Yin or Yang and by one of the five elements in the Chinese calendar. These daoistic concepts are well known in acupuncture. It is obvious that time and acupuncture can be aligned and correspondingly combined.
This talk will explore the two classical methods, Zi Wu Liu Zhu Zhen Fa and Ling Gui Ba Fa, introduced by Dou Hanquing and Xu Feng, somewhere within the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, in a period known as the Jin- and Yuan-Time.

The Time Acupuncture App and the Wheel of Time Acupuncture will also be presented in the session.

Speaker biography

Dr. Armin Koch, M.D. received his teaching certificate from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in 1978. He then went on to pursue medical studies at the Universities of Fribourg and Berne, Switzerland and completed his Medical Board Exams and Ph.D. in 1986. Armin has been a general practitioner (FMH) since 1993, and completed his Master’s Degree Equivalency in Acupuncture and Herbology from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA in 2001.
He has a practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Sarnen, Switzerland and teaches Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Universities of Zurich and Berne.

Armin has published papers on the classical time based acupuncture methods known as The Midnight-Noon Ebb-Flow Acupuncture Method – Zi Wu Liu Zhu Zhen Fa – 子午流注针法“ and The Eight Methods of the Magic Turtle– Ling Gui Ba Fa – 灵龟八法.

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