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Master Tungs Acupuncture Handouts


March 9-12, 2017

by Robert Chu, PhD, L.Ac., QME


Revision 1.5

Copyright Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, PhD June 2016 This set of notes is for seminar attendees only, no duplication or distribution
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Disclaimer
Please note that the author, publisher and translator of these lecture handouts are NOT
RESPONSIBLE in any manner whatsoever for any injury that may result from
practicing the techniques and/or following the instructions given within. Since the
material deals with prior knowledge of acupuncture described herein, it will be too
complex in nature for some readers to engage in safely, and it is essential that a
licensed acupuncturist be consulted prior to application.
These lecture notes are to be used as a supplement when taking a course with Robert
Chu and are not to be distributed to others who have not taken the course on Master
Tung Acupuncture with Robert Chu.

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Note of Abbreviations used in this text


In this text, we use the following abbreviations for the various channels:
Lu = Lung Channel
LI = Large Intestine Channel
St = Stomach Channel
Sp = Spleen Channel
H = Heart Channel
SI = Small Intestine Channel
UB = Urinary Bladder Channel
K = Kidney Channel
Pc = Pericardium Channel
SJ = Sanjiao Channel
GB = Gallbladder Channel
Liv = Liver Channel
Ren = Ren Channel
Du = Du Channel

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Authors Preface:
Although Master Tungs Acupuncture has been in the public domain since his untimely
passing in 1975, very little information is available publicly on how to use the system in
a practical and systematic way in English. In these lecture notes, I hope to guide my
fellow colleagues into the intricacies of applying Master Tung Acupuncture in the clinic.
Since I am also a practicing martial artist and deal with internal medicine problems,
sports injuries, pain management, and workers comp injuries quite frequently, I wrote
these lecture notes based on my clinical experience based on the protocols that I use
daily. Each of these protocols has been personally used by me one time or
another in the clinic.
Since I am a visual person, and I like things in a simple manner, I have placed the
pictures of the points indicated for the various ailments together, to make it as simple
as possible for the practicing acupuncturist to use in his or her clinic. I dislike overly
drawn out discussions on theory, but prefer that application be ones guide. I also
dislike secrecy, so I hold back no alleged secrets from anyone who wants to learn the
real art. My goal is to help end suffering in the world and help English speaking
acupuncturists improve their proficiency through the vehicle of Master Tungs
Acupuncture.
Many get overwhelmed when they refer to other media on Master Tungs Acupuncture.
The existing numbering system is poor and nonsensical, the names of the points are all
in Chinese, and the English translations of the names are poorly selected, and even
worse, point locations are off. Some have deliberately tried to differentiate Master
Tungs Acupuncture and regular acupuncture by stating that it is non-channel
acupuncture - nothing could be further from the truth!

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Also, little is done to approach the body of work on Master Tungs Acupuncture in a practical manner,
and for one to use clinically on a daily basis. It is hoped that the reader can use these few points
here and achieve amazing results in his or her practice, as these are the same points I use in my own
practice daily with amazing results! In this book, I use a lot of standard acupuncture points along with
Master Tungs acupuncture and emphasize the use of channels and imaging for optimal clinical use.
If a practitioner can use this work, they can have a turnkey approach in the clinic, simply by
implementing these acupuncture and herbal protocols.
In future revisions of this work, I will further explain the use of the points and their application in more
difficult diseases. It is hoped that readers questions and interest will lead to new revisions of these
lecture notes.
I would like to thank my teachers, Dr. Young Wei-chieh, for instructing me in this method that he
learned from Master Tung Ching-chang, Dr. Wang Chuan-min for teaching me the classical Five Zang
Channels Master Tung system, and I would like to acknowledge Esther Su, a renowned master of
Tungs Acupuncture, for her generous help. I would also like to thank my student, Jack Chang, L.Ac.
for his generous assistance.

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Master Tungs Acupuncture Course Handouts


Presented by Robert Chu, PhD, L.Ac., QME
Why Study Master Tungs Acupuncture?

Relearn the uses of Acupoints in a new light

A legacy left to us by a true master:

Strategies &Combinations

Better understand Acupuncture in general

Understand Chinese cultural images

General everyday fast efficient system that gets results

About Master Tung Ching-chang (Dong Jing-chang)

Born in 1916, passed away in 1975


Pingdu, Shangdong province, China
Early in life joined the Kuomintang (Guomindang) army, fled to Taiwan in 1949
Acupuncture practitioner in Taiwan for 26 years
Treated over 40,000 patients (some say 400,000) with a quarter treated at no charge
Was recognized with award Representative of fine people and fine deeds
Treated Cambodian President Long Nuo, who suffered from hemiplegia five times, between
1971 and 1974
Decorated by Chang Kai Shek (Jiang Jie-shi) Honor Certificate in the field of Traditional
Chinese Medicine and was his personal acupuncturist
Was a Daoist
Family set of 740 points, but most are on the channels proper name is Dong Si Zhen Jing Qi
Xue (Tungs 12 Channel Extra Points)
Not used as Qi Xue (Extra Points), but rather, in conjunction with the 12 channels
There are unique methods of using the 12 channels based on channel relationships
Embodies principles of many schools of acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Work is passed on through his numerous students and grandstudents
One of the most prolific and famous students is Young Wei Chieh
Responsible for bringing Master Tungs work here in the USA taught Miriam Lee
1st English edition 1974 translation of Dr. Youngs Dong Si Qi Xue by Dechen Palden, a
Tibetan student of Master Tung. Later revised by Miriam Lee as Blue Poppys Master Tongs
Acupuncture
World Association of Tungs Acupuncture formed by Young Wei Chieh
World Tungs Acupuncture Association formed by Dechen Palden

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ITARA Founded by Robert Chu, 2004


Criteria for a good acupuncturist

Identify which channel is involved


Less is more
Optimize multiple functions for one needle
The affected area is not needled, which corresponds to the Nei Jing Su
Wen Chapter 63 Miu Ci Lun (Incorrect needling)
There should be almost instantaneous response to the needling
If it doesnt work in the first try, try something else
Compassionate
Problem Solver
Able to research problems
Uses Time, Day, Month, Season, and Year
It is unnecessary to manipulate the needle
Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxa, Tui Na, and adjunct therapies are performed
in conjunction with the main therapy
A good acupuncturist always considers threading more than one point

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Day One:
Introduction to Clinical Master Tung Acupuncture
Essential Points, Locations with hands on location and needling
methods
Ling Gu Da Bai System
Pricking Methods
Moving Qi Method
Needling in Succession
Master Tungs Numbering system
Finger Lines
Proportional measurement between the epicondyles of fingers
DIAGNOSING BY THE CHANNEL: Healthy Channels and Pathogenic
Channels
The Relationship of the channels
Combining Channels in Circuits
Treating Needles and Guiding Needles
Treating disorders in the clinic
Channel System Methods
Tong Jing Method
Tong Ming Jing Method
Biao Li Jing Method
Jing Bie Method
Zi Wu Jing Method
Liu Zhu Jing Method
Imaging Methods
Advanced Imaging Methods
Other methods of Point location
Ashi Xue Wei Method
San Guan Method
Antique Points Method
Zhang Ying Qing Holographic Method

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Day Two:
Best of Master Tungs Points
Huan Chao Restore the Nest
Mu Huo Wood Fire
Er Jiao Ming Two Corner Bright
Mu Xue Wood Point
Fu Ke Gynecology
Wu Hu Five Tigers
Xiao Jie Small Joint
Chong Zi Double Son
Chong Xian Double Fairy
Da Bai Big White
Ling Gu Adroit/Spiritual Bone
Zhong Bai Middle White
Xia Bai Lower White
Wan Shun Yi Wrist Flow One
Wan Shun Er Wrist Flow Two
Qi Men Cycle Gate
Qi Jiao Cycle Horn

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Qi Zheng Cycle Correct


Chang Men Intestine Gate

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Gan Men - Liver Gate


Xin Men Heart Gate
Ren Shi Human Scholar
Di Shi Earth Scholar
Tian Shi Heaven Scholar
Xin Ling Heart Adroit
Qu Ling Score Mound
Jian Zhong Shoulder Center
Yun Bai Cloud White
Li Bai Plum White
Shang Liu Upper Tumor
Zu Wu Hu 1- 5/ Foot Five Tigers
Zu Xiao Jie / Foot Small Joint
Huo Ying Fire Hard
Huo Zhu Fire Ruler
Men Jin Gate of Gold
Mu Liu Wood Remains
Mu Dou Wood Combat
Liu Wan Six Ends

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Shui Qu Water Score

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Shui Jing Water Crystal


Shui Xiang Water Image
Shui Xian Water Sprite
Yi Chong First Layer
Er Chong Second Layer
San Chong Third Layer
Si Hua Shang Four Flowers Upper
Si Hua Zhong Four Flowers Center
Tian Huang Heaven Emperor
Shen Guan , also known as Tian Huang Fu
Heaven Emperor Appendage

Kidney Gate,

Di Huang Earth Emperor


Ren Huang Human Emperor
Ce San Li Side of Three Miles
Ce Xia San Li Along Side Below San Li
Qi Hu Seven Tigers
Wai San Guan External Three Gates
Guang Ming Light Bright
Tong Guan Through Gate
Tong Shan Through Mountain
Tong Tian Through Heaven
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Tong Shen Through Kidney


Tong Wei Connect Stomach
Tong Bei Through Back
Ming Huang Bright Yellow
Tian Huang Heaven Yellow
Qi Huang Cycle Yellow
Huo Zhi Fire Limb
Huo Quan Fire Through
Si Ma Zhong Chariot Center
Si Ma Shang Chariot Upper
Si Ma Xia Chariot Lower
Zhong Jiu Li Center Nine Miles
Shang Jiu Li Upper Nine Miles
Xia Jiu Li Lower Nine Miles
Er Huan Ear Ring
Er San Ear Three
Including Er Shang / Ear Upper, Er Zhong / Ear Middle, Er Xia
/Ear Lower
Zheng Jing Settle Quiet or Tranquil Peace
Ma Jin Shui ; Ma Kuai Shui
Water
Shui Jin ; Shui Tong

Horse Gold Water; Horse Fast

Water Metal; Water Through

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Bi Yi Nasal wing

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Zheng Hui Correct Meetings


Qian Hui Anterior Meeting
Hou Hui Posterior Meeting
Zhou Shui Prefecture Water
Gan Mao San Common Cold Three
Shuang He

Double River

Day Three:
How to Apply Master Tungs Acupuncture with Herbals in the Clinic
Opposite Needling
Treating Needles and Guiding Needles
Four Gates
Plus Two
Five Zang Channel treatments
8 Magic Point

Acupuncture/Herbal Diagnosis
Channel based by symptoms involved
Points focus on movement and transport and sedation
Ashi diagnosis through palpation of channels.
Herbs based on diagnosis of symptoms, tongue, pulse
You can have a separate TCM diagnosis for herbs, but choose what
you want to treat with herbs and what you want to treat with
acupuncture.

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Introduction
Dr. Chus Acupuncture protocol
Common Internal Medicine Problems:

Common Cold
Bronchitis
Edema of Lower Limbs
Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Insomnia
Hypertension
Diabetes mellitus
Herpes genitalia
Herpes zoster
Hyperlipidemia
Benign prostatic hypertrophy/Prostatitis
Prostate Cancer
Hepatitis
Gout
Obesity
Renal Calculi

Neuromusculoskeletal problems:

Bells Palsy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Tinnitis
Migraine Headaches
Frozen Shoulder
Sprains: Neck, Ankle, Wrist
Carpal Tunnel
Lumbago
Sciatica
Restless Leg syndrome
Peripheral neuropathy
Endocrine issues:

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Impotence
Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism

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Day Four
Allergies/Immune system problems:
Allergic Rhinitis
Eczema
Asthma
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Gynecological:
Fibroids
Menopausal Syndrome
Infertility
Breast Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Sample Treatment sessions
Questions and Answers

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