Divergent Channels Jing Bie: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation


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By David Twicken
Trade paperback book
ISBN 9781848191891
224 pages

Rooted in the Su Wen and Ling Shu, Dr. Twicken’s book integrates Chinese and Taoist medical philosophy, theories, and principles to show that the divergent channels are an essential aspect of the clinical practice of acupuncture. He takes a step-by-step approach to assist practitioners in “working out” the channels, and shows how this versatile channel system can be used in any acupuncture treatment. Dr. Twicken also includes instruction of Five Shen Nei Dan inner meditation to help practitioners gain a more profound emotional and spiritual understanding.

About the Author:

David Twicken DOM, L.Ac., is a licensed practitioner and professor of Chinese medicine. He teaches Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Nei Dan, feng shui, and Chinese astrology. He has studied Chinese healing arts for 30 years and is the author of I Ching Acupuncture – The Balance Method and Eight Extraordinary Channels – Qi Jing Ba Mai, also published by Singing Dragon. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

Praise for Divergent Channels Jing Bie

“David Twicken presents a detailed description of the energy flows of the divergent channels and how to apply them in clinical practice. Twicken also presents a comprehensive ancient Taoist Nei Dan meditation to transform emotions into vitality and rejuvenating Qi… I highly recommend The Divergent Channels – Jing Bie: A Handbook for Clinical Practice and Five Shen Nei Dan Inner Meditation to healers of all traditions.”

-Taoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia, Founder of the Universal Healing Tao and Tao Garden, and author of Healing Light of the Tao, Taoist Cosmic Healing, Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao, and Chi Nei Tsang Chi Massage for the Vital Organs.

“I’ve had the great honor of learning directly under Dr. Twicken and the results of his treatment approaches, including divergent channel treatments, have been phenomenal. Patients have not only reported having significant improvement in chronic symptoms but also profound spiritual experience that I haven’t found with other treatment approaches.”

-Stephen Chee, M.D., Board Certified Family Physician and Faculty at two Chinese Medicine programs.

“In this text David Twicken, an experienced practitioner of both Chinese medicine and Taoist (Daoist) inner alchemy, offers readers both a working clinical model of divergent channels and a window into his own deep exploration of these topics.”

-Dr. Henry McCann, DAOM, L.Ac., author of Pricking the Vessels: Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine.

“This is my new favorite of Dr. Twicken’s many books displaying his masterful grasp of Taoist cycles, I Ching, and Chinese bio-psycho-spiritual medicine. It’s a brilliant summary of how divergent channels integrate the 14 major treatment strategies and nine needling methods.”

-Michael Winn, co-author of seven books with Mantak Chia, author of ten nei dan homestudy courses, and founder of Healing Tao University in North Carolina.

Additional information

Weight 1.05 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 1 in


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