This talk was originally presented at the 2020 International Acupuncture Conference, Guangdong, P.R.China

This short talk is a brief overview of a complicated and often misdiagnosed clinical presentation, known as Xinbi (心痺) or Heart Block in the Huangdi Neijing. Here David White looks into four key components: defining xinbi within the Huangdi Neijing, associated paired and directional pathology, implications in clinical practice, and needling methodology. Included is a discussion on the four primary lines associated with Xinbi: 1. Central Accumulation, 2. Jueqi, 3. Yangming Surplus, and 4. Pulse Presentation. As this is a short talk of only 30 minutes or so, much of the content is foundational. This talk is a small insight into a much larger future seminar on all Bi based presentations in the Neijing.


David White

Director: Institute of Neijing Research

Dr. David White is a classical Chinese medicine practitioner from Sydney, Australia. His passion for classical medicine began at an early stage in his life through studies in martial arts and philosophy. Dr. White's approach to clinical practice is rare, his methodologies in diagnosis and treatment stem from the textual lineage of the Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經) and Yijingpai (醫經派) tradition. Dr. White founded the INR in 2012 and has been teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 20 years. 

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    1. Addressing Xinbi Video

About this course

  • Free
  • 2 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content