Lingshu Guanzhen

This seminar is an in-depth exploration of one of the most unique and foundational chapters of the entire Huangdi Neijing. Lingshu Guanzhen 靈樞官針 or Lingshu Chpater 7 is a pivotal treatise within the text that describes in clear detail the tools and techniques of Neijing classical acupuncture. It is both foundational as one cannot practice without it, and advanced as it provides a unique perspective of the pathological processes of the body. This seminar is designed for students or practitioners that are beginning their studies in Neijing medicine and can be learnt as a stand alone course or as part of the full program. As this is a theoretical seminar supplementary videos of techniques and needles will be added at a later date. In addition workshops provided by instructor David White will be made available in due time at various locations around the globe.
  • Introductory theory to the needling methodologies of the Huangdi Neijing Lingshu, including expansion and reinforcement of the importance of Shen 神 and Ji 機 in needling.

  • An exploration of the classical nine needles and how we can implement them and variations of them in modern day clinical practice.

  • An in-depth discussion on the Nine, Twelve, and Five needling techniques of the Lingshu Guanzhen with comparative discussion of Miùcì 繆刺 or misleading needling in order to establish concrete rationale for your clinical techniques.

  • 5 Videos

    This course is divided into five separate videos ranging from 45 minutes to 120 minutes each.

  • 1 PDF

    Once enrolled the.pdf notes are available for download.

  • Support and Certificates

    Once complete feel free to contact the INR for questions and your certificate.

About the Instructor

  • David  White

    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
    27 Techniques of the Guanzhen: Neijing Needling Techniques
    • Introductory Notes
    • LingShu GuanZhen Course Notes
  • 2
    Lingshu Guanzhen PART ONE
    • Introduction to Lingshu Guanzhen and Neijing Needling
  • 3
    Lingshu Guanzhen PART TWO
    • The Nine Needles
  • 4
    Lingshu Guanzhen PART THREE
    • The Nine Transformation Techniques
  • 5
    Lingshu Guanzhen PART FOUR
    • The Twelve Techniques for the Twelve Channels
  • 6
    Lingshu Guanzhen PART FIVE
    • The Five Directional Techniques and Guqi Induction
  • 7
    Guanzhen Needling Discussion and Demonstration
    • Guanzhen Demonstration