“Windows of heaven.” Clinical use of the windows of heaven points
Being an eternal student of Chinese medicine over the last 30 years Yair Maimon was privileged to study with the best teachers all around the world. Dr. Maimon has a vast background in Chinese medicine: “5 Elements”, TCM, Stems and Branches, Japanese Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine, and studies of ancient texts. Including postgraduate specialization in: paediatrics, gynaecology and oncology. Dr. Maimon integrates complementary and western medicine in his own unique way. He formally headed the complementary medical units in leading Hospitals in Israel. He has developed a special insight in diagnosis and treatment of variety of psychological, autoimmune disorders and cancer, which is coming from a deep understanding of the application of Chinese medicine to ease suffering and promote healing. He had published several outstanding research articles relating to acupuncture and herbal medicine.
Current position: Head of the integrative cancer research – Tal center in Sheba Hospital. Head of the Israeli centre for research in complementary medicine (NPO) and leading “Refuot" integrative medical centre. Chairman of ICCM International congress of CM in Israel. He is lecturing worldwide and is devoted to treating patients.
“Windows of heaven.” Clinical use of the windows of heaven points.
Heaven (Tian 天) points are mentioned in Ling Shu, Chapter 21 (5 points)
Relating to the five regions of Heaven and chapter 2 the (10 points) which are now called the “windows of heaven”. These points are connected to the Divergent Channels which have a role in harmonizing interior/exterior and in balancing emotional load and conflicts.
A deeper understanding of these points gives us an insight into the inner alchemy and opens another level for clinical application of acupuncture. Applying treatments to the mental suffering, as well as, enhancing health and personal growth.
There is a close link between these points and the orifices of the head and face therefore by using them we can affect the perception and ability to see clearly, help in inner clarity and inner connection to the Shen.
Some examples of their indications:
1. Rebellious qi: shortness of breath (Lu-3), goiter (St-9)
2. Acute disorders related to orifices: for sudden deafness (Sj-16)
3. Balance between the head and the body: headaches, dizziness, blood pressure
4. The Shen and heaven: Connects a person to the celestial realm for guidance (heavenly realm)
This lecture will give an in depth understanding of heavenly points and their clinical usage.