FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 24 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Antalerico, Uzumaki, dbrit, pwm, 3DMAA
22977 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 2
cxt 2
Dereck 2
ergees 1
Marcus Charles 1
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
New Topics
2015 Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar: Finals bronzes stream
by ergees
07/19/15 05:40 PM
Leg Checks and Sweeps
by futsaowingchun
07/04/15 09:09 PM
Sup Gee Sao-10 character Hand
by futsaowingchun
07/04/15 09:06 PM
CSW Erik Paulson Chicago Area October 10, 2015
by Marcus Charles
07/04/15 05:25 PM
if you had only one tech to teach for self defence
by WesJones
01/28/15 09:20 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
Taekwondo loosing it's face/popularity
by
01/07/08 03:11 AM
Don't think aikido is effective self-defense
by
08/15/00 07:29 PM
Recent Posts
2015 Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar: Finals bronzes stream
by ergees
07/19/15 05:40 PM
if you had only one tech to teach for self defence
by Dereck
07/15/15 10:52 AM
Don't think aikido is effective self-defense
by cxt
07/09/15 08:54 PM
Taekwondo loosing it's face/popularity
by cxt
07/09/15 08:52 PM
Leg Checks and Sweeps
by futsaowingchun
07/04/15 09:09 PM
Sup Gee Sao-10 character Hand
by futsaowingchun
07/04/15 09:06 PM
Forum Stats
22977 Members
36 Forums
35620 Topics
432578 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#276450 - 08/02/06 12:08 AM fire, earth, water?
gman920520 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 08/01/06
Posts: 3
I still dont now what this things have to do with pressure points? how is a fire pressure point betterthan an earth or something like that.

Top
#276451 - 08/02/06 08:07 AM Re: fire, earth, water? [Re: gman920520]
underdog Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 1270
Loc: Mansfield, MA U.S.A.
It is a good question and the answer depends on who you ask. You'd get a very different answer from Gav. My studies are taking me away from traditional Chinese medicine explanations for things.

At any rate, one meridian is not BETTER than another. They are related. They run into each other anatomically. They are also related in something called a cycle of destruction. There is also a cycle of creation wherein you can rob energy from a point on a meridian by attacking it's mother meridian. There is also a daily cycle wherein different meridians most prominent for a few hours of each 24 hour cycle.

That is the abreviated answer to a rather complicated question. Any basic accupuncture book will be able to flesh out the details for you. Maybe individually, we'll be able to hit some of these cycles in topic threads but for right now, the topic is really very big.
_________________________
The older I get, the better I was!

Top
#276452 - 08/02/06 08:50 AM Re: fire, earth, water? [Re: underdog]
Gavin Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/11/05
Posts: 2267
Loc: Southend, Essex, UK
Underdog as usual hits the nail right on the head!

The 5 element theory in TCM was based upon the observations of the way the natural elements of the universe interact to form a whole. Each of the elements is dependant on it's neighbour in both the Constructive and Destructive cycles, along in my Shiatsu studies these are being referred to as the Nourishing and Controlling cycles (which in my opinion is a far more accurate translation based upon their functions). I done a post on 5 element theory basics a while back which describes the relationships of the elements here.

HTH.

Gav

PS. Kinda interesting reading back through the old threads and seeing how my perspective has changed. It's actually probably more in line with Kyushogits... shame he was a total twonk, he could probably have contributed quite a bit.
_________________________
Gavin King
www.SHIKON.COM
Follow me on twitter @taichigav

Top


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Ryukyu Art
Artifacts from the Ryukyu Kingdom missing since WWII. Visit www.ShisaLion.Org to view pictures

Best Stun Guns
Self Defense Products-stun guns, pepper spray, tasers and more

Surveillance 4U
Complete surveillance systems for covert operations or secure installation security

Asylum Images
Book presents photo tour of the Trans-Allegany Lunatic Asylum. A must if you're going to take a ghost tour!

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga