Língshū (靈樞)

This is one of two texts, which comprise Nèijīng (內經). For most of the history of Chinese medicine, Língshū (靈) has been called “Zhēnjīng (針) — The Acupuncture Classic.” The opening chapters of Língshū (靈) introduce the jīngmài (經脈), including three different perspectives on the so-called ‘primary channels,’ and each of the three ‘secondary vessels’ — the  jīngjīn (經筋), the luò (絡), and the jīngbié (經別), which support the primary channels in preserving the vital flows of life. Together these jīngluò (經絡) provide the ‘organizing principles’ of acupuncture, and they are the fundamental conceptual framework of individual life throughout Nèijīng (內經).

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