Acupuncture for the Spirit

Acupuncture patterns for spiritual evolution and energetic development

A wide awakening

Traditional Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been practised in China for thousands of years. Since then it has spread around the world to become possibly the largest and most accepted form of complimentary therapy.

It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as being able to treat a vast array of physical and mental problems.

However acupuncture as we know it in the West is actually far from traditional. In fact, most of the methods and protocols used today only date back as far as the 1960's and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Chairman Mao was at first sceptical over the efficacy of acupuncture, however when he was successfully treated himself, he re-evaluated his stance.

While as a communist he couldn't support the animist and shamanic practices in which acupuncture was entrenched, he could clearly see its benefits. He therefore set about to systematise and scientifically theorise Traditional Chinese Medicine, so that it would fit in with communist atheist dogma. He devised a highly effective system that was devoid of any notions of spiritual or esoteric matters.

This is still largely the acupuncture practised today.

However this is beginning to change. Modern scholars and practitioners are starting to re-translate and re-evaluate the old texts, seeking and finding new meaning, whilst also evolving and developing this ancient medicine.

Taoist Acupuncture

The Ancient Taoists held the view that everything in the universe was created out of one original energy called Yuan Qi. Because of this, all of creation was interconnected.

One of the main acupuncture texts of this time ‘The Ling Shu’ or ‘Spiritual Compass’, was quite literally a guidebook on how to help people reconnect to their souls and the Universe at large. Over the centuries, Chinese Medicine evolved to treat not only the spirit but also the physical body, but its roots will always be in asking the larger spiritual questions.

Many of the acupuncture point names used today, reflect these ancient times, including such colourful descriptions as ‘the windows to heaven’, the ‘ghost points’ and many others that refer to the many guises of the spirit. Taoist acupuncture utilises many of these points in order to help people re-align with their ‘original spirit’.

Alongside this, the Taoist approach takes into account the Chinese zodiac, the Chinese clock and the I Ching trigrams, in its formulation of acupuncture patterns.

Esoteric Acupuncture

Esoteric acupuncture was developed by Dr. Mikio Sankey in 1995 as a gateway to expanded healing and consciousness. Rather than seeking to treat particular ailments, Esoteric Acupuncture is de-signed to stimulate, enrich and expand the clients’ awareness.

Combining aspects of TCM, the Hindu chakra system, the Kabbalah and sacred geometry, Sankey has created a detailed system that allows the client to enter and explore various aspects of his/her inner mind. 

Esoteric Acupuncture is not merely another form of acupuncture treatment. Fine needles are inserted in particular geometric patterns with intention. This creates an energy field on the etheric body of the client that can stimulate various vibrational frequencies and therefore different layers of consciousness. The levels an individual may reach during an esoteric treatment depends largely on how much ‘inner plane’ work has been undertaken previously, and those who are able to quieten the mind will experience much greater depths. While it is not uncommon that the client may experience phenomenon such as ESP, astral travel or past life regression...

‘the emphasis of Esoteric Acupuncture is on spiritual awakening and centering all levels of the heart.’ Mikio Sankey.

Glastonbury Acupuncture 

At Glastonbury Acupuncture I use all three of these types of acupuncture either individually or in combination.

I have found the ‘traditional’ systematic approach to the meridian system, to be extremely effective in treating a myriad of physical and emotional issues, and use it on a daily basis.

However it was my interest in Taoism that first inspired me to study Chinese Medicine and I often include many Taoist Techniques in my treatment.

For me though, the most exciting, and the fastest growing, aspect of my practice is the ‘Esoteric Acupuncture’.

I have received great feedback, both from clients and from Mikio Sankey himself, who says that these New Encoding Patterns are even more effective when performed in ‘a place of power’, such as Glastonbury.

Many of the patterns have fantastical sounding names such as the ‘spirit path pattern’, the ‘soul journey pattern’, or the ‘heart chakra pattern’ and it is in my experience that they live up to their names.

It is also interesting that while they are designed to work on the finer etheric and astral levels they often treat problems on the denser physical body. Indeed, Dr. Sankey states that all illness originally starts on these finer frequencies before condensing down to becoming a physical ailment.

Prevention truly is better than cure.